Pattoki

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پتّوكى
Flowers city
City
Pattoki
پتّوكى is located in Pakistan
پتّوكى
پتّوكى
Coordinates: 31°1′N 73°51′E / 31.017°N 73.850°E / 31.017; 73.850Coordinates: 31°1′N 73°51′E / 31.017°N 73.850°E / 31.017; 73.850
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Government
 • MNA Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan
 • MPA Ch Mehmood Anwar
Area
 • Total 280 km2 (110 sq mi)
Elevation 186 m (610 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total 1,134,236
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Zip code 55300
Calling 049
Website http://www.merapattoki.com

Pattoki (Urdu: پتّوكى‎) is a city in the Kasur District of the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] It is the headquarters of Pattoki Tehsil, the second biggest city of Kasur District by population, and an administrative subdivision of the district. It is located at 31°1'0N 73°50'60E with an altitude of 186 metres (610 ft).[2] It is the only city in Pakistan that has a big flower market, mainly for roses. It known as "The City of Flowers". It is also the birthplace of Muhammad Shahid Nazir (£1 Fish Man).

Location[edit]

Pattoki lies on the N-5 National Highway about 80 kilometres (50 mi) away from Lahore, the capital of Punjab Province. It is an important railway station between the Okara District and Lahore.

History[edit]

Pattoki is named after a caste of Hindus called Pattwaan. It is a Hindu-Sikh dominated town, famous for its cotton production, and was called "The Cotton Queen".[3] After the independence of Pakistan, the cotton industry became weak. The city is still a big trading center for a number of villages attached to it.

The Changa Manga forest is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) away from Pattoki, and the Ghehlan nurseries are 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) away. Pattoki green market is well known all over the Punjab.[citation needed] Pattoki was declared the "Queen of Flowers" by Queen Elizabeth because of its flower market which used to export flowers all over the world.

Food street[edit]

Pattoki has food streets in different areas, like shahrah Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal road, Old Mandi Bazar, Main Bazar, GT Road, kalma Chowk Purani Mandi "Mehar's shop". There are also many traditional food shops including Nawab Sweets and Bakers (since 1996), Raisham Sweets and Bakers, and The Best Sweets and Bakers. There are also local fast food restaurants including Pizza point, Cheezious , Taste and Tell , AFC And Lacasa Continental Hotel, Pizza Hut, Chicken Hutt, RFC, Lahori Murgh House, and Karmanwala Chargha House.

Bismillah Testi Point starter by a mute person due to which that point called as Goongoon k Samoosy (Mute Person Samosas), which is famous all over the Pakistan,

There is another food street on Abbas Road, but the shops there are only set up once a year on the Urs of "Hazrat Abass Ali Shah" from 6 September to 15 September.[clarification needed]

Religious places[edit]

There are many holy places of Muslims and Christians in Pattoki.

  • Jamia Masjid Minar-e-Raza, the biggest Madrassah in the city
  • Markizi Imam Bargah-e-Hussainia, Chunian Road
  • Imam Bargah-e-Drbar Hussaini (a.s) Ahmadd Nagar
  • Jamia Masjid Quba
  • Jamia Maajid Toheed Ahle Hadees
  • Jamia Masjid Al-Noor
  • Jamia Masjid Sulman Farsi R.A., Multan road, Najaf Colony
  • Darbar Shareef of Hazrat Syed Talib Hussain Gillani at gulshan subhan face 2 in city
  • Darbar Shareefof Hazrat Baba Abbas (R.H.)
  • Alsaints Catholic Church
  • FGA Church
  • Jamia Masjid Qudas Ahle Hadees Old Mandi
  • Jamia Masjid Anwar e Madina mega road Pattoki
  • Jamia Masjid Bilal Katchari Wali Fiasal colony

Education[edit]

  • Allam Iqbal Institute of Technology, Nawab city bypass
  • University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Ravi Campus)
  • Virtual university campus
  • Government College (Pattoki)
  • Government College for Women
  • Government Commerce College
  • Quaid-e-Azam College of Engineering and Technology
  • Punjab Group of Colleges, Pattoki
  • Superior Group Of Colleges
  • Oasis Group of Colleges
  • Government High School, Pattoki
  • Government Girls High School, Pattoki
  • Government Islamic High School, Pattoki
  • Government Girls High School Bhedian, Pattoki
  • The Educators School
  • American Lycetuff School
  • First Nation School
  • Muslim Model High School, Pattoki
  • Allied School Pattoki
  • Ali Public High School Ghumman Kalan
  • Dare-e-Arqam School Gulshan Subhan phase1
  • Pakistan Model High School, Pattoki
  • Bismillah Model High School, Pattoki
  • RedBox Computer Institute
  • Aspire college pattoki

Banks[edit]

Present day Pattoki[edit]

Pattoki was raised to the status of tehsil in the early 1990s. Before, most official business was carried out in Chunian. The total population of Pattoki, including urban and rural areas, is approximately 12 lakhs (1135,000). Tara Garh Chak No.44 is the largest village in the tehsil having a population of more than 50,000 and more than 10,000 registered voters. However, it is handicapped in many sectors including education, health and other civic facilities. The underground water of Pattoki is not safe to drink but the government provides pure water from Halla which is 20 kilometres (12 mi) away. Most of the area is irrigated by canal water because the local water is saline and unfit for agriculture.

Pattoki has become an industrial hub; there are approximately 200 industrial units. These are found on G.T Road, with companies such as Honda Cars, Nishat Group Textile Mills, BBJ Pipe Industries, Aqua Blue,Smart Computer Zone, Rafhan Bestfoods, Ashraf Cotton, Pattoki Sugar Mills, Nishat Thermal Power Plants 500 Megawatts, Baloki LNG Power Plant 1200 Megawatts, Ghazi Fabrics International, Wall's ice cream, Martin Dow, Haleeb foods, Shah Taj Textile Mills, Azguard9, Century Paper & Board Mills, and DIN Textile Mills. Pattoki has a large bamboo market including A-One Bamboo Store, Hafiz Bamboo Store and Mian Bamboo Store which export bamboo all over Pakistan, Afghanistan and China.

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