Hajra Saeed

Hajra Saeed

Hajra Saeed has been writing for the past 21 years. During her career she has contributed to various leading newspapers and magazines, but currently writes for the special supplements of 'The Nation'. She has written on a wide array of topics; however areas of interest are social issues, religion, philosophy and presenting a positive image of Pakistan. Has experience in content writing, technical writing, screenwriting and teaching. Likes to read, do online courses as well as social work.

ali mardan khan, lamia, folk tales, folk stories, pakistan, pakistani traditional stories, kashmir

Ali Mardan Khan and the Lamia

A Pakistani Folk Tale about Ali Mardan Khan Folk tales are stories that for centuries have been preserved orally, being handed down generation after generation, as there was no other means of safekeeping them. Folk tales are not only entertaining and engaging, but they are…

Amjad Pervez – Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

Mr. Amjad Pervez is an entrepreneur par excellence with 35 years of experience and has been residing in the UK for nearly 5 decades. He is associated with many fields such as food, healthcare, education etc and has a history of working in the international…

Cuisine of Peshawar: A Unique Flavour

Cuisine of Peshawar: What Makes it so Distinct? The Pashtuns, tribal people, indigenous peshawari families living in the walled city and Afghans all make up the population of Peshawar. Each community has its own specialty; and for generations has retained their flavors and techniques. However…

More Places to Visit in Peshawar

Peshawar has a lot to offer, so we will travel across the city to briefly look at some more fascinating places and one also finds tombs of sufis who made many efforts to promote Islam in the region. Peshawar Museum It is a matter of…

Peshawar – Gor Khatri & Bala Hissar Fort

This week we take a peek at two buildings of immense historical value; one that can be found in the center of the city and the other which can give you a panoramic view of not only Peshawar but the Valley too. Gor Khatri Sethi…

Peshawar – Mahabat Khan Mosque & Mohalla Sethian

Following we take a look at a spectacular specimen of Mughal architecture (the only one in Peshawar), as well as some rare residential buildings: Mahabat Khan Mosque Background You can reach it through Chowk Yaadgar as the entrance to the mosque is located in the…

Peshawar – A Pinnacle of Cultural Diversity

Peshawar is the ‘Gateway to Central Asia’. It was founded over 2000 years by the Kushan Kings of Gandhara and was called ‘Lotus Land’. Thereby from 2nd century AD to 7th century it remained a center of Gandharan civilization and a very significant place of…

Baluchi Rugs: Epitomizing their Culture Beautifully

The majority of Baluchis live in Pakistan. However they are also live in the western area of Afghanistan and in the South-Eastern border of Iran, thereby Baluchi rugs have a flavor of all three cultures. They make an excellent addition to the décor of the…

The Feisty Festivals of Kalash

The Kalash Valley is made up of three valleys. Birir is situated 34 km away from Chitral. Rumbur is 32 km away and Bumburet (the largest and most beautiful) is 36 km away. There are many colorful Festivals of Kalash that are celebrated in these…