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Old August 24th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #121
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very impressive pictures guys but i wud raelly luv to drive thru makran costal highway from karachi to gwadar. love u pakistan, pakistan zindabad.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #122
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Impressive.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #124
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Thanks.

Pics taken by fellow forumer, RMS Azam:

Junction of M2 Motorway and N5 National Highway, Lahore







River Ravi in the distance with M2 Motorway and N5 National Highway

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Old November 15th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #125
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When 7th Avenue was newly opened:





Jinnah Avenue:


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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #126
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Wow Man 7th avenue is very impressive.
Why did they name it like an American street?
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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:53 PM   #128
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Wow Man 7th avenue is very impressive.
hehehe....thanks man.

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Why did they name it like an American street?
Well thats how streets & avenues are mostly named in Islamabad. They're usually numbered as opposed to being named after a person or something like that. Thats different from the rest of Pakistan. There's also a newly built 3rd & 9th Avenue and then 10th & 11th Avenues which are proposed.

But maybe kbboy can be of more help to you than me.

KB get your ass in here!

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Old December 4th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #129
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The fact that people of Islamabad cannot come up with decent names for their roads and places just goes to show that it is a city without any history and culture.

F-7, F-16, A-5, F-6 I guess now they should also add JF-17 to it
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Old December 4th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #130
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The fact that people of Islamabad cannot come up with decent names for their roads and places just goes to show that it is a city without any history and culture.

F-7, F-16, A-5, F-6 I guess now they should also add JF-17 to it
The places that you have mentioned are not roads but sectors. And there's nothing wrong with naming sectors as such. Its much more organised and systematic this way than to name sectors after different people and just confuse the hell out of the average joe.

On roads, not all of them are given numbers. From the top of my head, you have Jinnah Avenue, Ataturk Avenue, Constituion Avenue, Nazim-ud-din Road, Faz-ul-Haq Road etc etc

And you need to stop your generalizing of people. Just like you said "Ohhhhhhh...what's with these Punjabis" when a few politicians are against changing the name of NWFP. Not every goddamn Punjabi. And saying "Why wouldn't any Sindhi want it built", when again only a few politicians are against the Karachi Waterfront project. Not every goddamn Sindhi! The "people of Islamabad" didn't come up with any of the names. The organisers did. Who are the people of Pakistan.

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Well thats how streets & avenues are mostly named in Islamabad. They're usually numbered as opposed to being named after a person or something like that. Thats different from the rest of Pakistan. There's also a newly built 3rd & 9th Avenue and then 10th & 11th Avenues which are proposed.

But maybe kbboy can be of more help to you than me.

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Well, It may be named like an American Street but it looks marginally better than one.
Are those other proposed avenues similar in looks to the 7th avenue?
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Old December 5th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #132
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You're an idiot! The places that you have mentioned are not roads but sectors. And there's nothing wrong with naming sectors as such. Its much more organised and systematic this way than to name sectors after different people and just confuse the hell out of the average joe.

On roads, not all of them are given numbers. From the top of my head, you have Jinnah Avenue, Ataturk Avenue, Constituion Avenue, Nazim-ud-din Road, Faz-ul-Haq Road etc etc
There was once an article in a Western newspaper (forgot exactly which one, might have been The Independent, or maybe it was The Washington Post) about Islamabad which began:

"When U2 sang the song "Where the streets have no name", they might as well have been talking about Islamabad..."

And I know the places I have mentioned are places, not roads. But in no other city of the world have I seen alpanumeric characters standing in place of a proper name. Imagine Brooklyn being renamed "D-4" and Beverly Hills being renamed "A1". Would sound completely retarded. The roads might have names, but even they are unimaginitave, 7th Avenue, 9th Avenue, only good name they put are Ataturk and Jinnah Avenues.

Karachi has Khaiban-e-Shabaz, Khaiban-e-Bahria, Shaheed-e-Millat, University road etc, these are proper names which show some culture and history, and being such a new city, Islamabad has none of those.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #133
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Well, It may be named like an American Street but it looks marginally better than one.
Are those other proposed avenues similar in looks to the 7th avenue?
Well the one that has been completed, 9th Avenue also called Agha Shahi Avenue, can be compared with 7th Avenue, but its not as grand as 7th Avenue I would say. Judging by 9th Avenue, I guess others could be compared with 7th Avenue, some might be as grand and some might not be.

I'll post pics later on.

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There was once an article in a Western newspaper (forgot exactly which one, might have been The Independent, or maybe it was The Washington Post) about Islamabad which began:

"When U2 sang the song "Where the streets have no name", they might as well have been talking about Islamabad..."

And I know the places I have mentioned are places, not roads. But in no other city of the world have I seen alpanumeric characters standing in place of a proper name. Imagine Brooklyn being renamed "D-4" and Beverly Hills being renamed "A1". Would sound completely retarded. The roads might have names, but even they are unimaginitave, 7th Avenue, 9th Avenue, only good name they put are Ataturk and Jinnah Avenues.

Karachi has Khaiban-e-Shabaz, Khaiban-e-Bahria, Shaheed-e-Millat, University road etc, these are proper names which show some culture and history, and being such a new city, Islamabad has none of those.
I guess we're never going to agree.

P.S. Karachi is one of the youngest cities in Pakistan after Islamabad. Nothing in comparison to Quetta, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan etc etc
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Khyber Pass is very scenic, as most roads in this country apparently. Though I wouldn't exactly feel safe on that road.
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Very nice Motorways
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Old January 3rd, 2009, 11:24 AM   #136
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Khyber Pass is very scenic, as most roads in this country apparently. Though I wouldn't exactly feel safe on that road.
To be honest, neither would I or any other Pakistani. Seen as the Khyber Pass is in the Tribal Areas. Btw, click on the 4th line of my sig, which is titled "The Top 5 Tourist Sites in Pakistan | guardian.co.uk". Then you'll see how this woman from the Guardian visited Khyber Pass, even though its not in the Top 5.

She mentions this:

Although most people in Pakistan do speak a little English, the country is not yet used to a high volume of independent travellers and organising guides, porters, jeeps and drivers can be time consuming if you don't know the language and terrain. For these reasons, I travelled as part of an organised trip with TravelPak - the only way to visit areas such as the Khyber Pass on the Afghan border where armed guards are a necessity.

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Thanks.

And as promised here is the 9th Avenue (Agha Shahi Avenue) for comparison with the 7th Avenue:

Jan 20, 2008

When the 1st section between the F-9 and F-8 sectors got completed:





Night view of 9th Ave on March 17, 2008

















Peshawar Mor Interchange at 9th Avenue / Agha Shahi Avenue
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Aug 14, 2008 (Pakistan's 61st Independence Day)



So, your views regarding 9th Avenue??? Do you think that its better, worse or equal to the 7th Avenue????
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