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    Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

    HUNZA (Awesome Pakistan News): In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival.

    Baksh Dil Khan, a retired schoolteacher is saddling his horse as his wife sprinkles a pinch of flour over the animal for good luck, worried that the snowfall that blankets the Chapursan Valley will make the day’s match too treacherous.


    Powerhouse built in GB through trophy-hunting money

    Gilgit (AwesomePakistan.Net)–as been built through the Markhor Trophy fund, was inaugurated on Sunday. In this connection, a ceremony of was held at Sassi Haramish. Dr Iqbal, minister for Law and works was the chief guest on the occasion. Sajad Haider, secretary forest and wild life, Zafar Waqar Taj, secretary water and power, Deputy Commissioner Shigar Wali Khan and other officials attend the ceremony.

    The 350 kilowatts powerhouse, which has become operational, would provide electricity to around 4,000 people of Haramosh valley in district Gilgit.


    Capital losing green cover

    ISLAMABAD (AwesomePakistan): The capital is gradually losing its greenery despite the fact that the government launches mega plantation drives annually under which thousands of saplings are planted in every nook and cranny of the city.

    The Capital Development Authority (CDA) shows great enthusiasm during the plantation phase, with officials posing for photos while planting saplings. However, this passion ebbs shortly thereafter.


    Lack of rain brings clouds of drought to Cholistan

    BAHAWALPUR (AwesomePakistan.Net): A large number of people in Cholistan desert are being forced to migrate to neighbouring villages with their cattle and other belongings because of an acute water shortage. Residents fear the lack of rainfall over the past several months could soon turn into a drought-like situation or worst in Cholistan, locally known as Rohi.

    The Cholistan Development Authority (CDA) claimed that despite limited resources, efforts were under way to provide clean water to the people.


    LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE OR NOTHING SO GET READY!!

    Grab the thrill because life begins at the end of your comfort zone & the use of traveling is to regulate imagination with reality, and instead of thinking of how things may be, see them as they are. Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is organizing the First Adventure Marathon 22nd – 23rd April 2017.

    Activities: Trekking, Mountain Biking, Repelling & Rafting

    These amazing and alluring adventures will be hosted by an experienced and enthusiastic staff of Adventurer Edge on an exceptional location combined with a


    FaisalabadStranded tourists reach Gilgit after KKH reopens

    GILGIT (AwesomePakistan): Scores of travellers who were stranded in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) owing to the inclement weather finally reached Gilgit after the Karakoram Highway (KKH) reopened for traffic on Saturday. Hundreds of passengers, including 145 foreigners, were stranded in at Chilas town for over 24 hours. The highway was blocked by landslides — triggered by rains — on Thursday at three places between Gilgit and Chilas.

    One-thirty nine Thai nationals, as well as two Australian and Swiss nationals, respectively were also s tranded. Similarly, a Malaysian and Singapore national were


    Documentary on Himalayas screened at Alliance Francąise

    KARACHI (AwesomePakistan): In the cold mountainous range of the Himalayas, lies the valley of Chitral. Alliance Francąise de Karachi dedicated an evening to ‘Himalaya’, a feature documentary by Michael Palin that features Prince Ata Malik, one of the scions of the famous Gheba family, and Prince of Chitral Sirajul Mulk. The documentary was screened at Alliance Francąise on Friday.

    The film centres on BBC journalist Palin, who travels on the Khyber train and passes through 34 tunnels and 92 bridges to reach his destination. Palin terms the


    GILGIT (AwesomePakistan): A new wave of youngsters in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) has been trying to revive folk music in the region. In this regard, some young singers have managed to achieve two things: draw out a record number of listeners and make a foray into the field which had been traditionally a bastion for men.

    The region has a strong tradition of folk music. But it had fizzled out a decade ago when sectarian extremism squeezed out traditional singers.

    But with the situation improving over the past few years, music has returned to the valley. Almas Iman, from the Gulkin town in the Hunza valley of G-B, has


    For this Italian archaeologist, Swat is a second home

    SWAT (AwesomePakistan): He is not from Swat, Pakistan, or even the subcontinent, but he probably knows more about the history of the valley than most locals, let alone Pakistanis. it is no surprise then that he also thinks of Swat as his second home.

    Dr Luca Maria Olivieri has been working in the field of archaeological excavations and research since September 1987. Recently conferred with Sitar-e-Imtiaz by the President Mamnoon Hussein for his work on the Swat Valley, he is one of the most prominent researchers on Uddiyana and has been actively involved in the


    Girls on Bikes Rally in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi

    Join the cycle rally on fine Sunday morning as you cycle through your city to meet fellow biking sisters and reclaim the streets! Through this annual event, Girls at Dhabas aim to challenge the existing mindset that it is inappropriate for a female or a gender non-conforming person to be out and about on her

    All participants who will be cycling are encouraged to bring their own bike and helmet. Borrowing of cycles has been arranged on a first come first serve basis to


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