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.
Welcome to Mardan
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
Mardan Police Lodge Fraud Case
MARDAN: The police have registered a case against a man. The police said Mohammad Shahid and Mohamad Sadique of Bagh Colony, Par Hoti, submitted an application with the DPO, saying that Maulvi Saidul Wahab, resident of Ayub Khan Garhi, allegedly received Rs100.5 million from them through an agreement on April 20, 2013. They added that Saidul Wahab neither paid them any profit, nor returned them their principal amount. However, sources told this correspondent that Saidul Wahab is in the Mardan Jail nowadays.
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).
Pushto Book Launching Ceremony......!!!!!
The launching ceremony of the Pashto book ‘Lidali Oradali’ authored by Nargas Ada was held on Sunday. The ceremony was arranged by the Da Adabi Dostano Maraka at the Mardan Press Club. Speakers termed the book a good addition to the Pashto literature. The writers of Mardan are playing a vital role for the promotion of Pashto language.
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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