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Chishtian

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Chishtian
Chishtian Shareef
City
Shrine of Sufi saint Shaikh Khawaja Tajuddin Chishti
Chishtian is located in Pakistan
Chishtian
Chishtian
Location in 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
Province Punjab
District Bahawalnagar District
Tehsil Chishtian Tehsil
Elevation 511 ft (155 m)
Population (1998)[1]
 • Total 102.287
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) +6 (UTC)
Area code(s) 62350 (ZIP), 063(Landline)

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.

It was previously a sub-division of Bahawalpur Division, which was part of Bahawalpur State. It is also known as Chishtian Mandi due to its grain market, which is the economic hub of the city, and as Chishtian Shareef due to the presence of shrines of Sufi saints. There are several mills and factories located in city.

Education

Healthcare

A branch of the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre is based in Chishtian.[2]

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.[3]

References

  1. ^ "City population by sex, city and city type". United Nations Statistics Division. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre". Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Army called in to quell clashes in Multan, Chishtian". Dawn. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 2017-01-31.