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Archive for October, 2016

Use of Mehandi (Henna) in Pakistan Posted by on Oct 30, 2016

Mehndi also called henna, is a powder of the leaves of a tree by the same name. The paste of mehndi has been used for decorating the hands, feet, and body parts of women in many Asian countries since time immemorial. The name henna has been derived from Arabic. In Asian countries, there is a…

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Hockeyless Generation of Pakistan Posted by on Oct 28, 2016

Pakistan’s population has changed drastically over the years and two thirds of the population is yet to reach the age of 30. This audience cannot relate to the victorious era of hockey from the past. The vast majority of Pakistanis have not seen Islahudin Siddiqui, Samiullah Khan or Hassan Sardar dribble past defenders and score breathtaking goals. If they have not…

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Grand Mosque (Bahria Town) Lahore Posted by on Oct 27, 2016

The Grand Masjid (Mosque) is a proud identity of Bahria Town Lahore and symbolizes Pakistan through out the Islamic World. The mosque located in Bahria Town, Lahore, Pakistan which is the largest mosque in the country by covered prayer facility and is 7th largest mosque in the World. The main hall of the mosque can…

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Urdu in India – An Uphill Battle Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

In order to appease the Urdu speaking population, particularly to secure their votes at election time, central and state governments in India have taken various steps to promote Urdu. Urdu academies have been founded in several states. Increasing number of colleges and universities have Urdu departments. Urdu receives official grants for mushairas (a poetic symposium), seminars and publications of books,…

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Minar-e-Pakistan (Minaret of Pakistan) Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

Every country has some iconic landmarks that portray its history and culture. In Pakistan one of such iconic landmarks is the Minar-e-Pakistan (Minaret of Pakistan). It was built to commemorate the day when the Pakistan resolution was passed on March 23, 1940. The main tower of this memorial was completed on March 22, 1968. The location was originally…

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