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    Default Plan an offroad event on May 02,2009

    Hi offroad buddies, please plan an offroad event on the above date as I and @KMB will be in town for the adventure. @all offroaders please confirm your availability.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    5 jeeps have confirmed yet and all the rest are welcome. Plan is offroading and hunt for the FORT. 2 p.m summer time. please dress up according to the hot weather and carry enough water in flasks etc. Cameras are welcome.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    Could we please confirm the final time for meeting point?

    Both 12mid day and 2pm are mentioned above.

    Am working tomorrow morning, but may be able to make it by 2pm, but not earlier.

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    2 p.m. is final
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    Plan an offroad event on May 022009 -945938
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    @wasifali...........bro u can park in judicial town if u know someone. its just across the road.

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    Plan an offroad event on May 022009 -945939



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    @jeepaholic......splended work bro. now that has made things a lot easier.

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    Guys I think your cars can make it to atleast near the fort and there you can park the cars in the village and watch offroading.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    This is the turning to the Fort from the Islamabad Highway.


    Plan an offroad event on May 022009 -945959
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    Pharwala Fort

    In 1519 during one of these incursions Babur decided to make a surprise attack on the Gakhar stronghold of Pharwala Fort near Rawalpindi. Pharwala Fort covers about 175 acres and is situated 6 km north of Eleot, There are six gates to this fort; Elephant Gate for the entrance of elephants, Lashkari Gate for soldiers, Begum Gate for the women, Garden Gate, Fort Gate for commoners and Ziarat Gate. Besides the Gakhar family, the fort housed 50 elephants, 200 horses and 500 soldiers.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    now there will be one more gate "the Jeepster Gate".
    best of luck with the event.
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    is it a rocky area?
    interesting and different from usuall..
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    An almost unknown historical fort near capital



    Friday, January 23, 2009
    by Faisal Kamal Pasha

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    Located almost at the centre of Potohar region occupying a pivotal position that overlooks the whole area, Pharwala Fort near the village of Bagh Jogian at a distance of some 17 kilometres from Islamabad Highway is a historical place of particular interest for the students of archaeology and lovers of nature.

    Hathi Khan, a ruler of the Rajput Gakhar tribe, built the fort on the bank of Soan River in the sixteenth century. His descendents are called Hathial, living in some areas of Potohar.

    Potohar always remained a strategically important region in the past for the invaders from central Asia and Afghanistan.

    With the ultimate goal of capturing the throne of Delhi, the invaders had to first consolidate their position in this region. So the area always remained under attack by the rulers of states in central Asia.

    In order to secure their position and defend themselves from the foreign onslaughts, locals in some areas built forts.

    Pharwala Fort and the Fort of Rawat are the two prominent forts of the regions built to defend the area from foreign invaders.

    It is said that the Gakhar chieftain Sultan Sarang who built the Fort of Rawat was the grandson of Hathi Khan who constructed Pharwala Fort.

    Pharwala Fort is situated at a high place in the mountains of Potohar, from where one can keep an eye over the whole region. The fort was built on an area of about four square kilometres. There are two watercourses around the fort whereas one of its northwestern sides has an access to the difficult mountainous terrain. Blocked from two sides by the watercourses must have been strategically very important. Moreover the proximity of water was also good for the consumption of humans, agricultural use and for the use of animals.

    According to some people residing inside the fort, there were seven gates of the fort whereas now ruins of only three gates can be traced. An aged man residing inside the fort for many years told that the three gates are Lashkri Darwaza, Hathi Darwaza and Dadan Khan Darwaza. Hathi Khan Darwaza was the main entry gate of the fort. The Kyanis and Ghakhars inhabited the fort in sixteenth century and only a few of the families of these clans survive.

    The fort was invaded by the Mughal emperor Zaheeruddin Babar around 1526 when he launched his military expedition to south Asia. The locals gave him a tough fight but he succeeded in subduing them. After being defeated at the hands of Babar these locals inflicted heavy losses on the Mughal army through guerrilla war. However they owed allegiance to the second emperor of Mughal dynasty Naseeruddin Humayun. It is also mentioned in history that they supported Humayun against Sher Shah Suri.

    The fort has some very interesting features like the masjid of Mai Qamro and the tomb of a Mughal soldier. It is said that the masjid of Mai Qamro is one of the oldest mosques in South Asia. The mosque is in a dilapidated condition. The roof of this mosque has caved in and the brick walls are also in a bad state. There is a dense growth of wild grass and shrubs in the lawn of the mosque. This mosque has three domes and those too are in a dilapidated condition.

    According to an archeologist, Zulfiqar Ali Kalhoro, the mosque has a three-dome architecture, similar to the mosque in Rawat Fort. That shows that these two forts and their mosques were built almost in the same period of time. The tomb of the Mughal soldier, is also an important thing to mention here. It is said that when Babar invaded this fort a soldier of his army might have laid down his life fighting against the army of the opponent and the tomb might have been built to honour the brave soldier.

    There are many banyan trees inside the fort under which there are ruins of some very old graves with carving of the names buried there.

    With an alluring and breath taking natural beauty mingled with its historical importance the place is still undiscovered by the so many people who may love to visit it for the sake of gaining knowledge.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    @deedee yes its a rocky are, wish you were here too.
    To all the extreme drivers, please come offroad like ME to keep others safe on the roads.

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    @jeepaholic
    love rocky area for offroading. i am at the finishing stage of my project, so got to sacrifice the event and will enjoy watching pics with commentry. what else i can do
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    Phirwala Fort.. Wow.. Sir.. Sounds like a great plan. I just wish I could join you guys.. It would be lots of fun I am sure and an excellent photo opportunity.. Great work with Google Earth as well..
    Please take lots of pictures and post here.
    Thanks
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    interesting..........Doc did u read....it was ruled by Kyanis at one time ...... The Kyanis and Ghakhars inhabited the fort in sixteenth century and only a few of the families of these clans survive.


    you should join us in reclaiming your heritage

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    Best of luck for the event.
    Hope to c dozens of pics
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