Quetta

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social political

), ''The Guardian'' (Karachi) an Urdu daily ''Azadi'', and the ''English Weekly Express'', (Quetta). He also regularly contributes columns to ''Dawn'' (Dawn newspaper), and is an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic matters. He is presently Editor-in-chief of the English daily ''Balochistan Express'' (Quetta), ''The Guardian'' (Karachi) an Urdu daily ''Azadi'', and the ''English Weekly Express'', (Quetta). He also regularly contributes columns to Dawn

newspaper ''Dawn'' , and is an authority on Balochistan’s social, political and economic matters. Personal life Balouch was born in the suburb of Lyari, in Pakistan's 'business capital' Karachi, but migrated to Quetta, Balouchistan (Balochistan (Pakistan)) in 1990.


products agricultural

Such as Fauji Fertilizer Company, Fatima Fertilizer Company, cosmetics, glass manufacturing, cotton production and processing, large textile units, flour mills, sugar and oil mills and large-scale power generation projects. Cotton production in Punjab Province starts from this area. Mango and Citrus are the two main fruits of this city. Cottage industries includes ginning, pottery clay products, agricultural machinery, handicrafts, and embroidery. Agriculture is the Occupation of 65% People


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


game playing

;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


successful long

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


prominent commercial

. 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


school song

, including the construction of the modern well-equipped Spence and Sykes halls, the introduction of the school song, and the award of Battle Honours. - Quetta Quetta International Airport - birth_date WikiPedia:Quetta Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Balochistan Localities Quetta


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


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


set free

and then set free and given general amnesty in early January 2002 US begins transferring terror prisoners to Cuban base: Gunfire errupts [sic] as plane with al-Qaida members takes off, ''Boston Globe'', January 10, 2002 High-Ranking Taliban Leaders Surrender, Are Set Free, ''Fox News'', January

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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