Islamabad was built according to a carefully organized plan, divided into sectors along a grid of clean, tree-lined streets. The city is sheltered by the Margalla Hills, the foothills of the Himalayas and the home of rare species of leopard, deer, birds, and even porcupines. Several hiking paths end at Daman-e-Koh, a picnic spot with a splendid view of the entire city, including the massive modernist Faisal Mosque and even the Rawal Dam.
Since its foundation, Islamabad has attracted people from all over Pakistan, making it one of the most cosmopolitan and urbanized cities of Pakistan. As the national capital, Islamabad is the seat of the Government of Pakistan; the Presidential Palace (Aiwan-e-Sadr) is located here. Islamabad is also home to the Pakistan Monument, which is one of the two national monuments of Pakistan. Islamabad hosts a large number of foreign diplomats, politicians and government employees. The Capital Development Authority is responsible for managing the public works within the city.
The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) (Urdu:وفاقی دارالحکومت) is one of the two federal territories of Pakistan. It includes Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, and covers an area of 1,165.5km2 (450mi2) of which 906km2 (349.8mi2) is Islamabad proper. It is represented in the National Assembly by two constituencies, namely NA-48 and NA-49.
In 1960, land was transferred from the Rawalpindi District of the Punjab province for the purpose of establishing Pakistan's new capital. According to the 1960 master plan, the ICT included the city of Rawalpindi, and was to be composed of the following parts:
However, the city of Rawalpindi was eventually excluded from the ICT on its creation in the 1980s. The remainder of the territory is now subdivided into five zones, with Zone I designated to house all residential, industrial and government institutions.
The name Anantnag is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit term for "countless springs"Nag also means water spring in the Kashmiri language. Thus Anantnag is believed to mean "numerous springs", because there are many springs in the town, such as Nag Bal, Salak Nag and Malik Nag. According to Marc Aurel Stein, the name of the city comes from the great spring Ananta Nag issuing at the centre of the city. This is also corroborated by almost all local historians including Kalhana, according to whom the city has taken the name of this great spring of Cesha Nag or Ananta Nag.
Anantnag is an ancient city that came into existence as a market town around 5000BCE making it one of the oldest urban human settlements in the world.
Before the advent of Muslim rule in 1320 CE, Kashmir was divided into three divisions, viz., Maraz in the south, Yamraj in the centre and Kamraj in the north of the Valley. Old chronicles reveal that the division was the culmination of the rift Marhan and Kaman, the two brothers, over the crown of their father. The part of the valley which lies between Pir Panjal and Srinagar, and called the Anantnag, was given to Marhan and named after him as Maraj. While Srinagar is no longer known as Yamraj, the area to its north and south are still called Kamraz and Maraz respectively. These divisions were later on divided into thirty four sub-divisions which after 1871 were again reduced to five Zilas or districts.
He also appreciated IslamabadTraffic Police for ensuring smooth flow of traffic and keeping people update on traffic situation and alternative routes in the Federal capital... During the course of duty, 31 personnel of LEAs were injured, he said, adding that Islamabad police was always ready to protect life and property of citizens.
The announcement came shortly after Khan entered Islamabad. Ousted Pakistani Prime MinisterImran Khan gestures as he travels on a vehicle to lead a protest march to Islamabad, in Mardan, Pakistan, May 25, 2022 ... The political turmoil has brought life in the province and Islamabad to a standstill, with schools shuttered and examinations suspended.
Islamabad... in various areas of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad ... “The green capital is fast losing its charm as a destination of choice because political unrest after every four to six months is diluting the fun that was once associated with life in Islamabad,” he said.
Islamabad. Pakistan on Wednesday condemned the sentencing of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik by an Indian court in a terror funding case, saying Islamabad will continue to provide all possible support to the Kashmiris. A Delhi court on Wednesday handed out life sentence to ...
ISLAMABAD/RAWALPINDI ... day, whereas life in Rawalpindi continued as normal ... On the other hand, tension in and around Islamabad and Attock did not affect normal life in the garrison city as people remained busy in their daily routine while businesses remained normal in the markets.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 26th May, 2022 ) .In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), shutdown is being observed for the second consecutive day (Thursday) against the Indian court's unjust verdict of sentencing pro-freedom ...
... its differences with Islamabad ... The Pakistan government has extended the time period for transportation of 50,000 metric tonnes (MTs) of Indian wheat and life-saving medicines as humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan through the Attari-Wagah border, Islamabad announced on Sunday.
THE chaotic scenes witnessed in major cities yesterday are yet another reminder that political fights should be left to the ballot, not the streets ...Instead, the government severely disrupted life in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot and parts of Karachi with unnecessary roadblocks and forced suspension of routine activities ... .
Authorities have deployed thousands of police and paramilitary forces in key areas, including parliament, and blocked all entry routes into the city to prevent protesters from converging on Islamabad... The political turmoil has brought life in the province and Islamabad to a standstill, with schools shuttered and examinations suspended.�.
ISLAMABAD. Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships condemned the sentencing of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to life imprisonment by a Delhi court on Wednesday and summoned the Indian charge d’affaires in Islamabad to the foreign office to record Islamabad’s protest and condemnation of the verdict.