Pakistan continues to lose face in front of the entire world for numerous reasons, there is one thing that every citizen takes pride in. And that is Pakistan’s northern areas. With snow-capped mountains and lush green valleys, the scenic beauty is able to attract tourists from all over the world. Yet, domestic tourists like Mr. and Mrs. Shoaib, vandalized the property there, hurting the beauty of the area.
Mr. & Mrs. Shoaib Visit Northern Areas
A photograph recently went viral when a popular tourism-centric Twitter account posted it on the platform. They put the caption with asking the couple, Mr and Mrs Shoaib to learn basic ethics when it comes to travelling expeditions. Otherwise, they said that this specific couple (and whoever is symbolically a Mr & Mrs Shoaib) should never visit the beautiful places of the country.
A humble request to Mr and Mr.s Sohaib please don’t ever visit this place again unless you learn basic ethics and manners.!! pic.twitter.com/WzFiAyUDXd
— Pakistan Tourism 🇵🇰 (@PakistanJannatt) August 8, 2021
Taking a look at this picture, don’t you just feel like that the whole landscape scene is ruined. Numerous other netizens agreed with this and thus, started a conversation on Twitter.
Netizens on Twitter
Let’s have a look at what the netizens were saying on the matter, shall we?
They came to the platform with quite a strict take. One user even said that they should be totally banned from tourist areas other than Khujerab Pass.
ان پر دوسرے اضلاع میں جانے پر پابندی لگا دی جائے
— Shujaat Khan (@ShujaatKhan122) August 8, 2021
Another user labelled it an extremely uncivilized act to chalk the walls in these places. They said that the act was ruining the ambience of Khunjerab Pass.
Very uncivilised bustle to wall chalk the unspoilt
Good for that loud mouth 'Mr. & Mrs Shoib' to visit this majestic https://t.co/sTzxGoY0fD do thousands every year, but do not pollute surroundings.
Wondering, how soon will those dingy signs take to vanish.
— Malik84 (@EssEmm84) August 8, 2021
The tweet concludes with a question, how soon these signs would vanish. This is one legitimate question. Surfing some more tweets we found that the first time the photo of the chalking went viral was back in 2017. It is evident, hence, that this is no recent act and the Shoaib couple did not realize their wrongdoing otherwise they would have cleared it by now.
— Ali Yar Khan (@Mr_Programmer14) October 31, 2017
While people bashed the couple, some even highlighted how the government could also have taken care of it and cleaned the chalking.
ہر صوبائی حکومت کو چاہیئے
1: صفائی ستھرائی کا خاص اہتمام کروائیں۔
2: لوگوں کو وال چاکنگ پر بھاری جرمانہ و سزا کریں۔
3: ڈرائیونگ لائسنس اور ڈرائیونگ کے مکمل احتیاطی امور کو پرکھے گئے لوگوں کو ڈرائیونگ کروائے تاکہ ٹریفک بحال رہے۔
— Veer Of Shabbir (SAPL) (@ShabbirVeer) August 8, 2021
They may not be completely wrong because if authorities are more active in enforcing rules, tourists would not be able to get away with vandalizing state property. But shouldn’t we also show that we own this country? Instead of putting the entire responsibility on the government, be it local or federal, as Pakistanis, we could also contribute in dealing with the matter; our contribution could be as small as when we go on our trips, we do not perform the same vandalizing acts as the couple in question.
(1/2)Do we as a nation and individuals have some responsibility? From most of the tweets it seems no. Everything has to be either done by the local government or the federal government or their departments. Unfortunately in this nation and country formed on Islam..
— Sameer Khan (@KhanSameer78) August 9, 2021
It is understandable that when you travel you want to document your trip; you want to leave a trace that you visited the area. Isn’t it better to do that by posting a picture of you on that tourist spot on your Instagram?
Stay tuned to Brandsynario for the latest news and updates!