Vehari District Establish

The district was created on 1 July 1976 out of the three tehsils of Multan District (Vehari, Burewala and Mailsi). The name Vehari means low-lying settlement by a flood water channel.

The district of Vehari is administratively subdivided into three tehsils

And 3 sub tehsils:

The district lies along the right bank of the river Sutlej, which forms its southern boundary. Vehari is known to be a city of cotton, among other crops. Vehari has dozens of cotton processing factories and cottonseed oil manufacturing plants; sugarcane farming and processing is also common. Agricultural products include mangoes in the summer and guava and other citrus fruits in the winter.

The summer in Vehari is very hot; however, the weather becomes much more pleasant between October and February. When rainfall is light rainfall the land is generally arid and dusty.

Vehari town is the headquarters of the Vehari district in the lower region of the Punjab province. It is located about a 100 km away from the famous city of Multan. Its location is historically centered as it is located on the famous Multan Delhi road that was built by the famous emperor Sher Shah Suri. Some geographical facts about this area include its location’s altitude which is about 446 ft and its location about 37 km north of the river Sutlej. Located at about a 20 minutes’ drive from Vehari is the Islam Headworks which is basically a barrage that provides water for irrigation purposes.

The route to Vehari goes through Lahore and via the religious city of Pakpattan which is famous as the burial site of the well-known Sufi, Fariduddin Ganjshakar is buried.  Sahiwal is also located enroute Vehari. Unfortunately, most if the roads that lead to Vehari are nor well maintained and the approach to this small town is extremely difficult. Also mentionable here is that Vehari does not fall on the route of some major transportation companies that have buses moving to and fro many different areas of the country. Since many of the major bus companies do not provide facilities in Vehari, reaching this city is often extremely difficult and the only viable solution re public buses in dilapidated conditions which are extremely difficult to travel in.

Its economy is majorly reliant on agriculture and almost everyone living in this town is either directly or in some indirect manner involved in some form of agriculture. Vehari is famously known as the city of cotton, amongst several other crops. This small town is commonly referred to as the king of cotton. Vehari is home to several cotton processing factories as well as oil manufacturing plants that produce oil from cotton seeds

Sugarcane is also a common farming product of the Vehari region and its processing is also common in the region

Major university in vehari

  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad
  • University of Education
  • Allama Iqbal Open University
  • Bahaudin Zikriya University Multan

City has two full-fledged university campuses and two post-graduate colleges for men and women. Virtual University Campus is working at Vehari since 2001. The city contains many higher secondary schools and private colleges. Education University is a government-funded and operated campus with more than four faculties and many departments. COMSATS Vehari is ministry of Science and Tech funded Public Sector University. Pakistan’s leading university, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Bahaudin Zikriya University Multan, and Allama Iqbal Open University has a sub-campus in Vehari.


Vehari District Area:

4,364 km²

Major industries in vehari