Khanewal City has a rich history dating back centuries. In ancient times, the region was a part of the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the world’s earliest urban civilizations. Over the years, it witnessed the rise and fall of various empires and dynasties.
During the medieval period, Khanewal fell under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate and later the Mughal Empire. The area prospered as a center of trade and agriculture, with bustling markets and fertile lands. The Mughals built several monuments and gardens that added to the city’s allure.
In the 18th century, Khanewal came under Sikh rule, and its strategic location made it a significant stronghold. However, the British East India Company emerged victorious in the Anglo-Sikh wars and established colonial rule in the region.
With the partition of India in 1947, Khanewal became a part of the newly formed country, Pakistan. Today, it thrives as a vibrant city, blending its historical legacy with modern development, and stands as a testament to its enduring past.