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Old August 5th, 2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi - Twin Cities
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Rawalpindi, Islamabad's Twin City, is located in North East Pakistan and has a population of 1,406,214. It occupies the site of an old village inhabited by the Rawals, a tribe of Yogis. A railroad junction and an important industrial and commercial center, the city has an oil refinery, gasworks, an iron foundry, railroad yards, a brewery, sawmills, and factories making tents, textiles, hosiery, pottery, and leather goods.

Sikhs settled the area in 1765 and invited nearby traders to live in Rawalpindi. After the British occupied the Punjab (1849), it became a major British military outpost. In 1919 a peace treaty ending the Third Afghan War was signed by British and Afghan representatives at Rawalpindi.

The city, strategically located astride the road between the Punjab and Kashmir, is Pakistan's army headquarters. From 1959 to 1970, it was the interim capital of Pakistan. Six colleges affiliated with the University of Punjab, a polytechnic school, a police training institute, and an armed forces medical college are in Rawalpindi.





































































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Rawalpinidi still needs to undergo a major re-design..

hopefully in the near future, we'll see that

but its an awesome place to be !
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Old August 5th, 2004, 10:53 PM   #3
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Of course it is; where do all the people from Islamabad go after 6 pm?

Islamabad is virtually dead by 8:00pm; either everyones at home or there out in Rawalpindi shopping, eating, shopping, watching movies, shopping, walking around, shopping. Did I forget to mention shopping? Everytime I ask someone what are you doing this evening; "Hum Pindi Jarray Hai; Mainy New T-Shirt Hareeddni Hai"
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Old August 5th, 2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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Islamabad is a diplomatic city, no wonder theres nothing happening there after 8 PM, i hope after we get the new cricket stadium there, and matches are played, we could expect more traffic in Islamabad.

but with Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and soon Gwadar, people have enough places to chill at ..
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Old August 5th, 2004, 11:08 PM   #5
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No matter what you do with Islamabad nothing will change; they tried Radio, TV, Newspaper even a TV show. Remember Chal Patto Isloo!
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Islamabad is a good place tho
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Old August 7th, 2004, 05:43 PM   #7
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Old August 7th, 2004, 07:18 PM   #8
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Im a really anti - pindi guy !! I know thats not going to go down well with you CNtower , but i think the place is a bit of a dump really, they do need a re-do but at tleast they could maintain things, its one of the dirtiest places ive been too. Im sure its vibrant, but places like lahore and Karachi theyre vibrant and fairly modern and ... you know what i mean ... wtvr im just dont like it at all. Im just going to run now b4 CNtower kills me !! lol
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Old August 7th, 2004, 07:26 PM   #9
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Yes, i agree, the city needs to be re-planned, and should be built on modern lines, with steel and glass buildings to beautify, along with good roads, and a good infrastructure, its not hard, if they start planning now, they can make it a beautiful place in 10 years time.
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Old August 7th, 2004, 08:28 PM   #10
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Yes thats right, the first thing that needs to be done is the roads, look at Lahore for example the roads there are brilliant now, theyve widened them and re laid some and its excellent. In Pindid if you get heavy rains the roads disintegrate into dirt (some of them). Then youve got these very ugly looking shops right upto the streets its just very messy and chaotic there. It needs complete re planning.
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Old August 7th, 2004, 11:27 PM   #11
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It dosen't need re-planning; the majority of those "ugly" shops are illegal; they aren't suppose to be there in the first place. Of course there are those that are legal and look like pieces of trash as well because people don't wanna maintain it.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 12:39 AM   #12
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You people have any more pictures of pindi by any chance? Couldn't find many...these were hard enough to find...
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Old August 18th, 2004, 06:50 PM   #13
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Even though its a vibrant place, these pictures especially the 2 showing the streets of the city just emphasize why i really do not like this city.
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Old August 18th, 2004, 10:13 PM   #15
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That's true; Pindi is really falling apart yet right beside it Islamabad is growing into a good sized city which has been planned properly.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:10 AM   #17
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:18 AM   #18
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Rawal dam and gardens at Rawalpindi

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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:49 PM   #19
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Rawal Dam is in Islamabad if I'm not mistaken; oh well close enough.

Corbis has some really nice pictures...
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