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Greeks in Ancient Pakistan

The invasion of Alexander the Great of the territories, which now constitute Pakistan , was an event of great sagnificant not only because of the extraordinary nature of the military expenditure undertaken by one of the worlds greatest conquerors;but also because it was the first time that direct contacts were established between Europe & South [...]

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Pakistan’s fastest train between Lahore and Pindi

“The high-speed train will travel up to 140 km per hour, compared with a top speed of 100 km ph now reached by other trains. The high-speed trains will cut nearly one and a half hour off the typical five-hour Rawalpindi-to-Lahore trip”, he said this in news conference at Railway Headquarters here on Sunday.”

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More parks for Islamabad

The Capital Development Authority seems to have woken up to the need to make Islamabad a child-friendly city. The city has just one park for children called Japanese Park. Now the CDA has planned to construct playgrounds and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts at 17 different locations, a CDA official told Daily Times on Tuesday.

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Chefs flown in from Lahore for Pakistan food festival in Shimla

Gourmets thronged the ongoing Pakistani food festival being held in this picturesque city. Chefs flown in from Lahore would present around 200 preparations over the next few days. The ten-day festival is a sure invitation for foodies to delight their taste buds with the spicy Pakistani cuisine. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who opened [...]

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Pakistan’s first theme park

UK-based company, Deighton International has been awarded the contract to develop and operate Pakistan’s first theme park. The City District Government of Karachi chose the leisure and tourism planning, development and operation specialist over other shortlisted tenders from the US and the Middle East. Costing more than US$200m (£108m), the Karachi Beach theme park will [...]

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