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.
IslamabadPolice on Thursday conducted a mock exercise at D-Chowk to deal with any law and order situation and counter unrest in the city in wake of expected political protest ... In this regard, Islamabad Police is being transformed on modern technology to combat critical situations.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan directed his organisation’s office holders to ensure that thousands of party’s workers assemble in Islamabad during the “Azadi March” ... “The local leadership will be responsible to bear the expenses of workers reaching Islamabad,” he told the officer bearers.
RAHIM YAR KHAN ... Reports said two partners - Muhammad Asif and Abid Almas of ILMKnowledgeSchool - were present at the director office in the school building at Allama Iqbal Town ... PROTEST ... In 2011, after a protest at Islamabad, their project officers and grade-IV employees were regularised but teachers were still deprived of the facility ... .
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 5th Oct, 2022 ) .The IslamabadPolice on Wednesday has decided to tighten security in the city and ensure extra deployment as well as patrolling in various areas to avert any untoward incident ... Meanwhile, IGP Islamabad Dr.
Islamabad... Hence, we are left with no option but to stage protest and sit-in in front of HEC head office in Islamabad on October 12 till approval of our demands by the HEC ... Press Club, Islamabad on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD ... She was speaking through a video link at the ForeignOffice in an event in both Islamabad and Geneva ... She mentioned the ‘resilience and endurance’ of the people in the flood-hit areas and said that efforts needed to be converged on their rehabilitation, said the Foreign Office.
The IslamabadHigh Court (IHC) on Monday instructed the IGP Islamabad to submit inquiry report within 15 days regarding the missing citizen Munib Akram who was produced before the court after being recovered ...The ChiefJustice directed the IGP Islamabad to conduct inquiry into the matter and submit report within 15-days to the registrar office.
The IslamabadHigh Court (IHC) granted protective bail to PTI Chairman Imran Khan till October 7 in a case lodged against him for his controversial remarks against female judge Zeba Chaudhry and police officers during a rally in Islamabad on August 20.