Blog Posts - Chitral



Frontier Days in Pakistan

As we sat in the departure lounge at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto airport, waiting for our flight north to Chitral, Peter Oborne confessed, "The only thing that could go wrong is the Taliban sending a raiding party over the mountains." Th...
by Finding Neverland on Aug 24, 2015

Beautiful View of Shahi Mosque Chitral, Pakistan

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Geoffrey Douglas Langlands - A Real Life Pakistani Hero

There was this email on my student ID that international students can sign up to participate in a global youth event where you have to present one aspect of your country! I for once instantly decided to sign up and was selected to participate in the...
by Finding Neverland on Jan 16, 2015

The Story of Geoffrey D Langlands

This is the life story of Major Geoffrey D Langlands in his own words. I am posting this with so much pride and excitement as I have waited for this day for so long. Ever since I got to know about Geoffrey D Langlands he has inspired me, someone who...
by Finding Neverland on Aug 7, 2014

Famous Forts of Pakistan (Part 2)

This is a part of Peaceful Pakistan Project in which we look at the famous forts of Pakistan and in this part at the forts of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Forts of Sindh. Kot Diji Fort. The Kot Diji Fort, dominates the town of...
by Finding Neverland on Apr 20, 2013

Musharraf says he is being handicapped

Web Desk ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Musharraf has said that he was being handicapped as his nomination papers were rejected from three constituencies. “My nomination papers have been accepted from Chitral only,” he said while meet...
by CNews on Apr 8, 2013

Where Pakistani Muslims Go to Party

The view of Afghanistan from the top of Bumboret, the largest of the three Kalash valleys. Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” is a 19th-century tale of empire, madness, and idolatry centered around two roguish British soldiers who ta...
by Iran Aware on Mar 22, 2013

Photo Travelogue of Mary Loosemore: Chitral to Gilgit through Shandur Pass

Continuing with the photo travelogue of Mary Loosemore, here is the fourth part of her Hindu Kush adventure. This portion covers her journey skirting the Hindu Kush mountain range from Chitral to Gilgit through the famous Shandur Pass - the Polo Grou...
by Jaho Jalal on Mar 7, 2013

Mary Loosemore's Travelogue: from Chitral to Gilgit through Shandur Pass

Shared via Hobby Shobbys The Hindukush Adventurers: Standing (L to R) Rob, Mary, Ann, Zafar, Ali, Stanley, Benedict, Sitting (L to R) Patricia, Thelma, Joan, Annie, Amanda I have already shared three Photo Travelogue of Mary Loosemore...
by Jaho Jalal on Oct 23, 2012

Mary Loosemore's Travelogue: from Chitral to Gilgit through Shandur Pass

Although I generally share all travel related posts in my blog Jaho Jalal, which is basically a travel blog, friends have suggested that since travelling is a hobby too, it should find some space in Hobby Shobbys. I found their argument weighty and a...
by Hobby Shobbys on Oct 13, 2012

Photo Travelogue of Mary Loosemore: Chitral - the land of Tirich Mir

Shahi Masjid, Chitral with mighty Tirich Mir in the background After spending three days in the strange, fascinating and a world of its very own - the Fairyland of the Kalash Valley, the Mary Loosemore Hindu Kush adventure group moved to their nex...
by Jaho Jalal on Sep 18, 2012

Mary Loosemore’s Photo Travelogue – To Ayun over Lowari Pass

I had introduced Mary Loosemore in one of my earlier posts. Mary, a British traveler and hiker, who along with a group of travelers came to Pakistan in 2006 to explore the Hindu Kush mountain range and people living along this mighty mountain range t...
by Jaho Jalal on Sep 2, 2012

The Spring Season

The Moon is staring upon me like a frenzied lover, stars blush as the rose blooms in the cheek of a young fair maiden. The night is ticking by- tick tock tick tock- but sleep is far away from these swollen eyes. My beginner’s mind is like the brook...
by Nooru's Blog on Apr 15, 2012

The Spring Season

The Moon is staring upon me like a frenzied lover, stars blush as the rose blooms in the cheek of a young fair maiden. The night is ticking by- tick tock tick tock- but sleep is far away from these swollen eyes. My beginner’s mind is like the brook...
by Nooru's Blog on Apr 15, 2012

Spring- The Message of Diversity and Hope

The Moon is staring upon me like a frenzied lover, stars blush as the rose blooms in the cheek of a young fair maiden. The night is ticking by- tick tock tick tock- but sleep is far away from these swollen eyes. My beginner’s mind is like the brook...
by Nooru's Blog on Apr 15, 2012

Spring- The Message of Diversity and Hope

The Moon is staring upon me like a frenzied lover, stars blush as the rose blooms in the cheek of a young fair maiden. The night is ticking by- tick tock tick tock- but sleep is far away from these swollen eyes. My beginner’s mind is like the brook...
by Nooru's Blog on Apr 15, 2012

Kalash falls to Kalash-nikov

Cross posted from Sadaf Arshad’s blog An honest answer to one simple question about your identity as a Pakistani or a Muslim explains the roots of extremism and an increasing intolerance among this society. I was asked this question many years ago,...
by Nooru's Blog on Oct 21, 2011

Nasir Khusraw – The Splendour of Wisdom

(He who seeks- shall find)- Sufi Proverb The area of Badakhshan (Eastern Afghanistan, Southern Tajikistan and Northern Pakistan) is blessed with the highest mountain peaks: Lenin Peak, Tirichmir Peak, Pamir Peaks and so on but there is no Mountain hi...
by Nooru's Blog on Jul 5, 2011

Jobless youths of Chitral join Afghan National Army

Staff Report CHITRAL: A large number of jobless youths from Chitral and other remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Malakand Division have reportedly joined Afghan National Army, SAMAA reports. Sources said the KP home ministry is alarmed at the...
by CNews on Jan 1, 1970


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