Peace walk: Boosting Pakistan’s soft image

Published: December 15, 2013
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An attractive view of lush green Margallah Hills in Federal Capital City. PHOTO: APP

An attractive view of lush green Margallah Hills in Federal Capital City. PHOTO: APP

From plains to peaks, deserts to glaciers, monuments to mausoleums and from basins to beaches, Pakistan has a wide range of tourist spots, and to boost visits to such natural wonders, a group of 60 photographers arranged a peace walk at trail five of the Margalla Hills on Saturday.

The walk, held under the umbrella of Shahoor’s — The Society’s project Pakiography — Shoot Green, had one aim, namely to bring people together on one platform to promote peace and tranquility and send out a message of unity and awareness to the world that Pakistani youth is playing a positive role for the betterment of society in the face of extremism and terrorism, said a press release issued on Saturday.

Almost 60 young photographers from different universities of the twin cities along with a number of families attended the walk, which started from trail five and ended at Pir Sohawa. Along the way, participants captured the landscape and scenic beauty of the Margalla Hills to help them present it to the world.

Shahoor Director Munir Akram Butt said such healthy activities are usually only possible in peaceful countries, but through the peace walk, “we want to give a message to the world that Pakistan is a peaceful country and the youth of Pakistan is committed to restoring Pakistan’s image across the globe as a developed and peace-loving nation.”

Published in The Express Tribune, December 15th, 2013.

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