The Hot Dating Place in Islamabad.

You would not believe, or may be some one of you do, Shaker Puriyan is the ideal place considered for dating in Islamabad. Once I went there, oops not on date, in the evening and find many couples walking around. I took it normal, as I had no business to do with that. Later my friend told me that place is famous in daters.

My friend had a date with his fiancĂ© few days later. She asked me to join her and I did, was quite anxious to see that place one more time. Her fiancĂ© took a little time to reach there meanwhile me and my friend sat on the stairs. I noticed that people are gawking both of us. Later a man crossed us and throw a comment “nahuzbilla” and I thought why he said that I’m not on a date neither my friend’s date is here than why. You would not believe it, that man was thinking that these girls are dating each other…oops! Hello people what happened to your thinking.

Anyways that is a different discussion. What I am talking over here is about the dating place. If you look at it in that way, it is quite a good and pleasant area to take your sweetheart there. With long walking path covered with trees on both sides. For eating, if you get bored of your dater or want his pocket to be empty, there are stalls of ice cream and a tuck shop where chips, sandwiches, cold drinks and tea are available. Hey how can I forget the best thing I liked there is the flying boat. This is for those who accompany with their friends on their dates, like me :(. It is so much fun riding that ride :)

There are photographers who take snaps, 8 rupee per photo. They give you the roll at the spot. The background in the pictures is so beautiful, full of greenery. That is what I always like about Islamabad.

Now if you ever have a date. Do check that place as no police officer raid that place and give you the penalty of 500 rupees. Do not tell me you do not know about it? Yes if a police officer sees a couple and get suspicious about it, he will charge you with a heavy fine.

Best of luck to those who fall in love ;)

21 Comments so far

  1. :p (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 1:03 am

    lol…….i nver knew that there was a fine…….thanks for the valuable information..


  2. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 7:18 am

    I hope who ever goes there after reading this does not do anything haram. Not just for there sake but for your(Ghalia) sake too.

    Al-Hajj-22:9
    (Disdainfully) bending his side, in order to lead (men) astray from the Path of God: for him there is disgrace in this life, and on the Day of Judgment We shall make him taste the Penalty of burning (Fire).


  3. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    If we try to understand the root of the problem, it tuns out that we have been fed through our childhood that dating, and going out with men, and in some segments of society free interaction with women, is something of a taboo, both religiously and culturally. I won’t say to what extent that is right or wrong, but grown up people should have the right to choose their options on their own. And it’s none of the police’s business to interfere unless some is trespassing private property or violating the law. I find Islamabad’s police much more civilized and understanding. They can’t just charge you on suspicion, if they do then you drag them to court.


  4. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    If we try to understand the root of the problem, it tuns out that we have been fed through our childhood that dating, and going out with men, and in some segments of society free interaction with women, is something of a taboo, both religiously and culturally. I won’t say to what extent that is right or wrong, but grown up people should have the right to choose their options on their own.


  5. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

    If we try to understand the root of the problem, it tuns out that we have been fed through our childhood that dating, and going out with men (or women), and in some segments of society free interaction with women (or men), is something of a taboo, both religiously and culturally. I won’t say to what extent that is right or wrong, but grown up people should have the right to choose their options on their own.


  6. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

    It’s none of the police’s business to interfere unless some is trespassing private property or violating the law. I find Islamabad’s police much more civilized and understanding. They can’t just charge you on suspicion, if they do then you drag them to court.


  7. ghalia (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    “therepublicofpakistan” the ayaat is right but meeting someone is no wrong, until one meet just for to have physical relationship. that is forbidden but meeting a man or woman who u think u love is no harm.

    “1967” yes it is none of police business but i have heard lots of stories like police stop a couple on a motor bike and demanded their identity card numbers and than fine them just because they were dating. in our society we take it as our responsibility to tell people what to do, according to what we think is right, if someone goes against it we take shit out of them.

    if our society let us meet in a decent way people won’t find places like that to meet.


  8. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 5:28 pm

    Ghalia, I was not saying that, but you know how “LUV” becomes an excuse for couples to engage in other things than just meeting (may be it is just me).I can’t say if meeting a non-mehram is haram/halal. I was only trying to mention how we can go off in a wrong direction without even realizing and how the boundaries of right and wrong become so blurred.

    I will have to agree that society has made it harder for us to meet and get married. If the idea is to make it easier to get married than I think it is good but with the current “Try it before you buy it” mentality of some people, I think that is a wrong approach and will give people a way to excuse there actions. I am sure you have heard people say “Oh, But I Luv him/her and we will get married”. May Allah forgive me but I use to make that excuse to get over the guilt.


  9. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    Here we go again…one of those old debates.

    See that’s why it is all so irrational. You “try it before you buy it” even when it comes to stuff as petty as buying your shoes. But when it comes to finding a soul mate, your fate is not better than a cow. Why..? And why to the mullahs think if a guy and gals are meeting they might always be “up to something”…thas so plain childish stuff…

    Ghalia, I understand. But to tackle that issue one should be aware of the law. And by law, police cannot invade your privacy unless they have a warrent for it. Unfortunately, due to weak civil systems, ignorance, and social pressures, people generally give in to exploitation. But thanks for mentioning the place. The trick here is too look less suspicious..:-) I can’t believe I am writing this….


  10. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    Here we go again…one of those old debates.

    See that’s why it is all so irrational. You “try it before you buy it” even when it comes to stuff as petty as buying your shoes. But when it comes to finding a soul mate, your fate is not better than a cow. Why..? And why to the mullahs think if a guy and gals are meeting they might always be “up to something”…thas so plain childish stuff…


  11. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    Here we go again…one of those old debates.See that’s why it is all so irrational. You “try it before you buy it” even when it comes to stuff as petty as buying your shoes. But when it comes to finding a soul mate, your fate is not better than a cow. Why..? And why to the mullahs think if a guy and gals are meeting they might always be “up to something”…thas so plain childish stuff…


  12. 1967 (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 6:43 pm

    Ghalia, I understand. But to tackle that issue one should be aware of the law. And by law, police cannot invade your privacy unless they have a warrent for it. Unfortunately, due to weak civil systems, ignorance, and social pressures, people generally give in to exploitation.


  13. Yahya (unregistered) on October 14th, 2006 @ 8:43 pm

    Why does everyone brings Islam in everything that involves us small people? Do they tell it to all the big looters and army generals too? Of course not. Everyone just wants to pressurise the ordinary folks as if Islam only applies to the little folks.


  14. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 12:26 am

    YAHA I am sorry you feel that, It doesn’t matter if you are big shot or a rickshaw driver, Islam for a Muslim is in everything, Islam is not just about rituals and you don’t leave Islam in the Masjid. As for the general and big looters, where do they come from, they are from us, they were not sent from outside they are from us and we are responsible for getting them there. If we as a nation were strong in faith and understood our religion, people like those won’t be able to rule over us. As far as pressure is concerned I am not sure if by your statement you feel envious with people who don’t follow Allah’s path or is it disappointment. At least for my self I would prefer to be an ordinary person pressured to follow Islam than a Lotter with no fear of Allah.

    Al-Imran
    3:85-If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to God), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).
    3:86-How shall God Guide those who reject Faith after they accepted it and bore witness that the Apostle was true and that Clear Signs had come unto them? but God guides not a people unjust.


  15. Yahya (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 1:15 am

    @TheRepublicOfPakistan

    You have completely side stepped my question “Do you tell it to all the big looters and army generals too?”. Obviously you don’t. You are one of those coward yellow belly two paisa maulana wannabe who don’t have the guts to say it to the face of the strong who are also the most corrupt. Instead you keep trying to impress on the rest of us who try their best to follow Islam as they could that you are better than us. Not very Islamic…take it from me. In Islam people like you are called munafqeen and who do not get any benefit from their apparent good deeds due to their haughtiness. Tell me how many Ayat’s you want me to quote on the subject.


  16. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 2:15 am

    I am Sorry Yahya, I didn’t mean to offend you or anyone else here and I was definitely not trying to pose as if I am better than anyone. The only reason I posted my original comment was because I feel that there is a lot more encouragement from our peers intentional or unintentional on things that might be considered un-Islamic. I have been there, where you are cheered for doing something bad and called a phony, liar, cheat and a loser for doing the right thing. I am sure lot of you have also felt the same way at one time or another. You are right that most of us try to follow as best as we can and that will never change. But if we can support each other in doing bad things why is it so hard to help each other with the good. I know how bad I am and the reason of the Ayaat is not to impress but to remind my self and others of what is more important in life (even thou we already know this) and if by reading this if I could help one person think about this the next time they are doing something wrong and they stop than may be just may be Allah will forgive me for countless times I have lead others to do something bad(sorry for being selfish).

    As for not saying it to the General or Lotters, I personally don’t know any of them or have access to them and secondly as I said they are not outsiders they were ordinary at one time or another. If we fix ourselves we will force them to fix themselves. Plus there might be people here who know people in there own family that are doing this and may be they can help make the change. All of us have to do our part.


  17. Phil (unregistered) on October 15th, 2006 @ 8:49 am

    GA, you have brought me to tears! You have described this place like it was somewhere in Europe, like Italy or France or Portugal! Really, coz I too am of the thought that Islamabad has alot in common with Europe, city wise. Indeed, people in Islamabad are outgoing and nevermind a few hours with their friends and mates in a relatively secluded corner of the city, talking about the ‘dumbest things’ two people in liking could talk about. LOL, really nice post.

    About the dude who said ‘Nauzibillah’, just ignore basX like them. LOL.

    And lastly, last time I checked, I was without a date too… ^^ Haha ;)


  18. Ghalia Aymen (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 1:26 am

    hey you all1 i am so happy that atleast we have started talking to eachother. in this way we will be able to know what we think about such matters:)

    we are the one who made this society. we want to do everything for ourselves but if someone else doing the samething we just love to gossip about that. as an individaul we have to change. islam comes inbetween because he problems arising in our society are just because we are not practicing it in our daily life. if we were good followers we would have done great things in our life.


  19. Lahori_Mustang (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 1:29 am

    Dating should be promoted. It should be ok to date anywhere, why do we need a special place for it baba?? Pakistan is a free country… The crazy mullahs should be deported to afghanistan… God loves love…


  20. Stefan (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 2:08 am

    Hello.
    I hope this post will not disturb you. My name is Stefan Doru and i’m from Romania, an european country. I’m supposed to come to Islamabad in about 3 weeks on a mission of my company. I will stay there for 2 weeks. Can you please advice me on what can I do/say in order to show my respect towards my clients from Islamabad. I ask you this because your culture is very different to my culture and I don’t want to offend anybody. Is there a dressing way for the foreigners? Or if you know a website about culture/life in Pakistan/Islamabad, it would very helpfull for me.
    Thank you for your time.


  21. javed (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    its good place 4 anyhting we need in teenage . its normal okey dont be too much worried about the life of others girls



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