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Donald Blome visits AJK

Restoring sites of Pk with US support

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador Donald Blome took to the Twitter on Sunday (2nd of October, 2022) to inform that US has helped 32 historic and cultural sites around Pakistan, totaling more than $7.1million.

“These projects show the respect & admiration the US has for Pakistan, its culture, and its people,” Blome Tweeted.

“I’m honored to have the chance to visit the 17th century Muzaffarabad Fort – AKA the Red Fort – in person. It was wonderful to see the impact of local government efforts to restore & revitalize this important cultural heritage site.

US Envoy Donald Blome
US Envoy Donald Blome

“The Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Dak Bungalow symbolizes the cultural and historical richness of Pakistan and was famously visited by Jinnah in 1944. I’m honored to visit during my first trip to AJK.

US Envoy visits AJK
US Envoy Donald Blome visits AJK

“Damaged during the 2005 earthquake, the local government has beautifully restored this heritage site for the benefit of the community and visiting travelers.

Ambassador Blome also spoke with local artisans to learn about their craft, admiring the fine work from traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.

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