“A picture is worth a thousand words” – the German Ambassador to Pakistan has done exactly that. The Ambassador, Martin Kobler, used the pictorial representation instead of writing long paragraphs to tell the audience that Pakistan is as peaceful as they come.
The security situation might not be as ideal in some areas, however, it isn’t even one bit close to what international media says about Pakistan. The country is generally portrayed as a war-hit failed state with dystopian laws, however, the Ambassador denied and dismissed all those rubbish perceptions.
The Ambassador Travels
Martin Kobler has visited many places of Pakistan including Peshawar KPK in the past few days. While speaking at a ceremony in Lahore, Kobler told;
The haircut you see here is the haircut I had from Peshawar two weeks ago. If you do not believe me, check my Twitter account.
Here are a few glimpses of the Ambassador’s trips in various cities of Pakistan, he tweets frequently in Urdu as well;
#برلن #لاہور برلن میں بھی شہر دیکھنے کے لیے لاہور جیسی بسیں ہیں۔ مجھے ابھی بھی بس میں لاہور کی کی گئی سیر یاد ہے۔ آئیے اور برلن دیکھیے، خوبصورت اور زندگی سے بھرپور شہر! آپ کو پسند آئے گا۔ pic.twitter.com/CHvq9UK5PJ
— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) May 1, 2018
Kobler also visited several local restaurants without any protocol which is a proof that Pakistan isn’t as bad as it is shown on TV. The Ambassador had a taste of Pakistan’s favourite Biryani as well – for just Rs 170;
What a delicious chicken biryani in #karachi!Look at the photo, when I had it in #lahore a few weeks ago.Many of you said: try it in #karachi.And i did!For 170 rs one of the most delicious meals I ever had.Unique mixture of spices.Look at the mint-yoghurt sauce.Thank you Karachi! pic.twitter.com/Avd5g8SZxp
— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) May 10, 2018
On his first visit to Lahore, the Ambassador told that he traveled via train instead of taking a car.
Here is another clip of Martin Kobler engaging with the all-friendly locals in a wheat field.
Hard work to cut the wheat. Not for me, i did it for a few minutes only, but for the labourers who do it day by day under the hot sun of #Punjab. Thanks for letting me share the experience! Growing rice on the field is next. pic.twitter.com/nIrsqWOcT3
— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) May 4, 2018
The Ambassador, speaking at the ceremony, added that the trade-ties between Germany and Pakistan are a good sign. He further stressed that Pakistan needs to invest more in the education sector as more than half of Pakistan’s population is under 30.