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Khui ratta,or Khoi ratta Azad Kashmir
Khui ratta,or Khoi ratta Azad Kashmir is located in Azad Kashmir
Khui ratta,or Khoi ratta Azad Kashmir
Khui ratta,or Khoi ratta Azad Kashmir
Coordinates: 33°21′36″N 74°01′37″E / 33.360°N 74.027°E / 33.360; 74.027
Country Pakistan
Province Azad Kashmir
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Khuiratta, Khoi Ratta also known as Wadi e Bnah, is a city of Kotli District, Azad Kashmir. In 2010 it became the headquarters of the di strict subdivision.

Tourism[edit]

Khuiratta and its surrounding areas are very popular among tourists. At approximately a distance of 4 kilometres from Khuiratta is a famous shrine of "Mai Totti Sahiba" also known as Darbar Mai Toti. Another known shrine of "Hazrat Baba Ali Lashkar" is located at Dheri Sahibzadian. Both the locations are visited by hundreds of people daily. Late Sardar Aziz Ahmed started the construction of one of the biggest hospitals of Azad Kashmir in Khuiratta.

Khuiratta is also famous for its besakhi mela. For many years this mela was being held in Diyari Na Bagh. Lately it has been moved to Sihoor Beelaa as it caused much disturbance to the local residents. Thousands of people gather from all over the country to view the attractions offered by the mela. Khui Ratta is the only place in Azad Kashmir where this mela is organised. This mela lasts for three days; activities include bull racing, wrestling, football and other form of traditional entertainment.[citation needed]

Villages and community[edit]

Saidpur is a famous Valley known as Wadi e Banah. Smaller villages located in Khuiratta have mosques. They are also home to shrines of some religious scholars like Hazrat Mian Imam Baksh of Hozra near Tokahn. There is also a shrine of Pir Haider Shah of Dehari Bagh and Shaykh Alai Jee at khuiratta.

Geography[edit]

Khuiratta is situated very close to the Line Of Control (LOC), only 8 km away, the temporary border between Indian held Kashmir and Pakistani held Kashmir. It has some notable small towns and villages namely, Birmingham,Khore bhera, Dhaana,Roshan Abad(formly Andha), Gohra,pathan mohrha, Barooth, Katasery, Chirri,Battal, Barie, Samlaar, Plaana, Darbar Mai Toti, Dharaa, khore kalla chamber, Nidi Sohana. Khore Rachalla, Khore Graan, Morah Bakhshiyan, Ruknabad, Sarootiyan, Gangal, Chirri, Batal, Barahi, Gajiyari, Bandali, Mohajar Colony, Gheyaien, Serri, Manjwar, Broat Gala, Anderla Kotehra, Phalni, Bandli, Karjai, Saidpur, Darkala, Bain Thalla, Dehari Baagh, Bindian, Bhiyal, Dheri Sahibzadian, Manjwaal, Khajorla, Thill, Hill Mughalan, Banni Bannah, Sehore, Phehan and Damandah.

Khui Ratta is connected with Kotli via a road through Manila.

Few years back Aziz welfare trust constructed a huge hospital, which was considered to be a mega project. However the Hospital could not get into its 2nd phase due to death of Mr. Abdul Aziz (Chairman of Aziz Welfare Trust) therefore it is just a building. These days one of the Non Governmental Organization has established an international level community health center (Rbhc), which is providing free medical consultation, medicine and lab facilities to poor people of khuiratta.

Khuiratta is connected to kotli on one side, nakyal on west LOC on east and on south is charoi.

Khoi Ratta is connected to main road to Jammu(India Held part).

Education[edit]

Shaykh Jee/Alai Sahib(1900-1981)also known as{Allama Shaykh Abdul Aziz Alai(Ra)}was a well known muslim scholar, poet, author,Sufi and saint. he did the most in his life time for the eduction and political awareness of the people of the State of jummu and kashmir. He is the only personality of KHuiratta wadi e banah whose life participation is collected in the form of massive research(theses) in AIOU islamabad (see Allama Shaykh Abdul Aziz Alai>hayat and Fun AIOU Islamabad). Khuiratta has two Govt. degree colleges for both boys and girls and four private colleges. There are also two high school for both boys and girls and some English medium schools, of which notable are Pasban Science School & College, The Holy Public School & College, Pasban School, Suffa Academy & Science College, National science college, Pakland School, Allama Iqbal Public School & College, Unique Reformer Public School and Stars Academy. One of the earliest and only government school is the "Government High School Khuiratta". Army Public School is an addition and contribution of Pak Army in uplifting the standard of education in Khuiratta Azad Kashmir.


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