Tanga buggy or horse cart was quite common in Lahore until recently. People not only used to travel on it but also loved it as an old tradition of the city’s cultural heritage. A walled-city based organization in Lahore, which works for the preservation and promotion of art and cultur, is trying to reintroduce this […]

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How do predispositions and biases make inroads into our social attitudes? How do they factor in creating and strengthening social polarization? Do we know when are we hurting others even without knowing? How can we develop an openness and tolerance in our behaviours? Some girl students of the twin cities of Islamabad-Rawalpindi have taken some […]

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If you are traveling on Jinnah Avenue, you may see a woman sitting in an open area in front of Waheed Plaza stitching and selling footballs. She is Abida Bibi who has come to Islamabad from Sialkot after her husband got paralyzed following an accident. She says she is able to earn around 500 Pakistani […]

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Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Hassanabdal is not only a sacred place for the Sikh community but also a perfect example of religious harmony. At this holy place of the Sikh religion, the entire administrative staff of around 30 individuals is Muslim. No one from Sikh community or else has ever demanded for the Muslim administration to […]

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The followers of Shafi’i sect of Islam established their first mosque in Pakistan in 1960. They had migrated from India. Shafi’i Muslims’ arrival in the Indian sub-continent had started with the arrival of traders, who mainly settled in Mumbai and Kerala, among other areas. Majority of those adhering to this school of thought are settled […]

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It has been 600 years now that a mosque and a Hindu temple stand side by side in Peshawar. Years of militancy and religious extremism have failed to drive a wedge between these two neighbours. They send a strong message to their beholders that the dream of peaceful coexistence can be easily realised if hearts […]

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In Bari Kot, about 25 kilometers away from Mingora in Swat, an 1,800 years old building of Gandhara civilization still stands in its near original form. According to Italian Professor Luca, the project in-charge, the unique feature of this building, known as Veharra, is that it is on a double dome cover, a special architectural […]

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“The Nest” is Dr Shagufta’s abode in Multan that reflects beautiful colors of art, tourism and culture. Born in Hyderabad, she was fond of collecting cultural monuments and artifacts since her childhood. Her first travelogue is a story of her journey from Sindh to Punjab. Watch her collections of artifacts of culture and art at […]

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The conflict and militancy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and erstwhile FATA have badly damaged the Pashtun tradition of celebrating culture, art and music, etc. That is also causing a gradual delinking of the people from the Pashtun cultural and civilizational heritage. However the people like Talib Jan have been trying to stay spirited and revive the […]

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Governments and civil society organizations in the developed countries work hard to facilitate differently abled people, thus enabling them to live a healthy and happy life. But in countries like Pakistan where many other issues occupy the priority areas, helping such people becomes a difficult task. Deaf Tawk is one such organization which is helping […]

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