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Apr 3, 2014 / 12 notes

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, speaking on the necessity of the creation of Pakistan.

Mar 31, 2014

A beautiful video showcasing Pakistani-Chinese friendship.

Sust, a village located in Gilgit-Baltistan, is the last town inside Pakistan on the Karakoram Highway before the Chinese border. The Karakoram Highway, also known as the Friendship Highway in China, was built by both the Pakistani and Chinese governments. It was started in 1959 and was completed in 1979. About 810 Pakistanis and about 200 Chinese workers lost their lives, their deaths were caused by landslides and falls, while building the highway. The Chinese workers who died during the construction are buried in the Chinese cemetery, located in Gilgit. The route of the Karakoram Highway traces one of the many paths of the ancient Silk Road.

Mar 31, 2014 / 4 notes

Agar Tum Miljao - Tasawar Khanum

Mar 30, 2014 / 11 notes

Burre Naseeb Mere - Choo Mantar

Sung by Inayat Hussain Bhatti and Zubaida Khanum

Mar 30, 2014 / 6 notes

Rut Mastani Dole Jawani - Zubaida Khanum (Movie: Choo Mantar)

These girls from a 1958 movie are wearing long Kameezay and Palazzo pants!! I was always told Pakistani fashion trends make a comeback every now and then, but wow this trend took a long time to come back.

Mar 30, 2014

Chhoo Mantar, 1958

Director: Mushtaq Hafeez
Cast: Noor Jehan, Aslam Pervez, Laila, Zarif, Allauddin, Agha Salim Raza 

I’m a big fan of Pakistani oldies and if you are too, I highly recommend this movie.

It’s a Punjabi comedy/romance of a mischievous young man named Taan, who comes from a poor family, that is eventually kicked out of his village due to his flirtatious nature. He comes across a rich Nawab’s beautiful daughter, Seema, and becomes smitten. He stands outside of her room to take any chance he can to look at her. Her father finds out and commands the guards to beat him and throw his body away. He survives the beating multiple times and returns to the same spot outside her bedroom. By this time, Seema has fallen in love with him and begs her father to spare his life. Her father, disturbed by his daughter’s feelings, orders his guards to kill Taan and throw his body into the sea.

Mar 28, 2014

Ishq Aap Bhe Awalla - Chakwal Group and Meesha Shafi

If this song doesn’t make you feel some type of way, unfollow me. How cute are the uncles in this?

Mar 28, 2014

Dasht-e-Tanhai HD, Meesha Shafi

How many of you have watched the drama Dasht-e-Tanhai? That drama was deep. Meesha Shafi has a beautiful voice, no?

Mar 28, 2014 / 1 note

Charkha Nolakha, Atif Aslam and Qayaas

Can we just talk about Atif Aslam’s outfit. I know some people think he’s a sell out (I was guilty of accusing him too) but he’s Pakistani to the core and proud of it.

(The translations work for those of you who don’t understand the words of this song)

Mar 28, 2014 / 2 notes
May 25, 2013 / 36 notes
May 25, 2013 / 11 notes

Noor Jehan - Tu Ki Jane

Jan 2, 2013 / 14 notes

To The Ignorant People Behind the Attacks on the Shia Pakistani’s on Muharram

Do you not realize the founder of Pakistan was Shia? Yes, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was Shia, but he never wanted Pakistan to become a theocracy. Probably, because he knew humanity was hateful and would most likely taint the purity of our religion. Just as they are doing at the moment, harming others in the name of religion.

It’s a real shame.

You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed — that has nothing to do with the business of the State. As you know, history shows that in England, conditions, some time ago, were much worse than those prevailing in India today. The Roman Catholics and the Protestants persecuted each other. Even now there are some States in existence where there are discriminations made and bars imposed against a particular class. Thank God, we are not starting in those days. We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State.
Mohammad Ali Jinnah; Address to the Constituent Assembly (1947)
Nov 24, 2012 / 27 notes
Pakistani humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi.
Oct 4, 2012 / 31 notes

Pakistani humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi.