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Last week I had the chance to visit Islamabad and I was so drawn to its beauty that I can’t stop praising it. I wondered why we don’t have the same atmosphere in Karachi. The quality of air, wide roads, peaceful environment, serenity, cleanliness, proper metro lanes, and stations. All are basic facilities Karachiites are deprived of for a long time. What have we done to get this, I always thought.
On arrival in Islamabad, we waited at the airport which was big, clean and direly representing Pakistan in all its form. The next thing that attracted me was the weather. Although it was winter there but I actually loved it. The cold breeze, fresh air and rain. Whereas in Karachi, I never liked the winter season.
The next astonishing thing was the spacious roads surrounded by a lush, green environment. I felt as if I was travelling somewhere outside Pakistan as I always thought the whole country looked like Karachi. Travelling on the roads was filling me with peace inside as if all the stress is going right away from within.
Next, I would like to add is the proper transport system. There were Metro stations and separate lanes for Metro buses. To travel in a Metro you first have to generate a ticket from the stations and wait for it to come. All buses stop at their stations, load passengers and then continue its lane. No bikes and cars can surpass the lane specified for Metro buses.
And I couldn’t sum up my blog without talking about the city’s infrastructure. The buildings are so well-built without interfering with each other. Spacious roads, lanes, and sign boards are helpful for people who are visiting for the first time.
Being a Karachiite, cleanliness, greenery and the privilege to drive on road without stucking in traffic is a wonder for me. Safety is the main concern for Karachiites while in Islamabad you can walk on roads without the fear of snatching or any other criminal activities.
Comparatively to Karachi, street begging is also low in Islamabad.
Although, Islamabad is a small city but it’s worth spending quality time there. It also has stunning places like Margalla Hills, Daman-e-Koh, the green and the beautiful Monal Restaurant from where you can capture the view of the whole city. It’s mesmerizing, I must add.
I’m not saying that Islamabad is a perfect city but for anyone who hasn’t seen this greenery and properly built city, it’s a blessing.
I pray that Karachi can have the same too. Being the business hub of Pakistan, infrastructure and design like Islamabad, Karachi has the potential to become one the top ten cities in the world. Karachi, please amaze us too someday. Or should I say that may Karachi land in the right hands so it can recover soon?
I prefer books and diaries more than phones and Facebook. Soulfully connected to Pakistan. And I passionately believe that I can change the world through blogging.