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  • Castle of last Hindu king Raja Gira in Swat crumbling

    MINGORA: The castle of Raja Gira, the last king of the Hindu Shahi period before the advent of Muslims in Swat, is crumbling down due to the government’s lack of interest and constant neglect...

    Perched on a rocky spur of a hillside overlooking the plains of Udigram village, the Raja Gira’s castle with its jutting towers and privileged position guaranteed total control of the city below as well as the entire valley...

  • France helps Syria restore 900-year-old castle

    The French team visited the 900-year-old Krak des Chevaliers castle, a Unesco World Heritage site, on Tuesday to discuss the damage and deliver advice...

    The castle, which sits on a hill overlooking Lebanon, was overrun by rebels for three months in 2014 and damaged by mortar fire...

  • Smokers’ Corner: Men in the high castle

    The partition of India in 1947 is largely understood as a division between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority of the region; and how two mainstream political parties played a direct role in launching India and Pakistan as two distinct countries...

    The parties were Jinnah’s All India Muslim League and Nehru’s Indian National Congress
  • Another ancient castle discovered in Swat

    MINGORA: The culture activists discovered another castle of the Hindu Shahi period during their visit to the Bar Tangai Mountain in Dadhara area of tehsil Kabal here on Monday...

    Located on the top of the Dadharra Mountain, spur on the bank of the Swat River, the castle is part of the network of castles of the Hindu Shahi period...

  • Girls in Green touch base in Karachi

    KARACHI: It is a rare honour to return to your alma mater as a hero and see the pride in your teachers’ eyes while the students there look up to you...

    Sana, who now lives in Lahore, touched base in Karachi along with a few other teammates from the city, when they visited the Defence Authority College for Women, where the old student was hailed as the ‘Silver Star’, at the college’s silver jubilee year...

  • City School PAF win Karachi Girls Netball Cup in style

    KARACHI: City School PAF Chapter (Blue) proved their superiority by outplaying rivals in both junior (schools) and senior (colleges) categories to win the Karachi Girls Netball Cup here at the PSB Coaching Centre on Thursday...

    In the junior (schools) category, the thrilling final was played between City School PAF Chapter (Blue) and Habib Girls School teams which was won by City School 7-6 to become the champions of Karachi Girls...

  • Girls get top 10 pre-medical positions in Karachi

    KARACHI: After much delay and while still withholding 95 results, the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced the results of Higher Secondary Certificate Part-II science pre-medical, medical technology and home economics group on Monday...

    The third position was taken by Rimsha Imran of St Lawrence Government Girls Degree College...

  • Gone Girls: other view

    THIS is apropos the article “Pakistan’s ‘Gone Girls’” (July 1)...

    In my practice of over 25 years, I have not come across a single couple who has had this done in Karachi...

  • Artichive: ‘Two Girls with Oleander’

    In this painting “Two Girls with Oleander” (1890 -1892) oil on canvas, measuring 55 cm x 128 cm, Klimit demonstrated his total mastery of painting and went beyond the narrow confines of historical reconstruction or photographic realism and started the stylistic decorations that would lead him to the full poetics of symbolism...

  • Dubai-based charity to help improve girls education

    MUZAFFARGARH: A Dubai-based charity has decided to extend its programme to improve education for girls in four districts of south Punjab in partnership with the Punjab government and local and international non-governmental organisations...

    Dubai Cares partnered with the UK’s Oxfam and ITA in 2008 for its first project, titled ‘Enhancing Girls Enrolment in Remote Areas of Pakistan in South Punjab’...

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