Here comes “Osamaland”
‘Bin Laden Tours’: While the three-storey building in which bin Laden was killed has since been knocked down to prevent pilgrimages by Islamist extremists , his memory lives on in Abbottabad. (Daily Mail)
The amusement park in Abbottabad will have a zoo, water park, restaurants, mini golf and a ski ramp.
The Daily Mail reported:
The town where Osama Bin Laden was killed by US Navy SEALs is to become the new home of a £19million ($30 million) ‘amusement city’ complete with a zoo, water sports and mini-golf, Pakistan’s government has announced.
The 20-hectare riverside development on the edge of Abbottabad will also house a string of restaurants, a ski ramp and even a snake pit for tourists’ amusement.
However, government officials were quick to distance the project from the city’s most famous former resident, insisting it is simply a drive to boost tourism to the region.
Bin Laden died in a hail of bullets as American Special Forces stormed his secret lair on the outskirts of Abbottabad on May 2 2011.
‘The amusement city will be built on 50 acres in the first phase but later will be extended to 500 acres,’ Syed Aqil Shah, the provincial minister for tourism and sports, told AFP.
‘It will have a heritage park, wildlife zoo, food street, adventure and paragliding clubs, waterfalls and jogging tracks.’
Work is due to begin in late February or early March, he said, and will take eight years to complete.