History & Photos of Baddomalhi

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (Retd) Baddomalhi is a town at the right bank of River Ravi, located 35 miles northeast of Lahore. It was previously part of Sialkot District. On July 1, 1991, Narowal District was formed and Baddomalhi became a part of Narowal. Baddomalhi town was founded by a Malhi, Muhammad Jani, […]

Photos of Lower Dir District

Lower Dir is a district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when the district of Dir was divided into two districts; Upper Dir and Lower Dir. The district is administratively subdivided into two Tehsils; Samar Bagh and Timargara. Timargara, located on the east bank of the Panjkora River, is the district […]

Photos of Dir City and Upper Dir District

 Upper Dir is a District of Malakand Division in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. It lies along the Afghanistan border between Chitral, Bajaur Agency and Lower Dir District. The district was formed in 1996, when Dir District was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir. Dir town is the Headquarters of Upper Dir District. It is sometimes known […]

Photos of Hafizabad

Hafizabad is a district of Gujranwala Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. It became a district in 1993; formerly, it was a tehsil of Gujranwala District. The city of Hafizabad is the capital of the district. The district is administratively divided into two tehsils (subdivisions); Hafizabad and Pindi Bhattian. It is famous for its rice […]

Photos of Baluchistan

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Photos of Quetta

Quetta is the provincial capital of Balochistan. It is an important military location which occupies a strategic position for the Pakistani Armed Forces. The city lies on the Bolan Pass route which was once the only gateway to and from South Asia. Brief History: The area was inhabited by Pashtun Kasi Tribe. In the 11th […]

Photos of Sialkot

Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Sialkot dating back to 1880s are in the last portion of this Post. Sialkot is a district of Gujranwala Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. The city of Sialkot is the capital of the district. The district is administratively divided into four tehsils (subdivisions); Daska, Pasrur, Samrial […]

Photos of Gujranwala

Editor’s Note: Rare black & white photos of Gujranwala dating back to 1865 are in the last portion of this page. Gujranwala is a Division in Punjab Province of Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided in to six districts; Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal. The city of Gujranwala is the capital of the division and […]

Photos of Sargodha

Sargodha is administrative center of Sargodha District. The name Sargodha has its origins in the words Sar (meaning pond) and Godha (meaning sadhu). It is an agricultural trade centre with various industries. It is Pakistan’s best citrus-producing area. Sargodha is one of the few planned cities in Pakistan. Pakistan’s largest airbase, PAF Base Mushaf (formerly PAF Base Sargodha), […]

Photos of Siachen

The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains. It is 70 km (43 miles) long. It is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world’s non-polar areas. Including all tributary glaciers, the Siachen Glacier system covers an area of 700 sq km (270 sq miles).    The […]