Shakarparian was one of the countless villages that were torn down in order to pave the way for the modern city of Islamabad. the current capital of Pakistan. A proud and hardy people lived here, upholding the best of rural traditions and time tested values. Once their land was taken away in the early sixties, they were scattered far and wide all across the Punjab. In their place a new breed of city folk moved in with their modern perceptions of life and a whole new set of concerns.