The Shah Faisal Mosque was built with Saudi money and is designed to look like a Bedouin tent. Bedouin's never set foot in Pakistan. It's really just a way for the House Of Saud to spread an extreme form of Salafist Islam. Islamabad Pakistan
Home of Muhammad Iqbal for a private concert by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is a Pakistani singer, primarily of Qawwali, a devotional music of the Muslim Sufis. I lucked out on this evening. A lot of history in one night.
I was transported back in time when I was invited to the former home of Muhammad Iqbal, widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement. He was considered one of the most important figures in Urdu literature, with literary work in both the Urdu and Persian languages.
US troops coined the name jingle trucks to Pakistani vehicles. Truck painting is a popular form of indigenous art in Pakistan featuring floral patterns and poetic calligraphy. The more jingle the more wealth conveyed.
Tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Pilgrims to the tomb of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan. Karachi Pakistan.
What I find interesting now is that while I was up in this region of Pakistan I was a 40 minute drive to Abbottabad where someone happened to be hiding out at the time. And I was taking pictures of trucks!