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      pani paat
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      maan sehra
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      hasnibdal

      and others...
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      so, where do these names came from?
      the names of cities and towns around the world can be full of historical stories.
      but being Pakistani, what do you feel the names have roots from for the above or the ones you will share?

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      kiya huva Voice?
      Difference between God and humankind: God can say, 'be', and it becomes, but humankind has to act on what it says.

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      what is your cvity's name?
      Difference between God and humankind: God can say, 'be', and it becomes, but humankind has to act on what it says.

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      pani paat....as far as i recall pani paat ki jang hoe thee...

      probably pani (water) per hoe ho
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      Quote Originally Posted by Dushwari View Post
      pani paat
      rahim yaar khan
      maan sehra
      zob
      sibi
      chemen
      hari poor
      landy quotekll
      hasnibdal

      and others...
      :>

      so, where do these names came from?
      the names of cities and towns around the world can be full of historical stories.
      but being Pakistani, what do you feel the names have roots from for the above or the ones you will share?

      best,
      Dushwari
      There is a complete clarity on why such names for the cities or hamlets mentioned above...except Pani Paat? never heard of it in Pakistan.. though a historical place in India and famous for its "ghumsaan ki Jung".

      I'll post details about he cities soon....including of CHEECHU KI MALLIA.
      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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      LANDI KOTAL (NWFP)

      3518 feet above sea-level, the last railway stop
      of Pakistan Railways, LANDI KOTAL is essentially

      affiliated with FATA (Federal Agency for Tribal Areas).

      A small Industrial hamlet which has factories to
      make SILK (RESHMEE) Clocth, its chief business
      is the sale of imported clothing, cigarettes, and other

      important items including revolvers, pistols and other arms.

      Political Agents under Khyber Agency have their
      Head Offices here including a Fort.


      LANDI KOTAL doesn't have a history...but its
      more than 6000 persons population has
      a school and college.


      LANDI KOTAL is situated wee bit before
      the border of Pakistan-Afghanistan..
      which is North-East of LK.


      Why the name LANDI KOTAL....
      it is said that the first house at LK
      was made by some family which carried
      the surname as KOTAL.....hence there could

      be a possibility that LANDI could be
      the daughter or wife of Mr. Kotal....

      but that still needs to be researched.

      I was at Landi Kotal in 1997.....for an hour
      and so scary was it...that every person around me looked

      like...you know who?
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      ^^
      and those persons still allowed u to come back in one piece, this proves it was only ur perception.

      I have been in Peshawar and neighbouring areas many times, i have found people of these region most friendly and caring, even if they don't speak or understand ur language they will do level best to help you out.

      Any way the name Peshawar, has history.

      The word has been drived from word Paisha -wr, means skilled person, later converted to Peshawar.
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      Quote Originally Posted by hanibal View Post
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      and those persons still allowed u to come back in one piece, this proves it was only ur perception.

      I have been in Peshawar and neighbouring areas many times, i have found people of these region most friendly and caring, even if they don't speak or understand ur language they will do level best to help you out.

      Any way the name Peshawar, has history.

      The word has been drived from word Paisha -wr, means skilled person, later converted to Peshawar.
      I clearly stated that I WAS SCARED!

      Please dont tell me about PATHAN hospitality....my real Bhabi (younger brother's wife is a Pathan from Peshawar while my elder sister has lived in Peshawar for 07 years as the Head of Beaconhouse School....and visiing Peshawar by car from Islamabad has been my favorite ride.

      It was by LAMBRETTA scooter that I first visited the barra of LK in 1966 and lastly in 2002 by car.....

      If there is hospitality anywhere in Pakistan...nobody can beat that of NWFP......

      Pa'Kheir Raaghlay!
      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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      Heres another one for you...Paimal !!! in the potohar region.

      Another is Kala kot

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      HASAN ABDAAL;

      The famous hamlet of ATTOCK district, HA is on main railway line while three miles area of Pakistan National Highway..passes through Hasan Abdaal. It is situated some 28 miles from Rawalpindi towards Peshawar..and from Hasan Abdaal, one takes the route for Shahrah-e-Hazara for Kashmir via Abbotabad.

      HASAN ABDAAL is an ancient hamlet or mini-city. Its diect geographical linkage with Margalla Mountains..historically, extricates a very interesting history of HA..in phases of centuries and indicators of civilization and cultural progress superceding each after the other in passages of time....since 1800 have come to surface..not forgeting that TXILA is not far off from HA...say about 12 miles...only.

      It is said in books that HA is named after HAZRAT BABA HASAN ABDAAL and spanning from the era's of Emperor Akbar and Ranjeet Singh..the historical sights like; BAITHAK-E-WALI QANDHARI, KHWANI TALAAB, MAQBARA HAKEEMAAN, BAGH-E-HASAN ABDAAL, SARDWALA MAQBARA, SHAHJEHANI SARAI & PANJA SAHEB
      are still maintained well at HA.

      HASAN ABDAAL has a Cadet collge and of decade+ it has become an Industrial township as well. HASAN ABDAAL's famous product THE GLASS...is very popular not only in Pakistan but abroad. The Ruler of Abudhabi, back in 1985,, had chosen the STAINED Glass cut and produced in Hasan Abdaal...for his Palace in Al-Ain.

      You cant miss Hasan Abdaal while driving down from Rawalpindi or Islamabad to Peshawar or Abbotabad.
      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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      RAHIMYARKHAN

      RYK falls under Bahawalpur Division. Its a District
      spread on 4394 sq.miles and its current population
      should be around 3.5 Million.

      North of RYK we have Muzzafargarh and Rajanpur,
      towards East; Bahawalpur, towards West; Jacobabad & Sukkur,
      towards South; Indian border.
      Its one of the zillahs; CHOOLISTAN spread on
      2555 sq.miles borders with India and is the favorite
      place for Arab Sheikhs for hunting..the very reason
      Choolistan has huge and beautiful palaces of
      Al-Nahyyan and Al-Maktoom families of the UAE

      and it was Sheikh Zayed who had a special runway
      made at RYK airport to falicitate the landing of
      Jumbo 747 and Airbus Aircrafts....


      HISTORY

      RYK's foundation dates back to 1751, laid by
      Fazal Elahi Khan. Its initial name was NOWSHEHRA.
      Railway line was laid in 1880.
      The Nawab of Bahawalpur Sir Sadiq M. Khan Abbasi-IV
      changed its name to Rahimyarkhan after his son.
      In 1881 the Administration was
      shifted from Khanpur to Rahimyarkhan.

      YK is very rich on agriculture...and the lands
      almost till Faisalabad, produces; Wheat, Sugarcane,
      Corn, Rice and RYK is also famous for producing
      fruits like; Mango, Orange, Kinno, Watermelon, Dates

      best in quality and taste.

      RYK is an Industrial Town also....

      One of the major tourist attractions at the RYK
      is MASJID-E-BHONG...beautifully made of
      classic archietecture with attractive stained glasses.

      It is also a centre of Cultural and Literary activities.
      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dushwari View Post
      pani paat
      rahim yaar khan
      maan sehra
      zob
      sibi
      chemen
      hari poor
      landy quotekll
      hasnibdal

      and others...
      :>

      so, where do these names came from?
      the names of cities and towns around the world can be full of historical stories.
      but being Pakistani, what do you feel the names have roots from for the above or the ones you will share?

      best,
      Dushwari
      I take such threads seriously....and dont believe in one liners, smileys or wisecracks! like I observe in quite a few threads.

      Have so far covered the highlighted & underlined ones above.

      Cant say about PANIPAT! which I presume is not in our beautiful land.
      Will come up with the rest..in coming days Insha'Allah.

      Khush Rahein...
      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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      Thankyou arjay sahab for this interesting informations and history about these cities /towns.

      As i was thinking I realize that few cities i can tell something about them too ( well i may be generally known already )

      Lahore:

      Since i am native of this city. Lahroe is probably name after Son of Ram 'Loh' and its history goes back to 5000 years. Very historical city, and very interesting one too. Most of you already are aware about its significance.
      Bazinggaaaa ....

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      Shekhupura:

      Named after the nikhname of the son of mughal Emperor Akbar 'Shekhu'. It is quite close to lahroe, hardy 30km. Most famous for its industory and Hiran Minar. A garden and building, water tank built by Emperor Jahangir for his pet deer 'Hansraj'

      few picutures of Hiran Minar

      http://www.pbase.com/zahid_niaz/hiran_minar
      Bazinggaaaa ....

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      NanKana Sahab


      Now close to Shekhupura, this is the most sacred place for Sikh people, Nankana saab. The city is the birth place of founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak, Hence the name. Every year thousands of sikh pilgrim visit the area

      A vey good Road is being built to facilitate the bus service from Amritsar to Nankana sahab
      Bazinggaaaa ....

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      SIBI-Baluchistan

      A city, a district, a division,...
      consisting of Naseerabad, Kacchhee & Kohlu
      the population of Sibi Division exceeds 1.5 Million
      while Sibi City comes to 150k only.

      The highest mountain of Baluchistan is in Sibi
      which neighbors with B'tan's industrial area Harnai.

      SIBI is named after a woman SEVI.
      The history recors state that this woman
      belonged to the SEVI ARAYAN dynasty.

      In 1712, the Arabs captured SIBI when
      the area was uner heavy influence of Budhists..
      From 1511 to 1700 it was ruled by ARGH'WANS
      then till 1739 and attack by Nadir Shah...,it

      was KALHORRA clan which ruled SIBI.

      SIBI is an important place in Baluchistan and holds a grand
      mela each year.

      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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      Quote Originally Posted by Code_Red View Post
      NanKana Sahab


      Now close to Shekhupura, this is the most sacred place for Sikh people, Nankana saab. The city is the birth place of founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak, Hence the name. Every year thousands of sikh pilgrim visit the area

      A vey good Road is being built to facilitate the bus service from Amritsar to Nankana sahab
      NANKANA SAHEB....is managed by my neice's husband and sons. They are the RAI's of NANKANA SAHEB. They host meals and welcome jigs
      for the Sikh Yatrees at NS.

      I was there a year back. Nice place. They are also planning a five star hotel there.........
      Jeevay Jeevay PAKISTAN

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