Quetta

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presidency and departure from the country. After the successful long march, ''Lawyers' Movement'', chief justice Chaudhry was reinstated by the Prime minister (Prime minister of Pakistan) Yousaf Raza Gillani on March 22, 2009. Grew up in Quetta of Balochistan Province, Chaudhry was educated at the Sindh University, Chaudhry became to practices the law as an advocate at the Sindh High Court in 1976, and ascended as a senior advocate at Supreme Court before taking a government


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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


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musicians nisarbazmi.htm title Nisar Bazmi's profile publisher Mazhar.dk accessdate 2008-07-05 So vulnerable was the film industry to the changing political landscape that in 1976, an angry mob set fire to cinema in Quetta just before the release of the first Balochi (Balochi language) film, ''Hamalo Mah Gunj'', which was to be filmed in the same cinema. WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


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. History The province was originally formed over the period 1876-1891 by three treaties between Robert Sandeman (Robert Groves Sandeman) and the Khan of Kalat (State of Kalat). Sandeman became the Political Agent for the British-administered areas which were strategically located between British India and Afghanistan. A military base was established at Quetta which played a major part in the Second (Second Afghan War) and Third Afghan Wars. Kot Adu is a prominent

commercial and industrial City in the Punjab province, it is connected by road a rail with Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Rawalpandi, Islamabad, Quetta, and Faisalabad also by air from Multan Airport to all Pakistan airports. The Baloch rebellion of the 1970s, was the most threatening civil disorder to a United Pakistan since Bangladesh's secession. The Pakistan Armed Forces wanted to establish military garrisons


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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


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as Lieutenant-Colonel. He also spent another year serving ADC to Governor-General (Governor-General of Pakistan) Jinnah (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), founder of Pakistan. In 1960, Khan was promoted to Brigadier-General and commanded a small Brigade. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, he was Director Military Operations (DMO). His actions of valor won him the prestigious ''Star of Pakistan'' (Sitara-e-Pakistan).After the war, he was promoted to Major-General. In 1967, he was made GOC (General Officer Commanding) of the 1st Armoured Division of Pakistan Army. In 1969, he was made Chief of General Staff (CGS) (Chief of General Staff (Pakistan)). Family He had three brothers and a sister. He has relatives still residing in Pabbi near Peshawar, and in Quetta, Pakistan. General Gul Hassan Khan died in 1999 and was buried in Pabbi in Nowshera District (Main town of Chearat Cant, Chowki Mumriaz, Taroo Jaba, Akber Pura). Later career Shortly after his repatriation, he returned to active service. He went on to serve as Brigade Major in north-western Europe 1944-45 where he was Mentioned in Dispatches. In November 1945, he was appointed an Instructor at the Staff College (Command and Staff College), Quetta, and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel. He later achieved the rank of Brigadier. size One battalion (two: 1903–68, three:1940–47, four:1941–46) garrison Quetta Alhilal Taiping (Taiping, Perak) Seremban British Hong Kong ceremonial_chief Later service In November 1900 Costello was appointed adjutant of his regiment and in 1901 he was promoted Captain (Captain (land)). He then worked as a recruiting officer for several years before taking part in the Mohmand operations of 1908. He was promoted Major in 1910. In 1913 he entered the Indian Staff College at Quetta and graduated just before the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, when he rejoined his regiment as second-in-command. He was appointed as an Instructor at the Command and Staff College, Quetta from 1932 to 1936. He was made Commander 13th Duke of Connaught's's Own Lancers (13th Duke of Cambridge's Own Lancers (Watson's Horse)), British India, during 1938 and 1939. Discovery The mummy was found October 19, 2000. Pakistani authorities received a tip that one Ali Aqbar had videotape that showed he had a mummy for sale. Aqbar led the police to the house of tribal leader Wali Mohammed Reeki in Kharan in Baluchistan near the border of Afghanistan. Reeki told them that he had received it from an Iranian named Sharif Shah Bakhi who had said that he had found it after an earthquake near Quetta. The mummy had been in sale in the black antiquities market for equivalent to $11–30 million. Reeki and Aqbar were accused of violating the country's Antiquities Act with a possible ten years in prison. As a result of the above operations agreements were arrived at with the chiefs of the Damanis, by which they promised to pay certain fines and to refrain from future hostility. The fines imposed have now been paid in full, and the settlement has allowed of a portion of the Sistan force being withdrawn to Quetta. The troops maintaining a cordon in Sistan (Seistan) were engaged with hostile bodies on three occasions. Under Lord Kitchener (Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener)'s re-arrangement of the Indian army in 1904 the old Bombay command was abolished and its place was taken by the Western army corps under a lieutenant-general. The army corps was divided into three divisions under major-generals. The 4th (Quetta) Division, with headquarters at Quetta, comprised the troops in the Quetta and Sind districts. The 5th division, with headquarters at Mhow, consisted of three brigades, located at Nasirabad, Jabalpur and Jhansi, and included the previous Mhow, Deesa, Nagpur, Narmada (Narmada District) and Bundelkhand districts, with the Bombay district north of the Tapti (Tapti River). The 6th division, with headquarters at Pune, consisted of three brigades, located at Bombay, Ahmednagar and Aden. It comprised the previous Poona district, Bombay district south of the Tapti, Belgaum district north of the Tungabhadra, and Dharwar and Aurangabad districts. It is located about 32km from Loralai, and 160 miles from Quetta. It is famous for its apples, annar, and many other kinds of fruits. The tribes over here are Dummar, a sub cast of Kakar, SYED(PEACHI), and the Tareen. There are also many other tribes. It is a mountainous area, and its tallest mountain is called TOR GHAR.THE spoken language over here is pashto.THE People of sanjawi are peaceful,hospitable,and co operative. The 1st Battalion spent the war on garrison duty in Quetta, Baluchistan, on the North-West Frontier (North-West Frontier (military history)). The 2nd Battalion spent the entire war on the Western Front (Western Front (World War I)). The 3rd (Reserve) Battalion was a depot and training battalion stationed in Lancashire thoroughout the war. The Territorial and war-service (Kitchener's Army) battalions fought on the Western Front, in Mesopotamia (Mesopotamian Campaign), Gallipoli and Macedonia (Macedonian Front (World War I)). The Long, Long Trail The South Lancashire Regiment In 1878–1880, during the Second Afghan War, the 1st Battalion marched 145 miles in 5 days from Quetta to Kandahar and laid siege to the city. In 1900–1902, the 3rd Battalion was part of a force used to contain the Boxer rebellion in China. **Peshawar - Peshawar International Airport **Quetta - Quetta International Airport **Sukkur - Sukkur Airport The past few decades have seen emergence of a middle class in cities such as Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Hyderabad (Hyderabad, Pakistan), Quetta, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Peshawar, Sialkot, Abbottabad and Multan. Rural areas of Pakistan are regarded as more conservative, and are dominated by regional tribal customs dating back hundreds if not thousands of years. '''Khyber Pakhtunkhwa''' * Attan - Folk dance of Pashtuns tribes of Pakistan including the unique styles of Quetta and Waziristan * Khattak Dance - Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa During the first year the airline became very popular, "Pakistan’s popular private airline AirBlue to begin Flights to UK in May" Pakistan Times, Printed Jan 28, 2007 which allowed the airline to compete directly with the flag carrier PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) and the two other private carriers, flying more than 400,000 passengers in the first year with a load factor (Passenger load factor) of over 90%. Schmitz 2006, p. 58. This allowed the airline to expand into more cities in Pakistan including Peshawar, Quetta and Nawabshah. On 14 August 2005 (Pakistan's 58th Independence Day) Airblue launched its first international flight from Karachi to Dubai. On June 4, 2007, Airblue launched its inaugural flight to Manchester (Manchester, England) using the Airbus A321 (Airbus A321). AirBlue Begins Pakistan-UK Flights from June 1 History On 7 November 1993, Bhoja Air started operations on domestic routes between Karachi, Lahore and Quetta with a dry leased Boeing 737-200. It was registered in Pakistan making Bhoja the first private airline in the country to operate a Western manufactured aircraft. Pakistani Army When India divided into the Republic of India and the Dominion of Pakistan in August 1947, Mitha opted for Pakistan. He qualified for the Staff College, Quetta and served as GSO 1 in GHQ Pakistan. He fell in love with Indu Chatterji (Indu Mitha), daughter of Prof. Gyanesh C. Chatterji of Lahore Government College (Government College University), who had grown up in Lahore but had since moved to Delhi. That it was not just puppy love but something more lasting was proved by Mitha's perseverance, and four years after the young lovers' separation, Indu, against the wishes of her family, came over to Karachi and they were married. The couple had three daughters, two of whom turned out to be very talented classical dancers. Having recovered from those near-fatal wounds in Burma, Manekshaw attended the 8th Staff Course at Staff College, Quetta from 23 August to 22 December 1943, and was posted as Brigade Major of the Razmak brigade till 22 October 1944 before being sent to join the 9th Battalion, 12 Frontier Force Regiment in Burma under General (later Field Marshal) Slim (William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim)'s 14th Army (British Fourteenth Army). Towards the end of World War II, Manekshaw was sent as staff officer to General Daisy in Indo-China where, after the Japanese surrender, he helped rehabilitate over 10,000 POWs. He then went on a six-month lecture tour to Australia in 1946, and after his return was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel and served as a first grade staff officer in the Military Operations Directorate. nicknames birth_place Quetta, British India death_place He was born in Quetta, British India. He was educated at Douai School (Roman Catholic), Berkshire and at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He was commissioned into the Royal Leicestershire Regiment in 1963. He joined the Parachute Regiment in 1971. During the Battle of Goose Green, he inherited command of the 2nd Battalion of The Parachute Regiment (Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom)) (2 PARA) when Lieutenant-Colonel H. Jones was killed in action. Keeble (who held the rank (Military rank) of major at the time), a devout Christian, took over command of the battalion at a stage where one in six of his men were killed or wounded, they were largely out of ammunition, had been without sleep for 40 hours and were vulnerable to a counter-attack. After kneeling alone in prayer amongst the burning gorse he took the actions which brought the battle to a successful conclusion (interview in video "Command and the Christian Faith", published by the Armed Forces Christian Union) and he accepted the surrender of the Argentine forces at Goose Green on 29 May. Branches Habib Metropolitan Bank has more than 153 branches in Pakistan including cities of Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Hyderabad (Hyderabad (Pakistan)), Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Mirpur (Mirpur, Pakistan), Multan, Peshawar, Quetta, Rawalpindi, Kasur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Sialkot. Moro Noushahro feroze Ministry of Women's Development (MWD) established Women's Studies centres at five universities in Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, and Lahore in 1989. However, four of these centres became almost non-functional due to lack of financial and administrative support. Only the center at University of Karachi (funded by the Canadian International Development Agency) was able to run a master of arts programme. Following this assignment, he served as an instructor at the Indian Army (British Indian Army)'s Staff College (Command and Staff College) in Quetta, India (now in Pakistan) from 1930 until 1934. From 1936 until 1939, he served at the War Office, first as Assistant Director of Mechanisation, then as Deputy Director. With the outbreak of war, he was appointed commander of the 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, which was part of the British Expeditionary Force (British Expeditionary Force (World War II)). Following the BEF's evacuation from Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) in 1940, he was put in charge of the Royal Armoured Corps, where he put his insights into the theory of armoured warfare to good use. The planning process The plan was drawn up in March 1971 by Major General Khadim Hussain Raza, GOC (General Officer Commanding) 14th Division, and Major General Rao Farman Ali, as a followup of decisions taken at a meeting of the Pakistani army staff on 22 February. Islam, Major Rafiqul, A Tale of Millions, p. 57, ISBN 984-412-033-0 The 16th infantry division from Quetta and the 9th division from Kharian, West Pakistan, were ordered to prepare to move to East Pakistan in mid-February also as a result of that meeting. Originally a private sector project in 1961 by prominent industrialist Syed Wajjid Ali who signed a joint venture agreement with Nipon Electric Company (NEC) (NEC) of Japan, leading Pakistani engineer Ubaidur Rahman was appointed by Wajjid Ali to head the television project. By 1962 after a series of pilot transmission tests the project was quickly taken over by the Ayub government in 1963 in the greater national interest of Pakistan. President (President of Pakistan) Ayub Khan (Ayub Khan (Field Marshal)) re-appointed Ubaidur Rahman in 1963 under the Ministry of Information to continue with the NEC joint venture collaboration in launch PTV. The project began with a tent on the back lot of Radio Pakistan, Lahore where a transmission tower and a studio were constructed. On 26 November 1964, the first official television station commenced transmission broadcasts from Lahore, followed by Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1965 (then the capital of East Pakistan, a third centre was established in Rawalpindi Islamabad in 1965 and the fourth in Karachi in 1966. Later centres in Peshawar and Quetta were established by 1974. Originally broadcast in black and white, PTV began colour transmission in 1976. History of Pakistan Television Network With this new upgrade in techniques and equipment, the Pakistan Television Academy was founded and opened in 1987 to teach students who wished to work in the medium. As with the other agreement, the government financed most of the funds while the private venture capitalists offered to fund the remainder. PTV launched a full-scale satellite broadcasting service in 1991-92 whereas Digital TV satellite broadcasting was launched in 1999. Military career In Pakistan Army, Abu Taher joined the elite Special Service Group (Commando Force) in 1965. Following his training, he participated in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 in the Kashmir sector and the Sialkot sector. For his part, he received a gallantry award from the Government of Pakistan. After the war, Taher took advanced training on Guerrilla Warfare at Fort Bragg and Fort Benning in the United States in 1969. He was posted to the Quetta Staff College, Pakistan in 1970. Career in the Pakistani Army After the birth of India and Pakistan in 1947 following the departure of the Lord Mountbatten, Governor General of British India, Osmani joined the newly formed Pakistan Army on 7 October 1947, and was soon promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Being a career experienced officer and having served in WWII, he was immediately assigned to the General Staff Headquarters. He was appointed senior aide to the Chief of the General Staff in 1949. Later Osmani 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


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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


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weight lifting (Olympic weightlifting) has seen Olympic level success. Local such athletes include Dilawar Khan Khilji, Mohammad Rafiq Khan Khilji and Mohammad Alam Khan Kakar. In squash (Squash (sport)), Hiddy Jahan Khan was ranked among the top six players in the world from 1970 through to 1986. British Open champion Qamar Zaman also hails from Quetta. Other notable local squash players include: Zarak Jahan Khan, Abdul Wali Khan Khilji, Hamayoon Khan Khilji, Zubair Jahan Khan, Shams ul


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;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

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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