In an environment characterized by growing religious intolerance, a catholic church and a neighboring madrassa Jamia Darvesh in Peshawar provide a glaring example of religious harmony. Lying side by side, both celebrate one another’s days of religious festivity. The administrator of the madrassa Maulana Shaikh Hassan Jan was killed by terrorists in September 2007 because […]

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Saeed Ahmed is a former college professor. He quit his job and started academic research on the lives and works of Sufis. This video by Sajjad Azhar is an enlightening meeting with Saeed Ahmed and also a brief history of Sufism in Pakistan.

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Balochistan’s costal areas are home to a local industry of making small and big boats. The boat makers do all their work manually. They believe that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project will provide a significant boost to this industry in Gwadar. For more details, see this report by Shahab Baloch.

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Baisakhi festival in Hassan Abdal, Pakistan is an example of how religion and culture have been interplaying in this part of the world. The festival also connects some visiting Sikhs to the land of their forefathers who had migrated to India. Sajjad Azhar talks with some visitors in this video.

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Nautanki – folk operatic theater, or an art of showing a story or drama on stage – Akharra and Dastangoyi – the art of storytelling – have remained essential traditions of out culture. In a time when we have almost forgotten these arts, Fazal Jutt is trying to keep the art […]

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Pakistan’s Khanabadosh – nomads; literal meaning is those who carry their homes on their shoulders – are known by their tribal attributes. They have a distinct identity due to their peculiar culture and way of living. Pakistan Saga correspondent Abdullah Malik investigates into the life of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Khanabadosh tribes in this video.

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Balochistan’s newly established medical colleges in Turbat, Khuzdar and Loralai remain non-operational after more than 3 years of the construction of their buildings. They lack funds, and hence teaching faculties. Saga Video from Quetta by Danish Murad.

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Balochistan’s traditional chappal is famous in the country as well as abroad for its cultural make-up and history. Craftsmen who make these shoes are expert in traditional handiwork and designing and have to put in a lot of hard work to maintain quality. More details are in this Saga Video by Shahab Baloch.

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A tehsil of the Attock district, Hazro was once considered a center of interfaith harmony, where Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities lived together peacefully. One can still see glimpses of those days in its worn-out old buildings. But that old Hazro is dying along with its cultural heritage. Regenerating Hazro is not only important to […]

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In 2005 extensive sectarian violence gripped Gilgit. A resident of the city Ghulam Sarwar provided shelter to members of opposite sect in his home and saved their lives. The government awarded him with Tamgha Shujaat . Details are given in this video by Abdul Rehman Bukhari.

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