ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Capital has been wearing a deserted look for last two to three days as many of its residents have returned to their native towns on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha.
By virtue of being the Capital of Pakistan and a developed City, Islamabad has a multi-lingual and multi-cultural population as people from all parts of the Country throng the City for employment.
The Capital City remains crowded throughout the year but as any festival arrives and public holidays are announced accordingly, non-local residents tend to return to their birth-areas to celebrate the occasion with their families.
So like each year, most of Islamabad dwellers have once again evacuated the Capital City this year on the eve of Eid-ul-Azha, and their likely return is by Monday evening because public holidays end on September 4.
Talking to Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency on Sunday, Raees Kiyani, a resident of adjourning Bhara Kahu town who works at Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), told that he visited Islamabad a day before but found a deserted look all over the City.
Kiyani, however, told that his Bhara Kahu town was once again witnessing long queues of vehicles as people were heading towards Murree, a hill resort located almost 40 kilometers north of Islamabad.
Another Bhara Kahu resident Saqib Imran told DND that he went to Lake View Park on first day of Eid but surprised to see that empty which, although probably happened according to him, because people were busy in slaughtering animals, a religious ritual performed by Muslims on Eid-ul-Azha.
Saqib said he was very much hopeful of witnessing a crowded Park on Sunday as families inclined to visit Islamabad’s parks and picnic spots on second day of Eid-ul-Azha.