Pakistani-Norwegian biker reaches Home in Khyber Landikotal


Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: Norwagian-Pakistani biker Ziauddin Pirzada reached Pakistan on Sunday after his 22 days bike journey from Oslo city of Norway.

Ziauddin Pirzada, a resident of Pirokhel in Landikotal, living in Norway started his journey on his bike he called it Leo. He was fond of travelling and exploring the world.

Additional assistant commissioner Ramiz Ali Shah, Landikotal press club president Khalil Jabran, local elders and police officers warmly received him at the Michni check post near the Torkham border.

The 59-year-old Ziauddin Pirzada was presented with bouquets of flowers.
He was entertained by a formal briefing at Michni Chekpost and offered local meals.

Later Ziauddin drove to Landikotal press club where he talked to journalists about his journey. He said that it was his goal to travel around the world on his bike he called it Leo.

Ziauddin Pirzada said he left Oslo on May 2, and reached Landikotal on June 4, travelling through 16 countries in Europe and Asia.

“It was the most joyful and most attractive journey I ever had in my life”, Zia in a smiling face said. He thanked Landikotal assistant commissioner Irshad Ali Mohmand, additional assistant commissioner Ramiz Ali Shah, Traffic squad in-charge Nek Amal Afridi, locals and journalists for their warm welcoming to him to Pakistan.

He said he had paved more than 9,000 kilometres from Oslo and would continue world exploration.
Zia said he wanted to explore Pakistan’s beautiful picnic sites including Northern areas, Swat, Chitral and Kashmir.

Pirzada proudly proclaimed himself to be the first tribal and Pakistani to undertake a world tour on a bike. He emphasized that his aim was to promote tourism in Pakistan and globally. “I want to showcase Pakistan’s gentle image, rich culture, and tourism opportunities to the world, especially to those who wish to visit the historical Khyber Pass and other famous tourist spots in Pakistan,” he stated.

Ziauddin urged the youth to explore the beautiful places in Pakistan and engage in healthy activities to avoid falling into bad habits. He passionately described Pakistan as a beautiful country.