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Ghora Gali
—  Union council  —
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rawalpindi
Tehsil Murree
Population
 - Total 14,410

Ghora Gali is one of the tourist mountain resort towns of the Galyat area of northern Pakistan. It has an elevation of 1691m and is located in the northeastern tip of the Punjab province of Pakistan. Ghora Gali is also a Union council, an administrative subdivision, of Murree Tehsil in Rawalpindi District [1] and is located at 33°50′N 73°21′E / 33.83°N 73.35°E / 33.83; 73.35 [2]. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 14410[3].

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History

Ghora Gali contains the Tomb of Doomat Khan, a leader of the Dhond Abbasi tribe.

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British Era

Ghora Gali served as a resort for British colonialists and troops during the British Raj. In 1860 the Lawrence College was established here originally as an asylum for orphans of British troops killed in the wars[4]. Also in 1860 the Murree Brewery was established here and produced beer for British troops, however in 1947 following independence from Britain and the ensuing riots during partition the building was destroyed [5].

Recreation

Ghora Gali now features an 1,100 m long chairlift. It goes from Ghora Gali to Pindi Point.

Politicians

Muharram Ali Abbasi (son of Ayub Khan) is a prominent politician and judge, from the Dhond Abbasi tribe. Ehtesham Ahmed Khan Abbasi, and Wajid Mehmood Abbasi are other political and well known personalities from the area.

References

Coordinates: 33°53′0″N 73°23′0″E / 33.883333°N 73.383333°E / 33.883333; 73.383333


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