Kasur

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District Information

  • Introduction of the district, including its brief historical background and significance.
  • Location of the district within Punjab, including its geographical coordinates.
  • Boundary details, specifying the neighbouring districts or regions.
  • Area of the district in square kilometres.
  • Current population of the district, along with any significant demographic trends or changes observed.

Kasur district holds a significant place in the history and culture of Punjab, Pakistan. It is believed to have been founded by a legendary Sufi saint, Baba Bulleh Shah. The district is known for its association with various historical and cultural figures, including the renowned poet Waris Shah, who wrote the epic Punjabi poem “Heer Ranjha.”

Kasur is located in the eastern part of the Punjab province, close to the border with India. Geographically, it is positioned at approximately 31.1167° N latitude and 74.45° E longitude. The district is situated in the fertile plains of the Punjab region, known for its agricultural productivity.

Kasur district shares its boundaries with the following neighboring districts and regions:

  • To the north: Sheikhupura district
  • To the northeast: Lahore district
  • To the east and southeast: Indian border (International Border with India)
  • To the south: Nankana Sahib district
  • To the southwest: Okara district
  • To the northwest: Lahore district and Sheikhupura district

The district of Kasur spans across a substantial land area of 3,995 square kilometers or 975,462 acres. Within this area, there are 808,110 acres of cultivated land and 167,352 acres of uncultivated land. This extensive land area contributes significantly to the agricultural landscape of Punjab. Kasur district is renowned for its fertile soil and is known for the cultivation of various crops including wheat, rice, turmeric, sugarcane, and a variety of vegetables. Additionally, Kasur district encompasses a mix of rural areas, small towns, and urban settlements, reflecting the diverse socio-economic fabric of the district

District Kasur is home to a significant population, contributing to the demographic fabric of Punjab, Pakistan. As of the latest available data, the current population of Kasur district is approximately 3.46 million (Urban: 25%, Rural: 75%) people. It is important to note that population figures may vary over time due to factors such as natural growth, migration patterns, and government initiatives.

  • Tehsils or subdivisions within the district, along with their respective names and administrative centres.

These four tehsils and each tehsil has its unique characteristics, ranging from urban centres and commercial activities to rural landscapes and agricultural significance.

Tehsil Kasur is the main administrative division and holds the district headquarters. The tehsil is known for its urban development and commercial activities. Tehsil Kasur encompasses both urban and rural areas, with a significant population residing in the town as well as surrounding villages.

Tehsil Chunian is located in the southern part of Kasur district. It is predominantly an agricultural region, known for its fertile lands and agricultural productivity. The area consists of a mix of rural and urban settlements, with farming being the primary occupation of the rural population.

Tehsil Pattoki is situated in the eastern part of Kasur district. It is known for its agricultural lands, industrial activities, and economic importance. The tehsil encompasses both rural and urban areas, with a significant population engaged in agriculture, trade, and various industries. Pattoki is recognized for its production of crops such as rice, wheat, and sugarcane, as well as its cottage industry.

Tehsil Kot Radha Kishan is located in the western part of Kasur district. It is primarily a rural tehsil with vast agricultural lands. The administrative center of the tehsil is Kot Radha Kishan. Agriculture forms the backbone of the local economy, with a focus on crops like wheat, rice, and vegetables. The rural areas are characterized by small farming communities and villages.

Famous Places

  • Highlight major tourist attractions or points of interest within the district, particularly those related to food or culinary experiences.

    Include information about historical sites, cultural landmarks, festivals, or events associated with food.

    District Kasur in Punjab, Pakistan, offers several major attractions that draw tourists and visitors. These attractions showcase the rich history, cultural heritage, and natural beauty of the district.

Kasur Fort, also known as Qila Kasur, is a historical fortress located in the heart of the city. It dates back to the 17th century and is an architectural marvel, reflecting the Mughal and Sikh influences in its design. The fort has several gates, including the Alamgiri Gate and the Sheesh Mahal Gate, and houses various historical structures and artifacts. It serves as a popular tourist attraction, offering a glimpse into the region’s past.

The Shrine of Baba Bulleh Shah, a renowned Punjabi Sufi poet, is a significant spiritual site in Kasur. It attracts devotees and visitors from far and wide who come to pay their respects and seek spiritual solace. The shrine is known for its peaceful ambiance and hosts the annual Urs festival, a vibrant celebration of the poet’s life and teachings.

Kasur Museum is a cultural institution that showcases the history and heritage of the district. It houses a collection of artifacts, historical documents, artwork, and archaeological finds. The museum provides insights into the rich cultural traditions, lifestyle, and craftsmanship of the region.

Ganda Singh Wala is a village located on the Indo-Pak border near Kasur. It holds historical significance as it witnessed the partition of India in 1947. The Ganda Singh Wala Border serves as a symbol of the shared history and cultural ties between India and Pakistan. Visitors can witness the flag-lowering ceremony and experience the border atmosphere.

These major attractions in Kasur district offer visitors a mix of historical, cultural, and natural experiences. They provide opportunities to delve into the district’s past, spirituality, and natural beauty, making for a memorable visit to the region.

Kot Radha Kishan is a town in Kasur district that holds historical and cultural significance. It is famous for its association with Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha, who are revered figures in Hindu mythology. The town has temples and sites of religious importance dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. The presence of these religious landmarks attracts devotees and tourists interested in exploring the Hindu heritage and cultural aspects of the region.

Changa Manga is a significant tourist attraction and the largest man-made forest in Pakistan, located in the Chunian tehsil of Kasur district. It covers a vast area and is known for its dense vegetation, comprising various species of trees and wildlife. The forest serves as a recreational spot, offering visitors opportunities for picnics, nature walks, and bird watching.

The tomb of Hazrat Baba Kamal Cishti is a revered Sufi shrine located in Kasur city. Hazrat Baba Kamal Cishti was a prominent Sufi saint who played a significant role in spreading Islam and spiritual teachings in the region. The shrine attracts devotees and pilgrims who visit to seek blessings and pay their respects. The tomb serves as a center for spiritual gatherings and is an important religious and cultural site in Kasur.

Balloki Headworks is a vital irrigation infrastructure located in the vicinity of Kasur. It serves as a water control structure on the River Ravi and is responsible for regulating the flow of water for irrigation purposes in the surrounding agricultural lands.

Famous Foods

Identify key areas or locations within the district that are known for their food-related activities, such as food markets, culinary centers, or food streets.

District Kasur in Punjab, Pakistan, is known for its vibrant food scene and offers several key areas and locations that are renowned for their food-related activities. These food hubs provide a diverse range of culinary experiences, including food markets, culinary centers, and food streets. Here are some major areas in Kasur known for their food-related activities

Kasur Food Street is a active hub for food enthusiasts, offering a wide variety of local delicacies and culinary delights. Located in the heart of Kasur, this vibrant street is lined with numerous restaurants, food stalls, and vendors serving traditional Punjabi cuisine. Visitors can explore the street to indulge in mouthwatering kebabs, tikkas, biryanis, and a range of street food specialties.

Shahi Bazaar is a prominent market in Kasur that is known for its diverse food offerings. It is a bustling hub of activity where visitors can find an array of fresh produce, spices, snacks, and sweets. The market is a treasure trove of flavors, with numerous shops and vendors offering a wide range of culinary delights.

Kasur Museum is a cultural institution that showcases the history and heritage of the district. It houses a collection of artifacts, historical documents, artwork, and archaeological finds. The museum provides insights into the rich cultural traditions, lifestyle, and craftsmanship of the region.

Mention any traditional or local dishes, cuisines, or food specialties that the district is known for.

District Kasur in Punjab, Pakistan, is renowned for its rich culinary heritage and offers a variety of traditional dishes, sweets, and specialties that are unique to the region. Here are some major and notable food items that Kasur is known for

Kasuri Methi, or dried fenugreek leaves, is a key ingredient in Kasuri cuisine. It adds a distinct flavor and aroma to various dishes.

Kasuri Murgh is a popular chicken dish that originated in Kasur. It is prepared by marinating chicken pieces in a blend of spices, yogurt, and Kasuri Methi, and then cooking them to perfection.

Kasuri Falooda is a delightful dessert that reflects the culinary traditions of Kasur. It is made by combining vermicelli noodles, basil seeds, milk, and ice cream. This sweet and refreshing treat is enjoyed during the summer months and is a popular choice among locals and tourists.

Kasuri Fish Fry is a popular seafood dish that showcases the culinary expertise of the region. Freshwater fish, such as Rohu or Tilapia, is marinated in a blend of spices and herbs, and then deep-fried to crispy perfection. It is a flavorful and crispy delight that seafood lovers enjoy.

Know About PFA

  • Sr. No.

    Name of Officer

    From

    To

    1

    Mehreen Pervez

    17-08-2017

    23-02-2018

    2

    Ishtiaq Amin

    27-02-2018

    18-06-2020

    3

    Rao Ubaid-Ur-Rehman

    22-06-2020

    29-07-2020

    4

    Baqar Roasool Anwar

    30-07-2020

    22-11-2021

    5

    Rao Ubaid-Ur-Rehman

    23-11-2021

    Till now

  • PFA Office Location

    Town / Sub Town

    Kilometers

    Average Travelling Time

    Average Travelling

    Punjab Food Authority, Kasur

    Pattoki

    79.5 Km

    2 hours

    191 Km

    Chunian

    63.0 Km

    1 hour and 45 minutes

    150 Km

    Kot Radha Kishan

    52.2 Km

    1 hour and 27 minutes

    150 Km

    Mandi Usman Wala Kasur, Raja Jang, Khudian, Mustafaabad

    38.3 Km

    1 hour and 9 minutes

    79 Km

PFA introduced an online complaint system to facilitate citizens in reporting food safety concerns and violations. The online complaint system allows individuals to submit complaints related to food safety issues easily and conveniently.

The online complaint system of the PFA, Kasur aims to streamline the process of reporting food safety concerns, enhance transparency, and encourage citizen participation in ensuring food safety standards are upheld. It serves as an essential channel for the public to contribute to a safer food environment within the district.

Number of Complaints Received Through Different Channels

1223

0800-80500

PFA App/web

Citizen portal

Social Media

Total

78

104

35

60

30

307

Major Raids

پنجاب فوڈاتھارٹی ان ایکشن، ملاوٹی کھویا کی ترسیل ناکام
A free nutritional screening camp at the Government Girls Latif High School in Toba Tek Singh
اونچی دکان پھیکے پکوان، سیالکوٹ کے مشہور نام پنجاب فوڈ اتھارٹی کے شکنجے میں
خوراک کے نام پر صحت دشمن کاروبار کرنے والوں کیخلاف کریک ڈاؤن
محفوظ خوراک کی یقینی فراہمی۔۔پنجاب فوڈ اتھارٹی کی کارروائیاں جاری

ڈی جی فوڈ اتھارٹی کی ہدایت پر ڈیری سیفٹی ٹیموں کی ڈھولنوال بند روڈ پر واقع کھوئے یونٹ کی چیکنگ 200کلو ملاوٹی کھویا تلف، یونٹ بند، مقدمہ درج موقع پر

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February 23, 2024

The Punjab Food Authority in Toba Tek Singh organized an awareness seminar and a free nutritional screening camp on February 20, 2024, under the Safe Food City Project. This event,

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February 23, 2024

ڈائریکٹر جنرل پنجاب فوڈ اتھارٹی عاصم جاوید کا کشمیر روڈ سیالکوٹ میں گرینڈ آپریشن معروف ہوٹل اور سویٹس اینڈ بیکری پروڈکشن یونٹ کو 3لاکھ روپے جرمانہ عائد نو سو لٹر

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February 22, 2024

ڈی جی فوڈ اتھارٹی کی ہدایت پر فوڈ سیفٹی ٹیموں کا گلبرگ، گارڈن ٹاؤن اور اقبال ٹاؤن میں آپریشن ناقص انتظامات پر 5معروف ریسٹورنٹس اور فاسٹ فوڈ پوائنٹس بند، 1من

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February 21, 2024

ڈی جی فوڈ اتھارٹی کی ہدایت پر فوڈ سیفٹی ٹیموں کی سٹی ایریا میں واقع فوڈ پوائنٹس کی چیکنگ، علی الصبح داخلی راستوں پر سخت ناکہ بندی سٹی ایریا میں

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February 20, 2024
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