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Muridke is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°48′07″N 74°15′18″E / 31.802°N 74.255°E / 31.802; 74.255
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 639,784
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Muridke (Punjabi, Urdu: مُرِيدكے‎), is a major commercial city and headquarters of Muridke Tehsil in Sheikhupura District in Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated near the city of Lahore, Pakistan at an elevation of 205 m (675 ft)[1] and is situated on the famous Grand Trunk Road and at the crossroads to Shaikhupura, Kala Shah kaku, Gujranwala, Narang Mandi and Narowal. The economic and social life of the city, which has three police stations and a railway station, mainly depends on Lahore.

In 2005 Muridke became the headquarters of the newly created Muridke Tehsil of Sheikhupura District.

Muridke contains the operational headquarters of the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.[2]

The place is also known to be the hometown of Iqbal Masih, a child who was enslaved in a factory but escaped and fought for the freedom of Pakistani children who were in the same situation.[3] He was only 12 years old when he was murdered. Even before his early death, he became an icon of freedom in Pakistan and abroad.


Coordinates: 31°48′07″N 74°15′18″E / 31.802°N 74.255°E / 31.802; 74.255