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.