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Tourists Flee Osama Shadow
Inter Press Service ^ | 05/06/11 | Irfan Ahmed

Posted on 05/06/2011 8:01:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Tourists Flee Osama Shadow

By Irfan Ahmed

CHITRAL VALLEY, Pakistan, May 6, 2011 (IPS) - This is the time of year when picturesque Chitral Valley in the northwestern corner of Pakistan sees a huge influx of tourists. But local residents fear a backlash from the events in Abbottabad, some 300 miles southeast, as authorities put up an extraordinary security cordon throughout this tourist haven.

Local officials and residents note a number of cancellations from tourists who have apparently heeded their embassies’ travel advisories to stay out of Chitral, which borders the Afghan province of Nuristan, a Taliban stronghold.

Many countries, among them the United States, Australia, the UK, and New Zealand, have advised their nationals not to travel to Pakistan. Those already here have been advised to avoid volatile regions. To reach Chitral by road, travellers have to pass through the high-risk areas of Dir and Malakand.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; chitralvalley; pakistan; tourism

1 posted on 05/06/2011 8:01:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Tourists Flee Osama Shadow

AMERICANS FLEE OBAMA SHADOW

2 posted on 05/06/2011 8:05:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (I couldn’t fill my gas tank to go to the ‘Dead Bin Laden Celebration!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who wouldn’t want to take the wife and kids to the Pakistan/Afghanistan border for vacation?


3 posted on 05/06/2011 8:05:11 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: Spruce
Who wouldn’t want to take the wife and kids to the Pakistan/Afghanistan border for vacation?

Mexicans?.............

4 posted on 05/06/2011 8:08:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’d love to see that part of the world but I’m not suicidal. Enough said.


5 posted on 05/06/2011 8:09:55 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, I guess I’ll have to take that beach cottage now on the Straits of Hormuz.

Damn!


6 posted on 05/06/2011 8:56:40 AM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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