Rawalpindi District, is a district of Pakistan in the north of the Punjab province which contains the city of Rawalpindi. The district has an area of 5,286 km2 (2,041 sq mi). It was part of Rawalpindi Division, until the year 2000 when the division was abolished. It is situated on the southern slopes of the north-western extremities of the Himalayas, including large mountain tracts with rich valleys traversed by mountain rivers. It contains the Murree hills and the sanatorium of the same name, the chief hill station in the Punjab. The chief rivers are the Indus and the Jhelum, and the climate is noted for its health benefits.
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the population of the district was 3,363,911 of which 53.03% were urban, and is the second-most urbanised district in Punjab. The population was estimated to be 4.5 million in 2010.
As per the 1998 census of Pakistan, the following are the demographics of the Rawalpindi district, by spoken language:
Punjabi language: 90% Other: 10%
Inhabitants of Rawalpindi District speak a great variety of Punjabi dialects: which are
Pothohari (Tehsils of Gujar khan,Potohar Town & Kallar syedan)
Pahari (Tehsil Muree, Kotli sattian & people of AJK living in the district)
Majhi or Standard (Tehsil Rawal town & in cities)
Chhachi (A variety of hindko spoken in Tehsil Taxila)
Ghebi (South western border areas to Attock district)
Dhani (Southern borders near district Chakwal)
Shapuri (People of Sargodha division living in the district)
Other Languages include:
Urdu is the mother tongue of few people, but being the national language is spoken and understood by a sizeable population.
English is also understood and spoken by the sizeable educated elite.
Pashto which is also spoken by sizeable population in the Rawalpindi city.
Minority Languages spoken in Rawalpindi city being languages of different parts of Pakistan and Afghanistani refugees (Kashmiri, Shina, Balti, Khower, Burshiski, Gujri, Hindko, Ladakhi, Hazargi, Tajik, Sindhi, Saraiki, Baluchi, Brahwi).
This is the famous Raja Bazar in Rawalpindi Pakistan where citizens of Rawalpindi love to shop. As you can see its a very peaceful and lovely place to shop. Sadly last Friday evening 15th of November unknown miscreants opened gunfire near the doorway of a central procession of the 10th Muharram, police sources said.
Kacheri – District & Session courts Rawalpindi.
What you see in this video is not the court but the area where they fill, translate, copy…etc documents.
Murree Road is one of the longest and busy road in Rawalpindi.
The golgappa (also known as panipuri), is a popular street snack in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (“pani”), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is generally small enough to fit completely into one’s mouth. It is a popular street food dish in Karachi, Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka, Kolkata and Kathmandu.
Pani Ke Patashe: Haryana
Gol Gappa: Pakistan and India.
Pani ke bataashe / Patashi Rajasthan: Uttar Pradesh
Panipuri: Hilly part of neighbouring country Nepal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Phuchka: Bangladesh, West Bengal
Gup chup: Odisha, South Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh
Pakodi: Gujarat (some parts)
Phulki: Terai Part in Nepal, Madhya Pradesh
Rawalpindi, commonly known as Pindi, is a city in the Pothohar region of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is only located 9 miles from the city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. Rawalpindi is the fourth largest city in Pakistan after Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. In the 1950s, Rawalpindi was smaller than Hyderabad and Multan, but the city’s economy received a boost during the building of Islamabad (1959–1969), when Rawalpindi served as the national capital and its population increased from 180,000 at the time of independence to over 1 million in 2007. Rawalpindi is in the northernmost part of the Punjab province, 275 km to the north-west of Lahore. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi District. The total area of the city is approximately 108.8 square kilometres. Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistani Armed Forces.
Well just a treat for folks from Rawalpindi, i hope you like the video. For those who are too smart and comment about the ape (feel sorry about the ape) i have this to say: I also feel sad and am upset when i see a monkey being used to earn a living. I wish no where in the world animals would be used / misused to earn money. Like in circus or entertainment business or in movies where they are trained to do acts. Think about Lassie. Don’t give me that Lassie had a much better life after retirement 🙂 you know what i mean. I hope animals all over th world would be able to live a free live in their natural habitat.
First underpass on Murree Road Intersection to Iqbal Road (West) goes to Raja Bazar, Murree road intersection (North) goes towards Islamabad, Murree road (South) goes towards Rawalpindi cantt and intersection (East) goes towards Dhok Khabba & Islamabad Airport.
Shami kebab literally means Syrian kebab (Syria = Sham in Arabic). Some are of the opinion that these kebabs were introduced to South Asia during the Mughal era by Muslim emigrants from the Middle East. They had employed cooks from all over the Muslim world to serve in the royal kitchens. Some of the cooks were from Syria as well. The Sham refers to either Syria specifically or the Levant in general, and these kebabs literally means Syrian kebabs or Levantine kebabs in Arabic.
Shami kababs are boiled or sauteed meat and chick pea lentils (chana daal) with whole hot spices (garam masala, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves bayleaf), whole ginger, whole garlic and some salt to taste until completely tender. Onions, turmeric, chili powder, egg, chopped coriander and mint leaves may be added in preparing kebab. Garam masala powder (ground spices) may be used in place of whole hot spices.