Arif Wala Tehsil

Pakistan Punjab, Pakistan Pakpattan District
Arifwala

عارِف والا
Tehsil
Arifwala
Location of Arif Wala Tehsil in Punjab, Pakistan
Location of Arif Wala Tehsil in Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates: 30°17′53″N 73°3′22″E / 30.29806°N 73.05611°E / 30.29806; 73.05611Coordinates: 30°17′53″N 73°3′22″E / 30.29806°N 73.05611°E / 30.29806; 73.05611
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DivisionSahiwal
DistrictPakpattan
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code0457

Arifwala (Urdu: عارِف والا‎), (Punjabi: عارفوالا ) is a Tehsil of Pakpattan District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] It is located to the southwest of Pakpattan.

History

In the nineteenth century, Arifwala was only a village named as Chak No. 61/EB. Later, it was called Arifwala because of a Sufi Saint, "Arif Baba", who stayed in the village. His Mazar can be seen in the graveyard near the Railway Station. In 1908, the Deputy Governor "Hurbert" founded the new city of Arifwala. The most significant castes residing in the area are Kamboh, Awan,Rehmani, Baloch, Jatt, Syed, Rajpoot Rath, Hotiyana, Chishti, joiya, Mohla, Gujja

  1. r, Arain, Raja, Kharal, Rai, Rana, Sukhera, and Doggars. In 1987, Arifwala was raised to the status of sub-division and in 1995 it was attached to district Pakpattan. Qabula is also a famous place near Arifwala. Mohla Rajput, Rath, Hotiyana and Chisti Castes are pre-dominant in the historical town. Mostly they are "Zamindaars". They mostly use "Khan", "Mian" , "Pir" as titles.Most of the Jatts and Arain Family migrated to India and have come to Arifwala.

Demography

Most of the population are farmers; about 75% of the population live in villages and only 25% live in the municipal urban area. But the trend is shifting with the increase of industrialization in the premises of Arifwala and people are moving to the urban area. Arifwala Tehsil covers an area of 295,146 acres (5 km2) with a population of about 720,000. The urban area covers 457 acres (1.82 km2) and the agriculture area covers 1274 acres (3.18 km²). Punjabi is the native spoken language but Urdu is also widely used.

Economy

Agriculture is important to the local economy, particularly the growing of cotton, grain, potato, wheat, maize, and rice exported all over Pakistan and around the world. The grain market of Arifwala is one of the biggest grain markets in Pakistan. But the advanced way of agriculture, which is called Tunnel Farming, is on peak. Now it is the big source of economy in this area. Farmers here grow different kinds of vegetables which are also exported all over Pakistan.

Industry

Industry of Arifwala city is primarily an Agro-based. The main industries include Beverage & Food processing units, Rice Mills, Cotton Ginning & Pressing, Flour Mills, Fertilizer companies, Vegetable Ghee & Cooking Oil, Poultry Feed, Seed Processing, and leather products.

Climate

The climate of Arifwala is extreme, reaching 45 °C in summer, and down to 05  °C in winter. The soil of the suburbs is very fertile.

Hospitals

Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (THQ) Al Rehman Medicare Children Hospital Haider Family Hospital Sabir Hospital Fiaz Hospital Al Raheem Surgical Hospital BHU 67 E.B ARIFWALA

Administration

The tehsil of Arifwala is administratively subdivided into 30 Union Councils; these are:[2]

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Petrol and Gas Stations

City Top Byco Petrol Pump

External links

https://www.facebook.com/Arifwala-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%81-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7-112422673845793/

References

  1. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Pakpattan". Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-21. Retrieved 2015-07-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)