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.
Another confirmed patient of coronavirus illness, COVID-19 died of the illness from Rawalpindi district in the last 24 hours taking the death toll from the district to 989 while the virus claimed no life from IslamabadCapital Territory on the third consecutive day though a total ...
ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI. The Islamabad high court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a case related to the appointment of a counsel for Indian death row prisoner Khulbhushan Jadhav till October 5...Last month, the Islamabad HC had urged the Indian government to cooperate with the legal proceedings as it concerned the “life of a human being” ... .
... in Pakistan, 25-year-old he took an international flight from Beijing to Islamabad ... So this is a win-win and mutually beneficial result.�From attache to ambassador, from Islamabad to Urumqi, Yao's life track has been inseparable from the development of China-Pakistan relations.
IslamabadUnited fast bowler Hasan Ali has decided to stay for the rest of the Pakistan Super League after resolving a family matter ... She has always stood by me through the hardest times and after consulting with her, I have decided to stay on with Islamabad United for the remainder of the PSL 6.”.
For the last 74 years, low-income people have been waiting for this trickledown effect, but their condition could not be improved and they remained deprived of houses, businesses, cash and health facilities, the finance minister said, while addressing the post-budget press conference in Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 11th Jun, 2021 ) .FederalParliamentary Secretary for Planning and DevelopmentKanwal Shauzab Friday said that PTI-led government would give a historic budget for next financial year 2021-22, which aims to mainly focus on making life easier for common man and deserving people of the country.
The ICTAdministration also launched ‘Go Green’ campaign last year and planted a million trees in coordination with IslamabadChamber of Commerce and Industry, non-governmental organisations, environmentalists and people from different walks of life. Islamabad is the city that has been developed on the concept of green city.
They are loving it and are quickly expanding their financial activities, breathing life back into a deflated economic body ... Some of these concerns are pegged onto real life examples. The government’s much-mentioned ring road project which is expected to benefit of capital Islamabad and the adjoining Rawalpindi has already run into trouble.
THIS refers to the news item ‘120,000 doses of PakVac ready for use’ (June 2) about the inauguration of an antisera processing laboratory to prepare three million doses per month of PakVac from CanSino vaccine concentrate provided by China...Karachi. (2) ... Politics and business interests should not play any part in these life-saving vaccines ... Islamabad ... .
Hamza Shafqaat, Deputy CommissionerIslamabad inaugurated the vaccination centre during his visit to ICCI... He also appealed to all the citizens of Islamabad that if they wanted normalization of life and restoration of businesses, they should get themselves vaccinated on priority basis.
Usman Khawaja is no stranger for Pakistan cricket fans because he was born in Islamabad... “Look, it’s probably six games or possibly seven or eight depending on [if Islamabad make] the final ... Unfortunately, for the moment, I’m not able to visit Pakistan where I’ve never played in my life ... Reminiscing his early life in Islamabad, Khawaja remarked.
Islamabad. An orphaned Asian black bear cub recently rescued by animal rights activists from the illegal wildlife traders in Pakistan is now making a quick recovery in Islamabad ... After caring for a month, they decided to give the cub into the care of the Islamabad Wildlife ManagementBoard (IWMB) ... Daboo enjoying life in his temporary home.