Category Archives: Islamabad

Finding Serenity in  Faisal Mosque

Finding Serenity in Faisal Mosque

It’s evening, and I can hear the call of prayer from my house. I know it’s coming from Faisal Mosque, which is only a few minutes’ drive from my house. I suddenly feel the urge to go and offer my evening prayers at this magnificent mosque. I grab my car keys and head in theContinue Reading

Weekends in Pakistan – a Trip to Khewra Salt Mines

Weekends in Pakistan – a Trip to Khewra Salt Mines

Time is running The distance of place is like distance of miles We can’t meet with each other But We have hope; to be together with twinkling twinkling smiles Far from dear only weekends make us near Let’s meet; on weekends again Weekends are a blessing from God. Before I continue, I just need toContinue Reading

Walking in Islamabad

Walking in Islamabad

Walking is the oldest means of travel. Man is distinguished from other animals because of his ability to walk with an upright gait. For several thousand years, man has also walked for exercise. However, urbanization in most cities of Pakistan has increasingly rendered it difficult to walk smoothly and steadily. Push carts, garbage cans, electricityContinue Reading

Who foots the bill?

Who foots the bill?

“No! You are a guest!” my friend almost shouted. Then, turning to the cashier, he said, “don’t take the money please, he is a guest!” I put the thousand rupee note back into my wallet. Stuffing the wallet into my hip-pocket, I helplessly mumbled, “It’s been a week and still I am a guest?” MyContinue Reading

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