Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pakistan In Pictures

Pakistani journalist and documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s and Daniel Junge latest venture Saving Face has won an Oscar award under the category ‘Best Documentary, Short Subject’.

In her acceptance speech, Chinoy dedicated the award to “all the heroes working on the ground in Pakistan”

“All the women in Pakistan working for change, don’t give up on your dreams, this is for you,” she said. Reuters / APP


A vigil in the memory of Shahbaz Bhatti was held at the Liberty roundabout in Gulberg and attended by representatives of Institute for Peace and Secular Studies, Centre for Human Rights Education, the Justice and Peace Commission, the Ecumenical Commission for Human Development and other civil society groups. Daily Times

K2 (also known as Savage Mountain, Mountaineer's Mountain, Mount Godwin-Austen, Balti: Chogori and Sarikoli: Mount Qogir) is the second-highest mountain on Earth, after Mount Everest. With a peak
elevation of 8,611 m (28,251 feet), K2 is part of the Karakoram Range, and is located on the border between Baltistan, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, and the Taxkorgan Tajik AutonomousCounty of Xinjiang, China. It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side.

RaniK ot Sindhi: The Great Wall of Sindh also known as Deware Sindh in sindhi language is the world's largest fort with a circumference of about 26 km or 16 miles. Since 1993, it has been on the list of tentative UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Peregrine Falcon is the state bird of the country recognized as "Shaheen" and officially the military iconic symbol of the PAF

A girl picks out a "Guddi"(a Pakistani kite) made out of cane at a handicrafts display in Peshawar. PHOTO: INP

Ellemint Pret holds a multi-designer exhibition, Welcome 2012, in Lahore.

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