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  • Nain Sukh’s Madhu Lal Husain (Lahore Di Wail) launched

    LAHORE: Punjabi novel Madhu Lal Husain (Lahore Di Wail)written by Nain Sukh was launched at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) on Saturday...

    Speaking on the occasion, Soofi said if one went by the format of novel writing, one would ask whether this one by Nain Sukh fell in the category of a novel or not...

  • 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...

    The delegation included managing director of the Punjab Mass Transit Authority Sibtain Fazal Halim and officials from Punjab’s archaeology department as well as engineering department of the Lahore Development Authority...

  • NAB reference filed over illegal sale of plots in Gwadar

    QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a reference following an investigation into the illegal allotment of 581 plots allegedly by some senior officials of the Gwadar Industrial Estate and Development Authority (GIEDA), which caused a huge loss to the national exchequer...

    The suspects violated rules and regulations for illegal allotment of commercial and industrial plots to their friends and relatives... ...

  • ‘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...

  • 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)”...

    The committee should request the state party to immediately stop...

  • 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”...

    The solution is huge shady trees (PTI’s billion tree tsunami has yet to hit Peshawar!) Meanwhile, the hapless citizens of Peshawar have to bear the fact that a historic city of gardens and flowers is now turning into a cultural and ecological desert...

  • 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

    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 front of me as I headed towards the Eden Gardens in the distance and across the vast maidaan (savannah) for the Test between India and Pakistan...

    The aura that makes Eden Gardens,...

  • 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...

  • Fort, Shalamar Gardens may be put on World Heritage in Danger list

    ISLAMABAD: The World Heritage Committee which is scheduled to meet at Manama in Bahrain on June 24 is set to add the Lahore Fort and Shalamar Gardens to its list of World Heritage in Danger, according to the meeting’s agenda...

    A joint team from the World Heritage Centre (WHC) and ICOMOS Reactive Monitoring mission visited the Shalamar Gardens in April this year after the Supreme Court’s decision which gave the opinion that the...

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