As such English is widely taught in school’s and is often the de facto language for all business and political dealings.
For those on a tour of Pakistan, this means that you will be able to communicate very well with the locals.
The media feeds on fear and prejudice, do not let yourself be influenced.
I had a couple of bodyguards, one of whom was a sixty year old with the strength of a dozen twenty-year-olds.
The national anthem is played live on television nationwide along with speeches by top leaders of the country including President and Prime-Minister.
Apart from this, several more parades, cultural events and flag-raising ceremonies are held in different parts of the country.
People also have their own ways of celebrating the Independence day at individual level.
National flags are hoisted at the of houses and on vehicles, children wear white and green dresses to show their love for the country and families visit national monuments like Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum, Minar-e-Pakistan and Badshahi Mosque paying tribute to the lost heroes who sacrificed everything for Pakistan.
When I first told my Mum that I planned to travel to Pakistan as part of my hitchhiking adventure across The Middle East, she was somewhat skeptical.
She was probably wondering “for what reason would you travel to Pakistan?