Muhammad Hassan Miraj

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Famed for its palaces across India, Bahawalpur basked in the aura of royalty. Updated Dec 18, 2013 12:29pm

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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