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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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AMERICANS FLEE OBAMA SHADOW
Who wouldn’t want to take the wife and kids to the Pakistan/Afghanistan border for vacation?
I’d love to see that part of the world but I’m not suicidal. Enough said.
Well, I guess I’ll have to take that beach cottage now on the Straits of Hormuz.