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Chichawatni is a historic site in Pakistan . It is unique as it is a small town about 45km from Sahiwal. It is situated very conveniently on the famous Grand Trunk Road, otherwise known as the "G.T. Road" and has an attractive railway station. With all the facilities of a large city in a small town, Chichawatni is a thriving town with very good economic growth. It is famous for its crops of wheat, cotton, sugar cane and ice cream parlours. This small and attractive Pakistani town lies approximately 20km from the ancient Upper Indus site of Harappa and an excellent stop-over for Tourists interested in traditional crafts and mouth-watering, delicious Pakistani cuisine. Serving many local villages, this humble but highly industrious agricultural town also boasts several colleges and institutions for higher education reflecting the town's acute emphasis on education. Towns people come from many different backgrounds, from poor farmers to aristocratic Zamindars (landowners) usually of upper caste Gujjar, Rajput and Jat stock.

Local administrators, otherwise known as "Zaildars" and "Safedposh" or "white-robed nobles", form the political elite of the town and may also be found as civil servants in most local government offices. During the India-Pakistan Partition in 1947, many aristocratic Muslim families fled from Punjabi towns like Firozpur in India and settled in towns like Chichawatni. Local Gujjar aristocrats in Chichawatni, originally from Firozpur, are quite happy to show Tourists photos of the splendid Palaces and gardens vacated by them during the unfortunate events of the India-Pakistan Partition.

Chaudhry Khawaj Ahmed laid the foundation of the first girls school in Chichawatni. Chichawatni also accommodates a large Christian community, usually drawn from the very poorest sections of society. The Christians are a respected, hard-working and gentle community in an otherwise overwhelmingly Muslim town. Attitudes towards Christians have been inflamed by the short-lived increase of fundamentalist rhetoric in certain Mosques but overall this negative rhetoric has been mellowed by the sheer volume of important Sufi Shrines, whose calming and uplifting spiritual influence still pervades the town and the many local villages it serves.

Syed Mir Family of Chichawatni

The are so many famous families in this are and Syed Mir Family is one of the most famous and influential families. The fore father of the family
Mir Syed Muhammad Nazeer Esq. selected Chak No.34-12/L for his residence where he had purchased a lot of agricultural land. He had three sons named
Mir Syed Muhammad Ismail Esq.,
Mir Syed Riaz-ud-Din Esq,
Mir Syed Fayyazud-Din Esq
Mir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Ahmed Esq.
Some more dignities of the family are
Mir Syed Ghias-ud-Din Late,
Mir Syed Moghees-ud-Din,F/O Syed Mir Rameez Ahmed Tehsil President Pakistan tehreek-e-insaaf Chichawatni 
Mir Syed Moiz-ud-Din,
Mir Syed Raza-ud-Din,Union Nazim since Last 8 years Very famous personaility in tehsil chichawatni and ex director divisional Health Care
Mir Syed Ameen-ud-Din,
Mir Syed Shams-ud-Din,
Mir Syed Zaheer-ud-Din etc
Mir Syed Faisal Head warid tele com
Mir Syed Mooed Ahmed producer Dunya tv and working with najam sethi

LOCATIONS TO VISIT WHILST IN CHICHAWATNI

Whilst visiting Chichawatni ideal visit to Sadar market is necessary to stock up on household goods ranging from Food down to clothes.Very lively atmosphere that will leave you with a bunch of good memories and maybe a bargain or too.

Cattle Market of Chichawatni

There is one of the biggest Cattle Market (مندی مویشیان) of Pakistan in Chichawatni. This Market is special for Buffaloes.

Jungle of Chichawatni

Chichawatni has the second largest Non-Natural Jungle of Pakistan in Chichawatni. This Jungle has area of 9000 Acres. The Biggest Non-Natural Jungle is Changa Manga.

Crescent Factories of Chichawatni

Crescent Factories of Chichawatni are supposed to be the first Vanaspati Ghee Mills of Asia.

Madarassa Khalidia of Chichawatni

Madrasssa Khalidia of Chichwatni is First Jihadi Maddarassa which was first built over accupied space in Jamia Masjid Block 12 of Chichawatni. Now it is Moved near Chak 40/12-L.

Esther John

Chichawatni is also the home town of Esther John , one of the most famous Christian nurse.

Contribution of Chichawatni in 2004 Summer Olympics

Chichawatni is also the home town of Shazia Hidayat , one of the few women who represented Pakistan in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.


Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichawatni

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chichawatni

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May 16, 2007 change by mb2_pk

May 15, 2007 change by giorgio

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