() is the capital city of Mianwali District
and situated in the north-west of Punjab province
. The city is located on the eastern bank of the Indus River
. Thal canal traverses the city and makes the surroundings a picturesque place.
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the Mianwali city had a population of 85,000 inhabitants.
In November 1901, present day towns of Mianwali, Bhakkar, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District and hence a new district named as Mianwali District was created with the headquarters in Mianwali city. The municipal committee was founded in December 1903 and has remained operational since then.
Mianwali city is the economic and commercial hub of the Mianwali district. The city has a FM Radio Station, municipal library, sports complex, and hockey stadium. There are several educational institutions from elementary to post-graduate level. .
The city has an airport built near the old World War II
aerodrome and known as PAF Base Mianwali
. It is one of the major operational bases of the country. The No.1 Fighter Conversion Unit of the PAF
is stationed here.
There is also a railway connecting the city with Multan
The main highways connecting the city to the other parts of the country include the Sargodha
road , MM Road (Mianwali–Muzaffargarh road), Talagang
road, and the Kalabagh
Early history of the city is unknown.... Read More