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2006-03-19 India-Pakistan
2007 to be ‘Visit Pakistan Year’
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Posted by john 2006-03-19 12:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Watch out Jamaica, them tourists will soon be flocking to Pakistan
Posted by john 2006-03-19 13:07||   2006-03-19 13:07|| Front Page Top

#2 If you substitue "terrorists" for "tourists" and "terrorism" for "tourism", etc., this makes a whole lot of sense, suddenly.
Posted by Thinemp Whimble2412 2006-03-19 13:26||   2006-03-19 13:26|| Front Page Top

#3 Damn... you're right

Posted by john 2006-03-19 13:32||   2006-03-19 13:32|| Front Page Top

#4 "extending visitors maximum care and love"

Only a German tourist could possibly take this seriously, LOL. Okay, maybe a few of those Brits who love to play with their pink tanks.

In the US, well - marching around and making fools of themselves is an "art form". They don't really want to go to places which have no Michelin rating...

I think we should assign this story to Daniel Pearl Maureen Dowd. She's always moping about the lack of love in her life. Okay, Dowdy, maximum care and love coming right up.
Posted by Griper Phulet7709 2006-03-19 13:35||   2006-03-19 13:35|| Front Page Top

#5 Nope. It won't work. It will be 2012 at the earliest. And that will occur ONLY if Pakistan starts on a fast-track program of outhouse building. And if they get that done by 2010, and a publicity campaign is successful, it still will not matter because the End Times tour packages will take all the potential tourists away. All the Paks have left is corruption and seething. Better hold on to what you have.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2006-03-19 13:46||   2006-03-19 13:46|| Front Page Top

#6 Watch out Jamaica, them tourists will soon be flocking to Pakistan

Hedonism III, the new all-inclusive resort for couples only, coming to Karachi soon!!

Somehow I'm not getting the vibe for it ....
Posted by lotp 2006-03-19 14:05||   2006-03-19 14:05|| Front Page Top

#7 So, is the high season when the riots and seething happen, or is that in the bargain low season?

Can I be part of a riot in an adventure package?
Posted by Desert Blondie 2006-03-19 14:09||]">[]  2006-03-19 14:09|| Front Page Top

#8 As a kid I spent a day in Karachi in 1965. (Ship stopped there.)
The only place scaryier is Aden.
Why on earth would anybody want to be a tourist to Pakistan?
Posted by 3dc 2006-03-19 14:13||   2006-03-19 14:13|| Front Page Top

#9 Under other circumstances, I'd love to see the high mountains in Pakistan/Afghanistan. Hindu Kush and all that.

I'm a little less clear on the cultural attractions, though.
Posted by lotp 2006-03-19 14:36||   2006-03-19 14:36|| Front Page Top

#10 I suppose the only tourism they will be getting in 2007 is when the 82d drops in to visit a few friends.
Posted by 49 Pan">49 Pan  2006-03-19 14:41||   2006-03-19 14:41|| Front Page Top

#11 I'm a little less clear on the cultural attractions, though.

Are you kidding?

Koran recitations, beheadings, acid splashings, ah what have I forgotten? Dust storms.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-19 14:42||   2006-03-19 14:42|| Front Page Top

#12 Sorry, Pakistan, but we're going to Iran this year.
Posted by The B-2 Crew 2006-03-19 14:54||   2006-03-19 14:54|| Front Page Top

#13 What's next? Olympics in Islamabad in 2424?
Posted by Perfessor 2006-03-19 15:11||   2006-03-19 15:11|| Front Page Top

#14 Drum Major tours of the famous Lashkars
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-03-19 15:30||   2006-03-19 15:30|| Front Page Top

#15 "And our first thousand visitors get an AK-47 and 10 clips of ammo, ABSOLUTELY FREE!"
Posted by Raj 2006-03-19 15:58||   2006-03-19 15:58|| Front Page Top

#16 It's a beautiful country. I'll visit if I can:

1) Bring in a bible
2) Order a ham and cheese sandwich in a restaurant
3) Visit a church or synagogue
4) Not risk my life doing any of the above

Till then fuggedaboutit.
Posted by DMFD 2006-03-19 15:59||   2006-03-19 15:59|| Front Page Top

#17 Visit by whom?

The 3rd ID?
Posted by  Barbara Skolaut"> Barbara Skolaut  2006-03-19 16:19||]">[]  2006-03-19 16:19|| Front Page Top

#18 I can see the advertisements now, "Lose your head in PakiWakiLand," and "What you lose in PakiWakiLand stays in PakiWakiLand"
Posted by Captain America 2006-03-19 17:45||   2006-03-19 17:45|| Front Page Top

#19 The Pakistan government has decided to celebrate 2007 as the “Visit Pakistan Year”

Their first schedueled IS visitors are detachments from the 5th and 10th Special Forces Groups, and some CIA guys "on holiday".
Posted by Oldspook 2006-03-19 19:39||   2006-03-19 19:39|| Front Page Top

#20 Advertised only in proctologist monthly.
Posted by pihkalbadger 2006-03-19 21:04||   2006-03-19 21:04|| Front Page Top

#21 Old Spook: Whahahahahaa..... Welcome to FOB Paklandia.
Posted by Besoeker 2006-03-19 21:10||   2006-03-19 21:10|| Front Page Top

#22 What the Indian army thinks about it?
Posted by gromgoru 2006-03-19 21:44||   2006-03-19 21:44|| Front Page Top

#23 Lonely Planet has a video that includes Pakistan and (I think) parts of Afghanistan and Iran. Our intrepid traveler managed to arrive at a Shiite city on one of the Death of Hussein bloodletting festivals, and cut his visit short. He was obviously queasy.
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