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. The delay in completion of StateLifeTower has cost Rs823.5 million to the exchequer, the audit report revealed. According to the audit report for the last fiscal year of the State Life InsuranceCorporation of Pakistan (SLICP), if the tower completed in time the amount could have been earned as rental income.
ISLAMABAD. Eight more people lost their life to Covid-19 in the twin cities - four each in Islamabad and Rawalpindi - with 674 new cases in the capital and 259 in the garrison city on Friday ... 674 new cases emerge in Islamabad, 259 in Rawalpindi.
A trailer for Cher & The Loneliest Elephant has arrived, showcasing the pop star’s efforts to rehome a mistreated elephant to a sanctuary in Cambodia... He lost his partner in 2012 and became obese due to a poor diet ... In May, Pakistan’s high court ordered the closure of Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad, where the animal spent most of his life ... .
ISLAMABAD, Apr 5 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 5th Apr, 2021 ) .Zamurrad Khan, Patron-in-Chief, Pakistan Sweet Home (PSH) Monday said that taking care of orphan children and arranging quality education for them was highest mission of his life and stressed that the business ...
... police as it claimed life of a traffic warden here on Saturday. ISLAMABAD (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 3rd Apr, 2021 ) .The Covid-19 has started hitting wardens of city traffic police as it claimed life of a traffic warden here on Saturday.
IslamabadCapital Territory (ICT) administration has stepped up its efforts to reinforce the anti-coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) in the city for stemming its spread in an efficient manner, a senior official said. ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 2nd ...
Islamabad. At a time, when the social media, fuelled by Internet, is massively influencing our life even whether or not how much we are aware of it ... The 176-page book in Urdu is a collage of his own experiences in different phases of his life from his childhood to adulthood and growing old.
LAHORE . Mehmood Bhatti, a renowned designer, has everything one can dream of and God Almighty has showered His blessings on him ...NUSTUniversity in Islamabad and LUMS in Lahore, where he has been delivering lectures to the students on fashion and sharing his life story. At NUST, a two-hour long film was also made on his life by the students ... .
ISLAMABAD ... Sheikh Rashid claimed that there was a possibility of terrorist strikes in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and Islamabad, adding that alerts had already been issued in these cities. “I am not saying it to scare anybody, but life of a common man is as precious as mine,” the interior minister said ... Published in Dawn, March 25th, 2021. .
LAHORE ... “It is our job to find a middle path ... Under an agreement reached in 1989 between the two neighbouring states, New Delhi is also required to share data about flood situations in all the rivers in advance so that Islamabad may take precautionary measures accordingly to protect life and property of its citizens ... H ... .