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Tea, an integral part of Pakistani culture

Tea, an integral part of Pakistani culture

Tea is used as common beverage almost all over the world but Pakistan is among those countries of the world, which consume very high quantity of tea. The per capita tea consumption has reached to 1kg per annum in the country. Almost all the tea is imported which amounted to worth $301 million in 2010-11.  […]

Pakistan: Endangered species Smooth Coated Otter found in Sindh

Pakistan: Endangered species Smooth Coated Otter found in Sindh

The Pakistan chapter of an international organization working for conservation of nature has found the rare and endangered species Smooth Coated Otter, locally known as Ludhra, near wetlands of southeastern district Sanghar of Sindh province of Pakistan. World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF- P) recently located smooth coated otters in Makhi area of […]

Pakistan: Outbreak of mysterious disease causes death of peacocks in Thar Desert of Sindh

Pakistan: Outbreak of mysterious disease causes death of peacocks in Thar Desert of Sindh

The outbreak of mysterious disease among peacocks, found in abundance in Thar Desert of Sindh, bordering Rajasthan Desert of India, has caused death of a large number of birds, considered to be most beautiful one around the world. Over 40 peacocks have died so far in last five days while according to local people of […]

Hand-held fans still popular in Pakistan

Hand-held fans still popular in Pakistan

In most parts of Pakistan where the sizzling summer continues for about eight months coupled with prolonged power outages of up to 22 hours as a daily routine, the hand-held fans are a great source of relief from the hot weather, as they are used to induce airflow for the purpose of cooling or refreshing […]

Monkeys are not the terrorists

Monkeys are not the terrorists

The population of monkeys in Pakistan is estimated around 15000. They are found in Chitral, Swat, Nathia Gali and other mountain forest areas in Northern parts of country. The monkeys are even found in Margala Hill forests of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. When someone passes through the roads near thick mountain forests, the branches […]

Pakistani PM disqualified by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD — The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan disqualified Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as the prime minister in its short order of the NA Speaker ruling case on Tuesday. “Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister […]

Pakistan suffers from power shortage

Pakistan suffers from power shortage

Pakistan is facing severe power crisis since a decade, as against the demand of about 19000MW electricity, it produces hardly 11000 to 12000MW through its all resources including hydro power plants installed at dams and some others operating on furnace oil and gas besides two nuclear power plants. Some power plants of very small capacity […]

A road vendor’s sleeping infant

A road vendor’s sleeping infant

Watermelon is the fruit of summer season and is grown in abundance in Pakistan especially along both sides of River Indus. A watermelon weighs three to six kilogram or eight kilograms. The watermelon, at the start of season, is sold for Pakistani rupees.50 (around half a dollar) that declines to less than quarter dollar as […]

Jumping Into Water May Be Only Way To Endure 47’C

Jumping Into Water May Be Only Way To Endure 47’C

Beating the Heat: Camera’s eye caught a person jumping from the bridge of a canal in Larkana District, Sindh province of Pakistan, where the temperature has crossed 47.0 degrees centigrade. The canals are closed due to water shortage in Indus river, but the scanty water available in canals offer good opportunity to humans and animals alike […]

Pakistani brick-making workers suffer inhumane treatment

Pakistani brick-making workers suffer inhumane treatment

Mud bricks and fire-baked bricks are used in construction across Pakistan except Karachi, the biggest city of the country located at Arabian Sea Coast in South where the buildings are erected using concrete blocks.  The mud bricks and fire-baked bricks are traditionally used since ancient days in this region as they control the severity of […]

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