Nowshera’s ‘sinking’ masjid is named after Sufi saint Akhund Panju Baba and is located in Akbarpura Village. It was built during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar around 405 years ago. It has since sunk about four feet into the ground. According to locals, its hall has been sinking by one centimetre every year which locals say is the size of a grain of wheat. However, the mosque is still in good condition and the building has neither developed any cracks nor any signs of breaking down. People still pray here five times a day. Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2019.