Let's Rebuild & Excel Pakistan
Pakistan is in the list of Top Ten countries that have everything; we have history of 9000 years. Five highest Peaks of the world, Sea, Deserts, Valleys, Mountains, Glaciers and Jungles too. We have to decide it quite early, better late than never. The Tourist like to enjoy night activities and as being a Muslim country we are bound not to provide such activities such as pubs, dancing clubs and prostitution etc. In our neighborhood we have many liberal countries like India, Iran, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan. These countries are Affordable and Tourism Friendly too. We are unable to compete them in the traditional way of Tourism, so we have left with the only option of promoting our Historical and Religious Tourism. If we focus on this agenda we may attract the whole world easily.
Pakistani Government wishes to promote Tourism as an Industry. Indeed it is a good decision since Tourism is the most powerful industry of the world. The world is earning billions of dollars profit yearly. France earns more than US Dollar 22 Billion yearly from just its Iron Made Eiffel Tower, Switzerland earn $ 80 billions, Turkey earn $ 40 Billions yearly from its tourism why Pakistan cannot promote its Spiritual, Religious, Historical and Eco Tourism.
Taxila has been sacred city for Buddhist since 2500 years. It has many falls and rise in the history, until it has been buried in the dust. John Marshall started digging its remains in 1913. Amazingly he discovered many of the most sacred Buddhist Artifacts and he also found the Relic of the four teeth of Buddha. John Marshall presented one of the teeth to Viceroy, who sends it to Orissa, now this city has become very sacred to all Buddhist. Second Sacred tooth has reached to Chittagong and two remains in Taxila.
Other three sacred teeth reached to
Sri Lanka, China and Taiwan. These countries have become the most sacred
religious places for all Buddhist.
Ex-President Ayyub Khan gifted One Peace of Sacred tooth of Chittagong to Japan. The king of Japan and whole Japanese Cabinet came to Airport to receive this priceless sacred gift. And all the population of Japan paid their respect to it while standing with respect on the roadsides to have its look. Japan has built a new Buddhist Temple in Camargo to exhibit this Relic of the tooth of Buddha. Since than Japan always show respect to Pakistan and Pakistanis.
Pakistan is the only country of the world which possesses the two Relics of the teeth of Buddha. These two most sacred Relics of the teeth of Buddha are exhibited in Taxila Museum of Pakistan. One may figure out how sacred these Relics are? In 1916 and 1918 Pakistan brought this to Sri Lanka twice for Exhibition, Millions of people received them at the airport, The President and PM of Sri Lanka received them, and millions paid their respect on the roadside while sanding in respect to view them. We are unaware of its value; we are also unaware of the value of Taxila for all Buddhists.
We have to build a special Exhibition Building to exhibit the Relics of the teeth of Buddha and invite all the Buddhist around the world, we may attract millions of Buddhist Tourists annually. We may also exhibit the Relics of the teeth of Buddha in Buddhist Countries like China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand to earn millions of Dollars as revenues.
Pakistan also possess the sacred places for Hinduism, such as Tilla Jogian and Katas Raj Temples, both places are mentioned in Hindu Prana and Geta. Haridwar is sacred place for Hinduism and known as Jerusalem of Hinduism. We have to open a Corridor in between Wahga Border and Katas Raj with a Free Entry Visa for Hindu Religious Tourist; we may earn lots of revenue.
There is also a very sacred worship
place for Hinduism called Samella Mandir, located in
Sindh river at Sakhar, Sindh. We have to open this place for Religious
Tourist. If you travel on costal highway from Karachi to Gwadar,at the
middle of the Hingol National Park, there is a Hinglaj Mandir.
Hinglaj Mata, also known as Hinglaj Devi, Hingula Devi and Nani
Mandir, is a Hindu temple in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the
Lasbela district of Balochistan. It is one of the Shakti Peethas of the
Hindu goddess Sati. It is a form of Durga or Devi in a mountain cavern
on the banks of the Hingol River. Over the last three decades the place
has gained increasing popularity and became a unifying point of
reference for Hindu communities. Hinglaj Yatra is the largest Hindu
pilgrimage in Pakistan. More than 40,000 people take part in the Hinglaj
Yathra during the spring. If we properly promote this Mandir we can
easily have 4–5 Lac Visitors yearly.
Mohenjo Daro are goldmines for Pakistan. Mehrgarh, Balochistan, has
a history of 9000 years ago civilization. The first Tooth Operation of
the world and First Statue were made here, while the Mohenjo Daro is
4500 Years old city. This is older than Hinduism, This was the first
city of the world which has Wheet Stocks storage allocations and
swimming pools. There were multistory houses built.
Pakistan has many historical cities
those were set up under British Raj such as Lyallpur, Mintgumri,
Abbottabad and Camelpur. We shall restore these citis in their original
states to attract many British Tourists. May not rebuild the entire
cities but may restore some areas of the cities having historical values
for tourists. We have to build new cities with tourist attractions in
between Karachi and Gwadar. It will take some time to achieve our
targets, however we may open a Religious and Historical Tourism
immediately. We shall not delay this decision or we may lose this
Buddhism, the first Indian religion
to require large communal and monastic spaces, inspired three types of
architecture. Buddhism The first was the stupa, a significant object in
Buddhist art and architecture. On a very basic level it is a burial
mound for the Buddha. The original stupas contained the Buddha's ashes,
there are few Stupas found near Taxila, Pakistan.
As Makkah and Madinah are the holiest places for all Muslims, Pakistan has been blessed with the holiest sites for Sikhs and Buddhists. Pakistan is uniquely placed to take advantage of Religious Tourism. Travelers can experience the historical heritage of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, worship at the rich collection of Sufi Shrines, Hindu Temples, Sikh Gurdawaras and Buddhist Monasteries, scale some of the highest mountains in the world, or simply experience natural beauty ranging from blossoming trees against a backdrop of snow-clad peaks in Gilgit-Baltistan to pristine beaches in Gwadar. If France can earn more than US Dollar 22 Billion yearly from just its Iron Made Eiffel Tower, why Pakistan cannot promote its Spiritual and Religious Tourism.
Holy Sites of Baba Guru Nanak
At one point, Punjab was the center of the only Sikh empire in history. Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Baba Guru Nanak, is one of the holiest sites for Sikhs. Nankana Sahib with the potential to attract as many pilgrims as the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The Sikh. Other holy places of Sikh located in the following cities of Pakistan are Narowal. Peshawar, Rawalpindi. Faisalabad. Hasan Abdal. Islamabad and Lahore. Indeed, Pakistan have plenty of world’s beautiful lush green Valleys, Legendary Mountains & Top Peeks, Fresh Water Lakes, Peaceful Rivers, Desert, Sea with Long Beaches, Historic Places & Heritage, Religious Places, Ancient Architecture etc.
The country's attraction ranges from the ruin of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, to the Himalayan hill stations, which attract those interested in Winter Sports. Pakistan is home to several Mountain Peaks over 7000 m, which attracts adventurers and mountaineers from around the world, especially K2.
The Northern Pakistan has many Old Fortresses, and the Hunza and Chitral valley, home to small Kalash people community. The romance of the historic Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is timeless and legendary.
Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital, with many examples of Mughal Architecture such as Badshahi Masjid, Shalimar Gardens, Tomb of Jahangir and the Lahore Fort. We attract many foreign & local tourists. We are indeed of Travel & Tourism Reforms to boost this industry. We have to take the following steps:
List of Reforms/Innovative Ideas
By Zahid Ikram
Science in Quran
By Zahid Ikram
Short Messages By Zahid Ikram
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