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Tandlianwala (تاندلیانوالہ) is a town in Punjab, Pakistan. It is located 48 km from the city of Faisalabad and 50 km from Okara. It is a sub-division of Faisalabad District and has a Tehsil municipal administration (TMA). [City District Government of Faisalabad] The population of the city was estimated to be 50,000 in 2010. It has three high schools and two colleges for boys and girls. There is a district hospital and a garden known as Bilal Shaheed Park. The park was named after Captain Bilal Shaheed of this city, who fought during the 1971 India-Pakistan war and was decorated with Sitara-e-Jurrat, a Pakistan Military award.
Before the independence of Pakistan the city was a food supply for villages and nearby areas. The old name of the city was Tandla Mandi (Tandla Market). In the center of the city there is a square.
There is also a grave of a famous saint, Pir Rustam Ali Shah, and Pir Qandhari Baba noor shah. There is the famous Saint Peer Syed Mir Ahmad Shah well known as Chiryanwali Sarkar his grave at Kacha Tandla Tandlianwala is prominent with its two Sugar Mills known as Channar Sugar Mills and Tandlianwala Sugar Mills.
The level of education is increasing day by day in Tandlianwala. There are two colleges in the city, one for boys and another for girls. Nowadays there are many private schools open along with many government schools. The most famous school of Tandlianwala is Edify Science Model High School, Govt. MC High School TWL and in private sector we can say Edify Science Model High School is on the leading side. Other schools are Govt. High School No.1 Tandlianwala, Dar-e-Arqam, etc.
Tandlianwala has a lot of sports like Cricket, Football and Volley Ball. The boys of Tandlianwala play cricket in evening at different places. Mostly at the ground of MC High School or the so-called Doonga Ground.
The town is also well known because of the high quality of sugarcane. It has two sugar mills and dozen of cotton factories, rice factories and flour mills. The city is traditionally known for pure Desi Ghee, though it is rare now.
The people of this city took an active part in the struggle for independence of Pakistan (Freedom Movement). The city was originally developed around a grain market. Its police station was established as early as 1905 and prior to that only a police checkpost existed.
Politically, it is the most important Tehsil of Faisalabad District. Mian Manzoor Wattoo, the former chief minister of Punjab was elected from this constituency in 1993, while he lost in his home constituency.
The name of the city comes from a herb "Tandla", which was grown in abundance.
Samundri is home to a major grain, Whole Corn & Sugar market. Mahi chowk is the main commercial market of the city. Other markets in the city include Ghala Mandi, Rail Bazar, Quaid-e-Azam Road (Samundri Road), etc.
Major banks in Tandlianwala:
- National Bank of Pakistan
- Bank of Punjab
- Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
- Habib Bank Limited
- Allied Bank Limited
- Urdu being the national language of Pakistan is universally spoken and understood, while English is also understood and spoken by educated people.