The first Muslim invader, Mahmud of Ghazni (979-1030), gifted the ruined city to a Gakkhar Chief, Kai Gohar. The town, however, being on an invasion route, could not prosper and remained deserted until Jhanda Khan, another Gakkhar Chief, restored it and named it Rawalpindi after the village Rawal in 1493.The first Muslim invader, Mahmud of Ghazni
What language is spoken in Rawalpindi?
Urdu is the mother tongue of few people, but being the national language is spoken and understood by a sizeable population. English is also understood and spoken by the sizeable educated elite. Pashto which is also spoken by sizeable population in the Rawalpindi city.
Why Islamabad and Rawalpindi are called Twin Cities?
Rawalpindi, colloquially known as Pindi, is the capital city of Rawalpindi Division located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Rawalpindi is adjacent to Pakistans capital of Islamabad, and the two are jointly known as the twin cities on account of strong social and economic links between the cities.