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Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. The city has a population of around 1.15 million people. The third largest city in Pakistan is Islamabad Rawalpindi area with a population of around 4.5 million people. Islamabad is also called as "Green city".Karachi was the capital at the time of independence in the year 1947. In 1960 Islamabad was declared as the capital city of Pakistan. Islamabad is considered to be the tenth largest city in the world.

Islamabad occupies the Pothohar Plateau in the northeastern part of the country, within the Islamabad Capital Territory. Islamabad is like a gateway between the two cross lands namely of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.Islamabad has a humid tropical climate with dry springs, hot summers and cool winters. The climatic condition of Islamabad is controlled by 3 reservoirs namely Rawal dam, Simli dam and Khanpur dam.
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History of Islamabad

Islamabad has attracted people from all over Pakistan, due to its beautiful landscapes and traditional buildings. Islamabad has exhibited many meetings such as South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit and many more. In October 2005, the city underwent some damage due to the Kashmir earthquake. Islamabad has experienced a series of terrorist attacks such as Siege of Lal Masjid attack in the year 2007, Danish embassy bombing in june 2008 and in September 2008 Marriott bombing.

Islamabad architecture is the combination of ancient and modern Islamic traditions. Saudi- Pak Tower is the perfect example for the traditional architecture. The Beige colored with the blue tiles around the building is the tallest landscape in the whole city. The other famous landscapes in Islamabad are Secretariat Complex and National

Popular tourist destinations in Islamabad


Saidpur is a historic Pakistani village located in a ravine in the Margalla Hills, near Islamabad and the Daman-e-Koh overlook.High quality restaurants such as Des Pardes and DeraPakhtoon will give you some sizzling plates of spicy chicken masala as you gaze upon the Himalaya foothills.

Faisal Mosque

Faisal Mosque is a mosque in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is the National mosque of Pakistan, and one of the largest mosques in the world.

Pakistan Monument

The Pakistan Monument is a national monument and heritage museum located on the western Shakarparian Hills in Islamabad, Pakistan. The monument was constructed to symbolize the unity of the Pakistani people.


Daman-e-Koh is a viewing point and hill top garden north of Islamabad and located in the middle of the Margalla Hills. Its name is a conjunction of two Persian words, which together means foot hills.


  • Jinnah supermarket: Jinnah Supermarket is situated in Islamabad, which occupies the north-central part of the city. This shopping area has wide variety of shops and they sell rugs and leather goods.
  • Pakistani art and crafts: Pakistan has wide variety of locally produced handmade arts, crafts, metal works and terracotta tiles.
  • Pakistani dress: This is one of the famous fabric stores in Islamabad, where you can find the tons of material standing outside and lining to every wall. Here you can get the unique style of Pakistani dresses.

Places to visit

  • Margalla hill: It is a beautiful Green Margallah Hill, surrounding Islamabad from 2 sides, which is a branch of Himalayan Mountain series.
  • Rose and Jasmine garden: his garden occupies an area of 20,360 sq. meters, which is famous for roses. It has 250 different varieties of roses and 12 types of jasmines. Flower shows are occasionally held in the city, during the spring season.
  • Shakarpariyan hills: Shakarparian hills are located near the Zero Point (698 meters), which offers a pleasant and sweeping visits of Margalla and Murree hills.
  • Rawal lake: This lake is situated outside of Islamabad. It is a family picnic spot and has lot of attractions for children from duck feeding to carting.


Airports: Benazir Bhutto International Airport connects many famous cities around the world. It was also called as Islamabad International Airport. It is the 3rd largest airport in Pakistan and situated in Chaklala, Rawalpindi. The upcoming airport is Islamabad Gandhara International Airport at Fateh Jang to handle the large number of passengers.
Motorway: The network of motorways is linked to Islamabad through Lahore and Peshawar, which has reduced the travelling times between the cities. M-1 Motorway connects Islamabad with Peshawar and is 155 km long. M-2 Motorway is 367 km long, which connects Islamabad and Lahore.

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