Qila Didar Singh

Qalla Didar Singh is a town of Gujranwala District, Punjab, Pakistan.  In 2007, Qalla Didar Singh was administratively upgraded to City Town, one of four in the Gujranwala District.


The origin of the name of the town is related to a Sikh land owner called Didar Singh.


It is located at Latitude of 32°8′ N and Longitude of 74°1′ E. It is in the west of Gujranwala city which is the district capital. Qila Didar Singh lies on the Gujranwala-Hafizabad Road, 17 km west of Gujranwala.


Most people from Qalla Didar Singh are labourers, government employees, and factory workers. There has been considerable migration from the area to other countries. Residents of Qila Didar Singh are not farmers but people living in villages around Qila Didar Singh earn their living from rice and wheat fields.

Road Qila Didar Singh.

                                                                                                                    Road Qila Didar Singh.


Its population was estimated to be 54,849 in 2005.


When Didar Singh was married, his father gave him the lands surrounding the part of Qila Didar Singh that is currently known as “Old or Inside part of Qila”. The name Qila implies a fort; this name originates in the fact that Didar Singh’s family had a very large and tall mansion, which was surrounded by smaller houses. Because there was a wall surrounding the whole town with several gates, the town had the appearance of a fort.

In 1857, British troops during chase of the rebels, arrived at the Qila and surrounded it, believing it to be a fort. Representatives of the town people however managed to convince the troops that the town was not in fact a fortification.

Rice Market:

The town’s rice market is one of the largest in the Punjab.


Affiliated with the University of the Punjab, there are two colleges in town, one each for boys and girls, which offer BAand BSc degrees. Qila Didar Singh is centre of education and shopping for nearby villages.


Due to fertile soil of the surrounding area, the economic backbone of Qila Didar Singh is agriculture; the main cash crops being rice in the summer and wheat in winter.

Madressa Muhammadia qila didar singh

                                                                                                                             Madressa Muhammadia Qila Didar Singh

Jamia Muhammadia

                                                                                                                              Madressa Muhammadia Qila Didar Singh