Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pakistan in Pictures

The Buddhist monastic complex of Takht-i-Bahi (Throne of Origins) was founded in the early 1st century. Owing to its location on the crest of a high hill, about 80 km from Peshawar and 16 km from Mardan. It escaped successive invasions and is still exceptionally well preserved. Nearby are the ruins of Sahr-i-Bahlol, a small fortified city dating from the same period.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Lahore

Dudiptsar is another beautiful lake encircled by snow clad peaks. The word "dudi" means white and "sar" means lake. This name has been given to the lake because of the white color of snow at surrounding peaks. In summer the water of lake reflects like a mirror.

Mingora in Swat valley

Members of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) light candles in front of parliament house to mark the sixth global Earth Hour, in Islamabad on March 31, 2012. – AFP

  ISLAMABAD: A woman admires Jafri’s work. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID

Artist Tehreem Jafri, who graduated from NCA, Rawalpindi campus in 2009, emerged on the capital’s art scene with her provocative and complex work. Heavy on dualism, her exhibition, “Magazine,” at Khaas Gallery seeks to negotiate the “self,” the personal “I,” with the violence of Pakistani society. Her work can, and should, be characterized as extremely relevant.
Ayesha Khurram launches her national tour from Ellemint Pret in Karachi:

British company Body Shop launches new fragrances range in Karachi:

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