The district of Kasur was established in 1976. It has three Tehsils i.e Kasur, Chunian, and Pattoki. Located between two rivers Ravi and Sutlej, it is commonly known as Majha. Kasur is bounded by India in the east, by District Okara on south, by District Sheikhupura on north-west and by District Lahore on its north.
Kasur city was established by Kishwar, Kassu or Kishi son of Ram Chandra whereas his other brother Laho established Lahoopur or Lahore. In this way Lahore and Kasur are twin cities. It is also said that Kasur means city of Kasur i.e. city of palaces because there were to many places like forts which are still situated in old city of Kasur. It is further mentioned by the Pathans that they became along with the army of Mughal emperor Babar who gave then Jagir/Land in Kasur.
Shrine of Baba Bhullay Shah, Baba Kamal Chishti and Khawja Daim-ul-Hazoori are also located in Kasur and a large number of pilgrims from the whole country and even from India paid visit to these shrines.
In the war of 1965, 1971, citizens of Kasur played a very pivotal role and set an example of bravery. Due to efforts of present government, the district is going on toward developments and so many projects are in progress.
412 Deeni Madaris have been registered under societies Registration Amendment Ordinance 2006. 159 Masajid (75 Brailvi Masliq, 39 Deobandi, 32 Ahle Hadis, 9 Ahle Tasheh and 4 Ahmadi Masliq) have been registered in this District.
Other salient features of Kasur are as below: