Gujrat –kal aur aaj

Posted on February 3, 2010
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S.A.J. Shirazi While cities are dynamic centres of creativity, commerce and culture, these benefits are often undercut by environmental problems, lack of civic amenities, inefficient governance, and administration. Centuries old historic city Gujrat is a classic example where one can see all the hazards of urbanization. There are many tales about the remote origin of […]

Where Do Criminals Come From?

Posted on January 21, 2010
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By S.A.J. Shirazi Violent crimes have been at historic up nationwide; they are rising sharply in all cities. The rise seems to have been set off by something more bewildering. Imagine Lahore only ten years ago: It was a different city; socially cohesive, closely knit. Young children could go visiting neighbors or to nearby shopping […]

Dera Ghazi Khan

Posted on September 24, 2009
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S.A.J. Shirazi There were many things on my schedule when I travelled from Multan to Quetta by road instead of rail: to see the tomb of Ghazi Khan, to visit famous Fort Monro and familiarize myself with this less travelled route to Quetta. The photo above shows the entrance of a Government High School in […]