Thursday, July 21, 2011

An ancient Buddha carved into into a mountainside sits at Jehanabad in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. The seven meter high Buddha has been named the second most important relic from the 6th Century Gandhara era, only after the giant Buddhas at Bamiyan, Afghanistan, which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001.

Buddhist tradition holds that the Buddha himself came to Swat during his last reincarnation as the Gautama Buddha and preached to the people here.

Lollywood Movie Bol screening at Cinestar, Lahore. 

The government of Pakistan is implementing a project to help protect the historical Rohtas Fort and develop it as a heritage site conforming to international standards of conservation and tourism.

Sher Shah Suri built this strong fortified complex at Rohtas, a strategic site about 16 kilometres north-west of the city of Jhelum.

Moreover, the world’s only museum dedicated to Sher Shah Suri has also been established at one of the gates to the fort. A curator’s office and a library will be set up once the conservation of the external structure of the museum is completed. – Photos by Hassan Soherwardy, text by APP

Ansoo Lake.
The name "Ansoo" comes from its tear-like shape (the Urdu word Ansoo means teardrop).

Ansoo Lake is a high-altitude lake (elevation 16,490 feet or 5,027 metres) in the Kaghan Valley in the Mansehra District of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is near Malika Parbat in the Himalayan range. It can also be reached by a trek from Mahandri, which is 40 km below Naran.

The lake is said to have been discovered in 1993 by Pakistan Air Force pilots who were flying low above the area. Earlier, the lake was not even known to the locals.

Lahore, Two men ride in the bucket of a tractor disregarding safety rules. app

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