Chichawatni (Urdu, Punjabi: ???? ????) is a historic town in the Sahiwal District of Punjabprovince, Pakistan.It is located about 45 km from the district capital - Sahiwal.The city serves as the main city of Sahiwal Division, and is administratively subdivided into three City Union Councils and 34 rural Union Councils.The city is located at 30°31'60N 72°42'0Eand is situated on the famous Grand Trunk Road and has an attractive railway station. With all the facilities of a large city in a small town, Chichawatni is a thriving town with very good economic growth. It is famous for its crops of wheat, cotton, sugar cane and ice cream parlours.
This small and attractive Pakistani town lies approximately 20 km from the ancient Upper Indus site of Harappa and an excellent stop-over for Tourists interested in traditional crafts and mouth-watering, delicious Pakistani cuisine. Serving many local villages, this humble but highly industrious agricultural town also boasts several colleges and institutions for higher education reflecting the town's acute emphasis on education.
Townspeople come from many different backgrounds, from poor farmers to aristocratic Zamindars (landowners) usually of upper caste,Rajput, Jatt, Arain, Malik, DogarGujjarandvirk . Local administrators, otherwise known as "Zaildars" and "Safedposh" or "white-robed nobles", form the political elite of the town and may also be found as civil servants in most local government offices.
During the India-Pakistan Partition in 1947, many aristocratic Muslim families migrated from Punjabi towns like Ludhiana, Jallandhar , amrit sirandFirozpur in India and settled in towns like Chichawatni. Local Rajput , Gujjar AND JATT aristocrats in Chichawatni, originally from Gujranwala,Firozpur,Sheik hupura AND Sialkot are quite happy to show Tourists photos of the splendid Palaces and gardens vacated by them during the events of the India-Pakistan Partition.In the time of Partition,People of Chichawatni welcomed victims as much they could ,,there is a shining name always remember as inspiration Dr.Khansab Sardar Khan.He established the very first hospital in the City.
Chichawatni also accommodates a large Christian community, usually drawn from the very poorest sections of society. The Christians are a respected, hard-working and gentle community in an otherwise overwhelmingly Muslim town. Attitudes towards Christians have been inflamed by the short-lived increase of fundamentalist rhetoric in certain Mosques but overall this negative rhetoric has been mellowed by the sheer volume of important Sufi Shrines, whose calming and uplifting spiritual influence still pervades the town and the many local villages it serves.the people of chichawatni are known to be very clever. It is also mentionable over here that the people of this area of Pakistan are very intelligent and country lovers.