Pakistan is a country filled with unexpected highlights. Contrary to many preconceptions, its borders hold soaring mountains, glassy lakes and intricately-decorated mosques.

Our video of the week gives an insight into Pakistani life. In this 2-minute clip, film-maker Umar Bhutta returns to his homeland, travelling from north to south, visiting five cities and mile-upon-mile of stunningly beautiful countryside along the way.

“It is my hope that one day, very soon, it will be commonplace for all of you too, to visit this beautiful country” he says, “[to] experience the delicious dishes, the overwhelming culture and the gracious people, and have an unforgettable journey of your own.”

Pakistan in 2 Minutes from Umar Bhutta on Vimeo.

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