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May 10, 2020

40 Fascinating Color Photos Capture Everyday Life of Pakistan in the Late 1960s

Pakistan is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country and the 33rd-largest country, spanning 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

Created during the partition of India as a Muslim-majority region, Pakistan is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country, with similarly diverse geography and wildlife.

A middle power, Pakistan has the sixth-largest standing armed forces in the world and is also a nuclear power as well as a declared nuclear-weapons state. It is a member of the UN, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the OIC, the Commonwealth of Nations, the SAARC, the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, and is a major non-NATO ally.

These fascinating photos were taken by nickphoto21 that documented everyday life of Pakistan in late 1969 and early 1970.

Old Lahore bazaar

Old Lahore bazaar

Bhoe Asal

Chang Manga. A weaver at a village sits in the shade

Chang Manga. An open sewer runs down the centre of this village street whilst the buffalo lies in the sun

Kana Kacha. The village pond

Khanewal market

Khanewal market

Khanewal. Truck stop at Khanewal market

Kohat. Gun shop

Kot Radha Kishan. Wedding party

Lahore. Badshahi Mosque with the tomb of Ranjit Singh in the distance

Lahore. Badshahi Mosque

Lahore. Prayer mats for sale near the golden mosque

Lahore. Raiwind bazaar

Lahore. Restoration work at Nur Jahan's tomb

Lahore. Shalimar Gardens

Lahore. Shalimar Gardens

Lahore. The blindfolded buffalo grinds mustard seed at Raiwind

Lahore. The Chauburji

Lahore. The golden mosque

Lahore. The Mall

Lahore. The Zamzama or Kim's Gun made famous by Kipling's novel Kim

Lahore. Wazir Khan's mosque cental

Lahore. Wazir Khan's mosque

Okara town

Okara. Camel train

Okara. Tongas for hire at a bus station

Pakistan Western Railways

Pattoki. Cotton market

Pattoki. The entrance to Pattoki bazaar

Peshawar town

Peshawar. Mahabat Khan's mosque

Peshawar. Mahabat Khan's mosque

Peshawar. Qissa Khwani Bazaar

Peshawar. The leafy streets and houses for the wealthy

Sahiwal. One of the large irrigation canals of the region

The bazaars of old Lahore

The bazaars of old Lahore

The entrance to the Khyber Pass and North West Frontier tribal area




1 comment:

  1. I was at these places in '74, great memories, thanks for post :D

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