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    From folklore to feminism: Celebrating womanhood at the shrine of the seven sisters

    ROHRI (Awesome News): In a land obsessed with sons, Satiyan Jo Aastan is one place where being female is celebrated. In fact, contrary to common practice where parents pray and pledge money in exchange for sons, women go to Satiyan Jo Aastan to pray for the birth of daughters.ROHRI (Awesome News): In a land obsessed with sons, Satiyan Jo Aastan is one place where being female is celebrated. In fact, contrary to common practice where parents


    People dare rough weather to enjoy holidays in Hazara division

    KAGHAN (Awesome News): Despite forecast of heavy rain across the Hazara division, a large number of tourists have reached Kaghan, Naran and Shogran to enjoy Eidul Fitar holidays in the scenic resort towns.KAGHAN (Awesome News): Despite forecast of heavy rain across the Hazara division, a large number of tourists have reached Kaghan, Naran and Shogran to enjoy Eidul Fitar holidays in the scenic resort towns.

    According to Manserha police, more than 200,000 vehicles have entered Kaghan and Shogran valley during the two days of Eid. The number rose to 350,000 and was still increasing on the third day of Eid, police officials said.

    Haneef Muhammad, a tourist from Sahiwal, said this year traffic police have properly managed the flow. “We did not face any difficulty till reaching Naran whereas in the previous years it was very difficult to travel during Eid holidays,” he said.

    A local journalist, Syed Noman Shah, who has visited Naran and Shogran said Mansehra police and administration were managing traffic in a better way as compared to the previous years.

    The civil administration and the public representatives had already put in a traffic management plan well before the Eid rush to facilitate the people. The authorities had issued a timetable for the movement of heavy traffic on

    Karakoram Highway and Murree Road so as to avoid gridlocks.

    District Police Officer Manshera Chaudhry Ahsan deployed 684 policemen around Karakoram Highway, Manserha, Kaghan, Naran and Balakot roads to control traffic flow.

    Source by: The Express Tribune


    11 killed, one injured as passenger lift collapses in Murree

    MURREE (Dunya News) – At least 11 people have lost their lives while one sustained severe wounds as passenger lift collapsed near Banwari in Murree today (Thursday).MURREE (Dunya News) – At least 11 people have lost their lives while one sustained severe wounds as passenger lift collapsed near Banwari in Murree today (Thursday).According to the details, the lift caved in due to its dilapidated condition as the locals made it without proper construction process to join two villages.Getting information about the incident, rescue officials arrived at the scene and shifted the injured and dead bodies to Rawalpindi hospital for further medical


    Restoration of Kot Diji Fort planned (Sindh)

    KARACHI: The neglected fort in Kot Diji, which dates back to the eighteenth century, may embrace its former glory as a substantial amount has been allocated in the Sindh budget for its uplift.

    The Kot Diji Fort, which was built by the Talpur ruler Mir Suhrab in 1790 AD, has been in a deplorable condition for a long time. The fort is situated on the foot of Rohri Hills in Khairpur district. It was occupied by different dynasties in different periods of time and once housed the armies of Soomro and Samma


    A peek into the master plan for restoration of Makli

    KARACHI: Historical necropolis of Makli has been under the process of restoration and preservation under a master plan unveiled by Sindh culture department three months ago. The plan, which had been under preparation since six years, provides detailed strategy for the conservation of one of the largest necropolises of the world.


    Green Pakistan Program: Forestation underway across GB

    GILGIT: Minister Forest, Wildlife and Environment Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Imran says forestation is underway under Green Pakistan Program.

    Talking to Radio Pakistan Gilgit correspondent on Monday, he said federal government has released 270 million rupees as first installment out of 440 million rupees allocated to Gilgit Baltistan under the program.


    How can Pakistan implement Climate Change Act 2016 to overcome the dire results of Climate Change?

    On 16th March, 2016 Pakistan Climate Change Act was passed by the Parliament of Pakistan and then the Senate of Pakistan; with an objective to help the country progress and attain sustainable goals. New institutions were formed: the Pakistan Climate Change Council, Pakistan Climate Change Authority and Pakistan Climate Change Fund. Elaborating the role of the new institutions, Zahid Hamid Federal Minister for Climate Change, said that; Climate Change Council will be chaired by the prime minister, chief secretaries of Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK and representatives of non-governmental organizations, scientists and researchers as its members. No doubt it was a historic moment that such a good initiative was taken by the government for the first time; to reduce the


    Freestyle polo continues to thrive in G-B, Chitral

    ISLAMABAD (Awesome Pakistan News): While others may play other games, the king of games is the game of kings – is an adage associated with polo, considered to be one of the most popular sports of Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Chitral for centuries. Polo has brought together people of these ancient valleys from times when there were no jeeps plying the narrow, precarious roads in the region. Despite the advances of the modern world, this ancient sport continues to bring jubilation and fanfare to the people of the region once in a year at Shandur, Babusar Top and twice in Gilgit, Skardu, Ghizer and Diamer.


    Kalash `Suri Jagek’ tradition to be added to UNESCO heritage list

    ISLAMABAD: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Monday accepted the nomination of Kalash practice of ‘Suri Jagek’ filed by Pakistan for placing it at ‘UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding’.

    ‘Suri Jagek’ is a traditional Kalash metrological and astronomical practice of observing the sun, the moon, stars and shadows with respect to the local topography.


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