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Oscar – Saving Face Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

The woman journalists in Pakistan are few, yet bold, infused with initiative, courage and will to face the cruel world around and report about miseries and cries of the poor and the ones being wronged by the rich and powerful. All have withstood the pressures and gained acclaim both home and abroad. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy…

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Urdu’s Role in Creation of Pakistan Posted by on Mar 11, 2017

During the last days of the Muslim rule, Urdu emerged as the most common language of the northwestern provinces of India. It was declared the official language, and all official records were written in this language. In 1867, some prominent Hindus started a movement in Banaras in which they demanded the replacement of Urdu with…

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Posted by on Mar 4, 2017

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was born in 1948 in Fajsalabad, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. He was a member of a family whose male descendants had specialized in the performance of religious music qawwali for over 600 years . The music has developed on the basis of Sufism – the mystical trend of Islam.…

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Urdu Proverbs Posted by on Feb 27, 2017

In a series of blogs this month I’ll be highlighting famous Urdu proverbs with their English translation and transliteration. Urdu اندھا کیا چاہے دو آنکھیں Roman Urdu Andha Kiya Chahay doo Ankhan. English A wish coming True. Urdu آنکھ کا اندھا نام نین سکھ Roman Urdu Aankh ka Andha Naam Naeen-Sokh English Opposite qualities of…

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Urdu Numerals with Transliteration Posted by on Feb 25, 2017

Numbers Numeral Transliteration Urdu 0 ۰ صفر sifar         1 ۱ ایک ek         2 ۲ دو do         3 ۳ تین tīn         4 ۴ چار chār         5 ۵ پانچ pāṅch         6 ۶ چھ…

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