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The Powerless Pilgrims

The powerless pilgrims

The death toll of pilgrims killed in Mina during Eidul Azha has apparently almost doubled. According to the Associated Press, nearly 1,400 people are now believed to have died in…

A new game changer

I have finally introduced the Gandhara Corridor Bill in the National Assembly after much homework. During my visits to foreign countries, I study how these societies live. After a comprehensive…

Start of a new era

The start of 2022 – a new year – proved to be very fruitful for my sincere efforts when on January 1 an international delegation of Hindu pilgrims, belonging to…

Goodbye 2021

If 2020 was termed the year of unimaginable losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, then 2021 must be considered a year of hope, during which the process of…

Historic yatra

On November 24, a delegation of international pilgrims led by Shri Guru Maharaj from Anandpur Sahid, India landed at Peshawar Airport to visit the samadhi (shrine) of Shri Param Hans…

Why not Pakistan?

Recently I was asked to give a briefing on the Gandhara Corridor in a high level meeting of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), attended by federal ministers and the…

‘Darshan’ for tourism

When we travel, we either discover America or succeed in finding ourselves. This is a lesson good enough for any country’s foreign policy, tourism policy and even economic policy. A…

Pakistan’s blue economy

I recently attended the week-long maritime security workshop (MARSEW-6) organized at PN War College under the auspices of the Pakistan Navy. The session concluded yesterday (Dec 14), and I now…

Gandhara dreams

Today, I can count myself among the few luckiest people in the world who have seen their dream come true in their own lifetime. Honourable Buddhist monks from Thailand, Nepal,…