Archaeological sites in Pakistan
Katas_Raj (Ancient architecture
of Hindu shrines)
lake with wild peacocks)
polo and Shandur
Mountain Range over Pinddadan
Khewra Salt Mines (One of the oldest and biggest natural rock salt
Fort Malot Ruins (place of origin of janjua tribe)
Fort Nandna Ruins (where Alexander met local Raja Porus)
Khabiki and Uchali Natural lakes ( Local and migratory bird watching
Dhok Ameer Khatoon (Palaeontological / Fossil study)
Dhok Tahlian irrigation dam(bird watching site)
Khokhar Zer irrigation dam(bird watching site)
-Kot Raja irrigation dam(bird watching site)
Pakistan: I am a proud child
The following is the full text of a letter written by the daughter
of Pakistan's deposed chief justice, obtained by the Guardian after it
was smuggled out of his home where he and his family are currently detained
under house arrest :
"I am a proud child"
This letter is for all the Judges who refused to take oath under
PCO and who happen to be my uncles as well. I had never thought that one
day I will have to convey my message to you people like this, through this
mode but we know things are not smooth as they had been and it is one of
our testing times.
This might be one of the crucial times we are facing but we should
be proud that Allah chose us to sacrifice for this country. Yes it is indeed
a sacrifice which we have to bequeath, not for ourselves but for this country.
Ever since I opened my eyes I have seen my father affiliated with judiciary
and now it is like a part of our lives. Our life is like a tree and judiciary
is one of its branch. We have grown up with this branch and we cannot let
anybody slice it. If we will not protect it then who else?
We may not be allowed to attend our schools or universities, we may
have got our mobile phones blocked, we may not be allowed to meet anyone
or go out, we may be kept in our homes like prisoners, we might be treated
like militants or terrorists but WE DONOT CARE, because it's a time of
sacrifice and we have to do it.
We are proud to have elders like you who have made us proud. You
people have made our lives, not only for us but for our next generations
as well. We will feel proud to tell our youngsters that our elders did
not succumb to any kind of pressure no matter how hard things were around
them. We will always walk with our heads high and our hearts filled with
pride. Thank you so much for giving this immortal gift to us.
I hope all of you are in best of your health and would read this
letter. Love you all.
Yours Pinky (Palwasha Iftikhar Chaudhry)
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| About Pakistan
The Islamic republic of Pakistan emerged on the map of the world as
an independent sovereign state on 14th August 1947, as a result of the
division of former British India. It lies between 23-35 to 37- 05 north
latitude and 60-50 to 77- 50 east longitude touching the Hindukush Mountains
in the north and extending from the Pamirs to the Arabian Sea. It is bounded
by Iran in the west, Afghanistan in the north-west, India in the east and
south east and Arabian Sea in the south. There is a common border with
China alongside Gilgit and Baltistan in the north.
Pakistan covers 796,095 sq.km with a population of 132.35 million according
to population census 1998. It is divided into four provinces: Sindh, Punjab,
North West Frontier Province and Balochistan. It consists of such physical
regions as a) the western offshoots of Himalayas which cover its northern
and north western parts of which the highest peak K-2 rises to 8611 meters
above sea level; b) the Balochistan plateau c) The Potohar Plateau and
salt range and d) The Indus plain, the most fertile and densely populated
area of the country getting its sustenance from the Indus River and its
Religiously Pakistan is an Islamic country where 96.28 % of population
prays towards Makkah. Christians are 1.95 % of the population whereas Hindus
are 1.60 % and schedule Hindus represent 0.25 %. Qadiyanis have relatively
small community with only 0.22 % representing the new religion. Others
are 0.07 % which includes Sikhs and other religious communities.
Climatically, Pakistan enjoys a considerable measure of variety. North
and north western high mountainous ranges are extremely cold in winter
while the summer months of April to September are very pleasant. The plains
of the Indus valley are extremely hot in summer with a cold and dry weather
in winter. The coastal strip in the South has a moderate climate. There
is a general deficiency of rainfall. In the plains annual average ranges
from 16 centimeters in the northern parts of lower Indus plain to 120 centimeters
in the Himalayan region. Rains are monsoonal in origin and fall late in
summers. Due to the rainfall and high diurnal range of temperature, humidity
is comparatively low. Only the coastal strip has high humidity. The country
has an agricultural economy with a network of canals irrigating a major
part of its cultivated land. Wheat, cotton, rice, millet and sugar cane
are the major crops. Among fruits: mangos, oranges, bananas and apples
are grown in abundance in different parts of the country. The main natural
resources are natural gas, coal, salt and iron. The country has an expanding
industry. Cotton, Textiles, sugar, cement, and chemicals play an important
role in its economy. It is fed by vast hydroelectric power.
Urdu is the national language and is used as a medium of understanding
throughout the country. Pakistan is culturally divided into four bilingual
provinces. Punjabi is spoken in the Punjab, Sindhi in Sindh, Pashto in
NWFP, and Balochi in Balochistan. The country comprises of a vast area
that was the great center of ancient civilizations of the world. Its historical
sites beginning with stone-age to Twentieth Century A.D are a mirror of
the life of its people who are by nature simple, virile, hospitable and
hard working. Ancient sites excavated in Taxila, Harappa, and Moenjodaro
speak volumes for Pakistan rich cultural background dating back to 3,000
| Child Lobour in Pakistan's soccer industry
impression is incorrect and not factual, Pakistan's football industry
is monitored by ILO and IMAC and there is no more child labour used. As
for as the production is concerned the demand during world cup season is
so high that industry can't fill in the orders that's only happend after
As for as the Indian industry is concerned , it still uses child and
bonded labour however it is not highlighted that much.
As of April 2009 Nike still order all balls from Pakistan and they
have 2 vendors, Sublime, Silverstar. All there balls are produced by these
vendor in house and monitered by Nike staff, so there is no question
of any child labour.
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