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.

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)

Pride of Pakistan – Jansher Khan

by on August 16, 2010
in Sports in Pakistan

Famous and greatest Pakistani squash player Jansher Khan

Jansher Khan is another squash player from Pakistan who has dominated the squash scene for many years. The former world number 1 was born in Noakili a town near Peshawar on 15th June 1969. His brother Mohibullah Khan (also ranked World Number 2) and Atlas Khan were also great squash players. When Jansher entered the squash arena, another Pakistani player Jehangir Khan was the World Number 1 player who totally dominated the squash scene. The five and a half years long reign of Jehangir Khan ended when Ross Norman of New Zealand defeated him in the World Open Championship in 1986. With Jehangir’s defeat, people thought that Pakistan had lost its supremacy over squash but Jansher was quick to restore the honor when he beat Australian Chris Dittmar in 1987 to win the coveted World Championship title for the first time. Jansher had earlier defeated Jehangir in the semi finals.

From then onwards all the major squash championship titles yo-yoed between Jehangir and Jansher. They played a number of matches and out of the 37 big events; Jansher won 19 whereas Jehangir was victorious 18 times. Jansher has 8 World Championships, 6 British Open, 6 Hong Kong Open and 10 Pakistan Open titles to his credit. During his time, Jansher played against some of the big names of the squash world and was victorious most of the time.

Jansher’s personal life was marred by many controversies but his dedication, devotion and professionalism towards squash remains unmatched. The winner of 99 international titles and the six times world number 1 announced his retirement from Squash in 2001.