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Top ten Amazing Festivals of Pakistan

A celebration is an occasion usually celebrated by a group and fixating on some trademark part of that group and its religion or customs.

Numerous celebrations have religious beginnings and lace social and religious importance in conventional exercises. The most critical religious celebrations, for example, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, and Eid al-Adha serve to check out the year. Others, for example, reap celebrations, praise occasional change

 

Chilam Joshi

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This celebration is commended in May by the Kalashi agnostics to grasp the spring season in the locale. Chilam Joshi celebration among different Kalashi celebrations is held with a specific end goal to advance the Northlanders method for living. It is additionally of religious significance to the Kalash individuals as they thank their divine beings for their various gifts. A key element of this celebration is the move by the Kalashi young ladies who wear excellent dark weaved robes.

 

Shandur Polo Festival

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Arranged in the wonderful zone known as the ‘Top of the World’, Shandur is the world’s most elevated polo ground. Amidst the year, a well-known Central Asian game is played on horseback at Shandur Pass, which is a noteworthy mountain go amongst Chitral and Gilgit. Groups of Chitral and Gilgit participate in the polo competition. Different highlights of this celebration incorporate society exhibitions, music, trout angling, and so forth. This celebration is an unquestionable requirement visit on the off chance that you are making a trip to Pakistan in the period of July.

 

 Navroz Festival

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A prominent celebration among the western neighbors of Pakistan, Navroz is likewise celebrated in the nation by individuals having a place with the Parsi and Ismaili people group. Generally denoting the primary day of spring, it is praised as an appreciation for the innumerable gifts offered to the general population. Navroz delineates the bond that outcomes from family holding.

 

 Pakistan Day: (23 March)

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Pakistan Day is an earth shattering turning point ever. This occasion is held to stamp the commemoration of Pakistan Resolution go by the Muslims of South Asia on March 23, 1940 at Minto Park (now Iqbal Park), Lahore. The determination was introduced by A. K. Fazlul Huq. The country remembers this day with extraordinary energy and excitement, to respect the most exceptional accomplishment of the Muslims of South Asia who passed the noteworthy Pakistan Resolution bringing about the making of Pakistan under the dynamic initiative of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah; a country where they could live in peace, agreement and as per the precepts of Islam.

 

 Independence Day: (14 August)

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This superb day is a land check in our history to recognize the autonomy of Pakistan. Autonomy Day is praised with enthusiasm and intensity in all parts of the nation on August 14 with exceptional projects masterminded in all of all shapes and sizes towns and provincial regions. On this day, gatherings, parades and revitalizes are held everywhere throughout the nation and the entire nation is designed on this day. Individuals from different strolls of life brighten their homes with national banners and the structures, city strip malls, bazaars and all the principle streets are likewise being decorated with banners and favor lights.

 

 Defense day of Pakistan: (06 September)

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The sixth of September is a brilliant section ever, when Pakistan, its military and individuals stood joined in 1965 with regards to Pakistan and make plans to stop and beat back Indian multi-dimensional assaults against Pakistan. This notable day is remembered through parades and displays of military hardware at Rawalpindi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi.

 

 Air forces Day: (07 September)

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Aviation based Armed Forces Day is commended on seventh of September denoting the official start of the Indo-Pak war of 1965. That day Air appears and different projects stamp the PAF’s part in safeguarding the country. This day is praised by show of most recent air ships of Pakistan Air force and flying demonstrations at Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.

 

Lok Mela

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The excellent capital of Pakistan is home to the National Folk Festival, which is otherwise called Lok Mela. This celebration is prominent as it features the excellence of the performing expressions. Craftsman and entertainers at both national and global levels partake in this celebration.

These celebrations demonstrate the genuine, beautiful picture of Pakistan and subsequently are an image of the rich legacy that the South Asian nation has. If you have whatever other Pakistani celebration that you have gone to, please share them with us in the remarks area underneath.

 

Bassant

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With the appearance of spring Basant Festival is praised with ceremony and show in mid-February consistently in Lahore. At the end of the day this is the spring celebration.

Lahore is turning into the fundamental point of convergence for the festival of this celebration in Pakistan. Individuals generally fly kites on the tops of their structures. It is normally watched that rest houses, lodgings and place of relatives of the members are completely stuffed with visitors from everywhere throughout the nation. In addition somewhere in the range of five star inns likewise mastermind this capacity on their rooftop top for outsiders and other high class nobility. They additionally orchestrate assortment of dishes with melodic show. At times Laborites on this event wind up plainly enthusiastic and in this state, make lawfulness issues for the organization. Some of them utilize metal string for kite-flying. Their deed often forces, other than life danger, a significant issue for WAPDA when the string touches the live wires.

Muslim culture is ending up extremely prominent and being praised in Lahore consistently with energy and intense

 

Jashn-e-Shikarpur

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Pakistan emerges among all the South Asian nations by being a most assorted nation which fuses diverse societies in it; speaking to various ethnic gatherings, talking distinctive dialects and following distinctive customs. One of the celebration commended across the country is Jashn-e-Shikarpur. The general population of Pakistan don’t just take after their societies themselves however they feel celebrated in celebrating and exhibiting their societies to other individuals, with the goal that individuals become more acquainted with about their conventions and their customs and value them. Following their customs and conventions they sort out various occasions and celebrations to share and commend their bliss. They assemble and perform diverse commitments, take an interest in various games, play out their conventional moves, share their emotions and satisfaction. These celebrations are an extraordinary image of their solidarity and speak to their way of life carefully.

 

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Eight years of isolation from International Cricket ends

LAHORE: Even Pakistan’s prime minister did not believe it could happen but when Sri Lanka visit Lahore on Sunday for a T20 match, the hosts will celebrate the end of eight years of isolation from international cricket.

Less than a year ago, none of this appeared possible for a nation that had largely been shunned by international teams since 2009 due to security risks.

That year gunmen attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team from their hotel to Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium for a match, injuring six players and killing six security personnel and two civilians.

Watch: Shadab Khan's 'million-dollar six' that dismantled Sri Lanka

The incident forced Pakistan to play their home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the country has since remained starved of international cricket at home, apart from Zimbabwe’s limited-overs tour in 2015.

Last year, the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) — based on the franchise model of the Indian Premier League and Australia’s Big Bash League — became a success, though all the matches were played in the UAE.

Things changed in March this year when Pakistan hosted the final of its domestic T20 competition featuring high-profile international players.

“Even that baby step seemed an impossibility. I can tell you that none of the franchises wanted it, they were scared… the government was scared…the players were scared,” Najam Sethi — the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) — told Reuters in an interview.

The match proved pivotal in changing the global cricket community’s opinion of Pakistan’s ability to host international matches and garnered support from cricket’s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC).

First ever e-commerce platform where all you can exchange

Entrepreneurs in Pakistan are doing amazing job explicitly in the tech world. Start ups are bringing incredible ideas helping to generate billions in the economy.

One of the entrepreneurs is a way to advance in bringing something people may have not imagined but he is absolutely on his toes in its execution. What he believes is that its a high time to give people a platform where they are not bound to pay and they should be free to get what they want. Is that possible? How can you do this without spending money? His mind has worked and he managed to execute an idea which will enable people to exchange any thing like mobile/laptop/ households/motorcycle/vehicle etc even if they don’t have money in their pocket. An e commerce website which will allow you to get rid of the stuff you don’t want anymore with the stuff you actually need in the present time.

This website is about to get launch in next few months as it is in its half way almost and the team is working days and nights to make this project commercial.

All they want is to know how people respond to this amazingly unique idea which will change consumers life style like never before. All you need to do is to leave a comment down here share it with people to get the vast response.

At least 22 killed in a blast near Arfa Software Technology Park Lahore

At least 26 people including policemen have been killed and several injured in a suicide blast at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near Arfa Software Technology Park in Lahore.

According to DIG operations, the attack targeted police deployed outside the market.

Arfa Software Technology Park is the first and only IT Park in Punjab at the moment that houses several offices. Visible cracks can be observed on the Glass panes of the IT park.

 

The emergency teams have arrived at the scene and are helping the people. The place has been cordoned off and the bomb disposal team has also been called at the location.

According to Malik Ahmed Awan, Spokesperson Punjab government, the anti-encroachment department of the city district was conducting operation against the land mafia at the time of the suicide attack.

Chaudhary Nisar, Interior Minister of Pakistan while talking to the press stated, ““It is not yet confirmed if it is an incident of terrorism or an accidental explosion.” He has postponed his planned presser due to the tragic event.

No more Metro’s, Cable cars coming soon to travel in lahore

For the past few years, Lahore, the capital of Punjab, has been at front and center when it comes to new transportation projects and this time the situation is no different. After the initiation of Metro Buses and Speedo Buses for feeder routes, CM Punjab is looking to introduce ropeways transport in the city. It has several benefits the best one is it will promote go green policy of government although initially, it will cost some tree’s to go waste it will be zero emission source of carbon unlike any other transport

Shahbaz Sharif has directed the concerned authorities to prepare feasibility reports to run the ropeways transport featuring cable cars at three different points in Lahore; from Imamia Colony to Railway Station, Jehangir Tomb to Greater Iqbal Park, from Jalo Mor to Thokar Niaz Baig and also another one from Islamabad to Murree.

Reportedly, a foreign ropeway manufacturing company will work on this new project to provide cable car transport, alongside Punjab government. The new project is aimed at reducing the burden of traffic on the roads whilst providing an innovative way to travel within the city.

Currently, the Orange Line Train Project is underway in Lahore and CM Punjab is also looking to introduce Blue and Purple line train in Lahore. Feasibility study and presentation of the Blue and Purple line projects have already been completed and the two projects will be worth around three trillion

String of records that dragged Pakistan team to no 1 ranking in Test : Misbah

He had remained under immense crictics which normally every emerging and successor encounters on his way to achieve an unachieved. He was and is known as Tuk Tuk’ for his batting style but most often that approach takes them towards leading side. Normally it is said ‘ one who has no critics is not progressing.

There have been three great captains of Pakistan. The first was A.H. Kardar, the country’s first Test captain. Born in Lahore, and talent-spotted by the senior Nawab of Pataudi, Kardar played for India before Partition. He led Pakistan to victory over India in its second-ever Test match in Lucknow in 1952, and even more famously over England at the Oval Test in August 1954. Uniquely, Kardar won at least one Test match in Pakistan’s inaugural series against each other country.

Pakistan’s next great captain was Imran Khan, the all-rounder who inspired his country to a famous World Cup victory in 1992 and later stepped in Pakistan most difficult profession known as Politics.

The third is Misbah-ul-Haq, and he has a claim to be the greatest. On statistics alone his claim is indisputable: 20 wins in 42 Tests as captain. Imran had 14 wins in 48 Tests, Kardar six in 23.

In the midst of sequence of unfortunate events, Misbah holds the veins of the cricket team. The first was the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009. This incident immediately took Pakistan to international isolation. Ever since no team was ready to play on our soil. Cricket is the only sport which brings the people on one note and if you take away that no one can imagine how the worst outcome could be. Pakistan’s international players have been condemned to a perpetual shuttle between foreign hotel rooms, cut off from extended family and community networks which count for so much in Pakistan. So-called ‘home’ matches are played in the UAE, in echoing deserted stadiums.

The second tragedy happened the following year when the Pakistan team went on England tour. Three of its players, including the captain, Salman Butt, and its brilliant young opening bowler, Mohammad Amir, were entrapped by the News of the World. The team was disgraced and the three players involved were later sent to jail. A real downcast.

At that dark hour, there was a reason to doubt the survival of Pakistan cricket. That was when Misbah took over. He was not an obvious choice as captain. He had a mixed Test record and was not even selected for the 2010 Tour, nor the one before in 2006. He was already 36 — ancient for a modern player.

Yet he proved an inspired choice. He had exactly the right qualities to lead his team at its moment of supreme crisis. He has not only anchored the batting time and time again but given his team a mental and moral example.

In both tasks he has been magnificently supported by his lieutenant Younus Khan, now Pakistan’s highest-scoring Test batsman, although the two men are very different on and off the pitch. Younus is voluble and extrovert and always seems on the move; Misbah is calm and cerebral, measured in speech and motion. They do share an intense patriotism and devotion to their families.

Misbah-ul-Haq was raised in Mianwali, in Punjab. He is related to Imran Khan’s father and a member of the same Niazi clan. Both his parents were educators and made him give academic work priority over cricket. He gained an MBA at the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, a qualification which makes him one of the best-educated cricketers in the modern era. His studies of leadership skills and human resource management delayed his entry to the first-class game until he was 24, but have been of lasting value to him as captain.

He is one of those rare cricketers whose Test performance has been massively enhanced by the duties of captaincy. Before 2010, Misbah had scored 1,008 runs in 33 Tests at an average of 33.60. Since becoming Captain, he has scored a further 3,344 runs in 42 Tests, at an average of 56.68.

‘Responsibility,’ Misbah told us, ‘has always given me a lot of confidence to face the music and perform.’

As a Test captain, Misbah has the priceless gift of looking as though he always has a plan on the field. In fact, he usually does. He has gained victories with an inexperienced attack since the loss of his former matchwinner, the spinner Saeed Ajmal, with a suspect action. When he led Pakistan to a 2 – 0 victory over England last winter in the UAE, none of his bowlers had taken 100 Test wickets.

Misbah is now 42. Assuming he captains in the fourth Test at the Oval he will be the oldest Test captain since the mighty Warwick Armstrong of Australia in 1921. He is barely half Armstrong’s 22 stone in weight: he and Younus (aged 38) are reputedly the fittest players in the Pakistan party.

Like his predecessors, Misbah has had clashes with selectors, administrators, media and fellow players. His undemonstrative style has sometimes made him undervalued in his own country. However, he commands a personal authority to match Khan, Steve Waugh for Australia or even Sir Frank Worrell in the West Indies.

Again with Younus’s help, he should get the best from an exciting Pakistan line-up. Misbah’s most difficult task is to guide Mohammad Amir, still only in his rehabilitation, back into Test cricket. If he succeeds, Amir and his partner, Wahab Riaz, could become one of the best left-arm opening attacks in cricket history.

The other bowling priority will be the legspinner, Yasir Shah, returning after a three-month drugs ban, who on his day is a magician to match his predecessors Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed. Pakistan’s batting is sketchy. However, Misbah will hope that the stroke makers Mohammad Hafeez, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq and the bouncy wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed can take the strain from himself and Younus.

Misbah and his team will enjoy far more support from British Asian cricket lovers than in their ‘home’ Tests in the UAE. This great man is coming to the end of his career and deserves a farewell to match Don Bradman’s at the Oval 1948. His achievement has been epic. Like Bradman, he has been far more than a simple cricketer. For his six years at the helm of the national team, Misbah has helped to bind Pakistan together as a nation.

Pakistan’s first online portal enables you to own land for least.

Possibilities !!  Have you ever imagined owning a piece of land all by your own at the age of 27 or less? Do you think it is even possible to get it?

Arazi.com launches NEST, a technology-enabled platform to help connect qualified individual investors with pre-vetted real estate investment opportunities in Pakistan.

Arazi ventures made it possible for you to own a land for as low as you could imagine. It’s a fabulous breakthrough. They have come up with the amazing idea of crowd funding in Real estate. Although crowd funding is an old way of doing business yet practiced but it has never been thought to be used in buying/selling of land.

Real estate market no doubts behaving tremendously well. It is considered to be one of the best sectors to invest. But at the same time, not everyone can afford to do so. It is observed that global size of crowdfunding and real estate is around $11 trillion while real estate in Pakistan solely is $700 billion

Most of the people want to invest in this sector but due to high investment, not everyone can do so. But now Arazi Ventures launches NEST which surprisingly made it possible for an individual to invest as low as Rs 50,000 ($477) to basically own a small stake in managed property.

Umair Sheikh, CEO of Arazi Ventures said “Our team has been working on this project for quite some time but getting past the current regulatory framework has been a major challenge. We plan to turn NEST into a robust crowdfunding platform for real estate as soon as we have a green signal from the SECP. For now, we are only accepting offers from accredited and seasoned investors who understand the risks involved in private investments.