Muhammad Ali Jinnah, speaking on the necessity of the creation of Pakistan.
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.
Agar Tum Miljao - Tasawar Khanum
Burre Naseeb Mere - Choo Mantar
Sung by Inayat Hussain Bhatti and Zubaida Khanum
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.
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.
If this song doesn’t make you feel some type of way, unfollow me. How cute are the uncles in this?
How many of you have watched the drama Dasht-e-Tanhai? That drama was deep. Meesha Shafi has a beautiful voice, no?
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)
Noor Jehan - Tu Ki Jane
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.