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  Quetta - LoveToKnow 1911
Quetta is the southernmost point in the line of frontier posts and system of strategic railways on the north-west frontier of India, 536 m.
Quetta was visited by the prince of Wales (George V.) in 1906, and a staff college for the Indian army was opened here in 1907.
The Quetta district is now administered, together with the assigned districts of Pishin, Tal Chotiali, and Sibi (assigned by the treaty of Gandamak as being nominally Afghan territory) by a regular staff of civil officials.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Quetta   (570 words)

  
 Baluchistan, British India - LoveToKnow 1911
The Quetta and Pishin plateau to which it leads is the central dominant water-divide of Baluchistan and the base of the Kandahar highway.
Nominally all the provinces and districts of Baluchistan, with the exception of the ceded territory which we call British Baluchistan, are under the khan of Kalat, and all chiefs acknowledge him as their suzerain.
The treaty of 1876 renewed these terms, but utterly changed the policy of non-intervention which was maintained by the former, by the recognition of the sirdars as well as the khan, and by the appointment of the British government as referee in cases of dispute between them.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Baluchistan,_British_India   (7276 words)

  
 QUETTA - Online Information article about QUETTA
South-wards is the open valley leading to the Bolan Pass, traversed by the railway.
sheep and goats abound in the hills of the district.
The Quetta district is now administered, together with the assigned districts of Pishin, Tal Chotiali, and Sibi (assigned by the treaty of See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PYR_RAY/QUETTA.html   (808 words)

  
 Mustafa's Quetta
Quetta is a centre for fruit growing and trading in wood, carpets, and leather.
Quetta was first mentioned in the 11th century when it was captured by Mahmud of Ghazni on one of his invasions of the subcontinent.
Quetta is the legendary stronghold of the western frontier.
mshairani.www5.50megs.com /quetta/quetta.html   (953 words)

  
 Awaran
The district is bounded on the north by district Pishin; on the east by Ziarat; on the south by Mastung and on the west by district Killa Abdullah.
The estimated population of Quetta District in 1995 was 676,941.
Quetta, being the provincial capital, is the administrative headquarters of all the districts.
www.un.org.pk /profiles/quetta.htm   (9747 words)

  
 Command and Staff College
Quetta, the fruit garden of Pakistan and the capital of Balochistan 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 was first mentioned in the 11th century when it was captured by Mahmud of Ghazni on one of his invasions of the Subcontinent.
www.cscquetta.com /about.html   (1853 words)

  
 Tight security for polls in Balochistan: 400 stations declared sensitive -DAWN - National; August 25, 2005
QUETTA, Aug 24: Arrangements are in place for the second phase of local body elections to be held in 12 districts of Balochistan, including the provincial capital of Quetta, on Thursday.
Quetta district has 67 union councils but election will be held in 65 union councils as all candidates of the remaining two union councils have elected unopposed.
In 12 districts of the province, 631 candidates of 45 union councils have already been elected unopposed and election will be held in 249 union councils where 8,464 candidates are contesting for 3,315 seats, including those of nazims and naib nazims.
www.dawn.com /2005/08/25/nat1.htm   (595 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Quetta (or sometimes-spelled kwatah) is a city and provincial capital of Baluchistan.
The University of Baluchistan was established at Quetta in 1970.Quetta district is bounded north by Pishin district, west by Afghanistan, east by 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, and Pishin Lora are the chief rivers.
www.kjti.co.uk /quetta.htm   (472 words)

  
 Rs1.22 billion Quetta budget presented -DAWN - National; August 10, 2002
QUETTA, Aug 9: District Nazim Mohammed Rahim Kakar has presented a budget of Rs1.22 billion for Quetta district for the year 2002-03 in the district council.
He said the provincial government was expected to pay Rs92 million of the GST to the district government, which would be distributed among the city, town and union councils.
The share of the district, town and union councils would be Rs37 million, Rs23 million and Rs32 million respectively, he said.
www.dawn.com /2002/08/10/nat14.htm   (296 words)

  
 Quetta - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Quetta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Strategically placed on the trade route between Afghanistan and the Lower Indus valley, Quetta controls the Bolan Pass as well as the loss-used Khojak Pass.
Quetta is a centre for fruit growing and canning, mining, and trading in wood, carpets, and leather.
The British gained control of the city in 1876, and Quetta continued as capital of the British province of Baluchistan until 1947, when the province became part of Pakistan.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Quetta   (256 words)

  
 Quetta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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.kyokushin.com.pk /pak/quet.htm   (370 words)

  
 PISHIN - Explore the Beauties of PAKISTAN with Sherazi -  ContactPakistan.com
Quetta remained after that time under Kandahar and was transferred to Nadir Shah on his taking that place.
When Quetta district was handed over to the British government on April 1883, it was combined with Pishin into a single administrative charge and H. Before its occupation in 1878 and its subsequent assignment in 1879, Pishin always formed part of the province of Kandahar.
Till 1975 Quetta Pishin remained a single administrative unit when Pishin was separated from Quetta and was given the status of a district.
www.contactpakistan.com /ExplorePakistan/Pishin.html   (1168 words)

  
 Quetta
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.
members.fortunecity.com /generation34/quetta.htm   (546 words)

  
 Pishin Pitch - Pakistan - BootsnAll.com
Quetta and Pishin both suffered from the encroachment of Brahvis, and it fell into the hands of Mir Ahmed whose reign lasted 30 years, from 1666 to 1696.
Quetta remained under Kandahar and was transferred to Nadir Shah.
When Quetta district was handed over to the British government on April 1883, it was combined with Pishin into a single administrative charge.
www.bootsnall.com /travelstories/asia/aug04pak.shtml   (1115 words)

  
 Quetta, Pakistan - Current News & Information
QUETTA: Peace is the need of the hour in the region and the leadership of Pakistan and India should come up to the expectations of their masses, said the...
QUETTA : Peace is the need of the hour in the region and the leadership of Pakistan and India should come up to the expectations of their masses, said the...
Saadiqa Salahuddin Karachi and Malik Naeem Khan from Quetta...
www.4newz.net /world/nz/Quetta.html   (9700 words)

  
 Quetta - Pakistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The name Quetta is derived from kwatta, meaning fort in Pushto (the regional language).
The Moguls ruled Quetta until 1556, when the Persians took it, only to be retaken by Akbar in 1595.
Before the massive earthquake of 31 May 1935, Quetta was a bustling city, with multi-storeyed buildings.
www.pakistaninformation.com /quetta.html   (286 words)

  
 Review on Quetta by cassim - MouthShut.com
The fruit garden of Pakistan and the capital of province Baluchistan, Quetta, is the legendary stronghold of the western frontier.
Quetta, derived from kwatta, meaning fort in Pushtu, no doubt is a natural fort, surrounded as it is by hills on all sides whose names are Chiltan, Takatoo, Mordar and Zarghun.
One of the most important military stations of the country because of its 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.
www.mouthshut.com /review/Quetta-24649-1.html   (393 words)

  
 Vol 5-1
The Maliks and officials, who were summoned from the several districts and called upon to furnish tribal sowars for the Urzagan expedition, have arrived, but the Shahi sowars, who received orders to organise the collection of this force, have not yet arrived from Kabul.
The Maliks of the Gizu and Chureh districts came to Kandahar in compliance with the Governor's summons.
The Durani Khans however express it as their opinion that the Amir's chief object in conquering the Urzagan country is to have it fortified and peopled with his own folk, and to send all his valuables there with a view to taking refuge in the country in time of need.
www.hazara.net /hazara/History/Vol_5-1/vol_5-1.html   (4002 words)

  
 Civil Judge among 15 killed in Quetta district court blast
At least 15 persons, including a senior civil judge, were killed and over 25 wounded this morning in a powerful blast at Quetta district court's licence branch.
According to police, the blast could be a suicide attack as a head and a body of an unidentified person also found from the spot.
Investigative agencies are investigating into the incident, and district authorities declared emergency in Civil Hospital Quetta.
news.webindia123.com /news/Articles/India/20070217/595128.html   (283 words)

  
 IUCN Pakistan - News & Events
Quetta, May 2: IUCN Pakistan's Balochistan Programme and IUCNP Law Programme organized a session 'Environment and Law' in collaboration with Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) in Quetta.
Quetta, March 29-31: IUCN Balochistan Programme organized a three-day training workshop on environmental education in collaboration with Balochistan Textbook Board from March 29-31, 2004 at Quetta.
Quetta, March 25: Participants at IUCN's one-day consultative workshop ‘Separate Environmental Tribunal in Balochistan -Options and Issues', held on March 25, 2004, discussed and debated the need for a separate environmental tribunal in Balochistan which would be instrumental in dealing with environmental cases specific to the Province.
www.iucn.org /places/pakistan/news/index1.htm   (1034 words)

  
 Down Memory Lane
A signal office was established on the lawns of the Quetta Club, and wireless communications were opened with Army HQ at Simla, Karachi and Lahore.
A refugee camp was established on the Quetta racecourse, known as Epsom Downs, and the evacuation of thousands of refugees to other parts of the Punjab and Sindh began by rail.
The rebuilding of Quetta began within six months, and the city and its garrison were to play an important part in the defence of India’s northern frontier during the coming war.
www.defencejournal.com /2002/sept/quetta.htm   (1783 words)

  
 Vol? -1887-1890
The Governor of Kandahar wrote to the Governor of this district and pointed out to him that, owing to its being now winter, it was impossible to send out a force to coerce the rebellious tribe.
He exhorted him to do all he could to temporise and to avoid forcing open hostilities until the arrival of the spring, when a force should be despatched adequate to overcome any opposition which the tribe might be expected to offer.
The official who was sent to bring in the revenue of these districts was, on account of the contentions then ripe, unable to proceed further than Hazara Chura in the Tarin district.
www.hazara.net /hazara/History/1888_-1890/1888_-1890.html   (2739 words)

  
 Balochistan
Quetta Cantt; and Quetta Municipal Corporation excluding Charge No. 8 of Quetta District.
Charge NO. 8 of Quetta Municipal Corporation; Quetta City Sub-Division; Quetta Saddar Tehsil; Panjpai Tehsil of Mastung District; and Chagai District.
Sibi District; Kohlu District; and Dera Bugti District.
www.hrcpelectoralwatch.org /Balochistan.cfm   (51 words)

  
 FREEDOM FOR KHAWAR MEDHI RIZVI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
QUETTA, Jan 30: Judicial Magistrate Haroon Agha on Friday sent journalist Khawar Mehdi Rizvi and two others to jail on a judicial remand.
However, the court did not extend the remand in police custody and sent them to the Quetta District Jail.
Talking to newsmen after attending the court proceedings, the journalist said that he was innocent and had done nothing against the country.
www.freekhawar.org /story1.html   (393 words)

  
 Chief Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Population Welfare Program was introduced in 1966 from Quetta and Pishin districts under the supervision and control of Deputy Commissioners.
In 1984, the Population Welfare department was separated from PandD department and declared as an independent department.
In 1999, 5 new Program Districts were established and the number of the Program Districts increased from 17 to 22.
www.balochistan.gov.pk /New%20Folder/pw.htm   (465 words)

  
 22 Balochistan districts termed calamity hit Dawn 9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
QUETTA, May 8: The Balochistan Government has declared 22 out of its 26 districts as calamity-hit areas.
The Governor said that only four districts of the province, Nasirabad, Jafarabad, Gwadar and Quetta City, had been exempted from the calamity-hit areas.
However, he said that Tehsil Panjpai and Kuchlak sub-tehsil of Quetta district would enjoy the facilities and concessions of the calamity-hit areas.
drought.iucnp.org /exp-6.htm   (730 words)

  
 Progress Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication --- Pakistan and Afghanistan, January 2005--May 2006
However, population figures for Afghanistan are uncertain, and coverage in both countries varies among provinces and districts.
Twenty-seven of the 2005 cases were WPV1, and one was WPV3 (from Quetta district in the Balochistan province).
As of May 31, eight WPV1 cases had been reported, including seven from Kandahar (three from Spin Boldak district and four cases from districts near the city of Kandahar) and one from Helmand.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5524a4.htm   (1774 words)

  
 The Nation
QUETTA - Four towers of main transmission line were blown up with explosion in Chattar area of District Nasirabad, plunging the whole Balochistan province including Quetta into darkness for two hours on Saturday night.
Quetta Electric Supply Company, which started providing power from alternate sources, announced a major power loadshedding after a 40 per cent decrease in its capacity.
When contacted, QUESCO Chief Executive Officer Brig Tassaduq Hussain Shah confirmed the sabotage incident and said that four towers of main supply line were blown up by the saboteurs Saturday evening causing flout in the whole province.
www.nation.com.pk /daily/jan-2005/30/index7.php   (456 words)

  
 The Baluchistan Issue
It is naive of you to believe that the ISI did ìnotî influence the outcome of the court verdicts in Quetta against Nawab Khair Bux Marri and his sons.
He was mercilessly gunned down in the cantonment area of Quetta on his way to the high court - the first murder of a high court judge in the history of Pakistan and it happened during General Musharraf’s time.
The sardars, their fathers and their children, despite having never worked, have ample money; live princely lives, in a flurry of land cruisers and a retinue of armed guards, while their people are in utter poverty.
www.chapatimystery.com /archives/homistan/the_baluchistan_issue.html   (12006 words)

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