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5 ( out of a long list)

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Number 1 on my list is ,The Lake of Fairies – Jheel Saif ul malook

I want to visit this lake in all seasons ( though it is very difficult  in winter or rain, due to rough tracks and bad weather condition), but the view of Lake is so unique and beautiful in different weathers.

Saiful Muluk (Urdu: جھیل سیف الملوک‎) is an alpine lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley (34°52′37.34″N 73°41′37.71″E), near the town of Naran. It is in the north east of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. At an altitude of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level it is amongst one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. There is also a similar named fictional story associated with the lake.

The weather here is moderate during day time while the temperature drops to minus degrees at night.

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Saiful_Muluk

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NUMBER 2 on my list is a very adventurous track, Gorakh Hills , Sindh

Gorakh (Urdu: گورکھ‎, Sindhi: گورک ) is a Hill Station of Sindh, Pakistan. It is situated at an elevation of 5,688 ft (1,734 m) in the Kirthar Mountains, 94 kilometres (58 mi) north west of Dadu city. Gorakh Hill Station is situated on one of the highest plateaus of Sindh, spread over 2,500 acres (10 km2), and due to its surroundings it attracts nature lovers. Due to its elevation, it lies in a special climatic zone, with the temperature falling below zero degrees during winter and generally staying below 20 °C even in summer, with about 120 mm of rainfall annually on average. source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorakh_Hill

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Number 3 : Kalaash , Chitral , Pakistan

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalash

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Number 4: Korakurm highway through the Khunjrab Pass

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) is the highest paved international road in the world.It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass, at an elevation of 4,693 metres (15,397 ft).Connecting China’s Xinjiang region with autonomous region of Gilgit–Baltistan and Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the road is a popular tourist attraction. Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is sometimes referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World. source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakoram_Highway

Khunjerab Pass (elevation 4,693 metres or 15,397 feet) is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan’s Gilgit–Baltistan Hunza – Nagar District on the southwest border of the Xinjiang region of China. Its name is derived from Wakhi ‘Khun’ means Home and ‘Jerav’ means spring water/water falling.

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khunjerab_Pass

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NUMBER 5 : NIGHT’S OF QUETTA, which are suppose to be  the most dreamy nights in Pakistan.

Quetta (Urdu: کوئٹہ‎, Pashto: کوېټه, Balochi: کویته ) is the provincial capital and largest city of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Quetta is also known as the Fruit Garden of Pakistan, due to the numerous fruit orchards in and around it, and the large variety and abundance of fruits and dry fruits produced there. It also has a diversified plant and animal wildlife. Quetta is situated at an average elevation of 1,680 meters (5,510 feet)above sea level,making it Pakistan’s only high-altitude major city. The population of the city is estimated to be approximately one million.This makes it one of the major cities of Pakistan.

source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetta

 

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A cup of tea !

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Before coming online i was making tea for family.

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We use to take tea after dinner , lunch , in breakfast and when there is nothing to do, WE TAKE TEA. Not only in my home but all over the Pakistan making it the 3rd largest tea importer in the world. Anyway , I make a cup of tea for you as well 🙂

Enjoy

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Anyway ,i want to share something which really surprised me ,may be because it matters a lot to me and every Pakistani.

I went to my Parents home yesterday and spend few hours in our small library where i cleaned up the books and re-arranged them. While arranging the books i saw the book which is based on a research. Research title was women farm workers in Sindh, done by Mr.Veerji Kohli and assisted and financed by http://mehergarh.org/ and German Embassy.

I read this book before but could not stop to read it again. As i opened the book , turned the pages i saw this page (GLOSSARY)

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And the SURPRISE ..Rupee definition is :

60 PKR = 1 $

Goshh … when was that ? in 1990 ? this book is too old ??  PKR was not so bad against $ !! My first thought

but then my mind insisted , No Not at all Afsheen ! you read this book just few years back.

I quickly checked the year of publishing and it was 2007. I was astonished and told this to my Abu (Father) as it is a BREAKING NEWS OF TODAY but he smiled and said ” Dollar was only 40.9 in Year 2000 and even lesser than this in earlier years” and i was just thinking what happened to PKR ? Major currency down fall , which is obviously not making me happy 😦

and yeah i forget to mention , these days RUPEE definition is :

108.465 PKR = 1 $

Whatever the reason i wish to see my currency a better and stronger one. May Allah help us ! Ameen