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Islamabad is one of most beautiful and peaceful cities of the world. Pakistan's Capital Islamabad nestles against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills at the northern end of Pothowar Plateau. It offers a healthy climate, pollution free atmosphere, plenty of water and lush green area. Islamabad has also been given the title of "City of Peace" because of its peaceful atmosphere.

It is a modern and carefully planned city with wide tree-lined streets, large houses, elegant public buildings and well-organised markets/shopping centres.There are no traffic jams. Roses, Jasmine and bougainvillea fill the parks and scenic viewpoints shoe the city to its best advantage.

Islamabad is 518 metres (1,700 feet appox) above sea level. It is best from October to March, when the days are crisp and cool, and the nights are cold. Spring is short, but the flowers in March are awesome. The hottest months are May and June, after the monsoon, but even then the climate is usually not oppressive, and you can always escape to the near by hill stations like Murree 2250 metres (7,382 feet appox) above sea level.

Pakistan's first Capital was Karachi but it was felt that a new Capital city be developed which reflect the cultures, traditions, hopes, aspirations and dreams of all diverse regional groups that consituted the Pakistani nation. So in 1958 a commission was constituted and it was assigned the task of selecting a suitable site for the National Capital with particular emphasis on its location, climate, logistic, defence requirements, aesthetic, scenic and natural beauty.

After the extensive research this commission recommended the area that was 14 km northeast of Rawalpindi. In 1960 a triangular master plan was designed based on a grid system, with its opex towards the Margalla Hills.

The city came into life on 26 October 1966, when the first office building of Islamabad was occupied. It is modern and carefully planned city. It was the result of dedication and hardwork of Pakistani engineers, technicians and workers which had turned Islamabad into the one of the most beautiful cities of the World. Islamabad is divided into eight basic zones Administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, industrial sectors. commercial areas, rural and green areas. Each sector has its own shopping area and public park.

There are ample opportunities for walking, jogging, hiking and trekking around Islamabad in the Margalla Hills. Current population of Islamabad is 9,011,37 appox. It's altitude is 610 meter above sea level and average yearly humidity remains 55%. The average yearly rainfall 1143 millimeters. The annual average temperature remain from 28.9 C to 14.4 C.

Islamabad today is the heart and soul of Pakistan, a city which symbolizes the aspirations of a young and dynamic nation that looks forward to a glorious future for its people, a city which welcomes modern ideas but at the same time recognizes and cherishes its traditional values and its past history.

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  • Pros:Beautiful, peaceful & well planned
  • Cons:Extreme weather & few social activities
  • In a nutshell:Simply the beautiful...
  • Last visit to Islamabad: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 5, 2004
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  • Jul 21, 2010 at 1:52 AM

    Pappasallis dee bahin nou lun!! They are selling drinks like bloody caviar. 90 Rs for one bloody can! I think the *** who owns this restaurant is a bloody whore & 4m Zardari family who aint getting enough of the sales. *** you ***!!!! Go *** urself!!!

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Salam Can you tell me how can i get the fishing permit. do you have some information regarding the over all process. Thanks

  • Oct 5, 2007 at 12:09 PM

    This isn't the biggest mosque in the world ? Masjid Al Nawabi and Masjid Al Haram in Mecca are much bigger.

  • Sep 9, 2006 at 10:15 PM

    can u show any photo of islaabad club, also'

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    Aug 8, 2006 at 11:44 PM

    Comprehensive tips.

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    Jan 8, 2006 at 6:52 PM

    hey najam! just the picture of that mountainbike up there makes an adrenalin rush in me. same thing that we do within Manila suburbs. alot of trails. would give a try doing it at night. lol!

  • Jan 2, 2006 at 12:17 AM

    Najamrulz about PIA focusing on customer satisfaction. I travelled with this airline in 2005 & I would dred to think what they were like previously as I have never had so much disatisfaction with an airline company like PIA.

  • Aug 22, 2005 at 9:46 AM

    Aslam-alaikum najam bhai!! It's ayesha. Love your homepage,can't wait to see your sports travel tips.Huda-hafiss

  • Aug 16, 2005 at 1:32 PM

    Hi najam! Its Ayesha from England. I love your page! Its Fantastic. How are you? will you email me at HussaAb1@aol.com Next time i come to pakistan i will want to visit you. Will you give me your address

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    Feb 18, 2005 at 9:12 PM

    Fabulous work, NaJam! Superior restaurant and hotel tips. Lots of valuable information for tourists. Lots of work you have put forth and I appreicate it ever so much.

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