Quetta

What is Quetta known for?


international connection

) on its way, arrival time in Quetta is around 17:00 the next day. Coming from Afghanistan, there is a train departing the border town of Chaman every day at 14:00, arriving later that evening just before 18:30. One international connection is available, with Zahedan in Iran. The train departs Zahedan the 3rd and 17th of every month at 08:00, supposedly arriving the next day at 15:15. Be aware however that delays are the norm, the actual arrival time is usually between 3-6 hours


big+films

last film before the Partition of India was ''Rajputani'' (1946) in which she played a supporting role. She decided to remain in India after the partition and she acted through the mid-to-late-1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early-1980s. She played roles in big films like ''Halaku'' (1956), ''Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi'' (1958), ''Kaagaz Ke Phool'' (1959), ''Taj Mahal'' (1963) (for which she received the Filmfare's Award for Best Supporting Actress), ''Do Raaste'' (1969), and ''Pakeezah


sports training

markedly with the bare surrounding hills. It is an attractive destination for vacationers, with facilities for boat hire. A lakeside restaurant is crowded with hikers and campers during holiday periods. At one end there is an irrigation dam, while on the eastern shore there is Hayat Durrani Water Sports Academy, the only water sports training center in Balochistan. The Hanna Lake Development Authority, the Hayat Durrani Water Sports Academy and Merck Marker have planted a range of trees in the Hanna Lake Mountains both for beautification and the protection of the environment. The Hazarganji Chiltan National Park (Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park), WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


career+game

;Army's top slot: the seniority factor" ''Dawn'', 25 April 2004 * May 30 – Eventual Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth appears in his last career game, playing for the Boston Braves (Atlanta Braves) in Philadelphia against the Phillies (Philadelphia Phillies). * May 31 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake destroys Quetta in modern-day Pakistan, killing 40,000. ** 800,000 people gather for an opposition rally in Beirut, a month after the death of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. It is the largest rally in Lebanon's history. WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


impressive performance

Sialkot), which he sent to the Asiatic Society. In this inscription King Shalya has been called a Madrak Jat. Alexander (Alexander the Great)'s army had a fierce battle with the forces of the Madrakas at Sialkot. As a young hockey player, his potential was not realized for some time. He had difficulty making an impact on the professional hockey leagues 1995-98. Like many Pakistani hockey players, he is a product of the Pakistan Junior Squad. An impressive performance in the 18th Junior National Hockey U18 Championship at Quetta 1995 gained him a place in Pakistan Junior squad which drew their home series 2-2 against Germany Juniors. He was not selected for the tour of Netherlands, Germany and Poland, playing next for Pakistan in the 3rd Junior Asia Cup at Singapore in 1996. He staged a comeback in the Pakistan Junior side in 1997, a side which beat Germany Junior in four consecutive test matches. '''Sibi Railway Station''' is a junction railway station. The railway track was lined in 1890s during the British era to link Sibi with rest of the country. The routes are Sibi from linked with Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Hyderabad (Hyderabad, Sindh), Rohri, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Kot Adu, Gujrat, Jacobabad, Gujranwala, Khanewal, Nawabshah, Attock, Jhelum, and Nowshera (Nowshera, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa). The '''University of Balochistan''' was established in 1971 in Quetta, Balochistan (Balochistan (Pakistan)), Pakistan. It has more than 6,000 students in one campus, 35 different fields of studies and 5 faculties. according to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, the university is 11th best general category university in Pakistan. WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


colourful social

the Forest Department, Spinney Road, Quetta. Do Festivals There are religious and social festivals celebrated by the people of Quetta. Two major religious festivals are '''Eid-ul-Azha''' and '''Eid-ul-Fiter'''. On these festivals people adorn their houses, wear new dresses, cook special dishes and visit each other. Eid-Meladun-Nabi is another religious festival. It is a celebration of the birth day of the Muslim prophet, Muhammad. Numerous colourful social festivals are also source of jubilation. '''Sibi festival''' that traces its roots to Mehrgarh, an archeological site of ancient human civilization, attracts people from across the country. It is attended by common folk, ministers and other government officials. Folk music performances, cultural dances, handicrafts stalls, cattle shows and a number of other amusing activities. '''Buzkashi''' is a peculiar festival showing the valor of Pashtun people. It is celebrated on horseback by two teams that use their skills to snatch a goat from each other. Buy Local handicrafts, specially green marble products, mirror work and embroidered jackets, shirts, and hand bags, pillow covers, bed sheets, dry fruits, etc. The main bazaar is on Jinnah Road. Prominent bazaars of Quetta are located on Shahrah-e-Iqbal (Kandahari Bazaar) and Shahrah-e-Liaqat (Liaqat Bazaar and Suraj Gang Bazaar). Here you can find colourful handicrafts, particularly Balochi mirror work and Pashtun embroidery. The Pashtun workers are expert in making fine Afghani carpets, with their pleasing and intricate designs, fur coats, jackets, waist-coats, sandals and other creations of traditional Pashtun skills. Balochi carpets are made by the nomadic tribes of this area. They are generally not nearly as fine or expensive as the Persian city products, or even the Turkoman tribal rugs from further North, but they are generally better than Afghan carpets and more authentic than the bad copies of Turkoman and Persian designs that the cites of Pakistan produce. They definitely have a charm of their own. They range from relatively crude rugs that can, with some bargaining, be had be purchased for very reasonable prices to fine and valuable pieces. Many are small enough to be carry. Eat thumb 250px Sajji being cooked (Image:Sajji cooking.JPG) In the old bazaars are old tea-shops, which are the local social clubs. There are also many popular eating houses offering different types of delicacies. Among the popular delicacies is Sajji (leg of lamb), which is tender and is not very spicy. It is a whole leg of lamb marinated in local herbs and spices and barbecued beside an open fire. It is very popular among the locals and is offered with great insistence to the guests. The Pathan tribesmen of the valley also enjoy Landii (whole lamb) and Khandi Kebab. Landhi s a whole lamb which is dried in shade and kept for the winters. Kebab shops are very popular, the best being Lal Kebab, Tabaq, Cafe Farah and Cafe Baldia. They serve Pakistani and Continental food. The Chinese restaurant that is one of the oldest in town is Cafe China. Some of the finest mutton in the country is raised around Quetta. It has a delicious smell which can be sampled in the 'Pualao that most of the eating houses. There is famous '''Lehri Sajji''' house and '''Mir Afzal Karahi''' at Jinnah Road. The most famous is the Khadi kebab kebab which is just behind the street at Liaquat Bazaar The Pashtun people are also known for their refreshing green tea and Dood Pati shops Very few places can compete with Quetta valley in having wide range of tasteful fruits, exported to all parts of the country as well as abroad. There you can find plums, peaches, pomegranates, apricots, apples, olives, different types of melon, water-melon, cherries, pistachios, almonds and other dry fruits. Saffron and tulip are also grown and cultivated on a commercial scale. The fruits heaven is Urak, called Samaristan meaning the land of fruits in Persian. Drink * Being an Islamic country, Alcohol is banned but is available for non Muslims. None of the hotels have bars, although at some alcohol can be ordered as room service. There is a liquor store on the main street though it's difficult to find (it's best to ask your hotel, which should be able to provide directions). * Quetta is well known for its Kawa (Green Tea) and Shere Chai also known as Dood Pati Chai. Kawa has a unique flavour, and is usually served sweet, lemon and ginger powder are optional additions. * Sharbat-e-Sandal is a sweet, non-carbonated drink unusually found in markets in summer. It has a good taste and a yellowish-green transparent colour - look out for the black seeds. Served ice cold. Sleep Budget * WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


position top

) Degree College Madrassa Road Quetta Cantt. Famous Tameer-e-Nau Public College (Tameer-e-Nau Public College, Quetta) which has always led in HSSC Board position Top spots in Baluchistan Board of Education. The military Command and Staff College was founded by the British in 1905, its centennial was celebrated in 2005. The city is home to the University of Balochistan established in 1974, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences), (BUITEMS) Sardar Bahadur Khan Women's University, Bolan Medical College, Balochistan Agriculture College, the Geological Survey of Pakistan, the historic Sandeman Library and many other government and private colleges. Balochistan Board Quetta is only Intermediate and Secondary education board for Balochistan. It conducts Secondary School and Higher Secondary School examination throughout the province. Flora and fauna Mammals such as Markhor (wild sheep), leopards, wolves (Gray wolf), hyena, rabbits, wild cats and porcupines are to be found in the Quetta region. Local birds species include partridge, warblers, shikra, the blue rock pigeon, rock nuthatch, golden eagle, sparrows, hawks, falcons and bearded vultures. A total of 225 species of flora have been identified in the area including pistachios, juniper, wild olives, wild ash and wild almonds. Also found are shrubs including wild fig, barberry, wild cherry, makhi and herbs such as ephedra intermadia and gerardiana (Pinus gerardiana). Attractions WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


training+major

chose to take a temporary reversion to the rank of Major, when he decided to leave the A.S.C and join the Infantry of the army. During his stay at the Quetta staff college, he served alongside (then) Major Yahya Khan, Major Tikka Khan, and Major A. A. K. Niazi, all of whom ironically were destined to lead the Pakistan army against the Bangladesh Forces commanded by Osmani in 1971. After his re-induction training Major Osmani was commissioned in the infantry in May 1951 and repromoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was posted as 2IC and acting CO of 5 14 Punjab (5th Punjab Battalion of 14th Punjab Regiment), which was then part of a brigade commanded by Brigadier Ayub Khan (Ayub Khan (Field Marshal)), and did a tour of duty in Kashmir and Waziristan for four months. Khaled Mosharraf was born in the village of Mosharrafganj in Islampur, Jamalpur District of the province of Bengal, British India (now in Bangladesh). He passed the matriculation examination from Cox's Bazaar High School in 1953. Graduating from the Dhaka College in 1955, he joined the Pakistan Army and enrolled at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul, West Pakistan. He was appointed adjutant of the 4th Bengal regiment during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He also served as an instructor at the military academy and obtained an advanced degree from the Command and Staff College in Quetta in 1968. In addition he also received training in the United Kingdom and West Germany. Imprisonments Wali Khan served several stints in prison, and survived several assassination attempts during his 48-year political career. His first arrest was under the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR) by the British Raj in 1943 for his role in the Khudai Khidmatgar movement. Wali Khan passes away. (Friday, 27 January 2006) ''The Nation''. Nawa-e-Waqt. Available online at 2006 27 index3.php WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


battle title

accessdate 2009-10-22 publisher Order of Battle title 9 Division units url http: www.ordersofbattle.com UnitData.aspx?UniX 6008&Tab Sub The 3 17th Dogra Regiment from the 9th Division was the first British Commonwealth Army unit to see action against the Japanese at the Battle of Kota Bharu on December 8, 1941. Smith The 9th Indian Division fought a relatively successful defensive retreat down Malaya's east coast until the 22nd Brigade


defense military

, the National Defence College (National Defence University, Islamabad), Rawalpindi and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he attended the Senior International Defense Management Course. He holds an M.Sc. in Defense (Defense (military)) and Strategic studies. Jetley's mother, Kaushaliya Rani, was the daughter of High Court advocate Shivram Jhingan. Jetley was educated at Quetta, Lansdowne (Lansdowne, Garhwal) and Dehra Dun, followed by higher education at the Gordon Mission College, Rawalpindi. birth_date WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta

Quetta

'''Quetta''' ( making it Pakistan's only high-altitude major city. The population of the city is estimated to be approximately one million.

Located in northern Balochistan near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border (Durand line), Quetta is a trade and communication centre between the three countries. The city lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway from Central Asia to South Asia. Quetta played an important role militarily for the Pakistani Armed Forces in the intermittent Afghanistan conflict (War in Afghanistan (1978–present)).

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