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  • We were only a hundred miles from Pakistan’s capital Islamabad as the crow flies, but it felt as if it were in another country.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Wajma and her clan had gone to Islamabad that same month.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • As soon as you can walk, I’ll take you to Islamabad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • A taxi driver who chanced to pick Mortenson up at the Islamabad airport sold his cab and became his fiercely dedicated "fixer."
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • Intelligence agents bustled Mukhtar into a car and a convoy drove her to Islamabad, where she was furiously berated.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • No one I knew had been to Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Perhaps, when he got to Islamabad, he’d use the last of his money to buy textbooks to send to their school, or supplies.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Sympathetic aid workers constantly urged her to move to Islamabad, where she could be safe.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • They did not realize people from Islamabad or even Peshawar would think me very backward.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • On the flight out of Islamabad he had felt so full of purpose, scheming a dozen different ways to raise money for the school.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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  • He had arrived in Islamabad at dawn and must have slept all day.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Kohistan was infamous for banditry and had never been more than nominally under control of Islamabad.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He pictured the hopeful faces of the Korphe men when they’d put him on a bus to Islamabad, sure, Inshallah, that he’d be back soon with money.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He had just enough money, if he ate simply and stayed in the cheapest guest houses, to travel by jeep and bus back to Islamabad and catch his flight home.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And here he was in leafy Islamabad’s teeming twin city, low-rent Rawalpindi, in what the manager of the Khyaban Hotel assured him was his "cheapliest" room.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • They found it ironic that the Islamabad government would fight so hard to pry away this piece of what had once been Kashmir from India, while doing so little for its people.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The most violent took place in Islamabad on 12 February 1989, when American flags were set alight in front of the American Center—even though Rushdie and his publishers were British.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Then they disappeared off to Islamabad if they were elected to the National Assembly, or Peshawar for the Provincial Assembly, and we’d hear no more of them or their promises.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Officials would tell Mukhtar how active their governments or aid groups were in Pakistan, and she would ask: "Where in Pakistan do you operate?" And the answer would come: Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The common refrain was how a combination of corruption and neglect siphoned off what little money was meant for the people of Baltistan as it made the long journey from Islamabad, the capital, to these distant mountain valleys.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Before then mullahs had almost been figures of fun—my father said at wedding parties they would just hang around in a corner and leave early— but under Zia they became influential and were called to Islamabad for guidance on sermons.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Americans say they gave Pakistan billions of dollars to help their campaign against al-Qaeda, but we didn’t see a single cent. Musharraf built a mansion by Rawal Lake in Islamabad and bought an apartment in London.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • In the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan, five thousand women and girls have been doused in kerosene and set alight by family members or in-laws—or, perhaps worse, been seared with acid—for perceived disobedience just in the last nine years.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Even in Islamabad buildings collapsed.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The rest of Pakistan was preoccupied with something else—the Taliban had moved right into the heart of our nation’s capital, Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The women were from Jamia Hafsa, the biggest female madrasa in our country and part of Lal Masjid—the Red Mosque in Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Around the same time as our Taliban were emerging in Swat, the girls of the Red Mosque madrasa began terrorizing the streets of Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It was almost unbelievable—Islamabad is usually a quiet orderly place, very different from the rest of our country.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • There were suicide bombings all over the country: even the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad had been blown up.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Her name was Shiza Shahid and she came from Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Adam took us to Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Islamabad was a beautiful place with nice white bungalows and broad roads, though it has none of the natural beauty of Swat.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He was a Pashtun like us, and when my father asked if he was from Islamabad he replied, "Do you think Islamabad can ever belong to us Pashtuns?"
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He was a Pashtun like us, and when my father asked if he was from Islamabad he replied, "Do you think Islamabad can ever belong to us Pashtuns?"
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The visit to Islamabad had been a lovely break, but this was my reality now.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We didn’t even have a television set, as someone had stolen ours while we were in Islamabad, using my father’s "getaway" ladder to get inside.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • A woman filmmaker in Islamabad got hold of it and it was shown on Pakistan TV over and over, and then around the world.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "Now wait, we are coming to Islamabad," he shouted.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • They streamed into Buner, the next district to the southeast of Swat and only sixty-five miles from Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Then, a complete family once more, we traveled down to Islamabad, where we stayed with the family of Shiza, the lady who had called us from Stanford.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Islamabad was totally different from Swat.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It was as different for us as Islamabad is from New York.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We drove to Islamabad’s twin city of Rawalpindi to see him in his office.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • On the last day we all had to give a speech at the Islamabad Club about our experiences in the valley under Taliban rule.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • We had enjoyed a glimpse of a different life in Islamabad.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Our friend Shiza and some of the activists we had met in Islamabad came to Mingora and distributed lots of money.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The previous October, the World Food Program office in Islamabad had been bombed and five aid workers were killed.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • A few months earlier, Mortenson had read in the Islamabad papers about Pakistan’s latest wave of Sunni-Shiite violence.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • In May 1996, when Mortenson filled out his arrival forms at the Islamabad airport, his pen hovered unfamiliarly over the box for "occupation."
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • After Mortenson’s kidnapping, Suleman had chanced to pick him up at the Islamabad airport.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
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