Our most loved Instagram pictures of 2016

Published: December 22, 2016


As the year draws to a close, The Express Tribune looks back at our most popular Instagram posts of 2016.

Our Instagram account has grown manifold, with hundreds of users vying for their pictures to be featured on our page. Of late, a growing number of people seem to be jumping on the Instagram bandwagon, preferring the app over the ‘so passé’ Facebook to share photos.

Here are 50 of our most popular 2016 Instagram posts:

"Karachi was the first place I visited in Pakistan, and arguably the one that impressed me the most. I came here because a good friend from Germany works in Islamabad and invited me to travel all over the country with him. Back home in Berlin I work as a journalist and travel writer, I've published books about Russia and Ukraine. Eastern Europe is my main area of interest hence because of that I knew very little about Pakistan before I came here. What can I say – it absolutely blew me away! Everybody I met over here was overwhelmingly friendly, the country has amazing cities and landscapes, and I learnt about cultural links that were completely new to me (e.g. the fascinating Greco-Buddhist history of Taxila). The only thing I found difficult to come to terms with was the gender divide however at the same time I am also optimistic for the country because I was amazed to come across so many people who openly acknowledged and accepted this as a societal problem. However, I really really enjoyed my trip. Karachi in particular was a massive surprise to me. Despite its enormous size, the city is not at all well known back home in Europe. What surprised me the most about the city was how diverse it was even in this part of the world I happened to find a link with Eastern Europe (my area of interest)– as I walked around the Gora Qabrustan, I came across a memorial stone for Polish immigrants who had fled the Ukrainian borderlands in WWII. So yes, indeed – I do love Karachi." Photo submitted by @mystapaki Have your photos featured by using #etribune or tag us @etribune #tourist #photography #potd #photooftheday #instadaily #instagood #igers #peshawar #punjab #karachi #islamabad #lahore #quetta #rawalpindi #faisalabad #pakistan #instatravel #instapakistan

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  • Hassan Nasir
    Dec 22, 2016 - 2:52PM

    Thank you for the feature. All of these images are amazing! Pakistani photographers have an eye for things in their own unique manner, and they have proven this in the recently held Wiki event as well. Kudos, people!Recommend

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