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Thorar, Pakistan
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Thorar, Pakistan
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Thorar, Pakistan
Coordinates: 33°51′N73°39′E / 33.850°N 73.650°E / 33.850; 73.650
Country Pakistan
Territory Azad Kashmir
District Poonch
  Official Urdu [1] [2] [note 1]
Time zone PST

Thorar is a town in Poonch District in Azad Kashmir. It is located about 20 miles from Rawalakot city, the capital of Poonch district.



Thorar is a Tehsil of District Poonch (Rawalakot), Azad Kashmir, and is connected to Rawalakot and Muzaffarabad by main roads. Its suburbs are Tain, Mang, Jassapeer, Bhalgran, Nar, Bosa Gala and Androt, Kheruta, Siranagala,Phagowa.The literacy rate in Thorar is over 75%. It is about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Kohala, Thorar is also linked to Rawalpindi, Islamabad (via the neighbouring areas of Azad Pattan and Dhalkot), and to Muzaffarabad via Kohalla. There is one Govt. Boys Degree College, Govt. Girls College and some private colleges and schools for boys and girls some of which are Ghzaia-e- Millat public school Thorar, Bright Future Public School Thorar, Little Angles public School Thorar and Iqra Public School Thorar

Sardi laway Bhalgran view from Thorar Bazar Sardi Laway Bhalgran view.jpg
Sardi laway Bhalgran view from Thorar Bazar


There are very few job opportunities compared to the size of population. People of Thorar are educated[ clarification needed ] and few of them work in schools or services sector in Government of Azad Kashmir Most of the people from this area (almost 60%) work in foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and many more.

Cricket is the most popular sports, volleyball is also played in some areas, Every year a big tournament of volleyball is arranged in which players from the whole country participate.


The town has few good bazaars where all essential commodities of life are easily available.


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  1. "Kashmir".
  2. Rahman 1996, p. 226.


  1. Snedden (2013, p. 176): On p. 29, the census report states that Urdu is the official language of the government of Azad Kashmir, with Kashmiri, Pahari, Gojri, Punjabi, Kohistani, Pushto, and Sheena 'frequently spoken in Azad Kashmir'. Yet, when surveyed about their 'mother tongue', Azad Kashmiris' choices were limited to selecting from Pakistan's major languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushto, Balochi, Saraiki, and 'others'; not surprisingly, 2.18 million of Azad Kashmir's 2.97 million people chose 'others'.