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Is Asif Ali Zardari the architect of a new model of politics for #PPP ? Here is a timeline of his political career so far. Will you vote for #Zardari ?
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A view of the Makli necropolis, captured by @fahadjilaniphotography Situated at the edge of the 6.5km-long plateau of Makli Hill, the necropolis of Makli is one of the world’s largest ‘graveyard’ cities and is at least 700 years old. In Makli Hill, one can find almost 125,000 tombs and graves covering an approximate area of 10km in radius. As far as Makli’s social and cultural significance is concerned, people from Thatta and other parts of the country visit the necropolis. It has a festive atmosphere that provides visitors a unique experience: spiritual and ecstatic. Some specific dates and days are considered the most auspicious time to visit the graves of the great mystic saints, who were able to exercise their influence beyond the grave to bring spiritual gains — perhaps a visit to their burial places could bring a transcendental experience. Till the 18th century, Makli Hill had a beautiful landscape with lakes and lush green parks thronged by visitors. Today, Makli is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) World Heritage Site that is visited by pilgrims and tourists, but is in strong need of conservation and maintenance. Read more on Dawn.com To get featured on our account, use the hashtag #dawndotcom
Mahodand Lake in Upper Usho Valley is the perfect background for a great picture. Thanks @hiffi_rajput for submitting this great shot! Share your photos and videos with us using the hashtag #dawndotcom and get a chance to be featured on our page.
This shot by @sania__san really makes us want to visit Murree again! If you have great photos and videos worth sharing, tag them with the hashtag #dawndotcom , and get featured on our account.
@safi_bintariq shares this captivating shot from the valley of Kumrat, Kohistan. Covered with green pastures, snow clad mountains, foggy mounds and forests, the Valley of Kumrat is one of the most picturesque spots of Khyber Pakhtunkhua. If you have some great shots from Kumrat Valley, share them with us using the hashtag #dawndotcom
The Bhong Mosque in Rahim Yar Khan was commissioned in early 1930s by a local landlord, the late Rais Ghazi Mohammad. Contracting artisans from Rajasthan, Multan and Karachi, work began on what was to become one of Pakistan’s most intriguing mosques. It went on to win the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986. The mosque was under construction for the better part of the 20th century, and this is where the story gets muddled. As legend goes, every time there was a halt in construction on the mosque, someone close to the project would die under mysterious circumstances. Although officially completed in 1982, ornamental touches of some sort have apparently continued ever since, to ward off the ‘bad luck’ of finishing the project. Read more on Dawn.com Photo taken by @wasiiff To get featured on our account, use the hashtag #dawndotcom
Long exposure shot of Karachi's happening Shahrah-e-Quaideen, captured by @saad.saeedd Do you have great shots of your city that you want to share with the world? Tag them with #dawndotcom and get featured on our account.
Google Doodle celebrates Pakistani singer Mehdi Hassan on his 91st birthday today! Mehdi Hassan's contribution to Pakistani film music was second to none. He lent his voice to more than 300 films and sang more than 5,000 songs. The legendary singer won as many as eight Best Playback Singer Nigar Award trophies, a figure even Noor Jehan could not match. Hassan passed away in June 2012 after battling a decade-long illness. Read more on his life and achievements on dawn.com #mehdihassan
Today marks South Africa's former president and Nobel prize winner Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. He was elected as South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison. Mandela had been receiving treatment for a lung infection which deteriorated and resulted in his death. His extraordinary life story, quirky sense of humour and lack of bitterness towards his former oppressors ensured global appeal for the charismatic leader. Read more on the life of this celebrated leader in our stories on dawn.com #nelsonmandela
Is Shahbaz going to be the new Nawaz? Will you vote for the PML-N president in the upcoming polls? #DawnElections
A sea of boats at Kemari Passenger Pier. If you’re one for adventure and you have a love for crabs then the boats that depart from Kemari and take you out fishing also serve a feast of freshly cooked crabs, desi style. The garlic studded, spicy ‘lollipops’, as the fishermen like to call the claws, are quite the favourite amongst boat riders. Thank you @_.ahmed.abdullah for sharing this shot with us. If you want to get featured on our account, use the hashtag #dawndotcom
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