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

.................3........................... Jinnah Park....3..........1........ Federal Government Schools & Colleges ................ 56 9.........................................1................. 45 9........ Private Schools and colleges ........................1................................................................. Khewra Salt Mines .............................................1......... 55 9.................................. KABBADI......... 46 9........................1........................... Rawalpindi Golf Course .... 62 10.... 57 9.......................................................................................................................................... Murree and the Galis ................4............. 64 10........... SERVICES ..............................................................1......................................... SPORTS & RECREATION .....................3......1......2................................... Darul Aman ................................................................................................1.................. Peshawar Road ...2............2.... 45 9.......3....Emergency Reporting Centre ...................................................Glorious Rawalpindi 8............ Taxila Museum........... 56 9.................... RESCUE 1122 ( Punjab Emergency Services) ............. ..4........... Rawalpindi Club.....................6......... 63 10.....2................................................... SOME OTHER STADIUMS ...........6............4...........................................4......................................................................... 44 9......... Kallar Kahar ........................................ Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi .............. Wildlife potential in Rawalpindi district...................5................................2............................................................. The Mall Saddar .5...............................2......... Popular Sports In Rawalpindi .4.......................................................... Cinemas & Theatres ...................................................3............ near Kachari Chowk........................ 46 9..... Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium ........... Punjab.... 51 9........3.............. 58 9................................................................... Forts ...................1.........2.....................5.............................................1.......................6.............................................................................2......... 60 10................................................................................ 42 8............................3...............2.. 57 9............ Other Places Worth A Visit... The Salt Range ...... 43 9............4...........2......................................................... 49 9.............................................1....1................................... 44 9................................7...1...................3...................................................................5....................3.....................................2.............2....2.......... SOCIAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ..1...................................................... Civil Lines .......................................... 62 10.. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL)......5....... Hassan Abdal.............................8.......................... 51 9............. 51 9........................................................................ 63 10........................................ 60 10...........................3............................................................... Government Schools & Colleges ......................... Ayub National Park .......................................... 42 8...1................. 65 Company Profile ....... 54 9.......1.................... Liaqat National Bagh ........... Temple of Katas .............................4............................. The Raja Bazaar .................1...................7................................................ 60 10............ 56 9....................................................9............................................................ Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Rawalpindi ................................................................................................ 50 9..........................................................................................................................................................3............................ Places Around Rawalpindi & Islamabad ............... Rescue 15 ........4.... 53 9................ 54 9.. Edhi Foundation .....10.................. PTCL . 60 10.......1. Sports venues and stadiums ......................................... 49 9........................................................1..................................... SOS Village ...1......... 48 9. 52 9............. 41 8...3.................7....................... POLICE STATIONS....................... .............. 42 8........... 61 10.........3................................................................. 65 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry iii .................. Army Hockey Stadium .................................................. 57 9......... Romi Park...................................2........................................ Field Hockey ...............................................2.....................................1...............1.......................................... 57 9............... 46 9.......................................... 63 10........4.......................... Anjuman Faiz -UL -Islam(Apna Ghar) ............................................................... 61 10...................................................... 51 9........................ 44 9............2........... Cricket ............................................ Rawalpindi Public Park ............................ Utility Services .............. Medical Colleges ................................................5......................1................................ 58 10......................................................6.................1.1................................................................... IESCO .................................................

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

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.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. health. This study contains information on population.e. education and the existing industries. Saiqa Jaffery Research & Development Officer The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry v . the area of its concern. infrastructure. communication net works. i.

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

The famous Murree Road has been a hot spot for various political and social events. Rawalpindi saw the assassination of the first elected Prime Minister of Pakistan. and it serves the city along with the capital. water is stored by building dams. Liaquat Ali Khan. famous for its floods.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. in Liaquat Garden.e. Islamabad International Airport is actually in Rawalpindi. In the post Jalianwala Bagh disturbances. Indus and Jhelum but due to low precipitation. before Pakistan came into existence. Rawalpindi city became the interim Capital of Pakistan in 1959. the Pakistan flag was unfurled by the Commander–in-Chief of Pakistan Army. It carries the sewerage and waste of the city. the Afghan war and martial law. There was a communal disturbance in 1947. Many Government buildings were set on fire. Nala Lai which is famous for its floods runs in the middle of the city and divides it into two parts i. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2 . Cantonment and city. 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. The Municipal Committee introduced water supply system in 1926 whereas sewer system was laid in 1953. With the inception of Local Body System in 1885 during British rule. there was a good deal of agitation in the district. The city comprises Municipal Corporation and the cantonment. 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. On Jhelum River at Mangla a big reservoir has been constructed. Rawalpindi Municipal Committee was established in 1886.e. When Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah visited Rawalpindi in 1944. It shares borders with the federal capital Islamabad. In 1951. 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. When Pakistan resolution was passed in 1940 the Muslims of the district supported it whole heartedly. he was welcomed rousingly. The city is home to many industries and factories. the post Jalianwala Bagh massacres disturbances. 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. During the Khalafat movement Rawalpindi was the base of the hijrat movement. Nala Lai. Today Rawalpindi is the headquarters of the Pakistani Army. In a simple ceremony at Rawalpindi. Two major rivers nearby Rawalpindi i. In addition to this another reservoir Rawal Dam is located in the limits of the federal Government.

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

General Details Rawalpindi is located in the Punjab province.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. 051 Time zone. 170 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 4 .059.6. Estimate. Rawalpindi is the fourth populous city in rank among cities of Pakistan. 275 km (171 miles) to the north-west of Lahore.059.550 (2007) Literacy rate.286 km² Calling code.033333 Altitude. 70.5% (January 2006) Union Councils. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District. 8 Population. 500 meters AMSL 5. The population of Rawalpindi is approximately 3.033333 Coordinates: 33°36′00″N 73°02′00″E / 33. 73.6. 73. Area. of Towns.550 ( 2007) Coordinates 33°36′00″N 73°02′00″E / 33.000 (1998) 3. PST (UTC+5) No.300.2. 2.

The average rain fall is 1142 ml. Muhajirs. The coldest month is Jan. 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 weather is highly unpredictable. when the mean max. Climate Rawalpindi is chaotic but relatively dust-free.06 Degree Centigrade per month . while it may drop to a minimum of -5°C in the winter.6 Degree Centigrade. temp is 17. The population is ethnically and linguistically heterogeneous.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. and Pakhtuns. The average annual rainfall is 36 inches. SUN SET AT RAWAL LAKE The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 5 . In summer.3.7 C and Min 2. comprising Potoharis.The highest temp reached in June when the temp may touch the 45 Degree Centigrade. From Feb to May the Temp rises at the rate of 5. Punjabis. Rawalpindi city has hot summer and moderate cold winter. the maximum temperature can sometimes soar up to 52°C. The monsoons set in July in the rain showers cools the atmosphere.

In addition to the two Eids. In the evening of 29th Ramadan. 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. 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.Glorious Rawalpindi 3. No sooner it is sited.1. Before going for the exclusive morning prayers. There are many mosques throughout the city. More than men. Thankfulness is one of the four qualities of a Muslim. Islamic Religious Festivals Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Azha are the two major religious festivities celebrated throughout the country among its Muslim populace. The cultural activities are different in cities than in village life. a euphoria sets in and everyone rushes to market places to make the last day shopping. On this day. The day is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan on the first of Shawal (the 10th month of Islamic calendar). 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). modesty and good behaviour. 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. The Aqiqa ceremony is held when the head of child is The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 6 . The roads. women folk prepare delicious sweet dishes to celebrate the beginning of the day. Islam continues to be a religion of peaceful co-existence despite what some radicals are trying to portray it otherwise. Girls flock the stalls to get their hands beautiful decorated with "henna". Eid ul Azha is celebrated on 10th day of the Zil Hajj (the 12th Islamic month). second for the relatives and third for self and own family. one for distribution among the poor. The meat of the sacrificed goat/sheep/lamb is divided into three parts. Raja Bazaar Mosque and Eid Gah Mosque which attract thousands of visitors daily. all men and women alike flock on the rooftops to witness the new moon. The most famous Mosques are Jamia Mosque. A lot of fairs are organized for children while the elders call on to the relatives. Here too the poor are not forgotten. RELIGION The majority of the people of Rawalpindi are Muslims. 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. On Eid day. others being truthfulness. 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. After the prayers children gather around the head of the family to receive "Eidi" . all people who can afford sacrifice a sheep or a goat in the name of Allah as was done by prophet Abraham. 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 . This certainly isn't the Islam Allah and His Prophet wanted.a ritual in which everyone shares. Birth of the child is welcomed and Azan is recited in the ears of new born. 3. women and children (specially girls) enjoy the festivities of the day by wearing colourful specially made-forthe-occasion clothes.

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

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

Defense Day The 6th of September is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan. where they could live in accordance with their religious and cultural values. On 23rd March. Pakistan Day March has been the month of resolutions and change for the Pakistanis.3.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. The day is a national holiday in Pakistan. 4. Lahore and passed the historical Pakistan resolution that the Muslims of subcontinent wanted to create an independent homeland. This is always being the sign and passion of the patriotic nations. CULTURE 4. the day on which Pakistan became independent from British rule within then what was known as the British Raj in 1947. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 9 .1. taking advantage of the civil war in East Pakistan.1.2. All India Muslim League held its annual session at Minto Park. Pakistani nation has also celebrated its national days with great proud and determination. 1940. tributes to the national heroes and fireworks taking place in the capital. The day is celebrated all over the country with flag raising ceremonies.1. 4. when Pakistan. 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. National Days Celebrations Living nations always remember those days which played remarkable role for the survival of their country.1. Islamabad. This is the month of revolutions of all colors. attacked and dismembered Pakistan in a humiliating defeat. Independence Day Pakistan's independence day (also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal is observed on 14 August. its military and people stood united in 1965 in defense of Pakistan. 4. Later in 1971. red or velvet.

health of population is generally better. Yellow color symbolizes the day of ubton. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 10 . Due to good weather condition in the district. bangles. The friends and family sits in circle with their percussion equipments (Dholak and Duff) and sings through out the evening. necklaces are worn by the women on festive occasions or marriages. The Chaddar is a multipurpose dress. After the religious formalities.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. For ludi (Typical Pothor Dance) invited Dholchi with Shenai. family and friends bring the bride/groom for the ceremony. Starting of this day is with the recitation of Quran. 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. From this day on Bride is proscribed from groom's eyes till the day of marriage. Both sides celebrate this occasion at their own expense separately.2. Relatives and friends and members of Bradari (tribe) are invited in the marriages. Food And Health Wheat and Maize are the staple food grains while Bajara is also used to a lesser extent. Mienu Mienu is the very first ceremony of Pakistani Wedding after the engagement. family and invited guests wear yellow garments.3. The color of the men’s dress is generally white. Most of the people lives in villages and breathe in fresh air and they have better health than urban people. Khaki or grey. the bride’s parents feast the party.4. 4. Female wear colored Shalwar and Long shirt and a dopatta/chaddar (head cover). The usual ornaments like ear rings. 4. Meat and vegetables are also eaten by well to do families. Relatives and family friends offer gifts to the parents of bride and bride groom. Bread is generally backed in Tandoor. in the hilly region a long coat is worn in winter while in the plains generally carry a blanket.4. Tea is popular all over the district. Kameez (Shirt) and Chaddar (Cloth sheet).1. Dress Male usually wear Shalwar. Marriage ceremony is observed in some fashion all over the district. 4. sweet and ornaments etc. the other name of mienu. To mold into the colors of ubton.

Glorious Rawalpindi 4. 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. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 11 . MEHNDI This ceremony takes place on the night before the wedding day. This is the event where you put Henna(Mehndi) on the bride and groom's hands.4.2.

The Bride wears a specially made and heavily embroided outfit for this special occasion along with loads of jewellery.4.4. All the guests. Baghi is very popular on wedding occasions now once again as in the past. On this day the reception is arranged by the Bride's parents. are also dressed in bright colored dresses and jewellery. Four or two horses pull the cart of Baghi and Dulha and Dulhan sits in it and goes towards their destination. 4. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 12 .4. BARRAT This is the day that opens a new chapter in the life of two people. This reception is given by the Groom's side of the family. The bride doesn't come out until after the Nikah.3. VALIMA The Valima reception takes place on the day after the Wedding. On this day the Nikah or the official signing of paperwork in the presence of a Imam (Islamic Priest) takes place.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. especially women. Bughi was used by the Mughals in their rule as there was no other source of transportation instead of horses.

Darbar Shah Chan Chirag .5. Darbar Shah DI Taliayan.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. 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. Dewal Sharif and Mohra Sharif are visited by large number of devotees at the annual Urs of these saints. The people generally have a conservative out look on life and are particular in the observance of religious ceremonies. 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. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 13 . Rawalpindi Shrines of the Pir of Golara Sharif. Besides. DAR BAR SHAH CHAN CHIRAGH This is the burial place of the patron saint of Rawalpindi. a large number of people also go at Eid Gah Sharief for their prayers. Influence of Peerisam is quite strong. Shah Chan Chiragh was the elder brother of Bari Imam of Islamabad. Majority of the people especially in the rural areas offer prayers regularly and observe fast during Ramzan. Superstitious /Beliefs Most of the people in the district are Muslims.

walnuts are grown in Rawalpindi. medium and small industrial units. The Technical/Vocational Training Institute operating in the district turn out about 1974. Metallurgy. According to the general survey of industry conducted by Directorate of Industries and Mineral Development Punjab. 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.000 persons i. cigarettes. industrial gas processing.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. maize. railroad yards. apples. During the Raj days it became biggest cantonment in Sub-continent. bajra. Drafting. Due to the location of the Army headquarters various organizations specializing in military hardware are based here. After the weakening of Mughal dynasty in India. Air conditiong. pottery. It is a railroad junction and an important industrial and commercial center. and vegetables are the major products of the city.e. Majority of the Rawalpindi population is associated with the agriculture. textiles. This district is not famous for industrial goods like other districts. hosiery. marble processing. furniture.021 power looms. Wattan Woolen Mills: Next is Wattan Woolen and Hosiery Mills fitted 10. and leather goods. iron mills. Kohinoor Textile Mills: Kohinoor Mills is the largest unit in the district. Auto knitting and commerce etc. which is located near Naseer Abad and is equipped with 50. about 1. apricots. Sikhs grabbed the power and they settled the area in 1765 and invited the nearby traders to Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi industrial base is diverse and also includes flour mills. sawmills. 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 . and factories making tents. beverages and fruit preservation.000b spindles and 1. The existing industrial units provide employment to about 35. glass products. pharmaceutical. There are at present 939 industrial units operating in the district.000 spindles. the city produces two types of crops Rabi and Kharif and Wheat. citrus. steel re-rolling. pears.6% of district population is directly employed in large. 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. Rawalpindi also produces a variety of fruits including groundnuts. Welding. Apparently there is no shortage of skilled manpower. Technicians/Artisans annually trained in various fields of engineering. The main industry of the city includes an oil refinery. ECONOMY Rawalpindi is one of the important cities of Pakistan. potato. sewing machines etc. The progress has been mostly in the private sector. a brewery.

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

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

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

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

Even the medium sized units take minimum 3-4 months for an order. Main Cluster Areas As it is mentioned above furniture industry consider as the one of the major industry in Rawalpindi.4. 8. Estimated growth figure is around 10%. Besides this around 100 million of manmade material is also used. 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 . 5. 1. 4.2. any source available to gather the anticipated growth rate. 6. 3. Capacity Utilization Capacity utilization of the existing unit is not sufficient even to meet the demand of the domestic market. 2. In Rawalpindi different areas are the hub of the furniture there names are mentioned below.000 cubic ft. None of the unit has the capability to produce goods at mass level.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. The average cost of this wood is around Rs. Hardly. 9. It is below 50%. 7.000-300. Sufficient gap exists and it is increasing day by day with the increase in the population of the country. 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. 10.

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

4 inches in diameter each. In 1887-89. In the rains the oil which comes up in the borings is very much mixed with water. trickles with water from fissures of rocks in a deep ravine. 100 feet. transmitted light. 3 and by making another boring 800 feet deep. The area taken up for the works is 4 acres 2 roods 4poles. The gas is used for lighting all the European barracks. 60 feet. Oil Wells Borings for petroleum were first made in 1870. For the first eight years the average outturn of oil was about 30 maunds per diem. petroleum and wood. The total outrun of petroleum from Fatehjang was about 1. and the outturn from the wells is now about 1. The petroleum costs. and is not distilled nor purified in any way. in the Bannu district. etc. This is thrown into a cistern. but the operations did not lead to any appreciable difference in the quantity of oil obtained annually. sufficient to light one jet for 90 hours. No. No. from bottom of which the heavier water is drawn off.6. The total oil collected is about 1.16 per hundred gallons. 80 feet. 30 miles from Rawalpindi.5. There are now no borings at Kalabagh. Fatehjang. The Petroleum is procured from two locatives. 28 ditto. 4. 20 per one hundred gallons delivered at the Rawalpindi gas-works. 1 is 100n feet deep. It is made from mustard oil. 3. but since 1878 the quantity of oil obtained from the wells has gradually decreased. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 21 . The petroleum now costs Rs. The oil is collected as it.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. 5. No. Five borings have been made. 50 feet. the churches. No. One gallon yields 260 cubic feet of gas. The oil is used in its raw state. No. leaving the oil above. Rs. an attempt to increase the output of oil was made by deepening boring No.600 gallons per annum. The borings are 35 feet from each other.. and the oil is drawn out in small dipping tubes with ropes and brings up about 2 pins of mixed oil and water. Back Ground Of Gas Works The Rawalpindi Gas-works were erected by Government in 1868. 5. when a well was sunk at Sadkal at the foot of the southern slope of the Kala Chitta hills.000 gallons per year. and Kalabagh on the Indus. Kalabagh oil…. delivered at Rawalpindi:Fatehjang oil…. three miles from Fatehjang. 2. Its color is dark green by reflected light and a bright golden yellow by.200 gallons last year. This includes the cost of maintaining the borings in working order.

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

poultry feed. cement. Heavy Mechanical Complex. cigarettes. Heavy Rebuild Factory. 8. marble processing. hosiery. Rawalpindi industrial base is diverse and also includes flour mills. 16. Description of Existing Industry There are cottage/small/medium/large scale industrial units operating in the Division with Public sector and private sector. 23. 1. iron mills. 12. railroad yards. 6. Petroleum Refinery. Existing Pattern Of Industrial Development 6. glass products.2. cigarettes. cotton and woolen Textiles. furniture. and factories making tents. sawmills. Major Industrial units comprise of Ordinance Factory. a brewery. 22. 17. 18.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. 13.1. 21. 20. 2. sewing machines etc. 24. 5. Sr. mineral processing.2. No. 9. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . distillery. 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. beverages and fruit preservation. pottery. 15. textiles. glass products. industrial gases. flour mills. pharmaceuticals. and leather goods. 14. Some Defense oriented industries are also operating in the Division. 19. Heavy Foundry and Forge. steel re-rolling. 4. 7. 3. 10.

44. it is advisable that detailed feasibility of industrial projects must be carried out before making final decision for investment. 43. 27.Glorious Rawalpindi 25. linkage between the industrial units. 34. local/national/international demand. Therefore. 30. 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. 40. however. Mineral Processes Marble Tiles and Slabs Pharmaceutical Tablets Liquid /Syrups Capsules Misc. if lacking is manageable. 31. 33. be kept in mind that though the above mentioned factors facilitate the success of any industrial unit. 26. Pharmaceuticals Poultry Feed Paint and Varnish Pumps all sorts P.C.C. i) ii) iii) iv) 28.3. future industrial potential of district Rawalpindi is as under: It would. yet the entire success depends upon investors/entrepreneurs and the capabilities of the personnel having the managerial control because any of these factors. skilled labour. 42. 37. 39.V. 36. 35. 29. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 24 .C. 46. Footwear Petroleum Oil Refinery Plastic Shoes Rexene Cloth and Products R. 41. i) ii) 45. Potentials Of Trade And Business Keeping in view of the availability of raw materials. 32. 47. 38.

4% of the overall export earnings of the country. maize. 6.1. textile and various engineering goods manufacturing industries. Pharmaceuticals.3% of national GDP. Livestock sector had achieved 4 -5 % growth during the last decade. Its net foreign exchange earnings were to the tune of Rs: 51. Forests The Rawalpindi region is quite rich in forest resources. glass. meat/poultry processing units. ground nut.4 percent of the labor force and contributes to 70% of the foreign exchange earnings through export of raw materials. 6.3. which accounted 11. As Division of Rawalpindi is poor in agriculture production. guava and apple. dolomite bentonite. Minerals Fire clay. 6.2. Its role in the rural economy may well be realized from the fact that 5-7 million rural families are involved in raising livestock. leather Products. limestone are the major mineral available in this area and as such it offers excellent opportunities to setup industries based on these raw materials. Oil refinery. 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. In addition. Silica sand. Livestock Livestock plays a vital role in the country economy. its major crops and fruit are wheat. Soda ash. cigarettes. the dairy farms and cattle/sheep/goat fattening farms can be good income generating sources for the farmers. leather garments. It contributes 24% to the GDP. cement.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. footwear. Agriculture Agriculture sector is the lifeline of Pakistan's economy. 6. It accounts for 38.4. Industry In the division of Rawalpindi.5. etc.5 billion for the year 2001-02. rock salt.3. In this area there is good scope for furniture. egg yolk powder and poultry farm equipment. poultry/cattle feed. there are some important industries such as Heavy Mechanical Complex. gypsum. veneer board.3. semi processed and processed agricultural products. In view of existing industrial base there are The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 25 .3. jawar. flush doors/windows and even wood-pulp for paper industry.3. woolen.4% of the agricultural value added and 9. there also exist good prospects for tannery. cotton. employs 48.3.

has now emerged as a potential investment area. Steel. which is as a result of unavailability of technical institutions leaves them jobless. cosmetics. Besides. POF etc. this region has now gained the status of a zone for all sort of industrial investment. which was in the past neglected for major investments in the industrial sector. woolen knitwear. 6. sanitary fitting. children wear. wires etc. machine made carpets.Glorious Rawalpindi good potentials of setting up down-stream industries and vendering units for Heavy Mechanical Complex.3. Consumer Goods Industries In view of requirements of twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. electrical accessories. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 26 . Attock Refinery. glass ample.3. 6. fashion apparel. This can be proven very profitable source for farmers creating additional rural employment opportunities. glass hollow-ware. besides extensive land erosion and rain harvesting program can create hundreds of water reservoirs and ponds. 6. 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. household appliances. Willing work force seeking employment Large jobless population of extremely hardworking force both male and female seeking employment. steel furniture. PVC pipes.6. confectionery. Fish Farming Region’s major natural resource is its fair rain fall and perennial springs and rivulets.9. suitable for wide spread fish farming. With the cheap land and labor coupled with availability of numerous raw materials and attractive incentives. sports wear etc.7.8. electric cables. rubberized/mechanical toys. It is situated on the main highway and railroad connecting the rest of the country with excellent network.3. 6. ready made garments for men and women. there exists good prospects for biscuits. pharmaceutical.3. there also exists scope of petro-chemical products. Potentials For Foreign Investment In Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Region.4. 6. There is a great potential in these people and these are willing to work but lack of technical training. This region is quite rich in all types of infrastructural facilities. Heavy Foundry and Forge.

This region is quite rich in huge deposits of multifarious types of minerals. it is a best suited area for industrial investment. Non-Manufacturing/Industrial Sector Foreign Investment 100% equity on repatriable basis is allowed in the service.Glorious Rawalpindi Climatically. this region offers high potentials to foreign investors. These mineral deposits have large potentials not only for the industrial activities but also for exports to foreign markets. 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. are returning back bringing with them wealth of technical skills and managerial know how. The inhabitants. Following are the foreign policies for different sectors for investors in Pakistan. 6. Most of these deposits are unexploited.1.4. Currency and Mint. Since the Government of Pakistan gives great importance to the foreign investment. under-exploited or not so for used as raw material in industries.2. 1984 is required under intimation to the State Bank of Pakistan. Infrastructure Social and Agriculture sectors subject to conditions indicated against each. 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. Registration of Company with Security Exchange Commission is of Pakistan under the Companies Ordinance. location and size except for the following: • Arms & Ammunitions • High explosives • Radioactive substances • Security printing. 6. Local partners are easily available who are always looking for foreign collaborators with capital and technology. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 27 . This industrial Estate has already attracted quite a number of investors from foreign countries.4. Taking the advantages of the potentials for industrialization in this area. Therefore. who had migrated to other industrial areas of the country as well as abroad for jobs. • 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 investors would not find any dearth in the skilled work force.

Technical/Vocational Training. Conditions 100% foreign equity allowed on repatriable basis. 6. Conditions 100% foreign equity allowed on repatriable basis.4.5.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. machinery & equipment.4.3 million. Plant. including the development of Industrial Zones. hotels and tourism related projects are importable at custom duty of 5% and zero rated sales tax.3.15 million. not manufactured locally.6. Hospitals. Social Sector Activities: Education. of tourism.4. Others Tourism: Tourism has been given the status of Industry in accordance with Ministry of Industries and Production. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0.4. Medical and Diagnostic Services. Human Resource Development (HRD). 6. 6.4. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0. 28 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry .3 million. Infrastructure Sector: Activities Infrastructure projects. 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. Conditions 100% foreign equity is allowed. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0.

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

Laboratories (PVT) Ltd.5. 14.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. Chip/Straw Board 9. 15. Javedan Precasting (Ptv) Ltd. NEOMEDIX . Westridge Fireclay Industries. Capital Plywood Industry. Cement Products 7.Haider Road Saddar Ambrosia Pharmaceuticals . IPRAM International.Industrial Area Rawat Biosynth Pharma (PVT) Ltd . Peshawar Road 6. .4.6. Diapers Plant 10. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 13. Domestic Hardware 11. Snappies Baby Diapers Plant .3. Westridge Rawalpindi 6.5. Industrial Zone Rawat The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 30 . Old G. 16. 12. Kaller Syedan Rawat Road 6.5. Peshawar Road Honig Pharmaceuticals.7. Adyala Road 17.5. Industrial Zone Rawat 18. Azam Industries Dhok Dalal Nawaz Brothers.T.5.5. Dhok Safoo Pirwadhai 6. Road Morgah 6.8.5. Ceramics Products 8. W.

Westridge 38. Westridge Factory Area The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 31 . Railway Workshop Road 25. Kohsar Al-Hilal Flour Mills (PVT) Ltd. Habib Flour & General Mills. Al-Majahid Flour Mills. Kallar Road Rawat 30. Webros Pharmaceuticals. Dhok Elahi Bukhsh 28.Glorious Rawalpindi 19. Railway Workshop Road 31. Industrial Area Rawat 6. Ratta Road 29. Al Madina Flour and General Mills. Al-Harmain Flour Mills. Olive Laboratories . Unimar Pharmaceuticals . Rawat 27. Al-Khizria Roller Flour Mills. Jan & Jan Flour & General Mills. Classic Flour & General Mills Rawat 33. Khurram Flour & General Mills. Khyber Flour Mills.Rawat 35. Shaigan Pharmaceuticals (PVT) Ltd. Al-Qamar Flour Mills (PVT) Ltd. Adyala Road 21. Seham Road 37. Westridge 36. Naswari Bazar 24. Al-Noor Flour & General Mills. Pak Roller Flour & General Mills. National Industrial Zone Rawat 22. Al-Wahab Flour & General Mills. Al Karim Flour Mills. Al Hameed Flour & General Mills.9. Peshawar Road 41. Westridge 32. New Al-Hilal Flour Mills Westridge 40. Flour Mills 23. Punjab Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd. Industrial area Rawat 26.5. National Industrial Zone Rawat 20. Ratta Road 34. Naseer Flour Mills Ratta Road 39.

United Kashmir Flour Mills (Pvt) Rawat 44. Fine Plastic Works. Fauji Cereals Dhamial Road 48.) Ltd. Plastic Products 52. Fauji Metals new Lalazar 6.12. Industrial/Burn Gases 49.5. Rawat The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 32 . Zafar ul Haq Road 6.5. National Park Road 6.Glorious Rawalpindi 42. Tops Food & Beverages . Industrial Estate Rawat 54. New Crecent Carbonic Gas Co.11.5. Bangash Colony.10. Foundation Gas Filling Plant Morgah 50. Kashmir Road 6.5. Food Products 45. VIP Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd Rawat 6. SB Feed Industries (Pvt. Pirwadhai 46. Rawat 43. Rawat Flour Mills. JI Interprises. Farmer Market (Pvt) Ltd 47. Aga khan Health Services Iodized Salt Plant . Poultry Feeds 53.5. LPG Cylinders 51.14.13.

5. Adamjee Street 6. Unani Medicines 59. Refinery 55. HEALTH SECTOR 33 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry .5. Tyre and Tubes 58..Textile Mills Ltd..18.5.17. Loan Tyre & Rubber Co. Woolen Textile Spinning/Weaving 60. Rahat Woolen Mills (Pvt) Ltd.5. Westridge 6.5. Attock Refinery Limited Morgah Refinery 6.19.M. Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd Peshawer Road Rawalpindi 6.15.5.16. Textile Composite 56. D.20. Textile Spinning 57.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. Peshawar Road 7. (Pvt) Ltd. New Dehli Dawakhana Ghazni Road 6.

Holy Family Hospital saidpur Road. Government Hospitals 1. 10. Khayaban e Sirsyed Tehsil Rawalpindi 7. 2. Govt. 5. MCH Centres 1. Chountra Tehsil Rawalpindi.3. 6.1. 4. Detail of some prominent institutes of both sectors is following. 3.2. Rural Dispensaries (GRD) Shakrial Rawalpindi 7.Glorious Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi gets the remarkable development in the field of Health in last decay. Chandani Chowk The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 34 . Basic Health Units (BHU) BHU Rehmat Abad. 2. 7. Rural Health Centres (RHC) 1. Dhok Ali Akber. Bagga Sheikhan Tehsil Rawalpindi. Social Security Hospital Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi General Hospital(RGH). 3. Rawalpindi. 9. 7. 7. Rawalpindi Kamalabad Rawalpindi Jhawery Rawalpindi Satellite Town Rawalpindi Teli Mohallah Rawalpindi Khurram Colony Taji Jhanugi Krishanpura Rawalpindi Rammabad Shakrial Rawalpindi 7. 3. 2.5. This region is full of Health facilities.4. 8.

AFIC ( Armed Forces Institute Of Cardiology) 2. Major Private Hospitals in Rawalpindi 1. Army Hospitals in Rawalpindi 1. Combined Military Hospital 7. Fawara Chowk Rawalpindi.6. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 35 .7. District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ). 7. 3. Military Hospital Rawalpindi.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. Hearts International 192-A The Mall.

Off Murree Road. Riaz Bajwa Trust 122 Sabzazar Iqbal-o-Khurshid Bajwa House. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Jinnah Memorial Hospital Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Amin Mediacl Center Hydri Chowk. Satellite Town. Shahid Dental Clinic R. Aziz Nursing Home Saidpur Road. Rawalpindi 16. Fazal Eye Clinic Near Kali Tanki Mosque. 1. Opposite Shell Petrol Pump. REDO Eye Hopital Behind Naz Cinema.P. 3. Saidpur Road. Satellite Town Rawalpindi. Near Hydri Chowk. Bazar Road. 2. Hamdard dawakhana Ajmal Dawakhana Rahmania Dawakhana 7. Rawalpindi 11.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. 17. Dr. Rawalpindi 12. In Bohr Bazar there are many Homeopathic Clinics/Doctors and Unani Dawakhanas. Satellite Town. Unani Dispensaries/ Dawakhanas 1. Dr. Rawalpindi. Valley Clinic Rawalpindi 21. 3. Committee chowk Rawalpindi. Fatima Clinic 993-B.8. 7. BH Building. 4. Shakoors V. Rawalpindi Cantt 13. 10. Satellite Town. Commercial Market Rawal Pindi 18.9.A. 6. 5. Talat Nursing Home Kamalabad Road-Rawalpindi 19. Rawalpindi 14. Attock Hospital Private Ltd Morgah. Bilal Hospital 38-A Satellite Town Rawalpindi 051-4438001 9. Said pur Road. Eye Surgeons Rawalpindi 23. 7. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 36 . Marie Adel Aid Leprosy Center Northern Regional Office PD. 5551237 8. Munna Bhai Hospital Westridge 1. Allao-ud-Din near Satellite town College Al-Falah Homoeo Clinic 6-A.425 7th Road. Rahat Clinic Near Hydri Chowk. Rawalpindi. Riaz Ahmed Murree Road. Rawalpindi 15. Satellite Town. Maryam Memorial Hospital Rawalpindi 20. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Jhelum Road. 2. 3. Homeopathic Doctors/Clinics Bohr Bazar is very well known for homeopathic clinics/Doctors and Unani Dawakhanas.I. Safder Clinic 31-B Commercial Center. Anwer Hospital Rawalpindi 22. Following are few most well known homeopathic Doctors. Batool Hospital H-241. Rawalpindi Cantt.

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. After their father's death (1901). The building has an architectural splendor. 8. As it stands. Muhammed Ali Jinnah.2. Rawalpindi Established Barani Agricultural College.1.1. it is a symbol of the commitment of the nation to women's Education. Muhammed became her legal guardian. 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 . 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. This gift to the nation.1. Fatima Jinnah University for Women.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 37 . Detail of some most prominent Institutions is as follows. EDUCATION With the Grace of God Rawalpindi Division is the Unique City in our Country due to Educational Facilities. and their families has been conceived and presented in an outstanding academic as well as architectural environment. Rawalpindi which was later upgraded to the level of the University in 1994. Universities 8. University of Arid Agriculture. 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. thus minimizing the income gap between the rich and poor. its daughters.1.1967) was the sister of Pakistan's first governor-general. ARID UNIVERSITY 8.

NUST has been one of the most famous places to study. Rawalpindi 8. College Asghar Mall. College for women St. Located near the CMH. Viqar un Nisa College for women. Colleges 8. Name of the Institution Govt. No. 4.1. College St. No. Govt. Govt. National University of Science and Technology’s headquarter is in Rawalpindi. Town. Rawalpindi (an affiliated college of NUST) 8.2. College. Rawalpindi 2. Govt. 5.3. Town.2. 3. Khadija Ummar Girls Inter College. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) NUST was founded in 1991. Name of the Institution Govt. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. 2. Intermediate Colleges (Male and Female) Sr.2. Post Graduate Colleges (Male and Female) Sr. 1.2. Rawalpindi. Govt. Govt. Gorden College. Hashmat Ali Isl. Rawalpindi. Govt. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 38 . Govt. 1.1. College Of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering. Rawalpindi.Glorious Rawalpindi 8.

3. Rawalpindi. Rahimabad airport Road.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. Hashmi College of Commerce Tulsa Road. College of Advance Technology. 8. Town. Rawalpindi. Khawarizmi Institute of Science and Technology St. 26. 10. St. Rawalpindi. 11. Rawalpindi 16. Rawal College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Town. Rwp. 34. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Leader College 6th Road. Rawalpindi College of Commerce. Fatima Jinnah College for girls St. 27. town. 14. National Science College Murree Road. 19.2. Sadiqabad. Rawalpindi 36. Rawalpindi Raess-ul-Ahrar College of Commerce. Rawalpindi. Punjab Law College. Rawalpindi. Jinnah Institute of Information St. Punjab College of Excellence in Commerce . 28. 20. Rawal College of Commerce. Town. town. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Cantt College of Commerce Civil Line. 12. Rawalpindi. 6. 23. Rawalpindi. St. Islamic International Commerce College Saidpur Road. Rawalpindi College of Commerce Peshawer Road. 4. St. Town. Saddar. Rawalpindi. 29. Rawalpindi. town. CIT College Majeed Plaza Bank Road. 32. 24. St. town. Rawalpindi Punjab College of Commerce Peshawer road. 22. Kashmir Road. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Private registered Colleges (Male & Female) Rawalpindi College for Girls. 35. 30. 21. Rawalpindi. 2. 15. Town. Rawalpindi. 33. Cantt College of Commerce Westridge. 17.3. Universal College. Rawalpindi Cantt College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Town. Rawalpindi. Fauji Foundation College for Girls Lalazar. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. 9. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 39 . Rawalpindi. NICON College of Computer and ManagementSciences. 5. Infoneyes College of Information Technology St. 31. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. St. Punjab College of Information Technology. Rawalpindi College of Commerce. Educator College. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. 7. Rawalpindi. Leaders College of Commerce. town. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Model College of Commerce. Saddar. Al-Falah College for women St. Rawalpindi. Town. 25. Ilqa Post Graduate Girls College. 18. Rawalpindi. Islamabad college of Management and Computer Abid Majeed Road. OPF-girls Secondary School St. Town. Khatoon-e-Pakistan College for Women Peshawer Road. Sir Syed Science College Tipu Road. 1. 13. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Civil College of Commerce St. St. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi.

BPS Kashmiri Bazar M. 5. GMS Amarpura.2. Rawalpindi Model College of Commerce. Rawalpindi College of Commerce for Girls St.C. 46. Rawalpindi. Rwalpindi. Rawalpindi. 4. BPS Qasim abad.C.C. Khyber Institute of Professional Skills St. 8. BPS Chamanzar. M. M. BPS Dhok Hukamdad M. Town. 12. Islamabad College of Management & Commerce Quid-i-Azam Rawalpindi.4. 4. M. BPS Muslim Town M.C.C. 16. BPS Dhok Paracha M. BPS Muslim Town. Ojiri Camp. 39. 1. 49. 38. MC. Rawalpindi.C.C. BPS Arya Mohallah M. M. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. town. Rwalpindi. Indus College of Commerce. Town. M. BPS Dhok Paracha 40 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . 13. BPS New Malpur M. Leadership College for Boys St. Islamic International Commerce College. Pakistan Advance College of Excellence. Rawalpindi.C. College of Commerce Saddar.C. 2. town. M. Modern College of Computer Studies(MCCS). 43.C. St. Rawalpindi. 8. 44.C.C. Rawalpindi Cantt. 9. GMS Waris Khan. Rwalpindi. 47. 53. 48. 8. 45. Margalla Institute 6th Road. Capital College Murree Road. Rawalpindi College for Boys. Jinnah Institute of Informatics. St.C. Main Peshawer Road Police College Saihala. Town. Rawalpindi. 50. 51. Rawalpindi. 3. 1. BPS Dhok Hasoo M. 11. M. Rawalpindi. Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce St. 2. Middle Schools Rawalpindi. Inflorescence College of modern . 56. BPS Workshapi Mohallah M.C.5.. town.C. 3. 54. BPS Faiz abad M. BPS Bangash Colony M. Leadership College for Girls St. 7. BMS Amarpura. Rawalpindi. 6. MC. GPS Khayaban-e-Sirsyed. Punjab College of information technology. BPS Fauji Colony M. Standard Commerce College Chandni Chowk. Shamsabad.C. M. 15.C. Primary Schools Rawalpindi M. 42. Town.C. Morgah Rawalpindi. 40.C. 10.C. 52.Glorious Rawalpindi 37.2. Rawalpindi. GMS Qasimabad. 55. 14. 41.

MC. 5.C. 4. Rawalpindi 393-A Chur Harpal Ghazi Colony Rawalpindi. 1. Kartarpura. Rawalpindi Tipu Road Behind Moti Mahal Cinema Rawalpindi Govt. M. 8.PIA College Rawalpindi City. Rawalpindi Govt.) PIA Colony Misrial Road. 3. Rawalpindi Govt. M. Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority Rawalpindi 1. BHS Ratta Amral M. BHS Moti Baza M. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . Rawalpindi City Wood Working Service Centre. BHS Millat Colony M. Rawalpindi (Cantt. GHS Satellite Town M.C. BPS Ratta 18. Dhoke Syedan. Vocational Training Institute (W).C. Institute of Commerce. 7. BPS Chitian Hattian 19. Govt.C.(ABAD). Scheme No. Institute of Commerce (W). BHS Satellite Town M.3. Vocational Training Institute (W). M. Rawalpindi Cantt. Vocational Training Institute (W). Dhamial. Govt. Govt. College of Commerce.C. Rawalpindi Saidpur Road.C. Rawalpindi. 2. Vocational Training Institute (W).C. 5.C. 8.C.Glorious Rawalpindi 17. 6. 3.2 Satellite Town. BPS Affandi Colony 8. (RMGTC). GHS Ratta Amral M. 9. Govt.C. Techincal Training Institute (W). Nazir Plaza Rawalpindi 41 2. High School Rawalpindi M. 6. GHS Talab Pukhta 8. 7. 4.6. Allahabad Westridge III Near Ashiana Chowk.2. Rawalpindi Govt. GHS Teli Mohallah M.C.

5. 3. 4.G. 3. 7. Chaklala The City School (Murree Road) 8.5. Lalazar Beacon-House Schools System PAF Intermediate College. 5. F. Government Schools & Colleges 1. The Mall F.6. Sir Syed College.G. 2.G Sir Syed College for Boys. The Mall Fauji Foundation Model School. 6. 6. Harley Street F. Said Pur Road Government Islamia High School No. 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). Chaklala III 8. 2.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. Liaquat Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 42 . Quaid-e-Azam College. 2. Federal Government Schools & Colleges F.B) College for Women Fauji Foundation College for Boys F.G Sir Syed College for Boys. 4.4. Muslim Higher Secondary School # 1. Private Schools and colleges 1. 4.G (C. Ordinance Road. The Mall 1. Govt.

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

at the same time retaining its traditional flavor. Meander through the bazaars. It has a lake with boating facility. 300 acres. These are the best way to see the city. The Rawalpindi Public Park on Murree Road near Shamsabad was opened in 1991. Ayub National Park is regularly frequented by locals to spend the evening during weekends to spend some hours of entertainment with family and kids. Rawalpindi Tourism also includes the parks. The Rawalpindi Golf Course is one of the prominent Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi.1. crosses the railway tracks and heads to the east end on its way to Islamabad. 9. play land. From being a nine-hole course.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. Ayub National Park Ayub National Park is located beyond the old Presidency on Grand Trunk (G. today this is a facility of 27 holes.1. an aquarium.T. the Murree Road to the north of The Mall. but you should familiarize yourself with the geography before setting out. the golf course was completed in 1926 by one of the oldest gold clubs of Pakistan. 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. the Rawalpindi Golf Club. founded in 1885. The Rawalpindi Tourist Attractions take in archaeological as well as historical destinations. lake with boating facility. a gardenrestaurant and an open air theater. 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. covers 2. Rawalpindi lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Peshawar and Lahore against the background of the Margalla Hills on the Potwar Plateau. lush lawns. a garden restaurant and an aquarium. It has a playground. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 44 .1.300 acres and has a play area. It covers an area of about 2. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi include the bazaars. The Raja Bazaar in the old city and Saddar Bazaar are the important destinations.) Road. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi have delighted visitors and vacationers down the years. beyond the old Presidency on Jhelum Road. fountains and flower beds. Situated near the Ayub National Park. The Ayub National Park. SPORTS & RECREATION 9.

First Lady Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto also assassinated at 27th Dec.1. A nominal fee has been fixed to enter the park and it is open from the early morning hour till the sunset. This is one of the most interesting aspects in the park.3. lawns. The Park was opened in 1991. Khan Liaqat Ali Khan. peacock and other animal and birds are visible in the zoo that is there within the Ayub National Park. lions. As you move to the inner areas of the park there is a lake with facilities for boating. There is a remote controlled boating section where young people as well as kids glide their boats with control in their hands. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 45 . Liaqat National Bagh Sometimes known as Liaqat Bagh and formerly Municipal Park. One should try out during a visit here. Rawalpindi Public Park Rawalpindi Public Park (well known as Nawaz Sharif Park) is located on Murree Road near Shamsabad. The first prime minister of Pakistan. This is one of the popular sites for recreation and entertainment. To add to the fun are the sights of some of the wild animals in their natural habitat.1. 9. 9. Ayub National Park is one important area of tourist attractions in Rawalpindi. Some tigers. Within the Ayub National Park is a small area that is named as Jungle Kingdom where there are various fun rides for kids.Glorious Rawalpindi Ayub National Park is situated in Rawalpindi in Paistan. was assassinated here in 1950. Visitors with family and kids have great fun out here enjoying the rides and skating in the skating ring.2. Other areas of the park are used for walking. cheetahs. fountains and flower beds. A cricket stadium was built in 1992 opposite the Public Park. bears. 2007 at same venue. It has a play area for children. is of historical interest due to its political processions. The 1996 World Cup cricket matches were held on this cricket ground. It is one of the oldest points as well as the largest in the historical Rawalpindi city that twines with the capital Islamabad.

To beat the crowds and still enjoy the walks.and rain is common. Jinnah Park. Promenading and shopping are Murree's main amusements. with views across the valley of the Jhelum River into Azad Kashmir. is only an hour's drive north-east of Islamabad.240 meters (7.400 feet). parks. Its cold pine forests. at the centre of which is the main shopping area. the snow is piled high along the sides of the streets. since Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan in 1962. near Kachari Chowk. Between the two runs The Mall. churches. or riding in the new chair-lifts.even chilly in the evening . At the north-east end is Kashmir Point. a little bit of England. Murree is lovely all year round. Murree was the summer headquarters of the government of Punjab until 1876. the best time to go in April-May and September-October. one from The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 46 . Since independence. however. In winter. clubs and cafes.5. Peshawar Road 9. schools.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. Murree spreads along the top of a ridge for about five kilometres (three miles). In summer it is cool . Murree and the Galis Murree. at 2. looking back towards Rawalpindi and Islamabad. amidst magnificent mountain scenery. has expanded rapidly. where most people congregate. Founded as a hill station by the British in 1851.4. But it is extremely popular with Punjabis escaping the heat of the plains in summer. Civil Lines 9.1. make it the first choice for a day's outing from the capital. Romi Park. The Mall and either follow the contours of the ridge or descend to the principal road. complete with The Mall for promenading. when the honor was transferred to Simla. Numerous roads leave.1. so is too crowded for comfort from late May to early September. Murree has once again become the summer retreat of the governor of Punjab and. At the southwest end is Pindi Point. Murree remained. on the Karakoram Highway.1.6. especially at weekends. The Galis are a string of hill resorts along the ridge between Murree and Abbottabad.

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

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

1. There are 4000 objects displayed. its foundation stone laid by Lord Chemsford. are located around the Taxila Museum. a display of artefacts detailing the daily life of the inhabitants of ancient Taxila. It is famous for remains of Gandhara art. As it turns out. Most of the sites at Taxila. could not complete its original plan. 48 km from Rawalpindi. It is This town has a particular association with The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 49 . including stone. you will not be able to figure out what to do at this amazing place. is famous for brass and copperware and beaten gold and silver jewelry.8. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Habibullah then the ministry for Education. At the outset. The Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi is situated right next to the Rawalpindi Cantonment. Saddar bazaar. iron and semiprecious stones. 9. Taxila Museum Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918. Road enroute to Peshawar or Abbottabad. one of the other market places of Rawalpindi. is a haunt of pick pockets and policemen. and hand woven Kashmiri and Bokhara carpets. which is the first stop for any tourist. quiet place and a convenient halting point of G. vicery of India in 1918. Rawalpindi has long been a major market for exports from neighboring places such as Indian Kashmir and the North West Frontier Province. so the place is ideal for purchasing gift items and accessories. Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. Hassan Abdal Hassan Abdal is a beautiful.C to 500 AD. silver. Potohar shoes and Chappals. 9. Taxila Museum is one of the best and most wellmaintained museums of Pakistan. dating back 600 BCE to 500 CE. the Raja Bazaar is in fact a business souk where you can glimpse thousands of people running from here to there. Here. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B. However.1. is an ideal place to visit and get an idea about the archaeological significance of the place. Buddhist. at The Raja Bazaar. shawls and jackets. The Sarafa bazaar. The museum houses one of the best collections of Gandhara art in Pakistan. but come out by sheer luck. embroidered and woolen kurtas and household linen. All the sites at Taxila cannot be visited in a day. walking sticks. the museum. The Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi however. you can find every thing which a common man can use. gold. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of Archaeological survey of India in 1928.9. The bazaars of the Old City are famous for quaint old shops in Moti bazaar.T. terracotta. The bazaars of Rawalpindi are known to specialize in Kashmiri silver. and a useful model of the whole valley showing all the archaeological sites. stucco. Raja bazaar and Kashmiri bazaar. You need to get used to the pulsating rhythm of The Raja Bazaar to understand the place better.Glorious Rawalpindi like The Raja 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. cane baskets and furniture. The Raja Bazaar commences from here. The sheer variety of businesses will impress you. handicrafts such as inlaid sheesham and walnut furniture. This is a place where you go by choice. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998.

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

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

The remains of Giri fort are perched on the hilltop. at the foot of Margalla. Road Rawalpindi. From the clubhouse. there is a panoramic view of Faisal Mosque. Road. Later it was used by Sultan Masud. Rawalpindi Golf Course Situated near Ayub National Park. the oldest golf clubs in Pakistan which was started in 1885.3. with spring water falling within it. The serene surrounding of the course draws tourists to spend their day in style amidst the lush green surrounding. The facilities at Rawalpindi Golf course a training program for the beginners and practice arrangement for the amateurs. on the G. It has tie ups with the Rawalpindi Tourism bureau and some hotels in Rawalpindi do bring their guest for some recreational purpose. After several phases of development. There are more than12 mosques and 10 schools within the premises of the fort. The facility was initially developed as a nine-hole course. The sprawling course is a 18hole Course that hosts all major golf tournaments organized by the national golfing authority. Giri Fort The glen of Giri is located 8 km northeast of Taxila. home to several thousand people. was completed in 1926 by Rawalpindi Golf Club. it is now a 27-hole course. The fort was completed in 1583 AD under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi. G. There is a restaurant that serves food and beverages to the visitors. Attock Fort It is situated about 101 km west of Islamabad on the left bank of Indus River. 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. son of Sultan Mahmud of Gazni. 9.T. and the course itself. a minister of emperor Akbar. Rawalpindi is one of the treasures of Pakistan and is used for many national golf tournaments. This leaves open the possibility of establishing townships here in the future. Major golf tournaments are regularly held here. Sports venues and stadiums 9. T. It is approached through a rough torrent bed near two villages named Khurram Gujar and Khurram Paracha. The fort was built in 5th century by the Buddhist monks. There are remains of two monasteries and stupas. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 54 . Rawalpindi Golf Course in Rawalpindi has an elegant clubhouse that throws a lovely natural panorama of the Faisal Mosque and the beautifully manicured lawns.Glorious Rawalpindi Within the Rohtas Fort. It is situated at I.1. was also built during this period. The Mughal caravan sarai outside the fort. a small town has developed. It is managed and maintained by Rawalpindi Golf Club.3. the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. one of the oldest golf clubs of Pakistan.

Since then it features regularly in the cricket itinerary whenever a foreign team tours Pakistan. It became a hot spot during the 1995-96 Cricket World Cup Tournament.000.2. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi is located on the edge of the city 3 miles away from the Capital city. 9.Glorious Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Golf Course has a great potential for organizing international golf tournaments. The cricket lovers do travel out to the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium to have a glimpse of the stadium. The stadium also houses cafeterias for the joggers to have some light snacks and beverages after their practice session. Golf is played here all the year round and European players do come down her during the winter months when its snow in Europe. Islamabad. The facilities at the stadium include practice pitches. During the course of time the capacity was increased to 20. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has become an important tourist sites during the Rawalpindi Tour. The authorities have planned to extend it by 9-hole. This is in fact the 14th test Match ground in Pakistan. Having been established in 1992 with a capacity to hold 15.000 cricket loving enthusiast watch their national cricketing heroes face the rival teams. Australia played Pakistan under floodlights which has made one of the floodlit stadiums of the world. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is the most revered name among the cricket loving tourists. 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. Since then it has been hosting a lot of matches both international and domestic. It was selected as the venue for the 2nd Test Match between Pakistan and the touring Zimbabwe side. The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was unveiled in the year 1993 during the Zimbabwe Tour. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 55 .3. Tourist can also visit them and have a feel of the lovely surrounding. 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. SOME OTHER STADIUMS a) KRL Cricket Stadium b) Army Football Stadium c) Municipal Football Stadium.3.3.Glorious Rawalpindi 9.4. Rawalpindi Club.3. Army Hockey Stadium 9. Satellite Town d) Race course ground Race course ground The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 56 . The Mall Saddar 9.5.

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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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Glorious Rawalpindi Other famous Cinema House at Rawalpindi are as follows; • • • • • • • Odean Cinema PAF Cinema Cinepax Cinema Novalty Cinema Novelty Cinema Khurshid Cinema Moti Mahal Cinema

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Response and Prevention through legislation and Punjab Emergency Service (Rescue 1122) has been established for proper management of emergencies. Rescue 15 . SOCIAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES 10. rescue. RESCUE 1122 ( Punjab Emergency Services) The limited capacity to deal with emergencies like road traffic accidents. Emergencies and Disasters whom earlier people were afraid to help due to medico-legal reasons. The universal number for calling the centre is 15 which is also the reason for their nomenclature. They rather inform the concerned police station or the nearest police patrol for this purpose.1. Based on the success of this trained emergency service its role has been expanded to include Rescue. Fire and Disaster preparedness and response. Development of Safer Communities through proactive approach towards Emergency Management. The Service Ambulances and trained rescue paramedics was able to provide an average response time of 7 minutes in a city. fires and disasters was putting the lives and properties of citizens at risk. Community Awareness &Training. Objectives of RESCUE 1122 Establishment of a system for Emergency Preparedness. explosions.Glorious Rawalpindi 10.1. • To have positive socio-economic impact on society by reducing disabilities and deaths due to injuries ( mostly resulting from road traffic accidents.2. emergency medical treatment and safe transportation to helpless victims of Accidents. the leading cause of deaths) amongst young able bread-winners. crime reporting. The usual and most convenient method of contacting Rescue 15 is through telephone. Therefore. identification of vehicles for registration etc. The Service started as an Emergency Ambulance Service has been a great success by providing efficient and effective response. 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. however personal visits are also allowed. buildings collapse.1.1. The centre staff does not respond to the emergencies themselves. • • The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 60 . 10. SERVICES 10. Response and Prevention. which is an achievement even internationally. the Government of Punjab has introduced a system for Emergency Preparedness.

1. who is a mobile institution ready to respond. 2. 9. 7. Endurance. struggle. 6. perseverance. 5. sympathy and compassion along with sacrifice of his personal comforts. POLICE STATIONS Major Police Stations of Rawalpindi are as follows: 1.3.A Bazar Civil Lines Airport Saddar Beroni Women Police Station 10.1. Police station City Gunj Mandi Pirwadhai Waris Khan Banni New Town Saadiq Abad Cantt Westridge R. Edhi Foundation Edhi Foundation is one of the dynamic NGOs with branches spread through out the Country. anxious to comfort and console the anguished souls. which is controlled by Abdul Sattar Edhi . 8.4. 3. patience. it has main office at Murree Road Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 61 . are the important elements on which rests the philosophy of Abdul Sattar Edhi. Edhi Foundation is providing so many social services here in Rawalpindi. 13. 14. 10. 12. 4.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. 11.

Darul Aman Basic Objective of Darul Aman is to provide Social Protection Services.1.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Old People and Disabled.6. 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. support.5. Special Initiatives for Destitute Women. Empowerment of Women & Gender Equality. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 62 . The children are given security. The main Campus of SOS is near AyubNational Park at Jhelum Road . This is achieved by the formation of 'families' which are as natural as possible. Ladies are working at Darul Aman 10. Children. love and understanding.1.

280 HM3 worth 31. Anjuman Faiz -UL -Islam(Apna Ghar) One of the better-funded madrassahs is the Anjuman Faizul Islam in Rawalpindi. boys and girls . 7.7. from "Gone with the Wind" to "How to Build a Hydropower Dam.081 HM3 worth 107.2. 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.nearly 700 of whom are orphans . Here. both for itself and other organizations.7 million consumers in North Central Pakistan through an extensive network in Punjab and NWFP. designing and construction of pipelines. and is listed on all the three Stock Exchanges of the Country.46/-. This madrassah's library is full of books in both English and the national language. he should not become a beggar or a burden to his family. Domestic. Annual gas sale for year 2005-2006 was 161. Sales to these consumers were 39. 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). The distribution activities covering 831 main towns along with adjoining villages in Punjab & NWFP are organized through 8 regional offices.1. SNGPL is the largest integrated gas company serving more than 2. “The basic aim is that this orphan.1. 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 Company has over 43 years of experience in operation and maintenance of high-pressure gas transmission and distribution systems. It has also expanded its activities to undertake the planning. Power & Cement Sectors.291 million rupees with Company's earning per share at Rs. General Industry.study together up until fifth grade.” 10. Distribution system consists of 46.733. 2006. and then continue their studies separately until grade 10. Utility Services Rawalpindi is enjoying all the basic Utility services.118 million rupees during July-September. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 63 . this poor child.028 consumers comprising Commercial.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Whosoever is a lady person should not be left behind. Fertilizer. Urdu. detail of some among them is following. The curriculum includes Islamic studies." The chemistry lab would not look out of place at any American public school.127.581.964 KM of pipeline (as at June 2006). not on Islamic political causes. 10.897.2. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL). SNGPL has 2. but the emphasis is on achievement. to be sure. now Companies Ordinance 1984.008.

SNGPL Satellite Town Rawalpindi 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 . Attock.Glorious Rawalpindi Total Number of Consumers in Rawalpindi: 250. Jhelum and Federal Capital Islamabad.2. SNGPL. IESCO Islamabad Electric Supply Company looks after the electricity distribution network in the administrative districts of Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Cantt.000 Approximately Service Centers: 1.2. Chakwal. Saadi Road 10.

On the Long Distance and International infrastructure side. PTCL is the largest telecommunications provider in Pakistan.7 million customers.000 and 5.3.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. PTCL also continues to be the largest CDMA operator in the country with 0.2.8 million V-fone customers. the capacity of two SEA-ME-WE submarine cables is being expanded to meet the increasing demand of International traffic. It has the potential to be an instrumental agent in Pakistan’s economic growth. 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 company maintains a leading position in Pakistan as an infrastructure provider to other telecom operators and corporate customers of the country.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 . Company Profile PTCL With employee strength of 65. 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.

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. Shamsabad (Over Head Reservoir) 6. of No. Committee Chowk 4.4. Khayban-e-Sirsyed 3.2.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. of Water Supply Complaint Centers = 5 Address of Complaint Center 1. Pirwadahi Total No. Total No. of Sewerage Complaint Centers = 3 Total No. As the leader in providing water and sanitation services. Liaquat Bagh (Main Office) 2. Water Works No. 1 5. 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. of Sewerage Cleaning Teams: Total Number of Consumers in Rawalpindi City: 14 10 Million The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 66 .

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

In addition to freight.2. has numerous routes. Construction on the new Rawalpindi/Islamabad international airport has now been started near the town of Tarnaul approx 10 miles from both cities. rail and road. Railway Station Rawalpindi Cantt Railway Station Chaklala. Rawalpindi 10.7.2. with train coaches that have air-conditioning in first-class. with many domestic and international flights every day. Airport Rawalpindi is well connected with the other areas of Pakistan through air. 1. The Islamabad International Airport is actually located in Rawalpindi than Islamabad and is used by over 25 airlines. Railway Stations There is also an Islamabad/Rawalpindi central railway station that allows travel to every major city in Pakistan. 2. the principal carrier in Pakistan. both national and international. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 68 . Pakistan Railways provides passenger rail service throughout the day. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).6.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Islamabad International Airport is located in Rawalpindi and used by the most of the world airlines and domestic air traffic.

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

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

• DAEWOO EXPRESS The Daewoo Bus Company runs many of the buses with very modern air-conditioned buses. and which operate constantly throughout the day. air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses and coaches are regularly available to many destinations in Pakistan. Due to lack of planning of roads. Public Transportation Public transport for travel within Rawalpindi is diverse.9. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 71 . mini-buses. ranging from yellow taxis. For inter-city travel. which ease travel during the high summer temperatures. • SAWAN ADDA This is also one of the largest and popular point for transportation. auto-rickshaws.2. • PEER WADHI ADDA Peer wadhai adda is one of the most popular and oldest transport point in Rawalpindi city. auto-rickshaws and even tongas (horse-drawn carriages).Glorious Rawalpindi 10. The Daewoo bus stop in Rawalpindi is situated near the Peer Wadhai Morr. yellow cabs. mess of traffic is found even on small roads.

Islamabad International Airport Road Widening and Remodeling of Roads and Intersections of Islamabad International Airport Road from Jinnah Park Chowk to Flying Club. as already achieved in case of Murree Road and Rawal Road in Rawalpindi. median.1. installations of traffic signals.45 Km of main road with 1. construction of footpaths. pavement marking. To improve Traffic circulation and accessibility from Airport to the southeast part of the city. traffic signs. Safety of Pedestrian cyclists will be enhanced by providing wider footpaths and cycling lanes. pedestrian over head bridges. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 72 . MEGA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 11. channelization of junctions. Traffic safety will improve by adopting high standard of geometric design. Brief Description of the Project The project covers 5.00 Km of service roads at Airport Road includes improvement of pavement. provision of efficient drainage system. Reduction in accident due to channelization of traffic at intersections. which will result in reduction of accidents rate. relocation of structures. Objectives 1. 2. road lights and construction of Flyover Bridge over Railway Track at Rahimabad Rawalpindi.Glorious Rawalpindi 11. 5. Vehicle operating cost and journey time will reduce. 4. 3. Rawalpindi.

rough cost estimate or other related documents / ancillary services as required by Govt.T. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 73 . OD travel pattern. land use plan.2. 1. growth of income.Glorious Rawalpindi Future Projects 11. Task-III Economic Evaluation. expected traffic after the linkage of land commitment etc. as per cross section based on requirement of future land use pattern as included in Rawalpindi Master Plan. land values & ownership pattern. Detailed Traffic Engg.00 million. Road up to Pirwadhai and New Islamabad Airport after crossing Motorway and Islamabad Highway. of Punjab / RDA. future land uses pattern. based on requirements as predicted in the Master Plan. This will be followed by Acquisition Plan. The length of this urban expressway is 42 km approximately and total cost is 20. Surveys in the context of Transportation Plan / Guided Development Plan Task-II: Finalization of Alignment. 2. economic evaluation / BOT feasibility plan with TOR for system of roll over programme for the future investment in transportation and road infrastructure. BOT feasibility and infrastructure investment plan through roll over programme. Scope of the project Following are the major tasks of the project to be under taken in the study: Task-I: Feasibility. 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. Selection / verification of Route and its Engg. Preliminary design and Rough Cost Estimate etc. Documenting the Route Alignment with reference to Land Acquisition Plan.

The present state of Nullah Lai is as under: a.000 Cusecs 35. e. flow through the city of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. bisects the central part of Rawalpindi. enchroachments. b. Top width Bottom width Average depth Flow capacity at Kattarian Bridge Chaklala Bridge ROW 47 to 70 m 24 to 46 m 7.3. The project envisages construction of road astride bank of Lai Nullah while catering for optimum/required flow capacity. where as the surroundings of Nullah Lai can be defined as mixed land uses. During the unusual/devastating rainfall and flood of July 2001 which caused unprecedented damage to human life and property. Rawalpindi was left to grow unattended. 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.5 m 21. f. and sewerage and solid waste disposal in the Nullah. commercial. c. non standardized infrastructure support. The tributaries of the Lai Nullah originated from the Margalla Hills.000 Cusecs 56 to 79 m The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 74 . as it was particularly the interim capital in place of Islamabad during those years. The first 20 years of creation of Islamabad triggered a large scale economy activity in Rawalpindi. it was decided to improve/widen/remodel the Nullah Lai for mitigation of flood. the urban facilities which were already insufficient for the people of Rawalpindi were not reinforced. Lai Expressway Rawalpindi is the premier city adjoining the national capital Islamabad and is center of administrative. The Nullah Lai then flows through the centre of Rawalpindi and is confluent with the Soan River at 18 Km downstream from Rawalpindi. having a length of about 19 Km in Rawalpindi Metropolitan area. The total catchments area of Nullah Lai is 238square Km. Islamabad is at the Margalla foot hills.Glorious Rawalpindi 11. industrial. Unluckily however. d. unbalanced land use transport interaction. health and educational activity for northern Punjab. The Lai Nullah.

An early edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica describes the Lai Nullah as a river. the water of the Lai was crystal clear and considered fit for human consumption or performing ablutions. 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. Famous Historical Places 12. INSIDE RAWALPINDI 12. pungency of the flowing water has made the life of those living beside the nullah miserable.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. And. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 75 . Lai Nullah The Lai Nullah flows zigzagging through the city. Now it has been reduced to a carrier of sewage of the twin cities.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. At that time. according to the old timers. Until 1923. Heavy amounts of industrial wastes combined with the domestic refuse are deposited in Lai.1.

3.1. It is located in the neighbor hood of the Purana Qilla. a famous dancing girl. the statue was shifted from The Mall to the British High Commission. 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.with its row upon row of the senior Cypresses and seasonal flower beds. Rawalpindi had developed a unique architectural style. it was considered fashionable to have wooden balconies with intricately designed motifs. The statue was chiseled in the United Kingdom in 1906. 12.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. After independence.the glory of the cantonment . Bohar Bazaar and Moti Bazaar. The Mall Rawalpindi's Thandi Sarak. Lal Haveli In old times. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 76 . better known as The Mall .2.1. it was home to Budhana Bibi. Sarafa Bazaar. In 1920 in the pre-partition days. Both in the older quarters of the city and cantonment.

4. better known as the Purana Qilla. dense housing. Like Multan. 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. intricate woodwork on Jharokas.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. There is still a chance of seeing specimen of solid old masonry in construction of some of the old buildings.1. Pakpattan or Lahore. bay windows and doors. 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. cut brick corbellings. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 77 . At least there is one street through which only one person can walk. It is the entire urban fabric of the place that is historic. Homes have also retained their essential trait despite renovations to make them comfortable for modern living and their division for growing population. the old quarters of the city.

2. well equipped Hotels in Rawalpindi 12.2. This hotel is situated a 5 minutes drive from the airport and in the close proximity to the downtown shopping centers.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 78 .2. an impressive & centrally air-conditioned 4-star hotel houses 100 luxuriously refurnished rooms and suites.2.1. FAMOUS Hotels There is a wide range of accommodation. Shalimar Hotel **** Shalimar. Pearl Continental Hotel ***** Pearl Continental Hotel the only deluxe hotel in Rawalpindi area. tastefully appointed and equipped with all modern facilities. Modern. 12. One of the largest chain of hotels within Pakistan.

12. Rawalpindi.3.2. Hotel Civic The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 79 .5.2.4. The Hotel offers all the basic facilities. Flashman’s Hotel 12.2. Akbar International *** Located on Liaquat road.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.

3. Rawalpindi. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 80 .1. La Rosh Hotel Committee Chowk. Rawalpindi. Famous Restaurants 12.2.3. Lasania Restaurant city Located on Murree Road Saddar.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.3. 12.

Saddar. Rawalpindi.4.2.4. Murree Road.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Rawalpindi. Sub Way .1.International Near KFC.(Rawalpindi) Adamjee Road. Murree Road. 12.4. KFC . Saddar. FAMOUS FAST FOODS 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 81 .International .

Haider Road 12. Peshawar Road 9. 6. 2. Airport Road Murree Road Murree Road(Under pass) 7. Roads In Rawalpindi City Adamjee Road Liaquat Road Adiala Road Mall Road 5. Bank Road 8.5. Canning Road 10.Glorious Rawalpindi 1. 4. Railway Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 82 . Police Station Road 11. 12. 3.

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

6.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Famous Markets/ Bazaars Nankari Bazar Panorama Centre Rabi Centre The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 84 .

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 .

These exactly elaborate the culture of past decades. There are many old buildings. houses and narrow streets. There is need to save these buildings as these are our culture.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.7. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 90 . Ancient Rawalpindi Rawalpindi is an ancient city.

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 .

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

Glorious Rawalpindi Municipal Library Municipal Library is located on the Murree Road. adjacent to Liaquat Bagh.000 books which are updated at regular interval. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 94 . It has over 30.

Rawalpindi. Museums PAK ARMY MUSEUM RAWALPINDI Iftikhar Khan Janjua Road .Glorious Rawalpindi 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 95 .9.

Glorious Rawalpindi 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 96 . Habib Bank Limited Rawalpindi. Banking Institutions in Rawalpindi Bank Alfalah Limited Rawalpindi 2.10. 1.

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

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

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

depending on which conspiracy theorist you believe. Great Mourning Days in the Rawalpindi’s History Ojri Camp Nineteen years ago. Over 5000 people were killed. But that was the extent of it. This was a deliberate act of destruction. the politics also began becoming clear and before long Mohammed Khan Junejo was booted out. That it was an ammunition dump. on April 10. but it remains unclear exactly what happened? Who did what? How? Why? The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 100 . 1988 the military ammunition depot at Ojhri Camp. many thousands more were injured. blew up and unleashed an inferno that sent all sorts of rockets all over Rawalpindi and into neighboring Islamabad. Everyone knew that this was related to the Afghanistan operation and ISI controlled the location. Soon. It was clear. now. 19 years ago. It also let to a sequence of events that led to the ouster of then Prime Minister Mohammed Khan Junejo and. Rawlapindi. to the death of then President General Mohammad Zia ul Haq.13. that it was Ojhri. Theories abound. Many. Hundreds upon hundreds of missiles rained down on Rawalpindi and Islamabad. on the 10th April 1988 Ojhrii dump in Rawalpindi was blown up.Glorious Rawalpindi 12.

The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 101 . an unprecedented rainfall of 620 mm occurred over Islamabad and Rawalpindi in a span of about 10 hours.Glorious Rawalpindi Flood 2001 The floods generated by Nala Lai have remained a great source of damage to life and property in Rawalpindi city. 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. 2001. innumerable cattle and property worth Rs.23 Billion. The great havoc of 2001 also became a cause for the great loss of 65 human lives. On July 23.

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 .

The highest point in the garden commands a panoramic view of the lake. There are four major streams and 43 small streams contributing to its storage.8 sq.000 acre feet (11763 MG). Highest flood level is 1752 feet. The total storage capacity is 47. which generates 84.1. Rawalpindi and Islamabad. km.000 acre feet of water in an average rainfall year.500 acre feet (12994 MG). The terraced garden and the lake are ideal for picnic. WATER RESERVOIR 13. Margalla and Murree hills. Rawal Lake and its catchments area are key resources for Rawalpindi and for the region as a whole. 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 . fishing and boating. Proper management of this resource is important if full benefits are to be gained and maintained for the future. RAWAL LAKE This glistening man-made lake covers an area of 8.Glorious Rawalpindi 13. The Rawal Lake is the main source of water supply for Rawalpindi city and cantonment. Rawal dam is constructed on Kurrang river and has a catchments area of 106 sq miles. Live storage is 43.

whereas. the outflow has been less than the inflow. the inflow decreased gradually most probably due to decreased in rainfall. Fishing permit may be obtained from fishing guard at Misriot. However. in general. Therefore. Jawa dam which operational in 1997. the available irrigation supply from the dam is almost equal the designed irrigation requirement of 0. 13.783 MCM at cropping intensity of 100%.Glorious Rawalpindi 13.783 MCM. In this case the discharge is more than the inflow. it received regular and constant flow throughout the year. the available water is sufficient to irrigate the designed area. Misriot Dam Misriot dam is located 12 km southwest of Rawalpindi. outflow is 0.2. Jawa Dam This dam was designed to irrigate 800 acres of land with irrigation requirement of 0. after 2000. the flow was relatively high in June to August. It has a pleasant landscape and walkways beyond the lake among eruptions of black rocks. The total average annual inflow to dam is 0. Except for the year 1998 and 2002. the dam received almost constant inflow till 2000. However. Since its inception. However. due to monsoon.777 MCM. This small dam has an artificial lake with boating and fishing facilities.687 MCM. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 105 . Because this dam is built on a perennial stream.3.

Glorious Rawalpindi SATELLITE PICTURE OF RAWALPINDI Source: Google The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 106 .

Glorious Rawalpindi MAPS OF RAWALPINDI The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 107 .

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