Sunday, March 27, 2016

Pray for us

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Today was a very sad, tough and hot day in Pakistan. That blast in Lahore where many people died and many are injured. Islamabad is on fire (part of it literally). What is happening in this world? Hate everywhere. People killing their own people? 

Peace people peeeeeace!!!



Patricia

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lollywood

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Lollywood (Urdu: لالی وڈ‎) is the Pakistani film industry based in the city of Lahore. The word "Lollywood" was first coined in the summer of 1989 in the now-defunct magazine Glamour published from Karachi by gossip columnist Saleem Nasir, in line with the American film industry's nickname Hollywood...

Read more 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollywood

Also check

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0502/feature3/online_extra.html


Patricia



Why Visit Pakistan?

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Video by Mike Horn from Switzerland


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvJgJCtiwnI




Thursday, March 24, 2016

Early Muslim & Mughal Heritage

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Pakistan is a treasure-house of Muslim art and architecture. Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, is situated along the bank of  River Ravi . The city has witnessed the rise and fall of many dynasties like Ghaznavids (1021-1186 AD), Ghoris (1186-1202 AD) and Slaves (1206-1524 AD) before arrival of the Mughals. The city was conquered by Babur of Ferghana (situated in Uzbekistan), the founder of the Mughal dynasty (1524-1764 AD). All the important monuments like the Royal Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Wazir Khan’s Mosque and Tombs of Empror Jehangir, Asif Khan, Queen Noor Jehan and the Shalimar Gardens, Hiran Minar etc., were constructed during this period. On the other hand, the shrines, mosques and forts located in and around Multan andBahawalpur are the master pieces of the early Muslim architecture. Some important buildings are; Forts at Multan and Derawar (Bahawalpur), shrines of Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria, Shah Rukan-e-Alam, Hazrat Shams Tabrez at Multan and Tomb of Bibi Jiwandi at Uchh Sharif near Bahawalpur.The tombs at Chaukundi, 27 km out of Karachi, the remains at Banbhore (64 km from Karachi) and the largest necropolis of the world with a million graves scattered over an area of 10 sq. km on Makli Hills near Thatta together with the Shahjehan Mosque of Thatta, are exquisite specimens of Muslim architecture, with stone carving and glazed tile decorations.





Jinnah's Pakistan remains alive in hearts

Background

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The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world and dating back at least 5,000 years, spread over much of what is presently Pakistan. During the second millennium B.C., remnants of this culture fused with the migrating Indo-Aryan peoples. The area underwent successive invasions in subsequent centuries from the Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Arabs (who brought Islam), Afghans, and Turks. The Mughal Empire flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries; the British came to dominate the region in the 18th century. The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with West and East sections) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disputed Kashmir territory. A third war between these countries in 1971 - in which India capitalized on Islamabad's marginalization of Bengalis in Pakistani politics - resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan conducted its own tests in 1998. India-Pakistan relations have been rocky since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, but both countries are taking steps to put relations back on track. Nawaz SHARIF took office as Prime Minister in 2013, marking the first time in Pakistani history that a democratically elected government completed a full term and transitioned to a successive democratically elected government.







9 things about Noor Jehan

AoA http://nation.com.pk/national/23-Dec-2015/9-things-to-know-about-noor-jehan-on-her-death-anniversary