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    Lahore Fort And Badshahi Mosque Sunrise

  • Cleric vows to stop WCLA from running Badshahi Mosque

    LAHORE: If the government hands over administrative and building control of the Badshahi Mosque to the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA), mosque’s caretaker Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad says he along with his colleagues will resist it...

    He was reacting to government’s reported plans to handover administrative and conservation control of the mosque to the WCLA...

  • Lahore’s Fort and Shalamar Gardens escape Unesco danger list

    ISLAMABAD: The World Heritage Committee at its meeting which concluded in Manama on Wednesday decided to not place the Shalamar Gardens and Fort, Lahore, on the list of World Heritage in Danger...

    Three sites in Kenya, Pakistan and Nepal were slated to be put on the list by the 21-member committee headed by Ambassador Sheikha Haya Al-Khalifa of Bahrain...

  • Artichive: Impression, Sunrise

    Claude Monet painted ‘Impression, Sunrise’ (Impression, Soleil levant) oil on canvas, (18...

    It was exhibited in April 1874 and the painting is considered by many as having given rise to the Impressionist movement...

  • Sunrise over Iran

     For almost a decade now, rulers in Pakistan have tried to overcome domestic opposition to broadening our ties with India and failed...

    For almost a decade, an olive branch remained extended, surviving even the terrorist attacks of Mumbai in 2008, while successive governments here tried to take advantage of the opportunity and move towards the normalisation of trade ties...

  • Burj Khalifa to open for sunrise

    The Burj Khalifa announced on Thursday it is selling tickets on the United Arab Emirates’ weekend of Friday and Saturday for sunrise viewings...

    Tickets are 125 dirhams ($34) for adults and 95 dirhams ($26) for children ages 4 to 12...

  • How has the ‘sunrise industry’ progressed?

    Qurat-ul-Ain Irfan is one of the handful of women in the country who have contributed enormously to the growth of their family business, and perhaps one of the very few who have helped put their firm on the international map...

    Ever since, she has looked after the firm’s finances and headed its quality assurance division...

  • Sunrise rises to lift New Year Cup at Karachi races

    KARACHI: Second favourite unknown pedigree bay mare Sunrise did his owner proud while lifting The New Year Cup in the Gymkhana race meeting at the Karachi Racecourse on Sunday...

    Chestnut horse King’s Hand occupied third place on the board after being beaten by seven-and-a-half lengths while bay mare Rubai completed the frame finishing eight-and-a-half lengths further away...

  • Thousands watch sunrise over Stonehenge

    The sun rose behind the Heel Stone, which traditionally marks the spot on the horizon for the sunrise, at 4...

    Crowds cheered and raised mobile phones for images as the rays flooded through the monument and announced the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere...

  • 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...

  • Wedding event at Lahore Fort: WCLA removes official over negligence

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) on Wednesday removed its marketing, tourism and culture director from the job for failing to monitor a function that allegedly was a wedding ceremony not permissible at the Unesco protected heritage site under the rules and regulations...

    The authority also surrendered services of Mr Asif Zaheer, (an officer on deputation) to the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD)...

  • Wedding event at Lahore Fort: WCLA removes official over negligence

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) on Wednesday removed its marketing, tourism and culture director from the job for failing to monitor a function that allegedly was a wedding ceremony not permissible at the Unesco protected heritage site under the rules and regulations...

    The authority also surrendered services of Mr Asif Zaheer, (an officer on deputation) to the Services and General Administration Department (S&GAD)...

  • 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...

    The signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) was held at the Sindh Archives, where director general of antiquities Manzoor Ahmed Kanasro...

  • 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...

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

    The move followed comments from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who said the 17th century marvel in Agra did not represent Indian ethos and was built by “traitors”...

    Responding to the controversial remarks, Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi, tweeted: “Traitors also built Red Fort will Modi stop hoisting Tiranga? Can Modi and Yogi tell domestic and foreign tourist not to visit Taj Mahal?”The All India Majlis-i-Ittehadul...

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