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Feb 27, 2013

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Origin of City Names of Pakistan - Part 2

Know the origin and meaning of name of your city and other cities of Pakistan. How Pakistani cities got their names, know in English and Urdu.

Every city has a very interesting history of getting its name. 

Read how the name of your city derived. Either it was named after its founder or after the family name of its native residents or its name was given on the name of a person to pay tribute. See the history of names of many cities of Pakistan.




Faisalabad

Sir Charles James Lyall, a Governor of Punjab during British rule, built this city and named it after his own name as Lyall Pur. It was renamed by Government of Pakistan as Faisalabad on the name of Saudi King Shah Faisal.
Faisalabad
Faisalabad

Rahim Yar Khan

This city was built on the name of a person of abbassi royal family, Nawab Rahim Yar Khan.
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan

Sahiwal

This city was of Sahi family so called as Sahiwal. English called this city, Mintgumri on the name of a British Governor of Punjab. President Ayub Khan once again gave its old name of Sahiwal in 1966.
Sahiwal
Sahiwal

Sialkot

Raja Salkot established this city in about 2000 B.C. It got name of Sialkot during British Government in Indo  Pak.
Sialkot
Sialkot

Gujranwala

Sanhi Jatt came here in 1365 and gave it name of Khan Pur. Later on, Gujjar came here from Amritsar and gave it name of Gujranwala.
Gujranwala
Gujranwala

Sheikhupura

Sheikhu was nick name of Noor ul Din Saleem Jahangir, son of King Akbar. This city was established on the name of Jahangir Sheikhu.
Sheikhupura

Bahawal Nagar

This city was also named on the name of Nawab Bahawal and in the past it was also part of Bahawalpur State.
Bahawalnagar
Bahawalnagar

Muzaffar Garh

Nawab Muzaffar Khan, Ruler of Multan built this city. Its name was Khan Garh until 1880. British gave it name of Muzaffar Garh.
Muzaffargarh
Muzaffargarh

Mianwali

This city was named on a Muslim Sufi Saint, Mian Ali. It was built in 16th century.
Mianwali
Mianwali

Jhang

This was a town of few huts in the beggining. Raja Sarja Sial set up its foundation so it was called as Jhuggi Sial which became Jhang Sial and now only Jhang.
Jhang
Jhang

Gujrat

Gujrat is also an historical city. Raja Bachan Pal founded this city in 460 B.C. This city existed in the time of Alexander the Great.
Gujrat
Gujrat

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1 comments:

  1. pano akil. Pano was the name of a girl and akil was the name of a boy. Akil khan dharejo. It was the foll story of sindhi culure. Due to this city got its name pano akil.

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