ON MY WAY BACK FROM KASHMIR, I WROTE A LIST OF THINGS I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL🙏 FOR.
We went up till Arang Kel, in Neelum Valley Kashmir. Though it is not a very remote town and surprisingly it had more amenities of life compared to say, Kalash; the 24 hours I spent in the meadow without internet/phone made me reflect on everything I have back home in the city and is not available here (or in many remote towns in different corners of the world). Take a good pause on each of these, close your eyes and imagine how your day would be like without it:
1. Electricity & its connectivity to a button in the wall
2. Gas & its connectivity to the knob of our stove
3. Water & Plumbing system resulting in tap water
4. Roads, paved, smooth, concrete
5. Mode of transport; cars, bus, cycle, truck, rickshaw, boats, planes
6. Telecommunication; resulting in the facility to speak to anyone anywhere in the world
8. Choices of food; sweet, sour, grilled, boiled, fried, cut, chopped, frozen, fresh, imported, local
9. Healthcare facility; clinics, pharmacies, 24HRS signboard
10. Education facility; books, teachers, schools
I AM SO SO SO THANKFUL TO THE UNIVERSE FOR GIVING ME THE PRIVILEGE TO ENJOY ALL THESE WONDERS OF HUMAN, that have made life a convenient and sweet ride.
Just because we've never seen life without these, doesn't mean, that's a default for every human existing on this 🌎planet.
📍: enroute Kel (Neelum Valley)
📷: i framed, driver held the camera & i used phone remote to click
sometimes, you try to find the right words to express yourself. the way you feel. but you fail to. tears start rolling down your cheeks. you're there. sitting on the prayer mat. oblivious to the world. tears pouring out from your eyes the way rain does from dark clouds. despite all the chaos, you can feel the relief washing over you as you realize that Allah doesn't need words so as to understand you. you're thankful. thankful. that He understands. He knows. everything. that is in your heart. everything that is in your head. He knows that the clouds of ambiguity are making it harder for you to choose the right direction. He knows you feel lost. He knows what you're going through. and you know He knows and you know that that's enough. ✨
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Minar-e-Pakistan in a shop at Muree KPK
Minar-e-Pakistan national monument located in Lahore, Pakistan.
The tower was built between 1960 and 1968 on the site where All India Muslim League passed the Lahore Resolutionon 23 March 1940.
The first official call for a separate and independent homeland for the Muslims of British India, as espoused by the two-nation theory.
تم ، میں اور لاھور کی گلیاں
📍Architecture of old houses in Lahore are showing famous Art and it’s specially in androon Lahore near Mughal Era 🕍
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tū ne dekhā hai kabhī ek nazar shaam ke ba.ad
kitne chup-chāp se lagte haiñ shajar shaam ke ba.ad
itne chup-chāp ki raste bhī raheñge lā-ilm
chhoḌ jā.eñge kisī roz nagar shaam ke ba.ad 🌸🌸
📍Kumrat the Beauty Queen of Pakistan 🇵🇰 .
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You can’t just jump into the river and swim. Wallah! If you don't know how to swim :)
By the way swimming in Neelum River is not recommended at all. It's not about the depth of water, rocks under the water that's hella dangerous.
A great Companion "Bodur" a shepherd dog from Broghil pasture. .
Broghil valley is situated along with Wakhan corridor, high altitude valley of Wakhi people in Chitral district of KP. Although life is very tough in this remote place but the place itself has no comparison, the magnificent mountain ranges of Hindu kush and Pamir, Amazing landscape and peaceful people are the reason one don't want to return.
P. S: I've seen many tourists started visiting Brogail with is a good thing for the economy of the locals but I've observed a very negative behavior of our local tourists towards these beautiful tourist sites, please do keep it clean, respect the privacy of the locals and the nature.) .
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After a long tiring hike of 4 hours we finally made it to the top of this beautiful mountain, just to find out plenty of plastic bottles all over the place.. coincidentally one of it photobombed my picture, fortunately or unfortunately? I often hear people complaining “what should we do? There aren’t many recycling facilities and places where we can dump our waste.” People in African countries have to drive for hours at times, just to dump their waste. So instead of complaining about lack of recycling facilities, we need to start appreciating what we have. I often see people driving on the roads, freeways, motorways.. would pull down their window and without any hesitation, throw their waste out on the roads. I agree with the fact that you cannot teach environmental awareness in a short period of time, but we, as a nation need to get better at this, sorting our trash and protect the nature. It is not the responsibility of govt to do it, but ours.. our waste is our responsibility and its about time we start owning it. We need to work together for the environment sustainability. Share this post, and share your knowledge about recycling and waste management with your friends and family, together we can bring this change! #ecofriendly#etribune#dawndotcom