Khanewal District

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ضِلع خانیوال
Khanewal District
Location of Khanewal District (highlighted in orange) in Punjab
Location of Khanewal District (highlighted in orange) in Punjab
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarters Khanewal
 • District Coordination Officer Khalid Mahmood Sheikh
 • Total 4,349 km2 (1,679 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 2,068,490
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4

Khanewal District (Urdu: ضِلع خانیوال‎) is a district of Punjab province of Pakistan. Its capital is Khanewal city. It is most widely known for being the host city to the second-largest railway station in the country. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 2,068,490, of which 17.42% were urban.[1]


The district of Khanewal is spread over an area of 4,349 square kilometres (1,679 sq mi) and comprises 4 tehsils:[2]

Other Towns include Abdul Hakeem Cantt., Kot Islam, Moza Daramahram,Chah Qasim Wala,Chah Raja Wala,Chah 44/10-R Jatt Tandain wala, Pirowal


The district of Khanewal was created in 1985 by taking two tehsils from Multan District: Kabirwala and Mian Channu.


Its boundaries meet the districts of Jhang and Toba Tek Singh on the north, Sahiwal on the east, Vehari on south and with Multan on the west.Underground water resources are generally adequate throughout the district. The subsoil water is sweet and suitable for industrial purposes. There is no mentionable nullah available in the district. However, effluent of industry can be disposed of in the rivers, namely Chenab and Ravi, after pretreatment, with permission from the Irrigation and Power Department, Government of the Punjab. There are 26 telephone exchanges operating in the district (ranging in capacity from 200 lines to 7200 lines). Cellular phone services are also available. The area has 20 national bank branches, 24 post offices, 7 textile mills, 1 sugar mill, 71 cotton gin factories, 17 police stations on 1,058,641 acres (4,284 km2).

Languages & Demography[edit]

As per national census of 1998, Punjabi is the main language of Khanewal district spoken by 1.68 Million people which accounts for 81% of total population of 2.06 Million(mostly spoken in northern, central and eastern parts of district).[3][4][5] Saraiki is spoken by only 0.11 Million people (6%) of the district population (spoken in the south). Raangri is also the mother tongue of the Muhajir community that migrated from india to Pakistan in 1947. Urdu, the national language, is spoken widely, while English spoken by an educated elite. Another language is Pashto, spoken by a few Afghan refugees.

Present main families are Niazi Afghans, Syed,Sial,maitla & Haraj in kabirwala tehsil, Bodla,maitla & Vain, Gill in Tehsil Mian Chanuu,Rajpoot Dhudhi, Rajput, Daha, Maitla, Kamboh, Cheema, Paracha, Hiraj and Jandran in Tehsil Khanewal and Wahla, Maitla & Rao Sadaqat families in Tehsil Jahanian.


The climate of the District is Hot & Dry.The summer Season start in April and continues till October. May, June and July are Hottest months.

Notable people[edit]


  1. The Educator Group of Colleges Kanewal Campus
  2. Nau Nehall Public Middle School Mushtaq Colony Khanewal
  3. Superior Science School Jahanian
  4. Govt Boys degree college
  5. Govt Women degree college
  6. Govt Commercial college
  7. Govt Model High School (Boys)
  8. Govt Puplic High School (Boys)
  9. Govt Islamia High School
  10. Govt Girls Model High School
  11. Superior Science College
  12. Punjab Group Of Colleges
  13. The City School, Khanewal Campus
  14. Khanewal Public School & College Khanewal
  15. Shaheen Cadet Secondary School Khanewal
  16. The Hawk School And Colleges
  17. Quaid-e-Azam institute of Technology khanewal
  18. Ghazi Computer Academy and Online Earning Training Centre, Khanewal
  19. Dar-e-Arqam school khanewal campus
  20. Al-Hilal Institute Of Online Quran Education Khanewal'


Coordinates: 30°18′36″N 71°49′12″E / 30.31000°N 71.82000°E / 30.31000; 71.82000