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The treasure of Derawar Fort

by Salman Rashid

When Derawar capitulated, Shah Hasan sent in his most trusted officers to collect the treasure stored within. And it was no mean taking, we are told

My friend and guru, the peerless Obaidullah Baig, many years ago told me of having heard that when Alexander was in the vicinity of Larkana, he had a treasure sent away to be secreted in a desert fort. It had been said that the treasure was placed in the charge of Alexander’s general Nearchus who was told to travel seven days in a north-easterly direction until he reached this fort in the desert. There, said my guru, Nearchus deposited the treasure in an underground vault. There, he also said, it rests to this day for it has not been discovered. Continue reading

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