The lost whaling station at the end of the world

Once British sailors were a big part of the whaling industry in the southern hemisphere. Now only rusting buildings and ship skeletons remain, where once thriving whaling stations were, writes Adam Nicholson.

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Karachi burning as MQM workers protest against arrest

Beautiful Pakistani province of Balochistan

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36 hours in Lahore

(by Paul · in Uncategorized) A popular travel column in the New York Times called “36 hours in…” has covered over 700 cities ranging from Lijiang, China to New Haven, Connecticut.

But never a city in Pakistan.

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The world’s largest democracy hit the ballot

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Pakistan International Airlines will be getting new A-320 planes soon

(by Parvez Jabri) ISLAMABAD: National Assembly was informed Wednesday that new A-320-200 aircrafts will start joining Pakistan International Airlines fleet from current month.

Minister of State for Cabinet Secretariat and Parliamentary Affairs Aftab Sheikh told the House the government has approved financing for acquisition of 11 narrow body aircrafts on dry lease. “These aircrafts will be . . . → Read More: Pakistan International Airlines will be getting new A-320 planes soon

23rd March celebrations in pictures

Pakistan Day parades evoke national pride and mark the commemoration of the Lahore Resolution.

A Navy band performs the national anthem during Pakistan National Day at the tomb of Quaid-i-Azam in karachi on March 23, 2014. Pakistan National Day commemjorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution, when a separate nation for the Muslims of . . . → Read More: 23rd March celebrations in pictures

Kashmir Paradiso

A collection of photos of Kashmir and its breathtaking landscapes.

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Movenpick Hotels US$30 Mil in Karachi

Undeterred by lawlessness, crime and terrorism in the city, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts is going to invest up to $30 million in the next few years to renovate its Karachi property.

The 407-room building located in the city’s pricey business district was known as Sheraton Hotel as recently as January 1. But Arabian Sea . . . → Read More: Movenpick Hotels US$30 Mil in Karachi

India’s leprosy colony

It is perhaps one of the world’s most misunderstood infectious diseases. Believed by many to be both incurable and highly contagious, leprosy is, in fact, neither.

If caught and treated early enough, disability can be averted. But if left untreated, it can cause progressive and permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes.

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