The district was formerly part of Sheikhupura District. It was created in 2005 as a new district - this led to five days of protests in the town of Khanqah Dogran, whose residents opposed inclusion in the new district, in which a mob burnt down a police station
The area around Nankana Sahib was formerly a tehsil of Sheikhupura District. In May 2005, the Punjab Government decided to raise up the status of Nankana Sahib to that of a District. as a way of promoting development in the area.
Nankana Sahib District is administratively subdivided into three tehsils these are:
* Nankana Sahib
* Sangla Hill
On 01-12-2008 Safdarabad was reattached to Sheikhupura District
Former chief minister of the Punjab, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, raised Nankana Sahib from the level of sub district to district in May 2005. Comprising the subdivisions of Safdarabad (formerly Mandi Dhaban Singh), Sangla Hill and Shahkot, the new district has two National Assembly seats of its own and shares three with Sheikhupura.
Nankana Sahib, the capital of the district, is famous as the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. It is the most sacred Sikh religious site in the world and attracts some 25,000 Sikh pilgrims each year.
The district is also the site for some ambitious development plans including new facilities for visiting pilgrims, a modern hospital and a road link to the Lahore-Faisalabad dual carriageway. Additionally, the Pakistani and Indian governments have announced plans to launch a bus service between Nankana Sahib and Amritsar in Indian Punjab. As it is a newly carved district, its statistics are not yet available.
it is new model area on moter way nankana sahib.the most people of this village are Gujjer.
It is the most Famous and most beutiful village of Nankana Sahib.It is Full of Greenary and Guava's gardens.It is administrated by Rai Muhammad Aamir Riaz Kharal This village has been declared as the most beautiful well developed village by'SOS.The International Society of Town's Ranking if you come to Nankana Sahib and dont visit Walgon Sattar then keep in mind your visit is not complete yet.
Chak 369/G.B. It is situated in Nankana Sahib tehsil.It was founded by Rao Nazir Muhammad Khan in 1901. At the time of partition it was the only Muslim majority village in that area.
Youngsonabad, is a small village in Nankana Sahib District. It is located between Nankana Sahib and Shahkot. This village is named after a western missionary Dr. J. W. Youngson. Majority of the villagers are Pakistani Christians. Dr. Youngson was originally from Scotland. Younsonabad was founded in 1898.
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It is located between Nankana and Mananwala road, this village is named by Sadat family leader Syed Barkat Ali Naqvi, Inspector General Punjab jail.
Bucheki The village Bucheki on Lahore-Jaranwala road is very well known. It is 15 kilometer southwest of Nankana Sahib Railway station. The thing that makes Bucheki famous is its very well established grain market. The grain market is in full swing during the harvesting seasons of wheat (May – June) and rice (October – November). This is the time when one can see large crowds in the town and a lot of trucks loaded with the crops some coming in and some going out. The town has a main bazaar which has most of merchants located on both sides starting from book stores to jewelry shops. It also has the famous “Nala Daik” passing right through the middle. Gurudwara Patshahi Fifth at Buccheki Distt Sheikhpura The village Bucheki on Lahore-Jaranwala road is very well known. It is 15 kilometer southwest of Nankana Sahib Railway station. The Gurdwara of Sat Gur Arjun Dev Ji is situated in this village. Guru Arjun Dev Ji came to this place from Nankana Sahib. The Gurdwara with a dome is beautifully built. There is a langar hall and an inn for the stay of pilgrims. The building is strong and beautiful even now.