From Mirpur to Birmingham

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MUZAFFARABAD: Authorities in Pakistan are planning to launch a bus route from the Kashmir town of Mirpur to the British city of Birmingham, 8,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) away. [nggallery id=114] The mammoth journey will take travellers through some of the most dangerous areas of Pakistan on their way to Iran, Turkey and Europe before reaching […]

Second stage of Punjab Sports and Youth Festival kicks off

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LAHORE: The second stage of the Punjab Youth Sports Festival – the Union Council level – will start today (Saturday) after finalisation of the registration process and participants reporting in their respective Sports and Youth Development Councils. Some of the remaining events of the Neighbourhood and Village level of the Punjab Youth Festival, which were […]

Lok Virsa documents ancient tradition of qehwa khana

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ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage) on Tuesday created a three-dimensional cultural display on Qehwa Khana at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology of the federal capital. The diorama portrays the ancient tradition of green tea house in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Talking on the occasion, Lok Virsa Executive Director Khalid Javaid, who […]

Sufi singing contest at Lok Virsa today

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ISLAMABAD: The NGO Mehergarh will arrange a “Youth Sufi Singing Contest” today at Lok Virsa. The programme will be arranged through collaboration between Mehergarh, Lok Virsa and PTV. Besides Sufi singing competition, a web-based resource centre on Sufism and a documentary on spiritual heritage of Pakistan will also be launched on the occasion.\09\02\story_2-9-2012_pg11_4

Pakistan’s independence day

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[nggallery id=71] Pakistan’s independence day (Urdu: یوم آزادی or Youm-e-Azadi) is a national holiday held on 14 August to celebrate Pakistan’s independence from the Subcontinent and British Raj. The official festivities usually take place in Islamabad and commence with the raising of the national flag on the President and Prime Minister Presidential and Parliament buildings and later the leaders deliver speeches that are televised live. In the speech, they […]