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.
Islamabad. Pakistan has announced a top civilian award for the man who risked his life and tried to save Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, a Sri Lankan factory manager, lynched by an angry mob over alleged blasphemy allegations in Sialkot... to save life”, according to official documents.
ISLAMABAD. Covid-19 claimed one life and infected 44 more in the federal capital and Rawalpindi during the last 24 hours... During the last 24 hours, 5,214 tests were conducted in Islamabad, the officials said ... far, adding that there were 327 active cases in Islamabad at the moment.
Islamabad... Mustansar Javed, a noted journalist and a close friend, recollected his memories of his time with Ashfaq SaleemMirza in Lahore and Islamabad. He said Ashfaq Salim Mirza was a seeker after the truth and concerned with leading a moral and principled life from the beginning.
A young Afghan woman whose life was threatened by the Taliban said her family will always be grateful to Dubliner Richie Hedderman for helping to bring them to safety ... It was a matter of life and death and I felt I had to personally go to Islamabad to help them ... “The happiest day of my life was when they received visa waivers to come to Ireland.
Two months after India requested Pakistan to allow transportation of food grains to Afghanistan via land route, Islamabad told New Delhi Friday that it will allow “Afghan trucks” for transportation of wheat and life-saving medicines. The decision was conveyed by the Pakistan’s foreign ministry to Indian diplomats in Islamabad.
There seems to be no containment of dengue virus as major cities in Punjab and Sindh as well the capital city of Islamabad continue to receive a large number of patients on a daily basis, worsening the situation ... claimed many a life so far ... Islamabad.
Islamabad... MIUC students vowed under oath that they will be responsible members of the Student Executive Council and will abide by the rules and regulations made by the school to guarantee themselves and the student body a better campus life. President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce ...
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 2nd Dec, 2021 ) .A live painting competition on the theme "Mountains in the Changing Climate" marked the opening of 11th edition of Pakistan MountainFestival (PMF) on Wednesday ... The participants painted real-life scenes from the northern parts of Pakistan depicting the impact of climate change.
Islamabad . For over three years, the government has failed to fulfil to provide basic requirements of life, as the public has been wandering here and there in search of any kind of relief but in vain ... Over 80 per cent of areas here in Rawalpindi and Islamabad are facing zero gas pressure.
Islamabad , November 28 (ANI). Pakistan has agreed to provide life-saving drugs to Afghanistan, which is witnessing a severe humanitarian crisis under the Taliban. A delegation of the Afghan health ministry visited Pakistan, requesting the country's government to provide the country with life-saving drugs on an emergency footing.
Choudry Zaheer Jan has been selling homemade macaroni at Islamabad’s G-9 Markaz for over a month but he never imagined a single post on social media would change his life and bring in hordes of customers ... to sell macaroni to bring some variety to Islamabad’s culinary palate.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman on Thursday said that Islamabad police was making concerted efforts to curb drug-pushing activities and ensure arrest of those involved ... The IGP said narcotics destroy students and youngsters, adding, it not only detract youth from their goals but also ruined life of the whole family.