City (pop., 2005 est.: urban agglom., 2,494,000), Punjab province, eastern Pakistan. Founded in 1890, it became headquarters of the Lower Chenab colony and in 1898 was incorporated as a municipality. It serves as a distribution centre in the central Punjab plain, and its industries produce chemicals and synthetics, textiles, and food products. It is the site of West Pakistan Agricultural University (1961) and of a number of colleges affiliated with the University of the Punjab.
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