August 2015

With a mine of salt

Recommended. Omar Mukhtar Khan is guided from pillars to chambers, from one storey to another in Khewra, where he absorbs all he is told about the salt excavation method Khewra is the largest salt excavation site of the Salt Range. After driving along the scenic fields and orchards on the Motorway for approximately three hours, …

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At the confluence of history, beauty and fortune

By Omar Mukhtar Khan GWADAR district, with its 600-kilometre long coastline and un-irrigated tracts of Kulanch and Dasht valleys, has always been an important chapter of Makran’s history. The known history of Makran goes back to the time of Prophet Dawood when people entombed themselves to avoid famine. In 325BC Alexander the Great stumbled upon …

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The necropolis of Sindh

By Omar Mukhtar Khan ABOUT sixty kilometres east of Karachi, on the Karachi-Hyderabad highway is the largest cemetery of the East, Makli necropolis. Spread over an area of six square kilometres, these are one of the most substantial remains of Sindh’s greatness between 14th and 18th centuries. The necropolis presents an impressive array of various …

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