Thursday, May 03, 2007

Fiver for the Fatherland

Gosh, I love my Pakistan.

[By Jawad Zakariya; click here to view his photo album.]

This is the fourth article in the Proud, Powerful and Pak series.

Lahore
Lahore, Lahore aye, what else is there to say. It is the heart of Pakistan and the cultural capital of the country, with an interesting character or two on every street corner and food like no other place in the world.

Cricket
Again, what else can I say! The fact is you can watch pretty much any cricketing contest going on anywhere in the world on some channel or the other. Besides, we’ve produced some of the greatest players ever.

Food
Halwa-Poori, Murgh Haleem, Chanay, Kulcha...nashta in the morning...we have the best food in the world, no contest!

The Mountains
Half of the top hundred mountains in the world reside in Pakistan (think K2; think Nanga Parbat). Not to mention the spectacular Karakoram Highway mirroring the famous Silk Route to China.

Muhamamd Ali Jinnah
There are other great people associated with Pakistan, but few personalities could outshine this aristocratic, elegant, larger-than-life barrister whose personality was an enigma as big as the country itself. Hats off to the Quaid-e-Azam.

[Pakistanis from all walks of life are invited to share what they believe are the five best things about their country. You too must be a part of this. Send your favourites to mayankaustensoofi@gmail.com.]

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