by Oliver Smith, The Telegraph, April 8, 2019 “If dope is what you want then you are going to the right place – hash and grass can be found just about everywhere.” So said Lonely Planet of Pakistan in its first ever travel guide, Across Asia on the Cheap, published in 1973. Indeed, the country was once one of the highlights of the classic “hippie trail” or “overland” route from Europe to the Far East, a rite of passage for disillusioned Western youth. Peshawar and Lahore were considered not only safe – but also fine places to kick back for a few days in a budget hostel, drink Murree beer and sample the local pot. The book offered a tip on leaving the latter city: “You can get a magic bus from Lahore direct to Kabul – look for notices in the freak hangouts.” Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel … [Read more...] about Is Pakistan Finally About to Become Tourism’s Next Big Thing?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | After New Zealand Attacks, More People Registered to Move There Advertisement Supported by ByCharlotte Graham-McLay March 28, 2019 CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand’s image as a peaceful nation isolated from the world’s problems was shaken by the recent Christchurch terrorist attacks, but it appears that the country’s response has had an unexpected effect: More people than usual have said they want to move there. New Zealand’s immigration agency said on Thursday that registrations of interest to live and work in New Zealand — the first step toward applying for a visa — had increased in the 10 days after the March 15 attack compared with the 10 days leading up to it. Peter Elms, the assistant general manager of Immigration New Zealand, said in … [Read more...] about After New Zealand Attacks, More People Registered to Move There
Riaz Khan and Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press Updated 4:43 am PST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 photo, Pakistani protesters carry an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during anti-Indian rally in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan says Indian aircraft crossed into its territory and dropped bombs on Tuesday without causing casualties, in the latest escalation between the nuclear-armed rivals since a deadly attack on Indian troops in the disputed Kashmir region sent tensions soaring. less In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 photo, Pakistani protesters carry an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during anti-Indian rally in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistan says Indian aircraft crossed into its ... more Photo: Muhamma Sajjad, AP Photo: Muhamma Sajjad, AP Image 1 … [Read more...] about India strikes inside Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack
Viet Nam News NEW DELHI — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The crown prince, who wants to persuade the world’s fastest growing major economy to consume more Saudi oil, was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave his traditional bear hug for honoured guests. The prince arrived from a two-day stay in Pakistan as it clashed with its giant neighbour over responsibility for a suicide attack in Kashmir last Thursday that left at least 40 members of Indian security forces dead. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and has sparked calls in India for a firm response. The latest showdown between the nuclear-armed neighbours, which is causing mounting international concern, is expected to figure prominently in Prince Mohammed’s talks with Modi … [Read more...] about India-Pakistan tensions threaten to derail Saudi prince’s Delhi trip
Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Updated 10:32 pm PST, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 In this Thursday Dec. 20, 2018 photo, jobless newspaper workers protest near the Parliament, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan’s military and security agencies are exerting more pressure than ever on local media. The newly elected government is meanwhile slashing its advertising budget, squeezing a key source of revenue for private newspapers and TV stations. less In this Thursday Dec. 20, 2018 photo, jobless newspaper workers protest near the Parliament, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan’s military and security agencies are exerting more pressure than ever on local ... more Photo: B.K. Bangash, AP Photo: B.K. Bangash, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 In this Thursday Dec. 20, … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship