Past Islamabad Event: VOL 2

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Road Trip

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Every year, Aly Sher Khan takes a group of friends to travel the Northern Areas of Pakistan - one region at a time! Last year their group decided to visit Astore, traverse the Deosai Plains and into Skardu. They were a group of 9 people in 2 vehicles. It was an amazing camping experience, one which Aly Sher shared with the PechaKucha Islamabad audience.

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The Experience of a Young Traveller

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Sabeen Farooq showcases ther challenging journey to the K2 clean-up camp. She discusses her purposeful travel from Islamabad to Skardu and onwards to K2, the second highest peak in the world, with representatives from different countries. She stresses the importance of waste management at sightseeing spots of Pakistan and shares details of her clean-up expedition at K2 base camp.

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Cycling Up North

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Travel for Moin Khan is not limited to the destination, but includes meeting the people along the journey and listening to their stories while pushing through the elements of nature to test himself physically and mentally. He believes in mind over matter and enjoys pushing his own boundaries to overcome the limits he thought he had.

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Southern Punjab: A tapestry of unsung legacies

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Mubeen Ali presents on his travels to Bahawalpur and its outskirts with its magnificent palaces, constructed under the Nawab rule, including Noor Mahal, the Royal Graveyard of the Nawabs, Derawar Fort, Sadiq Garh Palace. Moving on to Multan, Mustafa Gohar speak of the shrines of Shah Rukn e Alam, Shrine of Bahauddin Zakariya, and Shrine of Shah Shams Sabzwari.

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A Motorbike Tale from Khyber PakhtunKhwa

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

‘Dare to live the life you’ve always wanted’, is the motto that Guliafshan Tariq lives by! Guliafshan shares her 20 day journey on her motorbike to one of the more conservative areas of Pakistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

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@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

As a photographer, Mobeen Ansari has had the privilege of not only travelling all over Pakistan, witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and urban spaces, but also getting to meet and know many diverse communities. In this presentation, he has attempted to bring as many of those stories to the audience as he could.

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The Quintessential Photograph

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Nazia Akram Zahidi's journey starts from the gaping Arabian Sea till the mountainous range of the Himalayas and everything in between. This voyage is a depiction of the quintessential photograph(s) that capture the energy and vitality of the places that she came across in her travels as a photographer in Pakistan.

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The True Spirit of Nature

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Adil Riaz focuses primarily on his solo experience and interactions with the Spirit of Nature. He showcases the scenic beauty of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, some lakes across the northern parts of Pakistan including Sheosar Lake.

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The World of Eyebex

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

In this presentation, Wajahat Malik showcases his adventures in Pakistan with the help of non-pretty pictures. He tells stories through his photos and also talks about his disdain for the perils of Mass Tourism in Pakistan.


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In the Golden Sand

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Khalid Malik features the famous valleys of the north, including Swat Valley, Kaghan Valley, the Galliyat, etc., and then delves deep into the Cholistan Desert with its shrines, forts. Most importantly he showcases the local people and how their livelihood has improved as a result of the growing tourism in that area.

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A Trekker’s Viewpoint

@ VOL 2 ON FEB 17, 2018

Cars and bikes cannot take you everywhere. Sometimes you just got to march into unmarked trails. When you do that, you see places that no one else has ever seen before. Saad Munawar invites the audience to consider the idea of pioneering the road less travelled by and discover the beautiful unknowns. 

Nazia Akram Zahidi
Artist, Photographer, Documentary Filmmaker, Teacher in Islamabad
Moin Khan
Founder, ADifferentAgenda in Islamabad
Sabeen Farooq
Managing Director, Vision-Building Future in Islamabad
Aly Sher Khan
Avid Traveller and Restaurateur in Islamabad
Mobeen Ansari
Photojournalist, Painter, Documentary Film Maker in Islamabad
Adil Riaz
Architect/Photographer in Islamabad
Khalid Malik
Travel Guide, Saiyah Travels in Islamabad
Mustafa Gohar
Student, \ in Islamabad
Wajahat Malik
T.V Presenter, Documentary Film Maker, Environmentalist in Islamabad
Mubeen Ali
Student, NUST Business School in Islamabad
Guliafshan Tariq
Motor Biker, Cyclist, Paragliding Pilot, Certified Parasailing Pilot in Islamabad
Saad Munawar
Travel Photographer in Islamabad