Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Social & Current Events' started by Shahzaz ud din, Sep 30, 2017.
Film on Pakistan wins best travel commercial award in Russia
I find it funny how when it comes to "showing off" Pakistan's 200 million people, 1,000 miles long country suddenly shrinks to few hills in Khyber Pakhtunkwa and neighbouring Gilgit/Balt/Kashmir where less than 5 mllion people live.
Check the short film, cinematography, drone shots, color and composition is good.
And I find these two short documentaries and the song better about Pakistan tourism, selected areas of course.
Yeah , they rarely show balochistan , thar desert
I Always have beef with Pakistan tourism department`s promotional videos and posters. Why alway and only show the mountains and hills and greenery. This might attract people in middle east but for people in Europe, US and Canada its not a big deal. I can drive 15 minutes to places like these in Ontario (not the most beautful province of Canada), and same in Europe and US. I would rather like to go to desert, beaches...show me the majestic beauty of Baluchistan and their beaches, show me Cholistan deserts and forts, show me Thatta and Makli. That will attract people from this part of the world not hills and rivers.
A foreign tourist can go to Gilgit Baltistan alone without any worry . It's a safe place to go . That's not the case with Balochistan where it might be risky for a foreign traveler to go on his own . Europeans can go for beaches in Spain , France and Italy whereas you cannot find the mountains in our north Anywhere else .I would want them to promote Taxila , Harappa , Mohejadaroo and the Buddhist Sites across Pakistan .
Maybe cos that part of Pakistan is scenic relative to others?
But then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
Indian north has same mountains system as Pakistan, you will never see promoting them....reason: only few select people are interested in mountains.
Russian hippie will flock north.
Russian cultural will end up in Balochistan and Sindh.
Russian adventurer will end up in Karachi and Faisalabad.
Russian foodie will be in Lahore.
Russian wanderer everywhere.
The Shangri-la, the mystical and pure Pakistan.
These tourists if they come well planned hardly pay a dime on food or shelter. They just ride along. The urban too friendly and welcoming. The rural too shy to even ask.
Messed up country this miracle of Pakistan.
And what about the tourists from neighboring India with a population of 1.35 billion. Even a small proportion of them visiting the prepartition relics and temples will be a substantial increase compared to some other countries.
Katas Raj temple...for example can be a tourist attraction for Indian tourists.
Just as Sikh Yatrees visits the Gurudwara Punja Sahib near Hassanabdal, talking about promotion of religious tourism.
They don't even agree to sport's. Hardly any point to discuss this with the current Indian regime.
Pakistan is seen as the spiritual home for many Indians given its richness in archeology.
People usually go to tour the mughal India or the unexplored South.
Pakistan is just getting started to be explored.
It started with all this war on terror when they came to see the rogue Pakistan. They got a massive surprise during the earthquakes and then again in 2014.
They are just interested in how does that part of the world has defeated terrorism of all sorts.
I have met an Urdu speaking Somali and Ethiopian and Nigerian to German and British and even an Aussie. Most of them hooked ever since the 70s.
Once on an airport somewhere i was surprised that a German knew Northern routes more than myself.
We just are shitty in marketing thanks to our corrupt elites.
Again Goa is accessible to Foreign Tourists while Balochistan is not . We might have to wait for Militancy to completely die down before there is any real surge of foreign tourists inside Balochistan.
Its same in India... when they have to show culture, they show Punjabi culture, Punjabi food, Punjabi dress and Punjabi people.
The day relations are normal, you will see a huge influx of Indians into your country primarily due to 3 reasons-
1- Parental roots.
2- Pakistan rich heritage
3- Curiosity to see once a forbidden land and people.
You are wrong.
Anyway nice scenes...