Rivers of Pakistan – River Sutlej

by on February 2, 2011
in Rivers of Pakistan

River Sutlej of Pakistan

It is the longest river out of the five in Punjab of Pakistan and India. Its location is south of the Hindu Kush,  north of the Vindhya range (India) and east of the Sulaiman range in Pakistan. It is also known as the Red River and is the eastern tributary of River Indus.

It originates in Tibet  near Mount Kailas and flows generally towards the west entering Pakistan through the historical fomer state of Bahawalpur. On its south is arid known as Cholistan which is a part of Bahawalpur state. It then joins River Beas (India) and then continues to flow southwest in Pakistan to join River Chenab near Bahawalpur and finally drops into the  great River Indus at Mithankot.

Origin of River Sutlej Basin of River Sutlej Length of River Ravi River System
Mt. Kailash in Western Tibet Pakistan and India 1,551 kilometers Indus River System


The allocation of waters of River Sutlej are under the Indus Water Treaty between India  and Pakistan. India has built many projects on the river and most of its waters are diverted to their irrigation canals. They only opens the bridges when the floods come in their areas creating more problems for Pakistan.  There is another pending project in India of a lond heavy freight canal by connecting the Yamuna and Sutlej river but is has been objected by the Pakistani government through Supreme Court.

Top 20 Medical Colleges in Pakistan

The importance of health cannot be denied in any country. In Pakistan this profession is highly respected. Five year training program is required to qualify for a medical doctor degree (MBBS) and four year training for a BDS degree.

In Pakistan there are around 32 medical colleges in public and 36 in the private sector. The government has set up colleges in different parts of the country to cater to the increasing demand of medical doctors. Basically, the good medical colleges are in three main cities: Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi. There are some more in other cities as well providing quality education to our future doctors.

Here is a list of top medical colleges of Pakistan:

1. King Edward Medical college (Lahore)
2. Agha Khan Medical college (Karachi)
3. Allama Iqbal Medical college (Lahore)
4. DOW Medical college (Karachi)
5. Fatima Jinnah Medical college (Lahore)
6. Sind Medical college (Karachi)
7. Chanka Medical college (Quetta)
8. Nishtar Medical college (Multan)
9. Rawalpindi Medical college (Rawalpindi)
10. Quaid-e-Azam Medical college (Bahawalpur)
11. Punjab Medical college (Faisalabad)
12. Kabir Medical college (Peshawar)
13. Baqai Medical college (Karachi)
14. D’Mont Dental college (Lahore)
15. Karachi Medical & Dental college (Karachi)
16. Abottabad International Medical college (Abottabad)
17. Zia uddin Medical college (Karachi)
18. Khyber Medical college (Peshawar)
19. Lahore Medical & Dental college (Lahore)
20. PIMS-Quaid-e-Azam Post Medical college (Islamabad)

The Best of Bahawalpur

by on November 10, 2009
in Exploring Amazing Pakistan

Places to visit in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

The princely state of Bahawalpur was founded by Nawab Mohammed Bahawal Khan Abassi 1 in 1748. It covered an area of 45,911 square km and was divided into 3 districts. Bahawalpur had a flourishing economy and a strong army. When Pakistan came into being in 1947, the state acceded to Pakistan. In 1955 it gave up its sovereignty and merged with West Pakistan.

Present day Pakistan occupies an area of 24,830 sq km. Agriculture is the mostly practiced and sugar cane, wheat, sunflower oilseeds are the main products. Bahawalpur City is the hub of trade and economy in the district. Bahawalpur City has many important buildings some of which are as follows:

1. Central Library Bahawalpur

The library comprises of 3 blocks each having a vast collection of books on various topics. Its foundation stone was laid by Sir Rufus Daniel in 1924 the then viceroy of India.

2. Sadiq Public School

The Sadiq Public School was built by Nawab Sadiq Khan Mohammed Abassi the fifth in 1953. It has been imparting quality education for more than half a century.

3. Bahawalpur Museum Although small the museum contains a rich collection of antique coins, medals and postage stamps of the former state as well as some manuscripts, wood carvings, camel skin paintings and stone carvings of the Islamic and Pre Islamic era. Rare copies of The Holy Quran are also displayed here.

4. Lal Sohanra National Park It is located 30 km from Bahawalpur and is the abode of many endangered species of animals and birds.

5. Noor Mahal It was built by Nawab Sadiq Khan Mohammed Abassi for his wife. After his death it was neglected by the heirs hence the army bought and has restored it to its formal glory.