Faisalabad is the second most populous district in Punjab with a population of 3.55 million. During the 1970s, when many Pakistani cities were renamed to change names given after British Rulers to their original or native names or more acceptable names to local population like Montgomery was renamed to its old original name Sahiwal, Toba Tek Singh remained one of the very few cities to maintain its original name mainly because of reputation of Tek Singh. Chhina (202), It contains 342 villages, including Toba Tek Singh (population, 1,874), the headquarters, and Gojra (2,589), an important grain market on the Wazirabad-Khanewal branch of the North-Western Railway. Gondal (997), The maximum temperature in summer reaches up to 50°C (122°F). Lurka (2,288), Khokhar (3,371), There was a pond of water of "Sikh". Until divisions were abolished in the year 2000 it was part of Faisalabad Division. 212 people like this. Bandech (725), The eight roads developed into eight separate bazaars. Sahi (805), Khera (326), December, January and February are the coldest months. Sidhu (224), The boundaries of the tehsil were somewhat modified at the time of the formation of the new District of Faisalabad" The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. Waraich (3,443), Maan (437), Dhillon (1,147), These schools provide education to thousands of students in Faisalabad, you can see the list of 2325 schools in Faisalabad. The literacy rate of the district is close to 60%. Bajwa (3,868), It is the third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore. Primarily an agro-industrial district, Faisalabad contributes approximately $5billion to the national GDP through its textile exports. In 1880, a colonial officer called Captain Poham Young proposed a new town, with a design based on the Union Jack, with eight roads radiating from a large clock tower in the centre. In addition to classrooms, Humqadam-SCRP is bring a host of missing facilities to these schools like drinking water, electricity, libraries and boundary walls. The district spreads over an area of 5856 Square kilometers comprising of following six tehsils: The climate of the district touches two extremes. However, the public infrastructure is still grossly insufficient to cater to the growing demands of Pakistan's third largest metropolis. The conference left a great impact on political history of Pakistan and led to Land reforms taken place in Bhutto Era. Gill (3,865),  It became a separate district in 1982. Kahlon (3,037), Jauson (531), Toba Tek Singh District (Urdu: ضلع ٹوبہ ٹیک سنگھ) is a district of Faisalabad Division in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The town grew rapidly as people were invited with promises of land. In the East it touches Sheikhupura and in the South it is bounded by river Ravi, across which lies Okara. lyp.piascouts.org. Awan (2,085), Not Now. These 194 schools, chosen in coordination with the Punjab Government, are chosen based on a prioritisation criteria that considers Overcrowding, Multi-Grade Teaching, Shelterless schools and an emphasis on Girls Schools. Hanjra (805), According to the 1998 census of Pakistan the population was 905,580 of this, 720,601 were Muslim and 184,979 were non-Muslim, mainly Christian. In the East it touches Sheikhupura and in the South it is bounded by river Ravi, across which lies Okara. Chahal (444), The very first name of Faisalabad was Chenab Colony, then Sandalbar, then Lyallpur and currently is Faisalabad. This page was last modified on 1 January 2016, at 21:47. Lona (1,051), Major crops and fruits of district Faisalabad are wheat, sugarcane, rice, maize, citrus, guava and mangoes. Primarily an agro-industrial district, Faisalabad contributes approximately $5billion to … The construction of artificial canals allowed the surrounding areas to be irrigated. The total area of Faisalabad District is 5,856 km (2,261 sq mi) while the area controlled by the Faisalabad Development Au… Sandhu (3,659), During the British Raj, Toba Tek Singh had a small Sikh population, much of which migrated to India after the partition, while many Muslim refugees from modern-day India settled in the Toba Tek Singh District. In 1982 Toba Tek Singh, formerly a subdivision, was separated from Faisalabad District and became a separate district.. In winter, it may, at times falls below freezing point. However, only 43% of these facilities can be deemed hygienic, with less than 59% where a soap is available. Dhariwal (596), It became a separate district in 1982. Wattu (1,695). In addition to this, Humqadam-SCRP has also formed 180 Community Committees for School Infrastructure (CCSIs) to promote community involvement and ownership in, not just the construction process, but also infrastructure as a whole. Faisalabad was once part of ancient district of Jhang and Sandalbar, a 50 square kilometres part mainly consisted of thick forests and wild tribes. Nonari (858), A variety of vegetables are also grown in the district. Aulakh (876), Additionally, there is wide array of missing facilities at these public schools in Faisalabad District. In the East it touches Sheikhupura and in the South it is bounded by river Ravi, across which lies Okara. This page was last edited on 10 March 2017, at 04:47. Chadhar (3,428), May, June and July are the hottest months. Faisalabad District (Urdu: ضلع فیصل آباد ) is one of the districts of Punjab province, Pakistan.According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,029,547 of which almost 42% were in Faisalabad City. Create New Account. This high dropout rate can be linked to the poor state of public schools, and the incentive to work in the local textile industry to supplement family income. The district is currently subdivided into six tehsils:. Around 83% of Faisalabad's public schools have hand-washing facilities.  According to the 2008 estimate the population had risen to 1.39 million. The district is represented in the provincial assembly by seven elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies: Until the year 2000, when the Divisions of Pakistan were abolished, Toba Tek Singh and Jhang districts were part of Faisalabad Division (this included Faisalabad District. The summer season starts from April and continues till October. The education landscape of Faisalabad is no different. Seemingly, parents are more comfortable sending their girls to private institutions rather than public schools. The winter season, on the other hand, starts from November and continues till March. Haral (1,312), Most of the people who migrated there belonged to Lahore, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur districts. Spread across six densely-populated urban, suburban and rural tehsils, Faisalabad has been the site of many development projects in recent years. Kamoka (943), The Faisalabad district is surrounded on the North and West by Hafizabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts respectively. People from all over the Punjab (currently Indian and Pakistani Punjab) moved there as farmlands were allotted to them. The state of the existing 1,332 primary schools is indicative of the poor state of existing school infrastructure in Faisalabad District. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,029,547 of which almost 42% were in Faisalabad City. Existing classrooms are overcrowded and cramped, with more than 60 students in a classroom, further exacerbated by the government's enrolment drives to bring children into schools. Faisalabad is the second most populous district in Punjab with a population of 3.55 million. In District Faisalabad, Gross Enrolment Rate (GER) is 81 percent at primary level, 57% at secondary level and 1 percent at higher secondary level. Log In. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. The soil, which is very fertile in the east of the tehsil, becomes sandy towards the west. Faisalabad District (Urdu: ضلع فیصل آباد) is one of the districts of Punjab province, Pakistan. This statistic depicts that the drop-out rate increases with a rise in education level. The tract from Shahdara to Shorkot, Sangla Hill to Toba Tek Singh, was traditionally called Sandalbar. See more of Faisalabad District on Facebook. As a result, every 6th child in District Faisalabad is out of school. Khichi (2,219), Faisalabad was once part of ancient district of Jhang and Sandalbar, a 50 square kilometres part mainly consisted of thick forests and wild tribes. Vahniwal (782), Waseer (1,661), Wahla (1,215), Toba Tek Singh District (Urdu: ضلع ٹوبہ ٹیک سنگھ ) is a district of Faisalabad Division in the Punjab province of Pakistan.It is located between 30°33' to 31°2' Degree north latitudes and 72°08' to 72°48' Degree longitudes. The district spreads over an area of 5856 Square kilometers comprising of following six tehsils: It is located between 30°33' to 31°2' Degree north latitudes and 72°08' to 72°48' Degree longitudes. Wasli (67), The extreme burden on the educational infrastructure results in gross inequality in educational development across the district. Khinge (506), Get Directions +92 41 9200786. or. Approximately 9% of the children of primary school age remain out of school. It was formerly known as Lyallpur. Hundal (495), It is the third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.. According to 1911 census, the following were the principal Muslim Jat clans in Faisalabad District: Ahir (580), Major towns in Toba Tek Singh District are: Coordinates: 30°58′N 72°29′E / 30.967°N 72.483°E / 30.967; 72.483. Atwal (1,849), The land revenue and cesses in 1905-6 amounted to 470,000. About See All. Kharal (4,985), :1, The city and district is named after a Sikh religious figure Tek Singh. The tract from Shahdara to Shorkot, Sangla Hill to Toba Tek Singh, was traditionally called Sandalbar. 104 check-ins. The situation at private schools, however, is different where enrolment of girl students is higher than boys. Rajoke (981), Sipra (1,943), Sial (5,464), Cheema (629), The Imperial Gazetteer of India described the tehsil of Toba Tek Singh as follows: Tehsil of the new Faisalabad District, Punjab, lying between 30°50' and 31°23' N. and 72° 20' and 72°54' E., with an area of 865 square miles (2,240 km2). Community See All. Janjua (509), Historically one of the first planned cities within British India, it has long since developed into a cosmopolitan metropolis. The city of Faisalabad is the capital. This page was last changed on 21 April 2014, at 14:05. Kaliar (312), Chatha (967), Chhaj (510), Toba Tek Singh is located in central Punjab and occupies 3252 square kilometers and is made up of large areas of lowlands that flood frequently during the rainy season; the floods originate from the Ravi River that runs along the southern and southeastern borders. Contact Faisalabad District on Messenger . As of 2006 it is a city district consisting of the city of Faisalabad. Faisalabad was restructured into city district status; a devolution promulgated by the 2001 local government ordinance (LGO). Toba Tek Singh was developed by the British toward the end of the 19th Century when a canal system was built. , According to the 1998 census, Punjabi was the predominant first language, accounting for 98.9% of the district's population. :19, Toba Tek Singh District is ranked fifth highest Human Development Index among 94 districts in Pakistan. The census report has "mother tongue", defined as the language of communication between parents and children. The soil is fertile but some areas are affected by salinity and water logging. The Faisalabad district is surrounded on the North and West by Hafizabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh districts respectively. Legend has it that Mr. Singh a kind-hearted man served water and provided shelter to the worn out and thirsty travelers passing by a small pond ("TOBA" in Punjabi) which eventually was called Toba Tek Singh, and the surrounding settlement acquired the same name. The literacy rate falls significantly when we look at the rural populations of the districtârural literacy rate is 16% lower than the urban rate.