PAF College Mianwali
PAF College Mianwali
Mianwali (Punjabi, Urdu: میانوالی) is the capital city of Mianwali District and situated in the north-west of Punjab province, Pakistan. The city is located at 32°34’60 N and 71° 32’60E with an altitude of 211 metres (695 feet). According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the Mianwali city had a population of 85,000 inhabitants.
In November 1901, North West Frontier Province was carved out of Punjab and present day towns of Mianwali, Isa Khel, Kalabagh, and Kundian were separated from Bannu District (NWFP) and hence a new district named as Mianwali District was made with the headquarters in Mianwali city and placed in Punjab. The municipal committee was made in December 1903 and remained operational since then.
Mianwali city is the economic and commercial hub of the district. There are several educational institutions from elementary to post-graduate level affiliated with the University of Punjab. The city has an airport built near the old World War II aerodrome. This is presently called PAF Base Mianwali. It is one of the major operational bases of the country. The No.1 Fighter Conversion Unit of the PAF is stationed here. There is also a railway connecting the city with Kundian and Multan to the south and Attock and Rawalpindi to the north. The railways were a part of the now obsolete “North Western Railways” (NWR), which was operational during British colonial rule in the subcontinent. After the partition of India in 1947 it was renamed “Pakistan Western Railways” and was again renamed after December 1971 as Pakistan Railways.
The main highways connecting the city to the other parts of the country include the Sargodha-Lahore road [N-60], MM Road ( Mianwali-Muzaffargarh road ), Talagang-Rawalpindi road, and the Kalabagh- Bannu road [N-60]. The Balkassar interchange connects Mianwali to the M2 motorway. The Thal canal traverses the city and makes the surroundings a picturesque place.
The city is famous for the shrine of Mian Sultan Zakria (RA) whose father Mian Ali founded Mianwali village, in the 16th century.(Researchers need some documentary proof) The son is said to have exhibited supernatural powers from an early age and many miraculous deeds are ascribed to him. His name is frequently taken as an oath , and his shrine is not uncommonly the scene of settlement of civil disputes, in which one party has bound himself to abide by any statement made at shrine by the other party.
The city has its own FM Radio Station, a municipal library, a sports complex(Bodybuilding Mianwali gym, a hockey stadium , and a couple of parks for recreation.
Abdul Razzaq Fazaia College, Mianwali
Over the years, owing to the establishment and expansion of Fazaia chain of educational institutions it was realised that an independent Directorate should be set up to command and control the policies relating to Fazaia Schools and Colleges. Now, all the 25 Schools and Colleges are being centrally controlled through unified policies relating to their principals, teaching and non-teaching staff, pay packages, monitoring of curricular and co-curricular activities.