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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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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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