Masroor Gilani
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/ 29 November 2006

Paragliding takes flight in Pakistan as economy booms

For Pakistan’s new class of affluent but bored young people, action sports like paragliding are providing a healthier outlet than fast cars and recreational substances. "It is better than drugs and drag racing on city roads," says local pioneer Sajjad Shah (43) as he unloads gliders from his green Toyota Prado in the scenic north-western village of Thipra.