Wrap-up 2017: Powerful Images That Defined Pakistan

Shima Kirmani Dhamaal
Source: Dawn.com

Pakistan witnessed a number of highs and lows during the current year. There was political chaos on one hand and victories in the sports arena on the other.

Here is a look at the most powerful images that quite eloquently explain what happened in Pakistan during 2017.

Parachinar Massacre
The year began with the horrific incident in Parachinar where earlier in the year 25 people lost their lives owing to a terrorist attack. The picture below shows the funeral ceremony of the martyred.
Source: www.dawn.com

The Terror Attack on the Shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar

Another unfortunate incident followed on the toes of Parachinar massacre. 90 precious lives were lost as  a result of a horrible bomb blast at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

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In an act of defiance, 4 days after the blast, dance activist, Shima Kirmani was seen performing the sufi dhamaal at the site of the blast.

Shima Kirmani Dhamaal
Source: Dawn.com
Pakistan Super League 2

Happiness returned to Pakistan when Darren Sammy’s Peshawar Zalmi were crowned as the champions of PSL 2 following their victory in the final of the tournament that took place at Qaddaffi Stadium, Lahore.

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Ahmed Shahzad at PSL 2

During a game with the West Indies, Ahmed Shahzad had to be taken off the field owing to what appeared to be a major injury. Still, he returned to the arena minutes later as if nothing had happened! Ahmed Shehzad’s following picture went viral and he was trolled by fans in the country for faking an injury.

Source: cricket.yahoo.com
The Famous Robot Server

When a restaurant in Multan introduced a robot server, this image went viral for obvious reasons.

Source: www.dawn.com

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Sarfaraz Ahmad Got a Hero’s Welcome

People gathered in huge numbers outside of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s house to celebrate Pakistan’s victory in the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017.

Source: www.thenews.com.pk
Prime Minister’s Disqualification

Opponents of PML-N celebrated following the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision to disqualify Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Source: www.tribune.com.pk
Pakistan Mourned the Loss of Dr. Ruth Pfau

A state funeral was held to honour, Dr. Ruth Pfau who had dedicated her life to serving the underprivileged in Pakistan. An era came to an end with the demise of the beloved activist.

Dr. ruth Pfau State funeral
Source: Dunya.tv
Mahira Khan’s Pictures With Ranbir Kapoor

Mahira Khan and Indian actor, Ranbir Kapoor’s papparazzi pictures from New York went viral. Some were offended while others came out to support the beautiful actress.


When PML-N Preserved

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz (in the picture below) – the wife of disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif won from NA 120 despite the Panama scandal surrounding the political party.

PML-N Kulsoom Nawaz Wins NA-120
Source: The News International
Climate Change in Karachi

Karachi being a coastal city hardly ever experiences rain. Thus, for the City of Lights to experience a hail storm was a reminder that climate change is real.

hailstorm in Karachi 2017
Source: ProPakistani.com
1700 Year Old Sleeping Buddha

In Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a 1700 year old sleeping Buddha was discovered stirring a lot of interest and excitement among media and citizens alike.

Statues are seen after being discovered and unveiled to the public, during a ceremony at the Buddhist-period archeological site near Haripur, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province

Punjab Nahi Jaungi Did Record Breaking Business

Humayun Saeed’s, Punjab Nahi Jaungi broke all previous records when its 100-week total stood at a whooping Rs. 50 crore.

Punjab Nahi Jaungi biggest all time hit

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The Stalwarts Retired

2017 will always be remembered as the year when Misbah and Younis retired. Pakistan cricket will miss them dearly!

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Younis Khan and Misbah retired