Swat is a valley and an administrative district in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in the Swat valley is Mingora. It was a princely state in the NWFP until it was dissolved in 1969. With high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, it is a place of great natural beauty that used to be popular with tourists as “the Switzerland of Pakistan”. Swat was ruled by the Hindu Shahi dynasty who have built an extensive array of temples and other architectural buildings now in ruins. Sanskrit was the language of the Swatis. Hindu Shahi rulers built fortresses to guard and tax the commerce through this area. Their ruins can be seen in the hills of Swat: at Malakand pass at Swat’s southern entrance. There is a popular ski resort in Swat at Malam Jabba, 40 km north east of Saidu Sharif. Ayub Bridge is one of the attractions for visitors. The scenery attracts many tourists from all over Pakistan during the summer.
It is located in the southern part of the province, and is historically a very significant city. It has a population of over Multan is famous as the ‘City of Saints and Shrines’. The mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e –Alam, Sheikh Baha-ud-din Zakaria’s shrine and Shams Sabzwariis are places of true mystic and architectural delight. The city has its own charm, culture and crafts. Multan has some beautiful modern buildings such as Nishtar Medical College, University Campus, Arts Council building with and auditorium, Multan Railway Station building the famous Clock Tower building of the Multan Municipal Corporation. about 3.83 Million, making it the sixth largest city in Pakistan.
In the history of Pakistan aviation industry we can find very limited number of airline companies. In the past many companies started their operation and closed within few years. Financial crises, political issues, management conflicts etc. could be the possible reasons of their shut down. Currently 3 airlines companies are giving services domestically as well as internationally. PIA exists since the inception of Pakistan and it is considered as national carrier, whereas Shaheen Airways and Airblue are the private companies. In comparison with PIA, the other two airlines are covering only 4 cities domestically.
Airblue started its services in 2004 and till 2011 there was no any other airline company entered in the industry. As the competition is not very intense within the three companies so the prices are keep rising day by day and it was thought that only new arrivals can increase the competition level and so the prices may reduce. At last, there is a happy news for all the aviation lovers and passengers. A new airline with the name Indus Air is going to start operations in Pakistan. It is competing PIA on the domestic routes and very soon it will win the international market share as well.
This new arrival is not only bringing the change in aviation industry but it will have huge impact in economy. First of all is the rising of competition level. The airline fares are expected to reduce and the quality of service is expected to rise. Secondly another big change will be the employment opportunities. Professionals, experienced and fresher will be required in many departments.
Air Indus has got 4 A320 aircrafts and as soon they will get AOC from Civil Aviation Authority, Pakistan, it will start its services. So we wish Good Luck to the new entrant for surviving in the industry where the history is not very good about new airline companies.
Naran is a village located in Kaghan Valley of Mansehra District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. The Kunhar River, swollen by glacier melt, passes through this village as it meanders its way through the valley. Kaghan valley is naturally equipped with high peak mountains, richly greenish meadows, plateau and thick pine forests. Kaghan is at its best in the summer months (May to September). Naran also serves as the base for the whole valley. From here you can ride a jeep or horse or hike in excursions to several picturesque lakes, valleys and peaks.Gilgit Balistan At an elevation of 1,454 metres lies the Gilgit Valley. Gilgit has spectacular scenic beauty. The peak tourist season is from May to mid-October though the tourist season is round the year. The maximum temperature in May is 33 C and minimum 16 C. The favourite sport in Gilgit is polo which local folks claim originated here. It’s more rugged, free-style version than the sedate variety known in the plains. The polo tournament held from 1st November to 7th November is a festive occasion and draws a large number of visitors. The streams and lakes of Gilgit are full of trout. The economy of region is basically based on traditional route of trade through Silk Road, agriculture and tourism. Agriculture such as: wheat, corn (maize), barley, fruits; Tourism is mostly in trekking and mountaineering and this industry is ‘growing in importance.
Peshawar is now officially recognised as being one of the Oldest Living Cities in Asia. Its history and culture has continued uninterrupted since several centuries. It is an ancient city with a population of about 10 million people. A few miles away from the famous Khyber Pass, Peshawar has a common border with Afghanistan and commands routes through Khyber Pass to Kabul and Central Asia. Socially and culturally Peshawar is a conservative city, but this does not curb the locals from their showing their highly hospitable nature. The locals commonly known as the “Pthans” are famous from their hospitality and friendliness.
Peshawar is famous for its handicrafts, museum, sculptures and other antiques. It is also famous for producing excellent guns and pistols that are exactly identical to those made in the foreign countries. Peshawar is famous for being the route of conquerors from the north through its Khyber Pass, namely Mahmood Ghaznavi.
Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and is one of the major cities of Pakistan. Islamabad is one of the well-planned cities in South Asia. The city is well-organized and divided into different sectors and zones. Islamabad is located in the Potohar Plateau in the north of the country. It is the part of Punjab province. The city was built 1960 and was called capital after karachi city. Islamabad is surrounded by beautiful mountains of margalla Its weather is also pleasant and cool. Islamabad have many famous areas and places that can be interest of tourists. Islamabad is the home of many well known information technology companies and software houses. These all companies provide different IT services in paksitan as well as well out of Pakistan too.
Lahore, also known as the Heart of Pakistan, has the honor of being capital of Punjab province and the second largest city of Pakistan. It is the most cultural, political, and educational city of Pakistan. Lahore’s native language are Urdu and Punjabi which are mostly spoken. It is famed for being an eminent historical citywith the famous nine gates, the G.T Road, and the Lahore Fort. Shahi Mosque, Shahi Qila and Shalimar gardens are the excellent examples of splendid architecture of the Mughal period. Lahore has a lot to offer, including, from its popular film industry known as Lolly wood, Mughal and highly ethnical architecture to the most hospitable culinary fiestas, Lahore has a breathtaking charm and charisma that enchants every one that happens to be in Lahore.