Tag Archives: Wagah

The GT Road Blog

NPR correspondents are taking the historic Grand Trunk Road  from the Bay of Bengal in the east to the Hindu Kush mountains in the west, across the Indian subcontinent.  They talk about life along the route. This is the first post from when they arrived in Pakistan, last month. We hope to reproduce, over the next few days, here on PTH, their thoughts and impressions on the journey through Pakistan.

In Pakistan, The Grand Trunk Road Is ‘An Expression Of Hope’

By Steve Inskeep

Our colleague Philip Reeves began this journey by struggling to find the beginning of the Grand Trunk Road. We had no such problem finding where it crossed into Pakistan. Here the highway crosses one of the more heavily fortified borders on earth. Continue reading



Filed under culture, Heritage, Identity, India, Pakistan, Travel

A Letter to the Editor

Here are two fairly commonplace, albeit not random, news items from two leading English dailies, and a letter to the editor:

1.                                The News November November 19, 2009


Taliban did not attack GHQ: JI chief
Rally denounces ‘US interference’ in Pakistan’s affairs

By Muhammad Anis

ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Central Amir, Syed Munawwar Hasan, on Wednesday claimed that the Taliban had not attacked the GHQ rather India and the United States were behind the attack. Continue reading


Filed under Pakistan, Taliban, War On Terror