Faisalabad is a city and administrative center of the eponymous district, located in the Pakistani province of Punjab. The third largest city in Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.
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Clock tower in the city center
According to the University of Faisalabad, the city that is now known as Faisalabad dates back to the 18th century, when the land was inhabited by a number of tribes living off afforestation. A detailed description of this region on the maps appeared only after the victory over the Sikh Empire in 1849 during the Second Anglo-Sikh War, when it came under the control of the British East India Company. The construction of a new strategic city in this area was proposed in 1880 by a British colonial officer - Captain Poham Young. The idea was put forward for approval by the Governor of Punjab, Charles James Lyall. They worked together to create the city. The city's layout was based on the flag of Great Britain, with eight main roads diverging from the center, where the clock tower was located. Subsequently, eight roads turned into eight markets.