Potohar (or Potwar) Plateau - Been There?

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Discovery of fossils, tools, coins, and remains of ancient archaeological sites give enough historic evidence about Soan civilization and its continuity in Potohar Plateau.
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S A J Shirazi

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May 19, 2006
 
Thanks for this plugin.

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apnapotohar

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Jul 30, 2006
 
The Potohar Upland commonly called the Potohar Plateau, lies to the south of northern mountains and is flanked in the west by River Indus and in the east by River Jhelum. This 1,000 - 2,000 ft upland is a typical arid landscape with denuded and broken terrain characterized by undulations and irregularities. These are a few outlying spurs of Salt Range in the south, and those of Khair Murad and Kala Chitta Range in the north. The ramparts of the Salt Range stretching from east to west in the south separate Potohar from the Punjab Plain. The real importance of the Salt Range lies in the large deposits of pure salt at Khewra and Kalabagh and the large seams of coal at Dandot and Makerwal.
The Punjab Plain comprises mainly the province of Punjab. It is the gifted fertile land of River Indus and its five eastern tributaries - Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. The plain spreads from the south of Potohar up to Mithankot, where Sulaiman Range approaches river Indus. A unique network of canals extensively irrigates the entire plain. This system has been greatly expanded and improved in recent years by the construction of link-canals, dams, and barrages. Two large dams - Tarbela Dam on river Indus and Mangla Dam on river Jhelum having water storage capacities of 11.1 million acre ft and 5.55 million acre ft respectively, have been built. Irrigation is also supplemented by summer and winter rains (15 - 20 inches) and a variety of crops are produced. The major ones being wheat, rice, cotton, and sugarcane. The region has earned the name of grainary of Pakistan.
Anjum Sultan Shahbaz

Lahore, Pakistan

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Sep 6, 2006
 
we will have to work hard in order to discover the land of potohar.
Anjum Sultan Shahbaz

Lahore, Pakistan

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Sep 6, 2006
 
There are many ancient palces, ruins , fossils and the vanishing symbols inviting for research.
Xavier Panades I Blas

Larkhall, UK

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Nov 22, 2006
 
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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am research student at the University of Bolton.

I am writing a paper about a fossil egg uncovered in the 70s by Prof. Bob Savage during the 70s in a Dhok Yakoob (Punjab, Salt Range, Potwar Plateau) a little village/hamlet near Uchhri in Pakistan.
I have unsucceesfully been trying to locate Dhok Yakoob in a map and unfortunately knowing its exact locatiton is vital for my scientific location.

Please, I would appreciate if you could help us to find it.

I add that Dhok Yakoob is a very common name in Pakistan.
In fact, Multimaps says that Dhok Yakoob is or is in Duzab, Balochistan,
Pakistan away from Uchhri.
http://www.multimap.com/map/places.cgi...

To my knowledge, Pr. Savage never undertook any field mission
in Balochistan. On the other hand, he participated in many parties in
Punjab (Salt Range, Potwar Plateau),
- Besides, the prefix “Dhok” is essentially used in Punjab (it
is a Punjabi word). There are more than 1.200 Pakistani cities beginning
with “Dhok”, but only three of them are not located in the Punjab
Province, but in North West Frontier Province."

I wouldn't think it would necessarily show on any map until you get down to a scale of 1/25000 or so. And maybe not even then. As Pierre-Olivier says, Dhok just means village, or even just settlement, and such a place can be just a cluster of a few farmsteads. Yakoob sounds like Jacob and might be a Koranic reference and very common.

Respectfully,

Xavier Panades I Blas
55, Marksbury Road
Bedminster
Bristol BS3 5JY
England (EC)

http://www.acs.bolton.ac.uk/~xp1pls/
maninder singh kohli

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Nov 7, 2007
 
My mother was born in Rawalpindi in 1940,. We are Sikh Family migrated to India after partition,she tells me her maternal home was in Talagang. How far is it from Rawalpindi ? Are there any sikhs or hindus left in Chakwal or Talagang? Have any Sikhs or Hindus visited this are in recent past ? Is it safe for a sikh or Hindoo person to visit this area ?
harminder

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maninder singh kohli wrote:
My mother was born in Rawalpindi in 1940,. We are Sikh Family migrated to India after partition,she tells me her maternal home was in Talagang. How far is it from Rawalpindi ? Are there any sikhs or hindus left in Chakwal or Talagang? Have any Sikhs or Hindus visited this are in recent past ? Is it safe for a sikh or Hindoo person to visit this area ?
kohlijee...its completely unsafe....
Mrs malik

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Its completley safe for hindus or sikh and many hindus visted ther house in talagang and its only 3hrs r less than drive from rawalpindi.
hariminder

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Mrs malik wrote:
Its completley safe for hindus or sikh and many hindus visted ther house in talagang and its only 3hrs r less than drive from rawalpindi.
TRY TO LIVE THERE AGAIN...AND SEE HOW THOSE BRUTAL muslim ANIMALS TREAT YOU.
harminder Hitler

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Soon, very soon I will unleash my body odor on the muslim world, bwahahahahaha!!!
Khalistan Zindabad *fart*
Nauman Sharjeel

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harminder wrote:
there are no Sikhs in Chakwal or Talagang...
muslims animals made it "dar el islam"....killed off all sikhs and hindus there...this is islam
What about the Sikh and Hindu animals who killed millions of Muslims...
harminder

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Nauman Sharjeel wrote:
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What about the Sikh and Hindu animals who killed millions of Muslims...
muslims STILl live in india.

hindus and sikhs are extinct in pakistan.

thats the whole difference.

understand?...THIS IS ISLAM
ozman

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Oy Harminder! Do some research before u make bogus comments, There are 3 million Hindus in Pakistan, mainly in Sindh, to be fair theres only around 25000 sikhs nationally. 5000 plus Pesahwari sikhs, with Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh in full use. Pakistan maintains the holy Sikh sites of Nankana Sahib, Dehra Sahib Lahore, and Panjha Sahib, Hasan Abdul, The first Sikh soldier was inducted into the Pak Army recently also a Sikh man has become Traffic Officer for Lahore Police
Shakir Hussain

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maninder singh kohli wrote:
My mother was born in Rawalpindi in 1940,. We are Sikh Family migrated to India after partition,she tells me her maternal home was in Talagang. How far is it from Rawalpindi ? Are there any sikhs or hindus left in Chakwal or Talagang? Have any Sikhs or Hindus visited this are in recent past ? Is it safe for a sikh or Hindoo person to visit this area ?
I live in Talagang and it is more than safe. Please ignore these rude and nonsensical arguments. Unfortunately there are no Sikhs or Hindus in Talagang but a lot of the old buildings are still there and they still have the names of the people who lived there before partition. But again unfortunately economics is fast changing that. If you ever wish to visit I would be more than happy to help you in any way i can. By the way i live in the U.K
rehman

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Aug 9, 2008
 
harminder wrote:
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kohlijee...its completely unsafe....
harminder my dear.muslims didnt kill sikhs those who killed hindus muslims and sikhs were criminals.in our area in gujarkhan tehsil.,no one killed sikhs or hindus.people still miss them and recall them with good names,you got wrong information about islam and pakistani muslims.there is no danger to visit these areas.you are wellcome with open arms.dont spread hate,.
peace loving pakistani

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Jun 28, 2009
 
rehman wrote:
<quoted text>harminder my dear.muslims didnt kill sikhs those who killed hindus muslims and sikhs were criminals.in our area in gujarkhan tehsil.,no one killed sikhs or hindus.people still miss them and recall them with good names,you got wrong information about islam and pakistani muslims.there is no danger to visit these areas.you are wellcome with open arms.dont spread hate,.
i totally agree with u look we r loving people and islam means peace it's original meaning is peace so how could people belonging to such a religion shed unneccesary blood.look there are black sheeps in every society but that does'nt mean that everyone belonging to that society is wrong.we are really loving people so please don't misguide people anyone is free to visit pakistan and be safe.
mICHEAL

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peace loving pakistani wrote:
<quoted text>i totally agree with u look we r loving people and islam means peace it's original meaning is peace so how could people belonging to such a religion shed unneccesary blood.look there are black sheeps in every society but that does'nt mean that everyone belonging to that society is wrong.we are really loving people so please don't misguide people anyone is free to visit pakistan and be safe.
Pakistan Potohar pleatue is one of the most Fertile land in terms of archeology and Fossils ... balauchistan province which billions of years back is submerged under water it is that place where a DOLPHIN or WHALE take its present shape ... search Google about this more...
TootGayaFPak

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Aug 17, 2009
 
mICHEAL wrote:
<quoted text>Pakistan Potohar pleatue is one of the most Fertile land in terms of archeology and Fossils ... balauchistan province which billions of years back is submerged under water it is that place where a DOLPHIN or WHALE take its present shape ... search Google about this more...
mAMU,

Hmmm...Potohar pleatue seems to be interesting place. We should retake it like Siachen, K2 etc..

p.s. mAMU please provide a list of interesting places in porkistan, which India should retake...
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Aug 17, 2009
 
No body believes in farting lies of Toot.

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Aug 18, 2009
 
The very best wrote:
No body believes in farting lies of Toot.
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