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Northern Punjab, or the Panjistan region or sometimes Pothohar Plateau, in this guide refers to northern part of the Pakistani province of Western Punjab.


Map of Northern Punjab

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The Panjistani Language Movement has started to campaign for a few Panjistan Province (in North Panjab) and also the Panjistani Language Board to advance the cause for teaching Panjistani (Pahari/Pothwari/Mirpuri) language in schools and colleges.


The major language is Panjistani (Pothwari Mirpuri), but Hinku (Hindko) and eastern Punjabi are also spoken.

Get in[edit]

  • Main train links from Rawalpindi via Jehlum to Sargodha
  • Islamabad International Airport (ISB IATA)
  • Sialkot International Airport (SKT IATA)

Get around[edit]

Buses go from Sargodha and Chakwal to Rawalpindi via Jhelum, Dina and Gujar Khan.


The emergence of Modern Panjistani in North Pakistan.


You can climb a mountain or watch a traditional match of beeni (which is a form of Asian arm wrestling).

Cricket, football, squash, kabbadi and beeni are the most popular sports in North Punjab.


The most common food to eat is biryani with a drink.


Lassi is the most famous drink to have and it comes in sweet or salty flavors.

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