is a town in the Punjab
province of Pakistan
. It is part of the Nishter Town subdivision of Lahore District
and is located at 31°15'16N 74°13'4E with an altitude of 203 metres (669 feet) and lies about 25 km from Lahore
, the capital of the Punjab. The history of the town dates back to the pre-partition
days before 1947.Raiwind also houses one of the biggest railway track workshops of Pakistan. The city flourished in the early 90's 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.Punjabi is main language of Raiwind.MLA of Raiwind Abdul Rashid Bhatti is first to deliver speech in Punjabi in Punjab assembely,Lahore.
As the population of the city is cntinuously growing owing mainly to the industrial zones springing up all around the city, the economic activity is also on the go. The city has got a dynamic economy with multinational companies starting to show their interest in setting up their projects in and around the city in telecommunication and industrial sector.
During British Rule
Raiwind was part of the tehsil
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