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Few Westerners know much about Pakistan beyond media impressions of Islamic fundamentalism, communal violence and martial law, but it contains some of Asia's most mind-blowing landscapes, extraordinary trekking, a multitude of cultures and a long tradition of hospitality. Pakistan is the site of some of the earliest human settlements, home to an ancient civilisation rivalling those of Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the crucible of two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which have their roots in the subcontinent. It's far more than the last hurdle before reaching India.

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A flight to remeberMy heart was pounding as I walk

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By safar | Views [211] | Scholarship Entry

My heart was pounding as I walked through the doors of the Allama Iqbal International airport. I was going to perform my religious pilgrimage to Sauida Arabia. Walking through the automatic doors I enter the airport for the first time on my own. My fear ... Read more >

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Affective memory.

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By vinniedragunov | Views [26] | Scholarship Entry

There are some things you remember with your whole body. Not just the sights, the pale stone of Hiran Minar glowing, to the point where between the fading copper stone of the pavilion, the unwavering, solid blue of the sky, cloudless and unforgiving, ... Read more >

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The Unknown

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By mes | Views [21] | Scholarship Entry

I stand on the cusp of the unknown. The sky is clear and the strong wind brings the salty scent of the beach. The sun shines off the shards of broken glass scattered on the dirt road. I don’t know what led to this—the shards on the road, just like I ... Read more >

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Nostalgia of understanding helplessness

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By husnainahmedkandaan | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

That little girl was dressed in blue color shalwar kameez, but I still remember the helplessness visible through her eyes while babysitting my neighbour’s daughter who was just a little younger than that girl’s age. “Where is your elder sister, who ... Read more >

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A Map For Lost Lovers

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By farhadmirza | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I saw the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, I was almost decidedly unmoved. Tucked away in the less familiar folds of the inner-city, Shahdara in Lahore, the tomb lives up to the grandiose, but ultimately dispassionate descriptions provided ... Read more >

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Thirsty travellers with water around them.

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By laila | Views [14] | Scholarship Entry

It was a bright sunny day in Parachinar valley. We set on road towards our family farm house to collect some vegetables for dinner. It was far but we decided to walk. Along the way maple trees tunnelled the road. Sun rays beamed through gap of leaves ... Read more >

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Inexhaustable Splendour

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By naima-ch | Views [21] | Scholarship Entry

The land of romance and beauty, Swat was always on my must see list. The First visit to a place like Swat was a dream comes true. The little valley surrounded by mountains added to my freshness and made my mind even more sparkling. Glowing snow everywhere ... Read more >

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Visit to London

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By arctictern | Views [14] | Scholarship Entry

I cannot still lose sight of the day when I visited London. Fairly, I had been envisioning this city in my daydreams. Fortunately, I got a chance to be the guest of it. To grasp the utmost, what would have been a better mode of transportation then walking ... Read more >

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A magical experience

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By traveller14 | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

I will never forget the day that has given me a memory to be cherished forever in my life. It is the breathtaking journey which I undertook to Azad Kashmir dedicated to my best friend who suffered from cancer. Her dream was to travel to Kashmir which ... Read more >

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Into The Light

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By journeyofmemories | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

I was born, and came into this world to start the journey of my life. Since the first time i started to understand the world little by little, i always had a passion for writing and for writings i had to find feelings, that i first got from traveling.... Read more >

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The Golden Moments

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By jaimoorani | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

The cold sun was peeping like nervous bride from the veil of think clouds, though there were no chances of snow in the area but the breeze was very chilly & piercing through the body. It was just noon & we were going to Nathiagally from koh Murrie in ... Read more >

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Kalash vally visit

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By rangeen_khan_2 | Views [20] | Scholarship Entry

Rangeen Khan along with organization fellow left for Chitral (Northern District of KPK,Pakistan) to visit Kalash valley, a hilly area on the border of Afghnistan at a distance of 400 km from Peshawar. Get necessary equipment and travel map, seated in ... Read more >

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Saya

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By saya | Views [29] | Scholarship Entry

The thunder came rolling in, violently tapping against windows, beckoning for the recognition of its presence. The faces of Lahore ran for their doors, out onto their yards, as if it were a call to prayer. They danced in the rain, a sight I hadn’t had ... Read more >

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PEACE AND POLLUTION

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By newyorktimes | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

It was the scorching red-hot sun in mid-May, I left for Pak-India border for sampling of polluted cross-border river Sutlej. I was thinking what have we achieved so special and quirky by fabricating restrictions like border? It’s still a scorching interrogation ... Read more >

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" The Sky Above and Earth Below "

Tue, 13 May 2014 | By hirabawahab | Views [29] | Scholarship Entry

“Assalam o allaikum”(greeting in Urdu)-He said in a deep voice. His name is Kamal. As he bends down to help us with the luggage his white crisp kurta gains a slight crease. He is a good looking man, fair complexion, average height, jagged features, triangular ... Read more >

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