01 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 5, 1435

Discovering Pakistan: 2

This gallery comprises striking photographs of hidden wonders from different cities in Pakistan photographed by Humayun Memon | 18% grey

A bridge over the Chenab River - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A bridge over the Chenab River - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A Catholic Church in Bahawalpur - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A Catholic Church in Bahawalpur - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Protestant Church - Multan  - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Protestant Church - Multan - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A stall outside a shrine selling religious memorabilia - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A stall outside a shrine selling religious memorabilia - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Noor Mahal - Bahawalpur  - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Noor Mahal - Bahawalpur - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Noor Mahal - Bahawalpur - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Noor Mahal - Bahawalpur - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Detail of a Shrine in Uch Sharif - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Detail of a Shrine in Uch Sharif - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Karachi city as seen from above - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Karachi city as seen from above - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Golden Dome of Sikh Gurdwara - Lahore - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Golden Dome of Sikh Gurdwara - Lahore - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
GPO - Lahore - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
GPO - Lahore - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Beach off Mubarak Village, Karachi - 5:23 a.m - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Beach off Mubarak Village, Karachi - 5:23 a.m - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
The Door to the Lahore Fort - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
The Door to the Lahore Fort - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A view of the clifton beach from a rooftop - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A view of the clifton beach from a rooftop - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
The Shrine of Bibi Jiwani at Uch Sharif.  - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
The Shrine of Bibi Jiwani at Uch Sharif. - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Jain Temple - Multan (which is now being used as a Madrassa) - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Jain Temple - Multan (which is now being used as a Madrassa) - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Abbassi Family Tombs - Cholistan - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Abbassi Family Tombs - Cholistan - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A kid feeding pigeons outside a shrine in Multan - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
A kid feeding pigeons outside a shrine in Multan - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Shrines at Uch Sharif - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
Shrines at Uch Sharif - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
12:45am - Sammarsatta - Punjab - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey
12:45am - Sammarsatta - Punjab - Photo by Humayun M | 18% grey

Comments (5) (Closed)


Truthsucks
Dec 23, 2011 12:52pm
Most of the domes were temples or stupas, Muslim invaders demolished and constructed Mosques, this is Truth. Invaders are worshiped as heros in pakistan ! strange !
raj sharma
Dec 23, 2011 06:23pm
it would have been much better if this would have preserved as such as a heritage site any way there is hardly any jain remain in PAKISTAN.
raika45
Dec 23, 2011 07:29pm
The idea of a Pakistan as portrait in the world press of a nation in turmoil could be shown in a different light here.Unfortunately it does not work here.Only rarely Dawn gives us insights of the real Pakistan.The one we want to know and relate with.
aam_admi
Dec 23, 2011 08:43pm
Pakistanis need to revisit their history . The plunder that the muslim invaders did and converted beautiful temples and stupas into mosques and madarassas symbolizes the ethos of the land . I am not sure whether they should be proud of their history.I have rarely seen majority Islam coexisisting peacefully with other minority religions and unfortunately Pakistan which started as a progressive Islamic state has become an increasingly intloerant state.
rashid zaidi
Dec 28, 2011 08:41pm
That is a tragedy. When differences arise a lot suffers. There are perhaps no Jains in Pakistan there not many in India itself, however the art and stone work is a cultural heritage of the land and its people. This should be preserved and possibily restored for people to enjoy it in the future.