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  • Govt asked to turn Chitral forts into tourist resorts

    “Nearly all the forts in Gilgit-Baltistan, including Altit, Baltit, Skardu, Shigar and Khaplu, are not only open to the tourists but they have been turned into resorts for tourists’ stay,” he said...

    Naimatullah insisted: “I have been roaming across six countries as eco-tourist where old forts and castles were used for the purpose of promotion of tourism...

  • China detains 11 for smashing halal food shop

    BEIJING: Police in western China detained 11 people after a crowd of angry customers in early May smashed a halal shop suspected of mishandling food prepared according to Islamic custom, state media said...

    A group of “law-breakers” in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, broke into a store on May 1 and vandalised it after discovering that non-halal foods had been transported along with halal products, a violation of...

  • Govt brings bill to promote halal food trade

    ISLAMABAD: The government introduced a bill in the National Assembly on Thursday to set up an authority to help Pakistan take a due share in what a minister put at trillions of dollars worth of world trade in halal food and other products...

    The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions the establishment of an Islamabad-based authority, with a high-powered board of governors, headed by the minister for science and technology, to develop...

  • KP Halal food authority’s expansion to districts hits snag

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority’s expansion to 15 districts of the province has hit a roadblock as its management puts the hiring of over 200 staff on indefinite hold...

    The authority, which was established under the KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority Act, 2014, began operation in March 2018 and is currently working in the provincial capital and seven divisional headquarters, Kohat, Mardan,...

  • A touch of Mughal splendour in downtown Pindi

    Centuries may have passed since the reign of the Mughals, but many old buildings in downtown Rawalpindi retain some of the splendour of Mughal architecture...

    In the narrow streets of the city stand buildings inspired by Mughal and Central Asian architecture, almost all of which can be spotted by their wooden balconies, known as jharokas, that loom overhead...

  • How Lahore came to claim the rebellious Mughal princess Zeb-un-Nisa as its own

    We were quite certain that the monument before us was not the mausoleum of Zeb-un-Nisa – the rebel Sufi poetess, daughter of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb – even though there was a board put up here, seemingly by the Archaeology Department, stating otherwise...

    Though history suggests otherwise, the mausoleum in Nawa Kot on the Multan Road in Lahore is widely regarded as the tomb of the Mughal princess...

  • NON-FICTION: CONTEXTUALISING THE LAST GREAT MUGHAL

    Above all, it’s a travesty of justice if a statue reportedly costing $530 million is to be erected of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji, whom Emperor Aurangzeb dismissed as a ‘mountain rat’, while the Mughal king himself rests in an obscure grave in India...

    On the other hand, sympathisers lionise him as the pious Mughal king who best exemplified Islamic principles in the grandest dynasty India has ever seen...

  • Harking back: The Mughal eunuch who signed away Lahore

    The vacuum of power really opened up in 1752 when the weak Mughal court could no longer provide the Governor of Lahore with military assistance against the increasing Afghan raids...

    Legally speaking Lahore was under Mughal rule, at least until the 13th of April, 1752, when the Mughal emperor, ironically also named Ahmed Shah, under the influence of his handsome Irani eunuch ‘darogha’ (head police official) Javed Khan, in a treaty...

  • From Mughal legends to superheroes

    In a world where superheroes are famously identified as fictional characters with supernatural powers in red capes, spider suits and bat masks among others, comic series ‘Zindan: The Last Ansaars’ has enriched this traditional variety of comic book figures by introducing a new set of superheroes belonging to the Mughal era...

    And so far, the overwhelming response to the US-based comic series, particularly after its recent launch in...

  • The sweet flatbread straight from Mughal kitchens

    Bakers in these bazaars believe the bread was popular with Mughal rulers as well and that it was favoured as a breakfast food well before the partition...

    Having bakarkhanis does not make him feel guilty for breaking his diet, Mr Butt said, adding that wheat and milk are healthier than junk food...

  • Mughal-era coin, ‘longest staircase’ unearthed near Ban Faqiran

    TAXILA: During an excavation at a Buddhist stupa in Ban Faqiran, archaeologists from the Federal Department of Archaeology have discovered rare antiques, including a copper coin from the Mughal era...

    However, recent excavations indicate that it was built in the Mughal era as the only coin unearthed is also from the Mughal era...

  • Mughal exhibition in Kabul a reminder of the city’s artistic glory

    KABUL: Disfigured by four decades of war, the Afghan capital Kabul offers few reminders of its former glory in Islamic art or religious tolerance but a rare exhibition of Mughal paintings is seeking to change that...

    Dozens of enlarged reproductions of miniatures — highly detailed paintings the size of a school notebook — that were created in Kabul during the 16th century have gone on display in Babur Gardens, where the first Mughal...

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