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Islamabad is an orderly, relatively quiet town, the sharp opposite of Karachi.

Everywhere the inscription: CDA - means Capital Development Authority. They take care of the parks, they provide water and electricity, and they keep the streets tidy and clean 🙂

In the artificially created capital, everyone is oriented by sector. For instance: I live in Block 7 of Sector G. All streets are straight and perpendicular. There are sectors from A to I.
Sector H has only hospitals and educational institutions, and Sector I is the industrial district.  (Ata, 2022)

Practicals

Transport

,, Travel to Islamabad with the Green Line Express. The journey takes 1521 km and 21 hours. The train is so long that it takes three minutes for the train to roll into the main station. The crowd is literally occupying the train. There is the economy and business class, air-conditioned sleeping car, third class, anything you can think of.
The next day, 50C is expected on the road. I hope to get through the path 🙂 with positive energy. "

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Unfortunately, Islamabad is an environmentally conscious city, and rickshaws are banned; there are only motor and car taxis in the capital.
All motorcyclist Bykeas have a green helmet. You have to flag them. Fare about 100 rupees.  

Public transport in Pakistani style 🙂:
Islamabad is the first in the country to try an actual metropolitan public transport by metro.
It is on the busiest avenue in the capital and connects Parliament with Rawalpindi, the sister city of Islamabad. The metro bus runs in the middle of the boulevard, separated from the traffic. Most of the stations are above ground, but there are also underground stations.
The passengers buy a chip for 30 rupees, valid for 1 hour from the moment of entry. Men and women take off separately on the platforms, and it is convenient to travel on air-conditioned Chinese buses.

The station manager only lets in as many passengers as avoid a terrible crowd.  Frequent lines, almost every minute comes the next bus.



Islamabad - Metro bus - Ata photo

Islamabad - Metro bus - Ata photo

Islamabad - Metro - Ata photo

Food

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Islamabad - Chapati roti - Ata photo

Shopping

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Islamabad - The symbol of modern Islamabad is the Centaurus or as the locals call the Tower of the Triplets. - Ata photo

Health

Although tap water is fairly clean, it is recommended to drink bottled water instead.

Islamabad - shampooing - Ata photo

Background

Destination in brief

Population (in 2022): 601,000, but 2 million with the agglomeration

History

The capital of Pakistan was Karachi for many centuries, but in 1947, the year the country became independent, a geographical entity in the central region of the country was designated as its capital at the initiative of its then-president, Ayub Khaan. A Greek architectural firm created the floor plan of the city, but the local government should have been told that these were no longer the Greeks who made the Acropolis and other beautiful things in antiquity.

Nowadays

Although Islamabad is better structured and greener than other cities in Pakistan, still has somehow less authenticity than - let's say - Karachi. The city seems cursed, shaken by a devastating 7.6 earthquake in 2005, four major terrorist attacks on hotels and embassies in various parts of the city since 2007, and two major airplane disasters in the mountains near the city in the last two years. , And Bin Laden has been hiding almost next door for many years.

Islamabad - Blue area - Ata photo

People

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Iszlamabad - cobbler - Ata photo

Islamabad - school boys - Ata photo

Attractions

Faisal Mosque

Islamabad - Faisal Mosque - Ata photo

Islamabad - Faisal Mosque - Ata photo

Islamabad - Faisal Mosque - Ata photo

Pakistan Museum

Islamabad - Pakistan Museum - Ata photo

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