History

The human settlements in Gujranwala existed since vestige. The main name of the settlement as indicated by the compilers of the primary version of the locale paper was Khanpur Shansi after a person of the Jat tribe called Khan Shansi who established 11 towns in the close-by zone. Gujjar likewise settled in the Gujranwala area. They achieve such predominance that the town came to be known as Gujranwala. It appears to be likely that the region once contained the capital of the Punjab, at an age when Lahore had not started to exist.

We gain from the Chinese Buddhist traveler, Hsuan Tsang, that about the year 630 A.D. he went to a town known as Tse-kia (or Taki), the city of the entire nation of the five waterways. A hill close to the advanced town of Asarur has been distinguished as the site of the antiquated capital. Until the point that the Muslim control little is known about Gujranwala, aside from that Taki had fallen into insensibility and Lahore had turned into the central city. ‘Under Muslim run the region prospered for a period; yet a secretive termination fell upon the tract, and the entire district appears to have been completely deserted. The Compilers of the area Gazetteer Gujranwala date this name to Approximately 300 years, giving us an unpleasant gauge of the center of the sixteenth century. Other littler town in the region for instance Sohdara Eminabad Wazirabad and Ghakhar have more seasoned precursor than Gujranwala itself.

The Sikhs involved the Punjab after the passing of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir in 1707. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the most capable of all the Sikh rulers and governed over for a long time. After his passing in 1840 the Sikh Empire was isolated and crumbled. The region was vanquished and added by the British in 1849. A railroad line was worked along Grand Trunk Road in 1881. That railroad line interconnected Gujranwala with different urban areas of Punjab and made the business exchange between urban communities more advantageous. English controlled the city until Pakistan’s freedom in 1947.

After freedom Gujranwala was produced and it is currently driving city of Pakistan. It is currently an agrarian advertising focus (grains, melons, sugarcane), it is likewise a business and mechanical focus, fabricating earthenware production, press safes, copper, metal, and aluminum utensils. The foundation of a modern stop, material, silk, pipefitting, electric fan, and tannery generation expanded its significance. Development in the encompassing region is needy upon trench water system. Wheat, cotton, rice, grain, and millet are the central products. Outstanding amongst other quality Rice develops in Gujranwala.

In 1951, the city was changed over into the capital of the area which offered ascend to the new enterprises in the city. The Gujranwala hydroelectric undertaking gives control from the Chenab River. There are additionally rice and sugar plants and glassworks in the region. City has an International Level Cricket Stadium, Jinnah Stadium additionally or once in the past known as Municipal Stadium