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 - ... EO Islamabad's Marketing and CommunicationsChair, Arham Khalid, said that the conference aims to enhance an understanding of Pakistan through member engagement and structured interactions with senior government and corporate leaders.
Islamabad... Dar said that despite the difficult situation, the government will be introducing reforms in all sectors including the energy sector and capital market to achieve economic growth ... The major IMF conditions include a market-based exchange rate, an increase in electricity and gas prices, and additional taxes to contain the fiscal deficit.
Islamabad , January 25 (ANI) ... The demands include ending the electric subsidy programme, tying gas pricing to global markets, allowing dollars to freely fluctuate, and not prohibiting LCs. Currently, Islamabad is awaiting the results of the ninth review of an IMF loan agreement that the previous administration signed.
Addressing the launch of a loan scheme in Islamabad, the premier reiterated the government’s desire to complete the review ... Islamabad is waiting for the ninth review of a loan-arrangement that the previous government signed with the IMF ... Officials in Islamabad urged PM Shehbaz to intervene before it’s too late ... Another official in Islamabad said.
The demands include withdrawing electric subsidies, linking gas prices to the international market, and free-floating dollars ...Islamabad is waiting for the 9th review of a loan arrangement that the previous government signed with the IMF ... Another official told Dawn in Islamabad.
Islamabad... read more ... The capital Islamabad and other cities, including Rawalpindi, Quetta, Peshawar and Gujranwala, also reported that the lights were back on. However, some rural areas were still waiting to be reconnected ... People visit a market, where some shopkeeper are using generators, in Islamabad, PakistanImageCredit. AP ... Sitting idle ... .
FILE - A produce vendor waits for customers at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 22, 2022. Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough food to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according ... .
The demands include withdrawing electric subsidies, linking gas prices to the international market, free-floating dollars, and not blocking LCs ...Islamabad is waiting for the 9th review of a loan-arrangement that the previous government signed with the IMF ... Officials in Islamabad urged Prime MinisterShehbaz Sharif to intervene before it’s too late.
Arif Alvi has urged the need of imparting the country's younger generation with marketable education and provide them equal opportunities to excel in their career. ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 23rd Jan, 2023 ) .President Dr ... We need to impart them with marketable ...
Representational image of a foreign currency dealer holding US dollar notes at a currency market in Karachi on July 19, 2022. — AFP. ISLAMABAD. The government has jacked up the markup rate for Naya Pakistan Certificates (NPC) in order to lure investments in foreign currencies from abroad ... Comments. Comment. .
Islamabad - Russia said Friday it had reached 'conceptual agreements' with Pakistan on the supply of crude oil and petroleum products, noting the two sides also agreed the payments will be made in 'currencies of friendly countries.' ... Islamabad's foreign exchange reserves have ...