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Hindu temple malot jhelum district.jpg

Photograph of the temple and gateway in Kashmiri style at Malot, Jhelum District, taken by Joseph David Beglar in the 1870s. Alexander Cunningham wrote in his report for the Archaeological Survey of India in 1872-3, "The only remains of any antiquity at Mallot are a temple and gateway in the Kashmirian style of architecture. They are built of a coarse sandstone of various shades of ochreous red and yellow, and many parts have suffered severely from the action of the weather, the surface having altogether crumbled away...The temple is a square of 18 feet inside, with a vestibule or entrance porch on the east towards the gateway. The gateway is...a massive building...divided into two rooms...On each side of these rooms to the north and south there are highly decorated niches for the reception of statues, similar to those in the portico of the temple. These niches are covered by trefoil arches which spring from flat pilasters. Each capital supports a statue of a lion under a half trefoil canopy...The roof is entirely gone; but judging from the square shape of the building, I conclude that it must have been pyramidal, outside with flat panelled ceilings of overlapping stones."

Photo credit: Talha

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The Tulip Lawn is a popular and well-known garden locale, situated adjacent to the magnificent Tulip Riverside Hotel located at the bank of Jhelum River in Jhelum.

Photo credit: Talha

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The National Museum of Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan. At present there are a total of 11 Galleries in the Museum including an exquisite “Quran Gallery”, Indus Civilization artifacts, Gandhara Civilization Sculptures, Islamic Art, Miniature Paintings, Ancient Coins and Manuscripts documenting Pakistan's Political History.

Photo credit: Shahid1024


Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The airport is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of the city and is named after the poet-philosopher Allama Iqbal who was a major proponent for the foundation of Pakistan. The airport currently has three terminals; the Allama Iqbal terminal, the Hajj terminal, and a cargo terminal.

Photo credit: Waqas Usman


A beautiful view of Faiz Mahal in Khairpur, Sindh. Faiz Mahal was built in 1798 as the palace of the Talpur Dynasty in Khairpur Mirs. During the Talpur Rule Khairpur was considered as a Golden City famous for free education and healthcare, Tax freedoms and virtually no crime. It used to be cultural center famous for Ilm-e-Adab (Education and Literatures)and was provided with large parks, sports facilities and clubs.

Photo credit: Arsalan R. Kazi

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A beautiful view of Islamabad from the Daman-e-Koh Park. It a popular viewing point in Islamabad. Its name is a conjunction of two words: Daman, which means center and Koh, which means hill. Daman-e-Koh therefore meaning center of the mountain. It can also be interpreted as hem of the mountain.

Photo credit: Finavon

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Nagan Interchange in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan is one of the busiest interchanges of Karachi. The transport infrastructure is still in a development phase but has been given significant focus in the last two decades for improvement and modernization.

Photo credit: Suleman sajjad

A beautiful view of Denin Chitral Pakistan photo by Rehmat Aziz Chitrali.JPG

A beautiful view of Denin Valley, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Photo credit: Rehmat Aziz Chitrali

Malam Jaba, Swat, Pakistan

Malam Jabba Ski Resort in Swat, NWFP, Pakistan. Malam Jabba (Urdu: مالم جبہ) is located nearly 40km from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, Sarhad, Pakistan. Malam Jabba is 314 Kilometers from Islamabad and 51 Kilometers from Saidu Sharif Airport. It is a popular Hill Station and is home to the biggest and most popular ski resort in Pakistan.

Photo credit: Waqas Usman

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Side-view of the Naulakha Pavilion in the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is a prominent white marble personal chamber with curvilinear roof, located besides the Sheesh Mahal courtyard, in the northern section of Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan. The structure was originally inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones and overlooked the Ravi river. Today, it is one of the 21 monuments situated within the Lahore Fort, with its western façade providing a panoramic view of the ancient city of Lahore. In 1981, as part of the larger Lahore Fort Complex, it became inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Photo credit: Pale blue dot

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Pakistan geologically overlaps both with the Indian and the Eurasian landplates. The provinces of Sindh and Punjab are found in the northwestern corner of the Indian tectonic plate; Balochistan and most of the North-West Frontier Province exist on the Eurasian Plate tectonic plate; the Iranian plateau is part of both the Middle East and Central Asia. The Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir also lie mainly in Central Asia along the edge of the Indian plate.

Photo credit: Sadalmelik

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The Margalla Hills are a series of hills located north of Islamabad, Pakistan. The Margallas are excellent for hiking purposes and cater to both the serious hiker and the less serious enthusiast. The forests of Margalla combine foliate trees with randomly occurring palm trees. The best season to hike are the mild winter months when there is less rain and the days are extremely pleasant.

Photo credit: Obaid747

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The tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam (among the eminent Sufi saints from Multan, Pakistan) was built between 1320 and 1324, is an unmatched pre-Moghul masterpiece. The Mausoleum of Rukn-i-Alam could possibly be considered as the glory of Multan. From whichever side the city is approached, the most prominent thing that can be seen from miles all around is a huge dome. This dome is the Shrine of the saint. The tomb is located on the southwest side of the Fort premises. This elegant building is an octagon, 51 feet 9 inches in diameter internally, with walls 41 feet 4 inches high and 13 feet 3 inches thick, supported at the angles by sloping towers.

Photo credit: Zeeshan Javeed

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An illuminated view of famous Empress Market in Karachi. Empress Market is located in Saddar Town of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It was built in 1889 and was named in honour of Queen Victoria, Empress of British Empire in South Asia. Empress Market is the central shopping centre of Karachi.

Photo credit: Cyclops1789

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The Clifton Oyster Rocks are a series of islands located off the coast of the Clifton neighbourhood of Karachi, Pakistan. The islands were under the control of the Pakistani Navy until 2006, when the Karachi city government decided to include the island as part of its plans to renovate the city.

Photo credit: Billmirza

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The D Ground Park is a park in Faisalabad.

Photo credit: Minhajian

Bahawalpur Nur Mahal.jpeg

The Noor Mahal is located in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It was built in 1872 like an Italian chateau on neoclassical lines, at a time when modernism had set in. There are various stories regarding its construction. According to one belief, Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan IV had the palace made for his wife. However, she was there for one night, only as she happened to see the adjoining graveyard from her balcony, and refused to spend another night there and so it remained unused during his reign.

Photo credit: Asdaqamin

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The Lahore Railway Station in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is representative of typical grand British architecture in South Asia during the British Raj. The railway network established by the British was very extensive and is one of their lasting contributions to the culture and infrastructure of this region.

Photo credit: Pale blue dot and Swerveut

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A magnificent view of Mohatta Palace in Karachi. It was built by Shivratan Chandraratan Mohatta, an ambitious self-made Hindu businessman from Marwar as his summer home in the late 1920s (1926 to be exact). The architect of the palace was Agha Ahmed Hussain. However, Mohatta could enjoy this building for only about two decades before political upheaval and the partition of the subcontinent forced him to leave Karachi.

Photo credit: Shizhao


A beautiful view of Quetta Valley at night. It is the largest city and the provincial capital of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Quetta is an important marketing and communications centre between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Photo credit: Ajmal Ahmed Khan

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Clock Tower at Government College University, Lahore. It is a co-educational public university located on The Mall in Lahore, Pakistan. The University offers bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of disciplines. The university currently has more than 6000 students and 323 faculty members. Alumni of Government College are called Ravians after the nearby Ravi River.

Photo credit: Waqas Usman

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Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley. It is in the north east of Mansehra District in the North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. At an altitude of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level it is amongst one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.

Photo credit: Almazi

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Jehangir's Tomb at Shahdara near Lahore. It is the mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who ruled from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located near the town of Shahdara Bagh in Lahore, Pakistan. His son Shah Jahan built the mausoleum 10 years after his father's death. It is sited in an attractive walled garden.

Photo credit: Waqas Usman

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Nanga Parbat from Fairy Meadows in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas and is the westernmost eight-thousander. It lies just south of the Indus River in the Astore District of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram range.

Photo credit: Petrusbarbygere

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View of King Faisal Mosque at night in Islamabad. It is among one of the largest mosques in the world. It is a state National Mosque. It is a popular masjid in the Islamic world, and is renowned for both its size and its architecture covering an area of 5,000 square meters with a capacity of 300,000 worshippers.

Photo credit: Ahmed Sajjad Zaidi


An extremely rare photograph of Hyderabad from the late 1800s. The city was founded in 1768 by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro upon the ruins of a Mauryan fishing village along the bank of the Indus known as Neroon Kot (Sindhi: نيرُون ڪوٽ). Formerly the capital of Sindh, it serves as the headquarters of the district of Hyderabad.

Photo credit: Idleguy