History & Culture

History & Culture
The ancient Makli shines again
It is our fortune that six Pakistani sites are registered on the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation’s World Heritage List. The Mohenjo-Daro, Makli necropolis in Thatta, Remnants of Taxila, Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens, Rohtas Fort in Jhelum and Buddhist ruins of Takht-e-Bahi in Mardan. A World Heritage site Makli had countless prominence in antiquity because of larger-than-life elaborations, intricate designs, stunning structural sites and centuries old monuments,…
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Ali Rez Achieves Another Milestone for Pakistan
Rez is the first Pakistani to make it on the global Top 20 ECDs list. With over 400 awards under his belt over a 20-year career, Ali Rez, Regional ECD, Middle East & Pakistan, BBDO Worldwide, has been listed on the World Creative Rankings’ Global Top 20 Executive Creative Directors list 2020. The World Creative Rankings (WCR) is “the definitive guide to the advertising industry’s most creative brands, agencies, and…
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Filmmaker Shehzad Hameed wins Outstanding Achievement Award at TIFF 2020
Pakistani filmmaker Shehzad Hameed, who released the trailer of his upcoming documentary on climate change earlier this year, has award-winning documentary films to his name. Last year, he bagged two awards at the New York Festival 2019 for The Rise and Fall of Mujib and Nepal’s Child Brides. The director now has another feather in his cap. He recently won the Outstanding Achievement Award for his film, Enemy Within: Caught…
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Pakistan tourism video to appear on London’s New Year Day Parade
The Pakistan High Commission in the United Kingdom will be running a “Visit Pakistan” video message on London’s New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) 2020. The specially-produced video with the national anthem tune played in the background contains Prime Minister Imran Khan’s brief message, some most beautiful photos and scenes of country’s breathtaking tourist destinations and glimpses of the Royal Couple’s recent visit to Pakistan. Pakistan would be one of the…
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UK agency lists Pakistan among top travel destinations for 2020
London-based travel company Wild Frontiers has listed Pakistan among its top travel destinations for the year 2020, The Independent reported. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Pakistan this autumn put the country back into the spotlight,” the publication said. It added, “Tour operator Wild Frontiers has been tipping Pakistan as the next big destination for a couple of years – it has seen an increase in customer numbers by 20…
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Pakistan welcomes scores of Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in landmark ceremony
Hundreds of Indian Sikhs made a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan, crossing through a white gate to reach one of their religion’s holiest sites, after a landmark opening of the Kartarpur corridor on Saturday. Cheering Sikhs walked joyfully along the road from Dera Baba Nanak in India towards the new immigration hall that would allow them to pass through a secure land corridor into Pakistan. Some fathers ran, carrying their children…
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Mohsin Hamid, Kamila Shamsie’s work named in BBC Top 100 Novels
Pakistani authors Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid’s work have made it to BBC Top 100 Novels List that shaped our world. The publication unveiled the list on its website on Tuesday. Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Shamsie’s Home Fire were mentioned in its respective categories. The Pakistani authors have won several accolades internationally for their work. Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist was also adapted into a film that starred British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed and singer Meesha Shafi. Other than…
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Turkey to establish Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey Wednesday agreed to establish a Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Islamabad. The project was given final shape during a meeting between Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and National Heritage and Dr Serdar Çam, Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism of Turkey in Ankara, a message reaching here said. Both sides also explored further opportunities for collaboration in education, technical training,…