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Posts Tagged ‘Pakistan’

‘The Region Initiative’ Connects Silk Road Tourism Destinations

  • Muhammad Asad and Laurel Angrist
  • 19 October 2011

Any far-reaching initiative that promotes tolerance, interfaith harmony and shared opportunity really stands out, especially in the world of travel. Such is the case with The Region Initiative, a broad-based, tri-regional responsible-tourism partnership founded in May 2010 and spanning South Asia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe with the goal of connecting communities along the ancient Silk Road.

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Buzkashi: One Against All on Horseback in Uzbekistan

  • Kristina Yermakova
  • 19 May 2011

Buzkashi, which literally means ‘goat fetching,’ is a traditional horse game of the steppe nomads in Central Asia. It has been played since the epoch of Genghis Khan, the 12th-century ruler of the Mongol Empire, and variations of the game are popular in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, northern Pakistan and Kazakhstan, as well as in Uzbekistan, where, having first found followers in rural villages, it is today a celebrated national sport.

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Sikh Pilgrimage in Pakistan: Following in the Footprints of Guru Nanak Dev

  • Sadia Kalsoom
  • 7 December 2010

Pilgrimage is a common and important practice for adherents of many of the world’s major religions. By the hundreds and thousands, the Sikhs visit Pakistan each year to pay homage to the founder of their ancient religious order, Guru Nanak Dev. On three holy occasions, the government of Pakistan allows Sikhs to visit holy sites and ancient religious shrines, including the great Gurdwaras, meaning ‘Gateway to the Guru’.

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Floods Cripple Pakistan

  • Luke Ford
  • 21 August 2010

Flooding triggered by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains has claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people in Pakistan during the last three weeks. A country already deeply troubled by ongoing violence and political unrest, Pakistan must now deal with the anguish of up to 20 million people affected by high waters that have washed away crops and destroyed entire villages. More than 4 million people are without homes and up to 3.5 million children are living under the constant threat of water-borne illnesses.

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Revel in the Majestic Beauty of Pakistan’s Hunza Valley

  • Sadia Kalsoom
  • 20 April 2010

The nation of Pakistan appeared on the map as a sovereign state in August 1947 as a result of the division of the British Indian Empire. The country, however, is far from homogeneous. The half-a-dozen civilisations that have flourished here have left their imprints carved into a land that is now as rich in cultural traditions as it is in landscapes.

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Community Initiatives for the Sustainable Development of Tourism in Chitral, Northern Pakistan

  • Shams Uddin
  • 29 August 2009

Chitral, in the extreme north of Pakistan, is home to 40,000 people settled in more than 300 small villages boasting great cultural and natural diversity. These villages offer unique opportunities by highlighting indigenous arts, crafts and music, traditional sports, cuisine and the fascinating local way of life.

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