Settled in idyllic and mesmerizing northwestern mountains of Pakistan, Kailash tribe has been famous for its unique traditions and rituals for centuries. Suri Jagek is one of this tribe’s 45 major ancient traditions. According to this tradition, Kailash people plan their festivals and other events in line with the position of sun, moon and stars. […]

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Peshawar had been a culturally rich and vibrant city until the religious extremists started to threaten and dictate its residents’ sociocultural choices. Many artists including musicians and singers were thus forced to relocate to other cities in search of security and living. However there were some individuals and institutions that defied this extremist push and […]

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They are neither accepted not respected in Pakistan. That is what makes Pakistani transgender community’s struggle for survival extremely difficult. They have this realisation and are thus trying to do more than merely remaining stuck to the stereotypical professions of dance and singing. On their own or with the support from civil society, many members […]

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Located at the base of Margalla hills, the shrine of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi Qadri alias Imam Bari is the center of attention of his lovers and followers, who have been flocking there for the last three centuries. The shrine was closed for visitors after a bomb blast happened there in 2005. The tradition […]

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Shabana Habib is an efficient female officer of Quetta’s traffic police. She is extremely happy with her professional life and the service she is rendering to her nation. Many see in her a role model for Pakistani women. See some glimpses of how Quetta’s people mainly women admire her in this Saga video by Munawar […]

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Sajid Murad Bhatti is a skillful artist of Abbotabad who expresses his love for Pakistan and its founders in his paintings and portraits. He believes that Pakistan can prosper as a peaceful, welfare state only if we all work hard keeping aside our religious and ethnic prejudices. Through his splendid work, he also highlights the […]

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While local traditions and cultural values are gradually and slowly withering away in Pakistan, residents of Gilgit Baltistan have kept their so-called ‘Mayfang’ tradition alive. This tradition is linked to celebrating the arrival of new Tibetan year with a warm festivity and fervor. Balti dance and music are in full bloom when special Balti food […]

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After over 70 years since the independence, we are still not convinced about which kind of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had in mind. Indeed, it is extremely unlucky that we are yet not clear about the state system Pakistan should have. Some argue that many in Pakistan even support democracy just as a matter […]

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It is quite common to see children working at different places in Quetta including hotels, auto-workshops and markets. Their uncomplaining luminous eyes and calm faces however hurt more than their dirty hands and clothes. Perhaps they have compromised to what they are doing, but we should not forget that their place is in schools and […]

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Surrounded by lush green hills, Dara Adam Khel is seen by many as a city where illegal arms, drugs, as well as fear and militant terror are rife. Girls’ going out of their homes is not encouraged here. But a resident of Dara Muhammad Raj and his 5th-grader daughter Shifa have established a library that […]

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