Living colours: ‘I want the world to meet Pakistan’


In a quest to show the world Pakistan’s greatness, Moin Khan is travelling across the globe on a motorcycle to express his love for his country. So far, Mr Khan has travelled to 34 countries and is currently riding to Karachi from the Khunjerab Pass. Dawn caught up with Mr Khan during his stop in Islamabad to discuss his plans.

Q: How did all of this start, and what’s next for you?

A: I studied in San Francisco in 2005, and while I did not experience any racism myself, I would always find that people would get a bit uncomfortable when I said I was from Pakistan. I wanted people to know how this country really was. I wanted the world to meet Pakistan.

The first time around, I travelled from San Francisco to Lahore in 2011 and covered 40,000 kilometres in six months. My goal in life is to pump love for Pakistan. So, I now invite people from all over the world to come and see Pakistan for themselves and take them on tours around the country.

A 70-year-old biker, known as Bones, had always wanted to ride his bike on the Karakoram Highway. He contacted me and we rode around Pakistan for three weeks, and travelled to Skardu, Gilgit, Hunza, Islamabad and the Pak-China border.

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