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 ForeignOffice spokesperson says Pakistan desires to have peaceful and friendly relations with Afghanistan. ISLAMABAD ... At her weekly news briefing in Islamabad today, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch voiced concerns over the presence of terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan ... ....
ISLAMABAD ... According to Geo News, NAB’s Deputy Prosecutor General Muzafar Abbasi, along with investigative officer UmarNadeem, filed the reference in an accountability court in Islamabad. The registrar's office of the court is now examining the reference.
The conversation between Khosa and the former prime minister’s sisters allegedly took place when they went to meet the senior lawyer at his office, to register their reservations regarding adding the poisoning bit in the petition filed in the IslamabadHigh Court... “I asked them why they had to go to [Khosa’s] office.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 1st Dec, 2023) ForeignOffice Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch on Friday said that the charges leveled by the United States against an Indian national for an attempted assassination of a Sikh leader on its soil confirmed that India was involved in the extra-territorial killings.
According to the details, the IslamabadCapital CityPoliceOfficer (ICCPO) Dr Akbar Nasir Khan along with the Islamabad business community, inaugurated new surveillance cameras at the I-8 Markaz, a public relations officer said. The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior police officials and members of Islamabad's business community.
The conversation between Khosa and the former prime minister's sisters allegedly took place when they went to meet the senior lawyer at his office protesting against adding the poisoning bit in the petition filed in the IslamabadHigh Court... "I told them what need did they have to go to his office.
ISLAMABAD. Caretaker IT MinisterUmar Saif and the group chief executive officer of VEON, the parent company of JazzPakistan, met on Wednesday to discuss the company’s plans and the challenges facing the country’s telecom industry, primarily a high cost of doing business ... Published in Dawn, November 30th, 2023. .