_By Rahima Sohail
A picture is worth a thousand words, and an Instagram account is definitely worth a lot more. Being witty or interesting through the use of pictures and short captions is truly an art; an art that many Pakistanis have mastered. Whether it be travel, pets or food, there’s a local Instagram account for everything.
Here are our top five picks from the Instagram army; we follow these guys and you need to!
1. Putin the Cat
Instagram handle: @putin.thecat
Literally follows the story of Putin, the cat, who is plotting to take over the world. Arguably it’s not a coincidence that this one shares his name with an infamous politician. In any case, a world ruled by an adorable ball of fluff – definitely a world we’d want to live in!
2. Ali Khurshid
Instagram handle: @alikhurshid1
Ali lives the life we all wish we had. CEO at Lighthouse Photography, Ali travels the world for his work, covers weddings in exotic places and still has the time to work out. Whether, it’s a sneak peak of his latest wedding shoot or a picture of his coffee run in Iceland, this guy is sure to give you new #LifeGoals
3. Karachi Food Guide
Instagram handle: @khi_food_guide
Confused about where to go for dinner? Want to take your closest friends out for an impressive a lunch? Karachi Food Guide forks up honest reviews about the old and new eateries in Karachi, so you never have to worry about spending too much money on food that’s not worth it.
4. Syeda Urooj Fatima
Instagram handle: @urooj.reads
A definite treat for the bibliophiles of the world. Not only are her fancy lit-related pictures drool worthy, but she also posts reviews about her latest reads and conducts book related giveaways. Follow her to find your next favourite book, or maybe just to find a pretty new book accessory to treat yourself to!
5. Humans Of Pakistan
Instagram handle: @humansofpakistan
Pakistanis are definitely some of the most resilient people in the world. Humans of Pakistan showcases this resilience through the story of everyday people, their struggles and their goals. Inspired by the numerous ‘Humans of’ photography pages making rounds on the virtual world, this one is no after thought. If you need a reason to be proud of this country, look no further.