Balakot, a town in the the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan has been in news since India conducted an Air Strike to avenge the death of 44 CRPF jawans in response to a cowardly attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad, which has its control center in Balakot. Soon after the attack defence journalists from different countries started demanding proofs but to no avail since Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan closed down the city for reasons best known to him.
However, after a month Pakistan allowed journalists to visit, investigate and verify Indian Air Force’s claims of dropping KGs of bombs at the Balakot site. With hundreds of defence journalists going to Balakot, it has now become Pakistan’s most toured town by foreigners. Pakistan is infamous for giving shelter to terrorists and that’s one of the reasons foreigners are no more willing to go to Pakistan.
On Wednesday, Imran Khan addressed the nation and announced that Balakot is now the most favoured tourist destination of the country. He also said that Pakistan will soon create the environment conducive for tourism.
Many Indian journalists are mocking India after this, since what begun as an action against terroristan, has instead given a boost to its economy.