Images and stories from Pakistan.
The bookkeeper’s treasure hunt. Hazro, Attock. Photo by @mobeenansariphoto
Bhong Mosque, Sadiqabad Photo by @awaisyaqub
The treacherous trails along the #Hindukush mountain ranges. If you encounter a vehicle driving the other way, one of you needs to back up and find a little space to let the other pass. Photo by @heyhelloteo #Travelbeautifulpakistan #TBPChitral #TBPKhyberPakhtunkhwa #Pakistan #Khyber #khyberpukhtunkhwa #Chitral
Photo by @snowleopardtrust A wild snow leopard photographed in Pakistan. Pakistan may be home to around 200 snow leopards, living in three mountains provinces: Gilgit Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Like their brethren elsewhere in their range, Pakistan’s snow leopards face severe threats such as poaching and retaliation killings and the loss of prey and habitat. When our team in Pakistan surveyed herders about their attitudes toward snow leopards, and potential problems they were facing in connection with the cat, they made a surprising discovery: While predation was a concern for many, they actually lost significantly more livestock to diseases. In some areas five times as much. There was an opportunity to make a difference for these herders and the ecosystem, and to create a lot of goodwill and tolerance for the snow leopard in the process, and the idea of a livestock vaccination program was born. By participating in the vaccination program, herders gain healthier, more resilient herds and the opportunity to earn additional income and herders are better able to tolerate occasional snow leopard predation. Read more about the program at www.snowleopard.org
Oranges 🍊 from Rustam, Mardan. Rustam, Mardan; Palai, Malakand; and Rabat, Lower Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan are known for producing the most delicious oranges in the world, the most famous among them being the blood red oranges, known for their juicy red pulps. #Travelbeautifulpakistan #TBP