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. To sustain a tourism turned to local populations, Pakistan image must be restored through transparence and governance change. Driving foreign travelers discourse will not compensate the devastating PM positions of the autumn 2020.

Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations? Islamophobia.
Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations? Islamophobia.
Photographies © Bernard Grua

Feed back received from “Neatgye”

Answer to “Neatgye”

The calumnies struggle intended to cut mountain communities from their livelihood can’t be ignored.

Pakistan wonders & good people have been widely documented.

Silencing an embarassing case is the opposite of helping.

Ramla Akhtar — One of the numerous public posts of the Karachi stalker against Wakhi mountain people of Upper-Hunza, Northern Pakistan
Ramla Akhtar — One of the numerous public posts of the Karachi stalker against Wakhi mountain people of Upper-Hunza, Northern Pakistan
One of the numerous public posts of the Karachi stalker against Wakhi mountain people of Upper-Hunza, Northern Pakistan

Pakistan efforts for promoting foreign tourism have been recently seriously damaged for years to come.

Wonderful, kind, and loving people of Pakistan are not the visible ones.

Pakistani Prime Minister sending condelences to the family of a religious extremist, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, who called for droping nuclear weapons on France
Pakistani Prime Minister sending condelences to the family of a religious extremist, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, who called for droping nuclear weapons on France
Pakistani Prime Minister sending condelences to the family of a religious extremist, the leader of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, who called for droping nuclear weapons on France
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In the video, one can see a female teacher beheading the effigy in front of the students so that they can be taught how to behead a human being and to make sure they can get ‘vengeance’ on France

The fact European travelers have to be careful in Pakistan should not be hidden or it will backfire.

Current image of Pakistan will not be materialy improved just by eluding a local abuse.

Imran Khan and his partners conducted the most despicable PR campaign.

French Embassy in Pakistan retweets Shireen Mazari the human rights minister for Pakistan. It was three weeks after Nice Basilica triple murder.
French Embassy in Pakistan retweets Shireen Mazari the human rights minister for Pakistan. It was three weeks after Nice Basilica triple murder.
French Embassy in Pakistan retweets Shireen Mazari the human rights minister for Pakistan. It was three weeks after Nice Basilica triple murder.

The solution is not in an external Pakistan window dressing.

“White washing” Pakistan reputation thanks to foreigners does not work but creates national tensions.

Pakistan image cannot be restaured without a change in its governance.

Shireen Mazari, Pakistan, France Insulting , deeply shocking, blatant lies, disgraceful, ideology of hatred and violence.
Shireen Mazari, Pakistan, France Insulting , deeply shocking, blatant lies, disgraceful, ideology of hatred and violence.
https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/pakistan/news/article/statement-of-the-spokesperson-of-the-ministry-of-europe-and-foreign-affairs
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National omerta about the consequence of a rogue behavior would prevent any positive change.

Where is Pakistan at the end of 2020 year?

Pakistan leaders actually promote India while killing their country international reputation.

The road to hell. Imran Khan lost his hybrid war and his quest for Muslim leadership. He humiliated and weakened his country.

— November 27, 2020

This is not where Imran Khan promised Pakistan would be.

What is the remaining option after this nihilist race?

Exhibit

Shireen Mazari, Pakistan Franc, Ministers relying on garbage and hateful media. How foreigners could paint this in pink? It must be changed from inside.
Shireen Mazari, Pakistan Franc, Ministers relying on garbage and hateful media. How foreigners could paint this in pink? It must be changed from inside.
Ministers relying on garbage and hateful media. — How foreigners could paint this in pink? It must be changed from inside.

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Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations?
Should foreign travelers hide part of their Pakistan experience, in the interest of local populations?
Photography © Bernard Grua

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