“Where else might you be able to just drive in – instead of trekking for a fortnight – and get yourself encompassed by 7000 meter snow crests?” wonders one of my companions. On our way to deal with Hunza, we have seen the goliath pinnacles of Nanga Parbat (8125 meters) and Rakaposhi (7790 meters) sparkling in gem serration against the sky.
Waking at day break for a jeep journey to a spot called Eagle’s Nest, at 3200 meters, we check a ring of snow-topped mountains – Ultar, Rakaposhi, Lady Finger and Golden Peak – sliding their enormous shadows down the inverse mass of the Hunza Valley, then over its prolific floor.
The current arrangement of Intikhab Alam as the mentor of the Pakistan cricket group has drawn blended response. He has supplanted Geoff Lawson, a previous Australian quick bowler, whose agreement was ended suddenly by the new administration in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Intikhab’s prosperity or disappointment will rely on upon what sort of part he is doled out by the new PCB boss, Ijaz Butt. The buzz is that Shoaib Malik’s days as the chief are likewise numbered and that Intikhab may hoist another person of his own decision to that position.