This year, Islamabad turned 50.

Islamabad has been through ups and downs of her life, but she has always managed to emerge as a beautiful and a lovable place to live.

May Almighty bless our city with the peace and stability that she was once popular for.


17 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 25th, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    Ameen :)

  2. Furquan Muhammad (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 4:04 am

    Ameen Sumameen!

  3. hashriani on January 26th, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    Jalaibi and mithai anyone?!

  4. Ali (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    In the current situation things aren’t all gloomy for Isloo!

  5. Saad (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    This city does not represent this country or it’s people at all

  6. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 26th, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

    hum tu represent kartay hain :)

    ahl e Islamabad .. ahl e pakistan

  7. kabirdas on January 27th, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    @ Saad

    In that case which country does it represent??

  8. Sheeraz (unregistered) on January 28th, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

    Islamabad is a failed city; totally failed. There was no need of establishing this capital. It has the blood of Bengalis and the broken dreams of Muhajirs. It does not even represent the national identity of Pakistan. I do not see any Balochis in Islamabad; Sindhis are there but only a few, very few. As for infrastructure, the city is only for the rich.Its rich and upwardly mobile citizens like the corrupt Lashari for spending billions on roads and constrcuting elitish resorts while the city is facing a huge water shortage and there is no public transport. Just visit the G sectors of Islamabad where the major chunk of population live and anyone will realize the failed state of Islamabad.

  9. AnonymousDesi (unregistered) on January 29th, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    @Sheeraz, I think that you, sir, are a troll.

    Living in this world is ALL about power (no matter where you go), and there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING you or I can do about it at this point in time. If you keep wondering if the world will be like it once was for our grandparents, GOOD LUCK, its all gone baby! Now its “survive-or-be left-behind” time.

    The Balochi’s are welcome in Islamabad(if they are willing to give up a traditional way of life).

    The reason why the city is only for the rich is because its only the rich who can afford to live in it!!! Many rich people move to the country side and tend to their farms and cattle, does that make them hypocrites, I believe not!

    The water shortage is not the governments fault, and neither is it the peoples, its simple science, THERE IS NO RAINFALL OR WATER LEFT! :(

    The Public Transport does not exist anymore as petrol prices have shot up significantly, even in UAE and America, so dont blame the Pakistani government for that!

    The only thing you can blame the government for is corruption, but plz dont blame my beloved Isloo for something the government has done!


  10. wkhang on January 29th, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Islamabad is for all, anyone can enjoy it, long live Islamabad/Pakistan.
    Happy First Rain of the 2010.

  11. Sheeraz (unregistered) on January 29th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm


    I think it is the other way round. Thank you for showing your low IQ.

    “The Balochi‚Äôs are welcome in Islamabad(if they are willing to give up a traditional way of life)”, this comment of yours is enough to show your bias. Why should they give up their way of life or for that matter any one else. People like you have destroyed Pakistan but thank God the newer generations of ‘other’ ethnic groups are sane enough that they will give a tough time to ‘big brother’s’ hegemony.

    You said, “The water shortage is not the governments fault, and neither is it the peoples, its simple science, THERE IS NO RAINFALL OR WATER LEFT! :(”

    Another evidence of your lower IQ. Islamabad has no shortage of water resources. Yes, there is less rainfall but only this year otherwise Islamabad receives the second highest rainfall after Murree. CDA did make plans to build small dams but never implemented. Corrupt CDA spent billions on roads but not on infrastructure.

    One can only laugh at your comment on public transportation as it is the responsibility of governments provide a cheap transport and yes, they are subsidized heavily in the US and UK, even India.

    Shame on you!

  12. Sheeraz (unregistered) on January 29th, 2010 @ 12:59 pm


    And I’ll not reply to any of your stupid rant in reply. People like you do not deserve to be even talk to; the real culprits of the destruction of Pakistan. Its about time that ordinary Pakistanis rise up against the exploitation of the corrupt rich classes.

  13. Sheeraz (unregistered) on January 29th, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    Which the rich classes have meted out to these people. People should rise against the corrupt rich!

  14. Kabir Das (unregistered) on January 31st, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    Yes! If you can’t join them beat them.

  15. Sheeraz (unregistered) on February 1st, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

    @Kabir Das

    Another example of your crass sarcasm. You should also change your nick because you are a lowly and very worldly person as compared to the great Sant Kabir Das.

  16. Sheeraz (unregistered) on February 1st, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

    Don’t insult his name.

  17. Kaami (unregistered) on February 1st, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

    I also disagree with Sheeraz.

    Unlike 10 years back, Islamabad now represents a truer picture of what is transpiring in the rest of the country.

    The Cocoon is off.

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