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A misty journey. Photo by @asfand_mehmood at the Paye meadows. Use the hashtag #dawndotcom and we will feature your travel shots on our account.

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Winter sunsets like this have our heart. Photo by @arsalanmji in Sindh. To get featured on our account, use the hashtag #dawndotcom when uploading your best travel stories from all over Pakistan.

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The new wooden road, street or area name signboards with the sparkling gold lettering on street corners, intersections and outside some landmark buildings in Karachi, cannot be missed. They are not just noticeable, they are quite a refreshing change from the regular blue, sometimes even wrongly spelt signboards we have been tolerating on our roads so far. These are the idea of new Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, who wants to put up the signboards all over the city. Mr Shallwani, who has spent six years as a trade diplomat in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has travelled widely in South America from the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru to the deserts of Antofagasta in Chile, and who speaks fluent Spanish and loves classical music of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and Argentine tango, is trying to bring Karachi to the level of an international tourist city. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Karachi has everything [that] any international city can possess, it only needs proper presentation and marketing by the city managers and professionals,” said Mr Shallwani. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “There is a place in Argentina in the province of Patagonia known as Villa La Angostura where all houses, hotels, cottages and signboards are of the same wood art. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The idea has been brought to Karachi with a little change of alphabets and placements,” he says, adding that Karachi needs eye-catching signboards to attract local, domestic and international tourism. Photos by Fahim Siddiqi / White Star #Dawndotcom

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The beautiful Sunehri mosque in Lahore looks stunning in this photograph by @hasanzee. There are more views of the mosque on his account - we had a hard time picking a favourite. To get featured on our account with the best photos and stories from Pakistan, tag your submissions with our hashtag #dawndotcom

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Dreaming of train rides like this. This shot was taken by @_the.lost.soul in Attock. We feature the best of Pakistan on our account. Tag your photos and videos with the hashtag #dawndotcom and we will publish them.

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We know what we want this weekend. Lots and lots of chai. Photo by @thesalmanalam Use our hashtag #dawndotcom and get featured on our account.

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Imagine a city so artistic and beautiful, every photo you take there looks like a painting. This is our Lahore! (Photo from the lens of @hassaan.bari) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Use our hashtag #dawndotcom to get your shots featured on our feed.

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Look at that lush green landscape in the heart of Sindh. This shot was taken near Sukkur by @patangeer. We’d follow in a heartbeat! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag your best shots with #dawndotcom for a chance to get featured on our account.

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What is it about Islamabad’s sunsets that makes them so photogenic? This one, from @zohaibafzal_47, is particularly stunning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We feature new photos on our account daily. Tag your best shots with #dawndotcom to get featured.

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Look at this magnificent view of Kumrat Valley. We’re in love! Captured by @umairmaaalik. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag your best shots with #dawndotcom for a chance to get featured on our account.

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Keran in Azad Kashmir looks almost enchanted in this shot by @syedasad.shah.545. Do you agree? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Share your best photos with us by tagging them with #dawndotcom.

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