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Chishtian

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Chishtian

چشتیاں‬

Chishtian Shareef
City
Shrine of Sufi saint Shaikh Khawaja Tajuddin Chishti
Municipal Committee Chishtian
Municipal Committee logo
Chishtian is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Chishtian
Chishtian
Location in Pakistan
Chishtian is located in Pakistan
Chishtian
Chishtian
Chishtian (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 29°48′N 72°50′E / 29.800°N 72.833°E / 29.800; 72.833Coordinates: 29°48′N 72°50′E / 29.800°N 72.833°E / 29.800; 72.833
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DistrictBahawalnagar
TehsilChishtian
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Committee
 • ChairmanAbdul Razaq Rammay
 • Vice ChairmanMalik Muhammad Nasir
Elevation
511 ft (155 m)
Population
 • Total149,939
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)+6
Area code(s)62350 (ZIP), 063(Landline)
WebsiteMUNICIPAL COMMITTEE CHISHTIAN

Chishtian (Urdu: چشتیاں‎) is a city in Bahawalnagar district in Punjab Province, Pakistan. For administrative purposes, it is a part of the similarly-named Chishtian Tehsil.

Education

Healthcare

A branch of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is based in Chishtian.[3]

Religion

Shrine of Khawaja Noor Muhammad Maharvi in the old area of Chishtian

The city experienced armed sectarian violence in 2013 between Sunni and Shia Muslims. The local authorities called in the Pakistan Army to bring order to the situation, which may have been a reaction to similar violence in Rawalpindi on the preceding day.[4]

References

  1. ^ "MUNICIPAL COMMITTEE CHISHTIAN". Local Government Punjab. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD DETAIL FROM BLOCK TO DISTRICT LEVEL: PUNJAB (BAHAWALNAGAR DISTRICT)" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre". Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Army called in to quell clashes in Multan, Chishtian". Dawn. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2017.