On The Plateau
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Outside of Rohtas Fort are places lost by history but alive in stories. 'Stories you enjoy listening to, over a cup of tea and a cigarette, under the setting rays of sun.'
Catching the trail from a seasoned patwari from Gujar Khan, following the remote routes into the rural heart of Potohar, refueling our car from an unorthodox gas station with quite an unorthodox filling mechanism, we eventually knocked at the doorsteps of Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan e Haider.
... those who continued to fight even after the surrender ... with their names becoming immortal and their tales, a source of inspiration the tale of lion-heart and immortal Mahfooz ...
Moments of solitude, meditating with nature, and rediscovering the simplicity of the universal language. All this in the company of some caring friends conspiring to make that happen.
Roman Baths of Pakistan The group explores the wilderness of Potohar, reaching out to a tricky landscape with hanging rocks on one side and gradually sloping thickly vegetated landmass on the other. From a source deep underground, springs flow out accumulating in the square crevices extending down below forming a series of terraced ponds with shiny blue waters.
The Jewel of Salt Range Springs ooze out from the mountain cracks, making a ring of waterfalls that fall below shaping up into a lake. Emerald waters glowing in the sun reveal the underwater delights, the stones and pebbles, the reef patterned ridges and fish and crabs.