Jan 16

Rahim Yar Khan – Historical and beautiful Bhong Mosque

The Bhong Mosque was constructed by Sardar Rais Ghazi Mohammad, a prominent social and political personality as well as the landlord of a large estate, in 1932 in village Bhong, Tehsil Sadiqabad, District Rahim-Yar Khan. This mosque is located at the distance of 200 kilometres from Bahawalpur. Rahim Yar Khan Historical and beautiful Bhong Mosque

In order to immortalize the mosque, Sardar Rais brought craftsmen, artisans and calligraphers from Lahore, Iran, Spain and Turkey.

The material and craft used in the construction of the mosque include traditional styles (teak, ivory, marble, coloured glass, onyx, glazed tile work, fresco, mirror work, gilded tracery, ceramic, calligraphic work and inlay), modern and synthetic marbleized industrial tile, artificial stone facing, terrazzo, coloured cement tile and wrought iron).

The mosque was initially a Complex consisted of a small mosque but was later converted to a prayer hall and a library for women, madrassa and residential dormitories for students and visitors.

May 26

Traffic accident kills 20 in Rahim Yar Khan

Rahim Yar Khan: At least 20 people died and 25 were injured on Friday when a passenger bus destined for Karachi overturned in Rahim Yar Khan, sources said on Friday.Traffic accident

The sources said that the incident occurred due to the speed of the bus resulting in killing of 20 people.

“The injured were taken to Sheikh Zayed Medical College and other local hospitals around the area,” they added.

Some of the injured were reported to be in critical condition.

The bus was travelling to Karachi from Bahawalpur with 40 passengers on the Karachi-Lahore-Peshawar highway.