The State Bank of Pakistan inaugurated its money museum on Friday, July 1, 2011. With a fascinating collection which charts the rise of money over 2500 years, the place offers a wonderful insight into the sub-continents of economy. From cowries to credit cards, metal sculptures and murals by the great master Sadequain, the SBP money museum is a welcome addition in the city by the sea. – Photos and text by Sumera Adil
The tomb of Bibi Jiwandi set against a mass of small, cemented graves. The area in itself is the patch of desert preserved in the area and is surrounded by lush green vegetation.
They say this is where the culture of shrine worship took root. Approximately 75km from the city of Bahawalpur, Uch was founded by Alexander the Great and later came under the control of the Delhi Sultanate. Built near a place called Panjnad – where all of the Indus rivers meet – Uch used to be a centre of political and cultural activities and is home to myriad of mosques and shrines.
Some of the most popular shrines in Uch are those of Bibi Jawindi, Baha’al-Halim and Jalaluddin Bukhari – all of which are concentrated in a compound known as Uch Sharif and are listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
A local school in Wana, the main settlement in South Waziristan tribal agency