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I remember reading it was actually India Tea House
It WAS PakTeaHouse, in Lahore, but it was owned by two Sardar brothers. They sold the shop and moved to India, and legend has it that the then proprietor, who had met neither of them before, saw a Sardar standing on the other side of the road, looking wistfully at the crowded place. Filled with curiousity after observing that he had been there for nearly an hour, he crossed over, enquired, and then dragged him in.

The place was apparently the acknowledged meeting place for all the writers, the poets, the artists - the intellectual crowd, in short - rather like Calcutta's two Coffee Houses.

Raza Rumi set up the online version, that had no connections with the physical version, and it was blindingly popular, until.....guess who came along and wrecked the place.

OMIGOD, there's @DESERT FIGHTER , he's actually put up pictures!
 

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It WAS PakTeaHouse, in Lahore, but it was owned by two Sardar brothers. They sold the shop and moved to India, and legend has it that the then proprietor, who had met neither of them before, saw a Sardar standing on the other side of the road, looking wistfully at the crowded place. Filled with curiousity after observing that he had been there for nearly an hour, he crossed over, enquired, and then dragged him in.

The place was apparently the acknowledged meeting place for all the writers, the poets, the artists - the intellectual crowd, in short - rather like Calcutta's two Coffee Houses.

Raza Rumi set up the online version, that had no connections with the physical version, and it was blindingly popular, until.....guess who came along and wrecked the place.

OMIGOD, there's @DESERT FIGHTER , he's actually put up pictures!
The wiki link shared shows it was earlier India Tea House - renamed Pak Tea House after Partition
 

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It WAS PakTeaHouse, in Lahore, but it was owned by two Sardar brothers. They sold the shop and moved to India, and legend has it that the then proprietor, who had met neither of them before, saw a Sardar standing on the other side of the road, looking wistfully at the crowded place. Filled with curiousity after observing that he had been there for nearly an hour, he crossed over, enquired, and then dragged him in.

The place was apparently the acknowledged meeting place for all the writers, the poets, the artists - the intellectual crowd, in short - rather like Calcutta's two Coffee Houses.

Raza Rumi set up the online version, that had no connections with the physical version, and it was blindingly popular, until.....guess who came along and wrecked the place.

OMIGOD, there's @DESERT FIGHTER , he's actually put up pictures!
The "Who used to visit" list on https://menuprices.pk/pak-tea-house-lahore-menu/ is amazing.
 

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It WAS PakTeaHouse, in Lahore, but it was owned by two Sardar brothers. They sold the shop and moved to India, and legend has it that the then proprietor, who had met neither of them before, saw a Sardar standing on the other side of the road, looking wistfully at the crowded place. Filled with curiousity after observing that he had been there for nearly an hour, he crossed over, enquired, and then dragged him in.

The place was apparently the acknowledged meeting place for all the writers, the poets, the artists - the intellectual crowd, in short - rather like Calcutta's two Coffee Houses.

Raza Rumi set up the online version, that had no connections with the physical version, and it was blindingly popular, until.....guess who came along and wrecked the place.

OMIGOD, there's @DESERT FIGHTER , he's actually put up pictures!

I heard the food is great especially the tea and club sandwiches but i have never had the fortune of visiting it despite the fact that its a stone's throw away from the LHC..... There is alot of history there and not just at the tea house but also in the area surrounding it. Most of mall road is preserved century old history.

My great maternal uncle, named Muhammad Ayub Khan also used to visit this place and would have long talks with some of the greatest literates of the country and was especially close to faiz. He wrote several works including the genealogical books on the pathans of Jallandher and Hoshiarpur as well as separate works on their role in the creation of Pakistan and he wrote full on the ground accounts. That partition book was acclaimed by faiz as a great read perfectly bridging the history of the cities during partition and their effort and the larger scale of things happening in British India.
 

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The wiki link shared shows it was earlier India Tea House - renamed Pak Tea House after Partition
LOL.
I'm merely repeating what I was told, in one case, by an actual habitue. Maybe he was bullshitting; how would I know? I wasn't there.
 

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I heard the food is great especially the tea and club sandwiches but i have never had the fortune of visiting it despite the fact that its a stone's throw away from the LHC..... There is alot of history there and not just at the tea house but also in the area surrounding it. Most of mall road is preserved century old history.

My great maternal uncle, named Muhammad Ayub Khan also used to visit this place and would have long talks with some of the greatest literates of the country and was especially close to faiz. He wrote several works including the genealogical books on the pathans of Jallandher and Hoshiarpur as well as separate works on their role in the creation of Pakistan and he wrote full on the ground accounts. That partition book was acclaimed by faiz as a great read perfectly bridging the history of the cities during partition and their effort and the larger scale of things happening in British India.
If anyone were to ask on a private forum called insaniyat, he or she might get achingly nostalgic memories of the PTH in virtual space, that is, the one that was a forum on the Internet. The persons, if any person manages to get there, have already been mentioned.
 

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I sense your emotion in "chief economist".

But what can you expect, fauj is in charge and its people are not subject matter experts in non-military domain.

So one liners brought up as perfunctory afterthoughts is same ole repeat mode like before.

What actual aptitude and competence Pakistan has developed is being wasted by this mismatch being allowed to go on this long.

Competent people are not being networked and delegated with proper roles and responsibilities.
 

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I sense your emotion in "chief economist".

But what can you expect, fauj is in charge and its people are not subject matter experts in non-military domain.

So one liners brought up as perfunctory afterthoughts is same ole repeat mode like before.

What actual aptitude and competence Pakistan has developed is being wasted by this mismatch being allowed to go on this long.

Competent people are not being networked and delegated with proper roles and responsibilities.
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There is complete control of the information. The guy is incarcerated in jail and they are shite scared 😱.
 

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I suppose he is at the end of video heading off to the M1 abrams tank demo the americans invited him to witness. Then the crash happened after he departed that event on that same hercules that took him there?
 

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I suppose he is at the end of video heading off to the M1 abrams tank demo the americans invited him to witness. Then the crash happened after he departed that event on that same hercules that took him there?
Yes indeed. Benazir called it "an act of God"
 

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