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Somewhere between winter and fall in Thandiani. Photo by @hanankhaleeq Share your best photos, videos and artwork with us by using the hashtag #DawnDotCom
The geometric perfection at Shahjehan Mosque in Thatta looks too perfect to be real. What do you think? Photo by @mystapaki Share your best photos, videos and artwork with us by using the hashtag #dawndotcom
Many of Balochistan's treasures are still unexplored. When are you heading out on your next expedition? Photo by @yasir.ali.129 at Zardalu, near Quetta, Balochistan. Share your best photos, videos and artwork with us by using the hashtag #DawnDotCom
Do you want to win up to Rs1.5 million? Here's your chance! We are looking for documentary submissions from all over the country on stories that happen only in Pakistan! Participate in our video story contest 'It Happens Only In Pakistan' in collaboration with DW (اردو) and compete for 7 prizes worth Rs1.5 million in total. The first prize alone is Rs500,000. Here are the steps to participate: 1. Shoot a documentary video under 5 minutes on the theme of 'It Only Happens in Pakistan' between March 23 and May 4, 2018. Please note that the video should NOT be fictional or a re-enactment, and focus on real people, experiences and events. 2. Upload the video on Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer, and send us the link to download the video at videocontest@dawn.com 3. We will get back to you with further instructions! Last date to participate is May 4, 2018. For further details, visit contest.dawn.com Judges for the contest include renowned filmmakers Jami and Babar Sheikh. Have more queries? Send them to us on videocontest@dawn.com or call/message us at +92-331-2444651 #ItHappensOnlyInPakistan
“Sabeen has been shot.” She was pronounced dead by the time she reached the hospital. Four bullet wounds punctured her body. Her mother was wounded. “I just don’t know what the blowback entails. Wish you were here,” were Mahmud’s last words in a private conversation to a friend on Facebook. She had received threats in the past and once again now — according to a friend, a mysterious phone call (so commonplace for her that it was brushed aside) had been made and men in plainclothes paid her a visit, asking for the event 'Unsilencing Balochistan' to be cancelled. Her staff tried to dissuade her from holding the discussion but no one had anticipated the consequence. T2F was supposed to be a safe space, after all. Initiated in 2007, it was meant to be a space to learn, speak and be heard. The marginalised, the disenfranchised, the ‘freak’ — Mahmud held a soft corner for all. The large number of mourners at her funeral, many of whom did not even know her personally, is evidence of the impact she had on thinking citizens. Excerpt from Herald's piece The unquiet one, by Sama Faruqi, published in its May 2017 edition Illustration by Fahad Naveed #OnThisDay #SabeenMahmud
Congratulations @mkmaqsood for winning our Photographer of the Week prize! His photo of Chaqchan Mosque in Khaplu received more than 3500 likes on our account! Our 'Photographer of the Week' prize is given to the picture that gets the highest number of likes in a week. Winner will receive a prize of Rs 2,000 in form of a check. You can also participate by tagging your best shots using the hashtag #dawndotcom .
The magnificent tomb of Jahangir in Lahore, on the bank of Ravi, dates back to the year 1637. The building is an exquisite example of Mughal architecture with delicate inlays and floral frescoes. Photo by @omer.rajput Share your best photos, videos and artwork with us by using the hashtag #dawndotcom
Isn't the Serena Hotel in Gilgit pretty as a picture? Photo by @muh.ashar23 You can also have your photos, videos and artwork featured on our account by tagging them with our hashtag #dawndotcom #travelgoals #Pakistan #travelPakistan #Gilgit #postcard
A close up shot of the streaked weaver, a bird that is found in South and South East Asia. These species are known for 'weaving' intricate, beautiful nests. Photo by @fahadeedotcom Share your best photos, videos and artwork with us by using the hashtag #dawndotcom
@hassaan.bari shares a picturesque view of the sunset in Port Grand, Karachi. Tag your photos or artwork with #dawndotcom to get featured here.
The Golra Railway Station lies on the main line of the Pakistan Railways which connects the rest of the country in the south and Peshawar in the north. More than 20 trains pass through this station every day. The station was established in 1882 and upgraded as a junction in 1912. It was the logistics artery of the British during the Afghan military campaigns at the turn of the twentieth century. It has since become an important trade route which protrudes into Afghanistan through the famous Khyber Pass. Photo and caption by @munibasad Share your best photos, videos and artwork with us by using the hashtag #dawndotcom
@mystapaki shares a glimpse of an old roadside antique shop on Club road, Karachi. The shop is located right where Metropole Hotel once stood as the city's most famous landmark. You can also get featured here by sharing your unique photos, videos or artwork using #dawndotcom
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