During this vital tour I interacted with journalists from 32 different countries and I learned a lot. At the same time I found a rare opportunity to observe the American society’s culture and customs. For this I am grateful to the Foreign Press Center and our press centers, Andrew Lewis, Doris Robinson and Melissa Waheibi, Miss Leslie Goodman, Haider Hassan and the American Embassy Islamabad’s Department of Public Relations. It was all due to these friends that I got an opportunity of global reporting tour.
I feel sorry for declaring Melissa a very strict teacher because she was very strict in her attitude whereas in free time she was very kind. Arrangements and friendly attitude of Andrew and Doris are praiseworthy because on some occasions they arranged transport for 32 people within no time whereas three WIFI service provided by Mr. Andrew was used by all the participants. The farewell dinner by Texas will be remembered by all the participants.
I am grateful to Chinese Journalists Yi Liu, Abdul Rauf from Palestine, Yasir from Yemen, Robledo from Argentina, Till Ottitz from Germany, Mazumdar from India, Qais Qasim from Iraq, Marula from Indonesia, Omar from Saudi Arabia, and all others who were part of global reporting tour as I learned a lot from them. During my stay in Houston Zeeshan Butt, who is a relative of one of our friends Imran Butt Advocate, used to travel miles every day to supply us food.
After completing my tour in Texas, I visited my wife in Ohio. Here during my 10-day stay I had the opportunity to visit whiz media group in Zanesville for which I am grateful to the General Manager Mr. Brine. Though Zanesville is a small city of Ohio State, it wears a green look and is a beauty of its own kind. The people of this small city are very beautiful and cordial. You will find museums everywhere in America. The museum of Washington DC and memorial places enhance the charm of the city. One very interesting aspect of Houston is the sky-scrapers which are connected with the help of tunnels in such a way that you can move around all the downtown by entering one tower. Although Columbus, the capital city of Ohio, is not that large like the Washington DC, one can find Arabs, Pakistanis and Indians there.