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. After the PakistanDemocratic Movement (PDM), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) has also announced that it will hold its own “decisive” long march on Islamabad in March ... The PDM had already given the call for a long march to Islamabad on the Pakistan Day to protest against the unprecedented price-hike and inflation in the country.
Islamabad. Pakistan will ultimately need almost $2.5 billion to achieve the target of tree plantation under its ambitious Ten BillionTreeTsunami Programme in the next ten years ... “The G-20Group agreed for debt service suspension for countries that are investing in nature ... Condolence. Islamabad ... Comments. Comment. .
Rawalpindi . The twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and the situation seems to be going out of control but all private and public schools have remained open with 100 per cent attendance proving the point that nobody is taking the issue seriously ... Comments. Comment. .
Islamabad... Another unprofessional conduct that has been noticed was that officials of Islamabad Traffic Police use to fit them at police checking points to keep a check on whether drivers have belted themselves or not, since it is directive from the police bosses that traffic cops should not zoom at drivers and vehicles near police checking points.
Islamabad . The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) fined 1,272 vehicles for having tinted glasses ongoing month during a special Campaign while special squads have been constituted for effective action against those vehicles having tinted glasses ... Comments. Comment. .
Islamabad . Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) offers the winter kits and food boxes for the earthquake affected families in Glgit-Baltistan ... The winter kits include warm shawls, socks, caps and sweaters; each box covers dry food stuff needs of a family for one month ... Comments ... .
Islamabad . Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for ReligiousHarmony Maulana Tahir Ashrafi said the women had a pivotal role in promoting peace, tolerance, and harmony in society ... He said Islam is a staunch supporter of women's rights as it has provided many prerogatives to women including inheritance and their participation in society ... Dr ... Dr ... Dr.
Islamabad . Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have expressed confidence that their afforestation partnership for a sustainable and healthy climate will further strengthen the bilateral ties ... "The Saudi delegation is here in Pakistan to learn and study our green initiatives ... Comments. Comment. .
Ashar Hussain felt safe enough using the pedestrian bridge at Dhok KalaKhan on IslamabadExpressway. Suddenly, another pedestrian who had seen the danger shoved him out of the way, a motorcycle was right on his heels. It was a near miss ... However, some Pindiites have found other uses for these bridges ... “Some of these bridges are not all staircases ... .