What is Rawalpindi known for?

called radio

the Trans-Karakoram Tract was transferred by treaty from Gilgit Agency to China under the proviso that the settlement was subject to the final solution of the Kashmir dispute. Thus from 1955 to 1970, Pakistan comprised two provinces: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, popularly called Radio Pakistan came into being as Pakistan Broadcasting Service on 14 August 1947 when Pakistan emerged on the world map as a new country. It was a direct descendant of the Indian Broadcasting

educational activities

Commonwealth and Empire Law Conference at Sydney in Augustā€“September 1965, as Leader of the Pakistan Delegation. He travelled widely in Europe, Canada and the United States. He was interested in academic and educational activities and had been a member of the Syndicates of the Punjab University (University of the Punjab), Engineering University, Lahore, Agricultural University, Lyallpur (Faisalabad) (now Faisalabad) and Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. He had been

play service

: www.nayatel.pk coverage_area.php publisher Nayatel.pk accessdate 22 November 2013 Nayatel and PTCL are the market-leaders in the 'triple-play' service. While another operator named DHA-Teleman also has a rapidly expanding network and currently serves all the military residential areas in addition to civil areas. PTCL currently has the largest optical fibre network (providing triple play services), DHA-Teleman has the second largest (providing Digital and Analogue Cable TV and HFC


in the cantonment area of the city and also has a big parking area. Eating in these chains is more of a statement of status in Pakistan than anything else, and you will notice that there is usually quite a fashion parade in many of these establishments ! In rawalpindi, do as the pindites do! Grab a bag of the most yummy and juicy local sweet called "jalebee" from gratto on murree road, or the luxuriously garnished icecream from "Chaman" at saddar, or the famous 'samosas

articles history

Records it has the world's oldest university - Takshashila University. north-west of Rawalpindi, traces of at least 55 stupas, 28 Buddhist monasteries, 9 temples, a copper plate inscribed with the name Takshashila, a vase with Kharoshthi


. Although Badala is a type of Pashto folk music, it is normally sung by professional musicians. It is an epic poem set to composed music which is performed with instruments such harmonium, drums and tabla. The Rubab (Rubab (instrument)), a kind of lute is an essential part of Pasthtu folk music. This music is uncommon as the ruling MMA (Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal) has restricted the use of music in the province. In recent years, the Pashto music industry has been given official patronage

architectural history

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of the Bhatti tribe in the ages preceding the Christian era. Graeco-Bactrian coins, together with ancient bricks, occur over an area of 500 ha (Hectare) (2 miĀ²). Known within historical times as Fatehpur Baori, Rawalpindi fell into decay during one of the Mongol invasions in the 14th century.

was an agricultural market, and became populated by the Muslim tribes of Kamboh, Mirza Dhudhi, Sahu, Malik, Bhutta, Sial, Bhatti Sukhera, Juta, Thaheem. Jats and Arain tribes. Some Hindu families, particularly Arun, also lived in the town. There are references of its being a sizable town during Ghazni dynasty as the armies traveling from Rawalpindi and Chakwal to Multan used to rest at this point. Kabirawala, as part of Multan, was taken back by Hindus after the death of Mahmood

contemporary cultural

Lahore to Delhi. Travel worlds: journeys in contemporary cultural politics: Raminder Kaur, John Hutnyk, ISBN 1-85649-562-0<

distinct cultural

among themselves. The newer generation are now more conversant in Urdu (Urdu language), Punjabi (Punjabi language), Sindhi (Sindhi language) and English (English language). Muslim Communities of South Asia: Culture Society and Power edited by T N Madan Manohar Publications Meos have lost their group identity and distinct cultural traditions and have assimilated (Cultural assimilation) with local Muslim population. WikiPedia:Rawalpindi Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Punjab Localities Rawalpindi commons:Rawalpindi


'''Rawalpindi''' (Punjabi (Punjabi language), to the north-west of Lahore. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District. Also, Rawalpindi is the military headquarters GHQ of the Pakistani Armed Forces.

Many tourists use the city as a stop before traveling towards the northern areas. Numerous shopping bazaars, parks and a cosmopolitan population attract shoppers from all over Pakistan and abroad. The city is home to several industries and factories. Islamabad International Airport is located in Rawalpindi, which is also the Chaklala Airbase, and serves both cities and several neighboring districts for international flights.

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