Eid with Golf!

September 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

It was just amazing to spend the Eid days for the first time not sitting home and meeting people whom you have never met for the whole year. Golf was the main focus this time! In full relaxed mode I played golf for 3 days with great people. The weather was amazing, the venue was also one of the best and the company in which I got the chance to play was also phenomenal.

Islamabad Golf Club has 18 holes + I heard that they are making 9 more. With beautiful long fairways and fairly tough roughs, I think one can not get a better challenged course living in Pakistan. I being an 18 handicap, found it pretty good.  🙂

Here are some pictures that I took:

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Visit to the Quaid e Azam Mazar with Critical Mass

July 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Wow what a nice way of starting a Sunday morning. I picked up my backpack and headed towards DelaWala.  It was around 6:00 am as the sun was coming out. I was with 2 friends from our offroadpakistan.com group (Khalid Omar & Mahera Omar). At DelaWala a group know as Critical Mass was gathering to bike all the way to Quaid e Azam Mazar and back. There were approximately 20 bikers including us 3. The ride was approximately 18 km bike ride.

Critical Mass is a cycling movement out there on the streets of Karachi and also around the world. The group sets out at a set location and time, to pedal through set routes. They join together to reclaim public spaces and view the city through new angles. All bikes and bikers are free to join and play an essential part in promoting the nation and saving its environment! 🙂

The rout that we took was:

  • DelaWala
  • 3 Talwar
  • Martiot Hotel
  • Zainab Market
  • Mobile Market
  • Capri Cinima
  • Quaid e Azam Mazar
  • Norani Kabab house
  • Shera-e-Faisal Main Road
  • FTC building
  • then off to home DHA 🙂
The whole ride took us approximately 1 hour. Our average speed was 15 km/hr. Our Max speed that we achieved was 35 km/hr. (Iphone GPS)My Personal Experience:  
The whole ride and experience was great. I think it could be organized better, as for people who are newcomers or those who are not in practice with cycling, are not able to keep up to speeds at which most cyclist were going at. This group is made for a cause, and it should roll as a group in the streets of Karachi, so that people are able to see and recognize that this group is out not for cycling or excersizing, but out for a cause….I think that the organizers should not let any one go ahead of them, so that to keep the group in a formation.  🙂

Pakistani Police not able to give security

April 4, 2011 § 4 Comments

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Sunday April 4th, we (Divers Reef Karachi) headed out to Mubarak Village (See Images). We wanted to Rent a Boat (Income for Villagers) and go to Churna Island for Snorkeling and Adventure.

Sadly speaking when we turned from the Hawks bay road towards Mubarak Village the police stopped us from going there. They gave this dumm reason that  we are not letting you go there because of security reasons. They say that someone was kidnapped a few days back from Sonehri Beach which is quite before on the right of Mubarak Village.

The Police over there was totally crazy (looked drunk). These areas are pretty small in size (25 km of road). If they want to provide security they should do so by putting up check points on the way. Plus get some Police men at Mubarak Village and Sonehri Beach. This way they can give us security + we can have our fun. This is No way of doing thing, else in Karachi everyone should be stopped from coming. Why, because every day people get Kidnapped.

This article that I am writing is because I want the Authorities to know that Pakistan is a Beautiful place and if this is how they are going to run things, Pakistan will not be able to utilize its very Own Potential!

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