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’52 locations to like in 2021′: Lahore listed in NY Occasions’ high picks to go to this 12 months

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  • American publicationThe New York Occasions included Lahore among the many 52 locations to go to in 2021
  • The article about Lahore was written by Haneen Iqbal, a 29-year-old freelance author in Toronto, Canada.
  • It was later retweeted by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Particular Assistant for Tourism Zulfi Bukhari.

American publication, The New York Occasions not too long ago shared its record of 52 locations to like in 2021 and our beloved Lahore made it to the record.

“We asked readers to tell us about the spots that have delighted, inspired, and comforted them in a dark year. Here, 52 of the more than 2,000 suggestions we received, to remind us that the world still awaits,” learn the publication because it make clear the motive behind the information piece after a testing 2020.

With 51 different journey locations, together with Saipan within the Northern Mariana Islands, Kaliya Dhrow in neighbouring India, Siwa Oasis in Egypt, Punjab’s capital metropolis Lahore was included within the record the place the writer Haneen Iqbal expressed her love for town that’s celebrated for its wealthy tradition and full of life ambiance.

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Iqbal is a 29-year-old freelance author in Toronto, Canada.

“I was 18, and I hadn’t been back to Lahore for 12 years. It was winter. At the open-air Liberty Market, my mother and I wandered the stalls as cloth vendors unfurled bright bolts of fabric, beckoning us to come to look. At dusk, with pashmina shawls wrapped around our shoulders, we devoured a bowl of spicy chicken karahi, using piping hot khamiri roti bread to wipe the bowl clean. The food practically sang as it made its way into our mouths,” Iqbal wrote.

“Pakistan has a bad reputation and is often overlooked by travelers who come to South Asia. But Lahoris are some of the kindest, most hospitable people,” wrote Iqbal, sharing that she loves to observe the Punjab locals feasting on terraces of eating places overlooking the grand Badshahi Mosque.

“They are just regular people living their regular lives, and they are so alive in the present, while always connected to their past,” the writer described.

The article was later retweeted by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Particular Assistant for Tourism Zulfi Bukhari, saying that “Lahore’s rich culture, warmth, hospitality & the most amazing food in the world awaits travelers.”

“A must-have on everyone’s list!” he added.

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