Celebrations! It is our third anniversary issue. What an absolute joy it has been and continues to
be journeying across Pakistan. From bringing old wonders to new light, and uncovering hidden
gems, we have come a long way in our quest to highlight the best of Pakistan.
Our Peshawar special issue focusing on one of Asia’s oldest living cities – with its indigenous
culture, warm people and incredible heritage, enthralled the readers with its unique content
showcasing a side of the town rarely seen or talked about anymore.
We followed it up with an edition spotlighting Takht Bahi, a long forgotten Buddhist sanctuary
located in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Again, the response was unprecedented. All those
who saw it were hooked and they couldn’t get enough of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- home to the
ancient Gandhara civilization.
It seems the land of many wonders never ceases to amaze. In this issue, we sit down with Mr
Atif Khan – Provincial Minister for Tourism, Culture, Archeology, Sports and Youth Affairs,
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – and as he takes us on a visual tour of KP’s dramatic scenery featuring
towering mountains, enchanting valleys and rolling plains, he reveals his plans to create a more
accessible and sustainable model for tourism across his home province.
Our cover features the screen diva of the hour, the dazzling Maya Ali as she shoots for her
upcoming rom-com Parey Hut Love, amongst the majestic mountains of Azad Jammu and
Kashmir. However, this edition is not limited to one area alone. As you flip the pages, you will
find incredulous imagery and powerful stories from all across Pakistan. Balochistan with its
unseen oasis and orchards; Punjab in celebration of its religious and regional heritage; Sindh
defined by the sounds of Karachi’s underground music scene and Gilgit Baltistan has been
showcased via Hunza’s breathtaking terrain.
The long and short of it all is that, this season we are off to great places! Love that you are
always part of our adventures.