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.
Representational image of harassment.— The News/File. ISLAMABAD. Two armed men raped a girl in Islamabad’s F-9 area at gunpoint, police said Saturday, an incident that has sent the city into shock ... The gun-toting aggressors took the two to a nearby thicket at gunpoint and separated them, according to the FIR ... Comments. Comment. .
Islamabad. Islamabad CapitalPolice have published the list of candidates on its website who passed the written examination against the posts of constables (BPS-7) and next stage to conduct medical tests has been started ... Islamabad Capital Police carried out all ... IGP Islamabad Dr.
Rawalpindi... It cannot be ascertained whether the rise in reporting of cases is due to greater incidence of the disease, awareness among the general public, or because of a greater number of screening of patients ... NORI is providing treatment facilities to over 40000 patients belonging to Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Sargodha, Hazara, and AJK ... .
Rawalpindi . An initiative to put the brakes on bad driving in the city has become necessary. People squeeze past you where you cannot see any space. Some stop just short of your bonnet. There is nobody to take things under the control and train some city drivers about driving right and driving safely. “Rawalpindi’s traffic situation is worst ... Comments ... .
Islamabad . A fleet of buses laced with the latest facilities and offering minimum one-side road trip fare to the popular tourists resort of Murree is providing relief, comfort, and exhilaration to families ... Comments. Comment. .
Islamabad... The work on the installation of a new tubewell has formally been launched in sector I-9 where the residents have been facing water shortage for quite some time ... It is pertinent to mention here that when the civic agency launched the project to bring water from the Khanpur Dam, the population of Islamabad was 600,000 ... Comments. Comment. .