The Pamir Institute is an activist research and publications group which aims at empowering the autochnous populations of “Bam e Dunya”, the “Roof of the World”. Its area of concern embraces the Pamirs from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Tajikistan.
Pamir has been, for a long time, a remote and a neglected High Asia region. However, its inhabitants are now facing fast and traumatic upheavals due to terrorist threat, Taliban submersion, Chinese expansionism and Pakistan external interferences.
This enforces the need for a transnational vision.
Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations?
In no country you can be asked so frequently a question like “What do you think about Pakistan?”. It is not an open question. The expectation is to hear the positive message you will deliver. But real life and real countries are more complicated. Particularly, when you have to talk about a state led by Imran Khan who waged months of a hybrid war against your homeland.Keep reading
On August 21, 2020, Zark Masood commented on my article: “Can we believe in what travelers say about Pakistan? Are they accurate, fair and independent?”. His local feed-back brings relevant points requiring additional explanations. This is the purpose of the following discussion.Keep reading
Pakistan is a new eldorado for Vloggers and Instagrammers, especially young attractive ladies, who enjoy a support they could not find in other countries. Authorities and national companies find, here, an efficient PR tool in their attemp for creating a country new image. On their side, these travelers can enjoy a mass of followers they could not reach in other less gender seperated societies, offering them the precious status of “influencers”.Keep reading