Where does that soccer ball come from? Probably right here in Sialkot

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 14 February 2014

Sialkot is a city and capital of Sialkot District, located north-east of the Punjab province in Pakistan.You might know the area as the birthplace of one of the country’s founders. But this is also where up to 60 million soccer balls are produced every year, making up to 70% of the world’s total production. Other […]

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Amazing photos of giant spider webs in trees in Pakistan

Alva Bernadine Reader Find

By Alva Bernadine in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 November 2011

At first sight I thought these trees were a Photoshop confection, but nature is often more ingenious than the human imagination. What looks like dirty candy floss is actually spider webs, where they climbed trees to escape the recent Pakistan floods.

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Pakistan After Bin Laden: a VBS TV documentary

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By Josh Gardiner in Video on Saturday 30 July 2011

This is part one of a two part episode of VBS TV’s intrepid Pakistan Trilogy, which began with the Webby Award Winning Gun Markets in Pakistan in 2006 and was followed by The Taliban in Pakistan in 2010.

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Huma Bhabha

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 13 February 2008

Pakistani-born sculptor Huma Bhabha captures the destructive, but ultimately temporal nature of mankind with her totemic pieces built out of discarded and found materials. Her figurative work looks like Easter Island heads and other such ruins from forgotten civilizations. *You drag rusted-out refrigerators and bits of confetti home thinking you’ll ‘use them’ some day? You […]

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