Drigh Road Cantonment was established in 1925 for the civilian population near the British Royal Air force Base, vide Government of Bombay Revenue Department Notification No.4840/24 dated 04-11-1925. In 1947 it was renamed as Faisal Cantonment. The municipal limits of the Cantonment Board were altered twice: in 1988 and 1995. The Board was classified as Class I in 2002, and has a population of 292,196 (census 2017).It is not only home to the first airfield established by the Royal Air Force in the sub-continent but can be considered as a mini Pakistan as well . The population is a vibrant mix of all provinces and the active generations of the initial mohajirs (settlers) after the independence in 1947.
Cantonment Board Faisal have developed numerous facilities for the residents and general public. CBF is a role model for other civic bodies to emulate. It is self-contained civic body which does not fall back for financial assistance either upon the federal Govt. or Provisional Govt.