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  • History comes alive

    VETERAN journalist Subhatra Bhumiprabhas has been fascinated by Myanmar for as long as she can remember so her decision to translate into Thai two books covering Burmese history came as no surprise to those who knew her...

    “And I have always been interested in history, especially that of Burma...

  • Candidate profile: Making history in Hyderabad’s politics

    Hoping to meet requirements of the Elections Act 2018, making it mandatory for parties to issue five per cent of its tickets to woman candidates, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) fielded Sanam as their candidate from this area, making her the first women to contest polls on a general seat in Hyderabad...

    This is how 33-year-old Sanam is making history in Hyderabad’s electoral politics...

  • Mystery surrounding age of Ranikot Fort may be resolved

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday entered into an understanding with the Italian authorities to launch joint research activities in the fields of history and archaeology, especially in connection with the historical sites of Bhambhore and Ranikot, said a statement issued here...

    Speaking to reporters after the ceremony, Sindh Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities Syed Sardar Ali Shah said that nobody exactly knew how...

  • Historic fort crumbles from neglect

    Like many historical sites in the Salt Range, the condition of the Malot Fort, a beautiful and unique fort in the region, is deteriorating because of neglect...

    Two temples on the premises of the fort have crumbled, and the ruins of the fort are covered in wild growth...

  • Archaeology staff closes Lahore Fort to tourists

    LAHORE: A number of officials on Tuesday kept the Lahore Fort closed for tourists reportedly for two hours in protest against the government for shifting its administrative/functional control to the Walled City of Lahore Authority from the archaeology department...

    The situation turned embarrassing for the WCLA duty officials after a delegation from the US consulate paid a scheduled visit to the fort at the time when the archaeology...

  • If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi

    NEW DELHI: In a stinging response to recent remarks questioning the Taj Mahal’s place in history by India’s ruling party legislator, a leading politician on Monday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign dignitaries at the state capital’s iconic Hyderabad House, because that, too, was built by “traitors”...

    Responding to the controversial remarks, Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi, tweeted: “Traitors also...

  • Tulamba fort under attack again

    MULTAN: The fort of Tulamba has survived many invaders for more than 2,500 years, according to legend; it is, however, now caving in to the apathy of the authorities...

    The Tulamba fort is located in the middle of the town and it was reconstructed by Sher Shah Suri...

  • Proposal to declare fort, Shalamar Gardens endangered: activists

    LAHORE: Threatening to strike off Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens off the World Heritage Site list, civil society activists quoted the World Heritage Committee (WHC) as saying that the Orange Line Metro Train project will “irreversibly compromise the authenticity and integrity of the properties and is a potential threat to its Outstanding Universal Value (OUV)”...

    ”Addressing the conference, noted conservationist Dr Ijaz Anwer,...

  • Rohtas Fort documentary planned

    GUJRAT: The Jhelum district government has decided to make a documentary on Rohtas Fort to attract tourists and inform young people about the monument...

    There is a plan to approach local historians for authentic information about the fort...

  • Altit Fort — Hunza's silent prestige

    The strong cultural values and the connection that the natives feel with their history is something we lack in the cities...

    Altit Fort was on top of my to-see list, I had been told it would be the best place to learn about the origins of its people...

  • Fort Vimieux

    Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851), an English romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker, painted “Fort Vimieux”, oil on canvas (106...

    “Fort Vimieux” is among the group of paintings in which the artist recorded the British struggle against the French in Napoleonic Wars, and even made a special trip to sketch the ship...

  • KP govt to approach army chief to get possession of Balahisar Fort

    PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that provincial government will get possession of Balahisar Fort from Frontier Corps (FC) to turn it into a tourists’ attraction centre...

    “I along with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will meet Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif and will ask him to hand over possession of Balahisar Fort,” he said while talking to media after ground breaking ceremony of a zoo at Pakistan Forest...

  • US diplomat launches Umerkot Fort restoration scheme

    UMERKOT: US Consul General Grace Shelton along with Minister for Culture, Tourism and Antiquities on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the scheme for the restoration of the historical Umerkot Fort on Thursday...

    Mr Shah spoke about how the fort had been built three times in the past...

  • Two antique ‘Derawar Fort locks’ donated to Bahawalpur Museum

    BAHAWALPUR: Two huge antique locks said to be used at now defunct Bahawalpur State’s decaying Derawar Fort were presented to Commissioner Saqib Zafar for displaying these at the Bahawalpur Museum on Saturday...

    Sahibzada Qamaruz Zaman Abbasi, a great grandson of late Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi, when contacted in Lahore on his cell phone, said he talked to the Chowkidar (watchman) of Derawar Fort, Muhammad Ramzan, who was in...

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