Kot Radha Kishan

Kot Radha Kishan is a city and Tehsil headquarters of Kot Radha Kishan Tehsil in Kasur District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is administratively subdivided into four Union councils.[1] It was formerly part of Kasur Tehsil and now it has been rewarded with the status of tehsil of district kasur due to the basic necessities of the current time and the mounting population of the area .It is located at 31°10'21N 74°5'59E with an altitude of 193 metres. Kot Radha Kishan is also called 'City of Containers and Leather'.[2]

Kot Radha Kishan
كوٹ رادها كِشن
City of Leather & Containers
Country Pakistan
 • Chairman MCKhalid Bhatti Japani
216 m (709 ft)
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Union councils4
City of Leather and Containers


The population of Kot Radha Kishan is about 1,55,000 with an annual growth rate of 2.7%, household size 7.4 and literacy rate is about 69%. The population of the surrounding villages of Kot Radha Kishan is more than 1,62,000 with a literacy rate of about 53%. These surrounding villages are totally depending on Kot Radha Kishan in sense of Railway Station, Bus Stand, Post Office, Banks, Colleges, Girls High Schools, sub-division courts, crops and vegetable market and to buy the house hold items for their daily use.[citation needed]


Houses surround a parking lot in the residential area of Kot Radha Kishen.

The educated people of Kot Radha Kishan as well as surrounding villagers are mostly dependent on government as well as private jobs. Illiterate people of the town work as workers in the nearby industrial zone of Raiwind as well as in Lahore. Others from villages depend on agriculture. Small numbers of people have power loom industries in their homes.

Prem Nagar Village, where a large railway dry port by the name of MICT is operational, is situated in between Raiwand and Kot Radha Kishan in the Punjab Province of Pakistan.


The public sector has three public high schools for boys and girls, including Govt. High School No. 1 for boys, Govt. High School Kot Sardar Muhammad Khan and a high school for girls. There is also a large number of private schools running in the city. This shows the love and devotion of the local people toward education. A High School near the village of Pemar Utar has been serving the people for many decades. The students of this school won prizes at the district and divisional levels. There are three-degree colleges, two for boys and the other for girls. These colleges provide education for intermediate and degree levels. Recently, a modern library has been built in the degree college for girls. The Learning School is one of the best schools in Kasur district, having a purposeful campus with a large playground, providing quality education on a not-for-profit basis, and children of the surrounding 20 km area avail of school transport system at subsidies rates. The Learning School competed at the Provincial level in Easy Writing and debates competitions and won at the provincial level, several prizes at the divisional level Branches of various school chains like 'The Educators',[3] 'Dar-e-Arqam are also spreading the light of education in the city[citation needed]Kot Radha Kishan is the smallest tehsil of Lahore Division but the 2nd highest literacy rate after Pattoki.

Murders of Shahzad Masih and Shama BibiEdit

On 4 November 2014, Christians Shahzad Masih and his pregnant wife Shama Bibi were attacked and then burned in a brick kiln in a village named Chak no. 59 situated near Kot Radha Kishan. The illiterate couple were accused of blasphemy after Bibi burned amulets which she did not know might have contained Qur'anic verses and were killed by a local mob.[4] 59 people were indicted for the murder and on 23 November 2016, five people including a Muslim cleric were sentenced to death for the lynching and another eight jailed for two years each.[5]


  1. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Kasur - Government of Pakistan Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Location of Kot Radha Kishan - Falling Rain Genomics
  3. ^ "THE EDUCATORS". www.educators.edu.pk. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  4. ^ "Pakistani Christian couple brutally killed by mob for alleged 'blasphemy'". 5 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Five sentenced to death in Pakistan for lynching and burning Christians in an oven". Independent.co.uk. 24 November 2016.

31°10′21″N 74°5′59″E / 31.17250°N 74.09972°E / 31.17250; 74.09972