20 miles from Pakistan

When my family moved here, my brother very succinctly described Islamabad as being “20 miles from Pakistan”. Today, when i’m leaving this city to go back south, i know what he meant.

While your here, worries tend to vanish away. The grandure which captures the hearts and minds of new-comers become expected, electricity is on 24/7 and theres always running water available. With the advent of the new traffic police, the normal islooite traffic also seems ‘tamizdaar’ than the rest of the country. Traffic jams are non-existant and rush hour here means more than 20 cars on a mile long road.

Islamabad calls out to you, promosing a more peaceful life, a secure life, away from the worries and the tensions the rest of the country faces.

Good bye Islamabad, it was fun! I came with high expectations, and you didnt let me down!

*when this post will appear, i will be back on the flight to Karachi, going back to the old grindstone. To all Islamabad Metbloggers i will just say this.. “till we meet again”, for i suspect i’ll be coming back often.*

4 Comments so far

  1. Iqbal Shahid (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    I think its the otherway around. pakistan is 20 miles away from Islamabad. dude 20 cars waiting on a traffic light is insane ! we can’t digest that… hence the reason you see new roads underpasses and highways being built everywhere in the city. we aint ready for traffic issues :P

    — IQ

  2. A for Apple (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

    Oh so you have left … It was very nice to have you here … Interesting posts … looking forward to more visits of yours to enjoy more witty posts :~)

    Good to know that Isloo didnt disappointed you :)

    What abt isloo snatchers … what happened in Gourmet ?? do post … lolz!

  3. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:48 am

    @A for Apple: Is it the same ‘Gourmet’ from Lahore that you mentioned here??

  4. A for Apple (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    Noops its a very old Gourmet in Islamabad … co-incisdentally its all orange coloured … same go … But they say WE DONT HAVE ANY BRANCH ANYWHERE and we are the only GOURMET registered for islamabad … so apparently they’ve no Relationship …!

    Lahore’s quite better off with bakeries … in Islamabad Rahat — Kitchen Cuisine … Uniter Bakery (f-6) and Bakewell are better and worthy delights only …

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