What no one told you about Pakistan
PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) postcard from 1960s showing fawn colour summer uniform and moss green colour winter uniform for airline’s air hostesses designed by famous French fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The photo taken in Paris, France, shows air hostesses standing on Avenue des Champs-Élysées with Arc de Triomphe visible in the background.Mr. Chaudhry Abdul Rashid was the first to stitch this PIA uniform. PIA management sent him to Paris to work with Pierre Cardin and Mr. Pierre Cardin appreciated his work. Since then they are working with PIA. Right now under the name “Rashid & Sons” at Akhter Ali Umar Building,Dr.Daud Pota Road, opposite to Ice Berg, Saddar, Karachi. (via gulestan, karachiite)
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PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) postcard from 1960s showing fawn colour summer uniform and moss green colour winter uniform for airline’s air hostesses designed by famous French fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The photo taken in Paris, France, shows air hostesses standing on Avenue des Champs-Élysées with Arc de Triomphe visible in the background.

Mr. Chaudhry Abdul Rashid was the first to stitch this PIA uniform. PIA management sent him to Paris to work with Pierre Cardin and Mr. Pierre Cardin appreciated his work. Since then they are working with PIA. Right now under the name “Rashid & Sons” at Akhter Ali Umar Building,Dr.Daud Pota Road, opposite to Ice Berg, Saddar, Karachi. (via gulestankarachiite)

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Traditional shoes from Multan (aka Multani khusa - at Hussain Agahi via umalik)
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Traditional shoes from Multan (aka Multani khusa - at Hussain Agahi via umalik)

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Rosheen Khan is Pakistan’s first female master scuba diver and the only Nitrox diving instructor in Pakistan. Hailing from a poor farming background, Khan had to go through a great deal of struggle to acquire an education and a job.
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Rosheen Khan is Pakistan’s first female master scuba diver and the only Nitrox diving instructor in Pakistan. Hailing from a poor farming background, Khan had to go through a great deal of struggle to acquire an education and a job.

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Ishtiaq Afzal displays winter casuals, perfect for chilly afternoons spent in the winter sun. (complete slideshow)
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Ishtiaq Afzal displays winter casuals, perfect for chilly afternoons spent in the winter sun. (complete slideshow)

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It is very difficult to nurture your love for a sport if you are born as a girl in South Waziristan. But Maria Toorpakai Wazir defied all odds by training and competing as a boy in Peshawar until she could not hide her gender any longer. Today she is Pakistan’s top female squash player and is ranked 54th in the world.
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It is very difficult to nurture your love for a sport if you are born as a girl in South Waziristan. But Maria Toorpakai Wazir defied all odds by training and competing as a boy in Peshawar until she could not hide her gender any longer. Today she is Pakistan’s top female squash player and is ranked 54th in the world.

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Zoe Viccaji & Sumru Agiryuriyen - Ishq Kinara (Coke Studio S06E04, via umalik)

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Nazia Parveen from Bajaur Agency makes history by becoming first woman to take part in International Rock Climbing Competition in Singapore. (more)
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Nazia Parveen from Bajaur Agency makes history by becoming first woman to take part in International Rock Climbing Competition in Singapore. (more)

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This is the historic visit of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in 1953 at de”montmorency college of dentistry. Picture taken in the prosthodontic Laboratory. L to R Dr Zia ul Hassan, principal Dr Hassan Raza Shah, Dr A R Sheikh, Health Minister, ? Dr Abbas Haider. This description is given by Prof. B A Yazdanie was also present at the time.
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This is the historic visit of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in 1953 at de”montmorency college of dentistry. Picture taken in the prosthodontic Laboratory. L to R Dr Zia ul Hassan, principal Dr Hassan Raza Shah, Dr A R Sheikh, Health Minister, ? Dr Abbas Haider. This description is given by Prof. B A Yazdanie was also present at the time.

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Fit for a Queen: Reama Malik channels a bygone era
GOLD by Reama Malik was introduced back in 1987, with the aim to do just that. By blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary designs, Malik has quickly made a name for herself as a bespoke jewellery designer in Lahore.
“Back in the ‘70s, jewellery used to be one-of-a-kind, because it was all hand-made,” says Malik. “However, during the ’80s and ’90s, electronic machines came into the picture and [the availability of] hand-made jewellery diminished.” Malik observed this trend in the industry, and decided to revive a dying art by providing custom hand-made jewellery to discerning customers. (complete)
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Fit for a Queen: Reama Malik channels a bygone era

GOLD by Reama Malik was introduced back in 1987, with the aim to do just that. By blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary designs, Malik has quickly made a name for herself as a bespoke jewellery designer in Lahore.

“Back in the ‘70s, jewellery used to be one-of-a-kind, because it was all hand-made,” says Malik. “However, during the ’80s and ’90s, electronic machines came into the picture and [the availability of] hand-made jewellery diminished.” Malik observed this trend in the industry, and decided to revive a dying art by providing custom hand-made jewellery to discerning customers. (complete)

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A Restless Wind (by Shahrukh Husain)
A Restless Wind describes the position of rajas of the princely states of India amidst the flux of a transforming nation. Intertwining memory with contemporary events, it evokes a beautiful past and a troubled present, providing a vivid and intense read. (more on book / Author)
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A Restless Wind (by Shahrukh Husain)

A Restless Wind describes the position of rajas of the princely states of India amidst the flux of a transforming nation. Intertwining memory with contemporary events, it evokes a beautiful past and a troubled present, providing a vivid and intense read. (more on bookAuthor)

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