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Subject : Pakistan's history's Powerful Images
A powerful image can take us back in time, and give us a better understanding of who we are and where we come from. Here are some
August 1947 – Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi

As slogans of “Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad! Pakistan Zindabad!” echoed, Jinnah along with his sister, Fatima Jinnah, on August 7, 1947, landed in Karachi — a week before Pakistan became recognised as a separate nation.


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January 2011 – Raymond Davis, US diplomat kills two in Lahore

On January 26, Raymond Davis shot two men at a traffic signal of Qartaba Chowk, Lahore after which he fled from the scene. Davis claimed that it was an act of self-defence. Soon after US embassy claimed that Davis had diplomatic immunity.
On March 26, Davis was acquitted after 18 relatives of the dead men pardoned him in court under Pakistan’s Sharia law. The judgement came as family members claimed to have received a sum of $2 million in blood money from Davis.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:29:32 PM

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May 2011 – Osama bin Laden killed

On May 2, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead in a night-time helicopter raid by US covert forces at a compound in Abbottabad. Following the success of the operation led by US Navy SEALs, a senior US official announced that Bin Laden had been buried at sea.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:32:19 PM

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November 2011 - NATO attack on Pakistan check post

An attack by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) helicopters killed at least 24 security personnel and injured 12 soldiers on a Pakistani check post in Salala, located in the Tehsil Bayzai area of Mohmand Agency on the Pak-Afghan border. As a result of the attack, Pakistan immediately closed all NATO supplies to Afghanistan.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:34:44 PM

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April 2012 – Avalanche hits Siachen Glacier

An avalanche at at Gayari sector near Siachen Glacier buried over 130 soldiers and members of civil defence staff. It was noted as the worst avalanche that the Pakistani military ever experienced in the area.
While troops with sniffer dogs, aided by helicopters, were frantically trying to find signs of life in the deep snow after the avalanche engulfed the camp in mountainous Gayari, Siachen, heavy machinery was flown in from Rawalpindi.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:36:07 PM

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September 2012 – Baldia Factory fire

On September 11, 2012, Ali Enterprises, a garment factory on the outskirts of Karachi caught fire and took away the lives of 259 workers trapped inside.
Even though it has been three years, the investigators have to rely on the owners’ claims to establish the cause of the fire. There is no scientific evidence. It was recently revealed that an extortionist group was behind the attack.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:40:11 PM

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January 2013 – Hazaras refuse to bury their loved ones

Following a deadly bus bombing that killed dozens of pilgrims in Mastung, families and community members staged a huge protest in the provincial capital with the bodies of the victims.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:41:55 PM

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May 2013 – Pakistanis come out to vote

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) the overall voter turnout in the 2013 general elections was recorded at 55.02% — a much higher percentage than elections since the 80s.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:47:16 PM

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June 2013 – Pakistan gets its only war-ready female fighter pilot

Hailing from Bahawalpur, 26-year-old Ayesha Farooq is the first and only female war pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Being the first of six female fighter pilots in the force to pass qualify for battle, Farooq is set to fly missions in a Chinese-made F7PG fighter jet alongside her 24 male colleagues. Women joining the air force is seen as less of a taboo now as Pakistan currently has 316 women in the air force whereas it had only about 100 five years agothe first and only female war pilot in the air force.


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June 2013 – Ziarat burnt down

Militants blew up Jinnah’s residency in Ziarat, the building where Quaid spent the last days of his life with his sister Fatima Jinnah in 1948, a year after Pakistan came into being. Soon after the attack, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility, who also removed Pakistan’s flag from the building, replacing it with the BLA flag.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:53:02 PM

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September 2013 – Peshawar church attack

A twin suicide bombing killed over 80 people at a service at All Saints Church in Peshawar, officials said, in what is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:54:36 PM

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January 2014 - A student gives his life to save thousand others

Aitizaz Hasan, sacrificed his life while trying to prevent a suicide attack on his school, on January 6, 2014. There were nearly 2,000 students in the school at the time the attack occurred.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 04:58:54 PM

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June 2014 – Operation Zarb e Azb begins

Operation Zarb-e-Azb was started against militants in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and after a year, military forces claim to have killed at least 2,763 militants since the offensive was launched.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:03:39 PM

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December 2014 – Attack on Army Public School, Peshawar

APS auditorium right after the attack.

A group of four friends has been reduced to just two friends after the attack.
At least 141 people, including 132 children and nine staff members of the school, were killed when unidentified armed men opened fire on an army-run school, leaving the country in tears.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:05:22 PM

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March 2015 – Pakistan Day Parade after 7 years

The annual Pakistan Day parade was last held in 2008 before authorities abandoned it because of fears it could be targeted as militants increased their attacks on the military.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:09:51 PM

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May 2015 – International cricket returns to Pakistan

After increased security concerns were addressed, Zimbabwe cricket team accepted an invitation to play in Pakistan, marking the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. The teams played a series comprising of two T20s and three ODIs.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:12:47 PM

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June 2015 – Heatwave in Pakistan kills over 1,000

With the temperatures over 42 degrees Celsius, the worst heat wave to hit Karachi for nearly 35 years took over 1,000 lives. Morgues ran out of space and residents rushed to supply over-stretched public hospitals.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:16:13 PM

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August 2015 – Shuja Khanzada killed

Punjab Home Minister Col (retd) Shuja Khanzada was killed along with 16 others in a suicide blast at his political office in Shadi Khan near Attock on August 16. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:20:27 PM

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October 2015 – Earthquake kills over 200 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Landslide in Hunza as a result of the earthquake.
October once again turned out to be the cruellest month in Pakistan. On October 26, Pakistan relived the horror when a major earthquake centred in the Hindu Kush – the 800km mountain range that stretches between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan – killed more than 200 people in the two countries and injured hundreds of others, sending shockwaves as far as New Delhi.


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Posted on December, 11 2015 05:26:14 PM

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very historical topic thanks lescol brother for share this history with us.

#HistoryOfPower

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Posted on December, 17 2015 10:06:23 PM