There are some beautiful museums in the world which attract millions of visitors. The region of Mardan is rich in culture and especially Gandhara remains are matchless. The people of Mardan had the idea of a museum for a long time and they were keen to preserve the heritage. For this reason they formed National Heritage Preservation Societies in the past. Ultimately with the interest of the local Government Officials and the then commissioner of Mardan, Mr R N Sahibzada, the proposal of building a museum in Mardan was made in 1990. The museum was opened in April1991.
The original name is Takht-i-Bahi. This town is situated 15 km from Mardan on Swat Malakand road. In 1908/9 the ancient Buddhist history was discovered in the mountains. Large numbers of buildings look beautiful on top of the mountains.
Unfortunately the possessions of the houses and buildings have been taken away illegally and maybe decorating some famous buildings in the rest of the world. The population is expanding and new houses are approaching the site. If ignored for a few more years, the tourist and historic attractions will disappear.
Cultural heritage has a great historical significance. It represents the taste and theme of the time. The Guides Memorial Mardan also has a very relevant historical importance. It was built by the British in 1892 in memory of their soldiers who sacrificed their lives in defence of Queen’s Residency in Kabul on September 23rd 1879.This historical memorial was built in the centre of Mardan city.
Mardan is a large city and the Headquarter of a District in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The region has a very rich cultural and heritage History. This is an independent and unique web site. It will not only reflect the real life of the people of Mardan but will also work as a tool in the development of this beautiful and wonderful city of culture.
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MARDAN is Suffering as it has:
1. Poor Traffic Control system
2. No proper waste disposal system
3. No International Standard Cricket Stadium
4. No Sports grounds at village level
5. No Train Services despite having Train Station and Train Engine Factory
20 cops suffered from diarrhea during Sehat Ka Insaaf drive....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MARDAN - MOHAMMAD RIAZ MAYAR - At least twenty constables suffered from diarrhea and admitted to hospitals when they eat food during the “Sehat Ka Insaf programme”, hospital sources told The Nation on Monday.
They said that district administration has made food arrangements for police constables who were performing duty during the Sehat Ka Insaf programme. Local administration purchased packed food, including piece of chicken and juices from a local backer. After eating the food, majority of constables suffered from diarrhea, they added.
Hospital sources said that 20 constables identified as Usam, Ali Askar, Ameer Khan, Ali Haider, Abid, Najeeb, Israr, Ansar, Farhad, Arif, Shakir, Ihtasham, Israyial, Rahat Ali and other were admitted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital and Mardan Medical Complex (MMC).
Ghanidad Khan died in Traffic Accident........!!!!!!
MARDAN 19 March : The Ex Minister of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and ANP MPA died in a road traffic accident.He belonged to Garhi Amazai in Mardan.
Buddhist monks visit Takhtbhai sites.......!!!!!!!
MARDAN: A group of monks from South Korea, China and Thailand visited Buddhist religious sites at Takhtbhai here on Wednesday.They went around different parts of the religious sites in Takhtbhai and appreciated the steps taken by the government of Pakistan for their preservation and maintenance.
They said that Pakistan had a rich heritage and Buddhist cultural sites located in different areas, which needed to be explored.
Later, the foreign guests flanked by Pakistani officials attended the concluding session of the three-day international conference titled “The role of Islam and Buddhism in promoting peace and harmony” at the auditorium of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM).
Search and Rescue Operational Service.
Search and Rescue Operation Vehicles fabricated with all modern Recue equipments including Audio-Video Search Cameras, different cutters, Electric wench, Boats etc with skilled Disaster Emergency Rescue Team (DRs).
Public Money and Private Names
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided that no public place and project built with the public money would be named after any individual.
Briefing the media after the 8th provincial cabinet meeting that was chaired by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak here on Monday, Information Minister Shah Farman said it was decided that projects and public places like parks, bridges, hospitals, roads, etc that are built with public money would not be named after any individual.
He added that decision on the matter of placing inauguration plaques on projects by ministers, etc would be placed before the provincial assembly for debate.
Shah Farman said that no government advertisements would in future have pictures of any public officeholder. He said the cabinet directed all the public sector institutions to route advertisements through the provincial Information Department.
In response to a question, Shah Farman said the cabinet, however, did not take any decision on the projects already named after various personalities in the province.
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