Headline August 12, 2018/ '' 'CORNELL'S PAKISTAN CALLINGS' "


CORNELL UNIVERSITY : Most foreigners tend to imaging Pakistan as home to unfriendly, conservative people, a monolithic, insular culture, and to -

*Some of the most dangerous radical outfits of this world*.

But two Pakistani students at Cornell University , USA - Mohammed Zohair Javed and Shan Ahmed attempted to bust the myths about Pakistan by organising a trip to the country for their peers at Cornell.

The trip itself involved around 18 students from Cornell - one of the most presitigious universities in the world - and who hailed from different backgrounds.

Govinda Hancock, for instance, is an Australian American who wished to visit Pakistan to ''better understand this important Muslim majority Nation.''

Arturo Castellanos, a Mexican student studying law at Cornell, meanwhile describes Pakistan as the  ''most stimulating and magical country" he has ever visited. Prior to this trip, he held the same view of Pakistan that the Western Media so unabashedly disseminates.

Shan Ahmed and Zohair Javed, this deserve immense plaudits for organising a trip that showcased not only Pakistan's cultural diversity and natural beauty, but also the daily struggles of the common people.

One of the first stops on the trip, for instance was to a village on the outskirts of Lahore, where our guests were "introduced to people from a rural background so they do not just get to see urban Pakistan, but also meet people in rural setting," as Zohair Javed said.

The participants landed in Lahore on the 30th of May of this year, with their visits beginning the following day.

Their first visit was was to the acclaimed Lahore Museum, where they witnessed the history that has shaped this part of the world. The Museum trip was followed by the inimitable experience of  Wagah's flag lowering ceremony - where our guests witnessed first - hand the intense patriotism that comes to define our country.

Other activities the group covered in Lahore included a visit to Lahore's Old City including the  Lahore Fort and the Badshahi Mosque, as well visits to the National College of Arts {NCA} and to the Lahore University of Management Sciences [ LUMS ].

Our guests also had a chance to have dinner in Lahore's acclaimed Food Street, thus witnessing the  culture, history and the vibrant culinary tradition of this unique city.

Emily Liao, an American citizen and an MBA student at Cornell, vividly describes her times spent in Lahore. She says :

"We rode wildly colourful tourist bikes within the Walled City of Lahore, stopped to watch mud wrestling, and tried to hold our dancing bones back while listening to the drumming of the dhool.''

Emily's eloquent description, in fact, perfectly captures the multitude of emotions one goes through as one experiences Lahore. In the midst of this euphoria, moreover, the students remember the  hospitality and love they received from the common Pakistani.

Priscilla Lee, for instance, remembers her interaction with Pakistanis in the following way, ''I so appreciated the simple but warm social interactions I experienced - we met many friendly people along the way.''

The group then drove to Islamabad on the 3rd of April.

The Honor and Serving of this publishing continues. The World Students Society thanks author Abrahim Shah.

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