Brief History: Faisalabad (formerly called Lyallpur) is a major industrial city of Pakistan. It was established in 1880 by Capt Poham Young and Sir James Broadwood Lyall and the new town was named Lyallpur after surnames of Sir James B. Lyall. Faisalabad is also called “The Manchester of Asia” because of to its textile industry. Faisalabad has a strong industrial base including textiles, jewelry, and pharmaceuticals. The textile industry of Faisalabad has a major share of the textile export market of Pakistan. The famous University of Agriculture is also located in Faisalabad.
Faisalabad is a well planned city. Its design was based on the Union Jack, the flag of Great Britain, with eight bazaars originating from a large Clock Tower in the centre. If looked from the air even today, these bazaars depict the stripes of Union Jack.
In 1977, the name of the city and the District was changed to “Faisalabad” (City of Faisal), in honour of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. In 1985, the district was upgraded to a division.
Faisalabad has the honour that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah visited the city in 1943 and addressed a huge gathering of over 2 million people at Dhobi Ghat Ground.
Official Website of City District Government Faisalabad: http://faisalabad.gov.pk/
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Faisalabad M3 Motorway Interchange
The Faisalabad Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar). Faisalabad is a well planned city. Its design was based on the Union Jack, the flag of Great Britain, with eight bazaars originating from a large Clock Tower in the centre. If looked from the air even today, these bazaars depict the stripes of Union Jack. The Clock Tower was inaugurated in 1905.
Plaque at the Faisalabad Clock Tower
The Gumti (Water Fountain), Faisalabad. The Gumti (Water Fountain) is a monument in Faisalabad which was built during the early twentieth century and was a general meeting place of the city folk for local town meetings. Today the structure still exists and has been turned into a roundabout for traffic with the water fountain still working at the centre.
Jinnah Hall, Faisalabad
Faisalabad International Airport
Daewoo Bus Terminal, Faisalabad
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
The Chenab Club, Faisalabad
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Auditorium, Faisalabad
Civic Centre, Faisalabad. Photo by Tahir Iqbal.
Gatwala Wildlife Park, Faisalabad. Photo by Tahir iqbal.
Pahari Ground, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad
Dry Port Trust Building, Faisalabad
Sarena Hotel, Faisalabad
McDonald’s at Faisalabad
Silver Spoon Restaurant, Faisalabad
Agriculture University, Faisalabad. The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad has an old history. The Punjab Agricultural College and Research Institute, Lyallpur, was established in 1906 for higher agricultural education for the Punjab Province. It was upgraded and given the status of a university in 1961. The university is spread over a vast area of 1,950 acres. In 2011, the university completed 50 years of distinction in the sphere of agriculture and research. A “Golden Jubilee Ceremony” was held to commemorate this auspicious occasion.
Faisalabad University, Faisalabad
Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad
Hamdard University Faisalabad Campus. Hamdard University closed their campus in Faisalabad about 4 years ago. Now Hotel Garvaish operates in that building.
Majestic building of Garvaish Hotel Faisalabad
Tech Town, Canal Road, Faisalabad
FDA City, Faisalabad
Paradise Valley, Faisalabad
Zainab Masjid, Faisalabad. Photo by Muzaffar Bukhari.
Jamia Masjid Akbar, Faisalabad
Technical High School Masjid, Faisalabad
Batala Colony Masjid, Faisalabad
First Presbyterian Church, Railway Road, Faisalabad. Built in 1902.
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Faisalabad. It is the main church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Faisalabad. The cathedral was designed by an Italian architect and built in 1965 by the Italian Dominicans who were then running the diocese.
A Sikh Gurdawara at Faisalabad. Photo by Tahir Iqbal.
Under Construction School of Agriculture, Lyallpur 1900s
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