Khanewal

Khanewal is district in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It most widely known for being the host city to the second largest Train Station in Pakistan. The largest Train Station in Lahore, which is the capital of Punjab. It is also the home town of two Pakistan's national cricket team's players: Shabbir Ahmed and Iftikhar Anjum.

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 2,068,490 of which 17.42% were urban.

History

The district of Khanewal was created in 1985 out of the two tehsils of Multan District, namely Kabirwala and Mian Channu. Its boundaries meet the districts of Jhang and Toba Tek Singh on the North, Sahiwal on the East, Vehari District on South and with Multan on the West.

Administration

The district of Khanewal is spread over an area of 4,349 square kilometres and comprises four tehsils:

* Kabirwala
* Khanewal
* Jahanian
* Mian Channu

Geography

Underground water resources are generally adequate throughout the district. The subsoil water is sweet throughout the district 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 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 in the district.

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