Freelancer’s Tour of Pakistan [Pictures]

Sohail Abid recently toured whole of Punjab on his motor bike. His tour spanned 27 cities in first phase, while he has plans to visit Northern Areas, Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan later this year, most probably with same transportation channel.

For those who don’t know, Sohail Abid is a freelance coder/developer based in Islamabad, a good friend, prominent figure in Pakistani blogosphere – he is also responsible for ProPakistani’s design.

There would be other people too, who were adventurous enough to roam the country, but Sohail Abid’s made his journey particularly special with the help of technology and the social media.

Sohail created a Facebook page, where he shared updates through Mobile phone, which included interesting facts, information, pictures and tales of places he visited.

In very short span of time, he got over 1200 visitors – with no advertising, no struggle.

Sohail was equipped with an iPhone with facebook and twitter applications, to keep his fans posted about the happenings.

Here is what he wrote to us:

Mainly two things made it possible to share live tour pictures and updates easily: iPhone and Telenor Persona (with monthly GPRS/EDGE package)

I was taking 2MP pictures and uploading right from the location where they were being taken. And this involves small towns, villages, jungles (lal suhnra), desert (cholistan), and Derawar Fort. Telenor worked everywhere, even in Cholistan.

He will leave for Northern Areas’ tour next week – you can join him by becoming a fan of Tour De Pakistan

Following are few pictures from Facebook Page:

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Library, Mirpur
Clock Tower - Faisalabad
Bullaye Shah Mazaar, Kasur
Tablighi Markaz, Raiwind
Renala Khurad: This is from where you get all the Mitchell's goodies
Renala Khurad: This is from where you get all the Mitchell's goodies
Remainings of Harappa
A pre-partition house in Pakpattan
Infamous door to the heaven (Bahishti Darwaza) at the Shrine of Baba Farid.
Multan: Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-i-Alam (masterpiece of pre-Mughal architecture, built in 1324)
And jhoolas… of all kinds”]
Inside view of Centeral Library Bahawalpur. They're out of space.
Derawer Fort
Driver hotel near Rahim Yar Khan. You can eat, you can rest, you can sleep.

Masjid Ghazi, Bhong - Was built by Raees Ghazi around 1935

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  • very nice work Sohail, I always thought of doing something like this but “yeah life ka chaker” :-)

  • Sohail, you’ve done a great service to the country. By visiting all these mostly long-forgotten ilaaakas, you have made us feel like we should go on a tour too! Which is always good, isn’t it?

    I absolutely loved the real-time updates with all those photos. Shaabash man! Chaa gaye ho!

  • As i was also a Freelancer working on GAF with 77 Reviews profile there is no time for freelancers recently i planed to move gulf country for work when i was in Islamabad International AirPort lobby there is internet facility available by Wateen Telecom, i sit there and i have only 45 minutes to leave and i started working on one of my project. So this guy take time for it. Appreciated. I am also a blogger not well not pro but by this i’m seceretly catching at least everyday of my life into my secret blog.

  • Applaud Sohail Abid’s effort

    Please create a separate website where city wise photographs can be viewed.

    This may help children and youth to acquaint them with Pakistani Cities

    Again Well Done Sohail Abid !

  • mashallah, very nice. would love to see more pictures from every day life like these.

    thanks for sharing and God Bless.

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