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Kahuta
Kahuta
(Urdu: کہوٹہ) is a census-designated city and tehsil in the Rawalpindi District
Rawalpindi District
of Punjab Province, Pakistan. The population of the Kahuta
Kahuta
Tehsil
Tehsil
is approximately 160,000 at the 2008 census. Kahuta
Kahuta
is the home to the Kahuta Research Laboratories
Kahuta Research Laboratories
(KRL) which was founded to undertake the Kahuta
Kahuta
Project as part of the atomic bomb project. Before the Kahuta
Kahuta
Project, the site was occupied by retired officers of Pakistan
Pakistan
Armed Forces and contained a small public community, including a private high school. The name "kahuta" was originated from the name of tree, extensively founded there. The local name of the tree is "koh".

Contents

1 History 2 Kahuta-Times 3 Geography 4 Kahuta
Kahuta
in science 5 References

History[edit] The Punjab region
Punjab region
became predominantly Muslim
Muslim
due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region. The predominantly Muslim
Muslim
population supported Muslim
Muslim
League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan
Pakistan
in 1947, Muslim
Muslim
refugees settled in the area. Kahuta
Kahuta
was a small incorporated city until the 1970s when KRL was constructed by the Pakistan
Pakistan
Army Corps of Engineers under Engineering officer Major-General Zahid Ali Akbar, Director of Project-706.[1] During the 1960s and 1970s, Kahuta
Kahuta
was inhabited by retired officers of the Pakistan
Pakistan
Armed Forces.[2] In the 1970s, the Ministry of Defence was tasked by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
to search for a remote location for carrying out atomic and weapon-testing experiments for the integrated atomic bomb project in 1976.[1][3] The residents of Kahuta
Kahuta
were paid handsomely and were re-located in populated cities of Pakistan.[2] The Uranium Coordination Board (UCB) headed by Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Ghulam Ishaq Khan
financed the reconstruction of the site.[1] Major-General Zahid Ali Akbar
Zahid Ali Akbar
and later completed the drawings, surveying and measured the area aerially.[1] Within the week, the whole site was acquired by the Ministry of Defence, and the army truckloads, heavy engineering vehicles arrived the next day to re-built the site.[3] All incoming materials and research equipment were labeled as common items and engineering tools to conceal the true nature of their purpose.[1] Scientists and engineers working and living in Kahuta
Kahuta
were censored by the senior military officials.[3] Soon, the site was classified and abandoned for public with only few allowed to resides.[3] The Engineering Research Laboratories (now KRL) was established by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
as a research government national facility under the Ministry of Defence.Narh and Matore are very close to kahuta which are locally famous for its tourism. First weekly Newspaper named Kahuta-Times has been publishing By Raja Shahzad Ahmad since August 2009. A well recognized newspaper which is a true representative of natives and folks of Kahuta
Kahuta
and its surroundings. The newspaper consists of four pages in Urdu. Sometimes special pages are added on special event. Kahuta-Times[edit] First weekly Newspaper named Kahuta-Times was published By Raja Shahzad Ahmad in 2009. A well recognized newspaper which is a true representative of Kahuta
Kahuta
and its surroundings. The newspaper consists of four pages in Urdu. Sometimes special pages are added on special event. Geography[edit] Kahuta
Kahuta
is situated in the Himalayan foothills in Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
District of Pakistan's Punjab Province, approximately 30 km southeast of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. There are many picnic spots like Narar (Narh), Azad Pattan, Tlaitar and Beyore Salitha kotli sattian. The area is noted for its wildlife and hunting. Pahari-Potwari is spoken in this region. Kahuta
Kahuta
in science[edit] Both nationally and internationally, Kahuta
Kahuta
is famous for home to the Khan Research Laboratories, one of the largest government national research facility and laboratories. Since the 1970s, Kahuta
Kahuta
hosted an apex scientific research where atomic experiments were performed under guidance and supervision of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan
who served as the chief scientist. In 1984, Abdul Qadeer Khan
Abdul Qadeer Khan
and the scientists of the Kahuta Research Laboratories
Kahuta Research Laboratories
allegedly claimed to have conducted a putative nuclear cold-test of an atomic weapon, independently designed by KRL under codename Kahuta
Kahuta
Test. However, the Pakistan
Pakistan
Atomic Scientists Federation and the Government of Pakistan
Pakistan
dismissed the claims made by KRL. References[edit]

^ a b c d e Khan, Doctor of Engineering and Doctor of Science (Metallurgical engineering), Abdul Qadeer (July 28, 2009). "Random thoughts: Bhutto, GIK and Kahuta". Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, former Director-General of Engineering Research Laboratories
Engineering Research Laboratories
(KRL), and former top scientist of Pakistan. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, NI. Retrieved 2011-08-29.  ^ a b Khan, Doctor of Engineering and Doctor of Science, Abdul Qadeer (July 28, 2009). "Until Sun Rise:§Bhutto, GIK aur Kahuta". Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, former Director-General of Engineering Research Laboratories (KRL), and former top scientist of Pakistan. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. Retrieved 2011-08-29.  ^ a b c d Ispahani, MP., Farahnaz (April 4, 2011). "Remembering Zulfikar Ali Bhutto". Farahnaz Ispahani, Member of Parliament (MP) representing Pakistan
Pakistan
People's Party (PPP), Presidential Spokeswoman and a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs, and the Human Rights Committee. Farahnaz Ispahani, MP and Presidential Spokeswoman for the President of Pakistan, published at Tribune Express (TEX). Retrieved 2011-08-29.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, former Director of Project-706" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

Coordinates: 33°35′0″N 73°23′0″E / 33.58333°N 73.38333°E / 33.58333; 73.38333

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Neighbourhoods of Rawalpindi

Administrations: Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
Division and Rawalpindi
Rawalpindi
District

Capital

Rawalpindi

Tehsils

Gujar Khan Kahuta Kallar Syedan Kotli Sattian Murree Rawalpindi Taxila

Union councils

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Mankiala
Brahmanan Mastala Matore Matwa Miyal Syedan Mohan Pura Mohra Darogha Mohra Noori Mohra Sandhu Mohra Sharif Mohra Topian Murree Mussiari Nambal Narali Noordolal Numbal Pandora Panjar Phagwari Phambray Rajgan Pindbala Pir Wadhai Potha Sharif Punjgran Kalan Qazian Railway Housing Scheme 1-A Chaklala Raman Rawat Royal Artillery Bazaar Saddar Sahang Satellite Town Sehr Bagla Shakrial Sui Cheemian Sukho Syed Kasran Takal Tarati Taxila Thakra Thathi Tret Usman Zada Adra

Villages and locallities

Basand Dadhocha Dera Khalsa Dhoke Habib Jajja

Unincorporated

Bahria Town Ra

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