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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:

  1. National Bank of Pakistan
  2. Bank of Punjab
  3. Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
  4. Habib Bank Limited
  5. 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.

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135 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 12:37:20 -0800

Scores of van drivers travelling on routes from Faisalabad to Lahore, Okara, Tandlianwala, Jaranwala, Chiniot, Sammundri, Mamonkanjan, Kamalia, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang and other parts of the province went on strike on Friday against fines being imposed ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11:51:26 -0800

The Tandlianwala SHO said police suspected that Gulzar did not die by falling in the manhole but was murdered. PHOTO: STOCK IMAGE. FAISALABAD: Hundreds of residents staged a protest demonstration on Saturday against Tandlianwala town municipal ...
The Express Tribune
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:09:44 -0700

The blockade had ended after over two hours and the protesters dispersed on SSP (Operations) Sadiq Ali Dogar and SHO Tandlianwala City Ilyas Baig's arrival at the scene and assurance of prompt action against the robbers. The processions were stopped ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:18:45 -0800

FAISALABAD: A woman was killed and four others sustained injuries when a rival group opened fire in Tehsil Tandlianwala of Faisalabad, Geo News reported Wednesday. According to police, unknown gunmen belonging to a rival clan barged into a house ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:26:15 -0700

The protesters placed barriers and burnt tyres on Okara-Tandlianwala Road. They carried banners and placards carrying slogans against police. They shouted slogans against police and demanded that they immediately arrest the kidnappers. Muhammad ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:48:45 -0800

Addressing protesters at Tandlianwala subdivision, All Pakistan Hydro Labour Union Tandlianwala divisional chairman Waheedul Hasan Baloch said the assailants had not only attacked the SDO, but had also terrorised other Fesco workers at the office.
The Express Tribune
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Tajik said in 2006 Maryam Bibi, a resident of Tandlianwala, had gone to a bazaar with her daughters, Abida and Amina. He said a woman had snatched Amina from her elder sister while their mother was shopping. Tajik said several people had looked for ...
The Express Tribune
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:07:22 -0700

The demonstrators blocked Tandlianwala-Faisalabad Road near Canal Bungalow Bridge by burning tyres. Talking to journalists, Mehar Muhammad Ashraf, one of the protesting traders, claimed that the Tandlianwala Market Committee secretary was forcing ...

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