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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...

  • Purana Qila - the old city’s commercial hub

    Once a large, fortified defensive structure around the city, the famed Purana Qila is now lost among the high-rise buildings that make up Rawalpindi’s commercial hub...

    Before the arrival of the British to the garrison city, the old city was located at Purana Qila and known as Qila Pind Rawal...

  • Pucca Qila wall damage FIR registered

    HYDERABAD: An FIR was registered against a suspect on Tuesday for allegedly demolishing a small portion of the fortification wall of the 18th century Pucca Qila on a complaint of a culture department official...

  • Court admits case of Pucca Qila wall demolition

    HYDERABAD: The court of civil judge and judicial magistrate-X on Monday admitted for trial the final challan submitted by the Fort police against an accused on charges of damaging a boundary wall of Pucca Qila, a protected heritage site...

    In the challan, investigating officer of the case, Rao Munawar, accused Maqsood Sarwari of damaging the Pucca Qila wall and argued the accused should, therefore, stand trial for the offence...

  • Qila Saifullah surgeon refuses to treat girl injured in accident

    QUETTA: A girl seriously injured in an accident in Qila Saifullah district was brought here for treatment after a surgeon in the district’s government hospital refused to treat her, saying that he was not on duty...

    Police sources said that Naeema was seriously injured after being hit by a speeding passenger coach in Bandat Hamandzai area of Qila Saifullah district...

  • Officials among six kidnapped in Qila Saifullah

    QUETTA: Six people — a general manager, two engineers and a driver of the Balochistan Development Autho­ri­ty (BDA) among them — were kidnap­ped from Qila Saifullah area on Monday...

    BDA General Manger Bacha Khan had gone to Murgha Faqirzai area of Qila Saifullah district with two engineers, a driver, a contactor and another man to inspect an under-construction road...

  • PSP plans ‘people’s court’ in Pucca Qila on 23rd

    HYDERABAD: The Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Monday announced its plan to hold ‘people’s court’ in the Pucca Qila ground on Dec 23, when the first ever public meeting of the party is to be held...

    He said that party chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal would be visiting the city again after his return from Lahore...

  • Toll in Qila Saifullah blast rises to six

    QUETTA: Death toll in Thursday night’s explosion in Qila Saifullah has increased to six as officials have found four more bodies in the debris of the house which was destroyed in the powerful explosion...

    An official of Qila Saifullah district administration said that most of the bodies were found in pieces, adding that they were shifted to the District Hospital for identification...

  • SC orders Qila Abdullah police to arrest suspect over marriage proposal threat

    QUETTA: The Supreme Court ordered the Balochistan inspector general and deputy commissioner and police officer of Qila Abdullah district on Wednesday to arrest and produce before it within 10 days a man involved in firing at the house of Obaidullah to pressurise him to marry off his 10-year-old sister with the accused...

    Mr Obaidullah, a resident of the Gulistan area of Qila Abdullah, said in his application that Din Mohammad, an old...

  • Art of diplomacy: inside the US State Department collection

    WASHINGTON: The elevator brings visitors up out of the dull, beige maze of the US State Department’s bureaucratic warren and back in time to a hall lined with period decor recalling the era of the American Revolution...

    The 18th century backdrop is artificial — plaster and resin overlaying the modern office structure — but the diplomatic reception rooms house a unique collection of 5,000 historic artefacts
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