Glorious Rawalpindi

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1. 2. HISTORY...................................................................................................................................... 1 GEOGRAPHY .............................................................................................................................. 3 2.1. Location................................................................................................................................. 3 2.2. General Details ...................................................................................................................... 4 2.3. Climate .................................................................................................................................. 5 3. RELIGION .................................................................................................................................... 6 3.1. Islamic Religious Festivals ................................................................................................... 6 3.2. Christians............................................................................................................................... 7 3.3. Sikhism .................................................................................................................................. 8 3.4. Hinduism ............................................................................................................................... 8 4. CULTURE .................................................................................................................................... 9 4.1. National Days Celebrations ................................................................................................... 9 4.1.1. Pakistan Day.................................................................................................................. 9 4.1.2. Independence Day ......................................................................................................... 9 4.1.3. Defense Day .................................................................................................................. 9 4.2. Dress .................................................................................................................................... 10 4.3. Food And Health ................................................................................................................. 10 4.4. Wedding Customs And Traditions ...................................................................................... 10 4.4.1. Mienu .......................................................................................................................... 10 4.4.2. MEHNDI .................................................................................................................... 11 4.4.3. BARRAT..................................................................................................................... 12 4.4.4. VALIMA ..................................................................................................................... 12 4.5. Superstitious /Beliefs........................................................................................................... 13 5. ECONOMY................................................................................................................................. 14 5.1. Back Ground Of Occupations ............................................................................................. 15 5.2. Initialization Of Trading Classes......................................................................................... 15 5.3. Industries And Manufacturers ............................................................................................. 16 5.4. Popular Industries ................................................................................................................ 17 5.4.1. Marble Industry In Rawalpindi/Islamabad Region ..................................................... 17 5.4.2. Furniture Industry in Rawalpindi ................................................................................ 19 5.5. Back Ground Of Gas Works ............................................................................................... 21 5.6. Oil Wells ............................................................................................................................. 21 6. TRADE & BUSINESS ............................................................................................................... 22 6.1. Initial Days Of Trade........................................................................................................... 22 6.2. Existing Pattern Of Industrial Development ....................................................................... 23 6.2.1. Description of Existing Industry ................................................................................. 23 6.3. Potentials Of Trade And Business ...................................................................................... 24 6.3.1. Agriculture .................................................................................................................. 25 6.3.2. Livestock ..................................................................................................................... 25 6.3.3. Forests ......................................................................................................................... 25 6.3.4. Minerals ....................................................................................................................... 25 6.3.5. Industry........................................................................................................................ 25 6.3.6. Consumer Goods Industries ........................................................................................ 26 6.3.7. Fish Farming ............................................................................................................... 26 6.3.8. Disciplined and trained work force ............................................................................. 26 6.3.9. Willing work force seeking employment .................................................................... 26 6.4. Potentials For Foreign Investment In Rawalpindi............................................................... 26 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry i

Glorious Rawalpindi 6.4.1. Manufacturing/Industrial Sector ................................................................................. 27 6.4.2. Non-Manufacturing/Industrial Sector ......................................................................... 27 6.4.3. Service Sector:............................................................................................................. 28 6.4.4. Infrastructure Sector: ................................................................................................... 28 6.4.5. Social Sector................................................................................................................ 28 6.4.6. Others .......................................................................................................................... 28 6.5. Leading Industries in different sectors: ............................................................................... 29 6.5.1. Bakery Products .......................................................................................................... 29 6.5.2. Beverage ...................................................................................................................... 29 6.5.3. Cement Products ......................................................................................................... 30 6.5.4. Ceramics Products ....................................................................................................... 30 6.5.5. Chip/Straw Board ........................................................................................................ 30 6.5.6. Diapers Plant ............................................................................................................... 30 6.5.7. Domestic Hardware ..................................................................................................... 30 6.5.8. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals ............................................................................................ 30 6.5.9. Flour Mills ................................................................................................................... 31 6.5.10. Food Products .............................................................................................................. 32 6.5.11. Industrial/Burn Gases .................................................................................................. 32 6.5.12. LPG Cylinders ............................................................................................................. 32 6.5.13. Plastic Products ........................................................................................................... 32 6.5.14. Poultry Feeds ............................................................................................................... 32 6.5.15. Refinery ....................................................................................................................... 33 6.5.16. Textile Composite ....................................................................................................... 33 6.5.17. Textile Spinning .......................................................................................................... 33 6.5.18. Tyre and Tubes ............................................................................................................ 33 6.5.19. Unani Medicines ......................................................................................................... 33 6.5.20. Woolen Textile Spinning/Weaving ............................................................................. 33 7. HEALTH SECTOR..................................................................................................................... 33 7.1. Rular Health Centres (RHC) ............................................................................................... 34 7.2. Basic Health Units (BHU) .................................................................................................. 34 7.3. Govt. Rural Dispensaries (GRD) ........................................................................................ 34 7.4. MCH Centres....................................................................................................................... 34 7.5. Government Hospitals ......................................................................................................... 34 7.6. Army Hospitals in Rawalpindi ............................................................................................ 35 7.7. Major Private Hospitals in Rawalpindi ............................................................................... 35 7.8. Unani Dispensaries/ Dawakhanas ....................................................................................... 36 7.9. Homeopathic Doctors/Clinics ............................................................................................. 36 8. EDUCATION.............................................................................................................................. 37 8.1. Universities.......................................................................................................................... 37 8.1.1. University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi ............................................................... 37 8.1.2. Fatima Jinnah University for Women, Rawalpindi ..................................................... 37 8.1.3. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) ................................... 38 8.2. Colleges ............................................................................................................................... 38 8.2.1. Govt. Post Graduate Colleges (Male and Female) ...................................................... 38 8.2.2. Govt. Intermediate Colleges (Male and Female) ........................................................ 38 8.2.3. Private registered Colleges (Male & Female) ............................................................. 39 8.2.4. MC. Middle Schools Rawalpindi. ............................................................................... 40 8.2.5. MC. Primary Schools Rawalpindi............................................................................... 40 8.2.6. MC. High School Rawalpindi ..................................................................................... 41 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry ii

...............1...................................................4...................................................... Civil Lines ................... Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium ................ 54 9. 46 9................. Peshawar Road .......................... Wildlife potential in Rawalpindi district.......... 43 9..................1......1............ Temple of Katas ...... 60 10............................ 49 9................................. 65 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry iii ........ 57 9................2........................................................................... Private Schools and colleges ...................2..........................................4......................................................................... Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi .......................................................................................................3.............................. Utility Services ........... Romi Park..............................................................................4...............................................8......2..... Khewra Salt Mines ...................................................................................... SERVICES ..................................1..............................5.......... Taxila Museum..................................................... Places Around Rawalpindi & Islamabad ...3.10................................................................ Darul Aman . 42 8..............3...................................... The Salt Range ....................1.....................5...........................4............3................................4............................................................................................... Hassan Abdal...... RESCUE 1122 ( Punjab Emergency Services) ............. SPORTS & RECREATION ...1............................... 44 9................. 53 9.. 41 8...............................................................................................7................................... Cricket .................................... 54 9......................... KABBADI.......... 45 9..................................................................................1....... 63 10........................... 51 9................................................................................. 55 9....................................4............ The Raja Bazaar ..................3................1.. Liaqat National Bagh ...... ..................................................................... 57 9...........................................3.............................. Cinemas & Theatres .......... POLICE STATIONS.............. Popular Sports In Rawalpindi ............... near Kachari Chowk................................... Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL)................................................................................................2.......................................................2........................4............................ Rawalpindi Golf Course .....................5...............................................................5................... PTCL .... Edhi Foundation ........... 58 10. Rawalpindi Public Park .....Glorious Rawalpindi 8. 56 9............................ Other Places Worth A Visit.........3........................2.................................... 60 10.............. 42 8..................2...................................2............................................................... Rescue 15 ....6..3...................... Punjab.... 62 10... The Mall Saddar .......................................................5.........1.......7.....1.........................................................................1........................................... SOS Village .......................................2...............................................6...............................1............................... 49 9... Field Hockey .............................................................................1.. 61 10............ Forts .....................................................6........................... SOCIAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES .............. 61 10..3..................................................................... Anjuman Faiz -UL -Islam(Apna Ghar) ............ 46 9......7..1............. Rawalpindi Club.................................... 44 9.................. ............................................................2.............. 44 9............2... Army Hockey Stadium ...3..................... Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Rawalpindi .. Murree and the Galis ................................. 56 9...1.......................................... 60 10....................... 63 10...................... 48 9. Sports venues and stadiums .................................. 65 Company Profile .................9........... 62 10............ 56 9.......................... 51 9...........1....................................................................4....3...........................................Emergency Reporting Centre ..........................1................2............................ Kallar Kahar .......... 60 10.................................2.............. Jinnah Park..................... 58 9.... 46 9................... 42 8.......1...........2..........................................................................1.........6............................................................................ 51 9..................... 45 9....................................... 57 9............. IESCO .....................................2......... SOME OTHER STADIUMS ...........3... 64 10.......5......1...............1......3............................................................ 51 9..... Federal Government Schools & Colleges .1. 52 9............................................. 50 9.....................................................................................................2. Government Schools & Colleges ................. 63 10........................4.. 57 9. Medical Colleges ................................................................................ Ayub National Park .....1.........................1..........1.............................

.................................... 74 12........... 79 12.............. 78 12........3............. Public Transportation ......................................... 78 12.....................3................................................ 81 12..................................3........ 81 12.................................. 80 12..................................2..7...................... RING ROAD ..........................................................1.........................................................................1....1......................3...7............ Famous Markets/ Bazaars ..............................................5............International ...................................................... MEGA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ....................................................................... Banking Institutions in Rawalpindi .4...................2.................................... Misriot Dam ..........................(Rawalpindi) ..............1................ 90 12.............. La Rosh Hotel......... Lai Expressway .................... 67 10....2................. WATER RESERVOIR ..................8................... Shalimar Hotel ****.................. 73 11................2.......9..................................................................... Islamabad International Airport Road .................................................................................4............ 99 12.......... The Mall ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Great Mourning Days in the Rawalpindi’s History ............................. 84 12....................2..................................... 100 12..... 71 11. Highways ............................................................................................... Lasania Restaurant city .................................................................1........................................13............................................................. INSIDE RAWALPINDI ...................................................................... 80 12.............................. 75 12................................................. Sub Way ..............6............................................................1.............................................................................................................................. Famous Restaurants................4.. Flashman’s Hotel.1........................................2................................................ WASA .......................10..................................... 77 12.............2....................2............3.........................................................................2..... Jawa Dam ..............................2....... Lai Nullah ........ 72 11..............4.................. 104 13............................................................... 76 12........ 105 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry iv ..................................14.. 104 13...... 76 12...... 68 10............................. Airport .2...........................3................................. 72 11.............................. 75 12......................2.......................................6.......5.................................................................................................................................1........... 70 10...................2..................................................... 98 12....................................................................................................2................ 68 10.................................................................................................... Lal Haveli .................................1................................................3................................... Political Structure ................................................................................ KFC ....................9........................ POST OFFICE ..... FAMOUS FAST FOODS .......................... Famous Chowk.... Roads In Rawalpindi City ... 102 13... Famous Historical Places ...............1.................. 75 12................................................. 78 12................... Museums ....................................................4.................... Pearl Continental Hotel ***** ........... 105 13........................... Hotel Civic ................................... Beautiful Mosque of Rawalpindi ....................11.........2.. 66 10...............8.........................................2................. 80 12................. 79 12....Glorious Rawalpindi 10................... Ancient Rawalpindi .................................................. 81 12.......... Railway Stations .... 95 12.................................12................2.......................................International .... FAMOUS Hotels ........................... RAWAL LAKE.... 96 12................................ Libraries and Museums ........................4...................... 82 12.................................................................. Purana Qilla ....................................... 79 12.................................................................................................................5........................................................ 93 12..................................... Akbar International *** ...1..2...

i. This study contains information on population. the area of its concern. education and the existing industries. The present study can be helpful in preparing feasibility reports for various industries and thus can be a useful guide in the pre investment exercises for any venture. infrastructure.e. communication net works. Saiqa Jaffery Research & Development Officer The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry v . health.Glorious Rawalpindi PREFACE The Research and Development Department of the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry has produced a comprehensive book based upon the potentials of investments pertaining to Rawalpindi Division.

the martial people of the area against the British domination.Glorious Rawalpindi 1. founded a new town nearby. In the process of consolidation a cantonment was established at Rawalpindi and the Divisional Headquarters shifted from Jhelum to Rawalpindi. In Tuzk-e-Jehangiri there is a mention of Rawalpindi with its brief history. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1 . Pind Daden Khan and Chakwal to settle in Rawalpindi. also known as Pindi. The name ‘Rawalpindi’ means the abode of Rawals. The railway was brought to Rawalpindi in 1866. Rawalpindi City. The offer was responded positively and the town of Rawalpindi started growing day by day. a Ghakkar Chief . During the struggle for freedom in 1857. The material remains found at the site prove the existence of a Buddhist establishment contemporary to Taxila and the Vedic civilization (Hindu culture). the largest urban centre of Northern Punjab and the twin city of Federal Capital Islamabad is the fifth among the big cities of the country. they must conciliate the martial people of the area. has a long history spread over several millennia. battle with Gakhars. Archaeologists believe that a distinct culture flourished on this plateau as far back as 3000 years. Sardar Malik Singh invited the traders and businessmen of neighboring areas i. they now comprise Rawalpindi district was known by the name of Amanda which during Mughal period was known as Sindh-Sagar. Rawalpindi emerged as a fiscal district during Sikh rule. When Jhanda Khan.e. the area of Rawalpindi came under the British rule and pace of development accelerated. HISTORY Rawalpindi. However. The Rawals a jogi tribe. Although they did not succeed. At the time of Alexander’s invasion. at the site of an old town known as ‘Fatehpur Baori’ he named it ‘Rawalpindi’. founded a village namely ‘Rawal’ at the site where we have the Rawal Dam today. In 1849. Jhelum. until 1765. Rawalpindi had little importance when a Sikh Chief Malik Sing took its control after a bloody. Municipal Committees was constituted in 1867. but the British did realize that if they want to rule.

he was welcomed rousingly. The famous Murree Road has been a hot spot for various political and social events. It carries the sewerage and waste of the city. When Pakistan resolution was passed in 1940 the Muslims of the district supported it whole heartedly. in Liaquat Garden. When Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah visited Rawalpindi in 1944. Telegraphic wires between Rawalpindi and Murree were cut.Glorious Rawalpindi After the first Great War Rawalpindi saw distributed condition following the wake of Khalafat movement. there was a good deal of agitation in the district. Many Government buildings were set on fire. The city comprises Municipal Corporation and the cantonment. The Municipal Committee introduced water supply system in 1926 whereas sewer system was laid in 1953. before Pakistan came into existence.Municipal Committee as upgraded to Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation in 1975 which is providing a number of educational and Health facilities and other civic amenities to the public. Liaquat Ali Khan. the Pakistan flag was unfurled by the Commander–in-Chief of Pakistan Army. and it serves the city along with the capital. There was a communal disturbance in 1947. Nala Lai which is famous for its floods runs in the middle of the city and divides it into two parts i. History describes Nala Lai water as pure enough for drinking but now it has become polluted with the waste water from all sources including factories and houses. With the inception of Local Body System in 1885 during British rule. Today Rawalpindi is the headquarters of the Pakistani Army. Islamabad International Airport is actually in Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi saw the assassination of the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. During the Khalafat movement Rawalpindi was the base of the hijrat movement. famous for its floods. the post Jalianwala Bagh massacres disturbances. In the post Jalianwala Bagh disturbances. In a simple ceremony at Rawalpindi. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2 . In addition to this another reservoir Rawal Dam is located in the limits of the federal Government. the Afghan war and martial law.e. Rawalpindi city became the interim Capital of Pakistan in 1959. On Jhelum River at Mangla a big reservoir has been constructed. Two major rivers nearby Rawalpindi i. Cantonment and city. In the wake of the government’s decision to shift Federal Capital from Karachi to the newly selected site adjacent to Rawalpindi city named as Islamabad. Indus and Jhelum but due to low precipitation. Nala Lai. The city is home to many industries and factories. It was at the Rawalpindi that on 8th of August 1910 a treaty of peace was signed between Afghanistan and India as a consequence of the end of the Afghan war. It shares borders with the federal capital Islamabad.e. Rawalpindi Municipal Committee was established in 1886. water is stored by building dams. In 1951.

Location It lies between 33°. Rawalpindi is one of the most important city of Rawalpindi Division. Chakwal.37’ East longitudes. by Abbotabad District of NWFP on the North. District Rawalpindi is bounded by the Jammu and Kashmir State across the river Jhelum on the East. Rawalpindi Division comprises of Rawalpindi. Jhelum and Attock Districts which lay in close vicinity to each other. GEOGRAPHY Rawalpindi is a city in the Potohar Plateau near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad.38’ and 73°. RAWALPINDI MILE STONE The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3 .1.Glorious Rawalpindi 2.04’ 34°. by Attock and Haripur Districts on the West and by Jhelum and Chakwal Districts on the South. Geographically it is located in the Potohar Plateau at 500 meters above the sea level. It is located in Punjab on a distance of 275 km north east of Lahore. 2. in the province of Punjab.01’ North latitudes and 72°. It is the military headquarters of the Pakistan Armed Forces and also served as the nation's capital while Islamabad was being constructed in the 1960s.

General Details Rawalpindi is located in the Punjab province.Glorious Rawalpindi 2.059. of Towns. 500 meters AMSL 5.033333 Altitude. 73.059.033333 Coordinates: 33°36′00″N 73°02′00″E / 33. 2. 8 Population. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District.000 (1998) 3. 275 km (171 miles) to the north-west of Lahore.2.6.6. Rawalpindi is the fourth populous city in rank among cities of Pakistan.286 km² Calling code. PST (UTC+5) No.550 ( 2007) Coordinates 33°36′00″N 73°02′00″E / 33. 70. 170 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 4 . Area.550 (2007) Literacy rate. The population of Rawalpindi is approximately 3.5% (January 2006) Union Councils.300. Estimate. 051 Time zone. 73.

Glorious Rawalpindi 2.06 Degree Centigrade per month .7 C and Min 2. when the mean max. Rawalpindi city has hot summer and moderate cold winter. the maximum temperature can sometimes soar up to 52°C. The temperature ranges between 5 to 45 degrees and this vast range of forty degrees is responsible for making the climate healthy and bracing. The average rain fall is 1142 ml. Punjabis. and Pakhtuns. comprising Potoharis. SUN SET AT RAWAL LAKE The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 5 . The weather is highly unpredictable. In summer. The monsoons set in July in the rain showers cools the atmosphere. Climate Rawalpindi is chaotic but relatively dust-free. From Feb to May the Temp rises at the rate of 5. temp is 17. The coldest month is Jan.6 Degree Centigrade. Muhajirs.The highest temp reached in June when the temp may touch the 45 Degree Centigrade. while it may drop to a minimum of -5°C in the winter. The average annual rainfall is 36 inches. The population is ethnically and linguistically heterogeneous.3.

The cultural activities are different in cities than in village life. modesty and good behaviour. This certainly isn't the Islam Allah and His Prophet wanted. How sad it is that a faction of Muslim hardliners have given a new and ugly dimension to this peaceful religion by terrorizing the world. On Eid day. The day is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan on the first of Shawal (the 10th month of Islamic calendar). Special conferences are held to project the peacefulness of the religion of Islam and the way the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) desired it to be followed.1. On this day. The roads. Eid ul Azha is celebrated on 10th day of the Zil Hajj (the 12th Islamic month). 3. second for the relatives and third for self and own family. a euphoria sets in and everyone rushes to market places to make the last day shopping. Raja Bazaar Mosque and Eid Gah Mosque which attract thousands of visitors daily. Here too the poor are not forgotten. Birth of the child is welcomed and Azan is recited in the ears of new born. others being truthfulness. all men and women alike flock on the rooftops to witness the new moon. A lot of fairs are organized for children while the elders call on to the relatives. Before going for the exclusive morning prayers. Girls flock the stalls to get their hands beautiful decorated with "henna". There are many mosques throughout the city. the 12th of Rabi-al-Awwal (3rd month of Islamic calendar) is celebrated as the birthday of the prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon Him) with religious zeal and fervour. one for distribution among the poor.a ritual in which everyone shares. shops and other buildings are skillfully decorated with buntings and lights to express love and devotion to the Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon Him). The Aqiqa ceremony is held when the head of child is The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 6 . Islam continues to be a religion of peaceful co-existence despite what some radicals are trying to portray it otherwise. In addition to the two Eids. women and children (specially girls) enjoy the festivities of the day by wearing colourful specially made-forthe-occasion clothes. Islamic Religious Festivals Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Azha are the two major religious festivities celebrated throughout the country among its Muslim populace. all people who can afford sacrifice a sheep or a goat in the name of Allah as was done by prophet Abraham.Glorious Rawalpindi 3. The most famous Mosques are Jamia Mosque. Thankfulness is one of the four qualities of a Muslim. More than men. No sooner it is sited. Eid ul Fitr is the day of rejoicing and thanksgiving to Allah for giving the strength to the believers to fast for 29-30 days during the holy month of Ramadan. This day is celebrated in the memory of the sacrifice made by the prophet Abraham (Abraham) wherein he offered the life of his son Prophet Ismail to fulfill the decree of the Allah. After the prayers children gather around the head of the family to receive "Eidi" . In the evening of 29th Ramadan. RELIGION The majority of the people of Rawalpindi are Muslims. The meat of the sacrificed goat/sheep/lamb is divided into three parts. each head of the family is to give "fitrana" (alms) equal to 2 1/2 kilo of wheat in respect of each member of his family to the poor and needy so that they could also share the joy and happiness of the day.a sum of money as per the status and financial position of the head . women folk prepare delicious sweet dishes to celebrate the beginning of the day.

they have traditionally made an outstanding contribution in health.Paul Church. Most of population in Rawalpindi is mainly Muslim.2. The Mall Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 7 . tent pegging and Bini. Although Pakistani Christians have not restricted themselves to any one area of activity. Changan and tip-cat (Guli Danda). Bhangra.Glorious Rawalpindi shaved and goat or sheep is slaughtered. St. they are distributed throughout the Pakistan. Chaunji Trap. There are two Churches in Saddar. There are small non-Muslim religious groups in Rawalpindi. Luddi Jhummar and Giddi in the fairs and festivals are offered. Christians Christians are the biggest minority group in Rawalpindi. Music and dancing are also common. Young people prefer Kabaddi. 3. These Churches remain very busy in days of Christmas and Easter. The elder folk usually pay a visit to the village choupal while they sit around Huqqa Gossip about the day’s occurrences. Joseph's Hospice Anglican Church in Pindi St. education. wrestling. Following are the Non Muslim groups in Rawalpindi City. They are also playing a growing role in the civil service and defense services. The common games in villages are Chhun Chhuan. Summi. railways and the police force. Rawalpindi.

historical and political ties to the country. Hindus had a much smaller numerical presence in the newly created state of Pakistan. but has nonetheless played a major role in its culture and politics as well as the history of its regions. Hinduism After the Partition of India.3. RAWALPINDI soojan singh’s haveli Rawalpindi 3. A large number of foreigners Sikhs from all-around of world visit their Holy Place. There is small number of hindus resident of Rawalpindi also. The most Historical place of Sikhs PANJA SB at Hassanabdal is just 47 Km far away from Rawalpindi. Sikhism Sikhism is a very small minority religion in the Rawalpindi but has many cultural.Glorious Rawalpindi 3. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 8 . and to the historical region of Punjab. OLD SIKH TEMPLE AT COLLEGE ROAD .4.

The day is a national holiday in Pakistan. when Pakistan. where they could live in accordance with their religious and cultural values. tributes to the national heroes and fireworks taking place in the capital. Pakistani nation has also celebrated its national days with great proud and determination. 4.1. CULTURE 4. Similarly the people of the Rawalpindi also celebrate these memorable days with great passion and remember those days which gave them new name and identity.1. Independence Day Pakistan's independence day (also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal is observed on 14 August. Pakistan Day March has been the month of resolutions and change for the Pakistanis. The day is celebrated all over the country with flag raising ceremonies. National Days Celebrations Living nations always remember those days which played remarkable role for the survival of their country. This is the month of revolutions of all colors. Islamabad. its military and people stood united in 1965 in defense of Pakistan. This is always being the sign and passion of the patriotic nations. All India Muslim League held its annual session at Minto Park.3.2. attacked and dismembered Pakistan in a humiliating defeat. On 23rd March.Glorious Rawalpindi 4.1. the day on which Pakistan became independent from British rule within then what was known as the British Raj in 1947. red or velvet. Lahore and passed the historical Pakistan resolution that the Muslims of subcontinent wanted to create an independent homeland. 4. 1940. Later in 1971. Defense Day The 6th of September is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan. 4.1. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 9 .1. taking advantage of the civil war in East Pakistan.

The Chaddar is a multipurpose dress. To mold into the colors of ubton. Due to good weather condition in the district. Relatives and family friends offer gifts to the parents of bride and bride groom.4. in the hilly region a long coat is worn in winter while in the plains generally carry a blanket. Kameez (Shirt) and Chaddar (Cloth sheet). Both sides celebrate this occasion at their own expense separately.2. From this day on Bride is proscribed from groom's eyes till the day of marriage. Wedding Customs And Traditions Marriage is generally started by a betrothals ceremony in which women folk along with some male members of the bride groom’s family go to the house of girl’s parents with suitable gifts in the form of clothes.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. Khaki or grey. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 10 . Starting of this day is with the recitation of Quran.1. health of population is generally better. 4. family and friends bring the bride/groom for the ceremony. Food And Health Wheat and Maize are the staple food grains while Bajara is also used to a lesser extent. The friends and family sits in circle with their percussion equipments (Dholak and Duff) and sings through out the evening. The color of the men’s dress is generally white. 4.3. the bride’s parents feast the party. Meat and vegetables are also eaten by well to do families. Tea is popular all over the district. Marriage ceremony is observed in some fashion all over the district. After the religious formalities.4. For ludi (Typical Pothor Dance) invited Dholchi with Shenai. Yellow color symbolizes the day of ubton. sweet and ornaments etc. Female wear colored Shalwar and Long shirt and a dopatta/chaddar (head cover). Dress Male usually wear Shalwar. the other name of mienu. Most of the people lives in villages and breathe in fresh air and they have better health than urban people. Relatives and friends and members of Bradari (tribe) are invited in the marriages. family and invited guests wear yellow garments. 4. The usual ornaments like ear rings. bangles. Mienu Mienu is the very first ceremony of Pakistani Wedding after the engagement. necklaces are worn by the women on festive occasions or marriages. Bread is generally backed in Tandoor.

The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 11 .4. MEHNDI This ceremony takes place on the night before the wedding day. Sometimes it is spread over 2 days one day over at the groom's place to put Henna on groom's hand and the second day over at the bride's house to put Henna on her hand. This event is very colorful and full of traditional songs and dances.2. This is the event where you put Henna(Mehndi) on the bride and groom's hands.Glorious Rawalpindi 4.

4. On this day the Nikah or the official signing of paperwork in the presence of a Imam (Islamic Priest) takes place. BARRAT This is the day that opens a new chapter in the life of two people. VALIMA The Valima reception takes place on the day after the Wedding. The Bride wears a specially made and heavily embroided outfit for this special occasion along with loads of jewellery. Baghi is very popular on wedding occasions now once again as in the past. Four or two horses pull the cart of Baghi and Dulha and Dulhan sits in it and goes towards their destination. This reception is given by the Groom's side of the family.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. The bride doesn't come out until after the Nikah. 4.4. are also dressed in bright colored dresses and jewellery. especially women. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12 .4.3. On this day the reception is arranged by the Bride's parents. Bughi was used by the Mughals in their rule as there was no other source of transportation instead of horses. All the guests.

Rawalpindi Shrines of the Pir of Golara Sharif. Shah Chan Chiragh was the elder brother of Bari Imam of Islamabad.5. The people generally have a conservative out look on life and are particular in the observance of religious ceremonies. Darbar Shah DI Taliayan. a large number of people also go at Eid Gah Sharief for their prayers. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 13 . Superstitious /Beliefs Most of the people in the district are Muslims. The most famous of these shrines are those of Pir Mohammad Qasim in Mohra Sharif and Mian Fazal Rabbani of Kalyam Awan and Malik Siraj of Pothar. Darbar Shah Chan Chirag . Influence of Peerisam is quite strong. Majority of the people especially in the rural areas offer prayers regularly and observe fast during Ramzan.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. Dewal Sharif and Mohra Sharif are visited by large number of devotees at the annual Urs of these saints. DAR BAR SHAH CHAN CHIRAGH This is the burial place of the patron saint of Rawalpindi. there are many shrines of respected saints in different parts of the Rawalpindi district where people come to pay homage from all over the country. Besides.

apricots. about 1. Auto knitting and commerce etc. steel re-rolling. The main industry of the city includes an oil refinery. medium and small industrial units. industrial gas processing. cigarettes. a brewery. Majority of the Rawalpindi population is associated with the agriculture. Many people from the federal capital especially from the low income classes came to Rawalpindi for shopping as it offers greater opportunities in terms of saving as compared to the Islamabad. maize. ECONOMY Rawalpindi is one of the important cities of Pakistan. pharmaceutical. Kohinoor Textile Mills: Kohinoor Mills is the largest unit in the district. walnuts are grown in Rawalpindi. marble processing. Rawalpindi also produces a variety of fruits including groundnuts. beverages and fruit preservation. There are at present 939 industrial units operating in the district. textiles.000b spindles and 1. Metallurgy. This district is not famous for industrial goods like other districts.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. The existing industrial units provide employment to about 35. the city produces two types of crops Rabi and Kharif and Wheat. which is located near Naseer Abad and is equipped with 50. apples. citrus. Rahat Woolen Mills established in 1954 is one of the oldest and most prominent mill in Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 14 . It is a railroad junction and an important industrial and commercial center. Drafting. glass products.e. sewing machines etc. Wattan Woolen Mills: Next is Wattan Woolen and Hosiery Mills fitted 10. During the Raj days it became biggest cantonment in Sub-continent. Technicians/Artisans annually trained in various fields of engineering. and vegetables are the major products of the city. Welding. Sikhs grabbed the power and they settled the area in 1765 and invited the nearby traders to Rawalpindi. The Technical/Vocational Training Institute operating in the district turn out about 1974.000 persons i. sawmills. The progress has been mostly in the private sector. Rawalpindi industrial base is diverse and also includes flour mills. and factories making tents. Due to the location of the Army headquarters various organizations specializing in military hardware are based here. This proved to be a significant milestone in the history of the city and the city gradually became a trade hub due to its location between the Punjab and Kashmir. iron mills. furniture. pottery. railroad yards. pears. After the weakening of Mughal dynasty in India.000 spindles. According to the general survey of industry conducted by Directorate of Industries and Mineral Development Punjab.6% of district population is directly employed in large. Air conditiong. hosiery.021 power looms. potato. Apparently there is no shortage of skilled manpower. and leather goods. bajra.

Sayad women never work in the fields and Gakkhars or Janjua women rarely. gold threads. There are very few tribes which do not till their own lands nowadays.1. the Malliar women are the most industrious and do most field-work. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 15 . by courtesy. The ordinary non-agricultural inhabitants of the village of the district are: Joluha (weaver) Teli (oil-man) Kashmiri (usually spinners) Mochis (leather workers) Lohar (blacksmith) Tarkhan (carpenter) Mirasi (musician) Musalli (sweeper) Sunar (goldsmith) With Khatris. Kohlis and a few others. towns of the district. chiefly silk goods. so-called. those of the families of zamindars in all parts of the district whose assistance is not required in cultivating the family lands. is misleading. 5. Like the men of the tribe. Janjuas. They also deal largely in hides. Johdras and Ghebas do not do so. but the humbler members of all tribes till their own fields. gold seals and such like. Initialization Of Trading Classes The trading classes who are almost entirely confined to the city of Rawalpindi and the. Back Ground Of Occupations The rural population is essentially agricultural or dependent upon the results of agriculture. The women of other tribes help in most agricultural operations. and taking them again even as far as to Bombay and Calcutta. in fact there are no tribes which can be so described. and Sayads never cultivate themselves if they can avoid it. very much no doubt to the advantage of the neighboring villages. The Zamindars in the villages near Murree will in a few days earn enough as coolies on the road to pay their land revenue for the year. The Parachas of Malah-Tola and Makhad are very enterprising traders. A great many persons eke oat their incomes which they derive from land usually in kind daily labour of various kinds. Whenever remunerative labour is to be obtained not far from their own Homes. and a return which shows the rural population as a little less than three-sevenths nonagricultural. except ploughing. and are most of them or less dependent on the outrun from agricultural operations. do not require detailed notice.2. going to Kabul and Bukhara for their commodities. but will flock to it if it be available within moderate distance.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. Brahmans. and a little more than four-sevenths agricultural. the rates of daily labour in that tehsil being always artificially kept far above the natural wages of labour. The chief families of Gakkhar. These only form a small percentage of the total population. will go to far from their homes for such work.

according to size.5 to Rs. Phulkaris are made in many places. Saddles are made in Rawalpindi and also in Bisandot (tehsil Kahuta). The lohars of Manianda. costing from Re. those of Hazro and Rawalpindi being the best. blankets are manufactured in considerable quantities in tehsil Kahuta. Silk-work of various kinds is done by the women of the Attock tehsil especially. 10 for the set of 4. 1 to Rs. Chauntra. Fatehjang. and in parts of Pindigheb and Fatehjang engage in the manufacture of these articles. Pindigheb. Snuff is manufactured in Hazro to considerable extent.3. Baking-plates are also made here. 20. other wooden articles are also constructed for sale in many of the villages. where wood is plentiful. The stone of the Kashmiri hill. and in smaller quantities in Makhad Soap of a common country kind is made at Rawalpindi. 6. and at Makhad. tehsil Pindigheb. 8. Pindigheb and Fatehjang. is made in some villages in Attock tehsil. Country cloth of various kinds is made throughout the district. make padlocks of iron. and Hazro. from Re: 1 to Rs. saddles are the principal articles made. phulaa. especially in tehsil Kahuta. These fetch from annas 12 to Rs. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 16 . or khair wood. 1 to Rs. known as abri. chappris. or low chairs. Reed matting. neighboring villages. embroidered shoes. Leather manufacturers have diminished. Peshawar and elsewhere in considerable numbers. tehsil Rawapindi. The chairs cost from Re. Industries And Manufacturers A large number of lacquered legs for bed-steads (charpais) are made by the tarkhans of Akhias and Kamlial in tehsil Pidigheb. known as phur. costing from Rs. Pihras. Iron vessels of large size (karah) are made at Makhad. which are sold in Rawalpindi. and sandals (kheri) are made at Kot.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. is worked into cups and other shapes in Pind Trer and Kawa. and spinning-wheels are also made by the same class in considerable quantities. Kuri-Dolal. and are made of Shisham. tehsil Kahutta. the spinning wheels. 40. and Salgraon. and stirrups are made at this village and in several places in Fatehjang and at Hassan Abdal.

have been procured. rough in execution but fairly good in color. has kindly furnished the following note on some of the industries of the district: “There seems to be no special manufacture of any kind in this district. Lockwood Kipling. First investment came in 1960s when two industries one in I-9 Islamabad and one in Rawalpindi Cantt started their operations as full processors. Initially it comprised of members only from this cluster and was not registered under the ordinance. The cluster became the largest market for processed building stone in the country and to keep itself strengthened and market leader. it must be imagined there is a total absence of industries. The cluster took a monumental step in 1979 and an Association for all marble industry of Pakistan was being formed. Richly carved Chaukats for doors and windows are occasionally made as in other parts of Punjab. Popular Industries 5. especially of it is exported across the Indus. Mr. cluster members initiated and implemented the idea of organizing and promoting this industry. The stone was sourced from NWFP in aaloo shape (blasted) and was converted into slabs and tiles. Principal of the Lahore school of Art.Glorious Rawalpindi There is now no considerable manufacture of Kuzas.1. The market expanded and entrepreneurs form Islamabad/Rawalpindi invested heavily in this industry. both lie on the Indus bank. Islamabad being the capital city was also giving good margins to industry and therefore growth in the investment as well as number of units increased in manifolds.4. the cotton weaver’s complaint that their trde suffers from European competitions and it is said they are turning to wool weaving. But while the district cannot be said to do a regular export trade in any special branch.” Boats are occasionally built at Attock and Makhad. at Fatehjang. It is very doubtful if the weavers have as yet to any extent given up their old trade in favor of wool weaving. as there is said to have once been. or earthen-jars. The local consumption was a big factor for this heavy investment in those days as a new city was been constructed.4. The Phulkaris of the Hazro and Rawalpindi towns deserved notice in the production of the district. Boats are built for use on the Indus at Attock and Pindigheb. Marble Industry In Rawalpindi/Islamabad Region History Marble Industry has an imperative presence in the Rawalpindi/Islamabad Region. After strengthening linkages it was then incorporated as a company with limited liability under Companies Ordinance (XLVII of 1984) in October 1987. Here. 5. Oil is manufactured in many of the villages of the district. From a village near Hassan Abdal some good cotton cloth prints (arbas). which were then forwarded to various cities all over the country. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 17 . as else where.

but are only used by 1-2 exporters. ustaad and unskilled workers. all gang saw operators (large units) and (H. cutting & sizing. The cluster is not manufacturing value-added products other than fireplaces. The geographical spread of the units can be sketched as 40% each are operating in the areas of I-9 Markaz. Major processes include loading/unloading. flower vases and fountains. honed finishing etc. and other areas of Rawalpindi city. There are many types of finishing that includes polishing. and Rawalpindi Cantt while 20% are spread over Tarnol. which are also in small quantities. bush hammering.V) horizontal and vertical cutters (medium units) are procuring raw stone. Present Situation Of Cluster: There are about 180-220 enterprises related to Marble industry in this region. There is only one genuine handicraft manufacturer and exporter in the whole region. acid finishing. handling & storing. I-9/1 and I-9/3. brush finishing. sand blasting. tiles. Karachi and Lahore. Rawalpindi. Sangjani. patti and other handicrafts. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 18 .Glorious Rawalpindi The association comprising of 8 founding members (all from Islamabad/Rawalpindi region) started its operations as a registered association in Islamabad and expanded its outreach with incorporating 4 zonal offices situating in Peshawar. phool. As far as segregation by size and operation is concerned. More than 2000 labor is associated with this industry working as supervisor. and finishing/polishing of marble blocks into slabs. Most of the labor has education level below primary.

Shamsabad Faizabad Kurry Road (Sadiq Abad) Kurry Road (Sultan Da Khoo) Khana Road Chakala Road Hazara Colony Mohan purrah Anayat Bazar Saddar The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 19 . Even the medium sized units take minimum 3-4 months for an order. 7. It is below 50%. Besides this around 100 million of manmade material is also used. 4. 3.2.000 cubic ft.4. The average cost of this wood is around Rs. Estimated growth figure is around 10%. 5. 10. None of the unit has the capability to produce goods at mass level.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. 9. 1. 8. any source available to gather the anticipated growth rate. Capacity Utilization Capacity utilization of the existing unit is not sufficient even to meet the demand of the domestic market. Furniture Industry in Rawalpindi Total Production of Furniture in the region: The estimated annual wood consumption is around 150. 160 million calculating on the basis of 400 rupees per cubic foot on an average type of wood. In Rawalpindi different areas are the hub of the furniture there names are mentioned below. 6.000-300. Hardly. Main Cluster Areas As it is mentioned above furniture industry consider as the one of the major industry in Rawalpindi. 2. Sufficient gap exists and it is increasing day by day with the increase in the population of the country.

you can make your furniture business a huge success in Rawalpindi. Starting a Furniture Business in Rawalpindi: While Rawalpindi offers many opportunities to start a furniture business. Your marketing strategies must be good. original ideas to survive the fiercely competitive market. as well as residential areas.Glorious Rawalpindi Furniture Business Opportunities in Rawalpindi Rawalpindi has many business and educational establishments. • Variety: Have a large variety of furniture in your showroom. and you should take care to build good customer relations. are in huge demand in the City. schools. Therefore. Do you want to sell office or home furniture? • Price: Decide on the price for selling your furniture. Polish affects the quality of the material. Be sure to include photographs. By stocking the best quality goods. You can sell anything from chairs to sofas. you also need to be creative and stock the kind of furniture that appeals to the eye and is comfortable as well. side tables and stools. You can retail furniture for general or high-end markets. hotels and restaurants. lampshades. since all kinds of furniture. consoles are in demand. shelves. You can consult books and attend workshops to get an idea of what the customer wants. Furnishers in Rawalpindi equip homes. etc. The establishments in the city need showcases. Once your furniture business gets off. The furniture businesses in Rawalpindi employ more than 25. you need to provide good customer relation services to attract clientele. Even couches. sofas. Secretary R&D-RCCI The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 20 . that are manufactured by many big and small furniture-manufacturing units. and selling innovative products. from office to lounge furniture. You can sell wood or metal furniture. so that must be kept in mind. Afsheen Siab Kayani Asst. A Report by Ms. • Material: Choose what kind of material goes into the furniture you retail. Here are some things to consider when starting a Furniture Business in Rawalpindi.000 people. The Furniture retailers have great business opportunities here. • Creativity: The Furniture Business needs good. lockers. • Website: Have a website where you can put up an online catalogue of the furniture you retail. it is a good idea to look into the business opportunities offered by the furniture manufacturing business in Rawalpindi. lamps stands. • Design: The design of the furniture you retail depends on where the furniture will be used.

5. The petroleum costs. 50 feet. etc. from bottom of which the heavier water is drawn off. The gas is used for lighting all the European barracks. 1 is 100n feet deep. 30 miles from Rawalpindi. sufficient to light one jet for 90 hours. Fatehjang. and is not distilled nor purified in any way. The petroleum now costs Rs. transmitted light. The oil is used in its raw state. petroleum and wood. It is made from mustard oil. 20 per one hundred gallons delivered at the Rawalpindi gas-works. No. in the Bannu district. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 21 . In the rains the oil which comes up in the borings is very much mixed with water. This is thrown into a cistern. 3. 60 feet.6. Rs.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. This includes the cost of maintaining the borings in working order. No. when a well was sunk at Sadkal at the foot of the southern slope of the Kala Chitta hills.200 gallons last year. trickles with water from fissures of rocks in a deep ravine. The borings are 35 feet from each other. an attempt to increase the output of oil was made by deepening boring No. The total outrun of petroleum from Fatehjang was about 1. 2. three miles from Fatehjang. The oil is collected as it. The Petroleum is procured from two locatives. 100 feet. 5. No. Kalabagh oil…. Five borings have been made. No. leaving the oil above. One gallon yields 260 cubic feet of gas. The area taken up for the works is 4 acres 2 roods 4poles.5. 4 inches in diameter each. For the first eight years the average outturn of oil was about 30 maunds per diem. Its color is dark green by reflected light and a bright golden yellow by. No.000 gallons per year.16 per hundred gallons.600 gallons per annum. and the outturn from the wells is now about 1. The total oil collected is about 1. but since 1878 the quantity of oil obtained from the wells has gradually decreased. the churches. 3 and by making another boring 800 feet deep. and Kalabagh on the Indus.. 4. but the operations did not lead to any appreciable difference in the quantity of oil obtained annually. Oil Wells Borings for petroleum were first made in 1870. There are now no borings at Kalabagh. 80 feet. and the oil is drawn out in small dipping tubes with ropes and brings up about 2 pins of mixed oil and water. delivered at Rawalpindi:Fatehjang oil…. In 1887-89. Back Ground Of Gas Works The Rawalpindi Gas-works were erected by Government in 1868. 28 ditto.

Ghee is brought in from Punch. rice being little grown. rice from neighboring districts. fruits. was exported to Kashmir. Initial Days Of Trade The trade of the district used to centre in Rawalpindi. and in years of good harvests and favorable prices. and Gujrat. Kashmir and Hazara and other districts of the Punjab. gur from Sialkot. with Kabul mostly by means of camels. Wazirabad. metals. chiefly. Sialkot. Except on the district is nowhere carried on by means of wheeled traffic. With Kashmir the trade used to be carried on by mules donkeys and bullocks. but Gujar Khan now absorbs a very large part of it. raw cotton and indigo from Multan. and Peshawar. Women’s pajamas made at Hazro and elsewhere. from Kashmir. fruits from Kashmir. refined Sugar from Bombay. Traders seem to prefer the Kulu toute. charas. fruit and vegetables from Lahore and Gujranwala. chiefly deodar. timber. Peshawar. Ghee. TRADE & BUSINESS 6. however. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 22 . Peshawar. Trade across the frontier is carried on by beasts of burden. The ordinary manufacturers of the district. Fire-wood is also brought in from Khairabad. There is also a certain amount of trade carried on by the boats on the Indus River.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. ra and the sea-ports. and that of inferior quality in this district.1. Trade with all districts on the line of railway is carried on by that means. does not as a rule go beyond Srinagar. The Kashmir trade is registered at Murree and at Lachman ferry on the Jhelum river. Hazro and Makhad. Wool blankets and hides are also exported to some extent. but during the past years enormous strings of camels were employed to carry salt and wheat into the valley. Silk from Amritsar. hardware from Amritsar. and unrefined sugar are noticeable among the exports. leather from Kashmir. dyes. it is believed.. are exported to some small extent. timber. country cloths froth Amritsar and Ludhiana. Salt comes from Jhelum and Kalabagh. but the great exports of the district are food grains and oilseeds. are exported in considerable quantities to Peshawar and across the frontier. and a good deal of snuff is sent away from Hazro raid the Lawrence pur station on the North-Western Railway. Jallundur and Meerut. Jallundur. which is probably shorter than the route through the Kashmir valley. the exports of wheat from Gujar Khan are very considerable. described above. The trade of the Rawalpindi district with Kashmir. Kashmir and Sawat. in 1886 also a considerable quantity of wheat. Peshawar. In old days the imports are piece-goods from Calcutta and Amritsar. for seed. and cotton piece-goods and Lahori salt. pattus. thick cloths. Shahjahanpur. this is chiefly a trade in food grains. Yarkand and Ladakh. Hoshiarpur and Jallundur. & c. from Kashmir. Delhi and Gujranwala. drugs and medicines and rice deserve mention among the imports.

sewing machines etc. glass products. cigarettes. Heavy Rebuild Factory. a brewery. Heavy Foundry and Forge. marble processing. 23. 17. railroad yards. Petroleum Refinery.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. poultry feed. No. 20. 18. Description of Existing Industry There are cottage/small/medium/large scale industrial units operating in the Division with Public sector and private sector. Industry Arms and Ammunition Brewery/Distillery Cotton Textile (Spinning & Weaving) Cement Chipboard Cigarettes Casting and Forging Cement Products Chemicals Fruit and Vegetable Processing i) Fruit Juices ii) Squashes iii) Food Products Fruit & Food Preservation Fire Bricks Flour Milling Glass Products Glass Sheets Gas Appliances Gypsum Heavy Industrial Machinery & Parts Hosiery Goods Industrial Gases i) Oxygen Gas ii) Dissolved Acetylene Insecticides/Pesticides Light Engineering Lime Klin Liquified Petroleum Gases 23 11. 6.2. 3. industrial gases. Sr. steel re-rolling. 15. mineral processing. Major Industrial units comprise of Ordinance Factory. cigarettes. beverages and fruit preservation. 24. pharmaceuticals. sawmills. 2. Heavy Mechanical Complex. Existing Pattern Of Industrial Development 6. 4.2. cement. Some Defense oriented industries are also operating in the Division. 10. 1. 16. 13. textiles. cotton and woolen Textiles. 5. 21.1. 22. furniture. Rawalpindi industrial base is diverse and also includes flour mills. iron mills. distillery. 9. 7. 19. hosiery. flour mills. 8. and leather goods. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . pottery. 12. glass products. 14. and factories making tents.

local/national/international demand. 32. 38. 43. however. 26. yet the entire success depends upon investors/entrepreneurs and the capabilities of the personnel having the managerial control because any of these factors. 46.3. 30. 47. if lacking is manageable. Pharmaceuticals Poultry Feed Paint and Varnish Pumps all sorts P. it is advisable that detailed feasibility of industrial projects must be carried out before making final decision for investment. i) ii) iii) iv) 28. 40.C. 34. 42. future industrial potential of district Rawalpindi is as under: It would. 27.C. 37. Therefore. Mineral Processes Marble Tiles and Slabs Pharmaceutical Tablets Liquid /Syrups Capsules Misc. 41. skilled labour. 29. 44. be kept in mind that though the above mentioned factors facilitate the success of any industrial unit. linkage between the industrial units. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 24 . i) ii) 45. 36. 31. Footwear Petroleum Oil Refinery Plastic Shoes Rexene Cloth and Products R. 35.C.Glorious Rawalpindi 25. Potentials Of Trade And Business Keeping in view of the availability of raw materials. 33. 39. Pipes and Jellies Specialized Textiles Steel Re-Rolling Stone Crushing Sewing Machines Soda Ash Synthetic Resins (FORMALDEHYDE) Sanitary Wares-Ceramics Tyre Retreading Textile Machinery and Parts Spindles Rings Tannery Vegetable Ghee/Cooking Oil Woolen Textile (Spinning & Weaving) 6.V.

3. leather garments. In addition. egg yolk powder and poultry farm equipment.3. 6. cement. employs 48. Rawalpindi Division is relatively poor in agriculture production. These rural household have 2-3 cattle/buffalo and 4-6 sheep/goat and 6-8 birds per family deriving 25-30% of their income from it. etc. 6. textile and various engineering goods manufacturing industries. its major crops and fruit are wheat.3. Pharmaceuticals. 6. veneer board.3% of national GDP. poultry/cattle feed.4. Industry In the division of Rawalpindi. which accounted 11. Its role in the rural economy may well be realized from the fact that 5-7 million rural families are involved in raising livestock. maize. cotton.1. 6. Soda ash. there also exist good prospects for tannery.4% of the overall export earnings of the country. It accounts for 38.3.3.4 percent of the labor force and contributes to 70% of the foreign exchange earnings through export of raw materials.5 billion for the year 2001-02. semi processed and processed agricultural products. leather Products.3. Livestock Livestock plays a vital role in the country economy.2. As Division of Rawalpindi is poor in agriculture production. Oil refinery. limestone are the major mineral available in this area and as such it offers excellent opportunities to setup industries based on these raw materials. footwear.4% of the agricultural value added and 9.5. gypsum. dolomite bentonite. rock salt. Its net foreign exchange earnings were to the tune of Rs: 51. flush doors/windows and even wood-pulp for paper industry. glass. In view of existing industrial base there are The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 25 . jawar. meat/poultry processing units. Minerals Fire clay. It contributes 24% to the GDP. cigarettes. Silica sand. Livestock sector had achieved 4 -5 % growth during the last decade. guava and apple. the dairy farms and cattle/sheep/goat fattening farms can be good income generating sources for the farmers.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. ground nut. woolen. Agriculture Agriculture sector is the lifeline of Pakistan's economy. there are some important industries such as Heavy Mechanical Complex. In this area there is good scope for furniture. Forests The Rawalpindi region is quite rich in forest resources.

Fish Farming Region’s major natural resource is its fair rain fall and perennial springs and rivulets. 6. Heavy Foundry and Forge.9.7. household appliances.3. which was in the past neglected for major investments in the industrial sector. This can be proven very profitable source for farmers creating additional rural employment opportunities. pharmaceutical. ready made garments for men and women. Attock Refinery. which is as a result of unavailability of technical institutions leaves them jobless. sanitary fitting. rubberized/mechanical toys. Consumer Goods Industries In view of requirements of twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. there also exists scope of petro-chemical products. PVC pipes. Steel. 6. With the cheap land and labor coupled with availability of numerous raw materials and attractive incentives. electric cables. glass ample. There is a great potential in these people and these are willing to work but lack of technical training. Disciplined and trained work force There is a strong availability of large no’s of local ex-service men disciplined and trained workforce for industrial and development projects. fashion apparel. wires etc. children wear. Besides. This region is quite rich in all types of infrastructural facilities. Potentials For Foreign Investment In Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Region. Willing work force seeking employment Large jobless population of extremely hardworking force both male and female seeking employment. electrical accessories.Glorious Rawalpindi good potentials of setting up down-stream industries and vendering units for Heavy Mechanical Complex.3.3. woolen knitwear. besides extensive land erosion and rain harvesting program can create hundreds of water reservoirs and ponds.6.4.3. 6. suitable for wide spread fish farming. cosmetics. this region has now gained the status of a zone for all sort of industrial investment. sports wear etc. confectionery. has now emerged as a potential investment area. there exists good prospects for biscuits. It is situated on the main highway and railroad connecting the rest of the country with excellent network. machine made carpets. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 26 . 6. POF etc. steel furniture. glass hollow-ware.8. 6.

This industrial Estate has already attracted quite a number of investors from foreign countries. the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry have also established an Industrial Estate in Rawalpindi in which thousands of industrial plots have been developed with all the modern infrastructures. it is a best suited area for industrial investment.2. Registration of Company with Security Exchange Commission is of Pakistan under the Companies Ordinance. Non-Manufacturing/Industrial Sector Foreign Investment 100% equity on repatriable basis is allowed in the service. Manufacturing/Industrial Sector Foreign investors are permitted to hold 100% of the equity of industrial projects without any permission of the Government and no Government sanction is required for setting up any industry in terms of field of activity.4. under-exploited or not so for used as raw material in industries. This region is quite rich in huge deposits of multifarious types of minerals. Following are the foreign policies for different sectors for investors in Pakistan. Taking the advantages of the potentials for industrialization in this area. Since the Government of Pakistan gives great importance to the foreign investment. who had migrated to other industrial areas of the country as well as abroad for jobs. 6. Local partners are easily available who are always looking for foreign collaborators with capital and technology. • Alcoholic beverages or liquors No NOC from provincial Government is required for locating the project anywhere in the country except in areas that are notified as negative areas. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 27 . Infrastructure Social and Agriculture sectors subject to conditions indicated against each. 1984 is required under intimation to the State Bank of Pakistan. Currency and Mint. 6. These mineral deposits have large potentials not only for the industrial activities but also for exports to foreign markets. Therefore. The inhabitants. this region offers high potentials to foreign investors.4.1. location and size except for the following: • Arms & Ammunitions • High explosives • Radioactive substances • Security printing.Glorious Rawalpindi Climatically. are returning back bringing with them wealth of technical skills and managerial know how. the investors would not find any dearth in the skilled work force. Most of these deposits are unexploited.

including the development of Industrial Zones. Conditions 100% foreign equity is allowed. machinery & equipment. Service Sector: Activities FDI in service sector is allowed in any activity subject to condition of prior permission/NOC or license from the concerned agencies and subject to provisions of respective sect oral polices.3 million.4. Human Resource Development (HRD).5.3 million. Hospitals. 6.4. Conditions 100% foreign equity allowed on repatriable basis. 6. Conditions 100% foreign equity allowed on repatriable basis. Infrastructure Sector: Activities Infrastructure projects. Others Tourism: Tourism has been given the status of Industry in accordance with Ministry of Industries and Production. Medical and Diagnostic Services.15 million.4. Social Sector Activities: Education. of tourism. Plant.4. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0. 28 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . 6. hotels and tourism related projects are importable at custom duty of 5% and zero rated sales tax.6. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0.4.Glorious Rawalpindi 6.3. Technical/Vocational Training. not manufactured locally.

machinery and equipment.1. Classic Capital (Pvt. Information technology: Computer Software and information Technology (IT) have been declared as industry. machinery & equipment.5. Dhok Kala Khan Shamsabad Continental Baking Industries. E-mail/internet/electronic information services. if not manufactured locally and as certified through Central Board of Revenue by the Facilitation Committee of Board of Investment Islamabad. Housing and Construction: The Housing and Construction has also been declared as industry. voicemail services. imported by the manufacturing industries. Details of machinery are: Telecommunication i. not manufactured locally. not manufactured locally. imported by tourism. in excess of five percent customs duty livable.) LTD Bakery. Plant. machinery and equipment of Information Technology projects are importable at custom duty of 5% and zero rated sales tax. Leading Industries in different sectors: 6. 3. audio-fax services. card pay phone services etc. 2. Beverage 6. in excess of five percent customs duty livable.Glorious Rawalpindi Detail of Machinery are plant.2. Dhok Mustaqeem Peshawar Road West End Bakery Nishter Street Saddar 6. Details of machinery are Plant. Ltd.5. of housing & construction industry are importable at custom duty of 5% and zero rated sales tax. 4. machinery and equipment. Bakery Products 1. Industrial area Peshawar Road Subhan Food Industries. hotels and tourism related projects.e. 5. 6.Mehrabad Colony Peshawar Road Waqar Food products PVT. Local and foreign companies involved in real estate projects will not market these projects unless the title of the property is transferred in the name of a locally incorporated company and the “Commencement of Business” certificate is issued by the Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan to the firm. National Park Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 29 .5. Murree Brewery Company LTD. not manufactured locally. Plant.

15.5. Chip/Straw Board 9. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 13.4. NEOMEDIX .5. Peshawar Road 6. Laboratories (PVT) Ltd. Peshawar Road Honig Pharmaceuticals. 16.6.3. Cement Products 7. Ceramics Products 8. W.8. Industrial Zone Rawat The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 30 .5. 12. Industrial Zone Rawat 18. IPRAM International. .Haider Road Saddar Ambrosia Pharmaceuticals . Diapers Plant 10. Azam Industries Dhok Dalal Nawaz Brothers.Industrial Area Rawat Biosynth Pharma (PVT) Ltd .5.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. Capital Plywood Industry. Snappies Baby Diapers Plant . Javedan Precasting (Ptv) Ltd.5. Dhok Safoo Pirwadhai 6.5.T.7. Westridge Rawalpindi 6. Road Morgah 6. Kaller Syedan Rawat Road 6. 14. Westridge Fireclay Industries. Adyala Road 17. Domestic Hardware 11. Old G.5.

Westridge 38. Naswari Bazar 24. Industrial area Rawat 26.9. Classic Flour & General Mills Rawat 33. Shaigan Pharmaceuticals (PVT) Ltd. Olive Laboratories . Industrial Area Rawat 6. Dhok Elahi Bukhsh 28. Al-Majahid Flour Mills. Unimar Pharmaceuticals . Al-Wahab Flour & General Mills. Al-Khizria Roller Flour Mills. Ratta Road 29. Westridge 36. Railway Workshop Road 31. Naseer Flour Mills Ratta Road 39. Kallar Road Rawat 30. Punjab Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd. Al Hameed Flour & General Mills. National Industrial Zone Rawat 20.Glorious Rawalpindi 19. Habib Flour & General Mills. Adyala Road 21. Khurram Flour & General Mills. Peshawar Road 41. Pak Roller Flour & General Mills. Al-Qamar Flour Mills (PVT) Ltd. Al Karim Flour Mills. Webros Pharmaceuticals. Al Madina Flour and General Mills.Rawat 35. Flour Mills 23. Seham Road 37. National Industrial Zone Rawat 22. Kohsar Al-Hilal Flour Mills (PVT) Ltd. Rawat 27. Al-Harmain Flour Mills. Westridge 32. Al-Noor Flour & General Mills. Jan & Jan Flour & General Mills. Ratta Road 34.5. Khyber Flour Mills. Railway Workshop Road 25. New Al-Hilal Flour Mills Westridge 40. Westridge Factory Area The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 31 .

11. United Kashmir Flour Mills (Pvt) Rawat 44. Fauji Cereals Dhamial Road 48.5. VIP Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd Rawat 6. JI Interprises. Zafar ul Haq Road 6. National Park Road 6.14. Farmer Market (Pvt) Ltd 47. SB Feed Industries (Pvt.Glorious Rawalpindi 42. Poultry Feeds 53. Aga khan Health Services Iodized Salt Plant . Rawat The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 32 . New Crecent Carbonic Gas Co.5. Rawat 43. Industrial Estate Rawat 54. Rawat Flour Mills. Tops Food & Beverages .12. Industrial/Burn Gases 49. Bangash Colony. Fauji Metals new Lalazar 6. Kashmir Road 6.5. Pirwadhai 46.5. Fine Plastic Works. LPG Cylinders 51. Plastic Products 52. Foundation Gas Filling Plant Morgah 50. Food Products 45.) Ltd.5.10.13.

Tyre and Tubes 58. (Pvt) Ltd. New Dehli Dawakhana Ghazni Road 6.5. HEALTH SECTOR 33 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . Textile Spinning 57.Glorious Rawalpindi 6.19.18.Textile Mills Ltd. Rahat Woolen Mills (Pvt) Ltd.M. Refinery 55.20..5.5. Loan Tyre & Rubber Co.5.17. Textile Composite 56. Woolen Textile Spinning/Weaving 60. Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd Peshawer Road Rawalpindi 6. Westridge 6. D.5. Adamjee Street 6. Peshawar Road 7.15. Unani Medicines 59. Attock Refinery Limited Morgah Refinery 6.16.5..

Chandani Chowk The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 34 . Holy Family Hospital saidpur Road. Rawalpindi. 3. Chountra Tehsil Rawalpindi. 2. 3. 9. 4. Government Hospitals 1. 2. 7.5.1. MCH Centres 1. Detail of some prominent institutes of both sectors is following. 2.4. 10.Glorious Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi gets the remarkable development in the field of Health in last decay.2. Bagga Sheikhan Tehsil Rawalpindi.3. Rural Dispensaries (GRD) Shakrial Rawalpindi 7. 6. 8. Khayaban e Sirsyed Tehsil Rawalpindi 7. Social Security Hospital Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Kamalabad Rawalpindi Jhawery Rawalpindi Satellite Town Rawalpindi Teli Mohallah Rawalpindi Khurram Colony Taji Jhanugi Krishanpura Rawalpindi Rammabad Shakrial Rawalpindi 7. 7. Govt. Dhok Ali Akber. This region is full of Health facilities. Basic Health Units (BHU) BHU Rehmat Abad. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi General Hospital(RGH). 5. Rural Health Centres (RHC) 1. 7. 3.

AFIC ( Armed Forces Institute Of Cardiology) 2. Military Hospital Rawalpindi. Combined Military Hospital 7. Major Private Hospitals in Rawalpindi 1.7. Army Hospitals in Rawalpindi 1. Hearts International 192-A The Mall. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 35 . Fawara Chowk Rawalpindi. 7.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ). 3.6.

Jinnah Memorial Hospital Rawalpindi. 3. 4. 1. Opposite Shell Petrol Pump. Munna Bhai Hospital Westridge 1. Following are few most well known homeopathic Doctors. Hamdard dawakhana Ajmal Dawakhana Rahmania Dawakhana 7. Rawalpindi Cantt 13. Marie Adel Aid Leprosy Center Northern Regional Office PD. Satellite Town. In Bohr Bazar there are many Homeopathic Clinics/Doctors and Unani Dawakhanas. Near Hydri Chowk. BH Building. 17. Talat Nursing Home Kamalabad Road-Rawalpindi 19. Fazal Eye Clinic Near Kali Tanki Mosque. Rahat Clinic Near Hydri Chowk. Attock Hospital Private Ltd Morgah. 6. Maryam Memorial Hospital Rawalpindi 20.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. Dr. Off Murree Road. Satellite Town. Commercial Market Rawal Pindi 18. 5551237 8. 10.I. Satellite Town. Batool Hospital H-241. Said pur Road. Aziz Nursing Home Saidpur Road. Safder Clinic 31-B Commercial Center. 7. Valley Clinic Rawalpindi 21. Allao-ud-Din near Satellite town College Al-Falah Homoeo Clinic 6-A. Shakoors V. Riaz Bajwa Trust 122 Sabzazar Iqbal-o-Khurshid Bajwa House. Bilal Hospital 38-A Satellite Town Rawalpindi 051-4438001 9.9. Committee chowk Rawalpindi. Amin Mediacl Center Hydri Chowk. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Jhelum Road. REDO Eye Hopital Behind Naz Cinema. Rawalpindi 15. 5. Satellite Town. Rawalpindi 11. 2. Rawalpindi Cantt. Rawalpindi. Riaz Ahmed Murree Road. Eye Surgeons Rawalpindi 23. Rawalpindi 12. 3. Rawalpindi. 7.A. Rawalpindi.P. Unani Dispensaries/ Dawakhanas 1. 3. Homeopathic Doctors/Clinics Bohr Bazar is very well known for homeopathic clinics/Doctors and Unani Dawakhanas. Rawalpindi. Dr. Satellite Town Rawalpindi. Shahid Dental Clinic R. Rawalpindi 14. Rawalpindi. Fatima Clinic 993-B. Saidpur Road. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 36 . 2.425 7th Road. Rawalpindi 16.8. Anwer Hospital Rawalpindi 22. Bazar Road.

University of Arid Agriculture.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 37 . Detail of some most prominent Institutions is as follows. As it stands. Fatima Jinnah University for Women. 8. and their families has been conceived and presented in an outstanding academic as well as architectural environment.1. it is a symbol of the commitment of the nation to women's Education. Muhammed Ali Jinnah. This gift to the nation.2. Rawalpindi which was later upgraded to the level of the University in 1994. It is housed in a building which was the old presidency and it is through this University that our heritage has been beautifully interlinked with the education of women for next millennium.1. ARID UNIVERSITY 8. Rawalpindi Fatima Jinnah Women University is named in commemoration of the contributions made by "Madr-e-Millat" Fatima Jinnah (Madr-e-Millat (Mother of the Nation) (1893 . Education up to Graduate level is no more difficult for the citizens of Rawalpindi due to the large number of Government as well private institutions. The mandate of the university is to form an organized scientific infrastructure for teaching and research for the development of dry land regions of the country. Muhammed became her legal guardian.1967) was the sister of Pakistan's first governor-general. Universities 8. EDUCATION With the Grace of God Rawalpindi Division is the Unique City in our Country due to Educational Facilities.1.1. Rawalpindi Established Barani Agricultural College. After their father's death (1901). its daughters. thus minimizing the income gap between the rich and poor. The building has an architectural splendor.

Hashmat Ali Isl. Gorden College. Colleges 8. Rawalpindi (an affiliated college of NUST) 8. College St. Rawalpindi. 2. Town. Town. 1. Name of the Institution Govt.2. Name of the Institution Govt. National University of Science and Technology’s headquarter is in Rawalpindi.2.2. Govt. No. 5. Govt. College Of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering.1. Khadija Ummar Girls Inter College.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. Govt. Located near the CMH. Post Graduate Colleges (Male and Female) Sr. Intermediate Colleges (Male and Female) Sr. College. Rawalpindi. 4. Rawalpindi 8.1. Govt. Govt. Govt.3. No. NUST has been one of the most famous places to study. Rawalpindi 2. Rawalpindi. 3. Viqar un Nisa College for women. College for women St.2. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) NUST was founded in 1991. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 38 . Govt. Rawalpindi. 1. Rawalpindi. College Asghar Mall.

Rawalpindi. St. 26. 23. Rawalpindi. Sadiqabad. 32. St. Rawalpindi Cantt College of Commerce Civil Line. Town. Rawalpindi. 34. 17. Islamabad college of Management and Computer Abid Majeed Road. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rwp. Punjab College of Information Technology. Civil College of Commerce St. Rawalpindi College of Commerce. Islamic International Commerce College Saidpur Road. 28. Universal College. 14. Town. 20. 24. 1. town. Jinnah Institute of Information St. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Rawalpindi. Rawal College of Commerce. Rawalpindi. OPF-girls Secondary School St. Rawalpindi 16. 6. Rawalpindi. 18. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Model College of Commerce. Rawalpindi. Town. 30. Rawalpindi. 4. Hashmi College of Commerce Tulsa Road. Rawalpindi. 12. Town. 9. Rawalpindi 36. National Science College Murree Road. Khatoon-e-Pakistan College for Women Peshawer Road. 31. 3. 10. Rawalpindi. town. 29. Rawalpindi. Fatima Jinnah College for girls St. Ilqa Post Graduate Girls College. Leaders College of Commerce. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 39 . 11. College of Advance Technology. Rawal College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Punjab College of Excellence in Commerce . Fauji Foundation College for Girls Lalazar. Saddar. St. Rawalpindi.2. 19. CIT College Majeed Plaza Bank Road. 15. town. Rahimabad airport Road. Rawalpindi. St. Rawalpindi. Saddar. Cantt College of Commerce Westridge. Educator College. St. 8. Town. Punjab Law College. Rawalpindi Punjab College of Commerce Peshawer road. town. 22. town. Private registered Colleges (Male & Female) Rawalpindi College for Girls. Rawalpindi. Al-Falah College for women St. Rawalpindi. 27. Sir Syed Science College Tipu Road. Rawalpindi. Kashmir Road.3. Rawalpindi Raess-ul-Ahrar College of Commerce. Infoneyes College of Information Technology St. Rawalpindi. 21. Rawalpindi. Town. Town. 2. Rawalpindi College of Commerce. Rawalpindi. Town. NICON College of Computer and ManagementSciences. 35. Rawalpindi. 7. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Leader College 6th Road. 33.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. 13. 5. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Cantt College of Commerce Peshawer Road. St. Khawarizmi Institute of Science and Technology St. 25.

M. 46. 6. 39. Inflorescence College of modern . Rawalpindi. MC. Indus College of Commerce. M. St. BPS Qasim abad. 1. Rawalpindi. Khyber Institute of Professional Skills St. Town. Jinnah Institute of Informatics.C. 2. 8. 4. M. Shamsabad. BMS Amarpura. 56.C. 14. Modern College of Computer Studies(MCCS). town. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. 8.2. 12. Main Peshawer Road Police College Saihala. Town. 10. 16. 1. Islamic International Commerce College. Rwalpindi. BPS Dhok Hasoo M.C. GMS Amarpura.C. Leadership College for Boys St.Glorious Rawalpindi 37. M. BPS Dhok Hukamdad M.C. 53.C. 8.C.5. 13.C. BPS Kashmiri Bazar M. 40. town.C. M. 3. 41. BPS Bangash Colony M. Rawalpindi. GMS Qasimabad. 48. 52.. 2.C.C. Rawalpindi. Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce St. BPS Muslim Town. GPS Khayaban-e-Sirsyed. Leadership College for Girls St.C. Rawalpindi College of Commerce for Girls St. MC. BPS Muslim Town M. Capital College Murree Road.C. BPS Chamanzar. 55. 44. Town. Standard Commerce College Chandni Chowk. Rawalpindi Cantt. 49. College of Commerce Saddar. 42. 45. Rwalpindi. 15. Islamabad College of Management & Commerce Quid-i-Azam Rawalpindi. 43. BPS Fauji Colony M. BPS New Malpur M. BPS Faiz abad M. 47.C. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Model College of Commerce. 4.C.4. 5. Rawalpindi. St. BPS Dhok Paracha M.C. Pakistan Advance College of Excellence. 7.C. 54. Rwalpindi.C. Rawalpindi. 38. Rawalpindi. BPS Dhok Paracha 40 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . 3. M.C. Middle Schools Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Morgah Rawalpindi. 9.2. M. Punjab College of information technology.C. 11. Primary Schools Rawalpindi M. GMS Waris Khan. M. Ojiri Camp. 50. Margalla Institute 6th Road. BPS Arya Mohallah M. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi College for Boys. town. 51. Town. BPS Workshapi Mohallah M.

Rawalpindi Govt. Allahabad Westridge III Near Ashiana Chowk. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry .C. Vocational Training Institute (W).C. 1. 2. Rawalpindi Govt. Vocational Training Institute (W). 6. Rawalpindi City Wood Working Service Centre. Institute of Commerce (W). Vocational Training Institute (W). BPS Ratta 18. Dhamial. Dhoke Syedan. 8. Rawalpindi Saidpur Road. 3.Glorious Rawalpindi 17. Techincal Training Institute (W). 3. Rawalpindi Govt. Govt. BHS Millat Colony M. Govt. 9. (RMGTC).C.C. M. GHS Ratta Amral M. Vocational Training Institute (W). Rawalpindi. 4. Rawalpindi Cantt. Nazir Plaza Rawalpindi 41 2.6.3. High School Rawalpindi M. GHS Teli Mohallah M.C. M.C. 6.PIA College Rawalpindi City.C.C. 5. Rawalpindi 393-A Chur Harpal Ghazi Colony Rawalpindi. Govt.2 Satellite Town. 5. Kartarpura. BHS Ratta Amral M. GHS Talab Pukhta 8. Rawalpindi Tipu Road Behind Moti Mahal Cinema Rawalpindi Govt.C. Scheme No.(ABAD). MC. BPS Chitian Hattian 19.) PIA Colony Misrial Road.C. Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Rawalpindi 1. BHS Satellite Town M. Govt.C. 4. Rawalpindi (Cantt. 8.2. M. GHS Satellite Town M. College of Commerce. 7. Institute of Commerce. BPS Affandi Colony 8. BHS Moti Baza M. 7.

3. Harley Street F.B) College for Women Fauji Foundation College for Boys F. Quaid-e-Azam College. The Mall Fauji Foundation Model School. 6. Chaklala The City School (Murree Road) 8.G Sir Syed College for Boys.G (C. 5. The Mall 1. Sir Syed College. 2. 4. 4. Lalazar Beacon-House Schools System PAF Intermediate College. 3. 5. St Mary's Academy and St Mary's Cambridge School the oldest and most renowned Missionary Schools for boys Bahria Foundation College Peshawar Rd Presentation Convent High School Army Public School and College (APSAC). 4. Govt. 6. Said Pur Road Government Islamia High School No. Liaquat Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 42 . F. Government Schools & Colleges 1. 2. Private Schools and colleges 1.G. Federal Government Schools & Colleges F. The Mall F.5. 2.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. Muslim Higher Secondary School # 1. Ordinance Road.G. Chaklala III 8.4.G Sir Syed College for Boys.6. 7.

Glorious Rawalpindi 8.7. Medical Colleges 1. 4. 3. Rawalpindi Medical College. RawalPindi (an affiliated 2. Army Medical College (founded in 1977) Islamic International Medical College (IIMC) Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 43 .

a garden restaurant and an aquarium. the golf course was completed in 1926 by one of the oldest gold clubs of Pakistan.) Road. Rawalpindi Tourism also includes the parks.1. beyond the old Presidency on Jhelum Road. the Rawalpindi Golf Club. the Murree Road to the north of The Mall. Rawalpindi lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Peshawar and Lahore against the background of the Margalla Hills on the Potwar Plateau. 9. Ayub National Park is regularly frequented by locals to spend the evening during weekends to spend some hours of entertainment with family and kids. lake with boating facility.300 acres and has a play area. lush lawns. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 44 . play land. 300 acres. The Rawalpindi Public Park on Murree Road near Shamsabad was opened in 1991. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi have delighted visitors and vacationers down the years. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi include a list of names that acquaint the traveler with the unique culture and heritage of the city. It has a lake with boating facility. From being a nine-hole course. The Ayub National Park. Meander through the bazaars. The Raja Bazaar in the old city and Saddar Bazaar are the important destinations. Rawalpindi Attractions like the city markets comprise two main roads: the Grand Trunk Road running east to west is known as The Mall when it crosses the cantonment. It covers an area of about 2. The Rawalpindi Tourist Attractions take in archaeological as well as historical destinations. Ayub National Park Ayub National Park is located beyond the old Presidency on Grand Trunk (G. at the same time retaining its traditional flavor. Situated near the Ayub National Park. but you should familiarize yourself with the geography before setting out.1. today this is a facility of 27 holes.T. SPORTS & RECREATION 9. It has a playground. an aquarium. covers 2. The Rawalpindi Golf Course is one of the prominent Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi. crosses the railway tracks and heads to the east end on its way to Islamabad. a gardenrestaurant and an open air theater.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi include the bazaars. fountains and flower beds. founded in 1885. These are the best way to see the city.1.

lions. bears. cheetahs. Ayub National Park is one important area of tourist attractions in Rawalpindi. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 45 .2. A cricket stadium was built in 1992 opposite the Public Park.1.1. lawns.Glorious Rawalpindi Ayub National Park is situated in Rawalpindi in Paistan. Rawalpindi Public Park Rawalpindi Public Park (well known as Nawaz Sharif Park) is located on Murree Road near Shamsabad. This is one of the most interesting aspects in the park. It is one of the oldest points as well as the largest in the historical Rawalpindi city that twines with the capital Islamabad. A nominal fee has been fixed to enter the park and it is open from the early morning hour till the sunset. Liaqat National Bagh Sometimes known as Liaqat Bagh and formerly Municipal Park. The 1996 World Cup cricket matches were held on this cricket ground. The Park was opened in 1991. Khan Liaqat Ali Khan. is of historical interest due to its political processions. To add to the fun are the sights of some of the wild animals in their natural habitat. Some tigers. First Lady Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto also assassinated at 27th Dec. One should try out during a visit here. This is one of the popular sites for recreation and entertainment. Within the Ayub National Park is a small area that is named as Jungle Kingdom where there are various fun rides for kids. It has a play area for children. There is a remote controlled boating section where young people as well as kids glide their boats with control in their hands. Other areas of the park are used for walking. 9. Visitors with family and kids have great fun out here enjoying the rides and skating in the skating ring. As you move to the inner areas of the park there is a lake with facilities for boating. The first prime minister of Pakistan. 2007 at same venue. fountains and flower beds. peacock and other animal and birds are visible in the zoo that is there within the Ayub National Park.3. 9. was assassinated here in 1950.

4. Between the two runs The Mall. Murree remained. however.1.1. At the southwest end is Pindi Point. so is too crowded for comfort from late May to early September. when the honor was transferred to Simla. is only an hour's drive north-east of Islamabad. At the north-east end is Kashmir Point. or riding in the new chair-lifts.5. But it is extremely popular with Punjabis escaping the heat of the plains in summer. Its cold pine forests. Numerous roads leave. has expanded rapidly. Civil Lines 9. Murree is lovely all year round. Since independence. the snow is piled high along the sides of the streets.1. near Kachari Chowk.and rain is common. since Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan in 1962. especially at weekends. a little bit of England. Murree spreads along the top of a ridge for about five kilometres (three miles). at 2. Jinnah Park. one from The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 46 . Romi Park. amidst magnificent mountain scenery. Promenading and shopping are Murree's main amusements. looking back towards Rawalpindi and Islamabad.6. where most people congregate. Murree has once again become the summer retreat of the governor of Punjab and. The Mall and either follow the contours of the ridge or descend to the principal road. churches. make it the first choice for a day's outing from the capital. the best time to go in April-May and September-October. with views across the valley of the Jhelum River into Azad Kashmir. at the centre of which is the main shopping area. Murree was the summer headquarters of the government of Punjab until 1876.even chilly in the evening . complete with The Mall for promenading. parks. The Galis are a string of hill resorts along the ridge between Murree and Abbottabad. Peshawar Road 9. In winter. To beat the crowds and still enjoy the walks.240 meters (7.400 feet). Founded as a hill station by the British in 1851. clubs and cafes. on the Karakoram Highway.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. Murree and the Galis Murree. In summer it is cool . schools.

50 and take half an hour with a change from open chair-lift to the enclosed bubble in the middle. Further plans include development of a wildlife park at the mid-station. It is 30 km from Murree. takes you up to the summit of the nearby range for a panoramic view of the forested hills. The Galis (Streets) Nathiagali Perhaps the most sought out is the beautiful Nathiagali perched 2501 meters high about 32 km away from Murree. Changlagali It is 16 km from Murree at an altitude of 2559 m. There is a rest house located in the most picturesque surroundings. which like a ski-lift. The first stage is by chair lift up to Patriata Bazaar. From here visitors transfer to cable car gondolas for the ride up to Patriata Ride. Khairagali It is 16 km from Murree at an elevation of 2346 m and commands a panoramic view on either side of the ridge. From near the Pearl Continental hotel you can take one of the many delightful paved walks through the woods. There is chairlift and cable car system which takes visitors up to Patriata Ridge in two stages from Gulehra Gali. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 47 . hiking places and picnic spots. which is the highest point in the range. Ayubia has a chair lift. Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka. The bracing air of the surrounding mountains is as pure as fresh spring water. From Dungagali one can climb the 2813 m peak of Mukhshpuri. A restaurant has also been established. The TDCP has developed a new tourist resort at Patriata. Changlagali.Glorious Rawalpindi Bansara Gali (below Murree) to Pindi Point. It commands a charming view of a series of wooded spurs projecting towards the river Jhelum on the western side. Patriata 25 km from Murree. Ayubia Khairagali. In addition to riding trails.). The golf course here is open only to members. Natural springs abound on the slopes. both rides cost about Rs. Dungagali Dungagali is a picturesque small resort situated on the slopes of the Mukshpuri hill (2376 m. Bhurban Bhurban is a minor resort eight kilometers (five miles) from Murree on the road leading north-east to Kohala and the Jhelum Valley. the other to the top of Patriata hill (on the road to Karor). these four mini resorts spread over an area of 26 km have been developed into a resort complex called Ayubia. Ayubia is 26 km from Murree.

1. hill pigeon and sparrow hawk. The best time of the year to plan your visit is between the months of May and November. better known as the Murree National Park. It will also aid in the improvement of appropriate strategies to reduce the dependence. It is a small natural park located 26 kms from the picturesque hill station of Murree. a sub category of the Montane Forests. flying squirrel and hill fox. There are several areas of tourist interest near the Murree Wildlife Park such as picnic spots and motels. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 48 . you have to go up from the Rawalpindi General Post Office about 1 km. Kashmir Point is an enjoyable locale. Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka in Galyat. The Raja Bazaar The Raja Bazaar is one of the well liked Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi. In addition to riding trails. This will involve the establishment of levels and patterns of local dependence on the park’s resources. Asiatic leopard. Khaira Gali. known as the twin of Pakistan’s capital. The Murree Wildlife Park is a National Park in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. golden eagle. Scenery from here is extremely beautiful. The Murree Wildlife Park Rawalpindi provides tourists superb scenery of the huge subtropical pine forest casing the hills and providing shelter. The Rawalpindi Kashmir Point is the place from where the Kashmir peaks can be viewed from a convenient vantage point and that is why this point is called Kashmir Point. The animals include the Asiatic black bear.Glorious Rawalpindi Kashmir Point Kashmir Point is a popular name among the Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi. The city of Rawalpindi. There are 21 medicinal herbs here belonging to 19 families which are used by the local inhabitants. Murree Wildlife Park The Murree Wildlife Park. situated on the summit of a hill. once you reach the summit. Travelers find this spectacular spot extremely conducive for gathering a pleasant experience. An ethno botany program is being carried out in the Murree Wildlife Park area to demonstrate the sustainable and ecological usage of plant resources as a means for conserving biodiversity. there is a chairlift service in the central place of Ghora Dhaka in Ayubia that takes the tourists to a nearby apex for a view of the forested hills. The Murree Wildlife Park harbors species like the vulture.7. hiking places. is perhaps one of the best representative quarters of the Himalayan Moist Temperate Forest. Islamabad. you will find that the surface is clean. The Pindi Point is another attraction located near the Kashmir Point. is dotted with a number of bazaars or markets. Location of Kashmir Point Kashmir Point is a spot on Mall Road. The Murree National Park has been developed as a resort complex by combining four mini resorts of Changla Gali. This Chairlift was the first such recreation facility in Pakistan and still remains a major attraction for the domestic tourists. 9. For this.

Glorious Rawalpindi like The Raja Bazaar. one of the other market places of Rawalpindi. The Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi however. but come out by sheer luck. Here. 9. the Raja Bazaar is in fact a business souk where you can glimpse thousands of people running from here to there. Hassan Abdal Hassan Abdal is a beautiful. Taxila Museum is one of the best and most wellmaintained museums of Pakistan.1. iron and semiprecious stones. you can find every thing which a common man can use. quiet place and a convenient halting point of G. which is the first stop for any tourist. 48 km from Rawalpindi.9. Road enroute to Peshawar or Abbottabad. Saddar bazaar. are located around the Taxila Museum. At the outset. a display of artefacts detailing the daily life of the inhabitants of ancient Taxila. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998. its foundation stone laid by Lord Chemsford. you will not be able to figure out what to do at this amazing place. As it turns out. Raja bazaar and Kashmiri bazaar. hindu and Jain cults are well represented through these objects discovered from three ancient cities and more than two dozen buddhist stupas and monasteries and Greek temples. Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. walking sticks. so the place is ideal for purchasing gift items and accessories. The bazaars of the Old City are famous for quaint old shops in Moti bazaar. shawls and jackets. cane baskets and furniture. and a useful model of the whole valley showing all the archaeological sites. Most of the sites at Taxila. could not complete its original plan. The Raja Bazaar commences from here. embroidered and woolen kurtas and household linen. It is This town has a particular association with The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 49 . The Sarafa bazaar.8. All the sites at Taxila cannot be visited in a day. at The Raja Bazaar. There are 4000 objects displayed. including stone.C to 500 AD. and hand woven Kashmiri and Bokhara carpets. This is a place where you go by choice. handicrafts such as inlaid sheesham and walnut furniture. stucco. silver. You need to get used to the pulsating rhythm of The Raja Bazaar to understand the place better.T. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Habibullah then the ministry for Education. vicery of India in 1918. is an ideal place to visit and get an idea about the archaeological significance of the place. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of Archaeological survey of India in 1928. Potohar shoes and Chappals. However. The sheer variety of businesses will impress you. It is famous for remains of Gandhara art. 9.1. gold. is a haunt of pick pockets and policemen. is famous for brass and copperware and beaten gold and silver jewelry. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B. terracotta. Buddhist. dating back 600 BCE to 500 CE. The bazaars of Rawalpindi are known to specialize in Kashmiri silver. Taxila Museum Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918. Rawalpindi has long been a major market for exports from neighboring places such as Indian Kashmir and the North West Frontier Province. The Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi is situated right next to the Rawalpindi Cantonment. the museum. The museum houses one of the best collections of Gandhara art in Pakistan.

Two other historical buildings of Mughal era (Muqbara Hakeeman and so-called tomb of Lala Rukh) are located just opposite the Gurdwara. on their way to Kashmir. Wah Gardens are located 12 km west of Taxila on G. John Nicholson (died on 23 September 1857) of British army. It has a Sikh Gurdwara (temple) known as Panja Sahib having a sacred rock with the hand print of their religious leader. it is a pass between the ancient capital of Gandhara. waterfall and the surrounding hillside are a perfect attraction.T. gently flowing stream.Twice a year.1. Tapering cypress trees.5 acres. The gardens are being restored to their original beauty. Guru Nanak. Ferishta and Jehangir. It remained a holy place for various religious groups through the ages. built in 1890 in memory of Brig. by his colleagues. Wah Gardens Once a major campsite of Mughal rulers. i. It was mentioned by Emperor Jehangir in his memoirs and frequently visited by successive Mughal Kings. Islamabad. by the Department of Archaeology. loved by the Mughals. The gardens were developed with magnificent trees and weather channels by successive Mughal emperors. This road was first built by the Persians in 516 BC and later developed by the Afghan King Sher Shah Suri in 1540s.Glorious Rawalpindi Mughals and Sikhs. Government of Pakistan. Road. Sikh pilgrims visit this Gurdwara from all over the world. Road. Taxila. Today. Places Around Rawalpindi & Islamabad Margalla Pass The small pass is located 26 km west of Islamabad on G. This place offers scenic walks. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 50 . Gen. that is. The resort has a restaurant. There is an obelisk right on the top of the Pass.T.e.T. 9. An inscription on the western side of this stone pavement shows that it was again repaired in 1672 AD. left of G. Road. and the modern capital of Pakistan. Chattar This resort nestles at the base of Murree hills at a distance of 15 km on Islamabad-Murree road. The Children's Park and playground are spread over an area of 12. A small part of the ancient Shahi (Royal) Road can be seen just across the pass.10. Margalla is mentioned by historians and emperors like Alberuni. Flowed between elegant romantic and cascading into large reflecting basins. line the canals through which cool waters once. barbecue and two air-conditioned tourist cottages.

Glorious Rawalpindi 9.2. Other Places Worth A Visit

9.2.1. The Salt Range
The Salt Range runs from Jhelum river in the east and west to Kalabagh on the Indus River. Most of the Salt Range is composed of the salt deposits left behind when the sea that extended over the Potohar Plateau evaporated 800 million years ago. Fossils of prehistoric animals have been discovered in the Salt Range, especially near a village called Bari Amir Khatoon, 40 km from Chakwal. There are many places of historical and archaeological interest in the Salt Range. Salt Range remained part of a powerful Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir in 10th century AD. Most of the forts and temples concentrated in the Salt Range date from that period.

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Khewra Salt Mines

The main center of mining is Khewra in the Salt Range where the world's largest salt mines are located. Khewra salt mines are 154 kms away from Rawalpindi. The route is Mandra-DydyalChakwal-Choha Saidan Shah-Khewra. A longer route is through Kallar Kahar-Katas. The nearest hotel accommodation is a TDCP resort at Kallar Kahar. For permits to visit the mines you may contact their office in Islamabad at Plot No. 13, H-9 (Manager Salt, Tel: 448407-8, 448413) through PTDC Tourist Information Centers at Rawalpindi or Islamabad, at least 4 days in advance.

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Kallar Kahar

The main attraction of the eastern Salt Range at the shrine of Saidan Shah at Choa Saidan Shah, the lake and shrine of Abdul Qadir Gilani at Kallar Kahar. TDCP has built a six-room motel and restaurant over-looking Kallar Kahar (Salt Lake) with boating facilities.

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Glorious Rawalpindi 9.2.4. Temple of Katas

The Hindu Temple Complex at Katas is located about 135 km from Rawalpindi. The Temple of Shiva at Katas (10th century AD) and Malot are valuable pieces of architecture and history. Most of the temples, located some 40 km from the modern city of Chakwal in the Potohar region of northern Punjab in Pakistan, were built during the reign of Hindu kings. These several temples were built around 900 years ago or more, although the earliest of the Katasraj temples dates back to the latter half of the 6th century A.D. Scholars believe that most of the temples were actually constructed when the Shahi kingdom, driven from Afghanistan when their ethnic cousin Mahmud of Ghanavi came to power, fled to the region and set up base there. The temple was abandoned by local Hindus when they migrated to East Punjab in 1947. It has always been the site of holy pilgrimage for people of various faiths. Even nowadays, worshippers from all faiths perform pilgrimages to the temple every year and bathe in the sacred pool around which Katasraj is built.

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9.2.5. Rawat Fort

Forts

Rawat Fort is located 17 km east of Rawalpindi, on the Grand Trunk (G.T. Road) leading to Lahore. Gakkhars, a fiercely independent tribe of the Potohar Plateau, built the fort in early 16th century. The grave of a Gakkhar Chief, Sultan Sarang Khan is located inside the fort. He died in 1546 AD fighting against the forces of Sher Shah Suri. One needs to climb the broken steps inside the tomb to get a panoramic view of the plateau and the Mankiala Stupa. Pharwala Fort

This fort is about 40 km from Rawalpindi beyond Lehtrar road. It was built in 15th century by a Gakkhar ruler, Sultan Kai Gohar, on the ruins of a 10th century Hindi Shahi Fort. Emperor Babar conquered the fort in 1519 AD. Later, in 1825, Gakkars were expelled by Sikhs from this fort. Though the fort is in a crumbling state, it is still an attraction for castle lovers. The fort being situated in a prohibited area is only open for Pakistani visitors. Rohtas Fort

Rohtas Fort is 109 km from Rawalpindi. It is located about 6 km southwest of Dina Town. Going from Rawalpindi/Islamabad, you have to turn right from G.T. Road to a narrow road just before Dina Police Station and then go left until you find the city bed of Kahan River. The fort is visible from this point. However, you have to cross the river to reach it. The fort is one of the most impressive historical monuments in Pakistan. It was built by Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri, between 1540 and 1547 AD. It served as a huge fortified base for military operations against Gakkhars by Sher Shah Suri. It was later used by Mughal emperor Akbar and Sikhs. Within the huge terraced rampart walls with robust bastions and twelve gates are located a fortress, palaces and ancillary buildings. The Rawalpindi Rohtas Fort dominates the Ghaan gorge, which was the only viable route from the mountainous nation north of the salt range to the southern plains. The plan of the Rohtas Fort is adapted to the terrain, defended by a number of ravines as well as the Ghaan River, which breaks through the eastern spur of the Tilla range. The fort is surrounded by a massive wall and 12 gates. The most striking feature is the wall strengthened with 68 bastions. Besides providing strength, these bastions add to the elegance and grandeur of the fort. The terraces of the wall are interlinked by stairs and the topmost terrace is Merion shaped. The height of the fortification wall of the Rohtas Fort is between 30 and 40 feet and a considerable number of galleries have been provided within the thickness of the wall for the soldiers and were used as storage space. The wall is built of sand stone rubble masonry, lime mortar and granular brick grit. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 53

9. The facilities at Rawalpindi Golf course a training program for the beginners and practice arrangement for the amateurs. there is a panoramic view of Faisal Mosque. The fort was built in 5th century by the Buddhist monks. T. It is situated at I. on the G. G. This leaves open the possibility of establishing townships here in the future. The serene surrounding of the course draws tourists to spend their day in style amidst the lush green surrounding. with spring water falling within it. a minister of emperor Akbar. the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. There is a restaurant that serves food and beverages to the visitors. After several phases of development.3. it is now a 27-hole course. There are more than12 mosques and 10 schools within the premises of the fort. one of the oldest golf clubs of Pakistan. It has tie ups with the Rawalpindi Tourism bureau and some hotels in Rawalpindi do bring their guest for some recreational purpose. at the foot of Margalla. was also built during this period. The facility was initially developed as a nine-hole course. son of Sultan Mahmud of Gazni. home to several thousand people. Rawalpindi Golf Course in Rawalpindi has an elegant clubhouse that throws a lovely natural panorama of the Faisal Mosque and the beautifully manicured lawns. Later it was used by Sultan Masud.Glorious Rawalpindi Within the Rohtas Fort.T. Attock Fort It is situated about 101 km west of Islamabad on the left bank of Indus River. Road. Giri Fort The glen of Giri is located 8 km northeast of Taxila. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 54 . Sports venues and stadiums 9. The Mughal caravan sarai outside the fort. was completed in 1926 by Rawalpindi Golf Club. The remains of Giri fort are perched on the hilltop. and the course itself. The fort was completed in 1583 AD under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi. the oldest golf clubs in Pakistan which was started in 1885. It is approached through a rough torrent bed near two villages named Khurram Gujar and Khurram Paracha. Major golf tournaments are regularly held here. Rawalpindi is one of the treasures of Pakistan and is used for many national golf tournaments.3. There are remains of two monasteries and stupas. a small town has developed. The sprawling course is a 18hole Course that hosts all major golf tournaments organized by the national golfing authority. Road Rawalpindi. From the clubhouse. Rawalpindi Golf course dates back to the year 1926 and is one of the oldest golf courses in Pakistan. one on the top of the hill and other below it. It is managed and maintained by Rawalpindi Golf Club. Rawalpindi Golf Course Situated near Ayub National Park.1.

Tourist can also visit them and have a feel of the lovely surrounding. It became a hot spot during the 1995-96 Cricket World Cup Tournament.000 cricket loving enthusiast watch their national cricketing heroes face the rival teams. The stadium also houses cafeterias for the joggers to have some light snacks and beverages after their practice session. Since then it features regularly in the cricket itinerary whenever a foreign team tours Pakistan. floodlights and an indoor fitness center which is equipped with all latest international equipments where the sportsmen work their heart out to keep fit and fine.3. The cricket lovers do travel out to the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium to have a glimpse of the stadium. 9.000. During the course of time the capacity was increased to 20. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 55 .Glorious Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Golf Course has a great potential for organizing international golf tournaments. Islamabad. It was selected as the venue for the 2nd Test Match between Pakistan and the touring Zimbabwe side. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has become an important tourist sites during the Rawalpindi Tour. Australia played Pakistan under floodlights which has made one of the floodlit stadiums of the world. Since then it has been hosting a lot of matches both international and domestic.2. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi is located on the edge of the city 3 miles away from the Capital city. The authorities have planned to extend it by 9-hole. The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was unveiled in the year 1993 during the Zimbabwe Tour. The facilities at the stadium include practice pitches. Having been established in 1992 with a capacity to hold 15. A feather in the cap of the picturesque stadium was added in the year 2001 when the flood light was installed to host day-night matches. Golf is played here all the year round and European players do come down her during the winter months when its snow in Europe. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is the most revered name among the cricket loving tourists. This is in fact the 14th test Match ground in Pakistan.

Rawalpindi Club.5. Satellite Town d) Race course ground Race course ground The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 56 . The Mall Saddar 9.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. SOME OTHER STADIUMS a) KRL Cricket Stadium b) Army Football Stadium c) Municipal Football Stadium.3.3. Army Hockey Stadium 9.4.3.3.

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9.4. Popular Sports In Rawalpindi

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KABBADI

Pakistan Kabaddi Federation (PKF) organized Kabbaddi matches in Pakistan. It is a very popular and widely played sport. Matches between Pakistan and their rivals India can be very intense. Kabaddi is Cultural game of Rawalpini. It is also being played in Rural areas with great interest. 9.4.2. Cricket

Cricket has a huge following and based on attendance figures at games, is the most popular sport in the Rawalpindi. Pakistan has produced many multi-talented players who have been among the best batsmen and bowlers in the world.. Pakistan has won a lot of international cricket events, including the World Cup in 1992, besides finishing as runners up in 1999 World Cup and 2007 World Twenty20. Pakistan's cricket teams take part in domestic competitions such as the ABN-AMRO Cup, the ABN- AMRO Patron'sTrophy, ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup Twenty-20 Cup. In Pindi Cricket stadium many International and domestics matches played .

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Field Hockey

Field hockey is the national sport of Pakistan. The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) is the national governing body of field hockey in Pakistan. The Pakistan men's team has won three gold medals at the Olympics and lifted the Hockey World Cup four times. It has also won the most number of Asian gold medals and is the only Asian team to have won the prestigious Champions Trophy. It has been consistently ranked amongst the top. Hockey matches played at Rawalpindi Hockey Stadium at Mall Road Rawalpindi.

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9.5. Wildlife potential in Rawalpindi district, Punjab. A study was conducted to investigate the wildlife potential including the population status, habitat preference, distribution pattern and overall diversity of wildlife species in Rawalpindi district, Punjab, Pakistan. Socioeconomic surveys were also conducted to identify incentives for active involvement of local community in management activities and evaluate the awareness of the local community about the importance of wildlife. Eleven species were studied for their habitat preference: Lophura leucomelana hamiltoni, Francolinus francolinus, Accipiter gentilis, Muntiacus muntjac, Martes flavigula, Macaca mulatta, Eupetaurus cinereus, Canis aureus, Vulpes vulpes, Panthera pardus and Hystrix indica. The species were less determined in habitat selection but were widely distributed throughout the habitat range. Sixtytwo people were interviewed in two socioeconomic surveys. All of the local people interviewed were aware of the types of wildlife in the area. 53.6% of the respondents view that hunting is limited, 43.4% said no hunting and 3% practiced unlimited hunting. 90% of the people surveyed are willing to cooperate in wildlife conservation measures, 31.5% recommended a complete ban on hunting and 40% recommended protection from fire during the burning season. 9.6. Cinemas & Theatres Following are Cinema houses working in Rawalpindi City:
Plaza Cinema, The Mall Ciros Cinema, Saddar Gulistan, Committee Chowk

Shabistan, Committee Chowk

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Community Awareness &Training. The usual and most convenient method of contacting Rescue 15 is through telephone. SOCIAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 10. Therefore. The centre staff does not respond to the emergencies themselves. rescue. They rather inform the concerned police station or the nearest police patrol for this purpose. Rescue 15 . Emergencies and Disasters whom earlier people were afraid to help due to medico-legal reasons. which is an achievement even internationally.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. however personal visits are also allowed.2. the leading cause of deaths) amongst young able bread-winners. Based on the success of this trained emergency service its role has been expanded to include Rescue. Gradually they have also been equipped to provide other police related services including legal advice.Emergency Reporting Centre Rescue 15 is an initiative of the Punjab Police to provide emergency response to the people in distress or victims of a crime. emergency medical treatment and safe transportation to helpless victims of Accidents. The universal number for calling the centre is 15 which is also the reason for their nomenclature. • • The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 60 . buildings collapse. 10. Response and Prevention through legislation and Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has been established for proper management of emergencies. • To have positive socio-economic impact on society by reducing disabilities and deaths due to injuries ( mostly resulting from road traffic accidents. The Service started as an Emergency Ambulance Service has been a great success by providing efficient and effective response. fires and disasters was putting the lives and properties of citizens at risk.1. Development of Safer Communities through proactive approach towards Emergency Management.1. Fire and Disaster preparedness and response. The Service Ambulances and trained rescue paramedics was able to provide an average response time of 7 minutes in a city. identification of vehicles for registration etc.1. Response and Prevention. explosions. crime reporting.1. SERVICES 10. RESCUE 1122 ( Punjab Emergency Services) The limited capacity to deal with emergencies like road traffic accidents. the Government of Punjab has introduced a system for Emergency Preparedness. Objectives of RESCUE 1122 Establishment of a system for Emergency Preparedness.

5.1. 2. perseverance. Edhi Foundation Edhi Foundation is one of the dynamic NGOs with branches spread through out the Country. Endurance. 12. 3. 6. who is a mobile institution ready to respond. it has main office at Murree Road Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 61 .1. are the important elements on which rests the philosophy of Abdul Sattar Edhi. struggle. 14. patience. 8.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. POLICE STATIONS Major Police Stations of Rawalpindi are as follows: 1.3. sympathy and compassion along with sacrifice of his personal comforts. Police station City Gunj Mandi Pirwadhai Waris Khan Banni New Town Saadiq Abad Cantt Westridge R. 4. which is controlled by Abdul Sattar Edhi . anxious to comfort and console the anguished souls. 9. 13.4. 10.A Bazar Civil Lines Airport Saddar Beroni Women Police Station 10. 11. 7. Edhi Foundation is providing so many social services here in Rawalpindi.

The children are given security. SOS Village SOS Children's Villages are institutions established to give orphaned or abandoned children a new start in life by providing a substitute for the family they have lost. Empowerment of Women & Gender Equality.1. Ladies are working at Darul Aman 10. support. love and understanding. This is achieved by the formation of 'families' which are as natural as possible.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Darul Aman Basic Objective of Darul Aman is to provide Social Protection Services. Children. The main Campus of SOS is near AyubNational Park at Jhelum Road . Special Initiatives for Destitute Women.1.5.6. Old People and Disabled. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 62 .

46/-.2.291 million rupees with Company's earning per share at Rs. now Companies Ordinance 1984. he should not become a beggar or a burden to his family. 7. General Industry.2. not on Islamic political causes.7 million consumers in North Central Pakistan through an extensive network in Punjab and NWFP. The distribution activities covering 831 main towns along with adjoining villages in Punjab & NWFP are organized through 8 regional offices. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL).081 HM3 worth 107.1.Glorious Rawalpindi 10.581. boys and girls .127.028 consumers comprising Commercial. SNGPL was incorporated as a private limited Company in 1963 and converted into a public limited company in January 1964 under the Companies Act 1913. Domestic.118 million rupees during July-September. SNGPL operates in a region of the nation that has a rapidly growing demand for natural gas and power generation due to significant industrial development. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 63 . Urdu.1.733. and then continue their studies separately until grade 10. Annual gas sale for year 2005-2006 was 161. Utility Services Rawalpindi is enjoying all the basic Utility services. 2006. Distribution system consists of 46. It has also expanded its activities to undertake the planning.7.964 KM of pipeline (as at June 2006). The Company has over 43 years of experience in operation and maintenance of high-pressure gas transmission and distribution systems. from "Gone with the Wind" to "How to Build a Hydropower Dam. Whosoever is a lady person should not be left behind. SNGPL has 2. designing and construction of pipelines.” 10.280 HM3 worth 31." The chemistry lab would not look out of place at any American public school.008.nearly 700 of whom are orphans . to be sure. both for itself and other organizations. “The basic aim is that this orphan. but the emphasis is on achievement. SNGPL transmission system extends from Sui in Balochistan to Peshawar in North West Frontier Province (NWFP) comprising over 6195 KM of Transmission System (Main lines & Loop lines).897. 10. and is listed on all the three Stock Exchanges of the Country. Power & Cement Sectors. Fertilizer. The curriculum includes Islamic studies. Here. Sales to these consumers were 39.study together up until fifth grade. detail of some among them is following. This madrassah's library is full of books in both English and the national language. this poor child. Anjuman Faiz -UL -Islam(Apna Ghar) One of the better-funded madrassahs is the Anjuman Faizul Islam in Rawalpindi. SNGPL is the largest integrated gas company serving more than 2.

SNGPL Satellite Town Rawalpindi 2. Rawalpindi Cantt.Glorious Rawalpindi Total Number of Consumers in Rawalpindi: 250.2. IESCO Consumer Detail of Rawalpindi: Domestic Commercial Industrial Bulk Rwp Circle S/T Div City Div Cantt Div Westridge Div Tariqabad City Circle TOTAL 349945 77672 65911 44741 54741 56505 355255 1004770 38691 20754 30493 13187 9278 7121 86654 206178 2759 424 825 466 371 193 2479 7517 132 14 16 88 64 84 274 672 Tube Street Others Total Well Light 2140 130 64 30 42 62 382 2850 59 32 26 140 26 19 260 562 048 0 5 2 1 0 9 393774 99026 97340 58654 64523 63984 445313 65 1222614 64 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . SNGPL.2. Jhelum and Federal Capital Islamabad. Attock. Saadi Road 10. Chakwal.000 Approximately Service Centers: 1. IESCO Islamabad Electric Supply Company looks after the electricity distribution network in the administrative districts of Rawalpindi.

PTCL also continues to be the largest CDMA operator in the country with 0. In Rawalpindi city following exchanges are working Cantt Exchange working lines more than Chaklala exchange Westridge exchange S/town exchange City Exchange Following offices are located in Rawalpindi DE Cantt DE City DE S/Twon DE Westridge Director Revenue Director Development Customar Service Centre 20000 10000 lines 22000 lines 29.000 and 5. PTCL has laid an Optical Fiber Access Network in the major metropolitan centers of Pakistan and local loop services have started to be modernized and upgraded from copper to an optical network. the capacity of two SEA-ME-WE submarine cables is being expanded to meet the increasing demand of International traffic.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. The company maintains a leading position in Pakistan as an infrastructure provider to other telecom operators and corporate customers of the country. On the Long Distance and International infrastructure side.8 million V-fone customers.7 million customers.2. PTCL is the largest telecommunications provider in Pakistan.3. Company Profile PTCL With employee strength of 65. It has the potential to be an instrumental agent in Pakistan’s economic growth.628 lines 14000 lines Internet Service Providers: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) Brain Net Comsats Cyber Net Excel Net Pakistan Online Paknet – Online Activatio Raabta Online PTCL Wateen 65 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry .

1 5. Total No. Shamsabad (Over Head Reservoir) 6. of Sewerage Complaint Centers = 3 Total No. Pirwadahi Total No. Committee Chowk 4. WASA is recognized as an effective instrument of change through adopting state-of-the-art technologies for improving the quality of its services to the general public.2.4. of Sewerage Cleaning Teams: Total Number of Consumers in Rawalpindi City: 14 10 Million The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 66 . WASA Introduction: The Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) is committed to provide drinking water of Unquestionable quality in sufficient quantity and to treat the sewage generated to the required parameters.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Water Works No. Khayban-e-Sirsyed 3. of Water Supply Complaint Centers = 5 Address of Complaint Center 1. Liaquat Bagh (Main Office) 2. of No. As the leader in providing water and sanitation services.

Rawalpindi GPO & Its Night Post Office Rawalpindi Satellite Town Post Office & Its Night Post Office Islamabad International Airport Post Office & Its Night Post Office Dr. Aziz Mohammad Road Post Office Urdu Bazar Post Office & Its Night Post Office Peer Waddhi Post Office 67 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . • Improve overall operations and increase productivity.5. 3. currently GPO has implemented an Express Mail Track & Trace System. 6. and Inquiry & Reporting System (EMTTS).Glorious Rawalpindi 10. 5. in 11 major cities of Pakistan including Rawalpindi Division. • Provide PPO management with information relating to the quality of service for Express Mail being provided by PPO to its customers. • Provide an efficient automated platform to support a major increase in the volumes of Express Mail and Express Money Order traffic. Objectives Main objectives of the (EMTTS) project are: • Improve the quality of service to customers. POST OFFICE GPO . 4. 2. Post Offices in Rawalpindi 1. Sadder Rawalpindi Pakistan Post Office is performing deliberately its postal services for the citizens of Rawalpindi Division.2.

The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 68 .2. 1.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. The Islamabad International Airport is actually located in Rawalpindi than Islamabad and is used by over 25 airlines.6. rail and road.7. Railway Station Rawalpindi Cantt Railway Station Chaklala. Construction on the new Rawalpindi/Islamabad international airport has now been started near the town of Tarnaul approx 10 miles from both cities. with train coaches that have air-conditioning in first-class. 2.2. has numerous routes. In addition to freight. Airport Rawalpindi is well connected with the other areas of Pakistan through air. Railway Stations There is also an Islamabad/Rawalpindi central railway station that allows travel to every major city in Pakistan. Islamabad International Airport is located in Rawalpindi and used by the most of the world airlines and domestic air traffic. Rawalpindi 10. the principal carrier in Pakistan. both national and international. with many domestic and international flights every day. Pakistan Railways provides passenger rail service throughout the day. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

Glorious Rawalpindi View of Islamabad International Air port The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 69 .

the world's highest international road.T. which were completed in the 1990s.2. more recently. Highways The main route running through Rawalpindi is the Murree Road.8. N-5 which links Rawalpindi to nearly every major city in northern Pakistan. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 70 .Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Murree Road is one of the busiest roads in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. Road) or. which is a major summer attraction for Rawalpindi residents. The city is also served by two nearby six-lane Motorways. Rawalpindi is on the ancient Grand Trunk Road (also known as G. Motorway Interchange. This road runs West-East through the city and continues to the Hill Station of Murree. from Lahore in the Punjab to Peshawar in the NWFP. which connects Pakistan to China. Somewhat further away is the famous Karakoram Highway. Rawalpindi. M2 (Lahore-Islamabad) and M1 (Islamabad-Peshawar).

• PEER WADHI ADDA Peer wadhai adda is one of the most popular and oldest transport point in Rawalpindi city. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 71 . The Daewoo bus stop in Rawalpindi is situated near the Peer Wadhai Morr. For inter-city travel. • SAWAN ADDA This is also one of the largest and popular point for transportation. which ease travel during the high summer temperatures. yellow cabs. air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses and coaches are regularly available to many destinations in Pakistan. mini-buses. mess of traffic is found even on small roads.2. Public Transportation Public transport for travel within Rawalpindi is diverse. auto-rickshaws. auto-rickshaws and even tongas (horse-drawn carriages). ranging from yellow taxis. and which operate constantly throughout the day. Due to lack of planning of roads.Glorious Rawalpindi 10.9. • DAEWOO EXPRESS The Daewoo Bus Company runs many of the buses with very modern air-conditioned buses.

as already achieved in case of Murree Road and Rawal Road in Rawalpindi. Vehicle operating cost and journey time will reduce. construction of footpaths. Objectives 1. which will result in reduction of accidents rate.00 Km of service roads at Airport Road includes improvement of pavement. Safety of Pedestrian cyclists will be enhanced by providing wider footpaths and cycling lanes. Islamabad International Airport Road Widening and Remodeling of Roads and Intersections of Islamabad International Airport Road from Jinnah Park Chowk to Flying Club. 3.45 Km of main road with 1. MEGA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 11. 2. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 72 .Glorious Rawalpindi 11. road lights and construction of Flyover Bridge over Railway Track at Rahimabad Rawalpindi. pavement marking. 4. provision of efficient drainage system. Reduction in accident due to channelization of traffic at intersections. To improve Traffic circulation and accessibility from Airport to the southeast part of the city. Traffic safety will improve by adopting high standard of geometric design. pedestrian over head bridges. traffic signs.1. installations of traffic signals. Brief Description of the Project The project covers 5. median. relocation of structures. Rawalpindi. 5. channelization of junctions.

Scope of the project Following are the major tasks of the project to be under taken in the study: Task-I: Feasibility. 2. Detailed Traffic Engg. Road up to Pirwadhai and New Islamabad Airport after crossing Motorway and Islamabad Highway.00 million. land values & ownership pattern. expected traffic after the linkage of land commitment etc.T. of Punjab / RDA.Glorious Rawalpindi Future Projects 11. Selection / verification of Route and its Engg. economic evaluation / BOT feasibility plan with TOR for system of roll over programme for the future investment in transportation and road infrastructure. This will be followed by Acquisition Plan. rough cost estimate or other related documents / ancillary services as required by Govt. BOT feasibility and infrastructure investment plan through roll over programme. 1. growth of income. Documenting the Route Alignment with reference to Land Acquisition Plan. based on requirements as predicted in the Master Plan. Ring Road General Description The proposed Ring Road – II encircles Rawalpindi City on south-west side originating near ISeries of Islamabad and terminating at Rawat Junction (Suparco) at G. The length of this urban expressway is 42 km approximately and total cost is 20.2. Task-III Economic Evaluation. OD travel pattern. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 73 . future land uses pattern. Surveys in the context of Transportation Plan / Guided Development Plan Task-II: Finalization of Alignment. as per cross section based on requirement of future land use pattern as included in Rawalpindi Master Plan. Preliminary design and Rough Cost Estimate etc. land use plan.

and sewerage and solid waste disposal in the Nullah. Islamabad is at the Margalla foot hills. Lai Expressway Rawalpindi is the premier city adjoining the national capital Islamabad and is center of administrative. non standardized infrastructure support. e. During the unusual/devastating rainfall and flood of July 2001 which caused unprecedented damage to human life and property. having a length of about 19 Km in Rawalpindi Metropolitan area. Top width Bottom width Average depth Flow capacity at Kattarian Bridge Chaklala Bridge ROW 47 to 70 m 24 to 46 m 7. Rawalpindi was left to grow unattended. f. The first 20 years of creation of Islamabad triggered a large scale economy activity in Rawalpindi. The project envisages construction of road astride bank of Lai Nullah while catering for optimum/required flow capacity. d. health and educational activity for northern Punjab. the urban facilities which were already insufficient for the people of Rawalpindi were not reinforced. The Nullah Lai then flows through the centre of Rawalpindi and is confluent with the Soan River at 18 Km downstream from Rawalpindi. The tributaries of the Lai Nullah originated from the Margalla Hills. Lai Nullah was desisted and widened to improve discharge to cater 25 year flood but to cater for 100 years flood discharge channel needs more widening/deepening. commercial.000 Cusecs 35. Unluckily however. c. industrial. it was decided to improve/widen/remodel the Nullah Lai for mitigation of flood.3. unbalanced land use transport interaction.Glorious Rawalpindi 11. The Lai Nullah. as it was particularly the interim capital in place of Islamabad during those years. enchroachments. where as the surroundings of Nullah Lai can be defined as mixed land uses. bisects the central part of Rawalpindi. The present state of Nullah Lai is as under: a. flow through the city of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The total catchments area of Nullah Lai is 238square Km.000 Cusecs 56 to 79 m The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 74 . b.5 m 21.

pungency of the flowing water has made the life of those living beside the nullah miserable. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 75 . INSIDE RAWALPINDI 12.1. Until 1923.1.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Now it has been reduced to a carrier of sewage of the twin cities. And. At that time. the city drains were not allowed to be discharged into the Lai as all the nullahs were supposed to flow toward depression on the other side of the Arya Mohalla running along the Murree Road.1. The presence of two factors had made the Lai water highly polluted and rendered it unsafe even for agricultural use in the suburbs of the city. Famous Historical Places 12. Lai Nullah The Lai Nullah flows zigzagging through the city. An early edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica describes the Lai Nullah as a river. according to the old timers. the water of the Lai was crystal clear and considered fit for human consumption or performing ablutions. Heavy amounts of industrial wastes combined with the domestic refuse are deposited in Lai.

1.2.the glory of the cantonment .3. was formally inaugurated in 1910 with the beautifully sculpted statue of Queen Victoria standing majestically at the convergence point of the Murree Road on The Mall in close vicinity of the flashman's. After independence. In 1920 in the pre-partition days.with its row upon row of the senior Cypresses and seasonal flower beds. Bohar Bazaar and Moti Bazaar. Lal Haveli In old times. The Mall Rawalpindi's Thandi Sarak. the statue was shifted from The Mall to the British High Commission. Both in the older quarters of the city and cantonment.1. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 76 . Rawalpindi had developed a unique architectural style. it was considered fashionable to have wooden balconies with intricately designed motifs. it was home to Budhana Bibi. It is located in the neighbor hood of the Purana Qilla. a famous dancing girl. The statue was chiseled in the United Kingdom in 1906. better known as The Mall . Sarafa Bazaar. 12.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.

At least there is one street through which only one person can walk. bay windows and doors. Purana Qilla Enter the old part of the city and you will find yourself in archetypal form of an ancient town crooked and narrow streets. Like Multan. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 77 . better known as the Purana Qilla. the old quarters of the city.1. Homes have also retained their essential trait despite renovations to make them comfortable for modern living and their division for growing population. It is the entire urban fabric of the place that is historic. dense housing.4. intricate woodwork on Jharokas. cut brick corbellings. There is still a chance of seeing specimen of solid old masonry in construction of some of the old buildings. Pakpattan or Lahore. have a series of alleys with some of them being so narrow that they barely leave enough space for two people to walk side by side at the same time.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.

The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 78 . FAMOUS Hotels There is a wide range of accommodation.1.2.2. an impressive & centrally air-conditioned 4-star hotel houses 100 luxuriously refurnished rooms and suites. Shalimar Hotel **** Shalimar. This hotel is situated a 5 minutes drive from the airport and in the close proximity to the downtown shopping centers.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. One of the largest chain of hotels within Pakistan.2. 12. Modern.2. tastefully appointed and equipped with all modern facilities. Pearl Continental Hotel ***** Pearl Continental Hotel the only deluxe hotel in Rawalpindi area. well equipped Hotels in Rawalpindi 12.

Hotel Civic The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 79 . Flashman’s Hotel 12.4.3.2. Rawalpindi.5.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.2. The Hotel offers all the basic facilities.2. Akbar International *** Located on Liaquat road. 12.

Famous Restaurants 12. 12.1.3. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 80 .2. Rawalpindi.3.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Rawalpindi.3. Lasania Restaurant city Located on Murree Road Saddar. La Rosh Hotel Committee Chowk.

1.4.4.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Saddar. FAMOUS FAST FOODS 12. Rawalpindi. Murree Road.2.International Near KFC. Murree Road. Sub Way . Saddar. KFC .International . The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 81 .4. Rawalpindi.(Rawalpindi) Adamjee Road. 12.

2. Railway Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 82 . Police Station Road 11.5. 3. 6. 4. Airport Road Murree Road Murree Road(Under pass) 7. Haider Road 12. Peshawar Road 9. Bank Road 8. Roads In Rawalpindi City Adamjee Road Liaquat Road Adiala Road Mall Road 5. 12. Canning Road 10.Glorious Rawalpindi 1.

18. Harding Road 14. 17. Jhelum Road Tulsa Road Kashmir Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 83 . College Road 15. Tipu Road 16.Glorious Rawalpindi 13.

Famous Markets/ Bazaars Nankari Bazar Panorama Centre Rabi Centre The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 84 .Glorious Rawalpindi 12.6.

Glorious Rawalpindi Raja Bazaar Sabzi Mandi Urdu Bazar The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 85 .

Glorious Rawalpindi Mohsin Sons Imperial Market Gulf Market Fashion ka Ghar The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 86 .

Glorious Rawalpindi Commercial Market Motchi Bazar China Market Bara Market The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 87 .

Glorious Rawalpindi Posh Chen One The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 88 .

Glorious Rawalpindi Moti Bazar The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 89 .

There are many old buildings.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. These exactly elaborate the culture of past decades. There is need to save these buildings as these are our culture. houses and narrow streets. Ancient Rawalpindi Rawalpindi is an ancient city. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 90 .7.

Glorious Rawalpindi Statue of Queen Victoria on Mall The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 91 .

Glorious Rawalpindi The Mall Lockhart Monument The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 92 .

The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 93 . off the Mall. Libraries and Museums Cantonment Library Cantt.8.Glorious Rawalpindi Bridge on the Soan River 12. Library is located adjacent to the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board office.

Glorious Rawalpindi Municipal Library Municipal Library is located on the Murree Road. It has over 30.000 books which are updated at regular interval. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 94 . adjacent to Liaquat Bagh.

The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 95 . Museums PAK ARMY MUSEUM RAWALPINDI Iftikhar Khan Janjua Road . Rawalpindi.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.9.

Glorious Rawalpindi 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 96 .10. Banking Institutions in Rawalpindi Bank Alfalah Limited Rawalpindi 2. Habib Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 1.

Bank of Pakistan Habib Metropolitan Bank Rawalpindi. 23. 7. State Bank of Pakistan Rawalpindi. 6. Askari Commercial Bank (Islamic) Rawalpindi. My Bank Limited Rawalpindi. Punjab Provincial Co Bank Limited Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi. Saudi Pak Comm. Rawalpindi. 24. National Bank of Pakistan Rawalpindi. Standard Chartered Bank Pak Rawalpindi United Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 5. 26. 10. Bank Rawalpindi. 11. 28. NIB Bank Limited Rawalpindi Atlas Bank Limited Rawalpindi. First women Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 20. Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd. 29. Allied Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 30. Meezan Bank Limited Rawalpindi. PICIC Commercial Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 16. Rawalpindi. 22. 31. 27. 14. Bank Al Habib Limited Rawalpindi. Askari Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 17. SME Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 97 . 9. The Bank of Punjab. Bank Alfalah Islamic Rawalpindi Dubai Islamic Bank Pak Rawalpindi. Soneri Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 8. 21.Glorious Rawalpindi 3. 18. ABN Amro Bank (Pak) Limited Rawalpindi. 13. MCB Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 32. 19. 25. KASB Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 4. Industrial Deve. Faysal Bank Limited Rawalpindi. 15. Citi Bank N A. Albarka Islamic Bank Rawalpindi.

Famous Chowk Ammar Chowk Chandni Chowk Flashman Square The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 98 .11.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.

12.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Beautiful Mosque of Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 99 .

Hundreds upon hundreds of missiles rained down on Rawalpindi and Islamabad. That it was an ammunition dump. Soon. It also let to a sequence of events that led to the ouster of then Prime Minister Mohammed Khan Junejo and. Rawlapindi. many thousands more were injured. but it remains unclear exactly what happened? Who did what? How? Why? The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 100 . This was a deliberate act of destruction. to the death of then President General Mohammad Zia ul Haq. 19 years ago. It was clear. on April 10.13. that it was Ojhri. Over 5000 people were killed. 1988 the military ammunition depot at Ojhri Camp. Great Mourning Days in the Rawalpindi’s History Ojri Camp Nineteen years ago. depending on which conspiracy theorist you believe. on the 10th April 1988 Ojhrii dump in Rawalpindi was blown up. blew up and unleashed an inferno that sent all sorts of rockets all over Rawalpindi and into neighboring Islamabad. the politics also began becoming clear and before long Mohammed Khan Junejo was booted out. Everyone knew that this was related to the Afghanistan operation and ISI controlled the location.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. now. Many. Theories abound. But that was the extent of it.

The great havoc of 2001 also became a cause for the great loss of 65 human lives. an unprecedented rainfall of 620 mm occurred over Islamabad and Rawalpindi in a span of about 10 hours. innumerable cattle and property worth Rs. On July 23. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 101 .23 Billion. The flood had caused the worst damage in the basin including death of 74 people and the complete or partial destruction of about 3000 houses.Glorious Rawalpindi Flood 2001 The floods generated by Nala Lai have remained a great source of damage to life and property in Rawalpindi city. 2001.

14.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Political Structure Political structure of the city is as follows: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 102 .

Glorious Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 103 .

There are four major streams and 43 small streams contributing to its storage. Rawalpindi and Islamabad. km.1. fishing and boating. The terraced garden and the lake are ideal for picnic. The total storage capacity is 47.8 sq. Rawal dam is constructed on Kurrang river and has a catchments area of 106 sq miles.000 acre feet of water in an average rainfall year. Proper management of this resource is important if full benefits are to be gained and maintained for the future.500 acre feet (12994 MG). Most obvious benefit of the resources is the provision of water supplies for Rawalpindi A View of Rawal Dam The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 104 . Margalla and Murree hills. RAWAL LAKE This glistening man-made lake covers an area of 8. Rawal Lake and its catchments area are key resources for Rawalpindi and for the region as a whole. The Rawal Lake is the main source of water supply for Rawalpindi city and cantonment. Live storage is 43. The highest point in the garden commands a panoramic view of the lake. WATER RESERVOIR 13. which generates 84.Glorious Rawalpindi 13. Highest flood level is 1752 feet.000 acre feet (11763 MG).

It has a pleasant landscape and walkways beyond the lake among eruptions of black rocks.783 MCM. after 2000. However. the flow was relatively high in June to August. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 105 .687 MCM. In this case the discharge is more than the inflow. Jawa dam which operational in 1997. This small dam has an artificial lake with boating and fishing facilities. Since its inception. the inflow decreased gradually most probably due to decreased in rainfall. due to monsoon.Glorious Rawalpindi 13.783 MCM at cropping intensity of 100%. However. Except for the year 1998 and 2002. However. Fishing permit may be obtained from fishing guard at Misriot. Therefore. outflow is 0. the dam received almost constant inflow till 2000. the outflow has been less than the inflow. in general. The total average annual inflow to dam is 0. the available water is sufficient to irrigate the designed area.777 MCM. 13. Jawa Dam This dam was designed to irrigate 800 acres of land with irrigation requirement of 0. it received regular and constant flow throughout the year.2.3. Because this dam is built on a perennial stream. the available irrigation supply from the dam is almost equal the designed irrigation requirement of 0. Misriot Dam Misriot dam is located 12 km southwest of Rawalpindi. whereas.

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