Peshawar girls on a rickshaw
by Aamir Irfan
Students of a well known medical college pose atop a Qinqui rickshaw during a field trip in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. Stunningly beautiful, these hot blooded Pathan babes sure know how to create a winning photoshoot. This is truly a striking cultural representation of the modern day female inheritors of the ancient Gandhara region, almost Graeco-Roman in their beauty.
Qinquis are now ubiquitous in the northern regions of Pakistan due to their low cost, increased seating capacity and easy import through the land routes from China. Most are brought over the Karakorum highway on ancient the Silk Road. They seem to be taking over the market from the erstwhile popular modified Vespa rickhaws.