- During Ambassador Adam M. Tugio’s recent visit to Murree, Pakistan, he expressed that Murree stands among the world’s most beautiful regions.
- The ambassador highlights the historical ties between Pakistan and Indonesia, suggesting Murree and Bali as sister cities and proposing initiatives for closer cultural exchange.
- Indonesia announces annual scholarships for Pakistani students, and Ambassador Tugio pledges support for Murree journalists’ visit to Indonesia to enhance mutual understanding.
On a recent trip to Murree, the Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan, Adam M. Tugio, has expressed that the hill-station can be counted among the most beautiful regions in the world, and its natural beauty can compete with any major tourism spot globally.
‘Murree Among the Most Beautiful Tourist Destinations in the World’: Envoy
While speaking to the media, the Indonesian Ambassador mentioned that the world-famous tourist destinations of Murree in Pakistan and Bali in Indonesia can be considered sister cities.
He further suggested that the two governments should initiate discussions to promote tourism on both sides. The Ambassador emphasized the historical, religious, and cultural relations between Pakistan and Indonesia, highlighting the importance of transferring these connections to the new generation.
Strong Ties Between Pakistan and Indonesia
He also delved into the past and spoke about the strong relationship between Pakistan and Indonesia, dating back to the Independence. He further spoke about the 600 Pakistani soldiers whose sacrifices played an important role in Indonesia’s struggle for freedom.
Moreover, the ambassador highlighted the personal camaraderie between the founding leaders of Pakistan and Indonesia, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Sukarno, respectively. This bond is exemplified by the distinct yet similar iconic caps they wore—known as the Jinnah cap and the Sukarno cap—a symbolic representation of their enduring friendship.
Pakistani Journalists to be Invited to Indonesia
Expressing his commitment, Ambassador Adam Tugio pledged to facilitate the visit of Pakistani journalists to Indonesia, assuring that the Murree Press Club would soon be contacted in this regard. He highlighted the significance of such visits, noting that they would provide journalists with a valuable opportunity to gain insights into Indonesia, fostering mutual understanding and closeness.
Indonesia Announces Scholarships for Pakistani Students
Ambassador Tugio further informed that Indonesia annually announces scholarships for students, and this year was no exception, with scholarships being granted in a similar fashion. Stressing the importance of this opportunity, he encouraged the children of Murree journalists to actively apply for these scholarships, assuring them of full support from the Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad throughout the application process
Murree, a Beautiful Hill Station in Pakistan
Murree, nestled in the Pir Panjal range of the Rawalpindi District in Pakistan, is a charming hill station renowned for its captivating beauty and pleasant climate. Perched at an elevation of around 2,291 meters above sea level, this picturesque town is situated just 30 kilometers northeast of Islamabad. During the British colonial era, Murree served as a favored summer retreat, and remnants of that era are visible in the colonial-era buildings that still grace the landscape.
The town is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its scenic landscapes, including attractions like Pindi Point, Mall Road, Kashmir Point, and Patriata. With its cool summers and snowy winters, Murree offers a diverse range of activities, from leisurely strolls along Mall Road to winter sports in the snow-covered hills