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Archive for January, 2013

Sialkot Posted by on Jan 29, 2013

Sialkot (Urdu: سیالکوٹ ‎), is a city and capital of Sialkot District located in the north-east of the Punjab province in Pakistan at the foot of Kashmir hills near the Chenab River. The city is about 80 miles north of Lahore. Sialkot is the birthplace of the prominent scholar, philosopher and poet, Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, as well as the scholar and poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The city of Sialkot has been…

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Malala Yousafzai Posted by on Jan 22, 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012, was released from the hospital on January 4th, 2013 to rejoin her family. The release was a promising turn for the teenage activist. Her shooting brought global condemnation of the Pakistani Taliban. The 15-year-old schoolgirl rose to prominence in 2009 with a blog for…

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Recent laurels in sports by Pakistan Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

Pakistan last week beat India in India to win the cricket series that included five matches (two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals). The cricket series is seen as part of a gradual thaw in tensions between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-armed rivals. This marks Pakistan’s first win against India in an ODI (One Day Internationals)…

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Pakistan Armored Corps Posted by on Jan 8, 2013

Pakistan Armored Corps was born the day of independence on 14 August, 1947. At the time of partition from India under the British rule the assets of the army in general and the armored corps in particular were to be divided according to a plan laid out by the Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshall Sir Claude Auchinleck…

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Posted by on Jan 1, 2013

After a short period of independence in 1947, Pakistan decided in 1951 that it needed a national flag carrier airline; the government of the country accordingly established Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) (Urdu: پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایئر لائنز) in this role. PIA flew its first service on 07 June 1954 on the route linking Karachi and Dacca (now Dhaka), which were the…

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