QUETTA: Motorcyclist Abdullah Jan Al Noor returned to Quetta on Tuesday morning after visiting 132 cities of Pakistan, accomplishing his mission of spreading peace and building a positive image of Balochistan in the rest of the country.
Abdullah received a warm welcome from the citizens of Quetta after completing his 47-day journey at Quetta’s Metropolitan Garden.
People celebrated his successful journey with full zeal and honoured him with traditional Balochi turban on his return home.
“Carrying the message of peace and love, I commenced my journey on April 6 from Quetta. After travelling all cities of the country, including Gilgit, Azad Kashmir and Sanjit Garh, a Pak-India border city in 47 days I returned home,” Noor told the media.
He said that during his solo trip of 132 cities, he heard many negative things about Balochistan and its people. “I moved peacefully carrying the Pakistani flag to discourage hatemongers and spread the message of love and respect. I travelled as a Pakistani and not as a Baloch, Pashtun or any other sect. My motive was to build a positive image of our country.”
Describing his visit at the Pak-India border town Ranjit Garh, Noor said, “During my visit to the border town I met Indians and shared the message of peace. These borders were created by humans and we have to spread peace and love in order to revamp the strained Indo-Pak ties.”
Citing the law and order situation in Balochistan, he said, “Though I haven’t been supported by any government official or organisation, my vision and thoughts are for peace. The rest of the country refrains from visiting Balochistan, but I met people of the rest of the cities and succeeded in building a positive image of my Balochistan.”
He said that he had invited all the people he met to come and visit Balochistan “as people living here are more caring and loving”.
People of Quetta slammed the provincial government for not supporting the biker in his mission of spreading peace.
“He has built a positive image of Balochistan after riding 8,000 kilometres on his motorbike, but unfortunately not a single government representative is here to welcome him,” said Shakeel Ahmed of Quetta.