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  • Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula refuses to stay in Pakistan

    Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula on Tuesday refused to stay in Pakistan in response to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's offer to stop her deportation from the country...

    Sharbat Gula and Afghan government, in an application submitted to the KP government, pleaded for her departure from Pakistan to Afghanistan on completion of her 15-day sentence on Wednesday [November 9]...

  • Nat Geo's 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula to be deported from Pakistan

    Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula is to be deported to Afghanistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence and paying a fine of Rs110,000, a special anti-corruption and immigration court in Peshawar ordered on Friday...

    He said she had served about nine days in jail since her arrest and will remain imprisoned for six more to complete her sentence before she is deported from Pakistan...

  • Afghan president welcomes back Nat Geo famed 'Afghan girl' in Kabul

    Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday welcomed back Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover, in Kabul after she was deported from Pakistan...

    Gula revealed that she first arrived in Pakistan an orphan, some four or five years after the Soviet invasion of 1979, one of millions of Afghans who have sought refuge over the border since...

  • Nat Geo famed 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula to travel to India

    Days after a controversial departure from Pakistan, it emerged that National Geographic's famous 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula will be travelling to India for medical treatment...

    Following the sentence, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government offered to stop her deportation from the country but she refused to stay in Pakistan...

  • Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should take precedence over geopolitics, Radio Pakistan reported...

    PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must not be politicised,...

  • The Ultimate Adventure Atlas of Earth

    Take for instance their The Ultimate Adventure Atlas of Earth...

    Who would want to open up a boring atlas with maps and stats, unless one has to do so for an assignment or homework? Now, since I bought this Nat Geo’s atlas, it remains at my bedside table, where I pick it up every now and then, and discover the extreme and adventurous parts of the world in the most reader-friendly way...

  • Terror-struck adventure tourism registers sharp decline

    ISLAMABAD: Once thriving, adventure tourism in northern Pakistan has seen a sharp decline over the past four years...

    According to the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP), the number of mountaineering expeditions daring to come for climbing the five highest peaks - K2, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum I and II – has been declining...

  • War tourism in Afghanistan: adventure or reckless hedonism?

    Armed with little more than travel guidebooks and an unflagging spirit of adventure, hardy bands of “war tourists” such as Milton visit Afghanistan’s pristine mountains and medieval ruins every year, ignoring warnings of kidnappings and bombings...

    The owner of Hinterland Travel, a Britain-based adventure travel agency which reportedly organised the tour, was also said to be among the injured and was pilloried for what was widely...

  • Cool winds attract enthusiasts to adventure sports

    KARACHI: As the cool winds of the north reach down south, the spirit of adventure in some Karachiites takes them to the top of the little hills around Gadani, in Balochistan, early Saturday morning to jump off and, no, not to end their lives, but to enjoy while pursuing the fun sporting activity of paragliding...

    We would like to organise more such adventure opportunities during this time but we also need at least 15 people to...

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