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Managing Pindi’s historical inner city buildings

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 7, 2014. Islamabad – Rawalpindi’s historic inner city might gain long-term benefits and deserved recognition for its history and heritage through an ongoing pilot project, which aims to integrate management of historic resources with policies of urban development. The Rawalpindi […]

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Pindi’s Imperial Market: From video to cellular

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 21, 2013. Islamabad – For the past 22 years, Imran Ghauri had been selling electronics at a shop in Rawalpindi’s famous Imperial Market. But six months ago, the 43-year-old Ghauri said he was forced to make the move so many […]

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Development allocations for the Twin Cities mostly for existing projects

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jun 13, 2013. Islamabad – The government has allocated Rs28.9 billion for development projects in the twin cities in the Public Sector Development Programme 2013-14, but less than one-fifth of the allocations went to new schemes. Only Rs4.8 billion were allocated […]

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Elections 2013: Punjab Assembly results show a dent in PML-N’s total domination

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 14, 2013. Islamabad – The contest for Punjab Assembly seats in the Rawalpindi district proved to be a two-horse race, with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) sharing The two parties finished one-two in the results of […]

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Elections 2013: Twin Cities vote for change

This article was published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Rawalpindi/Islamabad – Polling started in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi smoothly amid fear and hope of perceived ‘change’. The process was marred by mismanagement and anomalies in the voters’ list and ballot papers. The polling started at 8am in almost all polling stations, […]

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In the Twin Cities, toxic air pollutant above global permissible limit

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 12, 2013. Islamabad – The federal capital’s air quality might be slightly better than Rawalpindi’s, but both cities are on the wrong side of the international limit for an air pollutant. Researchers at the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) monitored the […]

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Pindi’s Great Grato Jalebi

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 19, 2012. Rawalpindi – Muhammad Umair is holding an open pouch made of cotton cloth in his right hand. With a twirling motion, he moves it skillfully over a hot karahi, and a thick stream of batter trickles down into […]

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