German envoy tries out Namak Mandi karahi, gets haircut in Peshawar


Kobler reside tweets the entire experi­ence and posts pictur­es with native other people he meets across the town

German Ambassador Martin Kobler gets a quick trim from a local barber on his visit to Peshawar earlier this week. PHOTO: EXPRESS

German Ambassador Martin Kobler gets a handy guide a rough trim from an area barber on his talk over with to Peshawar previous this week. PHOTO: EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: There used to be a time when diplomats weren’t allowed to project out of doors of the Red Zone in the federal capital. Confined to a tiny portion of town, governments had issue persuading their body of workers to simply accept a posting to Islamabad.

That used to be years in the past. Pakistan is other lately. Militant hideouts had been neutralised, and the rustic has observed an important drop in terrorist process. For goodbye on the entrance line of the battle in opposition to terror, each for nationwide and world safety forces, Peshawar is coming again to lifestyles as soon as once more.

German Ambassador Martin Kobler’s talk over with to Peshawar has highlighted and emphasized town’s cultural significance to Pakistan. It additionally indicators that the recovery of peace in the provincial capital isn’t a pipe dream anymore, however a fact.

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It is simple to recall a time when even the electorate of Peshawar didn’t really feel protected and needed to flee town in order to offer protection to their households from hurt. However, fresh positive factors in opposition to militants via legislation enforcement businesses have began to pay dividend, and it displays in the way in which lifestyles has returned to town.

Martin Kobler took a walk during the a lot of conventional walkways working in the bazaars of Peshawar, a few of that have observed a lot bloodshed and carnage over time. Without any protocol or safety, the ambassador additionally stopped via many websites of importance in town that has observed a millennia of historical past. He confirmed explicit  in its well-known Gandhara heritage.

Live tweeting the entire revel in, he posted candid footage of himself with native other people as he went across the town.

According to Peshawar SSP Sajjad Khan, Kobler visited the famed Namak Mandi space and handled himself to a a beneficiant serving to of the native favourite mutton karahi. He additionally visited a neighbourhood barber for a fast trim, prior to happening to talk over with an area radio channel.

A gathering with tribal elders from surrounding spaces had additionally been organized, and the ambassador sat and listened to their issues, promising to do no matter he may just to lend a hand them. Wrapping up the talk over with, Kobler stopped via an area dry fruit store to take again some treats for family and friends in Islamabad.


Talking to The Express Tribune after Kobler’s talk over with, SSP Sajjad Khan mentioned that it proves peace and quietness in the area have been restored.

“The hideouts of militants have been destroyed,” Khan proudly added.

Martin Kobler additionally met KP Chief Minster Pervez Khattak and favored his visionary management.



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