Kerry indulges in some Dunkin' Donuts in Islamabad

Published: January 13, 2015


Police officers stuffing their faces with doughnuts is a stereotype we are all familiar with. But this time, it was not an NYPD officer but none other than US Secretary of State John Kerry who was spotted grabbing a bite of the popular breakfast snack.

The top US diplomat who is on a visit to Pakistan for a strategic dialogue with Pakistani officials posted a picture of himself on social networking site, Twitter as he visited a Dunkin Donuts outlet in Islamabad.

Dressed in a blue suit with his grey hair combed back, the diplomat’s decision to stop over and buy doughnuts also bodes well for the current talks he is having with the top civilian and military leadership of the country.

The diplomat’s pit stop has also raised eyebrows as he did not  indulge in a traditional Pakistani breakfast but a culturally popular American breakfast. And comes in striking comparison to elaborate breakfasts and meals for Pakistani officials during their meetings and visits.

The state-run Radio Pakistan also tweeted a picture of Kerry’s pit-stop at the doughnut outlet.

But that was not it, other people joined it commenting on their take of the diplomat’s tweet.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Parvez
    Jan 13, 2015 - 5:07PM

    Why not McDonalds ?……was it because they cancelled the use of Heinz Ketchup, world wide.
    Does anyone know how that turned out in the end…..did he send in the Marines :-)


  • Asif (Pak)
    Jan 13, 2015 - 5:13PM

    Eat Donuts, play Cricket and Leave.


  • Foodie
    Jan 13, 2015 - 9:20PM

    Lovely photo!


  • guestposter1
    Jan 14, 2015 - 5:58AM

    First of all we need to just stop using phrases which contextually don’t make sense to the majority of your audience. The sentence “Police officers stuffing their faces with doughnuts is a stereotype we are all familiar with.” Not exactly. This isn’t a stereotype in Pakistani context at all. I for one am not familiar with any police force that is stereotyped in Pakistan for munching donuts. For stealing and corruption, yes but not for grabbing a bite. So, let’s first start to use terminology that makes cultural sense in our perspective.

    Second, John Kerry is not a diplomat. He is a politician in his current role as US Secretary of State (equivalent to a ministerial post in Pakistan). News stories should be able to differentiate between the two.

    I hope my comment gets published.


  • Shahram
    Jan 14, 2015 - 6:16AM

    That’s the Dunkin Donuts inside the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Embassy FB page has the info.

    John Kerry in the open in ISB? Dreamers be dreaming.


  • murassa sanaullah
    Jan 14, 2015 - 6:48AM

    Well I miss my traditional breakfast (nashta),so why can’t he?


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