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Banks
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Education
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5. Culture
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Pattoki today
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A city of saints
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History
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Pattoki

Banks

Considering the ever-growing needs of trade many banks are operating in Pattoki. They include;

  • Bank Alflah
  • The Bank Of Punjab
  • Habib Bank Ltd.
  • Muslim Commercial Bank
  • National Bank
  • United Bank Ltd.
  • Allied Bank Ltd.
  • bank al islami

Education

Pattoki is having a higher literacy rate when it is compared with other towns of the country. It is made possible due to its prolific educational institutions. They include:

  • Government College, Pattoki
  • Government College For Women, Pattoki
  • Government College Of Commerce, Pattoki
  • Government Vocational Institute, Pattoki
  • Government High School, Pattoki
  • Government Girls High School, Pattoki
  • Government Girls High School Bhedian, Pattoki
  • Government Islamia High School, Pattoki
  • Government Middle School Bhedian, Pattoki
  • Government Elementry School Purani Mandi, Pattoki
  • Muslim Model High School, Pattoki
  • Mohammadan Model High School (updated)
  • First Nation School, Pattoki
  • The Educators, Sir Syed Campus, Pattoki
  • Paragon Public High School, Pattoki
  • The Knowledge School, Pattoki Campus
  • Daar-e-Arqam, Pattoki
  • Al Faisal ideal High School Pattoki
  • Al Faisal College Of Computer Sciences Pattoki
  • Wazir Model School Pattoki

5. Culture

The culture of Pattoki is multifaceted. It is highly influenced by the village people,who constitute a big part of the population. The commercial area of Pattoki is dominated by the Sheikhs, who control most of the business of the city. People take an active part in all the religious festivals. There is always a lot activity on Eid, Ramadan, Moharram etc. The city of Pattoki is divided into three Union Councils. Union Council number 1 contains one the best residential areas of the town like Abbas Park,Ahmad Nagar (Muhammad anees khan mayo adocate) Faisal Colony, Asif Colony,Badar Colony, Eid Gah, Gulshan-e-Subhan, Tahir Colony and Bhedian. It also houses the buildings of Tehsil Administration and the Civil Courts. While the Union Council number 2 is the commercial area of the town. The Union Council III is known as Purani Mandi or Old Market.

Pattoki today

Pattoki was raised to the status of Tehsil in early 1990s. Before it most of the official works were carried in Chunian. The total population of Pattoki, including urban and rural areas is approximately 6.34 lakh (634,000). However it is handicapped in so many sectors i.e. education, health and other civic facilities.The underground water of pattoki are not good for drinking but government provided pure water supply for pattoki people from Halla at a distance of 20 km away. Most of the area is irrigated by canal water because sub soil water is saline and unfit for agriculture. In the present era, it has become an industrial hub, there are approximately 200 industrial units and these are established at G.T Road, with companies such as Rafhan Bestfoods, Pattoki Sugar Mills, Wall’s ice cream, Martin Dow, Haleeb, Century Paper & Board Mills.

A city of saints

Pattoki is famous for its saints, called Sufies. Baba Abbas Ali Shah is the most famous of all. Throughout his life he spoke of love for both man & animals. He kept a pack of dog which demonstrated his love for animals. He propagarted the message of love till his death. A tradition goes that he also told the day & time of his death to his deciples. A huge Urs(fair) takes place on his shrine every year on 6th of September.Shair Shah Wali, Baba Daang Shah, La’lan Kay Laal, Baba Talib and Baba Ismaeel are others.Peer Sayed Mazher Hussain Shah and his Father Peer Sayed Karam Shah were also very famous in Bughayana and Bhai Pheru (Phool Nager).Many miracles of Peer Sayed Mazher Shah are well known.

History

Pattoki is named after a caste of the Hindus called Pattwaan. It was a Hindu-Sikh dominated town, famous for its cotton production and was called The Cotton Queen. After partition the cotton industry became sick. This city is still a big trade centre for a number of villages attached to it. The Changa Manga forest is also 10 kilometres away from Pattoki. Ghehlan nurseries are also 1 kilometre away from Pattoki.Pattoki green market is famous all over the Punjab.

Pattoki

Pattoki is a famous town of Kasur District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] It is the headquarters of Pattoki Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district, and is located at 31°1’0N 73°50’60E with an altitude of 186 metres (613 feet).[2]
It is a typical Punjabi rural market town in the suburbs of Lahore known for growing flowers. The town has one of the biggest clusters of flower, fruit and decorative plant nurseries in the country. Those who drive on the National Highway between Lahore and Sahiwal are familiar with over 5 kilometres of lush greenery and the fragrant stretch of nurseries on either side of the road on the edge of the town.

Pattoki is a famous town of Kasur District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.It is the headquarters of Pattoki Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district, and is located at 31°1’0N 73°50’60E with an altitude of 186 metres (613 feet).

It is a typical Punjabi rural market town in the suburbs of Lahore known for growing flowers. The town has one of the biggest clusters of flower, fruit and decorative plant nurseries in the country. Those who drive on the National Highway between Lahore and Sahiwal are familiar with over 5 kilometres of lush greenery and the fragrant stretch of nurseries on either side of the road on the edge of the town.

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