Chiniot District

Area:

Population: 965,124 est 1998

No. of National Assembly Constituencies: 1

No. of Provincial Assembly Constituencies: 2

No. of Sub divisions / Tehsils: 3

  1. Chiniot
  2. Bhawana
  3. Laliyan

 

Chiniot District (Urdu: ضلع چنیوٹ) became the 36th district of the Punjab province of Pakistan in February 2009.[1] Earlier it was a tehsil of Jhang District.

On 2 February 2009, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif formally approved the creation of Chiniot as the 36th district of Punjab province.

Chiniot is home Finest wooden Furniture and carvings

Rana Tahir-the maiden DCO Chiniot along with Mr Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, raised the flag of Pakistan on DCO office on the fine morning of 1 July 2009.  Mr Fayaz Sunbal was appointed as First DPO Chiniot.

Artisans of Chiniot have instinctive good taste and they have achieved a distinctive excellence in woodwork. Masons of the town are said to have been employed during the construction of Taj Mahal at Agra and Golden Temple at Amritsar. Special type of furniture with brightly lacquered woodcarving is made in Chaniot and is famous all over the world.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA-86 Chiniot      Chiniot Municipal Committee, Chiniot District whole

 

Notable Politicians:

  • Qaisar Ahmed Sheikh
  • Syed Inayat Ali Shah
  • Mohammed Tahir Shah