Sahiwal is around 171 Km away from Lahore. 2 hours 15 min is the maximum time to reach Sahiwal from Lahore. Daewoo Express, Niazi Express, Faisal Movers, Bilal Daewoo, Skyways are some of the noticeable companies that offer their services on this route.
Sahiwal is a city in central Punjab. It presently is the administrative center of Sahiwal district, and previously was that of the former Sahiwal division.
The Sahiwal District has been settled from the pre-historical era. Harappa is an archaeological site, about 35 km (22 mi) west of Sahiwal that was built approximately 2600 BCE. The area was part of South Asian empires and in crossroads of migrations and invasions from Central Asia. The pastoral tribes of this barren expanse did not appear to have paid more than a nominal allegiance to the Muslim rulers, the population for the most part remained in a chronic state of rebellion. Sahiwal is located close to Pakpattan, a famous medieval town and Muslim Sufi pilgrimage site. The native population converted to Islam by Sufi missionaries. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh took control of Sahiwal. The inhabitants were treated benevolently during Sikh rule. The district came under direct British rule in 1849, when the district was officially formed with its headquarters at Pakpattan. The district was expanded to include the trans-Ravi portion in 1852, and the district headquarters were moved to Gogera. In 1865, when the railway was opened, a village on the railway, was named Montgomery and became the capital of the district.
The climate of Sahiwal district is extreme, reaching 52 °C in summer, and down to -5 °C in winter. The soil of the district is very fertile. The average rainfall is about 2000 mm.
The Civil Hospital is the largest and teaching hospital for Sahiwal Medical College. The Christian Hospital, Qayyum Hospital of Orthopedics, Bhagwan Jee Children Hospital, Shah Hospital, and the Mir Wilayat Hussain Zaidi Maternity Hospital are also located in Sahiwal.