Monday, December 19, 2011

Pakistan In Pictures

Lahore Fort. The origins of Lahore Fort are obscure and are traditionally based on various myths. However, during the excavation carried out in 1959 by the Department of Archaeology, in front of Diwan-e-Aam, a gold coin of Mahmood of Ghazni dated A.H. 416 (1025 A.D.) was found at a depth of 7.62 metres from the level of the lawns. Cultural layers continued to a further depth of 5 metres, giving strong indications that people had lived here, long before the conquest of Lahore by Mahmood in 1021 A.D. Further mention of the fort is traceable to Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Ghuri's successive invasions of Lahore from 1180 to 1186 A.D.

“Arror Rock” [near Rohri in Sindh]. The shape of rock was caused by unknown natural forces.
There is also a Shrine on the top. In France,there is a famous similar shaped rock on sea shore caused by huge water waves but in the middle of barren Arror –such a shape is an Amazing Wonder.

Makran Coastal Highway ,the present day Makran derived its name from Maka, a satrap of Achaemenid Empire. Maka was an important early eastern satrapy of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire.

Uli Biaho Tower. It is a peak near Trango Towers and Baltoro Glacier in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. It consists of two main peaks, Uli Biaho Tower (listed by Roskelley as 19,957 feet, and by Kopold as 6109 m (20,058 feet)); and Uli Biaho Peak (Kopold: 6417 m), which as of 2006 was unclimbed

Visitors taking keen interest in a calligraphic exhibition organised by Rawalpindi Arts Council in connection with Muharram-ul-Haram. PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE /MUHAMMAD JAVAID

Alyzeh, Sadia, Saim and Amna. film Bol screening at Cinestar, Lahore. PHOTO: EXPRESS TRIBUNE

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