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  Punjab Gurudwara Yatra,Gurudwaras in Punjab,Gurudwara Tours with Time Travels
It was only in the nineteenth century during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, that the people of Punjab lavished their wealth on their revered shrine.
The sound from the Bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day.
Amidst thunderous applause today this point is the only land route open to approach Pakistan and central Asia.
www.travelamritsar.com /html_files/punjabgurudwara.htm   (0 words)

  Pakistan :: Punjab
Geographically, it is a land of contrasts, from the alluvial plain of the Indus River and its tributaries to the sand-dunes of the Cholistan Desert, from the verdant beauty of the pine-covered foothills of the Himalaya to the strangely convoluted lunar landscape of the Potwar Plateau and the Salt Range.
The best time to visit northern Punjab is in the spring, from February to April, and in the autumn, from September to November.
To the east beyond the Kunhar River, may be seen the snow covered mountain ranges of Kashmir, to the north and north-east, the mountains of Kohistan and Kaghan are sighted, to the north-west are snowy ranges of Swat and Chitral.
www28.brinkster.com /pakistan4ever/htmls/punjab/punjab.asp   (9553 words)

 South Punjab, Punjab News, Punjab University, Punjab National Bank, Punjab Kesari
South Punjab, Punjab News, Punjab University, Punjab National Bank, Punjab Kesari
Southern Punjab Portal can be viewed ideally with the combination of
No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission and prior consent of the
www.southpunjab.com   (250 words)

  Punjab, India Forums - Topix
Former Punjab CM returns home to rousing reception
Did two million people vote in Punjab after dea...
U.S. urges Pakistan not to expand nuke program
www.topix.net /forum/in/punjab   (410 words)

  Punjab - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.
Punjab: A region that is split across the political borders of India and Pakistan.
Punjab, northwestern India, is bounded on the west by Pakistan, on the north by Jammu and Kashmir, on the north east by Himachal Pradesh and on the south by Haryana and Rajasthan.
Punjab is one of the smallest states of India representing 1.6 per cent of its geographical area and 2.6 per cent of it's cropped area.
www.sikhiwiki.org /index.php?title=Punjab   (1089 words)

 Punjab the Historic Region
Punjab (historic region), historical region in the northwestern part of the subcontinent of India.
The Salt Hills border the Punjab on the north, and to the northeast lie the Siwâlik foothills of the Himalayas.
The Pakistani portion of the Punjab region was merged in 1955 into the province of West Pakistan, and in 1970 it was reconstituted as Punjab province.
www.punjabilit.com /language/english/Punjab/index.htm   (804 words)

 ShaikhSiddiqui Pakistan
Pakistan was the site of the world's oldest 8,000 year old civilization at Mehrgarh in the Balochistan province.
Pakistan, a developing country, is the sixth most populous in the world and has faced a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
The languages of Pakistan are Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Kashmiri, Seraiki, Baloch, Brahui, etc. Arabic is the religious language, Persian or Farsi is the cultural language, Urdu is the national language and English is the official language of Pakistan.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /pakistan.html   (2513 words)

  www.kapurthalaonline.com...Taking City to Cyber Age...Punjab History
The word Punjab is a compound of two Persian words, panj ("five") and ab ("water"), signifying historically the land of five waters, or rivers.
The foundations of the present Punjab (historical Pañjab) were laid by Banda Singh Bahadur, a hermit who became a military leader and, with his fighting band of Sikhs, temporarily liberated the eastern part of the province from Mughal rule in 1709-10.
On Nov. 1, 1966, Punjab was divided on the basis of language into Haryana (with most of the Hindi-speaking areas) and a new, smaller state of Punjab, and the northernmost districts were transferred to Himachal Pradesh.
www.kapurthalaonline.com /punjab/punjab.shtml   (328 words)

  Punjab (Pakistan) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Punjab is Pakistan's second largest province at 205,344 km² (79,284 square miles) and is located at the northwestern edge of the geologic Indian plate in South Asia.
In 1947 the Punjab province of British India was divided along religious lines as the western Punjabis voted to join the new state of Pakistan while the easterners joined India.
The crafts in the Punjab are of two types: the crafts produced in the rural areas and the royal crafts that flourished in the urban centres particularly in Lahore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Punjab,_Pakistan   (3608 words)

 Punjab region - Information at Halfvalue.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The populations of the region are similarly divided as 86,084,000 (2005) in West Punjab (Pakistan) and 24,289,296 (2000) in East Punjab (India).
Punjabi is spoken by (approx) 90% of population in Pakistani Punjab and 92.2% in Indian Punjab.
The Vedic and Epic period of the Punjab was socially and culturally very prolific as during this period, the people excelled in the fields of philosophy and culture.
www.halfvalue.com /wiki.jsp?topic=Punjab_region   (2231 words)

 Punjab   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Punjab (sometimes spelt Panjab) is a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan.
The name "Punjab" means "land of five rivers" and derives from the Persian words 'panj,' meaning five, and 'aab,' meaning water.
Lahore, the second largest city in Pakistan, is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab.
www.aseannewsnetwork.de /articles/content/p/pu/punjab.html   (654 words)

The name Punjab is derived from the words punj meaning five, and aab meaning waters and the province of Punjab is crossed by five major rivers.
A town near Lahore was the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the 15th century founder of the Sikh religion, and Lahore was the capital from which Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled his 19th century Sikh Empire.
The province of Punjab is criss-crossed by canals.
www.punjabilok.com /pakistan/pak_punjab.htm   (493 words)

 Punjab region Summary
In Pakistan, Punjab represents the second-largest province (about 205,000 square kilometers), but it is the most densely populated, with more than 50 percent of the total population and also the more industrialized, though agriculture is still the first source of income.
Punjabi is spoken by (approx) 90% of population in Pakistani Punjab and 92.2% in Indian Punjab [1].
The Vedic and Epic period of the Punjab was socially and culturally very prolific as during this glorious period, the people accelerated in the fields of philosophy and culture.
www.bookrags.com /Punjab_region   (3348 words)

 Pakistan: Military Torturing Farmers in Punjab (Human Rights Watch, 21-7-2004)
Pakistan’s military and paramilitary forces are brutalizing their own people in the Punjab instead of protecting them.
Though the Pakistan Army says it owns the land in Okara, the claim is disputed by most legal experts, tenant farmers and the Punjab provincial government, which has refused to sign the land over to the military despite repeated requests from the powerful armed forces.
Although the Rangers are nominally under the jurisdiction of Pakistan’s federal interior ministry, they draw their cadres from military personnel and work in close conjunction with, and often at the behest of, the Pakistani army.
www.hrw.org /english/docs/2004/07/21/pakist9102.htm   (961 words)

 ShaikhSiddiqui Punjab
Punjab is Pakistan's second largest province at 205,344 km²; (79,284 square miles) and is located at the northwestern edge of the geologic plate in South Asia.
Punjab is one of the most industrialized provinces of Pakistan; its manufacturing industries produce textiles, sports goods, machinery, electrical appliances, surgical instruments, metals, bicycles and rickshas, floor coverings, and processed foods.
The Punjab is the most stable province of Pakistan as Punjabis comprise the largest ethnic group in the country and thus dominate much of the nation by sheer numbers.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /punjab.html   (1285 words)

 Punjab and Pakistan
The present volume is a compilation of fortnightly reports by the Governor of Punjab to the Viceroy from October 1936 to December 1939.
Pakistan would have been under a Centre - albeit confined to defence, foreign affairs and communications - with Punjab and Bengal remaining united and their economically powerful non-Muslim minorities in place.
But much of it is due to the seeping awareness of the folly that underlay the demand intrinsically and the folly that overcame the clever, clever calculations of their leader; a man of high personal integrity and intelligence whom wisdom and imagination deserted in the last years of his life.
www.hindu.com /fline/fl2206/stories/20050325000407700.htm   (3998 words)

 What ails Punjab's agriculture -DAWN - Business; 28 June, 2004
At the government level, the output of the two sides is never compared although it is an ideal case for undertaking a study because soil and weather conditions and the mettle of the farmers are essentially the same quality and calibre.
Statistics from official documents of Pakistan have often viewed as motivated by a desire to present a picture rosier than the ugly and frightening ground reality and hence often viewed as inaccurate and on the higher side in case of productivity and lower when it comes to poverty and population growth.
Indian Punjab produced 14.36 million tons of wheat in 1996- 98 from 3.3 million hectares while the output in Pakistan's Punjab was 13.13 million tons from 5.9 million ha.
www.dawn.com /2004/06/28/ebr12.htm   (978 words)

 Pakistan's ISI Trying To Revive Militancy in Punjab
The sources, citing the recent incidents of militant strikes in Punjab and neighbouring states, said that the ISI has embarked upon a new strategy to revive the atmosphere of terror in the state.
BKI militant Balwinder Singh was arrested in Hoshiarpur in Punjab on June 16 last and 8 kgs of RDX, 20 electronic and non-electronic detonators and two pencil timers were recovered from him, the sources said.
Besides, militants released from jails are being "re-used" for terrorist activities in Punjab and elsewhere in the country, the sources said.
www.fas.org /irp/world/pakistan/isi/punjab.html   (551 words)

 Earth Quake in Pakistan
Earthquake activity in Pakistan is mainly concentrated in the north and western sections of the country, along the boundary of the Indian plate and the Iranian and Afghan micro-plates.
According to the GSHAP, the most vulnerable parts of Pakistan are parts of Balochstan province in and around Quetta stretching to the Afghan border and western parts of Balochistan, which include the Makran coast till the Iranian border.
It was felt throughout Baluchistan (Pakistan) and was centred in the Khojak range.
www.geo.tv /quake/pakistan.asp   (1543 words)

 Welcome to Offical Web site of Punjab, India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During his week-long tour of Punjab (Pakistan), Mr Josan conducted a special study on the famous Sahiwal breed of cows of Pakistan which give 25 to 35 litres of milk per day.
Punjab intends to increase this forest cover area to 15 per cent by 2015.
Mr Josan said despite the low forest cover area in Pakistan the Chhanga-Manga forest and wildlife sanctuary of Lahore named after the notorious dacoit Chhanga-Manga is a classical forest and sanctuary in itself.
punjabgovt.nic.in /TENDERS/News2005/news350.htm   (370 words)

 567 Iftikhar H. Malik, Punjab, partition and Pakistan
Pakistan is the handiwork of reformers who themselves were the products of modernity and used it to project Pakistan, at least in the 1940s, as a cultural utopia where Muslim political and economic interests would be safeguarded.
On the other hand, horizontal population transfers in Punjab were all land-based and that too from the populous areas where acts of collective violence were easy to mount to cause greater havoc.
Punjab’s co-option by the AIML in its demand for Pakistan was certainly a turning point and despite its partition, Punjab, contrasted with other provinces, found itself endowed with significant human and institutional resources allowing it to obtain centre-stage in the new state of Pakistan.
www.india-seminar.com /2006/567/567_iftikhar_h_malik.htm   (4049 words)

 Feed resources of livestock in the Punjab, Pakistan
The livestock wealth of Punjab is well adapted to hot and humid conditions, tolerant to tropical diseases and good converters of poor quality roughages into milk and meat.
The area under fodder in Punjab is 2.03 million ha, with a production of 45 million tonnes of fodder crops with an average yield of 22 tonnes/ha (Table 1), which is not sufficient, even to meet the maintenance requirements of the livestock.
The cultivated area in Punjab province is 12.43 million ha of the total reported area of 17.5 million hectares.The area under fodder production in the province is approximately 14 % of the cultivated area (Anonymous 2004).
www.cipav.org.co /lrrd/lrrd17/2/youn17018.htm   (2367 words)

 Punjab --- Pakistan --- IMRANTAHIR
The Punjab is a semiarid plains region of northwestern India and north-eastern Pakistan covering about 777,000 sq km and roughly corresponding to the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana and the Pakistani province of Punjab.
The name is derived from panca nada ("five rivers") and refers to the Sutlej, the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, and the Beas, all of which flow through the region and are tributaries of the Indus.
The Punjab is hot in summer, and temperatures usually remain above freezing in winter.
members.tripod.com /~imrantahir5/Punjab.htm   (221 words)

 Punjab - Panjab - Chandigarh - India - Haryana Online
Punjab is Haryana's neighboring state, Haryana having being carved out of Punjab in 1966.
Location: Punjab is situated in the northwest of India, bordered by Pakistan on the west, the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Himachal Pradesh on its northeast, Haryana and Rajasthan to its south.
Major Features: Most of Punjab is a fertile plain; toward the southeast one finds semi-arid and desert landscape; a belt of undulating hills extends along the northeast at the foot of the Himalayas.
www.haryana-online.com /panjab.htm   (474 words)

 Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan
The Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) is a Sunni sectarian outfit that has been alleged to be involved in terrorist violence, mainly targeted against the minority Shia community in Pakistan.
Urban Punjab in contrast, was a non-feudalised middle-class society and largely from the Sunni sect.
Earlier, on January 16, 2001, the SSP and its Shia rival organisation, the Tehreek-e-Jaferia Pakistan (TJP) reportedly assured the Punjab provincial government of co-operation in the elimination of terrorism from the country.
www.ict.org.il /inter_ter/orgdet.cfm?orgid=57   (3617 words)

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