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Muhammad Hassan Miraj

A letter from Siachen

A letter from Siachen

This letter is one of several that the author wrote to his wife when he was stationed at the glacier. Updated Apr 07, 2017 03:18pm
Uch Sharif — II

Uch Sharif — II

Of these graves, the oldest, belongs to Jalal ud Din Surkhposh. This 14th century father-saint of South Punjab was... Published Jun 30, 2014 10:35am
Murder in Rabwah

Murder in Rabwah

Dr Mehdi Ali Qamar is today’s count for the self-righteous in Pakistan. Updated May 28, 2014 01:07pm
The legend of Rohi - II

The legend of Rohi - II

Haq is far away from the rigid dialectic of religiosity. His eyes, however, speak of a faith born out of redemption. Published Feb 17, 2014 04:13pm
The Almond Tree: A book review

The Almond Tree: A book review

The book is a literal transportation to where the blurred line between faith and patriotism is crossed over. Updated Feb 15, 2014 05:59pm
The legend of Rohi – I

The legend of Rohi – I

Like an explorer's destiny, the dunes of Cholistan shift their location but never alter their temperament. Updated Jan 27, 2014 09:37pm
Yaar Musadiq

Yaar Musadiq

Like so many artists in the country, Musadiq also had a share in asking for the freedoms that others feared. Updated Jan 17, 2014 08:02pm
Channan Pir

Channan Pir

As the word spread that young Channan was reciting the Kalma his destiny as crown prince came to abrupt end. Updated Dec 27, 2013 06:48pm
Sadiq Dost

Sadiq Dost

Famed for its palaces across India, Bahawalpur basked in the aura of royalty. Updated Dec 18, 2013 12:29pm
The famous Four - Part IV

The famous Four - Part IV

Once the point of origin of Holi, Navratri in today’s Multan is as quiet as Eid in the Austrian city of Graz. Updated Dec 03, 2013 02:19pm
The famous Four – Part III

The famous Four – Part III

From architecture to linguistics and calligraphy to modesty, most artistic effects in Multan carry a Sufi blessing. Published Nov 18, 2013 02:25pm
The famous Four – Part II

The famous Four – Part II

The religions that valued life and property were exploited to prey upon the lives and property of others. Updated Nov 11, 2013 07:46pm
The famous Four – Part I

The famous Four – Part I

A group of historians insist that in order to off-set the devil, many saints made Multan their home. Updated Nov 18, 2013 01:36pm
The other name for Chak 72/10-R

The other name for Chak 72/10-R

On the darkest day in Khanewal, the fire that engulfed the village only died because there was nothing left to burn. Published Oct 29, 2013 01:57pm
Khanewal: Sweet Waters – II

Khanewal: Sweet Waters – II

During partition, some residents were so confident about their return that they took their house keys with them. Updated Oct 21, 2013 02:43pm
Khanewal: Sweet waters

Khanewal: Sweet waters

The city is surrounded by villages which now lie within the Indian border where people live with unpartitioned hearts. Updated Oct 21, 2013 01:11pm
The darkness doesn’t go away

The darkness doesn’t go away

The Gurudwara at Makhdoom Pur has survived both, the paintbrush and the faith of the maintenance staff. Published Sep 30, 2013 04:36pm
The Kot of Kamalia

The Kot of Kamalia

Now famous for its khaddar, the city is as introverted as the spinning wheel. Published Sep 16, 2013 06:52pm