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
The Traffic in Mardan The day-to-day traffic jams are creating lot of problems for commuters in in Mardan. The violation of traffic rules is being committed with impunity in the terrorism-hit district. Electronic signals installed at different chowks during the government of Ameer Haider Khan Hoti have also become out of order. PTI got votes in the name of change but traffic police are still receiving bribe, ignoring violation of rules and regulations," said a rickshaw driver Mukhtar said while talking to The Nation.He said in previous government, the police had to give share of bribe money to Azam Khan Hoti father of former chief minister Ameer Hoti but now they pay this money to several elected people. Talking about traffic jam in the city, people belonging to different walks of life, said the Gaju Khan, Bank Road, Shahedano Bazaar and Khwaja Ganj Bazaar have very much importance but traffic jam had mitigated their importance.The commercial use of roads has also created a lot of problems for the masses at Gaju Khan and other trade centres of the city.While talking to The Nation different traders, including Mohammad Khan, Saleem Khan, Noor Mohammad, said due to traffic jam on Gaju Khan Road, their business were destroyed, as customers especially females did not come to market for shopping. They said illegal showrooms made by motorcyclists on Shamsi Road and their commercial use had led to traffic jams. They said that more U-turns on Shamsi Road were also causing road accidents.
Besides, the traffic police also do not perform duties properly at different chowks. A group of youth said that they voted PTI to power for a change and if the party failed to resolve problems such as traffic jam and encroachments problems then the youth would come on roads against the elected members.They said that few months ago former chief minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti had installed electronic traffic signals at all chowks but the local administration failed to start these signals properly.They said that emales, elders and children are facing lot of problems when they visit different trade centres of the city especially Gaju Khan Road but traffic police and local administration were giving no heed to the grave situation.They said from the last few weeks, they have never seen traffic in-charges on roads then how traffic jam problem could be resolved..
Some female customers, who visited Gaju Khan for shopping, said that local administration should make Gaju Khan Road one way because large numbers of females came to this market for shopping but due to traffic jam problems and encroachments they face a lot of problems.Local administration banned heavy traffic in the city in the day time but with the connivance of traffic police heavy traffic enter the city in day time due to which in some bazaars,including Shaheedano Bazaar, Khwaja Ganj, Par Hoti, traffic jam problem is created.Majority of male, female and elder customers and shopkeepers on this occasion demanded the KP chief minister that he himself take notice of the traffic jam in Mardan and provide relief to masses.
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