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Majlis-e-Taraqi-e-Adab is a public sector institution 4 promotion of #Urdu language/literature. I have admired their publications (they have scores) in the past. Today on a whim (while looking for full version of Hatim Tai epic) I went masked & all to their premises. It's just 1/
off Mall Road past GOR 1 entrance & before PC Hotel, Lahore. Inside are acres of evacuee property land, old bungalow styled buildings with high ceilings, peeling paint & airy verandahs, & vast tree shaded lawns. The Majlis is housed in one of the buildings at the very back. 2/
There are 2 other centers as well. I gathered a large haul of classic Urdu novels & several epics that I needed for my current writing. Ridiculously inexpensive (25 books in all for mere Rs. 4000 after discount) & the staff quite helpful. But they could do with more inspired 3/
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Majlis-e-Taraqi-e-Adab is a public sector institution for promotion of #Urdu language & literature. I have admired some of their publications in the past. Today on a whim (while looking for a full version of the Hatim Tai epic) I went masked & all to their premises. It's just 1/
off Mall Road past GOR 1 entrance & before PC Hotel, Lahore. Inside are acres of evacuee property land, old bungalow styled buildings with high ceilings, peeling paint & airy verandahs, & vast tree shaded lawns.

The Majlis is housed in one of the buildings at the very back. 2/
There are 2 other centers as well. I gathered a large haul of classical Urdu novels & several epics that I needed for my current writing. Ridiculously inexpensive (25 books in all for a mere Rs. 4000 after discount) & the staff was quite helpful. But they could do with more 3/
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پہلے والے کون تھے؟
اور بعد والے کون ہیں؟
تمام معززین ارض پاک سے ایک معصومانہ سوال
#Pakistan #PPP "#PTIGovernment #PMIKAssemblySpeech #PMLN #NawazSharif #ZartajGulLogic #AAMAwam #Karachi #Lahore
ہوابازی کے وزیر،سرور خان ہیں۔1985 اور 1988 اور 1990 کے انتخابات میں یہ ایم پی اےمنتخب ہوئے۔97میں ppp کے ٹکٹ پر الیکشن لڑے،ہارگئے۔ 2004میں یہ شوکت عزیز کی کابینہ میں محنت اور افرادی قوت کے وزیر تھے۔ اب سرور خان لوگوں کو راز یہ بتاتے پائے جاتے ہیں کہ ملک پہلے والوں نے تباہ کیا تھا۔
خسرو بختیار صاحب اکنامک افیئرز کے وفاقی وزیر ہیں۔1997میں مسلم لیگ ن میں تھے۔2002میں ق لیگ کےٹکٹ پر ایم این بنےشوکت عزیز کی کابینہ میں امور خارجہ کےوزیر تھے۔2013میں پھر مسلم لیگ ن میں شامل ہوگئے۔ 2018میں جہانگر ترین کے بزنس پارٹنر بنتے ہی ان کا ضمیر جاگ اٹھا آپ کا بھی یہی موقف ہے
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Here's a small journey into #Lahore today, based on my photos from 2014 which I'd love to share with you as a break from the insanity of Twitter:

Starting with the Churches of Lahore.

This beauty here is the Church of St. Mary Magdalene.
This pink beauty right here is the pretty St. Anthony's Church. #Lahore
The Altar of #Lahore's Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. What a beautiful piece of wood and marble work. The two naves on the left and right will be seen in the next tweet.
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BREAKING NEWS: Several #Pakistani channels reporting that a civilian airplane of #PIA flying from Lahore to Karachi crashed before landing. A huge plume of smoke can be seen from the crash site. Details still emerging.
Plane crash in Karachi
PIA plane reportedly crashes near model colony in #Karachi.
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A Letter to My beloved Mother & A Request to humble people,

Hello, My name is Abdullah & I am 23 years old. Its been 1 Month (30 Days) since I have been killed but till today my dead body is not being found.

#JusticeforAbdullah #ImranKhan #PTI #NBC
I can feel that my body has started to decompose. I don't know when my body will reach you, my beloved mother, I don't know will you be able to put a single sight on my face, the way you used to look at me daily? Whether you will be able to give the last kiss on my forehead?
Whether you will ever live your life peacefully after seeing me in this condition? You have never seen me like this and if my body is not in a good condition and if killers have mutilated it then I request all family to keep my body hidden from my mother's sight.
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23 sites identified to boost tourism in #Punjab

Study commissioned by World Bank has identified 23 selected tourist sites across province of Punjab to delineate engagement of youth & women in tourism sector who remain under-represented in economic activities & policy thinking.
The World Bank has been engaged by the Punjab government to provide technical and financial assistance in catalysing tourism’s growth multiplier in the province. This support has been launched through the bank-assisted Punjab Tourism for Economic Growth project.
Identified sites were:

1. Derawar Fort #Bahawalpur
2. Shrine of Hazrat Syed Ahmed Sultan Sakhi Sarwar #DGKhan
3. Fort Munro #DGKhan
4. Tombs of Shah Rukne Alam
5. Shah Shams & Mai Maharban #Multan
6. #Harappa #Sahiwal
7. Shrine of Hazrat Baba Haji Sher Chawli Mashaikh #Vehari
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#Lahore is Getting a #Tram Service Soon

Citizens of Lahore are getting modern-day tram service soon based on famous British-era tram service

#Punjab has inked an agreement with #CRSC Chinese company specializing in rail transportation & Inkon Group of the #CzechRepublic
The development of the project is divided into several phases. In the first phase, a 35 km track will be constructed on Canal Road, Lahore. Up to 50 trams will run on this track. Once operational, the trams will be able to carry 35,000 passengers in 1 hour.
The trams will be powered through electricity and batteries. A single tram will have a service life of around 40 years. 2 tram depots will be constructed at different locations as well.
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The plan to invade the Riyasat of #JammuAndKashmir wasn't born in #Lahore but in the residence of #Jinnah at #Aurangzeb road #NewDelhi . Here in the spring of 1947 Col. Akbar Khan & some #Muslim officers of the #British #Indian #Army hatched this plot .
#KashmirAccessionDay26Oct
It was only in October 1947 that Maj. Onkar Singh Kalkat of the Bannu Brigade #PakistanArmy who had not yet been repatriated to #India found files marked Operation Gulmarg Secret while looking for some other documents in the office of Brigadier Murray at NWFP.
Even though he was nearly arrested & sent to #Lahore , Maj.Onkar somehow made it out to #NewDelhi & told the #IndianArmy top brass about the file he had sern which detailed an invasion of #JammuKashmir by tribesmen. He wasn't taken seriously by the Brass .
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Perfumes and Oil from the Mughal Era.
Soap is mentioned in the Ain-i-akbari in the following words (about Bisar):"Lenar is a part of Mekhur division… These mountains produce all the requisite for making Glass and soap.

@DalrympleWill
@iamrana
Bocarro in his report on Portuguese forts and settlements in india in 1644 also refers to "Sabas". precious scents of diverse kinds were in use.
Kautilya's Arthashastra gives a long list of Fragrant substances for toilet preparations.
@idreamofghouls
The Ain-e -Akbari's account of scents is no less derailed.Their prices ranged from half a rupee per tola for sabad to 55 Rupees per tola for sandal-wood.Araq-i-sewti,araq-i-chameli, mosseri,and amber-i-asab were considered best among the different varieties of perfumes
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#Pakistan releases pictures from PC Hotel in #Gwadar, 3 terrorists killed but bodies held for identification. Max effort was made to capture them alive to know where they came from. Sea is likelier route but unconfirmed yet. #India #Afghanistan #ChabaharTerrorNetwork
There are only two places where the #Gwadar attack terrorists came from: Iran and Afghanistan. In both cases, #Indian representative offices in #Zahedan, #Chabahar, and #Kandahar are suspects. @AQpk

#India #Iran #Afghanistan #ChabaharTerrorNetwork
1 #Pakistan Navy soldier killed, 2 Army captains & two Navy soldiers injured. This is the second attack & casualties of Pakistan Armed Forces soldiers in less than a month. Last attack was in #Ormara, where militants from #Iran executed 14 Pak soldiers. #India #Iran #Chabahar
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Articles from @nayadaurpk for your weekend reading pleasure.

1. Searching for an executioner — @NadeemfParacha on the execution of Z A Bhutto and the case that was used to eliminate him. nayadaur.tv/2019/04/search…
2. @Tariq_Bashir on how NAB law directly contradicts the fundamental principle of ‘innocent unless proven guilty’ granted under Pakistan’s constitution. And it needs to be repealed.
nayadaur.tv/2019/04/asad-m…
3. @MuhammadZiauddi explains Pakistan’s 70-year-old dilemma of choosing between an overvalued rupee and a free floating exchange rate. It is a #mustread on Pakistan’s economic history and #policy choices it made.
#nayadaur #reading
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Though #Pakistan was created on religious line, #Jinnah was most liberal Muslim who never wanted #Pakistan a religious firm!
Till 1977 , Religion was just a personal choice in #Pakistan , General #Zia not only pushed religion but also took country decades backward !
#SZAB
Zia knew he had zero support from People hence he decided to take support from Mullahs and he ensured that hardcore Islam penetrate each institution in #Pakistan including #Army & #ISI !
#Soviet invaded #Afghanistan in 1979, #Zia used this opportunity to the fullest .
#US wanted to work on Proxy war, Zia got excellent platform to build these Proxies in Madrassa's of Pakistan.
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To legitimise ones claim on the #Mughal throne, Khutba had to be read in ones name in the Friday prayers and a Sikka (Coin) had to be struck. Heres a thread of the coins struck in the name of Mughal Emperors with their names highlighted.
Sher-o-Khurshid on a medallion of Jahangir
1. Zahir-ud-din Muhammad #Babur (1526-1530CE)
Known coins: Silver Shahrukhis in his name and Anonymous Copper issues
Known Mints: Agra, Badakshan, Jaunpur, Kabul, Lahore
Coins displayed: #Siver Shahrukhi of #Agra.
@ssharadmohhan @India_Atelier @Bagh_eBabur @iamrana @gypsy_heart6
2. Nasir ud-din Muhammad Humayun (1530-1540/ 1555-1556CE)
Known coins: Gold Mithqals, Silver Shahrukhis and Silver Rupees in his name and Anonymous Copper issues
Known Mints: 11
Coins displayed: #Siver Shahrukhi of #Lahore
@ssharadmohhan @India_Atelier @iamrana @gypsy_heart6
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The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur Image
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi Image
From @hermitage_eng, the portrait by #Manohar c1580 is of the 3rd #Mughal Emperor Jalal ud din Mohammed #Akbar Ruling from #Agra from 27th Jan 1556 to 27th Oct 1605. Died from Dysentery and entombed at #Sikandra near Agra.
@DalrympleWill @mukhoty @India_Atelier @DilliKiRanaiyan Image
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Thread: Books about #Lahore city, culture, heritage and history
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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