What was the biggest shock when you visited Pakistan for the first time?

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Mudassir Ali 8 months 1 Answer 145 views

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  1. I’m an Indian and was 21 yrs old when my uncle invited me to Pakistan for his daughter’s wedding. (His parents and my grandparents were separated during 1947 partition) Everyone at my home decided not to give me company. (They told me why anyone would visit a place full of terrorists and bomb blasts) Finally, I decided to take solo trip to Pakistan. Hell yeah 🙂

    I boarded flight from Chennai International Airport to Karachi via Colombo. First leg of the flight was in full capacity. Second leg to Karachi had only five passengers including me. At that moment I felt like “That’s not a good sign buddy”. But I have been in that circumstances where flight carried only few passengers. Not a big deal!

    Finally, I reached Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. I was literally stunned. I thought the airport would be shabby, devoid any facilities. But the airport was too good, neat and tidy and with many smiling faces around.

    During my stay, I visited beach and places of historical importance like Jinnah Memorial. I also went to restaurants, malls and of course the street food shops. Who wouldn’t try their cuisines? I interacted with many local people of the places I’d visited. They became very ecstatic and showered me with lot of hospitality after coming to know that I’m an Indian 🙂 They told me that they admire Indians a lot and only the corrupt leaders and paid media spew hatred towards India. It was an absolute SHOCKER for me.

    I then realised that Pakistan is indeed a very good country with lots of lovable people, great food, good lifestyle. The only downside is the unwanted extremism caused by stupid people who do not understand the meaning of life. You guessed it right – Terrorism.

    Let’s all hope together that terrorism will be eradicated one day and will make a better tomorrow.

    Lots of love from India 🙂

    Edit 1: Thanks a lot for your love and affection!

    “Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance. It has a sole intention of bringing people together to a time called FOREVER”

    Attaching few pics below 🙂

    (Jinnah Memorial)

    (Horse riding at Clifton beach, Karachi)

    At last, my favourite pic 🙂 Dancing in mehendi to the song of “Why this kolaveri kolaveri di” (That song became a craze in Pakistan too ;))

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