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 . Capital Development Authority (CDA) has cleared all major roads and markets of rainwater and debris after a heavy downpour on Wednesday in the federal capital that caused flooding in various areas of the city ...E-11, confirmed an official of Islamabad administration.
KARACHI ...Market capitalisation saw erosion of Rs56 billion in a day ... Sentiments further dampened over urban flooding in Islamabad after cloudburst that caused heavy rainfall. A major brokerage house noted that the market troubles were exacerbated after “probe by the regulator on account of unusual price movement in certain stocks” ... .
ISLAMABAD ... The minister also lauded the private sector’s initiative to meet the requirement of providing fuel to the EVs plying between Lahore and Islamabad. After the oil marketing companies the private sector has started to establish the EV charging points across the country.
Heavy rain lashed the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Tuesday, inundating low-lying areas and cattle markets ... The Meteorological Department recorded 44mmrainat the airport, 88mm at Saidpur, 22mm at Bokra and 42mm at Golra in Islamabad region while 29mm rain was recorded in Shamsabad and 28mm in Chaklala in Rawalpindi.
ISLAMABAD. The Oil Marketing AssociationPakistan (OMAP) on Tuesday called for an end to the witch-hunt of the oil marketing companies (OMCs) saying it was increasingly becoming difficult for them to operate under the current circumstances ... Published in Dawn, July 21st, 2021. .
Trading activity of sacrificial animals in makeshift cattle markets has gained momentum not only in Islamabad but also in Lahore, Karachi and other big and small cities of the country ... In Islamabad, the district government has set up three market points for sale of sacrificial animals at Bhara Kahu, Tramri and Sangjani.
Islamabad... In a joint press conference, Pakistan foreign minister and Islamabad police chief insisted that the “police is very close to solving the case” but require “cooperation” from the complainant to move forward jointly on the case and bring culprits to justice ... It’s a challenge” for Islamabad police, he said.
Islamabad. Islamabad police have issued a security plan for the cattle markets and the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha so that no untoward incident takes place during the Eid days ... out on the direction of IG Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman.
Replying to a question, he said the government planned to make the diplomatic enclave in Islamabad a special security zone after the Eid holidays ... He added that a third had driven her from Daman-e-Koh, Islamabad ... In the CCTV footage, the girl was walking in the market of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and later Daman-e-Koh,” he said.