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Inside Masjid Wazir Khan
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Masjid Wazir Khan – Revisited

As part of our quest to find a portable point and shoot camera for our photo essays, we decided to test out the Fuji X10 by revisiting our favorite spot in Lahore –…

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Badshahi Masjid Lahore

The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, commissioned by the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1671 and completed in 1673, is the second largest mosque in Pakistan. Epitomising the beauty, passion and grandeur of the Mughal era, it is Lahore’s most famous landmark and a major tourist attraction.

Shahi Mosque Chiniot. Photo copyrights - Nadeem Khawar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadeemkhawar/)

Chiniot’s Shahi Masjid

Chiniot’s Shahi Masjid (Badshahi Mosque) was built by Nawab Saad UlIah Khan (1595- 1655) during the regime of Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-58).

Rana Riaz Ahmed introduced the technique of pointillism in calligraphy. Majesty of Quranic words and beauty of colours enrich his work and come together providing a unique visual pleasure.

Exhibition of Islamic Art and Crafts

“Turathuna: Our Heritage” is the title of an art exhibition being organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan, Jeddah from 18-21 September 2012 at Ana Special Mall, Jeddah. Turathuna will exhibit vibrant and distinctive features of Islamic art.

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Ranikot Fort – the Great Wall of Sindh

The Ranikot Fort also known as Dewar-e-Sindh (Great Wall of Sindh), with a circumference of about 26 km or 16 miles, is reputed to be the largest unexplored fort in the world. Since 1993, it…

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Sindh – the land of sufi saints

Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam The tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam was built between 1320 and 1324, is an unmatched pre-Moghul masterpiece. The tomb is located on the southwest side of the Fort premises. This elegant…

Through the arches of Shalamar Bagh

The Shalimar Bagh (Garden), was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Lahore, modern day Pakistan. Construction began in 1641 A.D. (1051 A.H.) and was completed the following year. The project management…

Figure 1: A tracing of the Panr relief, an architectural fragment from Lower Swat, carved between the first and third centuries.

The Tenacity of Tradition: Art From the Valley of Swat

High in the rugged mountains of northwest Pakistan lies the Valley of Swat. The river of the same name runs through it. In ancient texts, the Swat River is called Suvastu, meaning “good dwelling…

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Sadequain and Calligraphic Modernism

This article examines the career of the immensely productive Sadequain Naqqash (1930-87), Pakistan’s most celebrated art­is

Naulakha Pavilion and the Shish Mahal

The Citadel (Lahore Fort)

The Lahore Fort is one of the noblest structures of its kind in the world. Rising out of the northwest corner of the walled city, it has been a symbol of its earliest days.

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SADEQUAIN’S Calligraphy

Syed Sadequain Ahmed Naqvi, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Pakistani Awards), also often referred to as Sadequain Naqqash, was a world-renowned Pakistani artist, best known for his skills as a calligrapher and a…

Bhong Mosque, Rahim-Yar Khan, Pakistan

Winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986. Completed: 1982 Patron: Rais Ghazi Muhammad The Award is made in recognition of a significant attempt by a single individual to create a…

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