Every of you had heard thousands of time that never judge a book by its cover you never knows what is hidden inside it. So do not judge any country or its nation without being personally knowing about it. The World has set a very dull picture of Pakistan and the main reason of it is media, what it shows people all around the world just believe it and resist meeting Pakistanis’ and visit this country.
But in reality, not even a single soul proves media right after been here in Pakistan. First, it was a young English girl who visited Pakistan, months back and she declared this country as her ‘first and last love’. Soon after Alex and American with her dutch partner termed Pakistan as ‘bloody brilliant country’.
And, today we are going to share positive and overwhelming thoughts of another American soul who is in love with Pakistan and its people
By Helena won
“When I was six, my world history class began our section on Asia and being Asian American, I was excited. I expected to read about the Ming dynasty of China, the Edo period of Japan, and the Joseon dynasty of Korea. What I didn’t expect was to read about a fledgling country that had a history with an ancient civilization called Mohenjo-Daro. I realized that even in my young age, I wanted to visit this country and see it’s history. Through a distant friend ten years ago, this dream became a reality.”
Helena said her Pakistani friends always ask her to visit different places and have various experiences at their homeland such as deep water fishing at Karachi, amazing food at Lahore and her non-Pakistani friends always ask her to update them about this country. Tey ask is this same as they local and international media show this country or not.
Pakistan has billions and trillions of happiness and ultimate pleasant feelings to give others, Helena said:
“Pakistan has a plethora of good to offer. I have seen students using their free time to set up “free” schools for the less fortunate. I have observed those affected by polio taking their children to polio stations in order for their little ones to have access to the vaccine. On one of my journeys, I had the honor of watching a network of individuals giving marital advice, sexual health education, and free bridal services to less fortunate brides. The average Pakistani person I have met on my travels is always encouraging me to break bread with them, whether they have enough for their next meal or not.”
Though Helena had few bad experiences but still she is willing to come here again and invited other foreigners too, she says.
“My acquaintances ask if these instances deter me from visiting Pakistan. No, absolutely not. You have to remember that the very fabric of Pakistan is unique. This is a nation that gave rise to female leaders such as Fatima Jinnah, philanthropists such as Abdul Sattar Edhi, and scientists such as Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan. For every bad seed, there are five out there doing good and that is what draws me back time and time again.”