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Pakistan tourism video to appear on London’s New Year Day Parade
The Pakistan High Commission in the United Kingdom will be running a “Visit Pakistan” video message on London’s New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) 2020. The specially-produced video with the national anthem tune played in the background contains Prime Minister Imran Khan’s brief message, some most beautiful photos and scenes of country’s breathtaking tourist destinations and glimpses of the Royal Couple’s recent visit to Pakistan. Pakistan would be one of the…
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UK agency lists Pakistan among top travel destinations for 2020
London-based travel company Wild Frontiers has listed Pakistan among its top travel destinations for the year 2020, The Independent reported. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit to Pakistan this autumn put the country back into the spotlight,” the publication said. It added, “Tour operator Wild Frontiers has been tipping Pakistan as the next big destination for a couple of years – it has seen an increase in customer numbers by 20…
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Pakistan welcomes scores of Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in landmark ceremony
Hundreds of Indian Sikhs made a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan, crossing through a white gate to reach one of their religion’s holiest sites, after a landmark opening of the Kartarpur corridor on Saturday. Cheering Sikhs walked joyfully along the road from Dera Baba Nanak in India towards the new immigration hall that would allow them to pass through a secure land corridor into Pakistan. Some fathers ran, carrying their children…
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Mohsin Hamid, Kamila Shamsie’s work named in BBC Top 100 Novels
Pakistani authors Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid’s work have made it to BBC Top 100 Novels List that shaped our world. The publication unveiled the list on its website on Tuesday. Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Shamsie’s Home Fire were mentioned in its respective categories. The Pakistani authors have won several accolades internationally for their work. Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist was also adapted into a film that starred British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed and singer Meesha Shafi. Other than…
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Turkey to establish Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Turkey Wednesday agreed to establish a Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Management in Islamabad. The project was given final shape during a meeting between Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and National Heritage and Dr Serdar Çam, Deputy Minister for Culture and Tourism of Turkey in Ankara, a message reaching here said. Both sides also explored further opportunities for collaboration in education, technical training,…
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Tourism boom: Foreigners visiting cultural sites, museums in Pakistan up by 121%
A massive increase of 121 per cent has been witnessed in the number of foreigners visiting cultural sites and museums sites in Pakistan over the past five years. The findings, part of the Cultural Heritage and Museum Visits in Pakistan report by Gallup Pakistan, prove the tourism industry’s potential as a saviour for the country’s struggling economy. The year 2014 saw a total of 20,461 foreign visitors at cultural sites and museums, while the figure…
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Atif Aslam gets his very own star on Dubai’s Walk of Fame
Dubai has unveiled their Walk of Fame and Atif Aslam got his very own star! The singer attended the official opening of The Dubai Stars which aims to “[honour] personalities who delivered the exceptional in their respective field of work.” Makes sense why he was nominated! After all, according to the platform’s statement, he is considered “one of the best singers in Pakistan. He was honoured with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz by…
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Kate Middleton’s memorable outfits for Pakistan tour: Who were the designers?
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s outfits, during her Pakistan tour, were the talk of the town, or the world, to be exact. We look back at her influential sartorial choices, some of which drew comparison with Princess Diana, while others stood out on their own as the perfect fusion of east and west. When the royal couple landed in Islamabad, Kate Middleton stepped out in an aqua coloured dress,…