Daily Archives: June 16, 2008

Forget thy past

In conversation this world as events unfold,
The views and opinion in its arrival and shades
Pour out they the story and its effect and lives
Now an entity of this world, please smile now
“Forget thy past”, they say, you belong to us

Out there in the distance, hidden and gone
In search for a familiar face and gestures
Not to be found in here, as I crawl through
This labyrinth of emotion and separation
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Historical Rawat Fort needs preservation

Faisal Kamal Pasha’s report

Rawalpindi: Being a trade route and a way towards their final destination of the conquerors from Central Asia that was the throne of Dehli, Pothohar region bears its historical and strategic importance and that is why the conquerors built forts here in this region to consolidate their positions.

The information displayed at Rawat Fort’s by archaeology department reveals that it was built in early 15th century by Salteen-e-Dehli. However there are some contradictions about the historical background of this fort.

According to some historians, the fort was built by Sultan Masood, son of Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi in 1036 AD while some other books of history reveal that Sarang Khan, the leader of Gakhar tribes in Pothohar, built the fort. Continue reading

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