What is Quetta known for?

water sports

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

played roles

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

successful defensive

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

commercial scale

and then a wild red. Quetta is known as the fruit basket of Pakistan. Plums, peaches, pomegranates, apricots, apples, guavas (locally called zaitoon), some unique varieties of melon such as "Garma" and "Sarda" and cherries, pistachios and almonds are all grown in abundance. Some pistachios also grow in Qila Saif Ullah. Saffron grows very well and is being cultivated on a commercial scale. Tulips are an indigenous flower of Pakistan. The yellow and red varieties of tulip grow wild in the area. People and Culture The inhabitants of Quetta are mainly Pashtuns. The tribes include Kakar, Ghilzai Tareen, Mandokhel, Sherani, Looni, Kasi and Achakzai. Since Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan one might think the Balochs would be in the majority, but the Pashtuns are actually the largest group and the Pashto language is widely spoken. Besides Pashtuns and Balochis you can also find Punjabis, Hazaras, Uzbeks, Tajiks and Turkomen rubbing shoulders with the other inhabitants. They are known to be hospitable to visitors because hospitality is an important element of their cultures. Nomadic tribesmen, mainly Balouchi, pass through Quetta Valley during spring and autumn with their herds of sheep and camels and their assorted wares for sale. This seasonal movement adds colour to the life of the city. The Pashtuns pride themselves on their tradition of hospitality to guests (milmastia in Pashto). Just a greeting of Salaam Alaykum will get you far in endearing yourself to people. The rugged terrain has made the people of the area hardy and resilient. They are known for their friendliness and hospitality. To make a visitor comfortable is part of their tradition. The people inhabiting this land are proud, robust and fiercely independent. Get in By plane WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


for Punjab. The Chaman Road is a link between the country and the Afghan border. Get around WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta

musical shows

urbanised and its population has grown - these twin factors have led to a steep growth in the urban population: from 11,000 in 1891. Festivals and shopping Cultural and religious festivals are held in the city every year. The two Eid festivals which mark the end of fasting and the end of the Hajj allow the majority Muslim community to put on musical shows, distribute sweets and presents. Buzkashi is a festival celebrated by Pashtuns in which two teams on horse-back attempt to snatch a goat

population making

Balochi represent 40% of Balochistan's population while 20% of households speak Brahui, Pashtu is spoken by around 40% of the population making Balochi and Pashtu the two dominant languages in the region. Other languages include, Hazaragi, Sindhi (Sindhi language), Punjabi (Punjabi language), Brahui WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta

powerful family

Indies (1946) Northern Command (Northern Command (United Kingdom)) (1946) Scottish Command and Governor of Edinburgh Castle 1947 unit Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Duke of Wellington's Regiment At the end of the Mughal (Mughal Empire) dynasty, the suburbs and the outlying districts and areas of Sialkot were left to themselves. Sialkot, itself, was appropriated by a powerful family of Pashtuns (Pashtun people) from Multan, Afghanistan

training quot

Farouq training camp''', he received training on the Kalashnikov rifle (AK-47) and pistols." *"In Quetta, Pakistan, detainee met some Taliban on the street who led the detainee to a guesthouse (Taliban guest house, Kandahar) in Qandahar, where he stayed for a week of questioning and was then sent to the “'''Faruk camp'''” for training." Human Rights Watch reports that Mohammed was captured in February 2003, in Quetta, Pakistan, and remains in US custody

local social

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


'''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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