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.
The medicines, donated by Bestway Group are being flown to Islamabad by Virgin AtlanticCargo who is transporting the medication ... We would like to thank the team at Virgin Atlantic Cargo who has helped us make this happen and are transporting what is a sizeable cargo of medicines ...
Following the crackdown against smoke-emitting vehicles IslamabadTransportAuthority (ITA) on Monday impounded two vehicles and issued challan against 46 for causing environment pollution. ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint ...
In a report submitted to the IslamabadHigh Court...PTI leaders led groups to block Islamabad’s entry and exit points, “causing obstruction in the freedom of movement of people, goods, transport and even emergency services” in contravention of Supreme Court orders, the report added.
A road transport agreement has been signed between Pakistan and ... ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan PointNews - 17th Nov, 2022 ) .A road transport agreement has been signed between Pakistan and Russia to pave way for promoting commercial and public relations between both countries.
Islamabad.Harsh arguments and quarrels have become a routine affair between transporters and commuters on a route from Rawat to Mani Morr as many are not ready to pay high fares after decrease in fuel prices ...Nazir Abbasi, a commuter, said “The local transporters are charging fares according to the fare list issued early this year.
The majority of long-route transporters were not plying their transports on GT Road while residents of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are facing a shortage of food items because goods transporters are also reluctant to come on roads due to sudden protest demonstrations of PTI supporters for some days.
He said this Hiace stop was important as it "provides transportation services" from Islamabad to Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur and Peshawar... She said it was an ethical responsibility of the transporters to facilitate the passengers with proper seating arrangement and manage a queue system on a first-come, first-served basis.
ISLAMABAD ... He said the funds would be arranged from various heads of the education ministry ... Move comes after minister directed students should not be charged ... “Have taken strict notice of the reports regarding imposition of Rs2,500 as new transport/bus fee in schools/colleges under the ambit of the Federal Directorate of Education, Islamabad ... .