Sunday, January 18, 2015

Travel Out of Multan - Go Straight to Dubai

You will reach Dubai by direct flight in 3 hrs which is half the time you reach Lahore via Bus. Direct flight return tickets starts with 40,000 PKR
People come to Dubai for Europe and America which has a much longer route. Pakistan is very near to Dubai luckily.

20 Must TO Do Things in Dubai


Free best things 



1- Downtown Dubai Sheik Zayed road (sky scrapers in a line)
2- Burj Khalifa from outside (world tallest building) (going inside is very costly AED 400)
3- Mall of Dubai (world's largest mall) (Mall is free going inside aquarium needs money)
4- Dont miss Dubai's dancing fountains start at evening near mall of dubai and goto souk al Bahar too nearby
(1 2 3 and 4 are in close proximity)
5- Marina Walk an amazing 7km walk with apartment buildings around and at end is world's tallest block. It also has free beach named marina beach.
6- Ibne Batoota Mall (different from Mall of Dubai and Mall of Emirates)
7- Burj Al Arab from outside and its public beach

Now thing with a little amount of money

8- Must travel via Dubai Metro where a train station is better than five star hotel here (though Mono Rail and Tram also run in some areas but metro is metro)
9- Global Village where every country has a huge pavillion and its goods, culture and eatables are found.

 Paid things and heavy prices

10- Atlantis at the Palm island: You must go there via monorail and see their beach, water park (aquaventure water park) and may also visit their aquarium (lost chambers). Everything is highly paid here. Other attractions are Sea lions and dolphin meeting in close proximity
11- Have one day for Desert Safari Package. Its fun. Will take your whole day and yes off course money.
12- Jetski or water sports in Dubai are amazing AED 600 for one hr (Kite surfing I did not avail)
13- Mall of Emirates is just a mall and free entry but inside is an artificial ice rink and skii resort and meet a penguin in close contact (all are highly paid)
14- One day for three things in Abu Dhabi where you must visit SZ mosque and then spend whole the day at Ferrari world and adjoining water park in a single ticket.
15- Bur Dubai Deira Dubai and Gold Souk and Spice Soukes (Affordable things and a different look of city) Ride a boat to cross the sea in just AED 1. On other side see Dubai  museum one of its own kind

 Things I could not make due to limited time but I recomend

16-Wild wadi water park near Burj Al Arab is an alternative to aquaventure (I did not visit)
17- Miracle Garden (I could not visit)
18- Low flight Helicopter tour to down town in just AED 800 (I could not make)
19- Hint Hunt is a popular thing to do with friends, you can google about (I could not make)
20- Last but not least is free fall sky dive is commercial there

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chief secretary for retrieval of Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan's land

 Multan's land

The Punjab government has decided to retrieve 180-acre land of Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture, Multan, from the tenants.
This was decided by Punjab Chief Secretary Naveed Akram Cheema in the DCOs conference held a couple of days ago. Showing displeasure over the failure of retrieving the land proposed for Nawaz Sharif Agriculture University extension from tenants, the chief secretary had directed the DCO Multan to get the land vacated from the grabbers. At least, 27 peasant families have been demanding ownership rights to the land, arguing they have tilled it for decades.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif during his visit to Multan here the other day had also sought report from the DCO on the issue. DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal told the CM Punjab that the land owned by the farmers would soon be retrieved, sources in Multan City district government said.
Shahbaz Sharif said that he wanted to change the fate of the neglected region through educational revolution. He said that the Agri University would be a major addition to the development of the region.
Moreover, the CM also showed satisfaction pertaining to the polio eradication, healthcare, land record computerisation, and District Development Programme (DDP) etc, sources said.
The CM’s visit to Multan was to approve the Metro Bus for the city like it was established in Lahore besides judging other development schemes.
The DCO said that the district administration would resolve the issue cordially so that there would be no loss to the farmers. He said that the issue of varsity land had been taken up in the last DCOs conference chaired by the chief secretary and he was directed to settle the issue. By having meetings with the representatives of the peasants, the issue would be settled amicably, the DCO said.
He said the CM had appreciated the efforts of the district administration regarding the development work in the district.
Hoping the issues of the peasants settled amicably, Muhammad Akram who belongs to a tenant family lauded the decision of the PML-N government establishing Agriculture University in the backward region. He said that with the establishment of the varsity and construction of the Metro the longstanding dreams of the residents of Multan came true.

Horse and Buggy at Ghanta Ghar Chowk Multan

Horse and Buggy at Ghanta Ghar Chowk Multan
by Dr Junaid

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pakistan Railways Starts Musa Pak from Multan to Lahore

Pakistan Railways Multan
PR reduces fare of Musa Pak
LAHORE (APP): Pakistan Railways (PR) has decided to reduce the fare of Musa Pak train running between Lahore and Multan to facilitate the passengers of the country. According to a press release issued here on Sunday, the decision will be applicable from November 21. The reduced fare for Air Conditioned business from Lahore to Multan will be Rs 950, Air Conditioned Parlor charges will be Rs 850, fare of economy class seat will be Rs 400 while charges for economy berth will be Rs 400. Charges for Air Conditioned Business from Lahore to Kot Lakhpat will be Rs 270, fare of AC parlor will be Rs 210 and the fare of economy class will be Rs 60.