Finally, a fun export from Karachi
The eye-catching minibuses that ply the road of Karachi are fascinating to outsiders, and it seems one smitten businessman decided to order a couple for his resort:
These two traditional minibuses were exported on the special request of Chairman of Orascam Hotels Samih Swairis. The company also deals in telecom, brewery and real estate development projects in Egypt and the Middle East and is also holding major stakes in Mobilink Pakistan.
Swairis had come to Pakistan with tourism minister of Oman Dr Rajiha Abdul Ameer Ali on an official visit in February 2007 to explore the opportunities for tourism promotion in Gwadar and coastal belt of Pakistan.
During his stay in Karachi, Sawiris was enthralled by the beautiful colours of the minibuses plying on the city roads and requested to arrange few for his resort in Elgouna. (The News.)