I just got my passport back with 3 month single entry visa! I did apply for six months...
High Commission of India
has outsourced the visa applications to Gerry´s FedEx
in December 2012. I guess we we´re the very first foreigners to apply visa from their office in Islamabad...
We delivered all the papers they wanted and after one week they returned unprocessed passports because there was no covering letter attached. You have to fill your phone number, email, address etc. for several times to application but they can´t ask if something is missing... Instead they let you wait for five working days for nothing.
So make sure you TWO copies of web application form, two colour photos, two copies of your passport, two copies of Pakistani visa and two covering letters
where you explain your travel plans and why you did not apply the visa from your home country.
I even attached copies of CPD and IDP to make things sure! And they gave the visa in five working days!
Islamabad Drop box office stand at G9 Markaz, where there many many budget hotels nearby, none with secure parking though. It is possible to use drop box in Lahore or some other town too, but then the delivery time is longer.
I recommend to apply Indian visa from Ankara, if that suits your time table. There they will give it in three days without filling the lousy web form. They use printable paper form and you can visit straight in the embassy.