It is said
that once Emperor Akbar the Great was travelling the area and met a
saint whose name was Hafiz Mustafa Bukhari. The emperor was very
much impressed by the hospitality of the said saint and asked him
for reward. The saint desired for the creation of town. The emperor
ordered for the creation of town on the name of Syed Hafiz Mustafa
Bukhari as “HAFIZABAD”. Hafizabad was given the status of a
district w.e.f 01-07-1993.
The Hafizabad district is bounded on the north by
Mandi Bahauddin district, on the west by Chiniot and Sargodha
districts, on the south by Faisalabad district and on the east by
Bhattian is a Tehsil of district Hafizabad. It is bounded by Tehsil
Hafizabad on its eastern side, district Mandi Bahauddin on its
north, Sargodha and Chiniot districts on its west and Sheikhupura
and Faisalabad districts on its south.