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Guest Post - Memories of Swat - Kohistan Valley

Steve Wallace is a Textile Collector living in Australia and has kindly shared his memories of a visit to the Swat Valley three decades ago through this note. 1,650 more words

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The other world !!

The graveyard in Bumburet village where the kalashi people keep their dead and all their personal belongings in a wooden box. The Kalash tradition celebrates the deceased by singing praises and offering animal sacrifices in his name.

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Upper Dir valley, major sights to see !!

Starting clockwise from top right corner, Jahaz Banda top, Jhandrai village, Lowari top, Kalash valley, and Sheringal. All these places are located in the far northwest end of the country and relatively unexplored.

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Enter into a mythical heaven !!

This hanging bridge is the only entry point into the Kalash valley. The valley is some 30 kms south west of Chitral city and is accessible via a dangerous jeep track often blocked by landslides.

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Kalash Kumrat Kahani - 01

I’m back home after an eventful vacation in the Upper dir valley. Although things didn’t go according to plan, we had a solid backup. The lakes namely Jahaz dand (or Katora), Kandol, Spinkhor and Pari are unfortunately all covered in snow at this time of the year. 182 more words

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Pakistan clears out Tirah valley

Pakistani airstrikes in the Tirah valley area of Waziristan, along the border with Afghanistan, have killed 44 Taliban militants. Separate operations around Datta Khel killed another 16 militants according to the Pakistani military. 148 more words

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Dawn - ATC transfers cases against Sufi Mohammad to regular courts

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Peshawar, 19 April 2015. An anti-terrorism court accepted on Saturday two applications filed by Maulana Sufi Mohammad, chief of the banned Tehreek Nifaz-i-Shariat-i-Muhammadi (TNSM), and ordered transfer of two cases against him to regular courts. 248 more words

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