Jugtain and Faisalabadies are just made for each other. Due to their witty nature, people of Faisalabad and their Jugtain are famous not only in Pakistan only but all around the world. Having only one friend in your class from Faisalabad, it is guaranteed that you will never feel bored in your class. But this is only the half picture, the soil of Faisalabad is so fertile that it has a lot more to offer apart from Jugtain only. Here is a list of things for which Faisalabadies are famous for but not many people are aware of it.
1- It Has Produced Some of the Finest Singers
Names of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan alone are good enough to make Faisalabad the proudest city in the subcontinent.
2- It Has Produced More Olympians Than Any Other City
There was a time when Pakistan was ruling the world of Hockey, 9 out of 11 players were from Faisalabad. A small town near Faisalabad called Jogra AKA Olympic Village has produced more than 50 Olympians who represented Pakistan in sports like Hockey, Kabaddi, and VolleyBall.
3- Pakistan’s Largest University is Also In Faisalabad
Agricultural University is among the largest universities in the world as far as the total area of the university is concerned. Ayub Research, an agricultural research organization has done a tremendous job in the field of agriculture.
4- Clock Tower Of Faisalabad
Clock Tower of Faisalabad (Image Source: Pinterest)
Locally known as Ghanta Ghar, its the signature building of Faisalabad. Though a lot of cities of Pakistan has clock towers, no one is as famous as Faisalabad’s Ghanta Ghar.
5- Faisalabad, The Manchester of Pakistan
Being the Textile hub of Pakistan, Faisalabad is also known as the Manchester of Pakistan. There are 1000s of small and large textile unit in the city.
6- Faisalabad and the Freedom Fighters
Even before the partitions, Faisalabad has produced freedom fighters like Baghat Singh and Dulla Bhatti.
7- Faisalabad’s Contributions For Islam
Sufi Barkhat Ali who died in 1997 and buried in Faisalabad founded an organization in the city named as Dar-Ul-Ehsan. This Nonprofitable organization has one of the largest collection of Qurans in the world.
8- Iqbal Stadium Of Faisalabad
The very first Quater Final in the history of Cricket World Cup was also played at the Iqbal Stadium of Faisalabad. This stadium has witnessed some greatest test matches of Pakistan.
9- Politicians From Faisalabad
Politicians like Talal Chudary, Abid Sher Ali, Wasi Zafar, Rana Sanullah are also from Faisalabad. Well, let’s stop this topic right here.
10- Faisalabad, One of The Most Peaceful City in Pakistan
Above all, Faisalabad is one of the most secure and peaceful cities in the entire country. There is hardly any law and order issue in the city. Faisalabadies are known for their hospitality and they are full of life people.