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, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 4th Aug, 2021 ) .The police in the capital city like their compatriots elsewhere in the country have added a golden chapter in the history, written with blood of their martyrs ...IGPIslamabad visited Martyrs' Monument, laid floral wreath and offered Fateha for the departed souls.
According to a notification issued from the office of Deputy CommissionerMohammadHamza Shafqaat, all markets in Islamabad will remain open till 8pm only with exemptions given to essential services including pharmacies and medical stores, medical facilities and vaccination ...
Iftikhar Ali Malik said UBG has established its full-fledged offices one each at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar to help address the problems being confronted by their business community and take up their burning issues to concerned quarters for their immediate solutions.
Islamabad . The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has declared Saturday as a working day for the public sector educational institutions it regulates in Islamabad Capital Territory... The teachers said the most paradoxical thing was that the controlling office, FDE, was closed on Saturdays.
ISLAMABAD. The ForeignOffice said on Tuesday that India’s claim of acting as a responsible country was a hypocrite’s masquerade of virtue ...Delhi urged to put its house in order before making such claims ... He recalled that Prime MinisterImran Khan had after assuming office stated that if India would take one step for peace, Pakistan would take two ... .
ISLAMABAD. A security team from Afghanistan on Tuesday called on the Islamabad police chief Qazi Jamilur Rehman at the ForeignOffice in connection with the probe into the purported abduction of Kabul’s envoy’s daughter ... He said Islamabad will also update the visiting team.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 3rd Aug, 2021 ) .IslamabadCapital Territory (ICT) administration on Tuesday issued non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) as coronavirus cases surged in the Federal capital... All citizens would ensure face covering in public spaces throughout the Islamabad capital territory.
Islamabad.All the teachers working in Federal Government educational institutions should impart education with utmost dedication, so that their conscience is contented ... Ikram Ali Malik while speaking as a chief guest at Islamabad ModelCollege, I-14/3, Tarnol meeting here on Monday.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 3 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - ... He said liaison offices have been set up in Islamabad and Lahore for maintaining peace and order in Muharram and action would be taken against those, who violate the law ... RAW offices in Afghanistan were being unearthed, he added.