The Amazing Pakistan

Payaam Trust has started a new project; “Amazing Pakistan” through which they will show the world how ‘Amazing’ our Pakistan is. Share this album with all your friends who live here and outside Pakistan to help them plan their summer vacations!

This album hosts amazing pictures of Pakistan, taken with high-quality camera with expert precision in focus and theme of each picture. It shows the natural beauty of Pakistan, which is not known to most Pakistanis because of lack of awareness and because of apathy as well.

Katas Raj Temple

Located 40 km from Chakwaal in salt range of Pakistan. This is one of many forts, temples, and places of historical and archeological interest in the Salt Range, Punjab province of Pakistan, as this was part of the Hindu Kingdom of Kashmir in 10 AD. It is a picturesque sight. It’s been nominated for UNESCO world heritage site. Very popular among tourists.

Hingol National Park

Is this Grand Canyon or Texas?
No. It’s Hingol National Park of Baluchistan, Pakistan. It got Mysterious Mud mountains, beautiful blue water Hingol river, desert and deep blue Arabian sea. [3.5 hrs drive from Karachi on Makran coastal highway]

Cold Desert of Skardu

Cold Desert of Skardu in Pakistan. This is one of the most beautiful tourists attraction of Northern areas of Pakistan. There are huge sand plains in Skardu. In the background you can see snow covered mountains.
This is also the highest desert of world. Even Pakistanis don’t know about this beautiful desert!

Baifo Glacier

This is not Fox and Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. It’s Baifo Glacier of Pakistan. It’s about 200 km from Gilgit. [It is considered to be the most beautiful glacier of the world]. It is also called as “Heaven on Earth”.

Saindak & Reko Diq

The Land of Gold & Copper. This is Saindak Dam in the middle of Barren desert of Saindak-Reko diq, Baluchistan. [Located 50 km away from Iran Border near Taaftan]

Great Trango Tower

The east face of the Great Trango Tower (Height = 6,286 m or 20,608 ft) features the world’s greatest nearly vertical drop. [aka Tallest vertical mountain of world]. Located in Gilgit-Baltistan Region of Pakistan. This is one of the most difficult mountains to climb. A perfect attraction for Base Jumping, 2 Aussies made world record of base jumping here in 1992. A very few Pakistanis have knowledge about Trango!

Rohri to Quetta

This is an amazing view of a tunnel and bridge over a river on the railway track from “Rohri to Quetta”. This track passes through 20 tunnels and over 368 bridges. It’s the longest Railway gradient of world, and most scenic Railway ride of Asia. This track also extends from Quetta to Turkey through Iran!

Wall of Sindh in Ranikot

Is this Great Wall of China?
No. It’s Wall of Sindh in Ranikot [3 hrs drive from Karachi]. It’s the part of one of the Largest Fort in World, Fort of Ranikot.

Kund Malir Beach

Kund Malir Beach with desert ending on shore in Baluchistan, Pakistan. This beach and desert is adjacent to Hingol National Park. A Beach with Desert!

Ataabad Lake

Largest Lake on Earth in Hunza ,Pakistan. [Atabaad Lake]. This lake is the result of a natural disaster. Indeed a very beautiful lake – it can be a huge tourist attraction!

Astola Island

This is biggest island of Pakistan – “Astola Island” [near Pasni Baluchistan 40 km from shore]. It appears and disappears as water level rises, it appeared in March 1999; then disappeared now it has appeared 2 years back and it’s there. It releases Methane & other gases, which proves predictions of scientists of availability of Oil & Gas in Baluchistan sea bed.

Mud Volcano

This is a ‘Mud Volcano’. There are 80 mud volcanoes which are not active. [only 200 km away from Karachi]. These volcanoes keep the region save from any huge disaster. In Azerbaijan these mud volcanoes are million dollar tourist attraction but sadly we Pakistanis don’t even have knowledge about these volcanoes!

Lansdowne Bridge of Rohri

Lansdowne Bridge of Rohri, Pakistan. A marvel of Nineteenth century engineering, it was the the ‘longest “rigid” girder bridge in the world’ at that time. It’s one of it’s own kind, and gives a glimpse of Sydney harbor bridge.

Shehre-e-Roghan

Ancient City of ‘Shehre-e-Roghan’ near Jamshoro, Pakistan. This cave city is larger than any other in world. There are thousands of cave houses in rocks extends to 2 – 3 km. In Turkey and other European countries, these cave cities are million dollar tourists attraction. Locals say, this was constructed by Prince Saif-al-Maluk. Sad part, hardly only a Few Pakistanis know about this ancient wonder!

Arror Rock

“Arror Rock” [near Rohri in Sindh]. The shape of rock was caused by unknown natural forces.
There is also a Shrine on the top. In France, there is a famous similar shaped rock on sea shore caused by huge water waves but in the middle of barren Arror – such a shape is an Amazing Wonder. Near this wonder, there are ruins of Bin Qasim Masjid [First ever Masjid built in Subcontinent; during reign of Muhammad Bin Qasim]

Headmarala

Headmarala, Sialkot. Mountains of Jammu & Kashmir in the background.

Dudiptsar Lake, Kaghan Valley

Epic Lake Saif ul Muluk

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Tips for Successful Life

ONE – Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO – When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.

THREE – Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

FOUR – In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

FIVE – Don’t judge people by their relatives.

SIX – Talk slowly but think quickly..

SEVEN – When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’

EIGHT – Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.

NINE – When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

TEN – When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

ELEVEN – Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

I Only hope we find GOD again before it is too late!!

I received this e-mail some time back

My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. That’s what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn’t bother me a bit when people say, ‘Merry Christmas’ to me. I don’t think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn’t bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it’s just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.
In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How could God let something like this happen?’ (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

In light of recent events….. terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.

Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says ‘Thou shalt not kill’; ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ And we said OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem. We said an expert should know what he’s talking about. And we said okay. (Dr. Spock’s son committed suicide.)

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet? Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not, then just discard it . . . no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

By: Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary on CBS