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  Quetta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quetta (کویتہ) is the capital of the province Balochistan in Pakistan.
It is located in the densely populated Quetta District, which lies in the northeast of the province, and is situated in a river valley near the Afghani border, with a road to Kandahar in the northwest.
Quetta is a major tourist attraction for tourists from abroad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quetta   (999 words)

  
 PTDC (QUETTA CITY INFORMATION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, 1692 metres above sea level, lies at the mouth of Bolan Pass.
Quetta is connected to the rest of the country by road, rail and air.
Quetta is linked by PIA with Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad by daily flights.
www.tourism.gov.pk /d_quetta.html   (275 words)

  
 Quetta Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quetta, the fruit garden of Pakistan and the capital of Baluchistan is the legendary stronghold of the western frontier.
Quetta is one of the most important military stations of the country, occupying a vital and strategic position on account of the fact that the boundaries of Iran and Afghanistan meet here, and the Bolan Pass lies on important lines of communications.
Quetta tribesman are strong and silent in their bearing, they are known for their friendliness and hospitality.
www.quetta.org   (139 words)

  
 Mustafa's Quetta
In 1876 the British acquired Quetta by treaty with the khan of Kalat.
Quetta is a centre for fruit growing and trading in wood, carpets, and leather.
Quetta is the legendary stronghold of the western frontier.
mshairani.www5.50megs.com /quetta/quetta.html   (953 words)

  
 Quetta - Pakistan Special Weapons Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The missile was reportedly launched from Malute, near the city of Jhelum in north-eastern Pakistan and impacted the target near the southwestern city of Quetta.
It is possible that the impact area was within the boundries of the PAF Samungli Pakistani Air Force base to the immediate west of the city of Quetta.
Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, is situated at an elevation of 1700 meters (5,500 ft) and is one of the best known hill resorts in Pakistan with delightful summer weather [and severe winters].
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/pakistan/facility/quetta.htm   (103 words)

  
 Quetta Online: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quetta, derived from kwatta, meaning fort in Pushtu, no doubt is a natural fort, surrounded as it is by imposing hills on all sides.
After the great calamity that overtook Quetta, houses are generally single storey and quake proof.
Incidentally, the bricks of Quetta have a yellowish tinge unlike the red variety of Sindh and the Punjab.
www.quetta.org /history.html   (244 words)

  
 Quetta - Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The name Quetta is derived from kwatta, meaning fort in Pushto (the regional language).
Quetta was first mentioned in the 11th century when Mahmud of Ghazni captured it on one of his invasions of the subcontinent.
The Moguls ruled Quetta until 1556, when the Persians took it, only to be retaken by Akbar in 1595.
www.pakistaninformation.com /quetta.html   (286 words)

  
 itsPakistan - Pakistan - Quetta
Quetta, derived from kwatta meaning fort in Pushtu, the fruit garden of Pakistan and the capital of Baluchistan is the legendary stronghold of the western frontier.
Quetta is well connected by roads to the rest of the country.
Quetta and Lahore are also connected through two routes.
www.itspakistan.net /pakistan/quetta.aspx   (645 words)

  
 Quetta --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quetta district is bounded north by Pishin district, west by Afghanistan, east by Sibi district, and south by Kalat and Chagai districts.
From Nushki (southwest of Quetta city) to Dalbandin (southwest of Nushki), the division consists of a sandy level plain; and farther west beyond Dalbandin, Chagai district is mainly desert.
Wheat is the main rabi' (spring) crop, jowar (sorghum) is the chief kharif (autumn) crop in the plains and corn (maize) in the highlands.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9062248   (1001 words)

  
 QUETTA
he name Quetta is derived from the word "Kuwatta" which means a fort and, no doubt, it is a natural fort surrounded as it is by imposing hills on all sides.
The main thoroughfare and the commercial Center of Quetta is Jinnah road.
ome 50kms from Quetta is the valley of Pishin with its numerous fruit orchards, which are irrigated by "Karaz", a kind of artificial spring made by boring holes into rocks to bring to the surface the subterranean water.
www.gerrystravel.com /gtours/quetta.html   (1070 words)

  
 KO :: Karachi to Quetta
Quetta is exactly 700 kilometers from Clifton, making it about 12 hours by road so it’s best to leave early so to arrive while it’s still light.
Also near Quetta is the refreshingly cool hill station of Ziarat, which is both a restful destination and a good base for trekking or mountaineering.
Quetta is a hefty distance from any other major town and a whopping 1000km (620mi) from Islamabad.
ko.offroadpakistan.com /travel/2004_02/karachi_to_quetta.html   (2370 words)

  
 Huge arms cache seized in Quetta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
QUETTA 29.5.02: The Frontier Corps (FC) on Wednesday seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition in a raid in Girdi jungle, district Chaghai, and arrested three gunrunners, FC sources disclosed.
QUETTA, Dec 29.02: The police recovered on Saturday a large quantity of mortar guns, rockets, mortar shells and other lethal weapons dumped in an abandoned house in the outskirts of Quetta.
QUETTA: Police seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 84 light-machineguns, 40 sub-machineguns and 248 foreign-made rifles, in a raid conducted here on Saturday.
www.balochvoice.com /Quetta_Huge_seized_29-12-01.html   (879 words)

  
 Tourism @ Pakwatan.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Loralai, the almond bowl of the country, is 265 kms away.
Nomadic tribesmen pass through Quetta Valley during spring and autumn with their herds of sheep and camels and their assorted wares for sale.
Prominent bazaars of Quetta are on Shahrah-e-lqbal (Kandahari Bazaar) and Shahrah-e-Liaquat (Liaquat Bazaar and Suraj Gang Bazaar).
www.pakwatan.com /main/tourism/city_detail.php3?ID=11   (960 words)

  
 PARC || AZRC, Quetta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Limited information gathered in the past is available regarding epidemiology of parasitic diseases in the Quetta and Kalat areas and this study was, therefore, conducted to document the available data and see any change in parasitic infection of small ruminants in the area over the last few years.
Per-rectal samples from sheep and goats were collected from Quetta and Kalat (Kovak and Zarchi valley) areas of Balochistan to assess the endoparasitism.
A study was carried out at Arid Zone Research Centre, Quetta during July, 2001 to January, 2002 to monitor internal parasitic infestation in sheep and goats of Asghara Valley in Ziarat district.
www.parc.gov.pk /azrc/azrc.html   (12637 words)

  
 A massacre in Quetta
ON March 2, Muharram day, Quetta, the capital of the Baluchistan Province of Pakistan, was the scene of a ghastly sectarian massacre, which left 47 people dead and over 130 injured.
As the incident in Quetta took place just hours after the death of Shias in Karbala and Baghdad in Iraq, attempts were made to link the two incidents.
Another theory that analysts are debating is whether the Quetta carnage could be an act of revenge by Al Qaeda or other hardliners for the operations conducted by Pakistan in the tribal areas along the Afghanistan border in search of fugitives at the behest of America.
www.hindu.com /fline/fl2106/stories/20040326001004900.htm   (1176 words)

  
 Concepts, Issues & Cases:
Quetta is far away from the life-giving blue ribbon, the Indus river, and thus need groundwater for irrigation and livelihoods.
Such a scenario looms over Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, where drought and intensive exploitation of ground-water reservoirs mean a crisis could manifest itself within the next few years.
Quetta was originally built for some 50,000 people after the devastating earthquake of 1935, but now houses 20 times as many.
www.edcnews.se /Research/PakistanQuettaWater.html   (1498 words)

  
 QUETTA - Online Information article about QUETTA
South-wards is the open valley leading to the Bolan Pass, traversed by the railway.
North of Quetta is the open plain leading to Pishin and the Harnai, also traversed by the See also:
This perpetual leasehold was afterwards extended so as to include Nushki and give the British government the command of the trade route to Sistan.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PYR_RAY/QUETTA.html   (808 words)

  
 Pakistanpoint:::Quetta
The Quetta of today is a product of the 1935 plan which was designed to withstand high magnitude earthquakes after an earlier earthquake had devastated the city.
In the evening, as the sun slopes low in the sky, the lake takes on first a turquoise and then an Emerald green colour, and the shrine set on the small island in its midst is cast in stark relief by the last light of the day.
In the outskirts of Quetta the little town of Ziarat stands amidst a forest of aromatic junipers at a height of 8200 feet (2500 metres).
www.angelfire.com /pa5/pakistanpoint/quetta.htm   (467 words)

  
 :-:-: Welcome to Frontierpost :-:-:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
QUETTA (PPI): Majority of people of Balochistan wants progress and prosperity of its province while handful of people were opposing this development.
QUETTA (PPI): Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Muhammad Yusuf flew to Karachi by his special plane Friday afternoon.
F.P. Report QUETTA: Al the areas of Balochistan are being developed on equality basis, said Minister for Man Power and Labour Maulana Faiz while talking to a delegation here on Friday.
www.frontierpost.com.pk /quetta.asp   (270 words)

  
 SERENA HOTELS - Quetta - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The curving, rambling mud wall is the basic and omnipresent building element - it defines the streets, the fields, the orchards, the courtyards and the "abode".
Quetta is connected by air to and from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar.
The train ride from Karachi to Quetta is very interesting as it goes through the legendary Bolan Pass.
www.serenahotels.com /pakistan/quetta/home.htm   (369 words)

  
 CNN.com - Kibel: Quelling protests in Quetta - October 12, 2001
Quetta is one city that has dealt with the gatherings since Monday.
KIBEL: After Friday prayers, a group of about 4,000 demonstrators made their way toward the central stadium here in Quetta, (where they) called for the destruction of America, and pledged to shed American blood and die fighting for Afghanistan.
They feel very strongly that the way to go about the process is through negotiations, but a lot of people today express sentiments to us that have been somewhat different from what we've been hearing in the past.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/10/12/ret.kibel.otsc   (466 words)

  
 Travel info Quetta
Quetta lies at the altitude of 1,675 meters.
The pleasantly tree-lined streets of Quetta are all rebuilt after the earthquake of 1935, The city offers little historical interest Except the Museum at Toghi Road which houses the artifacts from
In the cantonment north of the city is Staff College, there is a small military museum in a bungalow once occupied by Field- Marshal Montgomery when he was an instructor at the Quetta Staff College, it is the academy which trains Pakistan's military elite.
tours.hypermart.net /pakistan/quetta.htm   (646 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Carnage in Pakistan Shia attack
The mayor of the city said a curfew had been imposed and troops were patrolling the streets.
President Musharraf has condemned the Quetta attack and directed the authorities to take all action necessary to bring those guilty to justice.
Last July, Quetta was the scene of one of the worst outbreaks of sectarian violence in Pakistan, when attackers armed with machine guns and grenades stormed a Shia mosque, killing 50 people who were praying inside.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3524851.stm   (659 words)

  
 Quetta
Quetta is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Quetta word is derived from kwatta meaning 'fort' in Pushtu language.
It is located in a densely populated Quetta district in the northeast of the province.
www.experiencefestival.com /quetta   (856 words)

  
 Pakistan Times | Top Story: Blasts rock Quetta: One killed, Several Injured in 3 Incidents
QUETTA: Three bomb blasts Tuesday rocked Quetta city resulting in the death of one person and injuries to four.
The Jaffar Express was brought back to Quetta station and after replacing the window panes it left for Lahore only twenty minutes behind schedule.
The DS Railway Quetta Mr Gul Hassan told this scribe that because of security reasons, security has been beefed up especially in the Bolan Pass.
pakistantimes.net /2005/02/02/top.htm   (330 words)

  
 QUETTA: Transporters block Quetta routes -DAWN - Local; 31 August, 2004
QUETTA, Aug 30: National highways linking Quetta and other parts of the country were blocked by transporters who parked a large number of buses and coaches on the Bolan Pass and Lakh Pass as their strike entered its third consecutive day on Monday.
Transporters are calling upon the Quetta Development Authority to revoke its decision about the shifting of the Satellite Town bus stand to Hazarganji area.
The people in Quetta and other parts of the province are facing great difficulties because of the transporters' strike as no passenger vehicle was able to leave the city.
www.dawn.com /2004/08/31/local31.htm   (418 words)

  
 Afgha.com - 'Quetta is the new Taliban HQ'
Afgha.com - 'Quetta is the new Taliban HQ'
The Pakistani province of Quetta has become the new headquarters of the Taliban, with militia leaders living openly in the province, raising money and preparing for attacks on security forces in Afghanistan, according to a US daily.
Noting that Quetta may be described as the new headquarters of the Taliban movement, the Post pointed out that its correspondent John Lancaster met a Taliban recruiter who described how he travelled with 14 other Pakistanis across the border into Afghanistan last summer to wage war against US and Afghan forces.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=38453   (295 words)

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