Sadiqabad

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Sadiqabad
صادِق آباد
City
Sadiqabad is located in Pakistan
Sadiqabad
Sadiqabad
Coordinates: 28°18′N 70°07′E / 28.300°N 70.117°E / 28.300; 70.117Coordinates: 28°18′N 70°07′E / 28.300°N 70.117°E / 28.300; 70.117
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rahim Yar Khan
Tehsil Sadiqabad Tehsil
Government
 • PreviousNazim Dr. Taloot Salim Bajwa
 • PreviousNaib Nazim Rais Akmal Warind
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 068
Number of Union councils 29

Sadiqabad (Urdu: صادِق آباد‎), (Punjabi: صادق آباد) is a city and capital of Sadiqabad Tehsil in Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab province of Pakistan.12 It is situated at the border of Sindh and Punjab.

Sadiqabad, the most prominent Tehsil of Rahimyar Khan District, is named after Amīr Sadiq Mohammad Khan V of Bahawalpur Statecitation needed. The new city was inaugurated in 1948. The city has an estimated population of 205,797 with the tehsil as a whole having 760,769 inhabitants.citation needed

Sadiqabad is the main transport hub between Punjab and Sindh, both in goods and passenger transport.citation needed and there are now at least 10 colleges teaching the higher secondary school level.

Sadiqabad is known for its very peaceful environment. No incidence of riot, rebellion, civil disobedience, religious clashes or terrorism has been observed.

Location

Sadiqabad is the southernmost city of Punjab province. To the east is Rahimyar Khan tehsil, and on the west is found Ghotki. Rajanpur District lies north of the city and the border with India is to the south. The city is served by a major railway line and Shahrah-e-Pakistan, also called KLP road, at 28°18'0" North, 70°8'0" East. A canal flows through the city, roughly dividing the old and new parts.

It is the largest tehsil in Rahimyar Khan district, measuring 865¼ square miles (2249 km²). Its boundary starts from the middle of Dandy and Reti railway stations. Extending beyond Adam Sahaba, in length and breadth the Tehsil is about 50 km by 50 km.

Urban areas within the city include Zikria Garden, Jinnah town, Setlite Town, New Town, Mazhar Fareed colony, Mian Ghulam Rasool Colony, Public Colony, and Arain colony.

Language

Majority of people speaks Standard and Riasti dialects of Punjabi. Urdu is also spoken in the city.

Major caste

Arain,and Jutt caste forms the majority population of the citycitation needed while the rural areas have Dhukkar Solangi Saraikis in majority who are linked with agriculture and government jobs.citation needed

Agriculture

Sadiq Abad is very rich in agriculture. It is a fertile area, which produces large quantity of best cotton, wheat and sugar cane besides many other less significant crops. A large number of gardens of Mangoes and Oranges are also here. The mango of Sadiqabad is very famous for its fregrance and taste. The area of "Manthar" in Sadiqabad is very famous for its fertility and every year it gives a record production of wheat and cotton.

Industry

Sadiqabad is one of those cities of Pakistan which progresses day by day in the field of industry. The biggest industrial unit in city is Fauji Fertilizer Company, which is also the largest fertilizer unit in the country.There is a big unit of textile mills in city, besides many small looms that are also there. In the field of medicine, Sharex Laoratories plays a vital role by manufacturing quality medicine. A high quality milk named Sheer Pak is provided to whole country from Sadiqabad. A newly built industry for the assembling of motorcycles has started its production. There are about 56 cotton ginning factories and over 100 oil mills in Sadiqabad. There are 30 floor mills in Sadiqabad. A number of soap factories are there. There are nearly 15 marble factories. There are now many cold storages for the storage of fruits. As Sadiqabad is situated in a hot area, therefore, more than 60 ice factories are working in city. The extent of sugarcane production can be guessed from the fact that there are two sugar mills in this Tehsil, namely Jamal Din Wali Sugar Mills and United Sugar Mills in Walhar. Fatima Ferilizer Company has started production in its plant at Sadiqabad. It is the largest fertilizer unit of South Asia.

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