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Saturday, July 4, 2009


This is Gilgit airport, on 27 June, 2009, surrounded by lofty mountains, soaring trees, and delicate flowers of multiple colours. In the background is parked the PIA ATR plane that has just landed. I am one of the passengers, who have reached Gilgit a wile ago. Flying from Islamabad to Gilgit is a fascinating experience where one could see snow clad mountains, standing so majestically in the mist of clouds. Coming out of the airport I look up in the sky. It is largely clear with stray clouds here and there. The air is fresh and crisp. I close my eyes and inhale a draft of fresh air. I can feel the freshness deep inside me.

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