Beauty of Pakistan – Heaven on Earth

 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

A scenic beauty of a waterfall of Northern Pakistan.

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Northern Pakistan. PC: @Masood Azhar
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5 *Creepy* Questions People Ask Pakistanis Living Abroad

I am exhausted, irritated and annoyed by the most random, creepy and literally stupid questions that people ask me related to Pakistan. So, I have decided to answer them once and for all.

Here goes my most shortest list:

1- Do you have your personal GUN?

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Yes, because we don’t have justice league to save our people! This dumb question was asked to me thousands of times. And NO! we don’t have personal guns, neither are we allowed to carry one, unless with licence ( which is a long process, so we prefer getting robbed over getting a licensed gun!)

2- Did you fight with the society to pursue your career in engineering?

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Pakistan is not all old fashioned and against women. Places like Karachi,  Lahore and Islamabad have a lot of females in engineering and it does not even matter to anyone anymore. So chill.  Not everything media say is right. It’s all propaganda.

3- You must be really strong; you handle your society to study abroad?

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Yes, I am strong, but no my society is very supportive when it comes to education. They don’t bother anyone for there life choices. So yeah,  it was never even my concern to think about the society’s reaction when moving abroad.  It was just me, my family and my plans!

4- So are you married? Did your parents force you into getting married?

 

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Lol! NO, I am not married. NO, my parents never forced me to get married early. NO, nobody will be “Honored Killed” because of love marriage. Cases do happen, but not every Pakistani is like that. So chill! Nobody will be after you if you have fallen in love with a Pakistani girl/guy!

5- Have you ever met anyone from ISIS?

 

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Seriously? I mean…  SERIOUSLY?  ISIS?
They don’t roam around the roads of Karachi and introduce themselves like ” Hey, nice meeting you. I am from ISIS… You?”

Like seriously????

 

Trust me, the list can go on and on… From, how I must have dodged the ISIS while they were shooting bullets on me to like Malala, to how brutal men of Pakistan must have been while I was growing up. I have heard everything. But to be honest, I never faced any of this and hopefully, Inshaa Allah ( If Allah wills), I never will.

Negativity is everywhere, evil minded criminals are roaming around the world. But STOP generalizing based on few cases. It’s very unfair to hear all these negative comments about Pakistan, it’s very hurting when people gave me sympathy for facing that evil society. NO, Pakistan is full of beautiful and humble people. We care, we love and we spread peace. ❤ ❤ ❤

Peace ❤

Truck Art – Colourful Side of Pakistan

The beautiful raindrops are falling from the sky on the trees. The sun, filtering from the sky is touching the leaves, and reflecting back into these wonderful combinations of green, yellow and orange as if the rainbow is reflecting back from the leaf.

This in not a scene from a natural beautiful scenery neither it is the scene from a romantic movie. This is something, which is fascinated by most but is unique to most. This is a stunning form of art which Pakistanis witness every day moving across the roads. This form of art is called “TRUCK ART”, but for the driver, it is their beautiful baby.

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Truck Art is an indigenous form of art, which originates from Pakistan. This art combines together the beautiful floral arts, colour designs, poetic calligraphy, portraits of heroes and actors, designed mirrors, jingling bells and tassels and colourful animals. This is why the English names for these trucks became, “Jingling Truck”.

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Believe it or not, these vehicle drivers spent from $3000 to $5000 on each vehicle. Why? Because they simply love their vehicle. For them and their family, their vehicle Is their pride, their everything.

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Each and every component in these masterpieces contains meaning. Usually, the most common art pieces contain shapes of the peacock, tiger, pigeon etc. Peacock usually presents the beauty of Pakistan, but for their driver, the peacock is the pride for their bus. Pigeons symbolise the peace, harmony and love which also present the personality of the driver.

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The arts of each region perfects the beauty of their art in their signature way. Where Rawalpindi uses plastic decoration, Karachi uses reflective tapes which are locally called “Chammak Patti”. The cities like Quetta and Peshawar, which is North of Pakistan, uses wood trimming.
The back of the vehicle is often used to honour and tribute the celebrities.

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Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada
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Major Raja Shaheed Bhati  – Martyred 

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Truck Art is inspired by all the artist around the world.

1- Tram in Australia

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Outside look of tram in Australia
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Inside look of Tram in Australia

2- Turk-Pakistan token of friendship

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Outside look Turkish Bus featuring Pakistan and Turkey Flag

3- London Museum

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Masterpiece in London Museum

Patriotic and Poetry at the back of the truck.

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” I Love my Country Pakistan”
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“My heart is for sale – Price: only your smile”

 

Pakistan is a colourful country. The nation who loves playing with all colours around the palette.