Raiwind

Raiwind is a town in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is part of the Nishter Town subdivision of Lahore District.

Location:

It is located at Latitude of 31°15’16N and Longitude of 74°13’4E with an altitude of 203 metres. It lies about 40 kilometers from Lahore, the capital of the Punjab.

History:

The history of the town dates back to the pre-independence days before 1947. During British Rule, Raiwind was part of the tehsil of Lahore, and the town was a junction on the North-Western Railway, where the line from Delhi  via Bhatinda   joined that from Multan to Lahore.

Raiwind railway station

                                                                                                                      Raiwind railway station

Raiwind also houses one of the biggest railway track workshops of Pakistan. The city flourished in the early 1990s in Nawaz Sharif’s regime when an industrial zone was set up in the west of the city. Later Mr. Nawaz Sharif selected the vicinity of the town as his home, making it even more notable for the world outside.

In the first decade of the 21st century, the town gained more prominence when Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhary Pervez Elahi established Sunder Industrial Estate in the vicinity of the town, a few kilometres away from the town.

The Raiwind Power Plant

                                                                                                                               The Raiwind Power Plant

Literacy: 

The literacy rate of this city is also good. There are several educational institutions in this town. It contains several Govt and private schools and colleges.

Language:

Punjabi is the main language of Raiwind.

Ijtema:

Every year a Muslim religious convention is held here. This gathering lasts for 3 days and then groups of 10 to 15 people in a “Jamaat” (Muslim Group) are made to go around the world to preach the message of Allah. Hundreds of thousands of people attend this religious gathering yearly.

The central theme of the sermons of Ulema is that the success in this life and the hereafter lies in the Commandments of Almighty Allah and Ways of Hazrat Muhammad  ‘Sallulah o alahe wasalam’. For this purpose every person has to make efforts to enforce his faith in Almighty Allah. Maulana Tariq Jameel is a scholar who delivers lectures during this annual convention.

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                                                                                                                     Raiwind Markaz in Lahore

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