CHITRAL: The bi-weekly PIA flights between Islamabad and Chitral which hitherto operated on a Sunday and Friday will now operate on Sunday and Wednesday instead. The change being from Friday to Wednesday only while the Sunday schedule remains intact. It is to be noted that the Peshawar Chitral flights are already suspended till 15 Dec. For details the PIA web portal can be accessed via our web page here, or the PIA call center at +(92-21)-111-786-786 … CN report, 05 Nov 2019.
A new survey on the living costs across the world is out, and it names two Pakistani cities, Islamabad and Karachi, among the least expensive metropolitans.
The survey report, issued by Mercer every year, listed Islamabad on the 203rd number in the list of most expensive cities. Karachi was four slots behind on the 207th spot.
For the second consecutive year, Hong Kong remained the world?s most expensive city, according to the report. It was followed by Japan?s capital Tokyo on the second spot, while Singapore stood third in the list.
South Korea?s capital city Seoul was recorded as world?s 4th most expensive city to live in; Switzerland?s Zurich was on fifth, China?s Shanghai 6th, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) on 7th, and China?s capital Beijing was on the 8th spot.
New York was reported to be the 9th most expensive city in the survey, followed by Shenzhen in China at 10th place.
Interestingly, eight out of the first ten entries were from Asia. Last year, the number was 6. Only two cities from Europe and America made it to the top ten.
The rankings are based on the data collected from 209 cities around the world by measuring the cost of over 200 items in each city ? including housing, transport, food, clothing, household goods, and entertainment. ..? Source
Chitral: The Islamabad -Chitral luxury bus service which initially started service in October 2018 but soon discontinued it due to technical reasons, is now scheduled to re-start the service again from 25 June 2019.
A handout by the owner of the service is reproduced below:
“Starting from 25 June 2019 Hindukush Express Chitral will start operating its premier Airconditioned bus (with reclining seats) on the Islamabad-Chitral-Islamabad route.
The bus will leave on time at 8pm from either place and arrive at 6am. From Chitral the service will start on 26 June.
From Islamabad/Pindi the bus will start and terminate at Shalimar Travels on the main Pir Wadahi road opposite sector I-10. In Chitral it will start and terminate at the Ataliq bus terminal opposite Habib Metro bank. One way fare will be? Rs 1850.
On the inaugural trip from Chitral on 26 June ten free complimentary seats will be given to women passengers with Chitral domicile on first come first served basis. For these complimentary seats passes will be issued at Hindukush Heights hotel Chitral by its manager Mr Quaid e Azam phone 03449700800 starting from today.
For all other inquiries regarding this service please contact any of the following numbers: 03355700800, 03449700113, 03449700024. .. CN report, 16 Jun 2019.
The picture below is of the Faisal Mosque Islamabad lawns on the second day of? Eid.
According to the saying of our holy Prophet (PBUH) cleanliness is a major part of faith. If the same was taught and emphasized in mosques this would not have been the condition of the biggest mosque of the capital. .. CN report, 09 Jun 2019
Chitral: A new service featuring a luxury bus plying between Islamabad and Chitral non stop has been launched by Shahzada Siraj ulMulk owner of Hindukush Heights hotel Chitral. The ticket is expected to be Rs 1800 per person and the bus would depart at fixed time regardless of the seat occupancy, it was learnt. The first trip to Chitral arrived in Chitral on 01 October with passengers including TV artists on board. The service would prove a big facility for passengers who want to travel in comfort and are willing to pay a little extra for it. Contact numbers for further info. ph 03449700113, 03355700800 or 03449700024? .. CN report, 03 Oct 2018.
A person travelling to Dubai from Islamabad international Airport at around 0630 AM on Friday 17 Nov 2017, reported to CN that while getting his luggage go through the check in stages, the Anti Narcotics Force staff asked him to step aside for random checking. When he was about to open the suitcase the personnel tacitly asked for bribe to omit/expedite the check.? The passenger said when he reported the matter to another (apparently senior) person present there, he brushed away the complaint by saying “koi baat nahin aisa hota rehta hai”.