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Himalaya

Day 3: South to Darra Adam Khel

Michael Palin - Himalaya'For them,' he explains, 'a gun is a social necessity. Pathans carry guns the way Londoners carry umbrellas.'

What's more, he claims that the existence of and respect for the gun has reduced crime and kept order.

'Charlton Heston would be proud of them,' I suggest.

Zahoor nods seriously.

'He was in Peshawar.'

Why should I not be surprised that Charlton Heston was in Peshawar? The common ground is, of course, the West. The Wild West and the North-West Frontier have so much in common: proud, patriarchal societies with a marked dislike of outside interference, and strict moral codes of their own.

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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Himalaya
  • Chapter: Day 3: South to Darra Adam Khel
  • Country/sea: Pakistan
  • Place: Peshawar
  • Book page no: 17

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