Over 4000 Varieties of Pakistani flatbread

By Azam Gill, France (2nd SSC) In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle famously complained: “How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?” Five years later, when he visited Pakistan, had he realized that Field Marshal Mohammed Ayub Khan was busy governing a nation with over 4,400 varieties […]

Sword of Honour and COAS Cane Winners at OTS Kohat & OTS Mangla

Compiled by Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (R), 2nd SSC When Pakistan got independence on 14 August 1947, there was an acute shortage of commissioned officers in Royal Pakistan Army. There was no Military Academy to train the cadets who could join the Army as commissioned officers. PMA was hurriedly established at Kakul, Abbotabad. 66 […]

Group Photo of UCC-3 at Military College of Engineering Risalpur 1991

Military College of Engineering Risalpur Unit Commanders Course-3 (5 Jan 1991 to 14 March 1991). 15 Course mates (14 student and 1 DS) are in this photo, rest are Directing Staff, Allied students and officers from other courses. Sitting: 1. Maj Sohail Shafiq (ABD-4), 2. Maj Kamran Gul Abdullah (SSH-1) Senior Student, 3. Maj Mushtaq […]

Protected: Demise of Maj Muhammad Iyas Malik, Engrs (GHR-4)

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‘Milan Bespoke’ – An Ultimate in Custom Made Clothing for Men & Women

‘Milan Bespoke’, a Hong Kong based Custom made clothing firm, has revolutionized how men and women wear suits every day. They appreciate that each customer has a unique vision, hence they always pursue to clothe them accordingly. Their clothes are in line with the latest fashions in vogue. They deliver only the best. What does […]

US Dollar vs Pakistani Rupee Exchange Rates since 1947

Compiled by Rashid Zia Cheema Year Pak Rupees Year Pak Rupees Year Pak Rupees 1947 N.A. 1972 8.6814 1997 41.1115 1948 3.3085 1973 9.9942 1998 45.0467 1949 3.3085 1974 9.9000 1999 49.5007 1950 3.3085 1975 9.9000 2000 53.6482 1951 3.3085 1976 9.9000 2001 61.9272 1952 3.3085 1977 9.9000 2002 59.7238 1953 3.3085 1978 9.9000 2003 […]

‘Escape from Paradise’

By Tariq Masud Editor’s Note: Mr. Tariq Masud joined Civil Service in 1960 and held many important positions in AJ&K and Federal Governments. After his retirement he settled in Islamabad. Tariq Masud was among the Muslims who fled from Kashmir towards Pakistan. This is his eyewitness account of the harrowing events of November 1947 in […]

“Pindi Memoirs by a Sikh son of the Soil (Part 4)”

By Kanwarjit Singh Malik Editor’s Note: Kanwarjit Singh Malik was born in Rawalpindi in 1930. His family moved to India at the time of Partition in 1947. He joined the Indian Air Force and after the retirement, served as a senior captain in Air India and Air Lanka. He is writing a book titled ‘From Khyber to Kanyakumari […]

Nostalgic Newspapers Advertisements of Pakistan

Ford Motors Ad by Eastern Automobiles, The Mall, Lahore, 1939. This ad was published in Daily Inqalab, Lahore on November 7, 1939. Photo Courtesy: Mr. Amjed Saleem Alvi. Pak Air Ad in a Newspaper, 1948. Pakistan Airways (also known as Pak Air or Pak Airways) was founded in 1948 with its headquarters in Karachi. It was […]

Sardar Muhammad Abdul Qayyum Khan: An Obituary

By Tariq Masud Editor’s Note: Mr.Tariq Masud was born in Jammu, migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and lived in Rawalpindi for many years. He studied in Gordon College, 1952-57. After obtaining a law degree from Lahore, he joined Civil Service in 1960. He held many important positions in AJ&K and Federal Governments, including Additional Chief […]