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18 March 2014

23rd March 2015

PAKISTAN RESOLUTION DAY CEREMONY BY PAKISTAN CLUB

The Pakistan Club Bahrain

Marvelous View of Pakistan Club

ZAHID SHEIKH WITH JAWAD ALHAWAJ CHAIRMAN ALHAWAJ GROUP BAHRAIN

Sajid Shaikh was honoured with Summit of Excellence Award for his role in promoting Bahrain-Asia ties and using his leadership position as the first Board Member of the BCCI to further the cause of Asian businessmen and women

CHAIRMAN ZAHID SHEIKH WITH PNS OFFICRS AND BOARD MEMBRS on 14ht August 2014

Pakistan Resolution Day

 

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History of Bahrain

Bahrain is an island country in the Persian Gulf. Although Bahrain became an independent country in 1971, the history of these islands starts from ancient times. Bahrain’s strategic location in the Persian Gulf has brought rule and influence from the Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Portuguese, the Arabs, and the British.

Bahrain has been proposed as the possible site of Dilmun, a land mentioned by Mesopotamians as a trade partner, source of raw material, copper, and entrepot of the Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilization trade route. The earliest mentioning of Dilmun is Mesopotamian sources was in the Early Dynastic III Period, when Ur-Nanshe (circa 2520 BC) proclaimed that;

“The ships of Dilmun, from the foreign land, brought him wood as a tribute”

However, the exact location of Dilmun is unclear, it might be associated with the islands of Bahrain, Eastern Province, Qatar and nearby Iranian coast in the Persian Gulf.[2] One of the early settlements discovered in Bahrain suggests that Sennacherib, king of Assyria (707–681 BC) attacked northeast Arabia and captured the Bahrain islands.

From the 6th century BC to the 3rd century BC Bahrain was included in the Persian Empire by the Achaemenids, an Iranian dynasty.[3] Bahrain was referred to by the Greeks as “Tylos”, the centre of pearl trading, when Nearchus discovered it while serving under Alexander the Great.[4] From the 3rd century BC to the arrival of Islam in the 7th century AD, Bahrain was controlled by two other Iranian dynasties, the Parthians and the Sassanids. By about 130 BC, the Parthian dynasty brought the Persian Gulf under their control and extended their influence as far as Oman. Because they needed to control the Persian Gulf trade route, the Parthians established garrisons along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf.