Royal Artillery Bazaar

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Royal Artillery Bazaar
Residential and commercial locality
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab (Pakistan)
District Rawalpindi
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

The Royal Artillery Bazaar is a residential and commercial locality to the west of general headquarters of Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. Reminiscent of the British colonial times and named after the Royal Artillery,[1] the area is more commonly known by the abbreviated name of 'R A Bazaar.'


R A Bazaar has a population of around 50,000, which includes a majority of Punjab, Pothoharis, Urdu speaking Muhajirs, Kashmiris and Pashtuns.

Important landmarks[edit]

It is situated between the General Headquarters (GHQ) of Pakistan Army and the Military Hospital (MH). It has a commercial area (Bazaar), residential area and some important static military units which include:

Housing colony of the Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) and Askari apartments are important residential areas of R A Bazaar.[5]

Rawalpindi office of the Postmaster General is also situated in R A Bazaar.[6]

Important roads[edit]

  • Main R A Bazar road, which is a south-wards continuation of Kashmir road, connects Mall road on the north with Baees-number-Chungi on the south.
  • Sher Khan road.
  • It is linked with Bedian Road.

Educational institutes[edit]

  • Station School
  • F.G Boys High School


External links[edit]

RA Bazaar in news headlines[edit]