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The city of Lyallpur came into being in 1880.The city which now well known as a Manchester of Pakistan for its industrial activity, was nothing but desolate tract of land 100 years of age. Lyallpur Changed into Faisalabad: In 1977, the name of the city was changed to Faisalabad, after the name of the late king of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisal-bin-Abdul Aziz. In 1985, the city was upgraded as a division with the districts of Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba-Tek Singh.

 

 

Climate:The climate of Faisalabad is extreme with very little rainfall. the maximum temp in summer rises up to 48 o C and minimum temperature in winter goes down to 04 o C. the present average rainfall is 40 mm which is more then twice the average rainfall prevalent 40 years ago.

 

Population: The population of Faisalabad was 2152401 in 1951, which had jumped to 5429547 during 1998, an increase of 150% in 47 years showing in average increase of 3.2 % per annum. Faisalabad city, which had a population 9171 in 1901 jumped 179000 in 1951, had further jumped to 2009000 during 1998 census. The total increase in 47 years is 1000%, which is 21.3 % per annum.

 

Literacy Rate: literacy rate is 40 % which is much much less than the neighboring country of Asia like Sri Lanka whose literacy rate is 100 %. Due to this illiteracy we are unable to control our economy properly.

 

Environmental Pollution: Faisalabad is a city of factories and mills. Due to non-planning of city, these mills and factories are not located in a separate territory, but are present among the residential areas. Industrial waste and industrial effluent create environmental pollution which needs immediate control.

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