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, Aug 4 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 4th Aug, 2022 ) .The officers of 31st senior management course on Thursday visited Capital... Similarly, a city-wide bus service was also launched to provide better transportation facilities to the Islamabad residents.
ISLAMABAD. The capital administration is in the process of convincing transporters not to participate in the nationwide strike against increase in taxes ...Islamabad is a small city and people will suffer, he said, adding that the strategy of local transporters is yet to be cleared.
As the long route transporters in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad like the rest of the country decided to block all roads to observe a ‘sit-in’ from today (Thursday), the passengers as per routine faced difficulties as transporters’ strike continued for the second day running here on Wednesday.
Thousands of passengers on Tuesday faced difficulties at all bus terminals in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad because transporters have stopped all kinds of long routes of transport ... The local transporters of Rawalpindi and Islamabad also warned to fully participate in the strike from Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD ... The board was told that under this feasibility study, data would be collected through public transport survey, road inventory survey, population density, travel time and other surveys while the existing public transport system in Islamabad would be evaluated.
Radio Pakistan reports the helicopters will now shift stranded people to safer places and also transport necessary relief items. ISLAMABAD ... The helicopters will now shift stranded people to safer places and also transport necessary relief items ... Protection bund in Turbat which was breached has been repaired ... ....
Rawalpindi/Islamabad . High inflation, inflated electricity bills, water crisis, and transport fares have broken the back of a common man, who feels the political instability in the country is proving too costly for them ... The transporters are openly looting the public in the guise of POL prices and charging double or triple fares ... Comments. Comment. .
While the masterpiece project of further innovation in the form of Orange Line in Lahore stands as a manifestation of modern facilities In the field of transport, Chinese cooperation is not only available in Islamabad, but also in Karachi, the capital of Sindh. A wonderful project, namely, People's Bus Service is being worked on urban transport.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 18th Jul, 2022 ) .The Saudi Railways Organization said that its planning for Hajj season had been successful, with the Mashaer train service completing 2,228 journeys and transporting 1,350,000 pilgrims ... It transported more than ...
He said the chief election commissioner, along with four ECP members, would monitor the election process in the control room of the commission in Islamabad...Security, transport and other plans had been developed in collaboration with the administration and relevant agencies.
ISLAMABAD, ... Local transport also remained thin in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad as most of the transporters diverted their vehicles on long routes or have not resumed their service yet for spending some time with their families.
PM inaugurated the first four-line interconnected Islamabad metro bus service, terming the step a big relief for commuters of the twin cities dealing with high fuel prices ...Interior MinisterRana Sanaullah said the service would accommodate the residents of Islamabad and adjoining areas as an affordable and decent transportation.