Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad

Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad....

The Army Burn Hall College (ABHC) is situated in Mandian region of Abbottabad city. It is divided into two separate colleges for boys and for girls. The girls branch is located on the Mall Road near the city center, and the boys' branch is in near Mandian. Originally these were Junior Burn Hall and Senior Burn Hall Schools respectively. The junior school starts from Prep class goes up to the Masters level for girls, and the boys go to the senior school after finishing their sixth grade.


Burn Hall traces its history back to 1943 when a team of missionaries from Mill Hill, London, established the Burn Hall School in Srinagar. It was named after an English Manor House, which had a hall with a stream (burn) running through it hence the name 'Burn Hall'. The school was administered by the Fathers in English public school tradition.

Some time in 1948, after Pakistan and India gained their Independence from the British Empire in 1947, a few Fathers moved to Abbottabad with a handful of students, and the help of Brigadier Aslam Khan (a brother of Air Marshal retd. Asghar Khan who also went under the name of Brigadier Pasha) and set up the school in a small hotel building, the Abbot Hotel. The school was among the best in the country and soon more buildings were added to accommodate the increasing number of students. The school was under the control of the Dicosesan Board of Education, Rawalpindi.

In 1956, a new school was constructed a few miles outside the town, on the GT (Grand Trunk) road, to provide more room for the seniors and became known as senior Burn Hall. The new school was designed to allow for adequate sports facilities and included playgrounds for all games, including swimming pool.

The college is located at 4300 feet above sea level in natural surroundings. It excelled in academic and literary activities[citation needed] and encouraged competition in sports by having House games between St Michaels and (St Andrews) later to be named St Gabriel's. The high standard achieved were in keeping with the school motto 'Quo non Ascendum' Latin for 'To what heights Can I not rise'.

(The above has been taken from the Burn Hall Alumni Association).

The only missionary left in Burn Hall School, Srinagar moved Burn Hall School to another location, Gupkar Road in Srinagar, Kashmir in 1956. The first principal of the school was Father Boerkamp.

Additional comments....

The Fathers who came to set up the School in Abbottabad realised that if Pakistan as a nation was to do well then it needed men of high calibre, intelligent, strong willed, determined, nationalistic and with the highest level of integrity. The British Empire was built on men who came from the English Public schools and therefore the Fathers replicated that system. They were successful because Boys from Burn Hall achieved distinction in the civil service, Armed Forces and Business and other fields. Old Burn Hall boys who revisited Burn Hall School, always got special reception and were honoured by the Fathers by being invited to lunch and sitting with the Fathers at the Dining Table on the dias and the Fathers took great pride and revelled in stories and achievement's made of other old boys.

The Fathers promoted sports as a means of making a boys character believing that characters are made on the sports grounds. St Michaels was represented by a black shield with gold border, crossed white lance and sword. St Gabriels, were represented by a Lion Holding a fiery torch.

There were 7 games exercised; Cricket, Hockey, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, and athletics.

In 1966/67 There were foreign experts who had come to assist in building the Tarbella Dam and generally their families stayed in Abbotabad. The daughters of one of the consultantsi.e 2 sisters joined Burn Hall and were the first foreign girls to enroll in Senior Burn Hall. Miss Samina Manzoor(now Mrs Brig. Iqbal Hanif) daughter of Mrs Manzoor and Miss Imrana Hameed daughter of Mrs Hameed, senior teacher in Burn Hall (now Mrs Bashir Wali former Director General Intelligence Bureau Pakistan & Pakistani High Commissioner to Sri Lanka) became the first Pakistani girls to join Senior Burn HAll School. Foreign students came from Morocco, Egypt, Laos, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Kenya, US and Britain

Principals of Burn Hall
1948 to 1956
Rev Father Thysen
Rev Father G.Shanks
Rev Father Burns
Rev Father F.Scanlon
Senior Burn Hall School

1956-64 Rev Father F.Scanlon
1964-65 Rev Father E.Foord
1965-71 Rev Father F.Scanlon
1971-72 Rev Father N.Turner
1972-73 Rev Father j.van Schagen
1973-74 Rev Father M.Conroy
1974-76 Rev Father J.Klaver
Army Burn Hall College

Dec1976-83 Brig Bashir Ahmad Malik
1983-87 Brig Abdul Sattar
1987-92 Brig Zahur Ahmad
1992-96 Brig Irfan Aziz Malik
1996-98 Brig Muhammad Irshad Arshad
1998-01 Brig Muhammad Rafi Butt
2001-04 Brig Mahmud Bashir Bajwa
2004-07 Brig Muhammad Asif
2007-09 Brig Raheel Ashraf
2009-till date Brig Abdul Hafeez


The college shows outstanding results in O Levels, Matriculation, and F.Sc Intermediate examinations[citation needed]. The total strength of Burn Hall is over 3,000 students and 200 faculty members. Physical training is usually provided by retired/serving trainers from the Pakistan Military.

The students of Burn Hall are known as 'Hallians' and have risen to prominence both in Pakistan and overseas.

The motto of the College is "Quo Non Ascendam" i.e. "To What Heights Can I Not Rise"

Every year a magazine is launched by the college, the magazine for girl section is called "HALLIAN" and that of boy section is called "HALLMARK". Last year, a student of class 1st Year Miss Javeria Qazi, launched her own official-student-run-magazine, with the consent of the principal, Brig. Noor Sultan Lali, known as "HalliZine", which has been appreciated by all faculty members.


Senior Burn Hall is divided into three houses. The houses are named after the Muslim heroes of Indian subcontinent.

Shah Ismail Shaheed House. colour is Red
Syed Ahmad Shaheed House. colour is Blue
Sultan Tipu Shaheed House. colour is Green
Before 1977 (when Fathers ran the school) the houses were named as

St Micheals House (now Shah Ismail Shaheed) St Gabriels Houses (now Syed Ahmad Shaheed)

There was no third house

The campus in City Center was Junior Burn Hall School while the campus outside city center was Senior Burn Hall School. Only in 1977 it became Collge. Now burn hall is unique institute of Pakistan having brilliant students incorporated in social working.


Academic terms The academic year begins in the first week of March. It is divided in to three terms:-

First Term___March-June
Second Term__July-September
Third Term___October-December
Admission in 7th Class
Induction of student into the college begins in class 7th, for which an Entry test is organized every year at Abbottabad and Lahore. The Entry test is followed by intelligence test/interview at both locations for the successful candidates. The subjects for the examination are English, Urdu and Mathematics. The suitability of a candidate is assessed on the basis of his performance in the Entry test, intelligence test, interview and final merit. The date of the test is advertised in reputed Urdu and English national dailies, well in advance.


Students from Burn Hall have reached high levels in Politics, Armed Forces and Civil Services. Notable among these ex Burn Hall students are;

Maj General Naseerullah Khan Babar, Decorated for bravery with Sitara e Jurrat Twice in (1965 & 1971) Wars, Former Governor NWFP and Minister of Interior, Single handedly captured 150 Indian Soldiers when he was a Helicopter pilot(Major)in 1965 war.
Major (Retd)Naeem Hussain,joined Burn Hall in 1944 in Srinagar ,shifted to Pakistan on 29September1947,Rejoined Burn Hall when it reopened in Abbotabad in 1948. Did Senior Cambridge in 1950 & joined Pakistan Army in 1952.
Nawabzada Salahuddin Saeed (Nawab of Amb, Ex Federal Minister)
Omar Asghar Khan [late] (Politician, founder of Sungi, son of Air Marshal Asghar Khan)
Prof Dr Akbar S. Ahmed, 1954-1959, Cambridge University, PCS, Author, Film Producer of Movie Jinnah.
Wasim Sajjad-1948-59 (Did Law from Cambridge University, England,Member Pakistan Senate)
Esmond da Cunha-1949-1953 Winner of Sword of Honour and Norman Gold Medal from Pakistan Military Academy later settled in Canada
Farooq Rahmatullah Khan (ex Chairman Shell Pakistan, and ex DG CAA. Brother of Air Marshal Asghar Khan)
Gohar Ayub Khan (Politician, son of Late President Field Marshall Ayub Khan)
Abdul Qadir Haye, Senior Cambridge - 1959,I.G. Police Islamabad in 1996 and IGP Baluchistan in 1999/2000.
Ejaz Rahim - Senoir Cambridge 1959,Senior Bureaucrat, writer and poet.Retired as Cabinet Secretary to the Government of Pakistan.He stood first in the CSS Examination in 1969.
Maj Gen Mahmud Ali Durrani, 1959 ''Winner of The Sword of Honour'' from Pakistan Military Academy (Ex Ambassador to the US & Former Security Advisor to Zardari Govt).
Dr. Kamil Muzaffar MBBS, FRCS, FACS, FICS (Senior Cambridge 1959), Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Loyola University,Maywood, IL, and Edward Hines Veterans Hospital, Hines, IL
Nisar Ali Khan-1968, Member National Assembly, Political Party PML-N.Present leader of opposition.
Tariq Ayub Qureshi-(1960 Senior Cambridge) Chartered Accountant & Senior Partner in Tariq Ayub, Anwar & Co. since 1974. Also on the board of Governors of Army Burn Hall School, Abbottabad.
Ahmed Hirany-1963-68, Now in Los Angeles. Singer, song writer, music composer and producer of CD "Pyar hee to hai..(Love is it)" with Kalyanji Anandji family. Please visit for further details and photos.
Brig. Retd. Tanvir Ahmed Khan, Sitar-e-Jurat, Sitar-e-Imtiaz(M), FF
Brig.(R) Zahir Ullah, 1958-68
Brig. Retd Saeed Ismat "Sitara e Jurrat".
Prof Dr Sikander Hayat Khan (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz)- Rt.Head of Surgery PIMS,Islamabad - Chairman,Zubeda Khaliq Medical Trust,Skardu
Maj Richard Francis-1963-67, Armed Forces.
Syed Shabbir Ahmed, (Senior Camb 1967) Inspector General of Police, presently Commandant National Police Academy Islamabad.
Dr Shujaat Ali Khan (Plastic Surgeon, Fort Worth, USA -
Lt.Gen (R) Munir Hafeez (Ex Chairman NAB)
Maj Gen (R) Ali Hamid
Brigadier (R) Muhammad Marghub Awan
Brig Khalid Mahmood, SI(M) DG Army Aviation.
Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, MPA, Punjab PPP.
Brigadier (R) Jehanzeb Raja
Lt Gen Ayaz Saleem Rana, Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila Winner of The Sword of Honour
Waqar Qureshi, Commissioner Hazara division
Maj Gen Niaz Muhammad Khan Khattak
Humayun Akhtar Khan,MNA,Politician and former Federal Minister for Investment and Chairman Board Of Investment.
Maj Gen Tariq Khan, (Senior Camb 1973)IG Frontier Corps Winner of The Sword of Honour
Brigadier Shaukat Ali
Brigadier (R) Tanveer Ahmed Khan
Dr. Ishtiaq Khattak (Swat)
Sardar Ali former MNA (PPP)from Pabbi
Brigadier Tariq Jillani(Senior Camb 1974)
Colonel(R) Qasim Hameed Khan (Senior Camb1974, now an Airline Transport Pilot in Air Blue International Airlines).
Colonel(R) Kaiser Hameed Khan(Senior Camb1974, now Manager Administration Petroleum Exploration Ltd Islamabad)
Colonel (R) Tariq Khan (Senior Camb 1974)
Colonel Dr. Parveen Khalid Gilani.
Dr. Laveeza Bhatti, MD.Phd (now in California USA, Director of Hepatitus Clinic Westside HCC)
Dr Aftab Jamal,Eye Specialist
Dr Saleem Afzal MBBS(Pesh), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edin), Associate Professor of Medicine(Ayub Medical College) and visiting consultant Ayub Hospital complex
Dr Adil Nickelwala Texas USA
Dr Tayeb Raza Shah Andrabi, Huston Texas USA .
Dr. Tauqir Shah, presently Advisor on Bonded Labour in International Labour Organization, Islamabad.
Brigadier Doctor Iqbal Hanif Aurakzai
Dr Tasneemullah
Khizar Yar Khan, 2000-05
Dr Karamatullah
Khalid Dilawar Chartered Accountant
Farzana Tajdar USA
Asif Akbar Swati, CEO Drummond & Walker Solicitors UK
Kamal Javed Elias, International Banker, New Jersey USA
Professor Dr. Jamal Javed Elias Phd, the Chair at Department of Religious studies, University of Pennsylvania Amherst USA
Faisal Bin Saleh Businessman Karachi
Amer Syed Advocate
Omar Ayub Khan (Politician, son of Gohar Ayub)
Zarak Khan, Captain (Pilot) Pakistan International Airlines.
Dr. Muhammad Saqib Saeed (MRCP, MO Ayub Medical College&Hospital)
Dr. Adil Mahboob Khan Gorsi (resident surgeon, Norway)
Tariq Hafeez Raja (Pilot- Flying school in Fort Worth TX U.S.A., Senior Air Traffic Controller (SATCO), currently Senior DTM in CAA Pakistan)
Dr Chaudhry Liqa Hussain 1968-1976 MRCPsych (UK) MCPsych (Ir) MRCPI (Peds) DCP (RCPSI) DCH (RCPSI) DPM (RCPSI) MHMPP (Leeds) LLM Medical Law (Northumbria University UK) - Certified European Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - currently working as Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Ireland
Tanvir Ahmed Mohajir, Wing Commander PAF
Mustapha Ahmed, Notable Business Intelligence Developer, USA
Shabbir Ahmed Mohajir, Businessman
Dr Naseem Yar Khan, Germany
Sikandar Bashir Mohmand, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Hameedullah Khan, Air Commodore PAF
Riaz-ul-Hassan Khattak (MPA, IAQ, CCNA & SCSA) Currently working for Bank of Scotland UK
Dr.Faisal Zeb (1989 to 1991) MRCP Ireland---General Physician & Gastroenterologist.
Ch.Faisal Mehboob Khan Gorsi, Civil Engineer. Abu Dhabi
Mohammad Abbas (1983-1996), MSC ADMIS from London School of Economics UK, Investment Analyst: International Islamic Bank.
Captain Ahmed Raza Khan, ''"Winner of Overseas Sword of honour from Sandhurst Military Academy UK", Awarded by Queen Elizabeth.
Major Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti of Pak Army, Sandhurst Military Academy, UK. recently awarded cane for achieving first position in foreign command and staff college at France.
Ijaz Chowdry CEO, Founder, and Chairman of Atlas Air in the USA, Ijaz is in the Forbes Magazine and recognized all over the World for his great Achievements, Ijaz went to Burn Hall school in 1962
Umair Imran Qazi (Lieutenant Armoured Corps) "Winner of Overseas Sword of Honour" from UK Sandhurst Military Academy, along with Priince Saud Abdullah Prize& Pakistan Defence and international Affairs Prize.
Brigadier Doctor Shuja ul Mulk, Commandant Army Medical Corps Centre
Brigadier Doctor Farhat Abbas Bhatti HEAD OF PATHOLOGY PNS SHIFA.
Squadron Leader Nasir Iqbal, Winner of Sword of Honour from Pakistan Airforce Academy, 88th GD(P) course.
Saud Baig airline Transport Pilot Air Blue Airline
Adnan Hashmat MBA (Finance), Businessman
Mahin Syed
Muhammad Yahya Khan,Businessperson

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Abbottabad Public School

Abbottabad Public School...

Abbottabad Public School, also commonly known as APS and Railway Public School, is a public, all boys, boarding school for, 7th to 12th grade students, located in Abbottabad, Pakistan.[1] APS is one of the best secondary and higher education schools in the region, both in academics as well as in extra curricular activities. APS follows the philosophy of the British boarding schools where academic rigour is balanced with a disciplined boarding life with activities ranging from intramural sports to debating and cultural events...

Abbottabad Public School

Motto "Character is Destiny"
Established 1961
Type Public
Location Abbottabad, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan
Nickname APS

In 1957, Pakistan Railways opened up a school outside Abbottabad on land donated by Sardar Bahadur Khan, brother of Field Marshal Ayub Khan who became the President of Pakistan. At that point, the school was called Railway Public School but just after two years it was closed and then after a gap of one year, in April 1961, the school was renamed as Abbottabad Public School which emerged as one of the prime, and elite, educational institutions of Pakistan.


In 1986, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, the then President, re-named this institution as Abbottabad Public School & College. Later on, the school Board of Governors, in its meeting on July 20, 2002, decided to delete the words “and College” and give the institution its original name Abbottabad Public School. It is still more popularly known as APS and its alumni as Abbottonians .

The founding, and the longest serving, Principal of APS was Mr. M.A. Rahman. During his tenure the school developed into an Institution and produced a number of student batches that had a balanced blend of education, sports, personal grooming and social behavior. His team at the faculty was composed of noted educationists of the era including Mr. Hugh Cathpole, the former Principal of Cadet College; Dehradoon, Cadet College; Hasanabdal and PAF College; Sargodha. Other eminent members of the faculty included Mr. Majid Siddiqui, Syed Sultan Zulqarnain, Mr. Athar Ansari, Mr. S.M. Amin and Mr. Basharat Ahmed.


The main campus is about 10 km outside Abbottabad on the road (Mansehra Road) that eventually becomes Karakoram Highway. It covers an area of about 55 acres (220,000 m2). The school is surrounded by deep natural crevices in almost a U-shape. The only non-crevice side faces a high mountain. Karakoram Highway passes between school and the mountain. Arguably, it is the best located educational institution in Pakistan with mild and pleasant weather, healthy surroundings, large playing fields and ample boarding facilities.

Abbottabad Public School is a renowned academic institution in the area. It has attracted many students from all over Pakistan as well as other countries. Historically, APS students have performed excellently in both the tenth grade and twelfth grade Board examinations.

Boarding houses,,,,
APS has seven main boarding houses in which all boarders reside. Usually, up to a hundred students can live in each of these houses, in different room capacity dormitories. Each of these houses has a House Master, a House Tutor and several student Prefects. The houses are:

Iqbal House
Jinnah House
Liaquat House
Sir Syed House
Nishtar House
Rehman House
Sardar Bahadur House
Sultan Tipu House
The day-scholar house is Rehman House, named after Mr M. A. Rehman, the first principal of APS.

Student life
Student life at APS is known to be a memorable experience and friendships lasts for the rest of the alumni's life. The emphasis on sports is as important as education itself while extra-curricular activities offer students the chance to enhance personal growth. The location of APS, outside the city of Abbottabad, itself is probably as alluring for the students due to its sprawling stretches of green between the hills and the ravines, both of which offer ample opportunities for the adventure seeking souls.

Among the more famous batch of APS is the class of 1968-75 which has remained deeply networked till today. The more active members of this batch are Khalid Waseem Khokhar [KWK], Shahid Ali Durrani, Khaled Saeed Malik [KSM], Khushnood Ali Baz [KAB], Javaid Akhtar Alvi [JAA], Syed Aun Zaidi, Rashid Ijaz, Riaz Asif Janjua, Akhlaq Hussain, Naveed Tajjamal Malik, Sajid Ali Khan, Sajid Mumtaz, Mirza Aleem Agha and Jalal Umer

The other batch that is still well connected is the class of 1977-83. Among the students were Saifullah Khan Afridi, Shahid Ghaffar, Kamran Aquil, Sajid Nawaz Khan, Alamgir Khan, Taimur Saeed, Saeed Akhtar, Mehmood Usmani, Junaid Bilal Kazi, Tariq Jamil, Shoaib Alam Shamsi, Atiq ur Rahman, Sajjad Baig, Hadi Subhani and Kazim Raza

General facilities....
A beautiful mosque , one main dining halls and a cafeteria, grocery store, general store, book store, barber shop, cobbler, washerman pit, and fruit shop are also part of the boarding facilities.

All the Houses have their own recreation rooms, called “common-rooms”, where residents play indoor games during their free time and on holidays even. Every common room is facilitated with Television, DVD, Table Tennis, Carom, Chess, draughts and scrabble.

There is one football field, two hockey fields, one cricket field (combination of two hockey fields), four basket ball courts, one tennis court, one volley ball court and an outdoor swimming pool.

School code of honour....
I pledge my word of honour that, I shall do my duty to God, to my country, and to my fellow human beings and shall obey all the rules and regulations of this Institution. I shall honour my parents, teachers and elders and be good to those who are younger than me. I shall do the best that I can to help all the people who are old, poor, crippled or in distress. Everyday I shall do at least one good deed that will please a fellow human being without the distinction of country, class, colour or creed. I shall try to make the school tradition "Discipline and Hardwork" and the school Motto "Character is Destiny" as part and parcel of my life.

Famous alumni......
Shaukat Aziz - Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Ahmad Mukhtar - Defence Minister of Pakistan
Ahmad Saeed - CEO Servis Industries
Dr. Arbab Alamgir Khan - Federal Minister of Communications
Omar Asghar Khan- (Late) Former Federal Minister, Founder of Sungi, PILER and SEBCON and President of Qaumi Jamhoori Party.
Ali Asghar Khan - Architect and Executive Director of Omar Asghar Khan Foundation
Iftikhar-Ullah Babar - Federal Secretary
Naeem Khan - Former Chief Secretary, Balochistan
Shamoon Hashmi - TV Actor and Anchor.
Riffat Pasha - former IG Police, NWFP.
Dr. Amir Murad - CEO and founder MEMAR Engineering
Dr. Naveed Irfan - Internationally renoun Neurophysician / Psychiatrist - President Psychiatric Association NWFP Chapter
Dr. Nawab Md FatehuddinKhanji MoinuddinKhanji Babi of Manavadar
Naeem Qureshi - International journalist, broadcaster, T.V script writer.
Rehman Khan - GIC.
Lt Gen Shafaat Ullah Shah - former Commander IV Corps, Lahore
Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi - Commander XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur
Vice Admiral Mohammad Haroon - Rector Bahria University and former VCNS, COS, COMPAK and COMKAR
Maj Gen Zahid Ehsan - former Chairman, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)
Maj Gen Jamil-ur-Rehman Afridi - former Surveyor General of Pakistan
sardar junaid dogar from sheikhupura
Maj Gen Syed Sadaqat Ali Shah [Late] - former IGFC (Balochistan) and GOC Malir
Maj Gen Ameer Faisal Alvi [Late] - former GOC Special Service Group (SSG)
Maj Gen Bilal Omer Khan [Shaheed] - former DG GOC 11 DIV
Maj Gen Mian Nadeem Ijaz Ahmad - former DG Military Intelligence and GOC Bahawalpur
AVM Arshad Rashid Sethi - former MD Shaheen Foundation
AVM Muhammad Safdar Khan - former AOC Pakistan Air Force Academy
AVM Asim Suleiman - DG Air Intelligence, Pakistan Air Force
Ehsan Naveed Irfan - Member Youth Parliament Pakistan, President Insaf Students Federation Hazara Division ..

Monday, March 22, 2010

Oghi (tehsil)

Oghi (tehsil)...

Oghi Tehsil is a sub-district (Tehsil) of Mansehra District in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The Tehsil takes its name from the main city of the area, Oghi.

Union Councils
Oghi Tehsil consists of 11 Union Councils.

These union councils are split between two regions, namely Tanawal and Agror

Most of the area is arid or barani (rain fed) and about 85% of the people are involved in the agricultural sector. People have to rely on a good rainy season for a high-quality crop yield. The region is also devoid of natural gas, and people use timber as source of fuel for cooking and other purposes.

Towns and villages...

Oghi City
The town of Oghi is the market centre of the area, and is located in the western part of the tehsil. The original name of Oghi is AGROR Valley, but because the town Oghi is so close to the city centre and Oghi being a 1,000 year old town. The whole area is now known as Oghi. The largest towns of the Oghi Tehsil are:

Oghi town which is very close to the centre of the valley and whose name is now being used for the whole Valley, instead of the actual name "AGROR Valley". Oghi town itself was a little town but coz of the merging towns close to it made it way bigger now then all the other towns in the area.
Shamdara is probably the oldest town of the whole district as you can still find symbols of history there and still is a big town.
Kathai. Kathai is in a valley among the beautiful mountains. The people of Kathai are religious and rich. Kathai is the rich valley in the Mansehra. Most people of Kathai work abroad.

It Is the Village of Yousafzai/Akhundkhail Pukhtoons, They are well known for still following their pukhtoon culture. People of manchora are very simple and straight forward.Several families of Manchora are well educated and serving on very respectable position in Pakistan and abroad. Zaheer ud din (baba Saib), a person from koza banda (Battagram) migrated there because of his land. Popular rivers Unnar and Sheen Dand (Alakano Dand) is also passing through land of Manchora. Oghi Collage is also in the Land of Manchora. Manchora a Hindko Word, MAN stand for Heart (ZRA) and Chora Stand for Thieve (ghala), mean the thieve of Hearts (Da Zarnoo Ghal).

Fag Banda
Shakh Abad


Dehran is one of the most beautiful villages of the valley. Most of the dwellers of the village are hardworking farmers. The new generation is highly qualified people. Most of the youngester are University students. Besides that, this village also has a good name in sports,especially cricket.There are very talented people in this village.Some of them are formers having small pieces of cultivated lands.

Village Bajna is the most educated village of the tehsil Oghi. There are many doctors, engineers and geologists in Bajna providing a leading role for all the other areas. The Qazi family is very popular in this territory, like Qazi Mushtaq Ahmad, Dr Qazi Nazeer and Justice (R) Muhammad Raza Khan, Former Chief Justice of NWFP.

Village Bazargay is located close to Oghi Bazar. Haji Habiu ur Rehman is the president of the youth social welfare society and well known personality of Oghi. Haji Safe ur Rehman who is the cousin of Haji habib rehman is the popular personality of Bazargy ex-president of Oghi Bazar. Bazargay is a well known town in Tehsil Oghi and nearly 70% of the population is highly educated. It is almost the centre of Tehsil Oghi and plays an important role in the politics of Oghi. Haji Habib ur rehman who has also remained the president of EWAN E TIJARAT Oghi for 14 years has played an important role to give Oghi a Tehsil status. There are different ethnic groups in Bazargay including Awan, Madahail, Sawati, Tanoli, etc. Awan are highly educated in bazargay, there are many doctors, petroleum engineers, geologists, archaeologists and members are there families pursuing higher education abroad (Australia, UK, Abu dubai).

Village Dharra is located on Mansehra road, about 3.5 km from Oghi city. Dharra has two primary Schools for Boy and Girls and a HAWA Community Center. In 1868, the British built the Oghi Frontier Constabulary Fort in the town.

Dilbori The Village Dilbori is at the corner of Tehsil Oghi, It is a historic village and the birthplace of historic personalities, like Allah Dad Khan, Khan of Dilbori and founder of Dilbori. The village is famous for its fertile land and hard working people.

Headline text
is an historical village located in Union Council Dilbori. Mr.(Late) Ghulam Haqiq Khan Khan of Peerpatta (formerly Khan of Shahtot) introduce this village. Actually he was the only landlord here. He has five sons and five daughters. Named Mr. Gul Munawar khan, Mr. (R)capt: Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Mohammad Ayub Khan, Shoukat Ali Khan and Shad Mohammad Khan. Pirpatta is located on the boundary of District Mansehra and District Battagram. It is very important village of tehsil Oghi. Most of the people are honest and living like one family. It represent the old culture of Agror velly. Mostly people are hard workers and religious. But it is a pity that still no primary school established in this village. The poor villager get their basic education in Mosque government school. For higher study the young children of the village go to Dilbori and Oghi city. There is no playing ground for the villagera. Recently the PML Q's government provides a road and electricity to the village.Written by Ahmed ALi Khan.

Bagrian has a literacy rate near about 90%; most people belong to education department and tabligh and also they are famous because of agriculture and village its name Gali Badral, i.e. Street of Badral. Similar to Kanshian, the main rain-fed crops of the area are maize (kharif), and wheat (rabi). Pears and apples are also cultivated. There is thin forest cover above the main hamlet of the village. People use drinking water from springs and indoor taps. Pipe gas is not available however most of the households have electricity supply. Gali Badral is linked to Oghi City through a metalled road, one way is about 35 minutes. There is one primary school for girls and one primary and a high school for boys. Apart from these, a private English medium school with co-education is located in the village. Also in Gali Badral, the inhabitants’ main sources of cash income are remittances and non-farm labour. Other remunerated activities include dairy farming, salaried jobs, and trading.

Shergarh is one of the Union Councils of the Tehsil Oghi. It plays an important role in area politics. The most famous political member of Shergarh is Nawab Zada Salahudin Saeed, five times elected as the member of the National Assembly.

Shergarh is also the Historical place. It presents a lot of the historical events and traditions that have passed away. Before the partition of the subcontinent, both Hindus and Muslims were living with each other and after partition the Hindus migrated to India. There one can also see the influence of the Hindus traditions and culture.

Shergarh Fort, Summer residence, Nawab of AmbShergarh is famous for the most intellectual and highly qualified people of the area. The literacy rate of the region is 100 percent. There is one Higher Secondary School in the main Shergarh village. There are many private and semi governments school in the region, playing an important role in the literacy of the region.

Bajna is located approximately 3.5 kilometers on Oghi Darband Road from the main bazaar of Oghi. A scenic location and beautiful mountainous landscape attributes to the strong hospitable character of the people of this area. Village Bajna is one of the most educated villages of Tehsil Oghi. Many renowned Professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Lawyers, Forest officers and Geologists hail from village Bajna, thereby providing a leading example for the populace of the area. Amongst the prominent families of this region are the Samadyans, notable elders of the family are Qazi Mushtaq Ahmad, Col (R) Dr.Nazir Ahmad Qazi and Justice (R) Muhammad Raza Khan, Former Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court,Professor Ashfaq Ahmed, waqar Ahmed.

Kangarh is a strategically important village of the Tanaval Valley. It is usually known as Kangarh Mera, Mera being the twin village just opposite to Kangarh. It is a strategic location as it lies in the juncture from where the main road from Oghi divides into two, one going to Darband while the other to Krori. Inhabitants of the village are Pakhtun warriors belonging to the Akazai Clan of the Yousufzai tribe. The Akazais were active in fighting against the British. The inhabitants of current day Kangarh are originally from Kala Dhaka. The current leader of the Akazai Clan of the Kangarh Village is His Highness Khan e Azam Khan Haji Aqil Abdul Razzaq Khan Akazai, son of His Highness Khan e Azam Khan Haji Abdul Razzaq Khan Akazai, and nephew of the well known capitalist Khan e Azam Khan Shehzada Saleem aka Seth Sahab.

Maloga is the third largest town of Oghi tehsil, with a population of over 1,000 families. It is in the southern part of the tehsil. It has two mosques, two government-funded primary schools, several private educational institutions and two Madrasahs, of which one is for girls.

Historically Maloga was a destination for people of different ethnic backgrounds, and it still has a large proportion of people of multi-ethnic background. Tribes of Maloga include Keninth, Qureshis, Munshis(yousef zai), Swatis and a small population other costs. Among Agror Maloga is famous for highly qualified people and its open-minded attitude toward education of girls and boys from primary to higher and equal opportunities from both the genders.[citation needed]

Arbora is one of the largest towns of Oghi tehsil, with a population of over 500 families. It is in the southern part of the tehsil. It has two mosques, one government middle school, two government funded primary schools, one private educational institution and one Madrasahs.

Historically Arbora was a destination for people of different ethnic backgrounds, and it still has a large proportion of people of multi-ethnic background. Tribes of Arbora include Tanolis, Awans and Pathans. Among Agror Arbora is famous for its open-minded attitude toward the education of girls and boys from primary to higher and equal opportunities for both genders.[citation needed]

Rashida is a village of tehsil Oghi. It is one km from main bazaar at Batgram road. It consists of nearly 500 families. Government high school was built in 1957. F C cheak post is also very close to village Rashida. Football is the favorite game of the village. Sajjad Shaheed football club is the most famous team of tehsil. An Islamic scholar mufti Hafeez ur Rehman is the resident of Rashida.

khare syedan is a village of tehsil oghi it is a 3 km from main bazaar it sharghar road oghi thiar is amore famaile is (syed)this village more people are in Kuwait and few people stayed in (u.a.e)and other (g,c,c) countries

Seri Village
Seri village is a remote village of Oghi tehsil. It consists of various families, like Hasanzai, Chagharzai, Gujar and Akazai. The Akazai family(thasan khil and barth khil) hold onto the village.Ferdos akazai and Saleem Akazai ex councillers. There are two primary schools. THASAN KHAIL (Akazai) SHAJARAH....Ghazali baba 1810 AD ko kaladaka KAND sy Seri aaya us k 4 bety thy 1.KHAYATHALI 2.GHOSE ALI 3.BKHTHALI 4,BAHSHALI . 1. KHAYATH ALI Khazrt khan ka bap tha Khazrath khan k 4 bety thyMuqrab. Taj mohd. sumad khan and Gul mohd 2.GHOSE ALI k 5 bety thy.Gulamqader.qudrath ali.toor.Fazalruhman.Ali akbar. 3.Bkht ali (mirath) 4.Bakhshali k 4 bety thy.Qlander.Sakander,Rahmat ali,mohd ali.

In village Safaida Mian family has the total hold. There is one primary school a hospital and a mosque in the village.Meyaan family is one the most educated family of Agror velly.mians are performing their jobs in almost every feild of country at reputed posts.popular places of the village are HOZRA,stone of BAGI,and lake of MAIRR,

UC Karori
.UC Karori having pivotal position in Upper Tanawal (tehsil Oghi), best forest of the Hazara region are situated in that UC, on the top of forest there is famous Ziarat called Serri wala Baba in the summer season people from different part of the area visit that place through hiking. Dr. Muhammad Saddique is the Nazim and social and political worker of the area, other social worker are Zain-ul-Abidin (Sociologist), Muhamamd Ayaz (P.HD in Chemistry) Khawaj Muhammad Tanoli (ex Tehsil Nazim) Munishi Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Shafiq (Retired from PAF) and Master Muhammad Rafique.

Main villages are:

Sari Margul
Bandi Parao
Muhammad Tariq Aziz Tanoli belong to one of village of UC Karori,he has done his MBA(Finance)from Hazara University Mansehra,presently working with Dawood Islamic Bank Limited in capacity of Manager Operations


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Havelian Tehsil

Havelian Tehsil...

Havelian Tehsil is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Abbottabad District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan.


During British rule, the current district of Abbottabad was created as a Tehsil of Hazara District[1], after the independence of Pakistan it remained a tehsil of Hazara until 1981 when the old Abbottabad Tehsil became a district. Subsequently the district was split into two tehsils namely Abbottabad and Havelian.


The city of Havelian, serves as the tehsil headquarters, the tehsil is subdivided into 16 Union Councils these are:[2]

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Bandi Atti Khan
Dewal Manal
Ghari Phulgran
Haveliani Urban
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Nagri Totial
Seer Gharbi
Seer Sharqi Bhattian

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Karakoram Highway

Karakoram Highway..

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) (Urdu: شاہراہ قراقرم, Chinese: 中巴公路) is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an altitude of 4,693 m/15,397 ft as confirmed by both SRTM and multiple GPS readings. It connects China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan and also serves as a popular tourist attraction. It is now part of the route officially known as as N-35 within Pakistan. Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the "Ninth Wonder of the World..

N-35 / G314
(Karakoram Highway)
Length 1300 km / 806 km in Pakistan, in China 494 km
Lanes 2
Direction north-south
Start Hasan Abdal
Important destinations Hasanabdal, Abbottabad, Thakot, Chilas, Gilgit, Karimabad, Sust, Khunjerab Pass, Kashgar
End Kashgar
Construction dates 1966 - 1986
Highway junctions N-5, N-15
Operator NHA


The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by the governments of Pakistan and China, and was completed in 1986, after 20 years of construction. 810 Pakistani and 82 Chinese workers lost their lives,[1] mostly in landslides and falls, while building the highway. The route of the KKH traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road.

On the Pakistani side, the road was constructed by FWO (Frontier Works Organization), employing the Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers. Presently, the Engineer-in-Chief branch of the Pakistani Army is working on a project documenting the history of the highway. It is being written by Brigadier (Retired) Muhammad Mumtaz Khalid, who oversaw its construction.

The Highway...

The highway, connecting Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan to the ancient Silk Road, runs approximately 1,300 km from Kashgar, a city in the Xinjiang region of China, to Abbottabad, of Pakistan. An extension of the highway south west from Abbottabad, in the form of N-35, meets the Grand Trunk Road, N-5 at Hassanabdal, Pakistan.

The highway cuts through the collision zone between the Eurasian and Indian plates, where China, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan come within 250 km of each other. Owing largely to the extremely sensitive state of the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, the Karakoram highway has strategic and military importance.

On June 30, 2006, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Pakistani Highway Administration and China's State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) to rebuild and upgrade the Karakoram Highway. According to SASAC, the width of the highway will be expanded from 10 metres to 30 metres, and its transport capacity will be increased three times. As well, the upgraded road will be constructed to particularly accommodate heavy-laden vehicles and extreme weather conditions.

China and Pakistan are also planning to link the Karakoram Highway to the southern port of Gwadar in Balochistan through the Chinese-aided Gwadar-Dalbandin railway, which extends up to Rawalpindi.

Pakistani Section...

The Pakistani section of the highway is 806 km long. It starts from Abbottabad (though N-35 of which KKH is now a part, officially starts from Hassanabdal). The highway meets the Indus River at Thakot, and continues along the river until Bunji, where the Gilgit River joins the Indus River. This is the place where three great mountain ranges meet, the Hindukush, the Himalaya and the Karakoram. The western end of the Himalayas, marked by the 9th highest peak in the world, Nanga Parbat can be seen from the highway. The highway passes through the capital of the Gilgit-Baltistan, Gilgit, and continues to the beautiful valleys of Nagar and Hunza, along the Hunza River. Many of the highest mountains, lakes and glaciers in the Karakoram can be directly seen from the highway in this section. Finally, the highway meets the Pakistan-China border at Khunjerab Pass..

Chinese Section...

The Karakoram Highway in the Xinjiang region of China.The Chinese Section of the Karakoram Highway follows the north-south Sarykol ('Yellow Lake') valley just west of the Tarim Basin, which is barely visible in the satellite image at left. The road from Kashgar goes southwest about 80 km and then turns west to enter the Gez (Ghez) River canyon between Chakragil mountain on the north and Kongur mountain on the south. From the Gez canyon the population becomes Kirgiz. Having climbed up to the valley, the road turns south past Kongur, Karakul Lake and Muztagh Ata on the east. Below Muztagh Ata a new road goes west over the Kulma Pass to join the Pamir Highway in Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan. The main road continues over a low pass (where the population becomes Tajik) and descends to Tashkurgan. Further south a valley and jeep track leads west towards the Wakhjir Pass to the Wakhan Corridor. Next the road turns west to a checkpost and small settlement at Pirali, and then the Khunjerab Pass, beyond which is Pakistan, the Khunjerab River and Hunza.

(In 747 Gao Xianzhi, a Tang general crossed the Broghol Pass into what is now Pakistan - the furthest Chinese penetration in this direction. He was later defeated at the Battle of Talas, and the Chinese withdrew from the region.)

Major Towns...

KKH near Passu in PakistanChilas
Nagar, Pakistan
Tashkurgan Town, China
Kashgar - Chinese railhead - 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) gauge


In recent years, the highway has become a destination for adventure tourism. It was ranked as the 3rd best Tourist Destination in Pakistan by The Guardian.[2] The road has given mountaineers and cyclists easier access to the many high mountains, glaciers and lakes in the area. The highway provides access to Gilgit and Skardu from Islamabad by road. These are the two major hubs for mountaineering expeditions in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.[3]

The Gilgit-Baltistan Administration of Pakistan and the Xinjiang Administration of China have signed an agreement to issue border passes to their permanent residents. This pass is valid for a calendar year and is used to travel through Khunjerab Pass only.

Mountains and glaciers

Truck passing through the Astore District of Pakistan, with Nanga Parbat in the background
KKH along the Indus River.Karakoram Highway provides the pathway to expeditions for almost all peaks in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan, Kashmir and several peaks in Xinjiang China. The region includes some of the world's largest glaciers like the Baltoro Glacier. Five of the Eight-thousanders (mountains taller than 8,000m) of the world that are in Pakistan are accessible by the highway. The notable mountains that can be directly seen while traveling on the highway are:

Nanga Parbat, Gilgit-Baltistan,Kashmir, 9th highest of the world at 8,126m
Rakaposhi, Gilgit-Baltistan,Kashmir, 27th highest of the world at 7,788m
Diran, Gilgit-Baltistan,Kashmir, most dangerous mountain in Pakistan
Shishpar, Gilgit-Baltistan,Kashmir
Ultar Peak, Gilgit-Baltistan,Kashmir
Tupopdan, Gilgit-Baltistan,Kashmir, also known as Cathedral Peaks near Passu
Many glaciers can be seen while traveling on the highway:

Minapin Glacier
Passu Glacier
Ghulkin Glacier
Khunjerab Glacier
[edit] Rivers and lakes
Several rivers and lakes are also made accessible by the highway. These include:

Indus River
Hunza River
Gilgit River
Ghujerab River
Karakul Lake in Xinjiang (China)

Rock art and petroglyphs....

Ancient petroglyphs near ChilasMain article: Northern Areas, Pakistan#Rock art and petroglyphs
There are more than 20,000 pieces of rock art and petroglyphs all along the highway that are concentrated at ten major sites between Hunza and Shatial. The carvings were left by various invaders, traders and pilgrims who passed along the trade route, as well as by locals. The earliest date back to between 5000 BC and 1000 BC, showing single animals, triangular men and hunting scenes in which the animals are larger than the hunters. These carvings were pecked into the rock with stone tools and are covered with a thick patina that yields their age.


There are several transport companies in Pakistan that offer bus service between major towns of the highway, and from Rawalpindi and Lahore. The largest company is Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO). Other companies are Masherbrum Travel and Silk Route Travel.

Bus service between Gilgit and Kashghar...
On June 1, 2006, a daily bus service began between Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistani Kashmir and Kashghar, Xinjiang, through the Sust and Tashkorgan border area.[4]


Landslides often disturb the traffic for several hours.The KKH is best traveled in the spring or early autumn. Heavy snow during harsh winters can shut the highway down for extended periods. Heavy monsoon rains, around July and August, cause occasional landslides that can block the road for hours or more. The border crossing between China and Pakistan at Khunjerab Pass is open only between May 1 and December 31 of every year.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Shahina jamil hospital and Frontier Medical College Abbottabad

Frontier Medical College and Shahina Jamil Hospital Abbottabad..

Frontier Medical College and its teaching hospital are self-financing institutions sponsored by Al-Jamil Trust. It was established in 1995 on about 200 kanals of land at the foothills of a beautiful pine forest in the rural outskirts of Abbottabad on main Karakoram Highway leading form Islamabad to the Chinese boarder and on to the Central Asian States. It is housed in purpose built spacious buildings, in addition to highly qualified and experienced faculty, well equipped laboratories and museums with wide range of educational specimens and models. The 300-beds SHAHINA JAMIL TEACHING HOSPITAL has been built at the college premises adjacent to the college. In addition to medical students, nurses and paramedical are also trained. At the same time under an agreement of private-cum public partnership with the Govt. of NWFP the 360 bed Government DHQ Teaching Hosital Mansehra is also utilized for teaching and training of our medical students.

College Buildings...

The main college building is a four-storey purpose-built structure with over 110000 sqft covered area. It accommodates all essential departments needed in a medical college including lecture halls, laboratories, dissection hall, library, museum, computer laboratory, a 500-seat auditorium, seminar rooms, college staff and students room and offices. More space is available to accommodate future departments. In addition, there is another single storey building housing the Community Medicine Department.


The college has two teaching hospitals: one, its own teaching hospital on the college premises called Shahina Jamil Trust Hospital. It is a new 300 beds general hospital and it has all the essential teaching departments. It is fully staffed by highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. It provides clinical training to the senior medical students, medical care facilities to all deserving patients free of cost. The students of the dental section are also training here.

The second hospital is the Govt. DHQ Teaching Hospital at Mansehra. It is a very busy general hospital of 360 beds. This hospital too has all the essential teaching departments. It has been acquired from the NWFP Govt. for teaching and training of our medical students. The college had constructed in collaboration with the Govt. of NWFP a new 136-beds block called "Frontier Medical College Block" in this hospital.


There are separate hostels for boys and girls in separate good and comfortable buildings. The hostels are staffed with wardens, cooks, bearers, chowkidars and cleaners. In the girls hostels, in addition to the above staff, housekeepers, washer women and special security guards are also provided. For the girls students not residing with parents, stay in the college hostel in mandatory.


The college has its own transport system consisting of buses, coasters and vans.They are used to transport students to the college from hostels and also to the teaching hospital at Mansehra, Basic Health Units (BHU), Rural Health Centers (RHC), and to the rural areas to conduct medical camps.


There are sports facilities at the college campus for Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton and Tennis. Hostels are provided with Table Tennis facilities and other indoor games. Facilities for indoor Badminton and Table Tennis are also provided in the College auditorium which is also used as gymnasium in winter months and during snow and rains. For games like Football, Hockey and Cricket facilities available in Abbottabad are utilized. Skiing facilities are also available during winter months at Kalabagh 45 minutes away in the mountains.

Banking Facilities...

A branch of National Bank of Pakistan is situated jus across the main entrance of the college. Post office is also situated near the bank.

Students Societies...

1. Debating Society
2. Dramatic and Cultural Society
3. Literary Society
4. Patient Welfare Society
5. Blood Donation Society
6. Environment Protection Society
7. Frontier Medical College Welfare Society
8. Sport Club
9. Students Health Care Society
10. Pharmacology Society
11. Fine ArtsSociety
12. FMC okd students Society

Medical Facilities For Students ...

1. Health Care facilities available at the college teaching hospitals are available free to all students.
2. If a student falls ill with a minor ailment, he is provided treatment in the OPD. If it is a serious illness or requires hospital admission, necessary treatment is arranged and the cost of the treatment which is nominal is to be paid by the student or by the Health Insurance Company if they are insured.
3. If any student or his/her parents desire Health Insurance cover, it is available through New Jubilee Insurance Company at a nominal premium.

FMC Graduates...

The first nine batches of students admitted have already passed their Final Professional MBBS examination of Bahria University Islamabad securing the MBBS degrees. They have been registered with the PMDC and are working in govt. teaching hospitals and other hospitals in the country and abroad. Many of them have passed PLAB, USMLE and FCPS examinations.

Admission Information...

1. Eligibility
The course of study for MBBS and BDS is open to both male and female candidates from all provinces of Pakistan and also from both men and women candidates of all nationalities from abroad.
Applicant for admission in MBBS or BDS must have passed the
F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) from a Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in First Division securing at least 60% marks.
or any examination of a Foreign University or College/School which in scope and standard is found equivalent to the F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) examination of Pakistan, such as:

The British GCE ‘A’ level
or the American / Canadian High School examination
or Higher Secondary School examination of the Middle East
or Baccalaureate examination.

Candidates having passed B.Sc. Examination in First Division can also apply provided they have passed F.Sc. exam with Biology, Physics and Chemistry subject.

2. Selection
Selection is on Merit, which is determined on the basis of marks obtained in the F.Sc or the qualifying examination, the Entry Test, the Matriculation examination and the Interview.

3. Entry test
The Entry Test of the candidates for MBBS and BDS is held at the college. The date of the test is communicated to the candidates individually after preliminary screening based on information provided by the candidates in their application forms.
Entry Test is an objective type of examination in the form of Multiple Choice type of Questions (MCQ) based on the standard of F.Sc. Pre-medical in the subjects of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Some questions are of General Knowledge and some for Aptitude Testing. There are 108 questions, 25 each from the above four subjects and 12 questions on General Knowledge and Aptitude testing. For each question 4 possible answers are written below. The candidates select one answer. For every correct reply 4 marks are awarded and for every wrong answer one mark is deducted. No marks plus or minus are given for no reply.

4. Interview
After the entry test, the candidates are interviewed by the members of Admission Selection Committee. The interview is mainly to asses the ability of the candidates to undertake the arduous and difficult course of medical education. It will help, if at the time of interview the parents or guardians of the candidates are also present.

5. Weightage
Weightage of different examinations and Entry Test is as follows:
Entry Test 40%
F. Sc. Exam 40%
Matriculation exam 10%
Interview 10%

6. Verification of Documents
All particulars, certificates or any other document submitted with the admission form will be subject to verification. Any candidate whose documents are found to be incorrect or forged in any way, or whose authentication is doubtful, will be struck off from the college rolls even if the candidate has been admitted.

7. Foreign Students
Foreign students may submit their MCAT score in support of their applications. Selected candidates from abroad will be assisted in obtaining students Visa and other legal documents required to study in Pakistan at Frontier Medical College. They do not have to appear in the Entry Test unless they wish to compete for scholarships.

8. Merit Scholarships
Merit Scholarships of Rs. 200,000.- are awarded to the students who score at least 80% marks both in the Entry Test and F.Sc (Higher Secondary School) examinations. Those students securing 80% marks either in the Entry Test or in the F.Sc. Examination will receive an award of Rs. 100,000. In the second and subsequent years, students securing over 80% marks in their annual professional university examinations will also receive a scholarship of Rs. 100,000. - for the year concerned. Students scoring over 80% marks in any subject in the university examination receive an award of Rs. 50,000 per subject.

9. Hostel Accommodation
Hostel accommodation is available in separate hostels for boys and girls. Boarding and lodging fee including cost of food is Rs. 65,000/- per year.

10. College Prospectus and Application Form
All details regarding the procedure of admission and information about the college, the courses of study and examinations etc. are given in the College Prospectus, which can be obtained along with the application form on payment of Rs.600.- from within Pakistan and US$ 60 from abroad through money order or through demand draft from any bank on the name of “Frontier Medical College” at the following address

Admission Procedure...

1. Process of Admission
The process of admission starts after completion of F.Sc. examinations of different Intermediate Boards in Pakistan.
Applications for admission in MBBS and BDS are invited through advertisement in national newspapers, on prescribed Application Forms available from the college with the College Prospectus.
Applications should be sent by registered post or through courier service to the college or may be deposited personally in the Students
On receipt, the applications are scrutinized and those candidates found suitable are invited for the College Entry Test.
After the College Entry Test, successful short-listed applicants are interviewed by the Admission Selection Committee of the college.
Merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the Entry Test, F.Sc, Matric examination and Interview. Based on this merit list the top 100 candidates are invited for final interview and admission.
Applicants reporting for interview should preferably be accompanied by their parents (father or mother). In case both the parents have expired their elder brother or sister or guardian should accompany them. They should bring their identity cards or copy of their parent’s identity card if they are less than 18 years of age.
It is absolutely essential to show the originals of all documents at the time of interview

2. Documents Required with Application
• Applicants must submit the completed (all columns of the application form must be completed) prescribed application form with attested photocopies of the following certificates:
Detailed Marks Certificate of the examination on basis of which admission is sought (F.Sc. Pre-medical or similar examination).
Secondary School Certificate Examination (Matriculation).
National Identity Card (where available) or a copy of the father’s National Identity Card.
For Foreign applicants a photocopy of relevant four pages of their passports.
Character Certificate from the head of institution most recently attended by the candidate.
In case of candidates seeking admission on the basis of B.Sc., detailed marks certificate of B.Sc. and F.Sc. Pre-medial examinations.
Overseas Pakistani and foreign candidates from USA, Canada and UK (GCE `A` level) should submit a copy of their high School certificate result and a copy of the transcript.
Any other educational or co-curricular activity certificate, that an applicant wishes to be considered like the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score, MCAT or games or sports achievement etc.
A medical certificate duly signed by a registered medical doctor regarding satisfactory physical fitness.
A certificate that the candidate has received proper Hepatitis B vaccine
Six passport size recent colour photographs of the applicant

Facilities Available at FMC ....

The main college building is housed in a four storey purposed-built building with about 50,000 square feet of constructed area. This building accommodates the basic medical sciences departments and more space is available for future expansion. In addition, there is another single storey building of labour 5000 square feet. In this second building the Community Medicine department has been established, which also includes a Community Health Center for convenience of patients and other persons from the Community coming from surrounding villages and at the same time providing opportunities to clinical students to see and solve their problems in rural settings.

Lecture Hall
There are five lecture halls, two furnished with fixed benches and three with table and chairs, with accommodation for well over 100 students in each hall. Adequate audio-visual aids like multimedia projectors, overhead projectors and epidiascopes are provided in the lecture halls.

Basic Sciences Practical Laboratories
There are eight Basic Sciences Laboratories, with all necessary equipment, chemicals, instruments and furniture, Each laboratory accommodates abour 50 students at one time. Each laboratory has a preparation room and stores for equipment and chemicals. Trained technicians maintain these laboratories and assist students in performance of their practical and research work.

Demonstration Rooms
Six Demonstration Rooms, furnished with tabletchairs and plastic boards for writing are available. Slide projectors and overhead projectors are also provided in these rooms. These demonstration rooms are also utilized for small groups teaching.

Museums are spacious, well furnished and provided with facilities for the students to study. Large collection of specimen and models. The main museum has mainly Pathology and Anatomy models and specimen whereas Pharmacology, Community Medical and Forensic Medicine departments have established their departmental museums within their own departments.

Dissection Hall
There is a spacious dissection hall in Anatomy Dept. Sufficient numbers of cadavers, prosecuted parts and bones available. Cadavers under close supervision of demonstrators are stored in cold room and mortuary refrigerators.

It is in a large purpose built hall. About 9000 books on medical and allied subjects are available and more are being added. There is a large students study area, where at a time 50 students can sit and study reference material in the library. A separate enclave is provided for the teaching staff. Library provision includes books, latest journals, audiovisual materials and computer based information services.

Video Library
The college has video library. it has a 29 inch T.V with VCR and over 68 medical video-cassettes mostly on basic medical sciences. A teacher is always available to explain & answer the queries of the students. This library has also a large number of audio cassettes containing lecture material on important topics.

There is a large Auditorium, which accommodates 500 persons. It is used for examinations and major functions of the college like debates and dramas, etc. Facilities for gymnasium and badminton are also provided in it.

Computer laboratory
Computer Lab has 29 computers for students. It is equipped with Pentium -III and Pentium IV computers. These computers are used for teaching and training of students. In Anatomy and Physiology and other subjects over 200 medical programmes on CDs are available at the moment. These are increased with time and according to needs. training in computer assisted learning is compulsory for all students. This access to information sources through internet enables students to benefit from World Wide Web in the vast field of Medicine.

Internet Facilities
The computer laboratory has the facility of internet and e-mail. Students and teachers can have easy access to websites related to their subjects. Internet facility offers online approach to international medical journals, medical education and advisory facility to students and teachers. Through this facility, students can even publish their own web-pages/thesis to be accessed anywher in world.

Research Laboratories
Research Laboratories for the college teaching staff have also been provided.

Medical Education Department
It has been established to develop, implement, monitor and regulate the curriculum as per local, international, and PMDC requirements. Regular curriculum reviews are also undertaken.

Seminar Rooms
Two Seminar Rooms, each accommodating over 60 persons, furnished with easy chairs are also available and are also used for clinico-pathlogical conferences and video presentations etc.

Staff Tea Room
There is a staff Tea Room, with a beautiful view where the staff can relax and have interaction over a cup of Tea.

Audio Visual and Photography Section
Incharge of this section takes photographs of academic interest for the college and looks after the maintenance of audio-visual equipment, which includes multimedia projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors, film projectors, epidiascopes VCP and VCR etc.

A cafeteria is available for students of the college. It is well stocked with essential items. In addition to soft drinks it can also provide snacks and meals if desired. Cafetria is surrounded by beautiful lawns for students to relax in between their scheduled classes.

Book Shop
A book shop is on the premises. It stocks all necessary medical books and stationery. It has also photo-copying facilities for students.

Medical & General Store
For convenience of students and other staff medical and general stores are present at the college premises. Items of daily use and essential drugs and medicines are available.

New Buildings
New buildings to house enlarged Pathology Department, Pharmacology Department and Community Medicen Department have been constructed and occupied.