Rivers of Pakistan – The Swat River

by on February 3, 2011
in Rivers of Pakistan

Beautiful river of Pakistan-Swat river

This river is located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The historic name of this river is ‘Suvastu river’ written in Rig Veda. It has been known that the army of the great Alexander crossed this river before moving towards the southern areas which are now known as Odegram and Barikoot.

It originates from the Hindu Kush mountains and flows throught the District Swat and the Kalam Valley. It then skirts the District of Lower Dir and through the Malakand District it enters the River Kabul in the Peshawar valley at the Charsadda. Swat river contributes a lot to the fishing industry in the region and also irrigates a large area in the Swat district. The scenary is very beautiful all around the place and attracts a huge number of tourists especially in summer season. Ayub bridge is one of the most popular places to visit.

There are two hydro electric power projects build on the canals from the River Swat  generating electricity for the area. There are many archaeological sites in the Lower Swat valley. With its gushing white water and a very beautiful valley through which this river flows, it is included in the list of most beautiful rivers in Pakistan by most of the visitors.

Rivers of Pakistan -The Kunhar River

by on February 2, 2011
in Rivers of Pakistan

The Kunhar river of Pakistan

This is also called ‘Nain Sukh’ in Persian language, which means eye’s repose. It is about 166 kilometers long and is located in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. The river starts from the Lulusar lake, about 48 kilometers from the Naran Valley.

It is fed by the Lake Saiful Muluk and Lake Dudipat with the waters coming from the glaciers of Malika Parbat and other peaks in the valley. The river Kunhar flows through Jalkhad in the entire Kaghan valley, Naran valley, Garhi Habibullah, Balakot and then joins River Jehlum outside Muzaffarabad in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

There are many species of fish present in this river but its trout is one of the best throughout the subcontinent. With a lot of confidence it can be said that among the rivers located in south Asian subcontinent, Kunhar river is among the most beautiful rivers. Although it has ample water flowing through it, this river is more beautiful than the others. It seems harmless and romantic unlike many other rivers of this size. Valley through which this river flows is green and very attractive resulting in a lot of tourist activity in the region. Kunhar river is popular with people for its white water rafting activity.

Jamrud Fort

by on December 6, 2010
in Travel Pakistan

jumrud-fort of Pakistan

Jamrud Fort, a tourist attraction,  is situated in the small town of Jamrud (18 kilometers from Peshawar) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. This quaint fort was built in 1823 by the Sikhs.

Lying near the Afghan border and the Khyber Pass, Jamrud is the link between South Asia and Central Asia. The Jamrud Fort itself is located at the entrance of the Khyber Pass and because of its strategic position has served as an important military base. It came under attack several times when battles were fought between the Sikhs and the Afghans. The Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa’s grave can be found here. Nalwa died in 1837 fighting a battle with the Afghans. It was an important base for the cantonment of the British Army during the colonial era.

The Fort is made up of stone and has mud plaster smeared over it. Its structure harmonizes with the rough rocky landscape of the surrounding area. The towers of the Fort can be seen from a distance. The onlookers have described the Fort as “a majestic old battleship”.To visit the Fort, foreigners as well as the locals require a permit which can be obtained free of cost by applying at the Political Agent’s Office.

Top 20 Engineering Colleges in Pakistan

Popular Ghulam Ishaq Khan University of Pakistan

Engineering is one field where the professionals are constantly discovering ways to improve the standard of living by creating bold and innovative solutions that connect science with life. In Pakistan there are several engineering universities in various parts of the country providing high standard and up to date education to the students. PEC – Pakistan Engineering Council regulates the educational courses of these universities and is constantly striving to promote and improve the quality of education in the area of engineering and technology.

Some of these institutions are recognized throughout the world and they also attract foreign students. Given below is the list of the top engineering universities of Pakistan. Please note that it is not in any kind of order.

1. PIEAS-Pakistan Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Islamabad)
2. NUST-National University of Science & Technology (Islamabad)
3. GIKI-Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Sciences (Topi)
4. NED-Nadirshaw Edulji Dinshaw,University of Engineering & Technology (Karachi)
5. UET-University of Engineering & Technology (Lahore)
6. SZABIST-Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (Karachi)
7. Quaid-e-Awan University of Engineering Science & Technology(Nawabshah)
8. Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology
9. Center for Advance Studies in Engineering & technology (Islamabad & Quetta)
10. National University of Science (Islamabad)
11. University of Engineering & Technology (Peshawar)
12. National University of Science & Technology (Rawalpindi)
13. Mehran University Engineering & Technology(Jamshoro)
14. University of Engineering & Technology (Taxila)
15. National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (Islamabad)
16. COMSATS Institute of Engineering & technology (Islamabad,Abbottabad)
17. NWFP University of Engineering & Technology (Peshawar)
18. Balochistan University of Engineering & Technology(Khuzdar)
19. Kohat University of Engineering & Technology (Kohat)
20. Pakistan Navy Engineering College (Karachi)

Top 20 Computer Colleges of Pakistan

Popular university of Pakistan: NUST

Computer is no doubt the greatest and the most revolutionary invention of all times, changing the face of society all over the world. Today, it is nearly impossible to compete in any field of work without computer know-how. It is the era of globalization where the whole world is in direct contact with every one around the world through computers. It is the time of information and technology and computer education is the key to advancement in the economic development of every country.

Pakistan is one of the top countries producing excellent software consultants and engineers. There are quite a number of computer colleges throughout the country in both public and private sector. Some of them are among the finest universities of the world in computer education.

Given below is the list of top 20 computer Colleges of Pakistan. This list is not in the ranking order.

1. GIKI-Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Sciences (Topi, Islamabad)
2. NUST-National University of Science & Technology (Islamabad)
3. Air University (Islamabad)
4. UET-Department of Computer Sciences (Lahore)
5. FAST-Institute of Computer Sciences
6. COMSATS-Institute of Information technology (Islamabad)
7. National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (Islamabad)
8. LUMS-Lahore University of Management & Sciences
9. Fauji Foundation Institute of Management & Computer Sciences(Islamabad)
10. IBM-College of Computer science & Information system (Karachi)
11. Aptech Computer Education (Lahore)
12. Sarhad University of Science & Information technology (Peshawar)
13. Pearl Institute of Management & Information technology (Quetta)
14. University of Central Punjab-PICS (Lahore)
15. Computer Training Centre Institute (Islamabad)
16. Beaconhouse Informatics (Lahore,Karachi)
17. Royal Institute of Computer (Karachi)
18. Union College of Computer (Karachi)
19. Bahria Institute of Management & Computer Sciences (Karachi)
20. College of Computer Sciences (Gujranwala)

Top 20 Business schools in Pakistan

Institute of Business Administration in Karachi

Business education plays a vital role in building a successful career in today’s highly challenging and competitive business world. In Pakistan, its importance was realized the past decade and several business schools were established throughout the country in both private and public sector.

Today there are about 87 HEC recognized business schools, out of which 59 belong to the private and 28 to the public sector. These schools provide Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) i.e. 3 or 4 yr program and Master of Business Administration (MBA) i.e. 1 or 2 yrs program.

The top Business schools in Pakistan are listed below. These school are listed in no particular ranking order:

1. LUMS-Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lahore)
2. IBA-Institute of Business Administration (Karachi)
3. Iqra University, (Karachi)
4. LSE-Lahore School of Economics
. NUST-National University (Business School Islamabad)
6. UMT-University of Management & Technology (Lahore)
7. SZABIST-Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & technology (Karachi)
8. IBM-Institute of Business Management (Karachi)
9. Institute of Management Sciences (Lahore)
10. PIM-Pakistan Institute of Management (Karachi)
11. FAST- NU Lahore Business school
12. University of Karachi –School of Business
13. University of Punjab-Institute of Business Administration
14. FCC-Forman Christian college-School of Management
15. University of Central Punjab-PCBA
16. CBM-College of Business Management (Karachi)
17. Iqra University (Islamabad)
18. Institute of Management sciences(Peshawar)
19. UCL-University college Lahore
20. Bahauddin Zakariya University (Multan)

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)

Administrative Divisions of Pakistan

by on January 31, 2010
in Descriptive Maps of Pakistan

Administrative Divisions of Pakistan

Pakistan is located in South Asia. It is located at a very important place from geographic and strategic point of view. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan comprises of 4 provinces Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and NWFP, one capital territory Islamabad, a federal territory FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) and two autonomous states Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit and Baltistan.

In 2000 the Pervez Musharraf government adopted a system of administration named “Local government system”, in which each province was sub-divided into districts, known as “zilas” locally). The districts form the topmost tier of the three tier local government and are further sub divided into tehsils (counties). Villages and municipalities come under tehsils. The City Districts are big metropolitan areas which comprise of towns and union councils. The tehsils and union councils are the 2 lower tiers of the local government.

The districts have the authority of carrying out certain functions independently. Each district is headed by a Nazim (Mayor). There are 105 provincial districts with 400 tehsils and over 6 thousand union councils. Over all there are five thousand local governments.

There are seven tribal agencies and six small frontier regions in FATA. Azad Kashmir has seven districts and Gilgit Baltistan comprises of six districts.

Federal capital Islamabad has been given the status of a district.

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