District Nankana Sahib was established on 01-07-2005. Previously it was a sub-division of Sheikhupura District. District Nankana Sahib comprised of the following 4 Tehsils till 01-12-2008.
- Nankana Sahib
- Shah Kot
- Sangla Hill
Note: Tehsil Safdarabad has been made part of District Sheikhupura w.e.f 01-12-2008.
Nankana Sahib is a sacred place for the Sikh community as it is the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion. Guru Nanak (the founder of Sikhism was born on 15th April, 1469 at Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi now called Nankana Sahib. Guru Nanak died on 22nd September, 1539. For more than 500 years the city of Nankana Sahib has been pilgrim spot for thousands of Sikhs who visit each year.