: جہانیاں) is a town in Khanewal District
, 30 minutes drive from Khanewal
(28 km) and 45 minutes drive from Multan
(42km). It is the headquarters of Jahanian Tehsil
a sub-division of the district name. The town is located at the crossroads of the Khanewal-Lodhran
National Highway (N-5A), and the Multan
Grand Trunk Road. It is situated at 416 feet above sea level. Its climate is dry and hot in the daytime, but nights are usually pleasant.
Jahanian has a rich history. It is believed that Alexander the Great
left some traces during the conquest of this area and that Muhammad Bin Qasim
, the first Muslim invader of the sub-continent passed through the area on the way to Multan
The name may be derived from the saint Makhdoom Syed Jalal-ud-Din Jahanian Jahan Gasht, who preached the teachings of Islam, in this area during the 18th century CE.
Member of National Assembly for Jahanian is Ch. Iftikhar Nazir and Member of Punjab Assembly for Jahanian was Mukhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi but he remained his seat of Member of National Assemly of multan and became the Foreign Minister of Pakistan so he left this seat and Ch.Karam Dad Wahla was elected to be the new MPA. Jahanian town contains 1 Union Council. It is divided for administrative purposes into:
- City nazim - Haji Atta-ur-Rehman
- Naib nazim - Waheed Sindhu
- MNA - Ch. Iftikhar Nazir
- MPA - Ch.Karam Dad Wahla
There is a railway station and a public bus stand. People rely mostly on Public Station Van type transport. As Jahanian is situated at the National Highway
(N5-A) bypass, so that's why for travelling to other cities, people can easily get coneyence all of the time during day and night. From this bypass, passengers can go to Lahore, Islamabad
etc. Even by railway station, passengers can go to the same cities as mentioned in previous lines.
Jahanian is basically an agri-oriented area.
The old city of Jahanian was planned on a similar pattern to Cheecha Watni
in 1919. It is divided into seven main blocks. Most people are small traders, sole proprietors and business people. Others are employed in private and public sectors. It is also an important trading center of the area, known for its cotton and oilseed mills of which the most famous are Jahanian Fiber, Kohinoor Edible Oils Mills Ltd,Al Raheem Cotton Pressing &Oil Mills, Gulstan Textile Mills 4, NASCO,Waheed bro's pvt LTD and Neelam Seeds,Dawood Jahanian Seeds.
Because the area is agricultural and produce cotton and mango in huge, so people of Jahanian is polite like cotton and sweet like Mango.
The town has its own boys and girls degree colleges. A Municipal Committee, THQ Hospital, NSRC office and a civil court.
The town itself has about one hundred thousand residents. In the sub-division (tehsil) of which it is administrative capital are 180 villages with populations ranging from 500 to 5,000.
Jahanian has a digital telephone exchange containing near about 2500 telephone lines and all mobile phone operators (UFone, Mobilink, Warid, Telenor, Paktel and Zong)are working in Jahanian.
The well-known and most central mosques are the "Haqqani" mosque and "Jeelani" mosques.
The "Abdul Rehman Wahla Stadium" is the well-known stadium and Govt high school ground is also very famous for sports activities. In Jahanian the young persons are very motivative and take part in different games, especially people like the body building and therefore the body building is very popular in Jahanian. The most popular Jims in Jahanian is New Pak Body Building Club. Students of the club took part in District Level competitions and get the first prizez. Jamil Ahmed is the instructor of the club who is also a senior body builder of the club and District Level high weight class belt holder.
Jahanaina has a main cemetery cross road near general bus stand.
The people of Jahania also take part in the games Mostly in cricket,hockey and football. Jahanian also has two children's play parks and a ladies park known as "Lady Zubaida Park".
Jahanian has three Government High Schools, two government middle schools, 4 government primary schools and 15 private schools, both for boys & girls. It has a School for Special Children and soon in near future it is going to have a Commerce college and technical Training institute.
- Govt boys High school
- Govt Islamia High School
- Govt girls High School
- Sub-divisional Public School
- Queen Mary School
- Shaheen Model Science High School
- Allama Iqbal Science High School
- Laural Science High School
- Millat Public School
- P.E.F. Cadet School
Main Residential colonies
- Jinnah colony
- Gharib abad
- Shafqat Colony
- Cheema Colony
- New Colony
- Jalal abad
- Chack No. 111/10-R
- Chack No. 112/10-R.
Restaurants and hotels
- City Top Restaurant and Barbique
- Gul Siraye Hotel
- Tonswi Hotel