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Wazirabad (Punjabi, Urdu: وزیر آباد) is an industrial city located in Gujranwala District, Punjab, Pakistan. Wazirabad is situated on the banks of the Chenab River nearly 100 kilometres north of Lahore on the Grand Trunk Road. It is 45 kilometres from Sialkot, 30 kilometres from the district capital - Gujranwala and about 12 kilometres from Gujrat. The city of Wazirabad is the headquarters of Wazirabad Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district, the city is itself subdivided into 5 Union Councils. Wazirabad City is located near the south banks of the Chenab River where the picturesque Palkhu Nala, a snow stream from the Himalayas joins to this big river.
Wazirabad, literally the city of the Wazir, was first settled in 1542 CE. In 1636 CE Wazir Hakim Illmmudiddin, an amir of Shah Jahan constructed the first ever residential building of Wazirabad namely Musaman Burj on the bank of Palkhu Nala. During the reign of Emperor Aurangzeb another building namely Shesh Mahal at the east of Musaman Burj was built during 1705 CE.
The town saw a decline in its population at the beginning of Sikh rule when it was taken over by Charat Singh around 1760 together with other towns in the District. but Sardar Gurbaksh Singh Warraich and his son Jodh Singh restored its glory. Maharja Ranjit Singh occupied the town in 1809 and Avitabile was appointed as the Nazim of the city. He built an entirely new town, with a straight broad bazar running through it, and side streets at right angles.
During British rule Wazirabad was the headquarters of the old Wazirabad District, broken up in 1851-2, and was the site of a cantonment removed to Sialkot in 1855 on account of the unhealthiness of the place.
The municipality was created in 1867, the population according to the 1901 census was 18,069. The income during the ten years ending 1902-3 averaged Rs. 20,800, and the expenditure Rs. 21,400. In 1903-4 the income was Rs. 20,800, chiefly from octroi; and the expenditure was Rs. 19,2oo. The town had a considerable trade in timber, which comes down the Chenab from Jammu territory, and in cloth, grain, and sugar. The smiths of Wazlrabad had a reputation for the manufacture of small articles of cutlery, and the, village of Nizamabad within a mile of the town is famed for its weapons; Wazirabad was an important junction on the North-Western Railway, as the Sialkot-Jammu and Lyallpur lines both branch off here.
The Chenab river is spanned opposite Wazirabad by the Alexandra railway bridge, one of the finest engineering works of the kind in India, which was opened by Edward VII the King-Emperor when he was Prince of Wales in 1876. An important fair is held at: Dhaunkal, a short distance off. The town possessed two Anglo-vernacular high schools, one maintained by the Church of Scotland Mission, and a Government dispensary. 
Wazirabad city was divided into 4 Katras namely Ram Katra, Katra Mai, Katra Thatharian, Katra Dewanan beside a Chohatrah. Exactly in the front of the Musaman Burj Main Bazar of the City is located which is absolute wide and is about 2 kilometer long as the same ends in the south of the city at Lahori Darwaza. Beside the Main Bazar there are two more roads which are parallel to Main Bazar namely Circular Road and Collage Road with an outer road travelling beside the railway lines inside the city which starts from Lahori Darwaza and ends at the first ever underpass of Gujrawala Division to contact with the main G. T. Road.
Here in the small town, there are many educational institutions in public and private sectors.The results of the government schools are always better than the private schools.Govt schools are Govt Public high School(Ghulaam Qader),Govt MC Famous private schools include 'ALAMA IQBAL JUNIOR MODEL SCHOOL Bold text, Shaheen Junior Model School,The Educators, Imperial Public school, and Mumtaz Grammar School, Sir Syed Pilot School
Wazirabad is internationally famous for its fine quality cutlery products such as:
Wazirabad also produces export quality rice. The main villages and towns of Wazirabad Tehsil are;'Mansurwali'Thatt,(DHONKEY CHEEMA) Ahmad Nagar ,Abo-ul-Fateh Wali, Hassan Wali, Ghakka Mitter, Hardo Saharan, Kheway Wali, Dhaunkal, Kalaske, Dilawar, Saroki, Ladhawala, Bankha Cheema, Kathore Kalan, Kalawala,Kot Jaffer, Rasool Nagar, ''Ali Pur Chattha, Dadwali,Nai abadi dadwali,(wakeel ahmed son of shafiq ahmed),Kot Khizri, Baig Chak, Dudanwali, Manchar Chattha, Mandiala Chatta, Warpal, dhakki and Saloke , are famous for this crop. These villages and towns are also major producers of Sugarcane and wheat. Exclusive Technologies is 1st Software House in Wazirabad providing Web Solutions [www.exclusivetech.net]
Fine Whiting Works "Only Grinding Mill" in the area founded by Babu Muhammad Zaheer late.
WAZIRABAD, a town of British India, in Gujranwala district of the Punjab, near the right bank of the river Chenab, 62 m. N. of Lahore. Pop. (1901) 18,069. It is an important railway junction. The main line of the North-Western railway here crosses the Chenab by the Alexandra bridge, opened by the prince of Wales in 1876. The branch to Sialkot has been ex - tended to Jammu (51 m.); another branch follows the line of the Chenab canal towards Multan. Boat-building and manufactures of steel and iron are carried on.