Nuaman Ishfaq Mughal,
Islamabad: Keen on dispelling negative stereotypes and misconceptions, a Pakistani expatriate living in Oman recently organised a trip to Pakistan with a passionate team that shared the same vision. Seven delegates from the Sultanate of Oman visited Pakistan through an initiative “Pakistan Awaits”. It is a campaign that was born in July of 2018 to showcase Pakistan as the next tourism destination for the people of the Sultanate of Oman via the platform of social media.
The delegates went through Karachi to Multan and to Lahore on their way to Islamabad and neighbouring Taxila, which is home to 1500 BC ‘Gandhara Civilization’.
Huzaifa Ubaid Khan, founder of the initiative Pakistan Awaits and organiser of this trip said, “With time we have been working hard to develop the model of the campaign, to an extent that it becomes a reason for Omani and Arab investors to invest in Pakistan and its industries”.
He further said his their venture had attracted diverse and high spirited Omani delegates, each phenomenal in their respective fields such as Marwa Al Wadahi-Omani Spartan Ambassador, Mazoon Al Zadjali-Oman’s Youth Ambassador to the United Nations, Anisa Al Raisi-First Omani to the North Pole, Harith AL Harthi-Official Photographer of the Royal Protocol of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, Anas Al Dheeb-Official Photographer for Dhofar Torusim Authority and Fahad Al Abri-Founder of Handstand initiative as well as Rosie Gabrielle who is a biker and photographer from Canada.
In a joint session for exploring mutual collaboration, Hamza Hamid Khattak, the founder of SunMeriAwaaz and brand ambassador for Mantech&Arc as well as member Future Team Pakistan appreciated the initiative by “Pakistan Awaits”. He also encouraged Mr. Huzaifa Ubaid to expand the initiative further for promoting cultural exchange and friendship between the people of Oman and Pakistan.
One of the most popular American business magazine ‘Forbes’ has recently included Pakistan to the top ten ‘coolest places’ where tourists must go in 2019. In the previous year 2018, Pakistan has seen an increase in the number of tourists. The foreigners across the globe have also expressed their desire to visit Pakistan on their social media platforms.