digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab (Pakistan)
District Rawalpindi
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Basand بساند is a village of Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. It is near Muree, a hill point. Its population is about 400. Separate primary schools educate boys and girls.


Basand is situated 45 km North East from Khanna Bridge(کھنہ پل) Islamabad. It belongs to Union Council Karore. Its tehsil is Kotli Sattian. The neighboring villages are Kallan کلاں, Surba سربہ, Kullah کُلا and Patah پھاٹہ.[1] Muree is to its North, Kasmir to the East, Islamabad is to the West and Punjab cities are to the south. It is about three thousand and two hundred feet above sea level. It is surrounded by pine trees and scrub forest.



It is home to Janu Khan(جانوں خان) forefather of Janwal from Dhanyal Tribeقبیلہ دھنیال . Due to enmity of step brothers, he crossed river Sawn with his family and cattle to live in Tandloch (تندلوچ) near to Basand. One day he saw mud marks on his cattle body, showing water was accessible. He walked with his cattle until he reached the central spring (known as Chalyar). He took his family and cattle from Tandloch to Basand. This house is renowned as Barra Kharr(Big House)(بڑا گھر).


Notable residents[edit]

  • H/Lieutenant Shah Nawaz
  • Brigadier Muhammad Ajmal son of Captain Sher Afzal Khan (First Brigadier in Area) - 3rd Generation ~ 1st Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment
  • Jamadar Muhammad Khan (Colour Holder Football Army)
  • Subedar Muzammil Khan (59 Scinde) present day 1st Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment - killed in Action during Battle of Qut ul Ammara in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq ) on 16 March 1916. Details on plaque at Basara War Memorial.
  • Captain Sher Afzal Khan son of Subedar Muzzamil Khan (2nd Generation - 1st Battalion the Frontier Force Regiment)
  • Commander Abbas, Pakistan Navy
  • Commander Yousaf, Pakistan Navy
  • Magrib Hussain Shaheed (1965)
  • Raja Sarwar
  • Colonel Zafar Ahmed (3rd Generation - 1st Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment / Commanded 11th Battalion The Frontier Force Regiment )
  • Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Nausherwan Zafar son of Colonel Zafar Ahmed (4th Generation - Frontier Force Regiment)
  • Professor Haq Nawaz (Writer of book Qabila Dhanyal قبیلہ دھنیال) [2]
  • Muhammad Nisar
  • Haji Muhammad Yaqoob
  • Colonel Sultan Mehmood
  • Major Zikriya
  • Lieutenant Colonel Umar Shehzad
  • Dr. Muhammad Ammar Zafar (1st Pakistani Post Doctorate in Molecular Biological Sciences at Princeton University, NJ, USA)


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Haq Nawaz, Professor (2012). Qabila Dhnayal قپیلہ دھنیال. Rawalpindi. 

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basand — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.

30 news items


Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:55:50 -0700

Dum Laga Ke Haisha stood rock steady and infact collected more on its second Monday compared to the first. The film managed to pick up good over the second weekend which is quite a rarity among films. It collected 1.25 crores yesterday, thus taking its ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:15:42 -0800

Lives are more important than celebrating basand …. Recommend. mashal is back. Mar 10, 2014 - 11:37AM. Reply. @concerned pakistani. It poses no threat to lives if necessary precautions are taken ,like the U loops distributed freely by government for ...


Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:00:56 -0800

Try the raan-e-Punjab and Amritsari fish tikka (Priya Cinema Complex, Basand Lok, Vasant Vihar; punjabibynature.in; 011 4151 6666). GOA. Viva Panjim £. A travellers' secret which is found in a colonial-era backstreet, serving very good quality Goan ...

The National

The National
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:05:46 -0700

Although not normally one to overindulge, Basand Mohamed, 25, from Canada, finds it tough to keep from eating more than her stomach can handle during Eid. "I don't find it too hard [to eat healthily during Ramadan], although sometimes I put effort into ...

Inquirer.net (blog)

Inquirer.net (blog)
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:39:11 -0800

Our barangay had trained us after Sendong for an evacuation like this,” Basand told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Soon after they and their neighbors had fled, the floods engulfed their houses. Estimates vary about the actual depth of the flood but ...
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:38:21 -0800

Reply. 0 replies · active 146 weeks ago. +2 Vote up Vote down. abid's avatar. abid · 146 weeks ago. basand should be back. Report. Reply. 1 reply · active 145 weeks ago. +6 Vote up Vote down. rock's avatar. rock · 145 weeks ago. basant 2013 honi caheye.

One More Thing

One More Thing
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:08:44 -0800

Je kunt dit weekend naar de nieuwe Blendle Store in Utrecht om kranten te scheuren, maar ook naar de nieuwe winkel van Apple Premium Reseller iCentre in Wijchen. De winkel opent zaterdag 13 december om 09:30 uur zijn deuren aan de Burchtstraat 7.


Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:04:09 -0800

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem a estimé qu'un aménagement du travail dominical ne devait pas forcément passer par une loi. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, porte-parole du gouvernement, a estimé lundi qu'un aménagement du travail dominical ne devait pas forcément ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight