Wah Cantt is located in the north west of Islamabad ay the distance of 50KM. It is a valley as it is surrounded by hills from all directions. Mughal Emperor Zaheer-UD-Din Baber has mentioned in his book about the Wah region.
Wah has a historical background. Wah has always been a favorite place of the Mughal rulers. They built here several gardens such as the most famous “Wah Garden”. It is still present with its remains. It is located on the main G.T Road bisecting the Islamabad. Garden has a historical value as well as it is a beautiful and attractive picnic spot. Still this park has potential to drive the people from different places.
Wells are the important remaining of the Mughals; one of them still exists with its Mughal glory that is in the Sher Shah Park Aslam Market, where it is said that Sher Shah horses used to drink water. Wah is the area having fertile soil. It is suitable for growing every sort of crops and especially fruits. This area was not so much developed before the construction of the Pakistan Ordinance Factories.
The word ”Cantt” was added to Wah in 1951,when Prime Minister Khawaja Nizam-UD-Din unveiled the stone of Pakistan Ordinance Factory Wah Cantt. It is the sole one ammunition factory of Wah Cantt. It is the complex of 14 factories.