Category Archives: Culture


I want to welcome you to the Gateway of
Sindh Karachi smaller cousin and a city
overlooked by many tourists but no more
because today I have come to Hyderabad
and I have come to explore it like never
before I think I’ve just found myself in
the busiest place in the world this is
the Russian galley in Hyderabad one of
the main markets in town and this is
crazy intense there’s people everywhere
you can barely get through apparently
there’s kilometers upon kilometers of
this market here so it continues forever
I’m probably not gonna test that
hypothesis but I see so much cool stuff
all around me so
I can’t wait to get exploring do a bit
of shopping as any foreign traveler in
Pakistan will tell you and yes that
includes me for us there is absolutely
no resisting these bustling beautiful
markets it’s a little baby mehndi
dresses for weddings again or at least
that I had like a baby sister alas I
guess these will have to be left to
people who’ll actually use them trust me
I could have stayed there all day and
watched these pretty glistening little
dresses but even more interesting was to
see how they were actually made by the
tailor’s who occupied the back streets
of the market all of these things are
made by hand from scratch
isn’t that amazing but soon enough wewere pulled back into the streets of the
market I’ve just found something really
cool and apparently very Cindy as well
these waistcoats which one should I get
just going to look for wasteful just for
me oh wow you know it always starts with
just one how do you say stylish and
Cindy Hsu Tom needless to say I felt
pretty suit oh and all of these wait
what I think we got ourselves some
but we also got something else Shakira
Shakira how do you say thank you and
Cindy Hsu Cindy Cindy man Ashley
I should be a chance to my first ride in
Hyderabad pretty much anywhere you are
in the world chai gives you that chance
to sit back relax and watch the crowd go
by but in Hyderabad that crowd sucks you
right back in now this place is so crazy
busy I have no idea where I am actually
going I am not even joking this crowd
was crazier than anything I’d ever
experienced even in Karachi
but with jazz super 4G I quickly managed
to find my way out of the market and
toward my next destination found it
let go
to me this is the best thing about
visiting any new city looking at the
architecture people watching and
ultimately finding your way to your
destination even when it gets dark here
in Hyderabad the intensity does not
subside at all after he actually gets
more intense with all the motorbike
lights flashing at me I have no idea
where I’m walking but I think I think I
think I have found an oasis in all this
and that oasis is the most hotly
recommended of every place in town
actually all of Pakistan Haji robbery
I believe that these are all for me
right right right

Oh for me this is the robbery that
pretty much everybody who sent me
recommendations about Hyderabad and said
I need to try this one is pistachio this
is the original I’m gonna go with this
flavor first now I have had a beautiful
once in Karachi and I come I loved it so
I’m just gonna see if this matches up to
what I had there I don’t know I don’t
know if I can literally I’m not kidding
I’m not exaggerating this is literally
the best dessert I’ve had in Pakistan
Hyderabad you’re good to me
because Hyderabad
captain surprisingly I thought I would
give a small little surprise in return
I have come to add a BA in order to
learn a little bit of Sydney so this
lovely double owner
I offered to teach me a little bit since
we’re having a cup of chai moochick egg
cup chai golden easy there’s another
phrase that if you’re a traveler you’ll
probably use all the time and I use all
the time actually in Bordeaux how do you
say Chado in Sydney hello hello hello
hello okay hello hallo
and so I hallowed to the next spot I
don’t know what it is about Hyderabad
but it seems that the people here have a
really really sweet tooth because
another place that everybody told me to
visit it’s called the Bombay bakery and
it is famous for all of its cakes
especially a famous coffee cake but
haven’t come here I just realized
a ridiculously large and long queue
people are telling me that this queue
will take about at least 30 minutes to
actually scatter I mean is it really
worth the hide I guess we have to wait
you know I guess sometimes it pays to be
a girl because I get to skip the gents
queue and I get to go pretty much
straight to the cakes
that’s called exclusive access there
they are
he’s saying I should get the coffee cake
or the chocolate cake but I don’t really
want to choose so don’t judge me it’s
awesome cake to give you an almond cake
and it gonna be cake and they’re just
about to give me a chocolate cake as
well Hyderabad I love you
guess how many cakes I would eventually
walk out with
this is over me
right I’m here and I’m here to sample
all of these got two cakes right here
three four five six cake number one you
love it
the famous coffee cake of Bombay bakery
this is what all the hype is about I
love coffee this is perfect you know to
think about Bombay bakery and that it’s
been around for like over hundred years
that’s a you know much older than
probably most food establishments in all
of Pakistan 3-partition I’m very excited
to be here and trying out their next
case oh good
three down three to go good cake we have
these back home Wow mm-hmm just like
back home macaroon cake
you didn’t see this this is my favorite
so far last case here we have obviously
a chocolate cake an explosion of
sweetness and chocolate in your mouth
just look at them they were still
staring at me in all their glory and all
of their deliciousness but I am done and
there we are ladies and gentlemen that
was my experience of Hyderabad a city
that I found to be sweet and colorful
and stylish and a city that I know I
will never ever again compare to Karachi
a city that’s actually taught me a lot
about perspective Hyderabad I know I’ll
keep coming back you.

Credit to : Eva zu Beck

Traveling to PAKISTAN: Everything You Need to Know

Hi guys I’m Ava and I’m a travel blogger
and I love Pakistan I am currently in
Islamabad on my second visit to this
amazing country and I thought I’d make a
little vlog to tell you a bit more about
traveling here it’s not one of the
easiest countries in the world to travel
to and if like me you have a foreign
passport there’s a few things that you
need to know before coming here and if
like me you have traveled in Asia before
but never to this particular region
there’s also a few things that you
should probably know about the local
culture and customs just to enjoy your
stay 100 percent now just before I get
started with all my tips I want to
preface this by saying that Pakistan is
not at all what you expect it to be at
the end of the video I will make one
really important point that every single
traveler coming to Pakistan absolutely
needs to know about so make sure you
hang around right until then alright
let’s get started the number one thing
that you need to know about traveling to
Pakistan is your visa conditions every
single country has slightly different
set of visa requirements so make sure
you check those before booking your trip
I have an EU passport so what I needed
to provide before coming here was a
letter of invitation also known as the
LOI this is a letter provided by someone
in Pakistan a tour company or a friend
if you have one here attesting that you
have been invited to come here that they
will be taking care of you at all times
yes it seems a little bit strict and it
is a piece of formality that you may
need so make sure you check beforehand
with your local embassy the LOI I had to
provide has to be a physical original
copy of the letter which had to be
mailed to me from Pakistan to Europe via
DHL so that took a little while make
sure you give yourself enough time
to plan you will also probably find
yourself filling out extremely long visa
forms mine had 11 pages and it included
all my personal details as well as the
details of all the countries I traveled
to in the last two years as a travel
blogger I’ve traveled to a lot of places
once you have your LOI and once you’ve
submitted your documents to the Embassy
it really just depends on that
organisation how long it’s going to take
to process your visa mine took 2 weeks
and from what I heard that’s pretty
standard anywhere in the EU number two
once you’re over the hurdle of the visa
application you will also need to check
which areas in Pakistan you can travel
to you should know that some areas in
Pakistan are restricted which means that
you might not be able to go there at all
or you might need to apply for special
permits in order to go there
for example as at Kashmir also known as
occupy Kashmir I mean it’s an area of
very high tensions here in India and
Pakistan azad kashmir is one such area
before going there you may need to apply
for an NOC which is basically a noncom
NOC non non Objection Certificate excuse
my ignorance for the bureaucratic lingo
you may need to apply for an NAC from
one of the ministries here before going
that note that this could take a week or
more to process a lot of the most
popular tourist areas however don’t
require you to have an NOC for example
if you go to gilgit-baltistan where
holmes’s and Skardu probably you won’t
require an OC but this could change so
make sure you check before going places
like Lahore or Karachi or some about of
course you don’t need an NSC however as
I said these things change so make sure
you check before coming just so you have
all the right permits to go to the areas
you may want to check out related to
NoCs and restricted areas sometimes in
some places you might be assigned a god
if you’re not traveling with a local
what does that actually mean I’ve
actually never personally been assigned
to guard because I’ve always travelled
people from here from Pakistan but I
have heard stories of travelers who got
on buses from Islamabad to
gilgit-baltistan up in the mountains of
Pakistan and on the bus they were signed
to God or in their private car they had
to provide a space for the God
now these gods I usually assign that
military checkbox so you don’t need to
do anything before coming here the God
will just be given to you it may not be
the best travel experience but
unfortunately that’s how it still is in
some areas of Pakistan however if you’re
in the city is like laho like Islamabad
or Karachi you won’t be assigned to God
so you can travel freely in those areas
of course number 4 this is something I
struggled with when I came here for the
first time and I still sometimes
struggle with as well it’s what to wear
any Pakistan now guys you don’t you
listening to this part the girls this is
probably for you what I am wearing right
now for example is a relatively edgy
kind of t-shirt for much of the
Pakistani population now the thing is
you can technically wear anything you
want in Pakistan however you might get
stared at or looked at in the wrong way
so in order to feel comfortable here is
a few tips I’ve picked up along the way
number one wear trousers that are loose
so no leggings and jeans should be okay
shorts are a no-go for women again it’s
not illegal to wear them per se but you
will get a lot of strange looks so long
trousers number to wear a shirt that’s a
little bit longer maybe covers your bum
three sleeves I walk around in a t-shirt
a lot of the time but if you want to
feel really comfortable if you’re
traveling in more remote areas I would
suggest something that’s a 3/4 sleeve
however having said that in places like
Islamabad I feel perfectly comfortable
walking around in jeans and a t-shirt so
it’s really up to you and it really
depends on the situation and
location basically like a tunic style
outfit with loose trousers should do the
trick do you need to wear a headscarf in
Pakistan no you absolutely don’t it’s
not like Iran which I know is quite
strict about those things in Pakistan
you don’t need to wear headscarf and
many women especially in cities choose
not to wear one number 5 nightlife and
alcohol if you’ve done a bit of research
about Pakistan you will know that it’s
an Islamic Republic which means that
alcohol is illegal for the most part
here no bars no clubs no parties as you
may know them in the West and definitely
no alcohol in shops so try and enjoy
juices chai the local cuisine and have
fun without the parties actually my
question before coming here was so is it
really impossible to get alcohol in
Pakistan the honest answer is no it’s
not impossible in fact it is quite
possible especially if you’re not a
Muslim if you’re a foreigner it is
possible to obtain alcohol here but as I
said just come here to enjoy the culture
without necessarily subscribing to some
of the things that you might know from
back home in the West number 6
food one of my absolute top favourite
topics to talk about here in Pakistan so
Pakistani food culture is absolutely
incredible and there are so many
different subtypes of local cuisines
sweets and those I see things now get
ready there’s a few things that you need
to know about Pakistani cuisine before
you try it first of all it’s spice
see a lot of it is really quite fragrant
aromatic and actually quite hot so if
you’re not into hot boozy make sure you
tell your hosts or your chefs that you
need it a little bit milder now I love
my food a really really spicy so I can
just gobble it all up but it really just
depends on your personal preferences
another thing you should know is that
Pakistani cuisine is very rich and

hearty so one serving is usually going
to be enough if you have it with a roti
or chapati which is the local type Fred
it’s gonna fill you up for a good few
hours as opposed to India which has a
lot of options for veggies Pakistan is a
meat lover’s paradise really so while
you can’t get things like pork here
because it’s considered Haram which
means sinful in Islam there is so many
other types of meat that are very
popular here in Pakistan chicken mutton
lamb beef really pretty much anything
you want cities like Lahore and Karachi
are really famous for their Street food
scenes so go and check those out if your
true foodie in terms of the way you eat
and watch eat there’s a couple of
different schools I subscribe to the
first which is I’ll try anything at
least once even Street food restaurant
food home-cooked food anything I’ll give
it a go however I appreciate that not
everybody is blessed with a very strong
stomach or a very strong God so a lot of
people say that if when you come to
Pakistan you should be a little bit more
careful with the food that you consume
and make sure that all of the fresh
fruit or fresh vegetables you’re eating
are washed with Nestle water and by the
way Nestle water is more or less a
generic term to refer to mineral or
filtered water that’s definitely saved
in Pakistan the food is just insane it’s
so good it’s too good actually that
reminds me where is lunch let’s keep
going with this list of things that you
need to know before coming to Pakistan
getting to point number seven now
sightseeing there’s a few museums here
they can visit a lot of beautiful
mosques some old forts there’s so much
history here
you’ll be spoiled for choice and most
places are absolutely fine for you to
visit no matter where you’re from who
you are female or male but there’s a
couple of rules that you should probably
follow in visiting places of worship
like mosques for example women should
out of respect put on a headscarf when
visiting a mosque usually you also take
off your shoes for both men and women if
you’re not sure about any of these rules
just ask a passerby or the person in
charge of the place you’re visiting and
ask them they’ll give you all the tips
that you need number eight getting a
record Pakistan is not as developed in
terms of its public transport
infrastructure as many countries in
Southeast Asia for example or in Europe
so you may need to do a little bit of
digging a little bit of research there
is a pretty decent bus Network running
across most of the country that can get
you to some of the most popular spots in
Pakistan especially the touristy places
it doesn’t cost that much to hire a
private driver either and it’s going to
cost you much much less than it would in
the West so don’t be afraid to ask for
prices the great thing about having a
driver of your own is that you really
have a lot of freedom of movement some
places in the mountains or in the Swat
Valley really require you to have a car
it’s very difficult to get around with
that one it remind me a bit of a pain
what about driving on your own
in short if you’re not used to Pakistani
traffic which you’re probably not if
you’re watching this video I just
wouldn’t recommend it just just get a
driver another obvious way to get around
in Pakistan is by flying there’s a bunch
of airlines here that operate flights
between all the major cities and even
some of them more mountainous regions
usually prices are quite elevated I’ve
seen upwards of $200 for a one-hour
so consider whether going overland might
be a better option number 9 we’re
getting close to the end boys and girls
number 9 is all about hotels this is an
interesting one there’s a couple of
luxury hotel chains here in Pakistan
such as this arena or the Pearl
Continental or even the Marriott and
those hotels really give you the highest
levels of security while you’re in the
country then they’re usually quite
barred away from everything around them
with big fat walls and those hotels can
cost you 100 200 300 dollars a night
quite easily if like me you prefer more
of the local flavor and you want to
support the local economy then have a
Google search now a lot of these hotels
are not going to be on
or TripAdvisor especially if we’re
talking about more remote areas like
Windsor or Seurat you will probably find
a lot of hotels on those sides for
cities like a whore in Karachi
so go for that but it’s not the same for
the remote areas usually it’s better to
look through blog posts
or Facebook pages even recommendations
from locals in fact a lot of the time
you might be able to just drive up to a
hotel and inquire whether there’s room
available and usually there is
especially if you’re coming here out of
season in some of the more mountainous
regions you shouldn’t be paying more
than $20 per night for a simple hotel do
note that Pakistan’s tourism industry is
very much in the emerging stages right
now so there’s gonna be a lot of hotels
that are under development but that
perhaps don’t yet provide the best
service they could because they’re very
young and very fresh so you may need to
find yourself having to forgive a lot of
but Pakistanis are so hospitable and so
welcoming that you will very quickly
forget about all the imperfections
number 10 and this is something I still
see every single day I haven’t Pakistan
every single time I leave the house
pretty much you have to get ready to be
the center of attention
not many tourists visit Pakistan of
course the industry is now increasing
and growing but still it’s not
necessarily an everyday occurrence to
see a foreign tourists especially in the
more remote areas of Pakistan whenever
you show your face in some of those
areas you will probably get quite a lot
of tender love and care and probably a
lot of requests for selfies in the past
I’ve also found myself receiving
invitations for tea for chai for coffee
for dinner people’s homes so it’s really
lovely makes you feel very very welcome
in this country but yes not everybody
loves attention so just get ready for an
onslaught of that when you’re here and
now I’m coming to the last point which
is actually the most important Pakistan
is not at all what you know it to be
it’s not at all how the Western media
portray it it is not a desert with
camels running around it is not a
horrible terrorist State with bombs
going off at every single corner
Pakistan is a beautiful
country with the most welcoming people I
have come across anywhere in the world
so before coming here make sure that you
just forget all of your stereotypes all
the biases that have been instilled in
you by Western media and just open your
heart to the love the kindness that
you’re gonna receive and the beauty that
you’ll see all around you I still find
myself astonished every single day at
the small gestures of kindness and
generosity that I receive here every day
I’m still baffled by all the natural
beauty in Pakistan and how it’s just not
known anywhere outside of the country
even if you have an idea of Pakistan
right now and you’ve never been here get
ready for that to be dashed and I hope
that you’ll be positively surprised by
your visit here just like I was the
first time around and that’s why I came
back for more thank you so much for
watching this video I hope you found it
informative and I hope that it’s helped
you make a decision whether to come to.

Credit to :
Eva zu Beck

Most COMMON MYTHS About PAKISTAN, is pakistan safe ? – Are They True?

Hey guys I’m Ava and over the last seven
or eight months I’ve been traveling
Pakistan pretty thoroughly I’ve seen
pretty much the entire country from
north to south and east to west I’ve
been to quite a lot of places whenever I
tell my friends from abroad about
Pakistan they are almost always
surprised because when you think
Pakistan you don’t immediately follow up
that thought with all my next perfect
summer destination in fact you probably
think hmm it’s pretty dangerous out
there isn’t it I’ve made this vlog to
prove you wrong because in this vlogs
speaking from experience speaking from
the experience of having seen so many
places here from having met so many
people here and having gathered so many
stories I want to debunk some of the
most common myths that surround Pakistan
and through that I want to give you a
more accurate picture of what Pakistan
is actually like so without much further
ado let’s get started come on myth
number one it’s just sand and there’s
nothing to see oh you’re so wrong I mean
let me just start by saying that
Pakistan is one of the most diverse
countries in terms of landscape from the
beaches by the Arabian Sea in the south
of the country to some of the world’s
highest mountains up north the world’s
second highest mountain k2 is in
Pakistan in fact they have so many
mountains that are between 4,000 and
5,000 meters that they stopped even
naming them now if you think that Mont
Blanc is a big deal in Europe come to
Pakistan it wouldn’t even have a name
here but on a more serious note Pakistan
has served the most diverse and
beautiful landscapes I’ve seen in fact
one destination called swat is often
compared to Switzerland and often called
the Switzerland of Asia but those of us
in the know know that Switzerland really
is the sort of Europe but beyond that
there’s also all the cities you know the
bustling metropolises Karachi in the
south with over 20
million people who lived there then
you’ve got Lahore a cultural capital
with mosques and architecture dating
back to the Mughal era it’s that’s a lot
to see there’s a lot to see it’s not
just an in fact there is not that much
sand here just come and see it for
common myth number two the people are
violent and hostile and hate Americans
not true just simply not true the people
of Pakistan are some of the most
welcoming and hospitable people I’ve met
on all of my travels I can’t even tell
you how many times I have been offered
chai tea or to come for dinner or to
stay at someone’s place or to be helped
out or to try something or to do
something or to go somewhere together I
receive invitations to do stuff from
people that don’t know me on a daily
basis just because I am a tourist and
just because I am a guest here I think
Pakistanis often pride themselves on
being the most welcoming nation in the
world and in fact one of the ethnic
groups that live here and that make up
much of Pakistan society the patterns
they have something called the Pashtun
Valley which is a code of honor and this
code of honor it says that guests should
be treated well come on myth number
three women are all oppressed here look
during my time here I have met so many
incredible strong-willed independent
ambitious women in fact all of my
friends are either entrepreneurs own
their own companies work in big
corporations or content creators or
artists women who have their opinions
and who are not afraid to voice them
women who work for themselves I know of
course that in certain parts of the
country if you go to some of the more
rural conservative areas you might
encounter more patriarchal attitudes
towards women of course that’s true but
that is also true of many other
countries not just Pakistan the one
thing that for sure you need to remember
is that the women of Pakistan are the backbone of the
country and trust me they won’t be
afraid to tell you that themselves all right
common myth number four when you come
here you have to cover up even if you’re
a foreign woman that’s simply very very
untrue okay I’ll admit I mean I probably
wouldn’t wear shorts in Pakistan but
that really goes for any other country
in this entire region when you come to
Pakistan all you need to remember is
dress relatively modestly but nothing
special it’s not like you have to wear a
head covering it’s not like you have to
wear a long abaya or anything like that
I know buddy just go out wearing jeans
and a t-shirt or a shirt as for the
question of whether you should wear a
headscarf whether you have to wear a
headscarf no you don’t I would only wear
one out of respect when I go to a place
of worship like a mosque or perhaps if
I’m in a seriously conservative area
which normally you wouldn’t go to anyway
as a tourist so yeah
we’re pretty much whatever you want

within the bounds of reason
misconception number five if you come to
Pakistan you won’t get a visa to India
well it’s true Pakistanis do have a
problem entering India and vice-versa
but if you’re a foreigner and you have
nothing to do with the India Pakistan
conflict then you have nothing to do
with the India Pakistan conflict I have
previously entered India Pakistan India
Pakistan and I never had any issues I
was never asked any questions you can
even cross from one country to the other
via a crossing in Lahore come on myth
number six people don’t know how to
party here very very wrong people do
know how to party here oh yes I’ve seen
people party like crazy now if you’re
talking alcohol because I know that a
lot of people wonder about this before
coming to Pakistan you know the alcohol
ban isn’t 100 percent yes Muslims are
not allowed to buy or sell or consume
alcohol in Pakistan but if you are a
foreigner or if you’re Christian living
here then you can actually get your
hands on some beer or whatever it is
that you want there is even a local
brewery here which operates legally
and which sells alcohol in cities like
Lahore and Karachi and Islamabad
perfectly legally to foreigners and to
Christians but you know I’ll advise that
if you come to Pakistan you kind of get
into the ordinary way of life and you
respect the customs and you get into the
culture so yeah that information was
only if you’re particularly desperate
but moving on to call myth number seven
and this is a big one Pakistan is not
safe this is a pretty difficult one but
it’s probably the most commonly asked
question that I get are someone who has
struggled here quite a lot people
message me all the time on Instagram
asking this very question is it safe or
is it not safe my answer is yes it’s
safe it is actually safe Pakistan is a
very safe country to visit which goes
against probably what you have heard and
probably what you have been fed but I
was through media because you know the
only news in the West that we hear about
Pakistan is when something blows up or
when people die but the reality of the
situation on the ground is that this
country is safe for tourists and
traveling around Pakistan I never felt
unsafe there was only one moment I
remember when I traveled to the southern
province of Balochistan and we were
driving up to this beautiful beach it
was nobody around us suddenly I turn
around and I see that there is another
car behind us that wasn’t there before
and as we turn we make different turns
that car followed us all along the way
and kept it very very close eventually
we stopped by the beach and the car
stopped with us I get out of my car and
I see another person getting out of that
car and by that time I am nervous I’m
not sure who this is this isn’t a person
that I know that any of my friends knew
and a person comes up to me and he looks
me in the eye and he says thank you
thank you for being here I feel so
stupid I was like oh that’s what it is
again another Pakistani person coming up
to me
and being simply welcoming because I’m
then I’m one of the very few tourists
that so that’s what happened
on a personal note in terms of you know
day-to-day safety as a woman especially
as a foreign woman I guess you get the
kind of attention and concern that many
locals even themselves don’t receive
whether that’s fair or not I’m not sure
but I just love being able to experience
someone else’s life and then say thank
you for their hospitality at the end all
right we’re coming to a close boys and
girls and there’s only one more point
that I want to make and this is 0.8 myth
number eight that I want to be debunking
right now in front of you right here and
that myth is that Pakistan is a
terrorist country you probably had this
before I certainly heard this one many
many many times and now first of all I
don’t even know what a terrorist country
is what is exactly isn’t meant to be
like a terrorist government or a place
swarming with terrorists or people are
terrorists I don’t know but Pakistan is
none of those things Pakistan has had a
very difficult history primarily because
of its geographical location but that
doesn’t make it a terrorist country if
you ask an ordinary person on the street
really anyone about their views about
what they think about terrorists and
terrorism they will tell you exactly
what your people back home will tell you
that it’s wrong and that it’s terrible
and that it doesn’t fit in with the
ideals of their religion so no Pakistan
is not a terrorist country Pakistan is a
country of beautiful kind welcoming
people with great Souls and deep hearts
and people who deserve to have their
image and their nation represented in a
fair way so I hope that if you’re
considering to visit Pakistan that you
come here that you take your time
exploring that you agree with me on all
of these points and that you bring back
home the same vision as I know I will
thank you so much for watching if you
have any questions about
to Pakistan don’t hesitate to DM me on
my Instagram right here and if you have
any other myths or misconceptions that
you feel I should address anything about
Pakistan that I should debunk.

Credit To : Eva zu Beck

What Western Media WON’T Tell You About ISLAMABAD

Hi guys I’m Ava over the last few weeks
I’ve been traveling all around Pakistan
but I’ve been spending most of my time
in Islamabad now before I came to
Pakistan I kind of imagined Islamabad to
be kind of like sandy-colored with a lot
of sand with a lot of animals walking
down the streets and not much going on
otherwise basically I kind of believed
the same image that most people out in
the West believe Islamabad to be but of
course having spent time here I realized
just how wrong I was
so today in this vlog I want to show you
my style but this offer that I know and
that I have come to really really really
like so yeah let me take you on a tour
of my Islamabad chalo let’s go
before we actually begin I want to take
you out on a coffee with me because it’s
morning and I am NOT had my fix of
caffeine yet which is very bad I cannot
function without it so I’ll take you to
one of my favorite coffee spots in town
this is key he’s not an actual husky and
a little coffee run I just want to
preface this by saying that Islamabad is
really surprising I think the thing that
surprises people the most when they
first arrive in Islamabad it’s just how
green it is everywhere I mean there’s
trees there’s hedges s plants it’s it’s
extremely lush in that way and it’s
actually one of my favorite things about
the city that feels like you’re living
in a village or in the countryside and
the city itself alright we’re just about
to arrive ourselves a parking spot
this part of town is called cruiser
market and is this tiny cute little
oasis in the middle of f6 or m7 in a
flower and most of the people that I
know here in the city pretty much
through a favorite hangout spot and also
a mine that we’re here to get coffee and
not wax lyrical about kusa market so
let’s go into that
yep I’m a high functioning individual
but I’m a little actually I need to
go to the shop very quickly sir so let
me just take you guys along and we’ll be
on our way
versus of course most places in Pakistan
are not like this but in this vlog I
want to show you just how Western it can
get and that’s why I’m taking you to the
most Western shop in town there’s a lot
of coffee here ladies and gents actually
probably more than in my local Tesco is
back home in London in fact I shamefully
admit that I don’t recognize most of
these American products anyway armed
with my Fairtrade coffee I had to keep
going because this next place I’m just
about to show you is really cool and
hides a key to the history of Islamabad

  • this is sad poor village one of the
    most historic and probably Instagram
    abilities in all of this Lama bar and
    there’s a couple of places in here that
    I really want to show you first of all
    the little Museum here is where you can
    come to learn about the history of
    Islamabad just in case you can’t make it
    though let me give you a rundown super
    quick lesson in the history of the
    starboard basically this city doesn’t
    hi as rich and centuries-old as that of
    Lahore Multan Slava didn’t actually
    exist about a century ago following the
    partition between India and Pakistan
    Pakistan was looking to have a new
    capital that was a bit more central than
    Karachi the previous one so they picked
    a piece of land in the middle of the
    country they hired Greek architects and
    urban planners and they decided to build
    a city the new capital it’s called the
    stahma but coming from Islam which is of
    course the dominant faith here and Abad
    which kind of means City I think in
    Persian so in the 60s this beautiful
    capital was created pretty much from
    scratch and here we are now for a
    culture vulture like me the newness of
    Islamabad means that I don’t really get
    my history fix here but as with
    everything he can find it if you know it
    look but that’s not all another thing I love
    about sad poor village is that it’s very
    diverse at least historically so this
    here is the Sikh temple and that over
    there is a Hindu temple one of the very
    few remaining in Pakistan if you’re in
    is new I’d then you probably think that
    sad poor is a bit touristy that’ll be
    cute but touristy as a tourist I’m
    pretty sure that you will absolutely
    love it so yeah that’s sad poor kind of
    for me the last remaining historical
    part of the city as for the rest well
    this is where the really western part of
    the vlog begins and I want to show you
    all of this because this is the side of
    Islamabad that most people in the West
    don’t realize exists let me show you
    what I’m about to share with you now is
    actually one of my biggest sources of
    anxiety before coming here longer-term
    basically you know other european go and
    I like my European food and from the
    kind of image of Pakistan and asada that
    was sold to me by Western media I assume
    that you know I would be sitting here
    bathing in nihari and chicken karahi and
    samosas well it’s actually turned out to
    be one of my biggest sources of surprise
    and delight in the end and here’s what
    example it turns out that Islamabad has
    a European
    that’s run by a Polish babe honestly
    most of these can compete with what you
    get in Europe I swear no exaggeration
    there’s even a Belgian restaurant and in
    English teahouse serving scones andHardee’s serving burgers and the
    dominoes serving well anyway you get the
    gist all of the big food brands from the
    West and for the Wizards out there
    there’s even a Harry Potter cafe
    so it turns out that it’s not about has
    all these Western and American brands
    that you probably don’t even see in most
    European capitals so that really caught
    me by surprise you know I just had
    completely not see it coming and
    actually most of my Pakistani friends
    complained that in Islamabad there isn’t
    enough choice of authentic Pakistani
    sort of desi food but I find a pretty
    good cup of chai if you know where to
    look or if you can handle it Kashmiri
    chai and there as my which is a
    ridiculously sweet please don’t judge me
    for making really irresponsible food
    choices and stuffing myself with sweets
    it’s just how I am so you know some of
    that is a pretty modern new cities of
    course it doesn’t have the same cute
    linaria traditions that Karachi Orlando
    might have because if you want the set
    of desi touch in a sour bud you can also
    find it and I get it all the time with
    things like food shopping for example
    when I go to little tiny stores to get
    my fruit just like this I used to think
    it was super annoying to have to drive
    halfway across town just to get some
    fruit from a shop where before I would
    just go downstairs to my local
    supermarket and get it from there in
    London but actually I realized then that
    nothing compares to the personal
    attention that you get while shopping
    here you know the great thing about
    shopping for free
    Pakistan is that it is mostly hyper
    seasonal so anything that you get like
    pomegranate which are currently in
    season is gonna be fresh as an
    absolutely lovely and actually something
    that I don’t miss about back home and
    yeah or you know all that processed food
    have you ever seen pomegranate this red
    anyway as soon as I stop obsessing over
    this pomegranate let me show you
    something else
    it’s a hands-down the best thing about
    Islamabad is the weather and the nature
    it’s easily the greenest capital city I
    have ever been to in my life and that
    means that every morning when I wake up
    and I go out onto my balcony I get to
    see this those hills they are
    technically called the mug galas but
    actually they are the foothills of the
    Himalayas which means that if you live
    in a sauna bar then technically you get
    to see the Himalayas every day I guess
    that’s a fact right but you can get even
    closer to the Margalla Hills actually
    you know you could hike up on one of the
    many trails here in a Sabha or like you
    can take the easy option and drive all
    the way up there having seen so much of
    Pakistan I of course realized that many
    cities here have a problem with
    pollution and they have very limited
    green spaces but Islamabad is not like
    that Islamabad enjoys all of this
    pristine nature that really surrounds it
    from all sides and this is probably the
    most beautiful drive in the city I mean
    just look at these vistas isn’t it pure
    magic so that’s it guys that’s my
    version of Islamabad thank you so much
    for watching this vlog and if you’ve
    enjoyed it
    it would mean the world to me if you
    subscribe to my youtube channel or any
    of my other social media channels
    did in the description box but thank you
    again and I’ll see you next time
    the best thing about Islamabad it’s that
    it’s it’s that it yeah wasn’t it
    particularly but Islamabad is.
  • Credit to : Eva zu Beck

Honda Vezel – Is It Value For Money in pakistan ?

Today we will talk
about on the visas so let’s start

weasel is a new entry in the market it

is recently introduced by Honda weasel
is powered by a 1500 CC hybrid engine
and a trip tronic transmission there are

two major Drive friends in this car
two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive the
one that we are reviewing is a wheel

drive variant weasel is a cross over
vehicle it’s not an SUV a lot of people

confuse it in the local market it’s not
an SUV it’s not like a prado it’s not

like Land Cruiser it’s a cross over over
Haiti and if you want to know what

crossover is you can search it online
and you’ll find a lot of information on

what a crossover vehicle is so let’s
find out about the interesting features

in weasel and then we’ll take it for a
road test before we even get inside the

car there are a few issues that I would
like to show you which are outside the

car first of all this this is the key of
Honda weasel a simple key with lock and

unlock button nothing complicated on the
back side you have a Honda logo with

blue surroundings now a lot of Honda
keyless entry vehicles come with the

same key fob in the local new civic they
also offer keyless entry fee a keyless

entry feature and the push start feature
in those vehicle this portion is silver

with the Honda logo but in weasel or
black but in weasel it’s blue with
silver Honda Lupo why it’s blue because

Honda is branding blue as their hybrid
vehicle color and in order to get inside

the car I don’t need this key I just
need to put it in my pocket the car is

locked and the car will sense that the
key is in the closed poverty all I do is

put my hand here in the car opens itself
pretty sweet another thing when you come

to this rear door you see there is no
door handle at all so where is it the

door hand will go Conrad that the lines
would look prettier and much more the

couch will overall look really nice if
the door handle was not there as a

solution they put it over next window so
you want to open the rear door that’s

your rear door handle coming back to the
key what if you run out of the battery

on the thought of that too there is a
small latch all you gotta do is click it
and a conventional key comes out so in

case your your car is dead has dead
battery or this key fob is out of

battery you can still get inside the car
by a conventional key feature that’s

pretty sweet when you open the car this
is the first control panel that you see

this is the economy on an off button
down there is traction control and the
one next to it is the Honda cents button

so Honda sense is a feature offered by
Honda that if something comes in the

close proximity of 60 meters the car
will break itself we will show you that

in a bit
Honda sense is a feature by Honda in

which if there is anything in close
proximity of 60 metres within the radius

of car the car will break itself we will
see if this particular feature of Honda

sense works on human beings as well
let’s check ok so it does not on the

door we have the mirror controls all for
auto door mirrors the door windows and

the lock and unlock 4 power locks there
is one more button which is the door

lock button now in a normal car there is
a normal button and you just press it

and you know it’s locked or it’s
but in Honda bezel when you press it a

light pops up so you know the doors
windows are all locked and knowing but

the driver side can control them so now
I’ll tell you how to turn on a push

start vehicle so as you can see there is
no key for keep space there is a button

so first you got to press the brake and
you keep it pressed and you just press
the button and the car comes to life as

you can see on the steering wheel there
is your airbag pad with the horan in the

middle on your right hand side you have
cruise control selection buttons and on

the left hand side you have radio
control buttons on the back of the

steering wheel you have the trip tronic
shifters the plus on the right and minus

on the left behind that you have your
headlights and your wiper controls

coming on this side in the center
console this is an Android navigation

and the response time is really sweet on

that this is not tuned we’ll just go to
the radio the touch system as you can

see is very recent decent and responsive
below that is the a climate control

panel this is all also in touch so here
you have the autumn mode if you select

this the temperature that you’ll set
would be the one settled next to that is

an on/off button next to that is the
synchronizing button
let I’ll come to that in a bit then

there is an AC button the air mode the
modes are on top fan speed and the

temperature up and down so see if I do a
synchronization turn off both of these
current temperatures can be controlled

individually as you can see the left
side has 26 degrees temperature and the

right one has 22 degrees however if I
want to synchronize both and want the

same temperature in the car
I just presents the same button and the

left hand side control will be synced
with the right hand side driver control

under that in the center console you
have your gear shifter which is a small

gear shifter this is how it is in all
the hybrid cars next to that is your

parking button you just walking button
below that is the sports hand brake and

brake hold now the gearshift of the way
it works is if I want to release it from

the parking I’ll just take it on the
left on the right and below is drive

back right above is reverse when you go
in the reverse the rear camera engages
in the screen as you can see

and if I just bring it on the left it
shifts back to neutral and I want to go

in back in the parking I’ll press the
parking button the doors automatically

get locked and the car is in the park
more coming back if I say want to move
the car I’ll put it in D one thing more

just observe this the car is in Drive
and I’ll try to race but it won’t move

why it will not move because I’m not
wearing the seatbelt

wait now the car the handbrake is turned
on there is a beep and if I want to

remove move the car the car does not

the reason I’m not wearing the seatbelt
so all I gotta do is wear the seatbelt

and now the car will move the parking
releases automatically after the gear

stock we have this portion now here we
have this option for control glove

cupholders I press this button and the
this is my first cup holder the same

button on the other side another cup
holder now as you can see there is some

small space under those cup holders like
there is a wrapper there so if I want to

put something over there hide it away
that’s where it is and no one will find

out where it went
unless of course they have seen this

video coming back this is your centre
c-can’t stock I can have it the armrest

like this or I can move it back press
this button and open it this portion is

divided in two halves the first one is a
shallow one where you can keep your

change or anything and the second one is
a little deep

on the passenger side of the dashboard
you have three AC vents all directing

towards the passenger sitting at the
front seat if you look down here under

the gear control and center console you
have a 12-volt power socket then you

have the auxiliary cable you have HDMI
and you have a USB port now if you

charge your phone with this USB port you
can just connect it here and leave the

phone here which is a very good feature
by Honda in a normal car when you have

those cables dangling everywhere the
chances of those cables breaking are

much higher in this one you just connect
it with the phone and leave it there so
over here in the rear seat I am sitting

and this seat is reclined completely bad
and I can very easily sit so the space

for front and rear passengers pretty
decent one little problem though there

is just one cup holder in the center and
other than that in the center you also

have another power socket which is a
12-volt power socket so for anything
that you want to connect over here if

you look in the door cells you have
visas branding in all four doses looks

pretty good we’ll open the trunk and see
what we could have got a lot of trunk

space which is an advantage of having
crossover vehicles you get a lot of

trunk space under that we have a small
portion for keeping your anything you

know some small stuff that you would
like to keep

there is no spare wheel in this vehicle
and why there is no spare wheel in this

vehicle because the spare wheel adds
weight so instead of spare wheel Honda

came up with this this is a tire
inflation pump and there is a solution
this gel if you get a puncher all you

got to do is take it out and apply it on
the tire

then fill the air and you’re good to go
the tire will the puncher will be fixed

so in at a later stage you can go to a
pump and get the proper puncher sorted

there is a third power outlet as well in
the trunk which is if you go for camping

and you need to light up something or
power something with your car you can do

that now we will conduct another test
with this car we will see if we can fit
Omar in the trunk to see what kind of

space we have I was talking about this
space being really good so let’s see

so as you can see I can easily fit into
the trunk and you still have room for

some snacks so now we are driving weasel
and the first impression for the first

thing that I would say the car is quiet
and that is something that you would

expect from a hybrid you don’t want any
noise in the room so the only noise I

can hear right now is the air
conditioner other than that

the whole car is quiet you don’t hear
much of the tires rolling or anything of

the sort which is really good
apart from that the driving position so

this is where you want it to be it’s
higher than a normal sedan or in a

hatchback and lower than an SUV which is
also kind of perfect and in the sweet
way where you want the car to be

handling again the car does not leave
the road or the grip the car has solid
grip on the road which actually is

something really really impressive
because the height and overall shape of

the body

another thing that I really love about
this car is the ground clearance

normally the Japanese cars that we get
they are quite low to the ground and as

a result we have to change the tires or
some people put those packings in the

suspension and you lose the quality of
ride visas being a crossover the
advantage is that you do not have to

face the problems of ground clearance or
anything of the sort it has really good

ground clearance and as an advantage of
that roads of karate or generally in
Pakistan this car really does Drive like
a chop and you don’t need to worry about
where you can take the car or where you
cannot take the car
about the control display panel as I was
telling you initially right now I’m
driving with a very light foot and it’s
all green so if I’ll just push it a
little bit more it will go in blue and
we are still in the normal mode but the
color changes to blue and when you want
serious business you press the sports
button and it all goes red
so now let’s shift the car in sports
mode and see what it is got now we have
more women English sports law Wow
the car totally changes as soon as you
put it in sports mode it’s a totally
totally different car amazing
hybrid cars the general perception
initially was that these are quite
boring cars these are not fun to drive
but Wiesel really proves that myth wrong
it’s not your everyday hybrid it has got
a normal mode which is hybrid then there
is eco mode which is super hybrid but it
also has a sports mode and sports mode
is where the fun begins
this was our review on two Honda Wiesel
let us know in the comments what you
think about it please subscribe to the
channel and share the video till next
time bye

Toyota Passo 2007 – A Practical Hatchback in Pakistan

Hi my name is Omar and today we are
going to review Toyota Paso let me tell
you a little bit about Toyota Paso
Toyota introduced Paso in 2004 and the
first generation stayed in production
till 2010 this is 2007 model that we are
going to review today if someone asked
me to define Toyota Passos first
generation in one word I would say it’s

practical and why I would say it’s
practical let me show you this car has a
lot of cupholders there are two in the
front two at the back and one in each
front door a total of six cupholders in
a car that has seating capacity for five
now that’s some smart Japanese thinking

you would be spending over
now as you can see the space between the
suit two seats is a lot like it’s more
than in a regular card and you can put
in anything let’s just see a cell phone
like this there’s still space around
maybe I can put in my glasses next to it
and a lot of space in the middle then
under the center console you have
approximately five inches of opening and
you can put something over there then
under the glove compartment there is a
deep space important stuff the glove
compartment itself is not that big as
you can see it’s divided in two portions
each cluster itself has a couple of
options as you can see there is strip a
then trip B this is current average of
the car this is the overall average on
this fuel tank and that is the odometer
apart from that you can see the time is

there then the fuel gauge is there and
pretty basic otherwise but its
practicality nothing fancy unlike fossil
has its gearshift on the steering column
so you press the brake
reverse neutral drive and so forth and
the handbrake is in your foot so this is
a foot brake not a handle this is how
you apply it
release release Sunrisers have a mirror
each again practical in the interior you
get one two and three lights
practicality rear seats are split in a
60/40 ratio which means if you have just
one small bag you don’t lose a lot of
space you still have room for four
people to sit in the car let me show you
my most favorite feature in this car
this is by far the best feature offered
in Toyota Paso I don’t know why other
car manufacturers don’t do this or a
matter other as a matter of fact even
Toyota does not offer it in all of their
hatchbacks so if you’re a car
manufacturer and watching this this is
something you should do let me show you
what I’m talking about so you pull this
latch and the seat goes down and at the
back you have another liver this liver
you gotta pull up and you have a flat
bed a completely flat bed this is not
something that you get in any of the
other hatchbacks and as a result the

trunk and the rear seat portion are at
two different levels which is not really
friendly when you’re putting luggage in
the car but with this one you have the
complete flat bed and you are able to
put the luggage and have three
passengers in the car as you can see I’m
sitting in the rear seat the front seat
is recline all the way back and
I am comfortable that’s practical
seating capacity now this car comes with
four headrests and they are all
independently adjustable like I said I
don’t love everything about this car for
instance that the music system now this
is an aftermarket music system and the
reason we had to get it changed is
because the original one which is right
here does not come with USB port
auxiliary port FM is limited to 89 which
is a standard in all Japanese car so
this one does not look that pretty but I
had to get it done
one more thing that I absolutely hate
about this car is this the in
speedometer itself it seems like the car
was totally completed and they designed
everything and then they remember oh we
forgot to put in the speedometer so the
seat color of this car in environment
needs constant maintenance as you can
see it’s everything is not all good
about Paso there are certain things that
I personally feel either they are not
there or they’re pretty weird first let
me show you here in a normal car even a
Suzuki these days you get three of those
grips not in Paso you only get the one
grip at the front and then there are two
grips at the back which are not there so
this car only has one at the front the
rear two are missing which should have

been there a car with all these nice
features theater should have given the
two grips at the back another thing this
is one of the hanger holders over here
now you can hang maybe a bag of yogurt
or a shopping bag or something here if
you want to use it as a coat hanger I
don’t see how you will be able to do
this I mean this is just two feet above
the ground can you really do hang your
coat hanger I mean you can only do that
if you’re a midget or something maybe
if I say that the car does 0 to 60 and
so and so minutes and laughs laughs that
would not be a fair comparison it would
be like judging the capabilities of an
elephant by the its abilities to climb a
tree glass-like Paso and similar other
gods in the market which are the same
dealing with the same customer base
these cars are for daily purpose daily
usage balloons and
the ability of these cars is how you can
maneuver them in the traffic how
comfortable the driver is the fuel
economy these are the things that you
judge such cars on this car being a
Japanese import
comes with a lot of big cities and
features which is in all the similar
Japanese import doors
when this came out in 2007
if you compare those features with the
cars that are coming out now
like the recent Mira yes or the newer
version of mass or something like that
those cars would have a lot more
accessories and the features compared to
this car but

at the time and it came in 2007 this car
was pretty decent with the Lord of toys
that were available to offer in the car
of this segment
and the fuel average with a light board
with AC in the city is approximately
eleven and a half to 12 liters which is
again great mileage considering it’s an
automatic ten year old car so this was.

Strangest Laws In Pakistan

Like all of the countries Pakistan has some laws that will leave you going, huh?
Some people even find some of these laws
Just very surprising and some have been considered to be extremely controversial by others here are ten of the weirdest
surprising and most controversial laws in Pakistan counting down from number 10 to number one
Starting off at number 10 you cannot use English words for some Arabic words the Pakistani government has approved a summary
prohibiting the English translation of Islamic terms
sacred Arabic names and words like Allah
Masjid Saleh art and Rasool are now forbidden to be translated in English as God mosque prayer and profit in that

Respective order now. Do you know it’s illegal to eat in public for a month every year now
This is because Ramadan is an important month for Muslims and considered to be very sacred in Islamic countries
Since Pakistan of course is an Islamic country people are not allowed to eat in public in the month of Ramadan even if they’re non
Muslim so that’s where it gets a bit interesting there now the tax education in a third world country where almost half of the population
is struggling to get basic education imposing taxes on education is a little too much and
Pakistan has been doing this for quite some time if you spend more than 2 lakh rupees
on education
5% tax will be imposed for it. Also you cannot travel to Israel so

Pakistan has not recognized Israel as a separate state
Which is why the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan does not actually allow
Pakistanis to visit Israel on a Pakistani passport the next law I want to talk about is
Transgenders cannot join the army now. There are milli of transgenders and
crossdressers in Pakistan however along with several other

Limitations what they can do they’re also not able to join the Pakistani army?
This is also pretty interesting one sending spam messages is actually illegal so sending someone a spam message
Of course is just super annoying right?
Now if you’re caught spamming anyone guess what you’ll have to pay a fine of 1 million rupees
Now the Prime Minister of Pakistan must be Muslim
But he doesn’t actually need to be educated to be a prime minister
Just that he has to be Muslim the eligibility requirements do mention an adequate knowledge of Islamic teachings and practices

As well as he has to abstain from major sins, but it doesn’t state any set of educational criteria
to hold office of a prime minister
Now this next lot was
super super controversial
Before the protection of Women Act in 2006 if you’ve been sexually
Assaulted check this you needed to produce 4

eyewitnesses in order to be proven as a victim the protection of Women Act in
2006 has tried to override this law by introducing the element of DNA evidence
Being admitted during any sort of sexual assault cases
But the issue still remains very controversial now do that there’s no
Issuance of a passport unless you declare Ahmadi community as non of Muslim so until the year
1974 the ahmadi community was considered a sect of Islam in Pakistan which was later declared a
non-muslim community
and then this is why it is compulsory for every Pakistani to sign the statement on their passport form that says I

approve Ahmadi community as a
non-muslim and now for the final law I want to share with you is about uploading memes, so
Uploading a meme can land you behind the bars right so you cannot pose any sort of funny pictures or memes about any political
Leaders regardless of how immature they may act sometime, so like you can’t be making fun of them
is all due to the
Cybercrime laws so under the cybercrime law of Pakistan section 17.


What’s up guys? Since we came here to visit the valley of Naran, I thought why not make a guide!

This is a guide from Karachi to Naran

You don’t need to follow it, but it would be better if you do.

7 o’clock in the morning, get to the airport.

You may not enjoy the trip alone so better to get some friends to tag along.

As soon as you reach Lahore, call the Toyota dealership.

“Hello Toyota, this is Irfan speaking from Scnz TV.”

“Uh, actually I needed a car..


The airplane journey is over now. From now on, the remaining journey is by road.

And you already are familiar with our car wonders.

And yeah, it can get cold out there, so get some warm clothes…

…no matter how big of a Superman you are.

By now, you would be starving.

So since you are in Lahore, taste some “Phajjay Kay Paey” (Phajjay’s Trotter Curry).

Uncle, where is the old “Phajjay” joint?

That way.

I know that many people don’t like “Paey” (trotter curry).

But you’re here in Lahore, and on a road trip…
Why not try “Paey”?

Look, it isn’t mandatory, but it’s cool if you try it!

I’d recommend trying it!

After trying “Paey”, leave for Kallar Kahar.

You’ve come all this way. You wouldn’t mind going for a swim, would you?

Do it, bro, do it.
You’re on a trip, yeah? Just do it! 😉

That’s enough for today.
Time to eat and bounce!

Then reach Islamabad.

And it’ll be warmer than you think!

If you are wondering why your bro is wearing a hoodie in August…

Well, heat is temporary…

…but SWAG is permanent. 😉

Have some “Pulao” (Rice & Beef meal) for breakfast so that you wouldn’t even need to have lunch.

But I forgot to mention, the weather of Islamabad is unpredictable. So be prepared.

Time is short, the challenge is tough and the journey is long.

So no need for useless stop overs.

Oh and of course, refuel your car.

Bro, how long would it take to get to Kaaghan from here?

8 hours.
What time is it now?
5 pm.
8 hours… So that means we’ll be getting there by 3 am?
[Bad calculation]
Don’t judge my math
And switch to another driver because the previous one would have been exhausted by now.
We have gotten a new driver.
This car is good.
Quite fun to drive, seriously!
I usually don’t get my turn to drive.
The drive from Islamabad to Balakot got quite long.
We had planned to reach Naran by now, but decided to stay here overnight and leave in the morning.
And we were told that “Chappal Kabab” are quite famous here.
So us three, we’re on our way to try these “Chappal Kabab”! 😛
I know this oil looks very dark, but the Kababs were out of this world.
You can mistreat your stomach, a little, this time.
It’s your choice, try it if you want to!
Someone recommended my bro Mooroo to check out Moon Restaurant.
So, we’ll have breakfast there.
Nihari (Beef Curry), Chick peas, Naan (bread) , Lassi (buttermilk).
Bring Lassi (buttermilk) first.. Sure!
While waiting for the food, get ready to go to Saif-ul-Malook.
Saif-ul-Malook – you’ve probably heard of it.
If you’re a foodie, there are great snacks you can try at Saif-ul-Malook!

Pakoray, Samosay, Kachori and…
Chicken Korma, Chicken Biryani, Daal Maash (lentils), Chana Sabzi Aalou (mixed veggies), etc.
Eat once, and you’ll keep coming back! 😉
… aaand some other interesting options as well. (medicine for increased libido in men)

You can get it if you want, your bro won’t judge you.
No need to be overly smart.
In case of any incident, the local administration won’t take any responsibility.
Look love (bro), listen to me for once! 😉
There is an outdoor activity here, which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
I won’t judge you. Do it at your own risk. I’m just saying it’s a possibility.
And also, your bro is like Akshay Kumar, right?
I mean, not coming slow
If you get tired while recording videos, pass your phone to your friend.
Enjoying the ‘scenes’ (view) is much more important.
Check into PTDC hotel.
(Pakistan Tourism Development Corportation PTDC)
Chuck your stuff in your room…
…and get to Punjab Tikka House.
Tell Zahid to turn it up…
…and leave the rest up to him.
Wow, dinner was superb, man!
Trout fish and salty lamb tikka.
It’s not essential.
I am talking about the drone, but as you can see,
drone shots are money shots!
All thanks to Mooroo Bhai
We didn’t have much time for breakfast, so we ate in the car.
‘Cause there’s a lot of work to be done today.
Like I said, we didn’t have much time to eat.
Ever had corn for Rs.50? (USD 0.50)
Rs.50 isn’t that expensive.
We’re back in Naran for some rafting For people who don’t know how to swim,
better fasten your seatbelts.
By that, I mean have some courage!
If you don’t know how to swim… like me, you would need to have a lot of courage.
After watching such scenes, one can only say…
Woah, what a shot!
Be ready to wake up at 5:00 am the next morning.
See, this is my first time and I am just sharing my experience, so I recommend taking my word for it.
There’s a 3 and a half hour journey ahead… and it’s better to rest.
This is the base camp for trekking the Aansoo Lake (Tear Drop Lake).
The journey from here is about 2 hours long.Grab a bite at the base camp,
You’ll need it. Trust me.
The scenes are as such that the horses don’t go beyond this point.
This is the last hill. Beyond that lies the Aansoo Lake (Tear Drop Lake).
Oxygen level is quite low up here.
I’m out of breath.
Just some support for the hike.
And we’ve acknowledged beforehand that
nobody will be able to save anyone.
It’s every man for himself.
Ahsan Bhai said that last part.
Behind me is Aansoo Lake.
Here I am (your bro) waiting for you…
Just leave what you’re doing at once and get here ASAP.
One simply doesn’t come here everyday.
So I thought to say Salaam (hello) to you.
Hello-ji, how are you? All good?
Wishing you were here.

PAKISTAN or TURKEY – Which Military is Better?

You’ll see a side-by-side comparison of the military power of these two amazing countries
Pakistan and Turkey
we give you facts about the different countries and cultures all around the world so if you
love learning about our earth a
Few facts is a place where you can learn all that stuff ok?

so don’t want to begin with this military comparison starting off with the country of Pakistan
the Pakistan armed forces of the military forces of
Pakistan they’re the sixth largest in the entire world in terms of active military
Personnel as well as you’re the largest in all of the Muslim countries Pakistan has the
world’s sixth larges
Nuclear arsenal as well the total manpower available in Pakistan’s military is 95 million
They have a total of six hundred and thirty-seven thousand active personnel and their reserve
personnel are two hundred and eighty-two

Thousand now to introduce
Turkey Turkey ranks 8th in the world for his total military power and what makes a Turkish
military force so
Interesting is that since turkey is the only?
Secular power that can negotiate with Middle Eastern countries at a cultural level the Turkish
army has a huge impact on
middle-eastern relations as well as politics turkeys total manpower available is at 41 million

six hundred and forty thousand
It’s active personnel are a total of three hundred eighty two thousand eight hundred and fifty
And they have a reserve personnel of three hundred and sixty thousand five hundred and sixty-five
now Let’s take a look at the divisions

of their military and compare them side-by-side
Starting off with the pakistani army when we look at the pakistan army. They have a total of
2,920 for combat tanks
And they have two thousand eight hundred and twenty eight armored fighting vehicles
They have a total of 134 rocker projectors, and they’re told artillery equal
3278 as well as they have
465 self-propelled artillery for turkeys army strength they have two thousand four hundred
forty-five combat tanks
7550 armored fighting vehicles they have eight hundred eleven rocket projectors as well as
they have six hundred ninety

seven towed artillery and
1113 self-propelled artillery now. Let’s move on from their army to their Air Forces to see
what’s going on up there
Pakistan has a total of 301 fighter aircraft. They have 394 attack aircraft
261 transport aircrafts 190 trainer aircraft and their total helicopters are at
316 and out of those they have 52 attack helicopters for Turkey they have
207 fighter aircrafts they also have 270 tact aircrafts their transport aircrafts are 439
they have
276 trainer aircrafts and their total helicopters are at
455 and they have 70 attack helicopters now for the comparison of their navies in Pakistan’s
Navy. There’s a total of

197 naval assets
They have 17 patrol crafts eight submarines ten frigates and three-mile warfare vessels in
Turkey’s Navy. They have
194 total naval assets
thirty-four patrol crafts sixteen frigates twelve submarines and nine Corvettes
And they have eleven mine warfare vessels now currently Pakistan has a total defence budget of
seven billion dollars u.s.
But Pakistan is said to increase its defense spending to eight point seven eight billion
dollars u.s.. During the fiscal year of
2017 to 2018 so in the year 2018 now so that’s going to be coming up real soon
if not in effect already now a large portion of Pakistan’s military is going to it’s
Huge budget priorities that are its combat aircraft submarines surface warships
And the country’s various indigenous missile programs

Turkey their defense budget is a little bit higher at eleven point five billion dollars u.s.
And look at this so turkeys defense budget has increased by nearly fifty percent since Jen of
2017 and this is according to the Official Gazette
Despite having a second largest army in NATO Turkey was not among the top 15 military spenders
in the year 2016
And those top sprinters were of course US China Russia

Saudi Arabia as well as India now that concludes your military comparison of Pakistan and Turkey
Let me know all your thoughts and comments down below in the comment
Section and guys if you haven’t seen it already you got to check out our country comparison where
we do a side-by-side comparison
But just on the country on a whole of Pakistan and Turkey.

Surprising Facts About The ISI

The inter-service intelligence also known as the IsI for short was formed on January 1st
1948 the Agency is made up of military officers and personnel from Pakistan Armed Forces
Pakistan’s Powerful intelligence Agency IsI is among the most active
intelligence Enterprise and covered direct action forces in the world
it is part of the Pakistani Army
But it operates
Generally Beyond the control of the Pakistani government as a whole thanks for joining me here on another episode of Ftd facts
I’m leroy, Kenton and now by far this past week. This was the most requested topic
I mean like everybody wants to know about the ISI Musta near ahmed requested it

Do hate mohammed as well Salman saeed and then we have Khalid al below XI and then we have mini hall salim
And not to mention a bunch of other people so let’s begin with the fact the American crime news declared
Pakistan’s inter-services intelligence can be the world’s best and strongest intelligence agency back in 2011
The ISI headquarters is located in
Islamabad Pakistan and its main focus is to protect Pakistan’s national interests as well as look into matters of political and social
interest to Pakistan and advise the military in the best steps to take now over the years the
Is.i has stopped many terror related attacks. Well before they were even
Executed the Isi is also the largest intelligence agency in the world the IsI has close to 10,000 agents in the field
Worldwide, ironically, it’s one of the least funded agencies in the world
It’s above all laws in its home country

of Pakistan
And it’s often referred to as a state within a state because its policies are made outside of all the other
institutions with the exception of the army now
I want to talk a little bit about operation cyclone if you’re not familiar
It was a code name given to an operation between the American cia and the Pakistani IsI beginning in 1979 and ending in
1989 but that was the u.s.
Plans attack codenamed operation cyclone funded by the Cia and designed to draw the u.s.
sar into an expensive and distracting
29 Vietnam Like North now the objective of this mission was to stop the invasion of the uSSr forces into afghanistan
By providing support to the mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan. That was one of the most expensive Cia
Operations that it has ever undertaken and it cost some Roughly twenty to thirty million dollars u.s.
Every single year, but that was up until 1980 and by the time they reached
1987 it Rose to

630 Million Dollars a year
It’s also reported that no IsI agent has ever been caught or
Turned although this has never been verified the Pakistani government has not yet taken responsibility
For any alleged undercover agent that was caught on foreign soil there are stories of officials like Squadron leader Khalid
Khawaja that were arrested on Pakistani soil for conspiracy against the state
But it seems like the IsI has been very good at
Insulating themselves from any direct involvement in any of the covert operation that they have supposedly
Orchestrated if this is true. That’s very impressive
The IsI have also played very crucial roles in arresting members of al-Qaeda?
As well as the taliban even though most western TV shows and movies

Show the ISI in some kind of negative light where there possibly shown collaborating with terrorists the ice
I actually have worked very close with the cia in bringing down Crucial Target and
officials of the Taliban and the Al qaeda all across the world Si is very professional
Organization in my experience over the years I have a lot of respect for them and I also think it’s only in western mind
And in especially American mind that you can expect an intelligence service of a foreign country to do something counter to its own

Which country’s interests while there are sources that link ongoing relations between terrorist organizations and the ISI the Pakistani intelligence
Service has played a very crucial role in the capture of very prominent
Agitators like Ramzi, Yousef Abdul Gani Vardar ahmed Omar saeed sheikh and many more
Pakistani Security Forces captured one of Osama Bin Laden’s Chief lieutenants Abu zubaydah along with 19 other al qaeda
operatives in Eastern Pakistani city of I saw that The IsI Arrested September 11 mastermind Khalid sheikh
Mohammed going further the ISI and the Pakistani military have worked effectively with the United states to continuepursuing the remnants of Al qaeda and following 9/11
Pakistan stationed 80,000 troops in the troubled province of Waziristan
Near the Afghan border in order to help break the back of the Al qaeda Network
Now as I mentioned earlier in this episode that the is I have close to 10,000 members
And I say that because the official number hasn’t been confirmed
But what is known about IsI is that they do recruit from?

Pakistan’s military as well as they recruit
Civilian and put them through a lot of rigorous training the training seems to be very secretive because there’s very little information and details about
it but what we do know is that the agents are trained in covert intelligence Gathering and
counterintelligence Again, I mentioned that the headquarters of the ISI is located in Islamabad Pakistan and the complex consists of various low rising
buildings separated by lawns and Fountains Decon Walsh a journalist at the Guardian
He says that the entrance is suitably discreet no signJust a plain clothed officer packing a pistol walsh also said that the complex resembled a well funded private
university and that the buildings are neatly tended moving on now to
Operation Tupac yeah, you heard that correctly but it has nothing to do with the American rapper
Mama Gave birth to another

son Operation Tupac was the name of a 3-part operation that was designed to secretly support the Militant of Kashmir
It was partly started by Pakistan’s president
Zia-Ul-Haq back in 1988 and the name comes from
Tupac Amaru the second which is the 18th century print who led the war of liberation in Peru
Against the Spanish rule the ISI is currently engaged in covertly
Supporting the Kashmiri militants in their fight against the Indian authorities in Kashmir this is because the militants in Kashmir are fighting to be
Independent from India and become part of Pakistan of course for Pakistan the overwhelming obsession is India
Another thing I want to highlight is the Kargil war the Kargil war was back in 1999 the line of control between India and Pakistan
Is probably one of the most inhospitable?
Places in the world there’s an unwritten agreement
That during the winter neither force will occupy the borders post the ice I wrote this agreement in the winter of 1998 to 1999
Which led to the Kargil war in the following summer although?
Pakistan is considered to have lost this war the war is also considered a victory for the IsI as it caught our aw
It’s Indian counterpart completely off guard
India had no clue about the infiltration until they were informed about unknown strangers occupying Indian posts now
We’re coming down close to the end. Let’s talk about Mullah mohammed omar mujahid
She was a top Taliban leader

and it’s an open secret now that he was trained by the IsI a captured Taliban Spokesman by the name of
mohammed Hanif told the Afghan authorities back in January of
2007 that omar was protected by the ISI in the city of quetta in
Pakistan by November of 2009 the Washington times were claiming that omar had been helped by the ISI and that he was now in
Karachi it was only in January of 2010 that amir Sultan Tara who was a retired
official and IsI agent said that omar was ready to break with his al-qaeda allies and make peace with
Afghanistan and finally let’s talk about Nuclear tests although
It’s never been proven for sure but it said that the Indian
R8w as well as is really mossad flew over Pakistan’s nuclear test facilities in order to Gather information
But they were unable to do that because the Ia side plan to keep its nuclear facilities
Secret and even change the location of its test sites multiple times to keep away anybody from seeing anything
they finally settled in the Pakistani city of chuggy and ensure the security of the nuclear equipment by guarding the
Transport plane with six F-16 fighter jet so it’s unclear

What sort of nuclear tests have been going on but that’s just the IsI rolls people don’t necessarily
Know exactly what they’re up to now that concludes this episode about the ISI
Thank you guys so much for bringing it to my attention
I learned a lot during this video this episode of TV facts is brought to you by Graham Early Calm Graham
Lee is one of the world’s leading software’s in improving your written
English you can join the tens of thousands of people all around the world that have started using Graham early
I have the link down below in this video description where you can
Install it for free and if you want even more features go ahead and purchase the upgrade
And as you guys continues to support our sponsors like grammarly comm you continue to make these videos possible
Because of the Nature of this episode no doubt that Youtube will remove monetization

So we would pretty much be producing a video for free and obviously here. It’d have to be facts
We do have overhead and production cost so again the link to Graham really calm is down below
You can install it for free and as well you can also purchase the upgrade for even more features
Be sure to leave a thumbs up if you enjoy these videos that we do for you each
And every single week and don’t forget to come back here every single day Monday to Friday for new
Episode and for those of you who made it this far in this episode you can check out some more of our videos on
Pakistan wheelset videos about different people and places all around the world so you can check those out as well.