ATP Photo-Quiz: No, Not in Iraq.

Posted on November 3, 2006
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Want to guess where this is?

No, it is not Iraq. Yes, the blog is called ‘All Things Pakistan.’ Here is a hint: We have been talking about this place recently on ATP.

16 Comments on “ATP Photo-Quiz: No, Not in Iraq.”

  1. Daktar says:
    November 3rd, 2006 8:28 pm

    Wow. Well its a railway station. And if we have been talking about it, then maybe in Balochistan with Chapper?

  2. Roshan Malik says:
    November 3rd, 2006 8:46 pm

    I think its Baghdad-ul-Jadeed Railways Station near Bahawalpur.

  3. Arif Khan says:
    November 3rd, 2006 8:59 pm

    I am not sure where the picture was taken, but there is a town by the name Bughdad near the city of Mardan in NWFP. Locally they call it Bughdada. Just for the record, the name of the town has noting to do with the international politics of the last 2-3 dacades.

  4. Owais Mughal says:
    November 3rd, 2006 10:43 pm

    Adil
    The rulers of princely state of Bahawalpur had this habit of naming places on their lands on the names of arab world. I believe Roshan Malik has guessed it right. It is baghdad-ul-jadeed. Next to Baghdad station was another Arabic sounding railway station called kut-al-Imara. today these names sound so distant and so out of place.

    From Kut-al-Imara, a railway track used to connect directly to Fort Abass. During World War II, when rails were needed on Burma front, this section got uprooted and all the rails got transferred to eastern front. The station Kut-al-Imara also got closed after that. Baghdad station is still functional.

  5. Sobaan says:
    November 3rd, 2006 10:43 pm

    I believe its a railway station somewhere in Pakistan

  6. mansoor says:
    November 4th, 2006 12:13 am

    i know there’s a area called baghdadi in lyari, karachi.. but not sure whether there’s a railway station there?!

    could be in karachi :p

  7. Adnan Siddiqi says:
    November 4th, 2006 1:41 am

    mansoor, haha i was goign to say same. Isn’t theire a “Baghdadi Thaana” as well? so I think its a thaana.

  8. Khalid says:
    November 4th, 2006 5:16 am

    I think its a railway station near Bhawalpur

  9. November 4th, 2006 6:55 am

    I only know that it should be somewhere in Pakistan as we are in ATP :-). (I had seen in Canada on the highway from ON to NS&NB a small bridge named Baghdad, but it wont help me to give the right answer of your question).

  10. MQ says:
    November 4th, 2006 9:23 am

    Three reasons why this place is a railway station in Bahawalpur.

    1. First of all, the architecture of the building suggests it is a railway station.

    2. As Roshan Malik pointed out there is a town in Bahawalpur known as Baghdadul Jadid.The rulers of Bahawalpur seem to have some connection with Baghadad of Harun al-Rashid and the Arabian Nights. They are Abbasis, probably realted to Abbasids of Baghdad. Therefore they named a town in their state as Baghadadul Jadid or New Baghdad.

    3. If you try to read the sign, there is, on the left-hand side above the name of the station, written in English something like KM followed by a numerical figure followed by SMA. I guess KM is for kilometers and SMA stands for Samasatta, which is a junction and the next stop after Bahawalpur.

    4. We have been talking of Bahawalpur and its buildings on this blog recently.

    It’s all elementary, My dear Watson. isn’t it?

  11. Yahya says:
    November 4th, 2006 11:08 am

    [quote comment="7021"]It’s all elementary, My dear Watson. isn’t it?[/quote]

    Only if you are sherlock

  12. MQ says:
    November 4th, 2006 11:36 am

    Or you use Sherlock Holmes’ lens and logic!

  13. SK says:
    November 5th, 2006 3:33 pm

    “Bahar Jane Ka Rasta” is written on the inner wall in such a way that person would be already outside before reading it :)

  14. Daktar says:
    November 5th, 2006 3:52 pm

    SK, that is a very interesting observation.
    However, I think it depends on which side thsi picture is taken from. I think this is the side that is towards the platform, where the trian comes in. In which case, the inside hall (where that is written) is where you buy the tickets and the street is on teh other side… so, the ‘bahar jaanay ka rasta’ would be written right, no?

  15. YLH says:
    November 6th, 2006 4:58 am

    I was doing a case law research and found PLD for “Baghdad-ul-Jadid” … and was very surprised.

  16. shahzad says:
    November 7th, 2006 2:58 am

    [quote comment="7021"]Three reasons why this place is a railway station in Bahawalpur.

    1. First of all, the architecture of the building suggests it is a railway station.

    2. As Roshan Malik pointed out there is a town in Bahawalpur known as Baghdadul Jadid.The rulers of Bahawalpur seem to have some connection with Baghadad of Harun al-Rashid and the Arabian Nights. They are Abbasis, probably realted to Abbasids of Baghdad. Therefore they named a town in their state as Baghadadul Jadid or New Baghdad.

    3. If you try to read the sign, there is, on the left-hand side above the name of the station, written in English something like KM followed by a numerical figure followed by SMA. I guess KM is for kilometers and SMA stands for Samasatta, which is a junction and the next stop after Bahawalpur.

    4. We have been talking of Bahawalpur and its buildings on this blog recently.

    It’s all elementary, My dear Watson. isn’t it?[/quote]

    You are right it is a railway station situated in bahawalpur, railway track is going to hasilpur, khairpur and chishtian…bahawalnagar

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