Sadiqabad or Sadiq Abad or Sadik Abad or Sadikabad (Urdu: ???? ????) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. Sadiqabad is also the administrative centre of Sadiqabad Tehsil, which is a sub-division of Rahim Yar Khan District. The city has an estimated population of 205,797 with the tehsil as a whole having 760,769 inhabitants.
Sadiqabad is named after Am?r Sadiq Mohammad Khan V of Bahawalpur state. The construction of the new part of the city started in 1940
Sadiqabad is located on the main railway line and is the southern most city of Punjab province. The Askary Chowk Bridge is located in the centre of the city. A canal flows through the city roughly dividing the old and new city. To the south of the city lies the Indian border. al Urban areas of the city are Abid colony Mahajir Colony, Jinnah Town, Satellite Town, Mazhar Fareed Colony, Mian Ghulam Rasool Colony, Arain Colony, Warrich, Shahid, Shahzad, Ghafoor Abad, Ali, Karim and Cheema, and Publice Colony,Jauhor Colony, Muslim Colony, Mohala Faiala Abad Sadiqabad is located approximately 12 miles from Sheikh Zaid International Airport in District Rahim Yar Khan (Airport Code = RYK). Also, Sadiqabad is located very close to Balouchistan ( via Guddo Baraj )and next to Sindh.
The culture is mix of three different traditions Punjabi ,Siraiki and Urdu. People are religious and conservative. The main language is Punjabi but a considerable number of Siraiki, Urdu, Pathan, Balochi and Sindhi speaking people are settled in the city.
There are two libraries in Sadiqabad The Municipal Library and Jinnah Library. Recently construction of a new auditorium and a sports complex named Ghazi Sports Complex has not been completed yet.
As for educational facilities, the city of Sadiqabad is not lagging behind.
Over the last 20 years educational institutes have improved in the city mostly by the effort of private citizens.
There is one Government Degree College for boys and one Government Degree College for Girls and many high and low level schools in the city, besides private schools in almost every street.There is also a Governement Girls Community College located in Mazher Farid colony headed by Malik Ghulam Sabir. Institute provides high quality education for girls in the evenings. There are three private colleges for girls and three for boys. There are many Arabic teaching and Hifz-e Quran institutions and mosque madrassas in Sadiqabad. A Government Commercial Training Institute for Boys and a Vocational Institute for Girls are also established in the city. City School of Nursing & Paramedics International, one of the best colleges network, now in Sadiqabad, Leading private schools are IQRA postgraduate colleges and schools for boys and girls Bismillah Higher Secondary School, Rahnuma Model High School, Pak Grammar school, MTB Higher Secondary School, FFC Grammar College and School and a branch of Beacon House School Systems.Aitchison Cadet School. The pioneer of education in private sector was M.T.B HIGHER SECONDARY School founded in 1980 by concerned citizens this institute now provides education up to Masters in certain disciplines.
The modern education and use of computers is also struggling for its establishment in Sadiqabad. There are many computer institutes in the city of Sadiqabad.
A Government Commercial Training Institute for Boys and one Vocational Institute for Girls are also established in the city. Prof. Meer Syed Tehseen Ahmed is the Principal of this college for the last more than ten years. Another important private institute in the field of technical education is Basheer Engineering College. A government technical college is also there. But the quality education is presented by Bismillah Higher Secondary School,Pak Grammer school, MTB Higher Secondary School, FFC Grammar Colleges and Schools, as well as Beacon House School Systems. The Pioneer of Quality Education in Private Sector in Sadiqabad was Iqra Public School found in 1980s that has now become a Degree College having Four Campusses for Girls and Boys and classes from Nursery to Masters Level in many disciplines. Ajmal Bagh College is also located at Sadiqabad. Noble Education Academy by Khalid Chaudhry for poor students in Haider Colony.
It can be asserted that this small city is progressing by leaps and bounds in the sphere of education as in every university and in every professional college we find the students of Sadiqabad. In Bahawal Pur Board, most of the top positions are taken by brilliant students of the city.
The famous names in the sphere of education are shaikh sadiq hussaim,khadim hussain bhutta,shabir chaudhary,Eli Aryan, Javeed Iqbal, Khalid Chaudhry, Sher Afgan Shehzad, Muhammad Waheed Aslam, Muhammad Mazammil, Sheikh Masood, Rana Muhammad Anwar Farooq, Rana Kamran Eidi,Kashif Qadeer Mukhtar Ahmed Shakir, M D Johar, Malik Ghulam Sabir, Ahmed Nadeem Faiz, Mian Saleem Ahmed, Mohammad Tehseen, Gohar Malsyani, Ghulam Ali, Saboor Ahmad, Jaffar Ali, Siraj Rehmani, Mohammad Amin Bajwa,Ch. Muhammad Safdar Amin, Ch. Hameed Ahsan, Hafeez Ahmad Choudhry, Sajid Rehmani and Shahzad Qadir, M.D.Zafar.Mian Muhammad Ajmal.
Sadiqabad is also well known and famous due to its religious Islamic educational center Sadiq Markaz in Jinnah Town. Many Muslims scholars and students teaches and learns from here. They teaches Tabligh teachings. From there, many people go to many different parts of world for preaching and spreading Islam. Sadiqabad is a peaceful religious city bit modern but no rapes, no bad behaving people. Honest and kind religious people almost.
The Students of Sadiq Abad are contributing in the development of Pakistan in every field. They have great exposure towards Engineering Field. They are Studing in the top Engineering Universities like University of Engineering and technology (UET), National University of Science and Techonology (NUST), Center for Advance Studies in Engineering (CASE) Islamabad , GIKI , FAST , LUMS ,NFC IET Multan.
The city is a major transport hub and is well-served by transport systems. Most of the trains stop at Sadiqabad. Road transport is available for most of the major cities of Pakistan. The Korean company Daewoo has also started a bus service from Sadiqabad to Lahore and to Karachi. The nearest airport is in Rahim Yar Khan about 19 kilometres away from the city centre.
Sadiq Abad is major local trading hub, it has number of cotton mills and a large plant to produce fertilizers. A Grain market was established in 1948 that has provided employment and prosperity to the area.
Most of the workers are employed in agriculture, making it by far the most common occupation. However, the relative significance of farming has dropped steadily. Major cash crops are cotton, wheat and sugar cane. Mango and citrus are also a major produce.
The biggest industrial unit near the city is Fauji Fertilizer Company, which is also the largest fertilizer unit in the country. There is a big unit of textile mills in city. Sharex Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company has a factory in the city. Recently a factory for the assembling of motorcycles has started production. There are about 56 cotton ginning factories, over 100 oil mills and about 30 floor mills in Sadiqabad. Two sugar mills Jamal Din Wali Sugar Mills and United Sugar Mills in Walhar also provide employment. Fatima Fertilizer Company are also constructing new fertilizer unit. There are a number of textiles mills and oil mills in the city like Sadiq Abad Oil Mill etc.
 Wholesale markets
There are four main Mandis (markets) in the city
Ghalla Mandi (Grain)
Sabzi Mandi (Green)
Lakker Mandi (Wood)
 Meer Syed Zahid Hussain Library
The private library owned by Meer Zahid Hussain has a collection of old Islamic books and manuscripts. The library contains priceless books on various subjects. It is considered among the biggest libraries of Bahawalpur Division.
 Mubarak Library
This private library is owned by Syed Anees Shah Geelani, a notable and a gentleman near Sanjarpur.
 Taskeen-e-Zauq Library
This private library is owned by Bashir Ahmad Betab, a famous Urdu, Punjabi and Saraiki writter and agriculturist.
 Gul-E-Mustafa library
Gul-E-Mustafa library is owned by Rais shahid Iqbal Terhaily,a famous urdu and saraiki writer, editor of NAVEKALA DIGEST and notable politician.This library is near sanjer pur(Basti Haji Gul Muhammad Terhaily)
Bhong MosqueBhong Mosque is in the village of Bhong about 30 kilometres from Sadiqabad. The compound took fifty years to design and build (1932-1982) and won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986.
 Matchka Mosque
The Matchka Mosque is in the village of Matchka about 45 kilometres from Sadiqabad.
 Cholistan desert
Cholistan Desert is about 20 kilometres from Sadiqabad
 Askari Park
This park with its lush green lawns and walkways is situated near an overhead bridge in the heart of the city. It is free to the public.
1.^ Location of Sadiqabad - Falling Rain Genomics
2.^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Rahim Yar Khan - Government of Pakistan
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