posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:07 PM
So the Pakistan Government has decided to spend $30M to help the image of Abbottabad, the city of 500,000 that the assassination of Osama Bin Laden by
U.S. Navy Seals on May 2nd 2011 took place. Plans include A zoo, an adventure club, paragliding, restaurants and waterfalls in the attempt to revive
tourism to the town. The project is expected to take 8 years to complete.
Twenty percent of the income earned through each project will be spent on the development of the respective area, and residents will be given
priority for jobs, Dawn said....While instability has wracked most of Pakistan in recent decades, Abbottabad has remained free of violence and suicide
bombings. A favored summer destination for rest and relaxation, wealthy Pakistanis often visited the area for weekend
I find this very odd. I understand the need and desire to move forward, I also understand the need to to pick up the pieces, provide jobs and promote
travel, but Pakistan has been war torn for so long and so much death and conflict has occurred in the country, I would think that there are other
pressing matters to deal with rather than building an amusement park like the continuation of attacks. How does a country that is currently engaged in
military conflict within their own boarders just decide to promote tourism? What am I missing? Is this being used as a means of funding defense?
edit on 4-2-2013 by Agarta
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