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05-07-2006, 11:40 PM,
#16
 
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial" id="quote">quote<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aamert</i>
<br />Living-working-studying in chicago for the past 6+ years
born and raised in Oman.
but a PAKISTANI.!
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[8D]waooo[8D]
what a three nation personality...

have you ever been to pakistan?
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05-09-2006, 09:38 PM,
#17
 
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial" id="quote">quote<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by ausmanpk2001</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial" id="quote">quote<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aamert</i>
<br />Living-working-studying in chicago for the past 6+ years
born and raised in Oman.
but a PAKISTANI.!
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[8D]waooo[8D]
what a three nation personality...

have you ever been to pakistan?
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That's very common for Pakistanis born in the Gulf. I myself was born and brought up in Dubai, went for my CA to Pakistan, came back to Dubai worked for some three years and am now in the UK.. but if you ask me where home is,,, I'd say its Pakistan, Dubai is more of a secondary home and this is Pardes for sure!!
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05-11-2006, 08:56 PM,
#18
 
<u>yahhhhhhhhh this is VERY true</u>.

<b><font color="red">Muhammad Ahmad 4m Muzaffargarh and currently settled in BHALWAL</font id="red"></b>
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06-02-2006, 04:19 AM,
#19
 
hey i my native village is larkana...i have lived for abt 8 yrs at karachi and hyderabad....i am currently at karachi...
for me hyderabad rocks...
cheerz
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06-26-2006, 07:43 PM,
#20
 
My city is Karachi, but I love all the cities of Pakistan and I have travelled most of the big cities including beautiful northern areas, now I am serving at Riyadh KSA,
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09-24-2007, 06:13 PM,
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<b>My City & Home is in Neelum Valley (AJ&K), which is said *Eden on Earth*. Its 3 hours drive from Muzaffarabad (AJ&K)

See Pics ==>> www.muzaffarabadak.com/picn&j03.htm/

Please see details in next Posts</b></font id="purple">
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09-24-2007, 06:17 PM,
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<font color="red"><font size="4"><b>Tourism info Neelum Valley</b></font id="size4"></font id="red">

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<b><i><font color="purple">Neelum Valley is dipped in beauty. The swaying lush green forests, snow capped mountains, streams singing songs of joy, and fast flowing river Neelum, all go together to make it naturalist’s wonderland. </font id="purple"> </i> </b>

<font color="teal"><b>Altitude</b>
800-600 meters above sea level.

<b>Location</b>
Neelum Valley about 200 kilometers in length to the north and northeast of Muzaffarabad along the river Neelum, runs parallel to the Khaghan Valley.

<b>Climate</b>
Traveling during May to October from the scorching heat of plains to the high land basin of Neelum Valley is indeed an escape from hell inferno to the cold breezes of paradise. The temperature remains in between 65°F to 90° F during the summer. The upper portion of the area normally receives first snow fall in the month of October and at some times even during September. Tourist season is May – October.

<b>The Valley</b>
It is a valley of fountains, springs, waterfalls, flowering trees and plants. Geographically too, it is a hospitable valley. The Neelum Valley, 90 miles long bow-shaped with majestic pine, fir and deodar trees, lies north-south of Muzaffarabad (capital). This ninety-mile long kingdom of vegetation is ripped apart by the indigoblue Neelum river which flows serpentinely down hills to merge itself into the river Jhelum at Domail. Domail, the confluence of two mighty rivers, presents highly fascinating scene of youthful embrace. This heart-warning spectacle is most soothing to the eye.
The valley, starting from Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Kashmir, is about 150 miles long. It lies on both sides of the river Neelum. The geographical features enhance the natural beauty of the Valley. Its elevation, a mere 2,000 feet at the start, gradually rises till it attains a respectable height of 8,000 feet. On both sides there are high mountains and peaks. Nearly all the forest wealth of Azad Kashmir is to be found in this part of the State.
There are two approaches to the valley. One from the Kaghan Valley which is linked with it at two points, the Nuri Nari Hali (Pass) and the Ratti Gali and many minor Passes. From Dawarian it takes two days for hiking or riding and night stay at Dharian at 12,000 feet. The second approach is from Muzaffarabad. It is a distance of 55 miles which is jeepable in fair weather. The Neelum meets the Jhelum river at Domali (meeting of the two) on the outskirts of Muzaffarabad city. From Paticka forest one reaches Nosari, 24 miles ahead of Muzaffarabad. Next come Chaliana (height 3,200 feet), Qazi Nag, Barian, Salkhela, Kundal Shahi, Athmaqam on this road. On a number of places, the local population has built rope crossings on the river. It is a very dangerous device and the very thought of crossing these points is horrible but thrilling.
Tao Butt is an example of vegetational generosity of the liberal nature. The spot is donned with all delicacies and niceties. Nature flirts here with fantastic environment. The forest wealth abounds in the Neelum Valley. Deodar, pine, fir, wild walnut, strawberry and hosts of other high statured trees and other types of wild growth and herbs are the treasure of the valley. Besides being invaluable in economic terms, the variety of natural growth offers a captivating scenery. Shunder Hill tops are covered with green forests and the fields are lush green with crops.

<b>Pattheka</b>
The valley is accessible by an all weather road metalled up to Kundal Shahi and well maintained up to Kel. At the gateway to the Valley lies a sprawling town of Pattheka with a dependable commercial centre. For a tourist, Pattheka can be the first journey break. This town has a modest bazaar with day-to-day activity. All essential items are available in the bazaar which feeds a fairly large number of villages behind it. On its back runs the forth-emitting river Neelum. The village and bazaar are connected by a suspension bridge crossable by jeep alone. This old bridge is being replaced with an RCC one enabling it to afford heavy traffic. The running streams, water channels and water falls across the Pattheka village present another heart winning scene. It is fully electrified. A few years back, the Federal Minister of Power and Water, Government of Pakistan had a hydel station built in this village over a perennial nullah which is in fact a mini river of Pattheka. The quality of life here is full of emotions despite its simplicity. It is perhaps due to verdure. Financially, it is an affluent town. Majority of the village folk is engaged in profitable business abroad especially in the Middle East countries. A number of scheduled banks of Pakistan are operating in the village on the strength of remittances from abroad. But despite fattening coffers, the town has no industrial activity. The ratting of machinery is unknown to the town. The serene atmosphere shrouded into lush greenery and milky-white waterfalls and water curses and their rhythmic flow totally absorbs the visitors. Added to the general plant fragrance is the sweet smell of menthol plants along the banks of the nullah, it cuts its way across the crop-fields in such wavy manner that it looks as a white ribbons over green head of damsel Nature. Bhateeka is linked by ancillary roads with other surrounding areas uphill and downhill.

<b>Kundal Shahi Jagran Valley</b>
At a distance of 74 Km. from Muzaffarabad one can reach Kundal Shahi. From this place a visit can be planned to the loveliest part of the Neelum Valley, commonly known as Jagran Valley.

<b>Jagran</b>
Nestled in the lower part of Neelum valley, the picturesque “Jagran” is its inseparable part. Jagran Nullah (stream) is indispensable and plays pivotal role in the formation of its landscape beauty and charm which reveals the richness of the area. On the side lane of the impressive Tourists Resort the ever flowing greenish and surf gushing waters of Jagran Nullah add to its peculiar character. jagran Nullah, rushing downwards all along the tall grooves of trees is almost small river. Surrounded by scintillating beauty under the shades of the majestic snow-clad mountains the river is freezing cold. The snowmelt of these sky heights named “Jagran Nullah” is also know for rout fishing attracting angles all over the seasons.
In Jagran places like kutton, Thunian, Ghansee and Pattlian Sar are worth-seeing and inviting everyone to visit and enjoy. Jagran is ideal for mountaineers and takers too. Here the mountains are ranging from 4000 feet to 1400 feet above sea level. The ever green forests are stretched in the far flung lush green plateaus with abundance of wildlife. Gradual and fathering of uphill distance is encountered with the pleasant and soothing environ which never fades into memory.

<b>Kundal Shahi</b>
It is the entrance of Jagran. Here Jagran Nullah converges into Neelum River. It is situated at a distance of 74 Kilometers from Muzaffarabad and about 5 kilometers from Authmuqam. In Authmuqam and Kundal Shahi almost all basic necessities are available in the local market.

Kutton
Uphill road from Kundal Shahi leads to Kuttonat a distance of 6 kilometers. The picturesque Kutton and Jagran is best to visit during April to October. Here the Greater Hydle Power is also an additional attraction for the tourists. The famous Nullah Jagran passes through this valley. At kutton about 8 kilometers from Kundal Shahi a hatchery for Trout fish is established by the fisheries department. Tourism Department has provided accommodation facilities for the visitors here.
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Salkhala </b>
Not more than 3 kilometers from Kundal Shahi across the river Neelum one can enjoy the lovely place Salkhala. A Trout hatchery has been established by the Azad Kashmir Fisheries Department. A reasonable accommodation facility is available here.

<b>Athmuqam </b>
10 Kilometers from Kundal Shahi is the Sub-Divisional Head-quarter of the area. The bazaar consists of over a dozen shops with a post office and telephone call office. This place is suitable for the people interested in calm and quit atmosphere.

<b>Neelum </b>
Another 9 Km journey ahead of Athmaqam takes you to Neelum. It is situated on the right bank of river Neelum opposite to the Keran village (Indian occupied Kashmir). Neelum having an altitude of 1524 meters above sea level is very popular among tourists.

<b>Kairan</b>
So far is the half of the Neelum Valley and after it are the more enchanting spots full of exuberance and life. Kairan is another beauty spot on the river side with a neat and clean wooden flooring rest house. Its lawns slope down towards the western bank of the river. Commodities are transported to the bazaar from Athmaqam by trucks. The physical feature of Kairan resort resembles a broad forehead of a person with thick hair on the head. Stay is more comfortable here.

<b>Dowarian </b>
Dowarian at a distance of 13 Km from Neelum at an altitude of 1615 meters is surrounded by mountains full of conifer trees. Over here a mule track up to Rattigali pass (about 30 Km) towards west, connects the Neelum and Kaghan Valley.

<b>Sharda</b>
The most picturesque place in Neelum Valley is “ Sharda” it is located at a distance of 136 Km from Muzaffarabad and 30 Km from Dowarian. It is a breath taking spot. This place from the point of view of tourists is so attractive and captivating that they get their money’s worth when they spend a few days here in their sojourn amidst nature. In Sharda one also finds ruins of an old place of learning. The presence of these ruins lends Sharda is a historical background providing special attraction for the people interested in archaeology and history.

<b>Kel</b>
19 kilometers journey from Sharda, upstream takes one to Kel. It is a small valley at the height of 2097 meters. This is another picturesque place in the Neelum Valley . The Shounter Nullah joins river Neelum at this place and leads to Gilgit Agency over the Shounter Pass (4,420 meter). Kel is also a base camp of mountaineering activities up to “ Sarawaal peak” 6326 meters above sea level and “Sarawaali Glacier” which are said to be the highest peak and biggest glacier of Azad Kashmir.
Buses ply daily on this route. It is advisable to hire a jeep from Athmaqam for a trip in to the Valley. Horses and ponies can also be hired locally for travel to the interior of the Neelum Valley. Banks, College, Hospital, Bazaar, PCO and a Tourist Motel are available here.

<b>Phullawai</b>

Its in the centre of Guress Area. The back side of it there are parts of nothren Areas like Astore, Chillas etc. Its really a beautiful area. It has lakes, mountanis, water falls and gleciers. In front of it there is area of Occupied Kashmir

<b>Halmet</b>
The border village about 38 km ahead of Kel, is a fascination yet unexplored. Janawai, and Sardari are the most beautiful places around here. A tourist rest house had been constructed a Halmat to provide accommodation facilities to the visitors.

<b>(Note) </b> Some of the tourist places of Neelum Valley are situated in the range of Line of Control (LOC), there are sometimes it become difficult to visit these areas. So before visiting the valley, the visitors are required to get information from AJK Tourist Department.

<b>Accommodation</b>
Tourist Rest House consists of 7 double bedrooms. The rent for each is Rs. 300/- day. Reservation is conveniently available from the office of Director AJK Tourism, Muzaffarabad. Also Hydle Board Residential Complex offers accommodation as per details hereunder
Family Suite Rs.600/-day
Bachelor’s House (Double Bed) Rs.400/-day
Guest House(Single Bed) Rs.200/- day

<b>Accessiblilty</b>
From Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu & Kashmir a metalled road loading towards Neelum Valley bifurcates Kundal Shahi at a distance of 74 Kilometers.

<b>What to Do ?</b>

<b><i>Fishing </i> </b>
The water snow fed river and streams are ideal for trout. Some time back this fish was introduced in the Valley . Trout spawn naturally in Neelum river and hatcheries have been developed at Salkhala, Kutton and Dowarian to restock depleted water.

<b>Trekking </b>
Neelum Valley provides a variety of treks at varying altitudes durations, ranging from a day to a week via from Dowarian or Sharda to Ratti Gali with duration of 3 days, reaching a maximum altitude of 4140 meters and the trek can be extended to the Kagan Valley by crossing the Ratti Gali Pass. Near the pass one can see an ideal natural lake “ Ratti Gali Sar” at an altitude of 3832 meters. A challenging trek of a week’s duration is from kel to Astor via Shounter Gali, reaching a maximum altitude of 4260 meters. It is also a regular route for trade between Kel and Astor.

<b>Access </b>
The area is connected by road, more than half of it from Muzaffarabad is black topped, while remaining is all weather (un metaled), which is being metalled. A regular bus service up to Kel is available. However you can drive in your own Car Station Wagons, rented Jeeps up to Dowarian from there onwards you have to switch over to Jeeps for your drive. Gas filling stations are available at Muzaffarabad and Athmuqam.

<b>Where to stay ?</b>
On your first trip to Neelum Valley, to avoid inconvenience please contact Tourism Reception Center which is located on main road (Bank Square, Chatter) Muzaffarabad. They will assist you in planning your trip. To be completely certain, it will be wise to book a room prior to setting out for Neelum Valley. There are in-expensive Tourist Rest Houses at Salkhala, Kutton, Jagran, Neelum, Dowarian, Sharda, Kel and Halmat.

<b>Communications</b>
Almost all the places in the Neelum Valley are linked by telephone. A number of Public Call Offices are available at the important places.
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09-29-2007, 09:24 PM,
#23
 
I AM FROM DUBLIN (IRELAND)
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10-03-2007, 08:05 PM,
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial" id="quote">quote<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aishiya</i>
<br />I AM FROM DUBLIN (IRELAND)
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<b><font color="green">Thats good .... happy to listen from you.

Tell me please that your origion is Pakistani or ????</font id="green"></b>
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10-06-2007, 11:35 PM,
#25
 
<font size="5">FROM Faisalabad</font id="size5">
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10-15-2007, 08:57 PM,
#26
 
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial" id="quote">quote<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by khurram_jamal</i>
<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial" id="quote">quote<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aishiya</i>
<br />I AM FROM DUBLIN (IRELAND)
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<b><font color="green">Thats good .... happy to listen from you.

Tell me please that your origion is Pakistani or ????</font id="green"></b>
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Yah, Pakistani origin
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10-15-2007, 09:04 PM,
#27
 
My city ------ Yet 2 b discovered P
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10-18-2007, 02:15 PM,
#28
 
Hi I am from islamabad.......born is Saudia Arab...but now a days I am in Islamabad from last 13years
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11-07-2007, 06:19 PM,
#29
 
Hi i am imran khan from abbottabad doing articles from islamabad.
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11-07-2007, 06:58 PM,
#30
 
Islamabad
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