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    Gwadar waiting for the boom (new tourist hotspot)

    Before posting this I feel the need to mention that Pakistan has four provinces namely Balochistan, Sindh, Punjab and North-west Frontier Province (NWFP).

    Gwadar's a costal town in Balochistan province. Its the third deepest sea port in the world but has been ignored by the government for decades. Recently the President and the Prime minister announced development projects in this part of country. Gwadar's 800kms away from the provincial capital Quetta.

    Gwadar's located in the south-west of Pakistan. Its strategically located among three increasingly important regions of the world: the oil rich middle east, heavily populated south Asia and the economically emerging and resource rich central Asia.

    The government, in recent years, has initiated several mega projects, with assistance from China, to develop and promote Gwadar as one of the favourite tourist places in the world and as a good transit and trade point.

    Some photos of Gwadar:

    Gwadar a few years ago.



    The remains of a Portuguese gun tower face the east bay


    On the way to Gwadar from Quetta (my home town)





    Gwadar a few years ago.....


    Gwadar a few years from now.....


    City centre and industrial zones.....





    More pics in the gallery.

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    Will they allow topless bathing there macha.

    BTW, the 3rd pic is beautiful.

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    Not sure about topless bathing but I heard there will be private beaches for foreigners. Mariott (?), Awari, Intercontinental, Sharaton, Serena etc have already bought land on the beach front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Will they allow topless bathing there macha.

    BTW, the 3rd pic is beautiful.
    You'd love outback Oz then.

    I'll admit to being totally ignorant about Pakistan (love the cricket, 'Javed') but is there any form of tourism in Pakistan?

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    On that note, i have always wanted to take in a test match in Pakistan.
    Don't really care who they are playing.

    Which test venue would you recommend for a one off test match viewing macha??

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    This might help Poolie.

    http://www.tourism.gov.pk/

    The best venue IMO's in Lahore. Nice Lahori birds always watch them live.

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    Do they intend to grow any trees?

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    Yes it did help Macha, thanks very much.

    Well, my assumptions were right Pakistan doesn't have any tourist attractions.

    Want big mountains?

    Nepal, Tibet, India. Who would choose Pakistan, what with the mad muzzies in there, over any one of these three?

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    Domestic tourism is on the rise and recently the government initiated some tourism projects to attract foreigners. It will take time to get foreigners in an unstable country like Pakistan but it ain't impossible.

    The north and north-east of Pakistan is regarded as "heaven on earth". The south-west of Pakistan is famous for its gigantic mountains and deserts.

    Marmite,

    I'm sure they do have plan for planting trees in Gwadar but not the surroundings as its mainly desert.

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    Some pictures of north and south-west Pakistan with a hope to attract some foreign tourists in me country.












    I'm sure you want to visit after seeing these pictures Poolie. I'm sorry but there ain't no night-life.

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    Simply because I'm not interested, I'm not going to post links to the Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, Bhutan, Chinese tourist authorities who's websites will be equally illustrated with wondrful piccys of tall mountains and, no less, details of accomodation, transport and tourist facilities, all sadly lacking from the Pakistani site.

    Worry not Macha, the first steps are always the smallest.

    I farking hate cold and snow so I wouldn't have the slightest interest in visiting those beautiful bplaces but if you're going to pay for my airfare, as part of your role as TeakDoor's Pakistani tourism guru, I'll take in a game of cricket at the stadium of your choice.

    (Do Pakistani cricket stadiums (stadia for the pednats) have squat toilets?

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    You'll find both styles, Western and Eastern, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macha
    You'll find both styles, Western and Eastern, mate.
    That's a start.

    Squirty hoses?

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    Yes sir.

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    If I get caught shagging a girl will she be stoned to death and will I get 40 lashes?

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    No stonning to death law in Pakistan. Its in Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and a few more middle eastern countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macha
    No stonning to death law in Pakistan. Its in Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and a few more middle eastern countries.
    Yes, that's all very nice Macha but my main inquiry was about my well-being!!!!

    Will I get lashes?

    Furthermore, if I was to get caught shagging said girl, when I refuse to marry her will her brothers throw acid over her?

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    A judge in Peshawar suspended the sentence and her appeal will be heard by a full bench of the Islamic or Sharia court in Islamabad.

    President Musharraf said they would never allow this sentence to be carried out, but he did not give any further comment on whether he would consider repealing such laws.


    So, according to the above, stoning is still part of the law in Pakistan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    A judge in Peshawar suspended the sentence and her appeal will be heard by a full bench of the Islamic or Sharia court in Islamabad.

    President Musharraf said they would never allow this sentence to be carried out, but he did not give any further comment on whether he would consider repealing such laws.


    So, according to the above, stoning is still part of the law in Pakistan..
    Hang on CMN, we're getting a little ahead of ourselves aren't we?
    I haven't set foot in Pakistan, let alone shagged this girl and your telling me that she's already sentenced to death???
    There's a chance I might not get a woody if I knew it was going to result in certain death for the girl (yes, I accept it would be a remote chance but you never know..)

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    Hang on please. CMN you're mixing two laws, Sharia and State Law. According to Sharia law they must be stonned but Pakistan ain't following everything mentioned in Sharia law.

    Yes Poolie throwing acid is very common in interior Punjab province but that doesn't represent the whole Pakistan. Fok I've shagged a couple of girls back home.

    You'll get lashes Poolie if you're caught but I'm sure you ain't stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macha
    According to Sharia law they must be stonned but Pakistan ain't following Sharia law.
    I know that, but is sharia law ever applied in Pakistan these days and in what circumstances?

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    Yes some acceptable portions are part of state law and applicable for example lashes. Stonning to death or chopping off the wrist if caught in robbery etc ain't included in state law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macha
    Hang on please. CMN you're mixing two laws, Sharia and State Law. According to Sharia law they must be stonned but Pakistan ain't following everything mentioned in Sharia law.

    Yes Poolie throwing acid is very common in interior Punjab province but that doesn't represent the whole Pakistan. Fok I've shagged a couple of girls back home.

    You'll get leashes Poolie if you're caught but I'm sure you ain't stupid.
    There you are in that group of one again!!

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    How I wish I had the authority to change few things in Pakistan State Law.

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