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Sikh Pilgrimage in Pakistan: Following in the Footprints of Guru Nanak Dev

  • Sadia Kalsoom
  • 7 December 2010

Pilgrimage is a common and important practice for adherents of many of the world’s major religions. By the hundreds and thousands, the Sikhs visit Pakistan each year to pay homage to the founder of their ancient religious order, Guru Nanak Dev. On three holy occasions, the government of Pakistan allows Sikhs to visit holy sites and ancient religious shrines, including the great Gurdwaras, meaning ‘Gateway to the Guru’.

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Floods Cripple Pakistan

  • Luke Ford
  • 21 August 2010

Flooding triggered by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains has claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people in Pakistan during the last three weeks. A country already deeply troubled by ongoing violence and political unrest, Pakistan must now deal with the anguish of up to 20 million people affected by high waters that have washed away crops and destroyed entire villages. More than 4 million people are without homes and up to 3.5 million children are living under the constant threat of water-borne illnesses.

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Revel in the Majestic Beauty of Pakistan’s Hunza Valley

  • Sadia Kalsoom
  • 20 April 2010

The nation of Pakistan appeared on the map as a sovereign state in August 1947 as a result of the division of the British Indian Empire. The country, however, is far from homogeneous. The half-a-dozen civilisations that have flourished here have left their imprints carved into a land that is now as rich in cultural traditions as it is in landscapes.

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Community Initiatives for the Sustainable Development of Tourism in Chitral, Northern Pakistan

  • Shams Uddin
  • 29 August 2009

Chitral, in the extreme north of Pakistan, is home to 40,000 people settled in more than 300 small villages boasting great cultural and natural diversity. These villages offer unique opportunities by highlighting indigenous arts, crafts and music, traditional sports, cuisine and the fascinating local way of life.

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