The City of Faisalabad

Shuffling a glorious history of Faisalabad spanning over 5 decades, dances upon us the dawdling transition of the city from being a deserted piece of land to a metropolis, becoming an exotic blend of industrial, cultural, agricultural business and educational activities of the region. The city of Faisalabad formerly known as Lyallpur, multicolored jewel of the lower Chenab, came into being in 1880s. The city that is now well known as "Manchester of Pakistan" for its extensive development of industrial activities was nothing but a desolate tract of land 100 years ago. The foundation of first ever-residential area was laid in 1895. During those days, the area across the river Chenab was called "Sandal Bar". Before the establishment of Lyallpur City the ancient residential area was called "Pakka Marri" now known as "Pakki Marri". The caravans used to stay at this place while traveling from Jhang to Lahore. The Britishers during their reign decided to convert this area into a city. In the beginning the small establishment was called "Chenab Canal Colony" which was later named "Lyallpur" after the name of the Governor of Punjab Lt. General Sir James B Lyall. In 1902, the population of the town exceeded 4,000. A considerable number of houses and shops to cater the ordinary needs of the population were built.
In 1904, the new district of Lyallpur was constituted and famous clock tower was completed in 1906. It was built on a wall, under the supervision of Ghulab Khan, who belonged to the same family who built Taj Mahal in Agra. By the time this tower was built, the eight bazaars were already operational. The map of Faisalabad is just the copy of British flag union jack designed by an architect Desmond Yong. The total area of 110 sq. acres was used to build eight bazaars & clock tower in a round shape. All these eight bazaars are connected with each other through another bazaar, which is called "Goal Bazaar". In 1916, the grain market saw its shops surging with customers. In the same year, the civil hospital was expanded. World War II, awakened the region politically.
In 1977, the name of city was changed to Faisalabad, after the name of the late King of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisal-bin-Abdul Aziz. At the present, Faisalabad is the 3rd largest city and the hub of textile production in Pakistan.
There is M-3 the most modern and developed motor way linking to Lahore in the east and Islamabad in the north. With the completion of recently announced Faisalabad-Karachi Motor way and extending the best leg of M3 to Sialkot, Faisalabad will emerge as the best technical rectangle of Pakistan ( Faisalabad-Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat), Faisalabad can become the most vibrant central industrial hub, “a Trading Gatway: for southern & Northern areas of the country, and safest alternate highway to Karachi in the south and Peshawar in the north.
there are more than 40 hospitals run by various government department for providing primary to specialized health care facilities to its citizens. These hospitals provide about 3300 beds facility for its patients. In addition, there are approximately 43 hospitals run by private welfare institutions with specialized health care and having approximately 1500 beds facility.
University of Sargodha Women Campus Faisalabad plays an admirable role in the educational & industrial growth of the city. University of Sargodha Women Campus has strong relations with the educational and industrial management of the city.Industrial domain of the city and University close liaison with the industry provides splendid job opportunities for the graduates of the Institute.