History of Hazrat Baba Mian Channu

History of Hazrat Baba Mian Channu.
Mausoleum of Hazrat Bahawal Haque ZikriaIt is said that during the reign of Sultan Ghias-ud-Din Balban, a young man from “Sonpal Faqirs” leaving the beautiful Chenab River Valley took abode on the bank of river Ravi which was covered with thorny bushes all around.Miracle of Hazrat Baba Mian Channu (Rehmatallah Alahay).
Baba Mian Channu
The city is named after a famous saint, Inside view of mausoleum of Hazrat Baba Mian ChannuHazrat Baba Mian Channu (Rehmatallah Alahay), who is buried there and whose shrine still stands there to this day. The legend goes that after the saint’s death, the town was incorrectly named and on that night the saint’s spirit changed the name on the town sign to the correct spelling. Every day the authorities would change it back and every night the saint would correct it. In the end the people realized this and the town has remained named after Baba Mian Channu ever since.


Famous Personalities

Famous Personalities:

The city has produced leading politicians like Pir Sanullah Bodla former MLA, Ghulam Haider Wyne (Former Chief Minister of Punjab), Pir. Aslam Bodlacurrent MNA and ch. Shujat Hussain Qureshi. Compare Tariq Aziz of ‘neelam ghar’ fame also did his early education from Mian Channu.Another specialty of the city is particular form of sweet which is called Khushi Barfi. Mian Channu is also home to politician and aristocracy therefore one can see grand ‘haveli’ style buildings in the city.


The area of the city is about 1212 Square Kilo Meter.

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Mian Channu is a Tehsil Headquarter of Khanewal District and is situated On L.M.Q Road at a distance of 96 Kms. from Multan towards East. Sahiwal lines on the east of the City at a distance of about 72 Kms. Being on the Mian Railway Line and national Highway, it is well connected with the surrounding urban centers.

Population :

population is 6,18,620 Persons


Eastern culture blended with the colors of religion Islam.


The soil of the Town consists of alluvial deposits. The topography is mostly flat and is irrigated with 15-L Canal and its distributaries. The installation of tube wells is also increasing very fast. The natural slope is from North-West to South-East.


Spoken language is Punjabi , Urdu .


Muslim Population is 97.5%, Christian 2.4% and other 0.1%


The climate of the Town is dry and hot during the major part of the year. Sometime the temperature rises to 128 F in summer. The months from November to February are fairly cold. The summer season is considerably longer than the winter.

Climate and Soil Conditions

The Mian Channu has a very extreme climate i.e. Fifty-two degrees Celsius in summer, with temperatures falling to bellow zero in winter. The land around Mian Channu is very fertile. A diversity of crops are grown, mainly cotton, wheat and rice, and like the Multan district, Mian Channu is also famous for its mango orchards. The average rainfall in the district is 93 mm. Mian Channu and its surrounding agricultural land is irrigated by both canal water and tube-wells. Spring, Winter and Autumn are the best times of the year to visit Mian Channu.


The rainfall average is about 6”-7” and the wind direction is usually North-South

Main Crops

Wheat , Grain, Peas, Barley are the important crops of Rabi season, while Kharif crops are Cotton, Sugarcane, Jawar, Bajra, Oil seeds and Ris

Main Fruit

The main fruits grown in this Tehsil are mango , Orange and lemon. Some good verities of mangoes and oranges have been developed recently.

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Rate of Literacy : 67.8%

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Height from Surface of Sea: 437 Fit

Regional Physical Condition


Many Cast living in city and its surrounded areas like Arain , Mughal, Malik ,Jatt Rana, Sheikh , etc


Simple food like vegetable & meat


All the houses are built with solid bricks and concrete. Lifestyle is modern, the use of electric and electronic equipments is common.


Mian Channu is a formal punjabi city. Usual dress is Shalwar Qameez, Dhoti (Tehband) is also popular. Old people keep Pagri or Safa on their head.


Major works

Major works are Farming and Trading. Many people are serving in Government in Private sector


Popular sports are Kabaddi, Kushti (wrestling), Gulli Danda, Cricket.



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History of City Mian Channu

Mian Channu History

Mian Channu The city is named after a famous saint, Hazrat Baba Mian Channu (Rehmatallah Alahay), who is buried there and whose shrine still stands there to this day.Mian Channu is a city in Punjab province, Pakistan. It has been the headquarters of the Mian Channu Tehsil of Khanewal District since 1985 and is administratively subdivided into 3 Union Councils.It has approximately 65,000 residents and is located on the Grand Trunk Road (250 km West of Lahore and 1050 km East of Karachi) and KLP (Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar) railway line, the city is one of the major contributor to agricultural production. Cotton, wheat and mango are the major agricultural products.This city has many specifications,as the studies and results till matriculations.It has always set its own standard. Govt. Model High School and Muslim Union high School are two of the best schools of this city. It is very popular for its property value also. In 2006 govt. school showed a never came before result.For which 15 students of only one class were awarded scholarships unexpectedly. It will keep its customs of “enter to learn and lead to serve” Insha Allah.Major crops of the town are wheat , grain, peas, barley are the important crops of Rabi season, while Kharif crops are cotton, sugarcane, jawar, bajra, oil seeds which are shipped by rail and road to other parts of the country.In the year 1919, it was declared as a notified area Committee and in 1938 as a Town Committee. Its limits were last extended in the year 1950. Since then no extension has been made and the development in the Town from 1947 to 1961 remained slow.It was assigned of Municipal Committee in 1975, as it had grown into small urban centre by that time. After that the Town started developing and major growth has been taking place from 1972 to 1984. But the trend of growth in this period has largely been along G.T Road and in the northern direction.For a period of more than a century, Mian Channu has been part of District of Multan. With the raising of status of Mian Channu to a Tehsil Headquarter and creation of a new District of Khanewal from Its Jully 1985, Mian Channu Tehsil become a part of the new District of Khanewal.

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