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Old August 14th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #21
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Old August 28th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #22
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Nice pics Edwardes.


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Old August 29th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #23
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Wow, Pakistan is such a beautiful country! If only there was peace and no terrorists... you would make a fortune from tourism alone!
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Old September 1st, 2007, 04:08 AM   #24
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Wow, Pakistan is such a beautiful country! If only there was peace and no terrorists... you would make a fortune from tourism alone!
trouble is mostly confined to tribal region with the border with afghanistan. The rest of the country is pretty much normal including all the touristic areas. Quite a number of people visit for high altitude climbing.

But it does give us a bad name as a whole .
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Old September 1st, 2007, 12:32 PM   #25
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Old September 1st, 2007, 02:40 PM   #26
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HOLY SHIT!!!

Pakistan has some steep ranges!!!
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:37 PM   #27
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Pakistan has some steep ranges!!!
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Karakoram highway: The highest border crossing highway in the world.



Quetta - Ziarat highway

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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:38 PM   #28
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:38 PM   #29
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Makran coastal Highway


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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:43 PM   #30
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Impressive motorways of Pakistan ! How long it takes from Karachi to Islamabad using the fastest stretch ? I think this is not like a highway thread, but a Tourism thread instead !
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:24 AM   #31
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trouble is mostly confined to tribal region with the border with afghanistan. The rest of the country is pretty much normal including all the touristic areas. Quite a number of people visit for high altitude climbing.

But it does give us a bad name as a whole .
I don't fully agree with you. Things like the hostage taking in the Red Mosque in the capital Islamabad are kind of scary to me as a foreigner and may make me think Pakistan is almost collapsing as a state... Can't the Army or Musharraf do something to combat militants and prevent things like these from happening in the future ?
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 04:47 PM   #32
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I don't fully agree with you. Things like the hostage taking in the Red Mosque in the capital Islamabad are kind of scary to me as a foreigner and may make me think Pakistan is almost collapsing as a state... Can't the Army or Musharraf do something to combat militants and prevent things like these from happening in the future ?
its how the news get reported to you and what you perceive of it.

Does the london bombings, madrid bombings or the 9/11 attacks makes you feel the UK, spain or the US are almost collapsing as a state? The army is actively involved in preventing such things and targeting the militants but it doesnt help if you have an unstable neighbor which has been in the state of war for the past 3 decades.

Anyway if you have any further comments or questions feel free to PM me but lets keep this thread to highways and motorways.

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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:18 PM   #33
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Impressive motorways of Pakistan ! How long it takes from Karachi to Islamabad using the fastest stretch ? I think this is not like a highway thread, but a Tourism thread instead !
Hmm, I think its some 1600 kms ( 1000miles). I have never travelled beyond faisalabad by road so i have no idea about the road conditions and how long it takes.

However some friends have done it. And here's what they told me.

1. from karachi to Multan takes roughly 13 hrs.
2. From multan there are two alternatives
- one is to travel from inner ( and less accessible) punjab which is
shorter but road quality is not good. takes another 9-10 hrs
- other alternate is to travel via sahiwal-lahore-pindi takes about 8-9 hrs
but distance is much longer.
3. That was a bit old. Now there is a motorway from Faisalabad to pindi bhattian(M3) which joins the lahore islamabad motorway(M2). Faisalabad however, doesnt fall in the shortest route but its a great and pleasurable road from faisalabad to islamabad. The distance might increase but driving time might be roughly same.

P.S above distances includes meals, rest, etc

So currently i would recon that journey to be around 20-22 hrs but my friends did it at a best of 18hrs ( two drivers and not much wasting time except for meals, etc)

And if you have no idea of the cities i mentioned or what the route would look like, have a look at this map.


Pindi bhattian is the point where the M2 joins the M3. So from karachi you follow the pink line upto multan and then those one of the three alternatives. The thick red line below of faisalabad is not finished yet hence the pink line which is the national highway.
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Very nice scenery! Where is this?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #35
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that is from Islamabad to a close-by park and restaurant on the hills. Usually know as the road to Pir Sohawa( little hill top village).

Its a very pleasurable drive and that bulding at the back is the Faisal Masjid(mosque)

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Old September 5th, 2007, 01:16 PM   #36
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...And I had the impression that Islamabad was in the middle of the desert ! But in fact it's very green and nice!
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Old September 8th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #37
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Pics originally posted by fellow forumer pakia.

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Super highway between karachi-Hyderabad.
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Old September 15th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #38
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near Kallar kahar /chakwal



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Old September 15th, 2007, 01:38 PM   #39
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highway to the tourist resort of murree

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Old September 15th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #40
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Faisalabad-Pindia Bhattian Interchange..which is the start of the M-3 motorway towards Faisalabad.
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