Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan



The partcipants of 25th ADC spent a leisure day exploring some historical places around Islamabad namely:- Taxila (meaning "City of Cut Stone" or "Takṣa Rock") is a town and an important archaeological site (Ghandara Civilization) in Pakistan, situated about 32 km north-west of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, just off the famous Grand Trunk Road. Ancient Taxila was situated at the pivotal junction of South Asia and Central Asia. Gurdwara Panja Sahib is a gurdwara situated at Hasan Abdal, 48 kilometres from Rawalpindi. This is one of the most holy places of Sikhism because of the presence of a rock believed to have the hand print of Guru Nanak imprinted on it. Sikhs visit this Gurdwara from all over the world. Mughal Garden Wah is an elaborate garden dating back to the era of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great (1542-1605), located in the city of Wah.

A few pics of these interactions are here:-