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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 Coordinates: 33°51′N73°39′E / 33.850°N 73.650°E / 33.850; 73.650
Country Pakistan
Territory Azad Kashmir
District Poonch
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.

Azad Kashmir Administrative Territory in Pakistan

Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing jurisdiction, and constituting the western portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China since 1962. The territory shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan, together with which it is referred to by the United Nations and other international organisations as "Pakistan administered Kashmir". Azad Kashmir is one-sixth of the size of Gilgit-Baltistan. The territory also borders Pakistan's Punjab province to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the west. To the east, Azad Kashmir is separated from the Indian administered Kashmir by the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan. Azad Kashmir has a total area of 13,297 square kilometres (5,134 sq mi), and a total population of 4,045,366 as per the 2017 Census.

Rawalakot Place in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

Rawalakot is a capital city of Poonch district in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located in the Pir Panjal Range. Its other name is Pearl Valley because the abundance of almond blossoms in the valley in summer gives the impression of scattered pearls when viewed from a mountain. It is the heart land of Sudhan tribes which had contributed about sixty thousand soldiers to the British Army during World War II.

Poonch District, Pakistan District in Pakistan

Poonch is one of the 10 districts of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. Poonch district borders Indian-administered Kashmir's Poonch district and is part of the greater dispute between India and Pakistan. The capital of the district is Rawalakot.



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. 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. The majority of the people in Thorar belong to Sudhan tribe while some Mangral, a clan of Rajput, are also settled there. There is one Govt. Boys Degree College, Govt. Girls College and some private colleges and schools for boys and girls. Named as Ghzaia-e- Millat public school Thorar, Bright Future Public School Thorar, Little Angles public School Thorar and Iqra Public School Thorar

Kohala, Pakistan Town in Punjab, Pakistan

Kohala is a town in Pakistan on the River Jhelum, north of Murree, south of Muzaffarabad, and east of Bagh. The town was at the independence of Pakistan in 1947 a border town between newly created Pakistan and the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, but is today only the border between the rest of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

Rawalpindi Metropolis City in Punjab, Pakistan

Rawalpindi, commonly known as Pindi, is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is adjacent to Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, and the two are jointly known as the "twin cities" on account of strong social and economic links between the cities. Rawalpindi is the fourth-largest city in Pakistan by population, while the larger Islamabad Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the country's third-largest metropolitan area.

Islamabad Capital of Pakistan

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery.

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


There are very few jobs which are almost neglectable accordance to the population of area available here in Thorar. People of Thorar are educated[ clarification needed ] and they locally work in schools or services sector in Government of Azad Kashmir Mostly people of this area almost 60% work in abroad countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and many more.


Mostly people of this area play cricket and volleyball. There are associations regarding to cricket. 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.


Mujahida Hussain Bibi

Mujahida Hussain Bibi usually known as Bibi Sahiba or Shaheeda Mai Hussain Bibi registered as a regular soldier in the Pakistan Army, fighting in the 1947 war which was fought against India in Kashmir. Bibi Sahiba received Pakistan's third highest award for valor, the Sitara-e-Jurat, becoming the first female recipient of the award.

Sitara-e-Jurat is the third highest military award of Pakistan. It was established in 1957 after Pakistan became a Republic; however, it was instituted retrospectively back to 1947. It is awarded for gallantry or distinguished service in combat; and can be bestowed upon officers, junior commissioned officers, petty officers, warrant officers, soldiers, sailors, airmen, and equivalents in the Pakistan Army, Navy, Air Force, and various paramilitary forces under federal control, such as the Frontier Corps, the Frontier Constabulary, and the Pakistan Rangers. It may be considered to be roughly equivalent to the Military Cross and the Silver Star.


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