Pakistan – people
Pakistan is a country located in South Asia and shares borders with India, Afghanistan, Iran, and China. It has a diverse landscape that includes the coastal areas along the Arabian Sea, deserts, plains, and the northern mountain ranges, including the Himalayas and the Karakoram Range, which is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including K2. It also has some of the nicest people on the planet.
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, while Karachi is its largest city and the main seaport. Lahore, Peshawar, and Quetta are other major cities in the country. Urdu and English are the official languages, and the country has a rich cultural heritage that reflects influences from various civilizations, including the Indus Valley Civilization, Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic cultures.
Pakistan gained independence from British rule in 1947, and its history has been marked by periods of political instability, economic challenges, and regional conflicts. The country has a parliamentary democratic system, with a President as the head of state and a Prime Minister as the head of government.
Economically, Pakistan is known for its agriculture, textiles, and manufacturing industries. It is also an important player in regional geopolitics, particularly in relation to its complex relationships with neighbouring countries and its role in the war on terror.
Tourist attractions in Pakistan include historical sites such as the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro, the Badshahi Mosque, and the Lahore Fort, as well as natural wonders such as the Karakoram Highway, the Hunza Valley, and the K2 base camp for trekking enthusiasts.
Here are images of some of the great people I met in Pakistan in May 2016. The journey started in Islamabad, followed by a long drive north to Chitral. Then the valleys of the Kalash..