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  • ‘Unesco concerned over Orange Line threat to Shalimar Gardens’

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) had expressed concern that the Orange Line Metro Train could pose a threat to the Shalimar Gardens, a world heritage site...

    “[Unesco’s] World Heritage Committee, in its 40th session in 2016, had expressed serious concern about the development of the Orange Line and had...

  • ATA incorporated in Maqsood murder case, court told

    A deputy superintendent of police through a report informed a judicial magistrate (East) that since the incident had created terror and insecurity among the public, Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 has been incorporated in the case...

    Two get 10 years termAn accountability court on Monday awarded 10-year imprisonment to two men, including an employee of the National Bank of Pakistan, in a corruption reference...

  • 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...

  • 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)”...

    According to the activists, in its draft decision by technical...

  • From a city of gardens to cactus land

    Certainly we have travelled a long way to this wasteland, once was “a city of majestic Mughal gardens”...

     Pakistan and Afghanistan, according to some experts, sit atop an ecological volcano waiting to explode...

  • Orange Line project: Punjab govt allays Unesco’s concerns about Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: Responding to a Unesco letter that expressed its concern at passing of elevated Orange Line track along the Shalamar Gardens and sought construction in front of the monument to be stopped, the Punjab government has allayed apprehensions of the organisation...

    “Shalamar Gardens, located on GT Road, is one of the monuments of Pakistan which is included in the World Heritage List...

  • The joy that is Eden Gardens

    But compared to that Calcutta itself which I visited for the first time in 1979-80 for the India-Pakistan Test was revelation of a kind that was stunningly pleasant and fulfilling...

    The exclusive Calcutta Club, the Victoria Memorial building which are masterpiece of architecture of the Colonial time reminding us all of the East India Company which infiltrated to later develop India into the centre of the British Raj, was all right in...

  • Change in Orange Line route Track to bypass Chauburji, Shalamar Gardens

    LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and its subsidiary, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (Tepa), have decided to construct the track of the Orange Line metro train away from Chauburji and Shalamar Gardens in order to save these historical/heritage sites from environmental impacts, maintaining their view clear as it is at present...

    75km long section from Jain Mandir to Lakshmi via GPO Chowk, has been...

  • Shalamar Gardens: Unesco body seeks suspension of work on Orange Line project

    LAHORE: The Unesco’s World Heritage Committee has urged the Punjab government to immediately suspend any further work on the Orange Line Metro Train along the Shalamar Gardens and identify an alternative location for this section of the projectThe committee in its 40th meeting in Istanbul has issued a “draft decision”, urging “the State Party to immediately suspend any further work associated with the Shalamar Gardens of the Orange Line Metro...

  • Three held for overcharging at Shalamar Gardens’ parking

    LAHORE: A team of the City District Government of Lahore on Monday raided the Shalamar Gardens Parking Stand over a public complaint against overcharging on parking fee, held the contractor and his two workers for the crime and handed them over to police...

    “All non-functional taps in the parks have also been replaced with new ones to avoid leakage of water,” the spokesman said, adding that the PHA staff had also been asked to ensure...

  • InFashion: Indian luxe couture comes to the City of Gardens

    The Diva’ni debut show in Lahore, the city that also hosts its first international couture flagship store, showcased a collection seeped in Bollywood-ish glamour and glitter...

    The 100-year-old Mian Salli ki haveli in the old part of Lahore was the ideal milieu for the couture show titled Bagh-e-Bahar or The Garden of Spring, personifying the richness of the Mughal era and the golden period of royal dynasties...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

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