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this is the only mosque in the world inaugurated by a "rind" (samajhnay walay samajh ga'ay, jo na smajhay wo anari hain)
With due respect and advance apologies to a senior colleague of mine.
Taken: Mar 16, 2012
A grammatically incorrect verse on a bus going from Quetta to Pishin refers to a common social phenomenon: the upstarts try to imitate those who are truly knowledgeable ny speaking in English to show off.
Yeh Husn walay apnay husn per naaz kerti ha
I found this hyperbole interesting: two tailoring shops on a side street in Ziarat, Balochistan named A-one and VIP!
Interesting banner of a language teaching centre in Quetta: Only the articles "the" and "of" appear in the Roman script
Pakistani traffic, Quetta
this youthful female shepardess tending to her flock near Murgha Kibzai was not too unusual - but still a rare photo op (so close to the road as to capture on a small non pro camera while still riding the vehicle)
Already tipping over, this electricity pole near Murgha Kibzai (on the road from Musakehl to Loralai) is likely to fall soon taking the line with it - but, then preventive action is not really part of the Pakistani mindset. In the meanwhile the halo
On the road to Loralai from Musakhel the Pezwan (river) offers great scenic views
Two of the men from our Levies security escort offer their evening prayers near the turn from Rakni towards Musakhel; the experience of offering one's submission to the Lord of the Universes out in the great openness is a very humbling one. As the p
Once again in Musakhel the same scene of two official vehicles carrying the same # 1 fake registration plates was witnessed inside the Deputy Commissioner's home. Welcome to lawlessness capital of the world. As the Punjab Ombudsman said (speaking a
On the road from Loralai to Ziarat - this bridge over a rain-nulla was broken in such a grotesque manner that it required the vehicles crossing it to avoid two gaping holes on the right and then left by squeezing between the two to avoid falling in.
The posting board of Deputy Commissioners / Political Agents / District Coordination Officers Loralai since 1905; to have one's name adorn boards like this is a matter of unfathomable pride and status in an elitist society.
This piano placed in the Commissioner House, Loaralai (previously the Deputy Commissioner House before the region was upgraded to a Division) is reportedly the one which was central to the well known love affair of Renate and Lt. Col Muhammad Yuyuf (
The old Circuit House (main civil rest house) at Loralai. Some old residents of the city told me that they had personally come to meet Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and his son Wali Khan at this very place. Also reported was that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, late
The two vehicles of the Deputy Commissioner, Loralai (black one in foreground) and that of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (then Executive District Officer Revenue) bearing the same registration number LIA 1: putting the # 1 number plate is a matt
This intercity van was ready to leave Loralai on the morning we left for Ziarat - yes ready with a motorcycle tied upright - in riding position - on its top of its roof.
The stones of this structure which used to be a wall around the police lines in Loralai - situation right at the entry of the road from Quetta into the town (bang opposite the Deputy Commissioner's House) now lie littered on the road awaiting some fu
The very chaotic main bazar area in Loralai - all the traffic in and out of the town - gets stuck here for hours; the acting -Deputy Commissioner Malik Zaheer was stuck here the day I was there for 40 minutes trying to negotiate a distance under a ki
Signboard of a "Hiar" dresser - quite interesting writing on it: Why not cut away your troubles (meaning hair); it advertised "grooming service for grooms" (about to be married) with facials, threading and the whole lot.
A "pawinda (nomad's) tent pitched on the way from Musakhel to Murgha Kibzai
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