Lahore Made It To New York Times’ Top Picks to ‘Love In 2021.’ WOW!

Lahore to love in 2021
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American daily, New York Times compiled a list of 52 places to love in 2021, and Lahore was one of them. NYT asked its readers to tell them about the places that ‘comforted them in a dark year.’ Out of over 2000 entries, the daily made a list of suggested place to show ‘that the world still awaits.’

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Haneen Iqabl, a 29-year-old freelance writer in Toronto, Canada sent in her entry for Lahore. She full was of praises for the city and what it has to offer. From its hospitable locals, to mouthwatering food, she penned it all.

Pakistan has a bad reputation, and is often overlooked by travelers who come to South Asia. But Lahoris are some of the kindest, most hospitable people. They love to take care of you and feed you.

Via Dunya News

She wrote,

At dusk, with pashmina shawls wrapped around our shoulders, we devoured a bowl of spicy chicken karahi, using piping hot khamiri roti bread to wipe the bowl clean. The food practically sang as it made its way into our mouths.

Praising the city for its rich culture and strong history, Iqbal shared some details about ‘Androon Lahore,’

Lahore’s hot summers can feel oppressive, but in winter, in the cool dusk, lights twinkle in the fog. Androon Lahore, the city’s historic core, is studded with monuments from the Mughal era. I love to watch the Punjab locals feasting on terraces of restaurants overlooking the grand Badshahi Mosque — they are just regular people living their regular lives, and they are so alive in the present, while always connected to their past.

Via GlobeHunters

Zulfi Bukhari, Imran Khan’s special assistant on overseas Pakistanis, also shared his excitement on social media regarding the news. He tweeted:

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