Rahim Yar Khan
رحیم یار خان
|District||Rahim Yar Khan|
|• Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan||Ali Shehzad|
|• Total||45 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|• Rank||17th, Pakistan|
|• Density||9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Number of tehsils||4|
|Number of Union councils||139|
Rahim Yar Khan ( رحیم یار خان) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan. It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and of Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil. The administration of the city is subdivided into nine Union Councils. In 1881, Nawab of Bahawalpur gave this city its current name by naming it after his first-born son and crown prince Rahim Yar Khan.
The population of city in 1998 was 233,537 but according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population was risen to 420,419 with a growth of about 80.02% in 19 years.
The literacy rate in the district is 38% total for the 10th grade level school, locally known as 'graduating the Matric Examination'.
There are several notable educational institutes in the city, some of them are as follow:
Shaikh Zayed International Airport is located in Rahim Yar Khan that serves the people of city with domestic and International flights.
Rahim Yar Khan is also located with rest of the country through rail. Rahim Yar Khan railway station is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line.
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Sadiqabad is a city and capital of Sadiqabad Tehsil in Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated at the border of Sindh and Punjab. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, it is the 32nd largest city of Pakistan with a population of 239,677.
Rahim Yar Khan District is a district in the Bahawalpur Division of Punjab province, Pakistan and the city of Rahim Yar Khan is its capital. The city itself is administratively subdivided into nine Union Councils.
Khanpur is a city and Tehsil of the Rahim Yar Khan District of Bahawalpur Division, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.
Shaikh Zayed Medical College, established in March 2003, is a public sector Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. It is named in honor of His Royal Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The Medical College is affiliated with Shaikh Zayed Hospital which has 1700 beds (SZH) Rahim Yar Khan, which is the biggest hospital of Rahim Yar Khan District. The college is officially abbreviated as SZMC. SZMC is recognized by Pakistan Medical & Dental Council Islamabad for undergraduate & post graduate medical education. Every year, the college admits 150 students on open merit via entrance exam conducted by University of Health Sciences Lahore.
Sheikh Zayed International Airport, also known as Rahim Yar Khan Airport, is located at Rahim Yar Khan, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is named after Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who provided financial assistance for the construction of the airport and other projects in Rahim Yar Khan.
RYK may refer to:
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Khawaja Fareed Government Post Graduate College, Rahim Yar Khan, located in the heart of the city Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. It is named after a Muslim Saraiki saint and poet, Khwaja Ghulam Farid.
Government Colony High School Rahimyar Khan is an educational institution present on canal road near Bano Market Rahimyar Khan, Pakistan.
The 2012 Rahim Yar Khan bombing occurred on 15 January 2012, when a remote-controlled bomb exploded during a Shi'a Muslim procession in the city of Rahim Yar Khan in the southern region of Punjab province, Pakistan. Eighteen people were killed and dozens other injured, some critically, as a result of the attack.
Awam Express is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Peshawar. It is one of the longest continuous running passenger trains in Pakistan. The trip takes approximately 33 hours and 30 minutes to cover a published distance of 1,721 kilometres (1,069 mi), traveling along the entire stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line.
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Rahim Yar Khan railway station is located in Rahim Yar Khan city, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province, Pakistan. It is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line. The station is staffed and has advance and current reservation offices. Food stalls are also located on it platforms.
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