May 11, 2020
A friend from France wrote to me about the story of late Shiraz Nasir, a young entrepreneur in Pakistan, who set up one of the first tourism companies here- “Adventure Travel Pakistan”.
He proved that no matter where you live, you must follow your dreams. He made so many foreigners fall in love with Pakistan and he was proof that his message went through. Shiraz was even invited in May 2019 to Paris by UNESCO and the Pakistan embassy in Paris to give conferences on the tourism potential in Pakistan.
Tragically, in August 2019, while paragliding in Chitral, turbulence caused Shiraz’s fatal accident!
However, how many people actually know his story? It must be passed on to generations to inspire them.
Hence, my friend’s request that Shiraz deserves to be honored, to make known Shiraz’s heroic journey. It would bring so much pride to his family…and to Pakistan!
Shiraz deserves a civil national honor for what he has done to develop the tourist potential of Pakistan and to build bridges between people and cultures. This is something which would give such a positive light to Pakistan and honor the memory of this person.
Is there no one here to recognize Shiraz’s achievements and accolades towards Pakistan?