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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

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

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

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

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

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

District Rawalpindi is bounded by the Jammu and Kashmir State across the river Jhelum on the East. GEOGRAPHY Rawalpindi is a city in the Potohar Plateau near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad. It is located in Punjab on a distance of 275 km north east of Lahore. by Attock and Haripur Districts on the West and by Jhelum and Chakwal Districts on the South.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. 2.37’ East longitudes. by Abbotabad District of NWFP on the North.01’ North latitudes and 72°. Geographically it is located in the Potohar Plateau at 500 meters above the sea level. in the province of Punjab.04’ 34°. Rawalpindi is one of the most important city of Rawalpindi Division. RAWALPINDI MILE STONE The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 3 . Location It lies between 33°. Chakwal. Rawalpindi Division comprises of Rawalpindi.1. Jhelum and Attock Districts which lay in close vicinity to each other. 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.38’ and 73°.

Area.059.5% (January 2006) Union Councils. Estimate. 2. 73.033333 Altitude. PST (UTC+5) No. General Details Rawalpindi is located in the Punjab province. 170 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 4 .059.550 (2007) Literacy rate. Rawalpindi is the fourth populous city in rank among cities of Pakistan. 500 meters AMSL 5. of Towns.6. 8 Population. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District. 051 Time zone. 70.550 ( 2007) Coordinates 33°36′00″N 73°02′00″E / 33.033333 Coordinates: 33°36′00″N 73°02′00″E / 33.6.2.300. 73.286 km² Calling code. 275 km (171 miles) to the north-west of Lahore.000 (1998) 3. The population of Rawalpindi is approximately 3.Glorious Rawalpindi 2.

The highest temp reached in June when the temp may touch the 45 Degree Centigrade.6 Degree Centigrade.3.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. The population is ethnically and linguistically heterogeneous. In summer. when the mean max. The average rain fall is 1142 ml. The weather is highly unpredictable. Rawalpindi city has hot summer and moderate cold winter. SUN SET AT RAWAL LAKE The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 5 . The monsoons set in July in the rain showers cools the atmosphere.7 C and Min 2. From Feb to May the Temp rises at the rate of 5. comprising Potoharis. temp is 17. The temperature ranges between 5 to 45 degrees and this vast range of forty degrees is responsible for making the climate healthy and bracing. and Pakhtuns. The average annual rainfall is 36 inches. while it may drop to a minimum of -5°C in the winter. the maximum temperature can sometimes soar up to 52°C.06 Degree Centigrade per month . The coldest month is Jan. Climate Rawalpindi is chaotic but relatively dust-free. Punjabis. Muhajirs.

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

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

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

4. This is always being the sign and passion of the patriotic nations.1. This is the month of revolutions of all colors. Pakistan Day March has been the month of resolutions and change for the Pakistanis.1. attacked and dismembered Pakistan in a humiliating defeat. All India Muslim League held its annual session at Minto Park. 4.1. Islamabad. Lahore and passed the historical Pakistan resolution that the Muslims of subcontinent wanted to create an independent homeland. 4. On 23rd March.1. where they could live in accordance with their religious and cultural values. The day is a national holiday in Pakistan. The day is celebrated all over the country with flag raising ceremonies. Pakistani nation has also celebrated its national days with great proud and determination. red or velvet. taking advantage of the civil war in East Pakistan. 1940.1. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 9 . Independence Day Pakistan's independence day (also known as Yom-e-Istiqlal is observed on 14 August.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. Defense Day The 6th of September is a golden chapter in the history of Pakistan. the day on which Pakistan became independent from British rule within then what was known as the British Raj in 1947. Later in 1971.3. National Days Celebrations Living nations always remember those days which played remarkable role for the survival of their country. its military and people stood united in 1965 in defense of Pakistan. CULTURE 4.2. tributes to the national heroes and fireworks taking place in the capital. 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. when Pakistan.

The usual ornaments like ear rings.1. Relatives and family friends offer gifts to the parents of bride and bride groom. health of population is generally better. Due to good weather condition in the district. Tea is popular all over the district. Food And Health Wheat and Maize are the staple food grains while Bajara is also used to a lesser extent. 4.4. 4. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 10 . Both sides celebrate this occasion at their own expense separately. Marriage ceremony is observed in some fashion all over the district. Most of the people lives in villages and breathe in fresh air and they have better health than urban people. Kameez (Shirt) and Chaddar (Cloth sheet).3. Meat and vegetables are also eaten by well to do families. From this day on Bride is proscribed from groom's eyes till the day of marriage. Dress Male usually wear Shalwar. Khaki or grey. The Chaddar is a multipurpose dress. To mold into the colors of ubton. Mienu Mienu is the very first ceremony of Pakistani Wedding after the engagement. For ludi (Typical Pothor Dance) invited Dholchi with Shenai.2. necklaces are worn by the women on festive occasions or marriages. The color of the men’s dress is generally white. Bread is generally backed in Tandoor. Yellow color symbolizes the day of ubton. Female wear colored Shalwar and Long shirt and a dopatta/chaddar (head cover). Starting of this day is with the recitation of Quran. 4. 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. the other name of mienu.4. family and invited guests wear yellow garments. in the hilly region a long coat is worn in winter while in the plains generally carry a blanket. sweet and ornaments etc.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. After the religious formalities. Relatives and friends and members of Bradari (tribe) are invited in the marriages. the bride’s parents feast the party. bangles. The friends and family sits in circle with their percussion equipments (Dholak and Duff) and sings through out the evening. family and friends bring the bride/groom for the ceremony.

4. MEHNDI This ceremony takes place on the night before the wedding day. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 11 .2.Glorious Rawalpindi 4. This event is very colorful and full of traditional songs and dances. This is the event where you put Henna(Mehndi) on the bride and groom's hands. 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.

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

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

Drafting. the city produces two types of crops Rabi and Kharif and Wheat. furniture. pears. Rahat Woolen Mills established in 1954 is one of the oldest and most prominent mill in Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 14 . It is a railroad junction and an important industrial and commercial center. sawmills. 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. pharmaceutical. The existing industrial units provide employment to about 35. The progress has been mostly in the private sector. potato. textiles. pottery. medium and small industrial units. industrial gas processing. There are at present 939 industrial units operating in the district. marble processing. glass products. Apparently there is no shortage of skilled manpower. citrus. hosiery. which is located near Naseer Abad and is equipped with 50. Sikhs grabbed the power and they settled the area in 1765 and invited the nearby traders to Rawalpindi. ECONOMY Rawalpindi is one of the important cities of Pakistan.000 persons i. and leather goods. apricots. The main industry of the city includes an oil refinery. Kohinoor Textile Mills: Kohinoor Mills is the largest unit in the district. walnuts are grown in Rawalpindi. steel re-rolling. apples. about 1. Majority of the Rawalpindi population is associated with the agriculture. Wattan Woolen Mills: Next is Wattan Woolen and Hosiery Mills fitted 10.000 spindles. maize.000b spindles and 1. and factories making tents.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. Welding. cigarettes. This district is not famous for industrial goods like other districts. Rawalpindi also produces a variety of fruits including groundnuts.e. Due to the location of the Army headquarters various organizations specializing in military hardware are based here. Auto knitting and commerce etc. a brewery. and vegetables are the major products of the city. Rawalpindi industrial base is diverse and also includes flour mills. iron mills. According to the general survey of industry conducted by Directorate of Industries and Mineral Development Punjab. The Technical/Vocational Training Institute operating in the district turn out about 1974.021 power looms. beverages and fruit preservation. sewing machines etc. Technicians/Artisans annually trained in various fields of engineering.6% of district population is directly employed in large. After the weakening of Mughal dynasty in India. bajra. railroad yards. During the Raj days it became biggest cantonment in Sub-continent. Metallurgy. 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. Air conditiong.

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

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

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

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

The average cost of this wood is around Rs. Main Cluster Areas As it is mentioned above furniture industry consider as the one of the major industry in Rawalpindi. 7. 160 million calculating on the basis of 400 rupees per cubic foot on an average type of wood. 5. Capacity Utilization Capacity utilization of the existing unit is not sufficient even to meet the demand of the domestic market. Even the medium sized units take minimum 3-4 months for an order. any source available to gather the anticipated growth rate. 10. Estimated growth figure is around 10%.4. It is below 50%.000 cubic ft. 6. 9. 4. 1. 2. In Rawalpindi different areas are the hub of the furniture there names are mentioned below. 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 .000-300.2.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. 8. None of the unit has the capability to produce goods at mass level. 3. 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. Besides this around 100 million of manmade material is also used. Hardly.

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

but the operations did not lead to any appreciable difference in the quantity of oil obtained annually. For the first eight years the average outturn of oil was about 30 maunds per diem. In 1887-89.000 gallons per year. The petroleum now costs Rs.200 gallons last year. 100 feet. No. One gallon yields 260 cubic feet of gas. No. in the Bannu district. The oil is collected as it. In the rains the oil which comes up in the borings is very much mixed with water. 28 ditto.5. 4 inches in diameter each.. The borings are 35 feet from each other. 4. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 21 . and Kalabagh on the Indus. 5. 60 feet. Five borings have been made. The petroleum costs. No. petroleum and wood.Glorious Rawalpindi 5. Rs. and is not distilled nor purified in any way. an attempt to increase the output of oil was made by deepening boring No.600 gallons per annum. sufficient to light one jet for 90 hours. but since 1878 the quantity of oil obtained from the wells has gradually decreased. etc. 2. 3 and by making another boring 800 feet deep. Kalabagh oil…. 80 feet. This includes the cost of maintaining the borings in working order. Oil Wells Borings for petroleum were first made in 1870.16 per hundred gallons. The gas is used for lighting all the European barracks. No. 50 feet. three miles from Fatehjang. trickles with water from fissures of rocks in a deep ravine. and the outturn from the wells is now about 1. 5. Fatehjang. The oil is used in its raw state. 30 miles from Rawalpindi. from bottom of which the heavier water is drawn off. delivered at Rawalpindi:Fatehjang oil…. The Petroleum is procured from two locatives. the churches. No. transmitted light. 3. It is made from mustard oil. when a well was sunk at Sadkal at the foot of the southern slope of the Kala Chitta hills. This is thrown into a cistern. The total oil collected is about 1.6. Back Ground Of Gas Works The Rawalpindi Gas-works were erected by Government in 1868. There are now no borings at Kalabagh. leaving the oil above. 20 per one hundred gallons delivered at the Rawalpindi gas-works. 1 is 100n feet deep. The total outrun of petroleum from Fatehjang was about 1. Its color is dark green by reflected light and a bright golden yellow by. The area taken up for the works is 4 acres 2 roods 4poles. and the oil is drawn out in small dipping tubes with ropes and brings up about 2 pins of mixed oil and water.

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

glass products. 14. 3. iron mills. beverages and fruit preservation. 2. 13. Petroleum Refinery. 12. pharmaceuticals. cotton and woolen Textiles. railroad yards. 23.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. 15. Rawalpindi industrial base is diverse and also includes flour mills. 20. 18. 7.2. 9. 24. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . and factories making tents. Heavy Rebuild Factory. Some Defense oriented industries are also operating in the Division. Heavy Foundry and Forge. distillery. No. 19. 6. 17. 16.1. sewing machines etc. cigarettes. cigarettes. Sr. pottery. glass products. Existing Pattern Of Industrial Development 6. a brewery. furniture. 8. Description of Existing Industry There are cottage/small/medium/large scale industrial units operating in the Division with Public sector and private sector. Heavy Mechanical Complex.2. 10. 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. 4. marble processing. industrial gases. poultry feed. hosiery. mineral processing. Major Industrial units comprise of Ordinance Factory. 21. flour mills. steel re-rolling. cement. 1. 5. sawmills. 22. textiles. and leather goods.

27. yet the entire success depends upon investors/entrepreneurs and the capabilities of the personnel having the managerial control because any of these factors. Therefore. linkage between the industrial units. 29. be kept in mind that though the above mentioned factors facilitate the success of any industrial unit. 37. 46. Pharmaceuticals Poultry Feed Paint and Varnish Pumps all sorts P. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 24 . if lacking is manageable. 43. future industrial potential of district Rawalpindi is as under: It would. Potentials Of Trade And Business Keeping in view of the availability of raw materials.3. Footwear Petroleum Oil Refinery Plastic Shoes Rexene Cloth and Products R. 38. i) ii) iii) iv) 28. 47. 33. Mineral Processes Marble Tiles and Slabs Pharmaceutical Tablets Liquid /Syrups Capsules Misc.Glorious Rawalpindi 25.V. i) ii) 45.C. 32. 34. 40.C. 41. 26. 39. 36. 31. skilled labour. 42.C. 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. it is advisable that detailed feasibility of industrial projects must be carried out before making final decision for investment. 30. 44. however. 35. local/national/international demand.

3. Agriculture Agriculture sector is the lifeline of Pakistan's economy. rock salt. In addition. 6.3. 6. its major crops and fruit are wheat. Livestock Livestock plays a vital role in the country economy. It contributes 24% to the GDP. Forests The Rawalpindi region is quite rich in forest resources.Glorious Rawalpindi 6. there also exist good prospects for tannery. which accounted 11. gypsum. leather garments.3.4 percent of the labor force and contributes to 70% of the foreign exchange earnings through export of raw materials.4% of the agricultural value added and 9. maize. leather Products. employs 48. Minerals Fire clay. the dairy farms and cattle/sheep/goat fattening farms can be good income generating sources for the farmers. veneer board. poultry/cattle feed. It accounts for 38. cement. cotton.3. jawar. footwear.4. 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.5. 6. egg yolk powder and poultry farm equipment. guava and apple. semi processed and processed agricultural products. textile and various engineering goods manufacturing industries. Rawalpindi Division is relatively poor in agriculture production. limestone are the major mineral available in this area and as such it offers excellent opportunities to setup industries based on these raw materials. dolomite bentonite. flush doors/windows and even wood-pulp for paper industry. etc. glass. Pharmaceuticals. Industry In the division of Rawalpindi.3.4% of the overall export earnings of the country.5 billion for the year 2001-02. In view of existing industrial base there are The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 25 . woolen.3. Oil refinery. Silica sand.3% of national GDP.1. In this area there is good scope for furniture. there are some important industries such as Heavy Mechanical Complex. Livestock sector had achieved 4 -5 % growth during the last decade. Soda ash. Its role in the rural economy may well be realized from the fact that 5-7 million rural families are involved in raising livestock. Its net foreign exchange earnings were to the tune of Rs: 51. meat/poultry processing units.2. 6. As Division of Rawalpindi is poor in agriculture production. ground nut. cigarettes.

this region has now gained the status of a zone for all sort of industrial investment. This region is quite rich in all types of infrastructural facilities. wires etc. PVC pipes. 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. suitable for wide spread fish farming. This can be proven very profitable source for farmers creating additional rural employment opportunities. 6. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 26 . household appliances.6. glass hollow-ware.3. which is as a result of unavailability of technical institutions leaves them jobless. rubberized/mechanical toys. 6. cosmetics. electrical accessories. sanitary fitting. Besides.7.9.3. besides extensive land erosion and rain harvesting program can create hundreds of water reservoirs and ponds. there also exists scope of petro-chemical products. There is a great potential in these people and these are willing to work but lack of technical training. Consumer Goods Industries In view of requirements of twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. pharmaceutical. 6. confectionery. 6. machine made carpets. With the cheap land and labor coupled with availability of numerous raw materials and attractive incentives. children wear. ready made garments for men and women. electric cables. woolen knitwear. Attock Refinery. has now emerged as a potential investment area. Potentials For Foreign Investment In Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Region. Willing work force seeking employment Large jobless population of extremely hardworking force both male and female seeking employment. steel furniture. POF etc.Glorious Rawalpindi good potentials of setting up down-stream industries and vendering units for Heavy Mechanical Complex.3.4.8. Heavy Foundry and Forge. Steel. there exists good prospects for biscuits. which was in the past neglected for major investments in the industrial sector. It is situated on the main highway and railroad connecting the rest of the country with excellent network. glass ample. fashion apparel. 6.3. Fish Farming Region’s major natural resource is its fair rain fall and perennial springs and rivulets. sports wear etc.

Most of these deposits are unexploited. Since the Government of Pakistan gives great importance to the foreign investment. The inhabitants. 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. • 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. Currency and Mint. Non-Manufacturing/Industrial Sector Foreign Investment 100% equity on repatriable basis is allowed in the service. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 27 . 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. are returning back bringing with them wealth of technical skills and managerial know how. the investors would not find any dearth in the skilled work force.1. Registration of Company with Security Exchange Commission is of Pakistan under the Companies Ordinance. 6. Therefore.4. Infrastructure Social and Agriculture sectors subject to conditions indicated against each. These mineral deposits have large potentials not only for the industrial activities but also for exports to foreign markets. 1984 is required under intimation to the State Bank of Pakistan. 6. under-exploited or not so for used as raw material in industries. it is a best suited area for industrial investment.Glorious Rawalpindi Climatically. who had migrated to other industrial areas of the country as well as abroad for jobs. Taking the advantages of the potentials for industrialization in this area. Following are the foreign policies for different sectors for investors in Pakistan. this region offers high potentials to foreign investors. location and size except for the following: • Arms & Ammunitions • High explosives • Radioactive substances • Security printing. Local partners are easily available who are always looking for foreign collaborators with capital and technology.2.4. This industrial Estate has already attracted quite a number of investors from foreign countries. This region is quite rich in huge deposits of multifarious types of minerals.

not manufactured locally. Hospitals. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0. including the development of Industrial Zones.4.6.15 million. 6. Others Tourism: Tourism has been given the status of Industry in accordance with Ministry of Industries and Production.4. hotels and tourism related projects are importable at custom duty of 5% and zero rated sales tax. machinery & equipment. Medical and Diagnostic Services. Technical/Vocational Training.5. Infrastructure Sector: Activities Infrastructure projects. Conditions 100% foreign equity allowed on repatriable basis.4. Social Sector Activities: Education. Plant. 28 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry . The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0. of tourism. Conditions 100% foreign equity allowed on repatriable basis.3. 6. 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. Human Resource Development (HRD). 6. The amount of foreign equity investment in the company/project shall be at least US$ 0.3 million.Glorious Rawalpindi 6.4. Conditions 100% foreign equity is allowed.4.3 million.

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

6.4. Westridge Fireclay Industries. Ceramics Products 8. Azam Industries Dhok Dalal Nawaz Brothers. Industrial Zone Rawat The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 30 . 16. 15.T.Haider Road Saddar Ambrosia Pharmaceuticals . Dhok Safoo Pirwadhai 6. Westridge Rawalpindi 6.5.5. Domestic Hardware 11.Industrial Area Rawat Biosynth Pharma (PVT) Ltd . Kaller Syedan Rawat Road 6. Javedan Precasting (Ptv) Ltd.8. NEOMEDIX .3. Laboratories (PVT) Ltd.5. Snappies Baby Diapers Plant . 12.5. Adyala Road 17. Capital Plywood Industry. Road Morgah 6. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals 13. Peshawar Road 6. . W. Old G. IPRAM International.7. Peshawar Road Honig Pharmaceuticals. Chip/Straw Board 9.5.Glorious Rawalpindi 6.5. 14. Industrial Zone Rawat 18. Cement Products 7.5. Diapers Plant 10.

Dhok Elahi Bukhsh 28. Industrial Area Rawat 6. Adyala Road 21. Webros Pharmaceuticals. Shaigan Pharmaceuticals (PVT) Ltd. Al-Noor Flour & General Mills. Naswari Bazar 24. Al Hameed Flour & General Mills. Peshawar Road 41. Unimar Pharmaceuticals . Classic Flour & General Mills Rawat 33. National Industrial Zone Rawat 22. Khurram Flour & General Mills. Naseer Flour Mills Ratta Road 39. Seham Road 37. Industrial area Rawat 26. Kohsar Al-Hilal Flour Mills (PVT) Ltd. New Al-Hilal Flour Mills Westridge 40. Railway Workshop Road 31.5. Railway Workshop Road 25. Kallar Road Rawat 30.Rawat 35. Punjab Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd. Westridge 38. Al-Wahab Flour & General Mills. Al-Qamar Flour Mills (PVT) Ltd. Rawat 27. Westridge 32. Al-Khizria Roller Flour Mills. Al Karim Flour Mills. Al-Majahid Flour Mills. Westridge Factory Area The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 31 . Westridge 36. Jan & Jan Flour & General Mills. National Industrial Zone Rawat 20. Khyber Flour Mills. Habib Flour & General Mills. Ratta Road 29. Al-Harmain Flour Mills. Pak Roller Flour & General Mills. Ratta Road 34. Flour Mills 23. Al Madina Flour and General Mills.Glorious Rawalpindi 19. Olive Laboratories .9.

Plastic Products 52. Rawat Flour Mills. Aga khan Health Services Iodized Salt Plant . Farmer Market (Pvt) Ltd 47.Glorious Rawalpindi 42.) Ltd.10. Kashmir Road 6. Industrial/Burn Gases 49. Fine Plastic Works.5. Poultry Feeds 53. New Crecent Carbonic Gas Co. JI Interprises. Zafar ul Haq Road 6. Pirwadhai 46. SB Feed Industries (Pvt. Food Products 45.13. Bangash Colony.5.11.14. Fauji Cereals Dhamial Road 48. United Kashmir Flour Mills (Pvt) Rawat 44.12. Fauji Metals new Lalazar 6.5. LPG Cylinders 51. Rawat 43. Industrial Estate Rawat 54. Foundation Gas Filling Plant Morgah 50. National Park Road 6. Rawat The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 32 .5. Tops Food & Beverages .5. VIP Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd Rawat 6.

Unani Medicines 59. Tyre and Tubes 58.16. Rahat Woolen Mills (Pvt) Ltd. Woolen Textile Spinning/Weaving 60. Kohinoor Textile Mills Ltd Peshawer Road Rawalpindi 6. Westridge 6.17. Textile Composite 56. New Dehli Dawakhana Ghazni Road 6.5.5.20.5. D.. Textile Spinning 57. Attock Refinery Limited Morgah Refinery 6.5.19. Refinery 55.M.5. Loan Tyre & Rubber Co.15.5. Adamjee Street 6..18. (Pvt) Ltd. HEALTH SECTOR 33 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry .Glorious Rawalpindi 6. Peshawar Road 7.Textile Mills Ltd.

5. 10. Chandani Chowk The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 34 . 7. 7. Detail of some prominent institutes of both sectors is following. Dhok Ali Akber. 7.1. 3. 3. Rawalpindi Kamalabad Rawalpindi Jhawery Rawalpindi Satellite Town Rawalpindi Teli Mohallah Rawalpindi Khurram Colony Taji Jhanugi Krishanpura Rawalpindi Rammabad Shakrial Rawalpindi 7. Bagga Sheikhan Tehsil Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi General Hospital(RGH). Khayaban e Sirsyed Tehsil Rawalpindi 7. 6. 2. 2.Glorious Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi gets the remarkable development in the field of Health in last decay. Government Hospitals 1.4. Holy Family Hospital saidpur Road. Chountra Tehsil Rawalpindi.3. Govt. 2. 3. Rural Health Centres (RHC) 1. 9. Rawalpindi. Basic Health Units (BHU) BHU Rehmat Abad. This region is full of Health facilities. Rural Dispensaries (GRD) Shakrial Rawalpindi 7. MCH Centres 1. 4.2. 8. Social Security Hospital Rawalpindi. 5.

AFIC ( Armed Forces Institute Of Cardiology) 2. District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ). Military Hospital Rawalpindi. Major Private Hospitals in Rawalpindi 1.7. Hearts International 192-A The Mall.6. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 35 .Glorious Rawalpindi 4. Army Hospitals in Rawalpindi 1. 7. Combined Military Hospital 7. 3. Fawara Chowk Rawalpindi.

Eye Surgeons Rawalpindi 23. 6.P. 3. In Bohr Bazar there are many Homeopathic Clinics/Doctors and Unani Dawakhanas. Opposite Shell Petrol Pump. Satellite Town. Bazar Road. Safder Clinic 31-B Commercial Center. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 36 . BH Building. 7. Anwer Hospital Rawalpindi 22. Fatima Clinic 993-B. 7. Satellite Town. Riaz Bajwa Trust 122 Sabzazar Iqbal-o-Khurshid Bajwa House. 17. Batool Hospital H-241. 3. Munna Bhai Hospital Westridge 1. Rawalpindi. Dr. Off Murree Road. Attock Hospital Private Ltd Morgah. Rawalpindi 12. 4. Said pur Road. Bilal Hospital 38-A Satellite Town Rawalpindi 051-4438001 9. Commercial Market Rawal Pindi 18. 5551237 8. Rawalpindi 11. Rawalpindi. REDO Eye Hopital Behind Naz Cinema. Amin Mediacl Center Hydri Chowk.I.8. Unani Dispensaries/ Dawakhanas 1. Riaz Ahmed Murree Road. Following are few most well known homeopathic Doctors. Talat Nursing Home Kamalabad Road-Rawalpindi 19. Maryam Memorial Hospital Rawalpindi 20. Valley Clinic Rawalpindi 21. Rawalpindi. Dr. Satellite Town. Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital Jhelum Road. Rawalpindi 14. Rahat Clinic Near Hydri Chowk.Glorious Rawalpindi 2. Saidpur Road. 1. 10. Allao-ud-Din near Satellite town College Al-Falah Homoeo Clinic 6-A. Rawalpindi 16. Rawalpindi Cantt. Near Hydri Chowk. Rawalpindi 15.425 7th Road.A. Fazal Eye Clinic Near Kali Tanki Mosque. Shahid Dental Clinic R. 2. 5.9. Jinnah Memorial Hospital Rawalpindi. Satellite Town. 2. Committee chowk Rawalpindi. Satellite Town Rawalpindi. Aziz Nursing Home Saidpur Road. Shakoors V. Rawalpindi Cantt 13. Marie Adel Aid Leprosy Center Northern Regional Office PD. 3. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Homeopathic Doctors/Clinics Bohr Bazar is very well known for homeopathic clinics/Doctors and Unani Dawakhanas. Hamdard dawakhana Ajmal Dawakhana Rahmania Dawakhana 7.

After their father's death (1901). it is a symbol of the commitment of the nation to women's Education. Rawalpindi which was later upgraded to the level of the University in 1994. As it stands. 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.1.1967) was the sister of Pakistan's first governor-general. thus minimizing the income gap between the rich and poor. and their families has been conceived and presented in an outstanding academic as well as architectural environment.1. This gift to the nation. its daughters. Universities 8. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 37 .2.1.1. 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. EDUCATION With the Grace of God Rawalpindi Division is the Unique City in our Country due to Educational Facilities. 8. Fatima Jinnah University for Women. Muhammed Ali Jinnah. 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 . Muhammed became her legal guardian. Rawalpindi Established Barani Agricultural College. 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. Detail of some most prominent Institutions is as follows. The building has an architectural splendor. ARID UNIVERSITY 8.Glorious Rawalpindi 8.

2. Town. National University of Science and Technology’s headquarter is in Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi (an affiliated college of NUST) 8. Rawalpindi. Govt. Govt. 1. Govt. Rawalpindi. No. Colleges 8. Gorden College. College for women St. No. 5. Viqar un Nisa College for women. College Of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering. Name of the Institution Govt. Khadija Ummar Girls Inter College. Town. 3. College Asghar Mall. 1. Hashmat Ali Isl.2. Name of the Institution Govt.1.3. Intermediate Colleges (Male and Female) Sr.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. Located near the CMH.2. Govt. 2. 4. Rawalpindi. NUST has been one of the most famous places to study. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 38 . Rawalpindi.1. Rawalpindi 8. Govt.2. Post Graduate Colleges (Male and Female) Sr. College. The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) NUST was founded in 1991. College St. Govt. Govt. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi 2.

Rawalpindi. Islamic International Commerce College Saidpur Road. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. 35. St. Rawalpindi. 10. Town. 1. Rawalpindi. 4. Rawalpindi. town. Rawalpindi. Fauji Foundation College for Girls Lalazar. Rawalpindi College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Saddar. Saddar. Rawalpindi. town. Town. 23. 9. St. Rawalpindi. St. 8. Rawalpindi. Khatoon-e-Pakistan College for Women Peshawer Road. Rawalpindi. Kashmir Road. 7. Rawalpindi. Rahimabad airport Road.2. NICON College of Computer and ManagementSciences. St. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. 12. 2. Rawalpindi. 18.3. town. 5. 28. Al-Falah College for women St. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Khawarizmi Institute of Science and Technology St. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Model College of Commerce. 19. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi 16. St. Rawal College of Commerce. 21. Rawalpindi 36. 25. Punjab College of Excellence in Commerce . 20. 11. Town. Rawalpindi College of Commerce. 34. 33. Hashmi College of Commerce Tulsa Road. Rawalpindi. town. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi Raess-ul-Ahrar College of Commerce. OPF-girls Secondary School St. Rawalpindi. Rawal College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Rawalpindi Cantt College of Commerce Civil Line. Town. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Jinnah Institute of Information St. Rawalpindi. Sir Syed Science College Tipu Road. Islamabad college of Management and Computer Abid Majeed Road. Town. Rawalpindi. 27. CIT College Majeed Plaza Bank Road. Infoneyes College of Information Technology St. Cantt College of Commerce Westridge. Universal College. Ilqa Post Graduate Girls College. 22. Rawalpindi. 24. Rwp. National Science College Murree Road. 14. 26. College of Advance Technology. Fatima Jinnah College for girls St. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. Punjab Law College. Private registered Colleges (Male & Female) Rawalpindi College for Girls. Leaders College of Commerce. 30. 13. 17. 15. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 39 . town. Punjab College of Information Technology. Town. 3. 6. 31. Leader College 6th Road. Educator College. Rawalpindi. Town. Rawalpindi Punjab College of Commerce Peshawer road. 29.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. Sadiqabad. Town. Rawalpindi. 32. Rawalpindi Cantt College of Commerce Peshawer Road. Civil College of Commerce St. Rawalpindi College of Commerce. St.

Islamabad College of Management & Commerce Quid-i-Azam Rawalpindi. BPS Faiz abad M. Rawalpindi. 16.C. 44.C.C. 5. BPS Muslim Town.2. town. BPS Kashmiri Bazar M. 4.C. 38. Leadership College for Boys St. Morgah Rawalpindi. Ojiri Camp. Leadership College for Girls St. 41. M. 55. Punjab College of information technology. Rawalpindi. 48. Primary Schools Rawalpindi M. 7. MC. Islamic International Commerce College. BPS Dhok Hukamdad M. Town.C. Rawalpindi. BPS Dhok Paracha M. 52.C. Margalla Institute 6th Road. Indus College of Commerce. BPS Workshapi Mohallah M.C.C. 2. Rawalpindi. 6. Khyber Institute of Professional Skills St. Pakistan Advance College of Excellence. 4.C. Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce St. 46. 10.2.C. GMS Waris Khan.Glorious Rawalpindi 37. BPS Arya Mohallah M. 1. M. M. 49. town. Town. 14. GMS Amarpura. 47. Rawalpindi Cantt. Rawalpindi.4.C. BPS Bangash Colony M. Rawalpindi. BPS Fauji Colony M. BPS New Malpur M. 13. town.C. 1. Standard Commerce College Chandni Chowk. BPS Dhok Paracha 40 The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry .C. BPS Muslim Town M.5. M. 39.C. 43. GPS Khayaban-e-Sirsyed. M. Middle Schools Rawalpindi. 54. Rawalpindi College for Boys.C. BPS Chamanzar.C.C. Rawalpindi. 40.C. 8. M. 51. 11. Capital College Murree Road. Rwalpindi. Rawalpindi Model College of Commerce. M. Rwalpindi. Rawalpindi. 56. Inflorescence College of modern . 9. 8. Rawalpindi. 2. 53. Main Peshawer Road Police College Saihala. 42. 3. Rawalpindi. BPS Dhok Hasoo M. MC. Jinnah Institute of Informatics. Shamsabad. Rawalpindi.C. Rawalpindi. Town. Rawalpindi College of Commerce for Girls St. M. Rwalpindi. 12.. BMS Amarpura. College of Commerce Saddar. BPS Qasim abad. GMS Qasimabad. Modern College of Computer Studies(MCCS). 50. St. 45. 8. Rawalpindi. 3. Town. 15.C. St.

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

G Sir Syed College for Boys. Said Pur Road Government Islamia High School No. Quaid-e-Azam College.G. The Mall F.G Sir Syed College for Boys. Federal Government Schools & Colleges F. Lalazar Beacon-House Schools System PAF Intermediate College.B) College for Women Fauji Foundation College for Boys F. 4. Private Schools and colleges 1. Chaklala III 8. Chaklala The City School (Murree Road) 8. Govt. The Mall 1. 5. Harley Street F. 4. F. 2. 5. 3. Sir Syed College. 6.4. 3. 2. 2. Ordinance Road. 4. 7. Government Schools & Colleges 1.5.6. Liaquat Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 42 .G.G (C.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. 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). The Mall Fauji Foundation Model School. Muslim Higher Secondary School # 1. 6.

3.Glorious Rawalpindi 8. RawalPindi (an affiliated 2. Medical Colleges 1. Army Medical College (founded in 1977) Islamic International Medical College (IIMC) Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 43 . Rawalpindi Medical College. 4.7.

founded in 1885. It has a playground. the Rawalpindi Golf Club. Rawalpindi lies on the Grand Trunk Road between Peshawar and Lahore against the background of the Margalla Hills on the Potwar Plateau. It has a lake with boating facility. but you should familiarize yourself with the geography before setting out. The Rawalpindi Golf Course is one of the prominent Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi. crosses the railway tracks and heads to the east end on its way to Islamabad. lush lawns.) Road. at the same time retaining its traditional flavor. lake with boating facility.1. a garden restaurant and an aquarium. These are the best way to see the city.1. today this is a facility of 27 holes. The Raja Bazaar in the old city and Saddar Bazaar are the important destinations. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi have delighted visitors and vacationers down the years. 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 Ayub National Park. play land. fountains and flower beds. Situated near the Ayub National Park. a gardenrestaurant and an open air theater. The Rawalpindi Tourist Attractions take in archaeological as well as historical destinations. Rawalpindi Tourism also includes the parks. beyond the old Presidency on Jhelum Road. The Rawalpindi Public Park on Murree Road near Shamsabad was opened in 1991. the golf course was completed in 1926 by one of the oldest gold clubs of Pakistan. 9.Glorious Rawalpindi 9.300 acres and has a play area. It covers an area of about 2. 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. Ayub National Park is regularly frequented by locals to spend the evening during weekends to spend some hours of entertainment with family and kids. the Murree Road to the north of The Mall. Ayub National Park Ayub National Park is located beyond the old Presidency on Grand Trunk (G.1. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 44 . 300 acres. an aquarium. covers 2. Meander through the bazaars. From being a nine-hole course. Tourist Attractions in Rawalpindi include the bazaars. SPORTS & RECREATION 9.T.

It is one of the oldest points as well as the largest in the historical Rawalpindi city that twines with the capital Islamabad. 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. Liaqat National Bagh Sometimes known as Liaqat Bagh and formerly Municipal Park. Visitors with family and kids have great fun out here enjoying the rides and skating in the skating ring. fountains and flower beds. lawns. The 1996 World Cup cricket matches were held on this cricket ground. A cricket stadium was built in 1992 opposite the Public Park.Glorious Rawalpindi Ayub National Park is situated in Rawalpindi in Paistan. 2007 at same venue. 9. was assassinated here in 1950. To add to the fun are the sights of some of the wild animals in their natural habitat. The first prime minister of Pakistan. One should try out during a visit here. is of historical interest due to its political processions. It has a play area for children. This is one of the most interesting aspects in the park. Other areas of the park are used for walking. There is a remote controlled boating section where young people as well as kids glide their boats with control in their hands. Khan Liaqat Ali Khan. cheetahs. 9. lions. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 45 .1. peacock and other animal and birds are visible in the zoo that is there within the Ayub National Park. Rawalpindi Public Park Rawalpindi Public Park (well known as Nawaz Sharif Park) is located on Murree Road near Shamsabad.1. First Lady Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto also assassinated at 27th Dec.3. As you move to the inner areas of the park there is a lake with facilities for boating. A nominal fee has been fixed to enter the park and it is open from the early morning hour till the sunset. The Park was opened in 1991.2. Ayub National Park is one important area of tourist attractions in Rawalpindi. This is one of the popular sites for recreation and entertainment. bears.

Numerous roads leave.1.1. at the centre of which is the main shopping area. Promenading and shopping are Murree's main amusements. Murree and the Galis Murree. amidst magnificent mountain scenery. Civil Lines 9. In winter. make it the first choice for a day's outing from the capital. looking back towards Rawalpindi and Islamabad. especially at weekends.1. Murree spreads along the top of a ridge for about five kilometres (three miles).5. at 2.6. Founded as a hill station by the British in 1851. Peshawar Road 9. The Mall and either follow the contours of the ridge or descend to the principal road. At the southwest end is Pindi Point. clubs and cafes. is only an hour's drive north-east of Islamabad. Romi Park. parks. Murree has once again become the summer retreat of the governor of Punjab and. churches. Between the two runs The Mall. schools. with views across the valley of the Jhelum River into Azad Kashmir. Since independence. so is too crowded for comfort from late May to early September. Murree was the summer headquarters of the government of Punjab until 1876. Its cold pine forests.and rain is common. however. since Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan in 1962. on the Karakoram Highway. Murree remained. the best time to go in April-May and September-October. Jinnah Park. near Kachari Chowk. complete with The Mall for promenading.400 feet). Murree is lovely all year round. To beat the crowds and still enjoy the walks. a little bit of England. when the honor was transferred to Simla.even chilly in the evening . In summer it is cool . The Galis are a string of hill resorts along the ridge between Murree and Abbottabad. one from The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 46 . or riding in the new chair-lifts.4. has expanded rapidly.240 meters (7. But it is extremely popular with Punjabis escaping the heat of the plains in summer.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. where most people congregate. At the north-east end is Kashmir Point. the snow is piled high along the sides of the streets.

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

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

you will not be able to figure out what to do at this amazing place. quiet place and a convenient halting point of G. embroidered and woolen kurtas and household linen. All the sites at Taxila cannot be visited in a day. The Raja Bazaar in Rawalpindi however. you can find every thing which a common man can use. It is famous for remains of Gandhara art. silver. dating back 600 BCE to 500 CE.1. Potohar shoes and Chappals.T. Raja bazaar and Kashmiri bazaar. its foundation stone laid by Lord Chemsford. The Raja Bazaar commences from here. a display of artefacts detailing the daily life of the inhabitants of ancient Taxila. 9. However. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B. Most of the sites at Taxila. This is a place where you go by choice. at The Raja Bazaar. Saddar bazaar. are located around the Taxila Museum.Glorious Rawalpindi like The Raja Bazaar. and a useful model of the whole valley showing all the archaeological sites. Here. terracotta. 9. walking sticks. gold. shawls and jackets. Taxila Museum is located 35 km from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road to Peshawar. is an ideal place to visit and get an idea about the archaeological significance of the place. is famous for brass and copperware and beaten gold and silver jewelry. stucco. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of Archaeological survey of India in 1928.8. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998. is a haunt of pick pockets and policemen. iron and semiprecious stones. At the outset. cane baskets and furniture. The Sarafa bazaar. Taxila Museum is one of the best and most wellmaintained museums of Pakistan.9. As it turns out. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Habibullah then the ministry for Education. the Raja Bazaar is in fact a business souk where you can glimpse thousands of people running from here to there. Rawalpindi has long been a major market for exports from neighboring places such as Indian Kashmir and the North West Frontier Province. The Raja Bazaar Rawalpindi is situated right next to the Rawalpindi Cantonment. 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. one of the other market places of Rawalpindi. so the place is ideal for purchasing gift items and accessories. the museum.1. The bazaars of the Old City are famous for quaint old shops in Moti bazaar. vicery of India in 1918. which is the first stop for any tourist. Taxila Museum Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918. Road enroute to Peshawar or Abbottabad. Buddhist. It is This town has a particular association with The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 49 . including stone. The museum houses one of the best collections of Gandhara art in Pakistan. but come out by sheer luck. There are 4000 objects displayed. could not complete its original plan. The sheer variety of businesses will impress you. You need to get used to the pulsating rhythm of The Raja Bazaar to understand the place better.C to 500 AD. Hassan Abdal Hassan Abdal is a beautiful. 48 km from Rawalpindi. The bazaars of Rawalpindi are known to specialize in Kashmiri silver. handicrafts such as inlaid sheesham and walnut furniture. and hand woven Kashmiri and Bokhara carpets.

There is an obelisk right on the top of the Pass. Road. It was mentioned by Emperor Jehangir in his memoirs and frequently visited by successive Mughal Kings. Chattar This resort nestles at the base of Murree hills at a distance of 15 km on Islamabad-Murree road. it is a pass between the ancient capital of Gandhara. loved by the Mughals. line the canals through which cool waters once. Road. Ferishta and Jehangir. gently flowing stream. that is. Gen.e. by the Department of Archaeology.1. Road.T. John Nicholson (died on 23 September 1857) of British army. by his colleagues. Sikh pilgrims visit this Gurdwara from all over the world. It remained a holy place for various religious groups through the ages. The gardens were developed with magnificent trees and weather channels by successive Mughal emperors. Government of Pakistan. A small part of the ancient Shahi (Royal) Road can be seen just across the pass. It has a Sikh Gurdwara (temple) known as Panja Sahib having a sacred rock with the hand print of their religious leader. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 50 .5 acres. An inscription on the western side of this stone pavement shows that it was again repaired in 1672 AD. Tapering cypress trees. 9. This place offers scenic walks. Guru Nanak. left of G. The Children's Park and playground are spread over an area of 12. and the modern capital of Pakistan.10. Wah Gardens are located 12 km west of Taxila on G.Twice a year. Today. The resort has a restaurant. Margalla is mentioned by historians and emperors like Alberuni. i.T. built in 1890 in memory of Brig. This road was first built by the Persians in 516 BC and later developed by the Afghan King Sher Shah Suri in 1540s. on their way to Kashmir. Places Around Rawalpindi & Islamabad Margalla Pass The small pass is located 26 km west of Islamabad on G. Wah Gardens Once a major campsite of Mughal rulers. waterfall and the surrounding hillside are a perfect attraction. The gardens are being restored to their original beauty. Flowed between elegant romantic and cascading into large reflecting basins. Two other historical buildings of Mughal era (Muqbara Hakeeman and so-called tomb of Lala Rukh) are located just opposite the Gurdwara. barbecue and two air-conditioned tourist cottages. Islamabad. Taxila.T.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 facilities at Rawalpindi Golf course a training program for the beginners and practice arrangement for the amateurs. T. It is managed and maintained by Rawalpindi Golf Club. The fort was built in 5th century by the Buddhist monks.3. with spring water falling within it. a small town has developed. son of Sultan Mahmud of Gazni. was completed in 1926 by Rawalpindi Golf Club. Road Rawalpindi. the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi is one of the treasures of Pakistan and is used for many national golf tournaments. Road. there is a panoramic view of Faisal Mosque. and the course itself.1.3. at the foot of Margalla. The sprawling course is a 18hole Course that hosts all major golf tournaments organized by the national golfing authority. G. Rawalpindi Golf Course Situated near Ayub National Park. It has tie ups with the Rawalpindi Tourism bureau and some hotels in Rawalpindi do bring their guest for some recreational purpose. Sports venues and stadiums 9. Major golf tournaments are regularly held here. This leaves open the possibility of establishing townships here in the future. The facility was initially developed as a nine-hole course. one of the oldest golf clubs of Pakistan. the oldest golf clubs in Pakistan which was started in 1885. There are remains of two monasteries and stupas. one on the top of the hill and other below it. Giri Fort The glen of Giri is located 8 km northeast of Taxila. From the clubhouse. Rawalpindi Golf course dates back to the year 1926 and is one of the oldest golf courses in Pakistan. it is now a 27-hole course. Rawalpindi Golf Course in Rawalpindi has an elegant clubhouse that throws a lovely natural panorama of the Faisal Mosque and the beautifully manicured lawns. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 54 . Later it was used by Sultan Masud.T.Glorious Rawalpindi Within the Rohtas Fort. There are more than12 mosques and 10 schools within the premises of the fort. home to several thousand people. 9. Attock Fort It is situated about 101 km west of Islamabad on the left bank of Indus River. There is a restaurant that serves food and beverages to the visitors. The Mughal caravan sarai outside the fort. It is approached through a rough torrent bed near two villages named Khurram Gujar and Khurram Paracha. The remains of Giri fort are perched on the hilltop. was also built during this period. After several phases of development. The fort was completed in 1583 AD under the supervision of Khawaja Shamsuddin Khawafi. on the G. The serene surrounding of the course draws tourists to spend their day in style amidst the lush green surrounding. It is situated at I. a minister of emperor Akbar.

Having been established in 1992 with a capacity to hold 15. Australia played Pakistan under floodlights which has made one of the floodlit stadiums of the world. The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was unveiled in the year 1993 during the Zimbabwe Tour. The cricket lovers do travel out to the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium to have a glimpse of the stadium. During the course of time the capacity was increased to 20. Since then it features regularly in the cricket itinerary whenever a foreign team tours Pakistan.000 cricket loving enthusiast watch their national cricketing heroes face the rival teams.2. Islamabad. It was selected as the venue for the 2nd Test Match between Pakistan and the touring Zimbabwe side.000. 9.3. This is in fact the 14th test Match ground in Pakistan. The facilities at the stadium include practice pitches. The stadium also houses cafeterias for the joggers to have some light snacks and beverages after their practice session. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has become an important tourist sites during the Rawalpindi Tour. Tourist can also visit them and have a feel of the lovely surrounding. Golf is played here all the year round and European players do come down her during the winter months when its snow in Europe. 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. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi is located on the edge of the city 3 miles away from the Capital city.Glorious Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Golf Course has a great potential for organizing international golf tournaments. Since then it has been hosting a lot of matches both international and domestic. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium is the most revered name among the cricket loving tourists. It became a hot spot during the 1995-96 Cricket World Cup Tournament. 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. The authorities have planned to extend it by 9-hole. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 55 .

SOME OTHER STADIUMS a) KRL Cricket Stadium b) Army Football Stadium c) Municipal Football Stadium.Glorious Rawalpindi 9. Army Hockey Stadium 9. The Mall Saddar 9.3.5.3. Rawalpindi Club.3. Satellite Town d) Race course ground Race course ground The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 56 .3.4.

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

3. patience. 12. Edhi Foundation Edhi Foundation is one of the dynamic NGOs with branches spread through out the Country. 8. who is a mobile institution ready to respond. 14. Police station City Gunj Mandi Pirwadhai Waris Khan Banni New Town Saadiq Abad Cantt Westridge R. Edhi Foundation is providing so many social services here in Rawalpindi. sympathy and compassion along with sacrifice of his personal comforts. 11. 10. Endurance. 2.1. 6. 5.A Bazar Civil Lines Airport Saddar Beroni Women Police Station 10. it has main office at Murree Road Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 61 . perseverance. 7. POLICE STATIONS Major Police Stations of Rawalpindi are as follows: 1. 4.4. 3. 9.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. struggle. which is controlled by Abdul Sattar Edhi . anxious to comfort and console the anguished souls. 13. are the important elements on which rests the philosophy of Abdul Sattar Edhi.1.

Empowerment of Women & Gender Equality. Ladies are working at Darul Aman 10.1. Darul Aman Basic Objective of Darul Aman is to provide Social Protection Services.6. Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 62 . This is achieved by the formation of 'families' which are as natural as possible. The main Campus of SOS is near AyubNational Park at Jhelum Road . Children.1.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. The children are given security. Old People and Disabled.5. support. 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. love and understanding. Special Initiatives for Destitute Women.

897. 7.733.2. this poor child. Urdu.280 HM3 worth 31.964 KM of pipeline (as at June 2006). 10.118 million rupees during July-September. Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL). It has also expanded its activities to undertake the planning. Here. to be sure." The chemistry lab would not look out of place at any American public school.” 10.581.028 consumers comprising Commercial.46/-. “The basic aim is that this orphan. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 63 . and is listed on all the three Stock Exchanges of the Country. The Company has over 43 years of experience in operation and maintenance of high-pressure gas transmission and distribution systems. Whosoever is a lady person should not be left behind. Domestic. from "Gone with the Wind" to "How to Build a Hydropower Dam. 2006. Distribution system consists of 46. 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.study together up until fifth grade. This madrassah's library is full of books in both English and the national language. 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). 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.127. Power & Cement Sectors.nearly 700 of whom are orphans .081 HM3 worth 107.1.7.7 million consumers in North Central Pakistan through an extensive network in Punjab and NWFP. detail of some among them is following.291 million rupees with Company's earning per share at Rs. The distribution activities covering 831 main towns along with adjoining villages in Punjab & NWFP are organized through 8 regional offices. now Companies Ordinance 1984. and then continue their studies separately until grade 10. SNGPL has 2. Annual gas sale for year 2005-2006 was 161. Utility Services Rawalpindi is enjoying all the basic Utility services.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. designing and construction of pipelines. both for itself and other organizations.2. The curriculum includes Islamic studies. Anjuman Faiz -UL -Islam(Apna Ghar) One of the better-funded madrassahs is the Anjuman Faizul Islam in Rawalpindi. SNGPL is the largest integrated gas company serving more than 2. Sales to these consumers were 39. he should not become a beggar or a burden to his family. boys and girls .1. not on Islamic political causes. Fertilizer. but the emphasis is on achievement.008. General Industry.

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 . IESCO Islamabad Electric Supply Company looks after the electricity distribution network in the administrative districts of Rawalpindi. SNGPL. Rawalpindi Cantt. Saadi Road 10.2. Jhelum and Federal Capital Islamabad. Attock. Chakwal.000 Approximately Service Centers: 1.2.Glorious Rawalpindi Total Number of Consumers in Rawalpindi: 250. SNGPL Satellite Town Rawalpindi 2.

the capacity of two SEA-ME-WE submarine cables is being expanded to meet the increasing demand of International traffic.8 million V-fone customers. 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. PTCL is the largest telecommunications provider in Pakistan.3. The company maintains a leading position in Pakistan as an infrastructure provider to other telecom operators and corporate customers of the country. 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. It has the potential to be an instrumental agent in Pakistan’s economic growth.Glorious Rawalpindi 10.7 million customers.2. Company Profile PTCL With employee strength of 65. On the Long Distance and International infrastructure side. PTCL also continues to be the largest CDMA operator in the country with 0.628 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 .000 and 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 Complaint Centers = 3 Total No.2. of No. As the leader in providing water and sanitation services.4.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Liaquat Bagh (Main Office) 2. 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. 1 5. of Sewerage Cleaning Teams: Total Number of Consumers in Rawalpindi City: 14 10 Million The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 66 . Committee Chowk 4. Pirwadahi Total No. Total No. Shamsabad (Over Head Reservoir) 6. Khayban-e-Sirsyed 3. of Water Supply Complaint Centers = 5 Address of Complaint Center 1. Water Works No.

and Inquiry & Reporting System (EMTTS). 6. currently GPO has implemented an Express Mail Track & Trace System. 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. 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. • Improve overall operations and increase productivity. Post Offices in Rawalpindi 1. 4. 3. in 11 major cities of Pakistan including Rawalpindi Division. • Provide an efficient automated platform to support a major increase in the volumes of Express Mail and Express Money Order traffic. 5.2. Objectives Main objectives of the (EMTTS) project are: • Improve the quality of service to customers. • Provide PPO management with information relating to the quality of service for Express Mail being provided by PPO to its customers.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. 2. Sadder Rawalpindi Pakistan Post Office is performing deliberately its postal services for the citizens of Rawalpindi Division. POST OFFICE GPO .

Railway Stations There is also an Islamabad/Rawalpindi central railway station that allows travel to every major city in Pakistan. rail and road. Pakistan Railways provides passenger rail service throughout the day. the principal carrier in Pakistan. Construction on the new Rawalpindi/Islamabad international airport has now been started near the town of Tarnaul approx 10 miles from both cities. Rawalpindi 10. Railway Station Rawalpindi Cantt Railway Station Chaklala. In addition to freight. The Islamabad International Airport is actually located in Rawalpindi than Islamabad and is used by over 25 airlines. Islamabad International Airport is located in Rawalpindi and used by the most of the world airlines and domestic air traffic.Glorious Rawalpindi 10. Airport Rawalpindi is well connected with the other areas of Pakistan through air.7. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). with many domestic and international flights every day. both national and international. 2.6. with train coaches that have air-conditioning in first-class. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 68 . has numerous routes.2.2. 1.

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

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

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

median. pedestrian over head bridges. Safety of Pedestrian cyclists will be enhanced by providing wider footpaths and cycling lanes. which will result in reduction of accidents rate. 5. Vehicle operating cost and journey time will reduce. 2.00 Km of service roads at Airport Road includes improvement of pavement. traffic signs. Reduction in accident due to channelization of traffic at intersections. pavement marking. relocation of structures. as already achieved in case of Murree Road and Rawal Road in Rawalpindi. MEGA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 11. road lights and construction of Flyover Bridge over Railway Track at Rahimabad Rawalpindi. construction of footpaths.45 Km of main road with 1. Rawalpindi. Objectives 1. Islamabad International Airport Road Widening and Remodeling of Roads and Intersections of Islamabad International Airport Road from Jinnah Park Chowk to Flying Club. 3. To improve Traffic circulation and accessibility from Airport to the southeast part of the city. installations of traffic signals. 4. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 72 .1.Glorious Rawalpindi 11. Brief Description of the Project The project covers 5. Traffic safety will improve by adopting high standard of geometric design. channelization of junctions. provision of efficient drainage system.

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

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

An early edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica describes the Lai Nullah as a river. 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.1. Famous Historical Places 12.1. 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. Until 1923. Lai Nullah The Lai Nullah flows zigzagging through the city. INSIDE RAWALPINDI 12.1. the water of the Lai was crystal clear and considered fit for human consumption or performing ablutions. pungency of the flowing water has made the life of those living beside the nullah miserable. Heavy amounts of industrial wastes combined with the domestic refuse are deposited in Lai. Now it has been reduced to a carrier of sewage of the twin cities. And. At that time. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 75 .Glorious Rawalpindi 12. according to the old timers.

After independence. 12. Rawalpindi had developed a unique architectural style. better known as The Mall .the glory of the cantonment . In 1920 in the pre-partition days. Lal Haveli In old times.2.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. 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. it was home to Budhana Bibi. The Mall Rawalpindi's Thandi Sarak.3.with its row upon row of the senior Cypresses and seasonal flower beds. Sarafa Bazaar.1.1. The statue was chiseled in the United Kingdom in 1906. Both in the older quarters of the city and cantonment. a famous dancing girl. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 76 . It is located in the neighbor hood of the Purana Qilla. the statue was shifted from The Mall to the British High Commission. it was considered fashionable to have wooden balconies with intricately designed motifs. Bohar Bazaar and Moti Bazaar.

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

Shalimar Hotel **** Shalimar. Modern. tastefully appointed and equipped with all modern facilities. 12. This hotel is situated a 5 minutes drive from the airport and in the close proximity to the downtown shopping centers. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 78 .2.2.2. One of the largest chain of hotels within Pakistan.2. well equipped Hotels in Rawalpindi 12. Pearl Continental Hotel ***** Pearl Continental Hotel the only deluxe hotel in Rawalpindi area.1.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. an impressive & centrally air-conditioned 4-star hotel houses 100 luxuriously refurnished rooms and suites. FAMOUS Hotels There is a wide range of accommodation.

Akbar International *** Located on Liaquat road. The Hotel offers all the basic facilities.4. Flashman’s Hotel 12.Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Hotel Civic The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 79 .2.5. 12. Rawalpindi.2.2.3.

Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Lasania Restaurant city Located on Murree Road Saddar.3. Rawalpindi. 12.2. La Rosh Hotel Committee Chowk. Famous Restaurants 12. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 80 .1.3. Rawalpindi.3.

FAMOUS FAST FOODS 12. Rawalpindi. 12.2. KFC .Glorious Rawalpindi 12. Saddar.4.1. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 81 .4. Sub Way .4.(Rawalpindi) Adamjee Road. Murree Road. Murree Road. Rawalpindi.International .International Near KFC. Saddar.

Bank Road 8. 3. Airport Road Murree Road Murree Road(Under pass) 7. Police Station Road 11. Peshawar Road 9. 12. 6.5. Canning Road 10. Railway Road The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 82 .Glorious Rawalpindi 1. 2. Haider Road 12. Roads In Rawalpindi City Adamjee Road Liaquat Road Adiala Road Mall Road 5. 4.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Chowk Ammar Chowk Chandni Chowk Flashman Square The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 98 .Glorious Rawalpindi 12.11.

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

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

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

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

Glorious Rawalpindi The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 103 .

WATER RESERVOIR 13. Rawal dam is constructed on Kurrang river and has a catchments area of 106 sq miles.000 acre feet of water in an average rainfall year.000 acre feet (11763 MG). which generates 84. Highest flood level is 1752 feet.Glorious Rawalpindi 13. Live storage is 43. The total storage capacity is 47. RAWAL LAKE This glistening man-made lake covers an area of 8. The highest point in the garden commands a panoramic view of the lake. Rawalpindi and Islamabad.8 sq. 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 . Rawal Lake and its catchments area are key resources for Rawalpindi and for the region as a whole. The terraced garden and the lake are ideal for picnic. Proper management of this resource is important if full benefits are to be gained and maintained for the future. Margalla and Murree hills. km.500 acre feet (12994 MG). fishing and boating. The Rawal Lake is the main source of water supply for Rawalpindi city and cantonment. There are four major streams and 43 small streams contributing to its storage.1.

in general. whereas. It has a pleasant landscape and walkways beyond the lake among eruptions of black rocks. However. the available irrigation supply from the dam is almost equal the designed irrigation requirement of 0. However. Jawa dam which operational in 1997. the flow was relatively high in June to August. 13. In this case the discharge is more than the inflow.783 MCM at cropping intensity of 100%. after 2000.777 MCM. Because this dam is built on a perennial stream.687 MCM. Since its inception. Jawa Dam This dam was designed to irrigate 800 acres of land with irrigation requirement of 0.2. However. the outflow has been less than the inflow. Except for the year 1998 and 2002. the available water is sufficient to irrigate the designed area. the inflow decreased gradually most probably due to decreased in rainfall. This small dam has an artificial lake with boating and fishing facilities. Fishing permit may be obtained from fishing guard at Misriot. Misriot Dam Misriot dam is located 12 km southwest of Rawalpindi. outflow is 0. Therefore.Glorious Rawalpindi 13. The total average annual inflow to dam is 0. due to monsoon. it received regular and constant flow throughout the year. the dam received almost constant inflow till 2000.3.783 MCM. The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 105 .

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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p. b.pk travel. 1998 City Report.com Books & Etc. l. j. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi-City.Glorious Rawalpindi References: WEB a. r.com HEC PTCL IESCO SNGPL WASA EDHI Foundation Darul aman Pak Army Museum. m.absoluteastronomy. c. g.rawalpindi. Rawalpindi. S. q. d. e. k. e.com Virtualglobetrottiong. q. Rawalpindi Rawalpindi Development Authority TEVTA Rawalpindi Development authority (RDA) Rescue 1122 Municipal Library Army Museum District Census Report of Rawalpindi.com Nrb www. i. n.gov.mapsofworld.geocities. j. EDO Health. i. encyclopedia Pindiplus Worldisround Pindionline www. Rawalpindi Cities. p. g. Govt. o. Engines of Growth (PIDE) Quid-e-Azam University Statistics Division. of Pakistan Rawalpindi Potentials and Prospects (RCCI) Directorate of Industries. Population & Housing Censes 1998 State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) WASA SMEDA The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry 110 . t. Wikipedia Encyclopedia. s.com www. Rawalpindi EDO Education. n. h. a.blogspot. k. Rawalpindi Post Office. o. f. d. h. l. c. f.com pakistanpeadia. r. b. Punjab Railway Station. m.

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