The restive western border of the country, lining the troubled Afghanistan, plummeted into ceaseless political uncertainty and unstable security situation at the onset of the War on Terror and the region is still recuperating from the damages done in the decade-long turmoil.  While the populace of the region bore the brunt of the unstable security conditions, the turmoil was […]

The District Administration of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa has finally taken notice of the ecological damage that has been inflicted on the once serene and  breathtaking lake Saif-ul-Malook in the Mansehra District and has now imposed a complete ban on boating in the lake. Saif-ul-Malook located deep within the Hindukush Mountains in the picturesque Kaghan Valley, has suffered colossal ecological deterioration

District Administration Mansehra imposes ban on boating in Saif-Ul-Malook to curtail ecological damageRead More »

The tropical lakes and artificial water reserves of Pakistan namely the Tarbela Lake and the Mangla Lake, have long been one of the favourite destination of the migratory birds who fly down thousands of miles from the Steppes of Russia and Siberia to escape the bitter cold.  With subsequent ecological disorder in recent times where one of the largest water lakes in

Once extinct Sarus Cranes spotted in the Nagarparkar district of SindhRead More »

I usually avoid getting drawn into arguments with people on the internet, because there’s really no point. I even try to avoid reading the comments on online newspaper articles, because I know I’m more likely just to make myself angry than actually to learn or reconsider anything. But when a particularly poisonous commenter on Huffington Post started arguing that the

Emily comes to the rescue of PakistanRead More »

Khewra Salt Mines is located in Tehsil Pind Dadan Khan, District Jehlum at ballpark distance of 200 kms from Islamabad and 245 kms from Lahore. It has an easy approach via Lahore-Islamabad motorway through Lilla or Khallar Kahar  interchange. The journey takes around 2 hours 20 minutes from Islamabad and 3 hours 20 minutes from

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Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has upgraded its services in Chitral through a challenging team effort in the hilly and snow covered region. This past winter season saw an unusually high rate of snowfall and severe hail storms due to which PTCL’s Lowari Hill repeater got damaged, affecting is DSL and Wireless services in different areas of Chitral. Covered

PTCL staff pulls in emergency maneuvers to repair the damaged Broadband Internet services in ChitralRead More »

There have been a handful of mountaineers in the annals of history who have been able to face all odds to climb the toughest of mountains on the face of earth. Fewer among them managed not only to summit these peaks but also conquer the hearts of the natives.   Greg Mortenson is one of those legendary mountaineer-turned-philanthropists who risked

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In a historic verdict passed by the Montana attorney general last month, the honourable jury has come up with the decision that although the Central Asian Institute, run by the climber-turned-philanthropist Greg Mortenson lacks water-tight book-keeping, no criminal wrong doings whatsoever have been found in the investigations regarding the operations of the organisation. Mortenson’s CAI

Greg Mortenson and his “Three Cups of Tea” emerge victorious in embezzlement chargesRead More »

Describing the importance of the game of polo, the WW-II acclaimed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said that “A polo handicap is your passport to the world”. His words could not ring with more shattering truth than in Northern Pakistan where Polo is truly the national sport, favoured even over cricket and one in

“The King of Games is still the game of Kings”Read More »