Wednesday 9 May 2018


The hills, slopes and narrow valleys among the spurs are often extremely beautiful and attractive. Green Pines, Olive and many other evergreen and seasonal trees are found on the lower hills. The lowest hills and valleys contain a luxuriant growth of various trees, bushes and under growths.

The PatriataKhalabut and Phofandi hills are beautifully wooded and the scenery is exquisite. The panorama view comprises, as it frequently does, a breathtaking picture of a foreground of lovely, lush woodland scenery and a background of the lofty snow clad peaks of the Himalayas. 

many of the lower valleys are extremely picturesque as well, especially the valley between Narrar and Phofandi spurs on the southwest. The tributaries of the Soan River run down with many beautiful, picturesque pools and streams. The numerous fountains, having cool, fresh and health-giving water are found throughout this region. 

The scenery near the western banks of the Jhelum river is often fine, especially below the beetling cliffs of the Narrar mountain. In many cases, small hamlets and little patches of cultivation are found high up on the hillsides and mountaintops. 

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Reference : A Handbook of Kotli Sattian 

Monday 7 May 2018


Rubus Ellipticus is commonly known as Golden Evergreen Raspberry and Yellow Himalayan Raspberry. It is known as "Akhay" in local language of Kotli Sattian.

Rubus Ellipticus is an evergreen shrub producing a cluster of stout, heavily armed, upright, biennial stems from a woody root-stock. It usually grows 100 - 300 cm tall, occasionally up to 450 cm. The stems only produce leaves, and do not flower, in their first year of growth, forming flowering branches in their second year and then dying after fruiting. The plant can rapidly form tall, dense thickets. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. The fruit is sold in local markets in the Himalayas. 


Shrubberies and open hillsides, to 2300 metres in the Himalayas. Dry slopes, montane valleys, sparse forests and thickets at elevations of 1000 - 2600 metres.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked,  A good raspberry-like flavor. Sweet with a pleasant blend of acidity. The golden yellow fruit is about 10 mm in diameter.  The fruit contains about 10.9% sugars, 1.1% protein, 0.5% ash, 0.55 pectin. The fruit is a good source of micro nutrients such as anthologists, phenol's, flavoring and vitamin C. They have a moderate to good antioxidant activity and make an excellent, healthful addition to the diet.


The plant is astringent and febrifuge. A decoction of the root, combined with Girardinia diversifolia root and the bark of Lagerstroemia parviflora, is used in the treatment of fevers. The juice of the root is used in the treatment of fevers, gastric troubles, diarrhea and dysentery. The root, combined with the dried fruit of Brucea javanica is given in the treatment of dysentery. A paste of the roots is applied externally to wounds. Both the roots and the young shoots are considered to be a good treatment for colic. The leaf buds, combined with Centella asiatica and Cynodon dactylon, are pounded to a juice and used in the treatment of peptic ulcers. The juice of the fruit is used in the treatment of fever, colic, coughs and sore throat. The inner bark is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a sweet and sour flavour plus a heating potency. A renal tonic and antidiuretic, it is used in the treatment of weakening of the senses, vaginal/seminal discharge, polyuria and micturition during sleep.


The village of Thoon is situated about 20 km eastward from the main road that lies between Rawalpindi and Kotli Sattian. It stands on steep slopes which raise from the Jhelum river upward to the top of the Narrar Peak (Panjpeer). The maximum height of the settlement is 3,953 feet above sea level. 

The Jhelum river flows at the foot and Khad Thoon joins in it. This separates the village from the other villages in the north. The village along with its many settlements are spread on slopes that face the northeast. It is surrounded by evergreen woods and presents a picturesque view.

This village is unique among Sattis, because the founding father of the Satti Tribe, Baba Satti was born in this village and this is the fundamental settlement of the tribe. Some antiquities related to the forefathers, particularly the father of the tribe still exist and call the tribesmen to come forward and preserve these legacies in reference to your history. 

Saturday 5 May 2018


Colonel (R) Muhammad Yamin Satti (Late) was Member of Punjab Assembly for three consecutive terms during 1985-93 and served as Minister for Communication & Works during 1990-93. He also served as Chairman District Council Rawalpindi. He is popularly known as Baba-e-Kohsar and Baba-e-Sattian. He played a vital role in establishing Tehsil Kotli Sattian. 


Former MNA Ghulam Murtaza Satti was born on June 18, 1966 in his native place Narrar in Tehsil Kahuta, District Rawalpindi. He was elected as MNA on a PPP seat in year 2002. He was elected nazim of the Narrh union council in Kahuta Tehsil in 2000.

On July 24, 2008, the federal government appointed former MNA Ghulam Murtaza Satti as head of Infrastructure Project Development Facility (IPDF). 

Murtaza Satti joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2017.

An educationist by profession, he completed master’s degree in public administration from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad in 1991. 

He got his early education in his native village and after completing his matriculation he traveled to Karachi for his further education.  Murtaza was a colour holder in the volley ball during his university days while he was studying in Karachi University. he is an avid hunter as well.


Dr Nelofar Rauf Satti is a full time faculty member at National institute of psychology, centre of excellence, Quaid -i-Azam university, Islamabad. She completed her PhD in Developmental psychology from the same institution. Her PhD research work is with families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She presented and published her research work on various national and international platforms. Currently she is teaching and supervising research projects at postgraduate level. She is an active member of World Autism Association. Dr Nelofar is the daughter of former Chief Flying Instructor Rawalpindi Flying Club, Raja Abdul Rauf Satti (Late) of Lehtrar (Pallan).


"Characteristic Symptoms and Adaptive Behaviours of Children with Autism"
"Parental Stress and Autism: Differences in Perceived Stress and Coping Behaviour"
"Depleting Cultural Heritage"

Friday 13 April 2018


Lt General (r) Salahuddin Satti is a chancellor of the Iqra University, Karachi, and the Member of Advisory Board at The South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI).  He was appointed as a chancellor in October 2016.

He was also appointed as the ambassador of Pakistan to Brunei in 2009. Prior to this he served as a Chief of General Staff, Deputy DG ISI, Corps Commander Rawalpindi and DG Rangers Sindh during his tenure in the Pakistan Army. 

 Salahuddin Satti is known for his close association with ex President Musharraf which dates back to the latter’s tenure in Siachen. He had served with the Special Services Group (SSG) in Siachen as a Brigadier. In fact, Musharraf’s dependence on Satti could be gauged from the fact that he was appointed as Brigadier General 111 Brigade, in September 1999 to checkmate Sharif’s plans to oust Musharraf. The 111 Brigade, part of the Rawalpindi Corps, protects Islamabad and is the first military respondent in case of a coup. 

Satti later worked as the Chief of Staff at the 10 Corps HQ Chaklala and as a Brigade Major under Musharraf. He was promoted to Major General on December 7, 1999. He has served as DG Rangers and Deputy DG ISI. From the Punjab Regiment, Satti, in his 36 years of service, has commanded an Infantry Division and an Infantry Brigade. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College, Quetta, National Defence College, Islamabad and Turkish Armed Forces War College. General Satti is considered as a highly competent officer in the military circles. As the Chief of General Staff (CGS), he supervised army intelligence and operations.

Thursday 12 April 2018


Nasir Mehmood Satti is a Deputy Inspector General of Police Headquarters, Islamabad. Previously he has served in National Highways and Motorways Police (NH&MP) under the Ministry of Communication.

Prior to join police Nasir Satti served in Pakistan Navy and retired as a Lieutenant. He earned his Masters degree in Criminology from The University of Birmingham, UK. He hails from Ghel Sattian, New Murree. 

Tuesday 3 April 2018


Dr Shahid Mahmood Satti is a Senior Research Engineer at OPTICOM, Erlangen Area, Germany. Prior to join Opticom he was a Senior Researcher at Vrije University Brussels, Belgium.

He completed his PhD degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from University of Brussels, Belgium and Masters in Communication System from Techniche University Munich, Germany. He obtained B.E in Electronics and Communications from UET Taxila, Pakistan.
Dr Shahid Satti defended PhD thesis titled "Scalable Single and Multiple Description Scalar Quantization" with highest distinctions. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral fellowship based on my PhD work and for the continuation of my research in the area of error-resilient video coding.

Shahid is a hard-working competent individual, capable of contributing in high-quality research work in engineering. He distinguishes for his versatility, responsibility and his meticulousness. During his studies towards the Ph.D. degree, Shahid contributed into producing important publications in highly rated conference proceeding and journals. 

He was responsible for testing and verification of mobile stack software delivery to customers. His skills of handling multiple tasks and working under pressure were quite impressive. 

His specialties are HTTP adaptive video streaming, Subjective/objective video quality assessment for adaptive video, 
Image/video compression standards, JPEG/JPEG2000, H.264/AVC/SVC, HEVC. algorithm design, optimizations, mathematical modeling, statistics, simulations.


Dr Muhammad Sultan Satti is a Senior Researcher at National Centre For Physics Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

He has completed his Post Doctoral research in Physics from University of California, Berkeley US, and his PhD in Physics from Freie University Berlin, Germany. He attended Quaid-i-Azam University for his Masters Degree. He originally hails from Malot Sattian. 


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