Rawalpindi Cantonment

Last updated on 4 August 2016

Rawalpindi Cantonment is a large cantonment located in Rawalpindi, Punjab province, Pakistan. The headquarters of the Pakistan Army known as the General Headquarters (GHQ) is located in Rawalpindi cantonment.

History

Initially, Rawalpindi cantonment was the only in Rawalpindi city and the largest cantonment in Pakistan. However, this was one of the most poorly managed cantonments and was facing administrative challenges due to its size, area and population. Therefore, during General Pervez Musharraf's era, Rawalpindi cantt. was split into Rawalpindi Cantonment and Chaklala Cantonment. The northern and eastern parts of the city around the airport were included in Chaklala cantt, while the western and southern parts of Rawalpindi cantonment remained as it was.

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