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  • Footprints: When shahi mohallah fell silent

    Sixty-year-old Guru Gogi, the head of a khwajasira community, remembers the time when Indian actors Rishi and Randheer Kapoor, Rekha and Kabir Bedi came to visit the Shahi Mohallah in all its glamour...

    It is said that maestro Mohammed Rafi, who while still undiscovered lived in Lahore in pre-partition days, practised his singing there to hear his voice reverberate inside the shaft...

  • Award to Shahi Hammam a proud moment

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and the Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan held a joint press briefing on Shahi Hammam’s Award of Merit declared by Unesco...

    Mr Makhdoom highlighted the historic importance of Shahi Hammam and the techniques used to conserve it...

  • City Diary: WCLA informally opens Shahi Hamam

    The Walled City of Lahore Authority has informally opened the Shahi Hamam (royal bath) for tourists and public at large after restoring it...

    The restoration of Shahi Hamam, which was constructed about 400 years ago inside Dehli Gate during the era of emperor Shah Jahan, was one of the important components of conservation works undertaken by the WCLA in collaboration with the foreign funding agencies under technical assistance of...

  • Police find ‘missing’ Chinese engineer in Lahore mosque

    SAHIWAL: The Chinese engineer who had “gone missing” during a visit to Pakpattan to see his in-laws last Friday, was traced and taken in custody by police from a mosque in Lahore, where he was doing a six-day ‘chilla’ – a spiritual practice of penance and solitude – under a religious organisation...

    Pakpattan District Police Officer Kamran Yousaf told Dawn on Monday that the Engineer Muhammad Yousaf, whose Chinese name was Yeuhi, had...

  • Lahore's iconic mosque stood witness to two historic moments where tolerance gave way to brutality

    On the morning of January 5, 2011, as the body of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer was placed in the grounds of the palatial Governor’s House in the heart of Lahore, there was much confusion over who would offer his funeral prayers...

    Earlier, the federal government led by the Pakistan People’s Party, with whom Taseer was associated, had requested the Badshahi Mosque's khateeb ? one who delivers the sermon during Friday and Eid...

  • 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...

  • Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan hit hard by climate change

    On Thursday evening, a non-governmental organisation called Ciqam from Chitral and Hunza gave a presentation on “Women Social Enterprise” at the Indigenous People’s Pavilion next to the Climate Generation Space outside the Le Bourget conference centre...

    A team of young women from Hunza and Chitral talked about their life journeys and how they became empowered through their NGO...

  • Torrential rain adds to misery of flood-hit Chitral

    CHITRAL: More villages were hit by flash floods on Tuesday after torrential rain continued for the seventh day and washed away a number of houses in Kasset village, on Chitral-Garam Chashma road, and Rayeen, in Torkhow valley...

    The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that the army continued rescue operations on the sixth consecutive day in the worst-hit areas of Chitral...

  • 0.3m people affected by Chitral floods

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Tuesday said around 300,000 people had been affected by the flash floods in the northern district of Chitral...

    The minister said upper parts of Chitral was cut-off, while in Kuragh, raging currents washed away Chitral-Booni Road, stranding around 200,000 people...

  • New spate of floods hits Chitral

    CHITRAL: After a day of respite, a new spate of flash floods caused by torrential rains struck Chitral on Thursday afternoon, leaving two people dead and washing away more than two dozen homes in different parts of the district...

    The high-magnitude flood in Chitral Gol stream passing transversally through the city washed away five homes, a pedestrian bridge and two shops, causing panic among people and forcing them to leave the...

  • Pesco sets up task force for flood-hit Chitral

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar Electric Supply Company has set up a task force under the supervision of its general manager Niaz Mohammad to expedite restoration of infrastructure damaged by flash floods in Chitral as repair work has been accelerated to provide relief to the affected population...

    The Pesco and Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (Pedo) said on Thursday that they were trying to restore the damaged electricity network...

  • Hopes fade for students buried under snow in Chitral

    CHITRAL: Chances of survival faded for seven students who were buried alive under an avalanche in Susoom village of Karimabad valley as there was no headway in their search on Monday...

    The Deputy Commissioner of Chitral, Osama Ahmed Warraich, told Dawn that the main hurdle in carrying out an extensive search for the students was non-availability of heavy machinery...

  • Torrential rain continues to torment Chitral

    CHITRAL: Fresh torrential rains wreaked havoc in Mulkhow union council of upper Chitral on Friday, leaving one person dead and three children missing...

    Know more: Most of Chitral paralysed by flash floodsHe told Dawn that the loss of lives had been low because of an early warning system as people had been informed through mobile phones and announcements by megaphones after which the residents of vulnerable places escaped before the...

  • PPP announces Rs50m for Chitral

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party has announced a relief fund of Rs50 million for the flood-hit people of Chitral district...

    He said the PPP central leaders would also visit Chitral to express solidarity with the affected families, adding relief camp would also be set up in Chitral city to support the displaced people...

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