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Golra Sharif
Golra Sharif
(Urdu: گولڑہ شریف‬‎), is a town situated near the Margalla Hills, in the Islamabad
Islamabad
Capital Territory, Pakistan, at about 520 m (1,710 ft) above sea level, 17 km (11 mi) from the ancient city of Taxila. The Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah, Golra Sharif
Golra Sharif
has much significance for the people of the Pothohar Plateau and yearly anniversary of the Pir Meher Ali Shah which is attended by thousands of people every year to pay their regards.

Contents

1 Geographical importance 2 Political scenario 3 Railway 4 See also

Geographical importance[edit] Prior to the arrival of Meher Ali Shah's ancestors Golra Sharif
Golra Sharif
was just a small village named golra owned by abdullah golra and khair Muhammad golra in the suburbs of Rawalpindi. Golra Sharif
Golra Sharif
also has fundamental importance geographically. The vast tracts of Margalla Hills
Margalla Hills
and their adjoining plains have been witness to a vast panorama of chequered history. The area extending from Hasan Abdal to the neighborhood of Taxila, a settlement traced back to 2000 years, is custodian of a rich cultural heritage of pre-Islamic period. Even today the archaeological remains dotting the area furnish evidence of the splendid cultural and religious traditions of Buddhist era. Eminent historians of the world agree that it was here that Greek wisdom and Indian civilization meshed together to bring about a synthesis which influenced cultures and art movements everywhere. With the passage of time, it was overrun by many foreign invaders, such as Greeks, Persians, Afghans, White Huns, Mughals, Sikhs
Sikhs
and the British. Political scenario[edit] With his rule extending from 1747 to 1773, Ahmad Shah Abdali
Ahmad Shah Abdali
emerged as one of its last period rulers. After his death his son Taimur Shah ruled the area till 1793. he had to face tremendous pressure from the Marhattas and Sikhs, and by the British at river Sutlaj. when the Afghan ruler, Ahmed Shah Abdali, died and his subedar in Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, took advantage of the power vacuum and proclaimed his autonomy, it became a part of Sikh Kingdom. From 1818 to 1849, the area remained under the Sikhs
Sikhs
till it was annexed by the British. This was the period of great political upheaval and instability. Some of the communities, known as marauding tribes, were addicted to violent crime and internecine warfare. They levied black-mail tax on the roads south of the Margalla Pass. Railway[edit] Golra Sharif
Golra Sharif
Railway station is situated on Golra Road in Golra Sharif town. The station was established in 1882 during the British rule. It is an important junction of Pakistan
Pakistan
Railways to link Peshawar, Kohat, Havelian
Havelian
and Multan. Now its get more importance due to its Railways Heritage Museum. See also[edit]

Islamabad Pakistan Pir Meher Ali Shah Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah, Golra Sharif Pir Sahib Golra Sharif
Golra Sharif
- Official Website

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Neighbourhoods of Islamabad

Administrations: Islamabad
Islamabad
Capital Territory

Cities

Golra Sharif Islamabad
Islamabad
(capital) Nilore

Towns & councils

Arazi Masnali Ali Pur Baggonal Mohra Baghwala Mohra Bann Na Mohra Banniwala Mohra Barli Na Canoiwala Mohra Chak Mirza Chak Shahzad Changa Chhanni Darial Dhakkiwala Mohra Dhangdev Saiyidan Dharyala Sagna Dhok Allahdad Khan Dhok Madad Khan Dhok Mochian Dhok Tapialian Duman Dungi Gaurean Na Mohra Gekkhar Suna Ghabutra Gujaran Na Mohra Hajian Ki Dhok Jhanga Bangial Jhangi Hamid Jhangi Sayedan Karam Singh Khablain Na Mohra Khojian Ka Mohra Kilawala Mohra Koral Kortana Luni Mawaran Maira Sumbal Jaffar Matua Banglara Mian Haji Sahib Mochianwala Mohra Model Town Humak Mohra Ghamiaran Mohra Nabi Shah Mohra Nagrial Mohra Ni Luni Mohra Saiyidan Na Jo Na Mohra Nagail Sohal Nawa Shah Noorpur Shahan, Islamabad Padhana Gujar Pakka Di Saral Pind Begwal Phadia An Na Mohra Phulgran Porana Bhagpur Rwat Saidpur Shah Allah Ditta Shai Mehr Ali Sihala Sohala Na Mohra Sohan Sohawa Mirza Talu Na Mohra Tar Khanan Na Mohra Tarlai Kalan Tumair Umnaka

Localities

Alipur Farash Bani Gala Barki Badhal Chak Shahzad Defence Hadwala Gujaran Hoon Dhamial Jagiot Kuri Malakpur Azizal Mehrabadi Maira Begwal

Website: Islamabad
Islamabad
Capital Territory

Coordinates: 33°41′38″N 72°58′39″E / 33.6940°N 72.9775°E / 33.6

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