Monday, September 28, 2015

Six Pakistani Universities Enlisted in World`s Top 800 Institutes

According to the new list of top 800 universities 2015/16 across the globe published by  Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 6 Pakistani universities have made their way into the list but the downfall is that they couldn’t breach over the 500 number and ranked below it. Though this is a great achievement in terms of academic standards but a lot can be done to improve the rankings. The 6 universities that were added to the list are:
  1. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
  2. Quaid-e-Azam University
  3. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  4. University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore
  5. University of Karachi
  6. The University of Lahore

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hadero Lake: A Perfect Place for Wildlife

Hadero is significant salty water wetland of Sindh, where variation of waterfowl favors to pass the time. At this magnificent lake, one is more excited to see Cranes, Swans and Stocks and the flock of Pelicans. This lake is believed to be one of the most favorite lakes of Ornithologists. Government has owned this lake. Regardless of being declared as a Wildlife Refuge in 1977, the hunting of fishes was still allowed because of its fish availability and the dependency of local fisherman on it. That was the primary reason for allowing fishing to them for their livelihood. Sindh Wildlife Department has contributed a facility of residential quarters to Refuge staff for the regular monitoring. 
The staff is comprised of 6 game watchers and one Sanctuary assistant. Hadero Lake has appeared as a significant wintering place that provides a wide variety of waterfowl. 6 orders and 12 families of 49 species have been recorded in this area during the time period of 1998-2001, which involve some unique, rare and dangerous species. Each bird species’ status has been recorded here. The major population of 16864 waterfowls was recorded in 1999 during the mid winters.

The Largest Of Its Kind: Dhodial Pheasantry

The largest pheasantry in Asia is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from Abbottabad in a small village of Dhodial towards Shinkiari which consists of six of the forty nine species of pheasant that are present in the world. This one of a kind pheasantry that is simply regarded as a place for keeping and breeding the pheasants is the home to the rare species of Blue Peafowl, Cheer, Koklass, Kalij and Western Tragopan.
This facility was first set up in 1984 over an estimated area of about four acres by the Department of Wildfire, NWFP which was later extended to eight acres. The main purpose of establishing this facility was to give an opportunity to people for observing and recognizing the different kind of species of pheasant found in the country and to also breed them in order to preserve its kind and even re-stocking it for the purpose of providing it to others pheasantries as well around the whole province. This facility also hosts others kinds of birds as well.

Clifton Beach – The Heart of Karachi

Karachi is the most popular coastal city in Pakistan. There are so many opportunities to glance on different beaches of the Arabian Sea for the beach lovers in contrast to any other city in Pakistan. Though, Clifton Beach holds the significant worth among all the adventure loving people. This beach provides the outstanding opportunities of leisure and recreational activities. This marvelous beach is also renowned to be known as Sea View which is the busiest area where you will find the crowd of people at any time of night and day. Some people come to enjoy the cool breeze while other comes for sports activities, some want to just walk though the water, some come for tourism activities and some people come with their families to enjoy picnic.
This beach was awarded among the most popular top silver sand beach around the globe in 20th Century. But in 2003, the beach was destroyed by a cargo ship as the oil spilled in the water and for few weeks, the place was abandoned and labeled as no go area.

The Courageous Balochi Man: Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti

Even though he had the opportunity to live a comfortable stable life, this brave man chose to take the hard way for all of Baloch nation. Despite of his age, this man fought valiantly for the ownership of the Baloch Nation living a hard life in the mountains and sacrificing everything to make his nation proud.
Born in Barkhan, Balochistan at the home of Nawab Behram Khan on July 12th 1927, Akbar Bugti was a brave man even as a child. He gave much importance to his studies and got his early education from Aitcheson College, Lahore. He was a dedicated student and went to Oxfore University in Londin for further studies. Responsibility fell really soon on his shoulders as his father died in 1939 when he was only thirteen years old and was made the chief of his tribe.

Lake Manchar – A Perfect Holiday Destination

Lake Manchar is situated at the distance of 18 km from Sehwan Sharif on the western side of Indus River in district Dadu, Sindh. It is the greatest shallow and fresh clear water lake in Pakistan and is also included in one of the largest lake of Asia. The Lake gathers water from the small streams located in Kirthar Mountains and drains into Indus River. The complete area alters between 350 sq. km to 520 sq. km according to the changes in seasonal weather.
The lake was established in 1930 when Sukkur Barrage was developed on Indus River. The flood bunds were established on its northern and north-eastern borderlines in 1932. Basically, this kind of natural source of clear water is a primary resource in such a dry hot region. This entire place is not less than a paradise for Sindhi people.

Pakistan Monument: A Classy Depiction of Murals

Pakistan Monument situated in Islamabad is perceived as the National Monument of Pakistan. The monument was established as a tribute to the individuals who sacrificed their families and lives for the foundation of Pakistan. It depicts the culture, history and civilization of Pakistan. But primarily emphasize on the periodical movements of Pakistan. The scenery on the petals of flower shaped structures demonstrates traditions and cultural heritage of Pakistan movement.
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Frere Hall – A Memorial Structure

Frere Hall is one of the most striking structures of the British Colonial era which is considered to be the most splendid tourist areas in Karachi. The hall was established in the privilege of Sir Henry Bartle Frere who was encouraged for his services in the propagation of the local economic development and in creating Sindhi as the only official language of the Sindh province. This architecture served the people as the greatest library in the city for many years which was later terminated for some strong reasons. But after that, the hall was again reopened for the visitors on 2011.
The Frere hall is situated centrally in the elite area of the city between Fatima Jinnah Road and Abdullah Haroon Road in the middle of two tremendous lawns which expands till the road. The place is in the Civil lines which is just beside to the famous Marriott Hotel of Karachi.

Keenjhar Lake – A Place of Popular Folklores

Keenjhar Lake is also popular to be known as Kalri Lake. This is situated in District of Thatta, Sindh. This lake is located about 122 km from Karachi. The lake extends to about 24 km and is 6 km broad. It is approximately 26 feet deep. The Indus River runs equidistant to the lake. Keenjhar Lake is one of the greatest fresh water lakes in Pakistan.
Actually, Kalri Lake is formed by the unification of two lakes i.e. Sonehri and Kheenjhar. The motive behind this unification is to provide fresh and clean water to the individuals of Karachi and Thatta. It is predicted an extremely significant area for wildlife species. It is a perfect place for habitat of winter birds such as geese, cormorants, gulls, duck, flamingos and coots etc.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Masoom Shah Minaret Sukkur

A refuge, a hotspot for suicide, a watch tower and now currently ignored but purposeful mark of Islamic Culture and Architecture. Masoom Shah Ka Minaar and the contiguous Baraadari have confronted 400 years long.
The well-known diplomat and poet from the Mughal Dynasty Syed Nizamuddin, who was affectionately called Mir Masoom Shah Masoomi, established the Baradari in 1528 which is 50-foot high domed refuge with the capacity of 12 doorways, to run away from the disorder of Old Sukkur. He was again made the governor of Sindh, during the dynasty of Mughal Emperor Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar.
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