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Islamabad
اسلام آباد
—  Capital City  —
Islamabad on a winter day
Islamabad on a winter day

Flag
Location within Pakistan
Location within Pakistan
Coordinates: 33°43′N 73°04′E / 33.717, 73.067
Country Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Province Islamabad Capital Territory
Constructed 1960s
Union Council 40 UC
(District Govt. system yet to be placed)
Government
 - Chief Commissioner Hamid Ali Khan
 - Chairman CDA Kamran Lashari
Area
 - Total 906.0 km² (349.8 sq mi)
Highest elevation 610 m (2,001 ft)
Lowest elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Population (1998)
 - Total 805,000
 - Density 880/km² (2,279.2/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal Code 44000
Area code(s) 051
Website: Islamabad's Official Website

Islamabad  (Urdu: اسلام آباد) is the capital of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the north of the country, within the Islamabad Capital Territory, the area has historically been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and the North-West Frontier Province (the Margalla pass being a historic gateway to the North-West Frontier Province). Rawalpindi is considered its sister city due to the close proximity of the two cities. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 198 KB) Islamabad in 2003 Snows Sent image by friend in british embassy in pakistan, no copyright. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Currently, Pakistan is subdivided into four provinces, two territories, and also portions of Kashmir that are administered by the Pakistani government. ... For the capital of Pakistan, see Islamabad. ... Capital Development Authority (CDA), Islamabad, Pakistan was established on June 14, 1960, first by an executive order issued on June 24, 1960 entitled the Pakistan Capital Regulation, to be superseded by the CDA ordinance issued on June 27, 1960. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Pakistan Standard Time (PST) is the time zone for Pakistan. ... UTC +5 is the timezone for : Pakistan Standard Time in Pakistan. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Image File history File links Islamabad_pronunciation. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... AHSAN AND ADNAN :::::AHSAN AND ADNAN::::::: WE ARE HERE NOW SO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING ADNAN AND AHSAN ADNAN:YEAH..AHSAN I WANA TALK ABOUT SOMETHING BUT I DONT KNOW ABOUT WHAT..UMMM ABOUT A GOOD SITE AHSAN:YEAH ITS A GOOD QUESTION???I M THINKIN ABOUT SOME GOOD SITE YOU... For the capital of Pakistan, see Islamabad. ... This article is about the Pakistani province. ... The North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) (Urdu: Å›imāl maÄ¡ribÄ« sarhadÄ« sÅ«ba شمال مغربی سرحدی صوبہ) is the smallest of the four main provinces of Pakistan. ... The Margalla Hills National Park is in Pakistan at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a beautiful park. ...   (Urdu: راولپنڈی) is a city in the Potwar Plateau near Pakistans capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. ...


The city was built during the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital. The development of the country was focused on Karachi and President Ayub Khan wanted it to be equally distributed. Islamabad is a modern and clean city, especially in comparison to other cities in Pakistan. It is well-organized, with the city being divided into different sectors and zones. Islamabad was divided into eight zones: the diplomatic enclave, the commercial district, the educational sector, the industrial area and so on, each with its own shopping area and park. Islamabad is also home to the Faisal Masjid which is well known for its architecture and immense size. The construction cost of masjid was donated by King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ...   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article is about a Pakistani military officer. ... Faisal Mosque, Islamabad King Faisal Mosque (Shah Faisal Masjid مسجد فیصل شاه in Urdu) is a large mosque located in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. ... Faisal ibn Abdelaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1324-1395 AH) (1903 or 1906—March 25, 1975) (Arabic: فيصل بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. ...

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History

The young city of Islamabad is preceded by thousands of years of history. This is the site of one of the earliest human settlements in Asia,[citation needed] and is at one end of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Near Islamabad is an ancient ajwfhgkl;dfajssjgokrl site where stone implements made on a mass scale were sent down to the lower reaches of the Indus river.[citation needed] This area was the first settlement of the Aryans from Central Asia and kill tham kill the fags hi everybody is on the route through which passed all those who invaded India from the north and northwest. This region has witnessed the passage of ancient caravans from Central Asia as well as the bloody onslaught of the ferocious armies of Alexander and Tamerlane. The banks of fuck u all of you hgoidfljkdkl;gdgkjf the River Soan in Islamabad were host to stone-age man over 7000 years ago and human skulls dating back to 5000 B.C. have been found in and around Islamabad.[citation needed] Excavated ruins of Mohenjo-daro. ... The Indus is a river; the Indus River. ... This article is about the term Aryan. For Arian, a follower of the ancient Christian sect, See Arianism. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... For the chess engine Tamerlane, see Tamerlane. ...


Construction of Islamabad is shit began during the 1960s and was based on master plan drawn up by the Greek firm of architects, Doxiadis Associates, which called for a triangular shaped grid system with its apex towards the Margalla Hills. The reasons for Islamabad's construction included the following:

  1. The development of the country was focused on Karachi and President Ayub Khan wanted it to be equally distributed;
  2. Karachi was vulnerable to attacks from the sea in the event of war with other nations. Islamabad by contrast is safely surrounded by mountains.
  3. It was also closer to the GHQ which was, and still is, in Rawalpindi.

The city is considered modern and clean, especially in comparison to other cities of Pakistan. Islamabad was divided into eight zones: the diplomatic enclave, the commercial district, the educational sector, the industrial area and so on, each with its own shopping main area and park. Islamabad is also home to the Faisal Mosque which is well known for its architecture and immense size. The mosque was a gift from King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in the 1970s. Saudi religious aid is a source of pride to some Pakistanis but Westerners view it as a sign of the country's descent into Wahabi influence and militancy.   (Sindhi: , Urdu: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... This article is about a Pakistani military officer. ... The Shah Faisal Masjid (Urdu: شاه فيصل مسجد) in Islamabad, Pakistan, is one of the largest mosques in the world. ... For alternative meanings for The West in the United States, see the U.S. West and American West. ... Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ...


Since 2002, Islamabad has been undergoing a re-development phase. Nearly all of its main roads and highways are being expanded. A number of new under-passes have been built for the benefit of motorists, whose rise in number has been rapid. The city is seeing many new modern-style buildings, with the cars of the traffic police patrolling highways and roads, renovation of the parks, and a sharp rise in the sale of electronic goods and house furniture.


Geography and climate

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The city is situated at the edge of the Pothohar plateau, south of the Margalla Hills. The modern capital Islamabad and the ancient Gakhar city of Rawalpindi stand side by side, displaying the country’s past and present. The area's micro-climate is regulated by three man-made lakes (Rawal, Simli and Khanpur). The city overall has an extreme climate with hot summers with monsoon rains occurring during July and August, and fairly cold winters with sparse snowfall over the hills and sleet in the city. The weather ranges from a minimum of −3.9 °C (25.0 °F) in January to a maximum of 46.1 °C (115.0 °F) in June.[1] The Margalla Hills National Park is in Pakistan at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a beautiful park. ... The location of Hazara relative to surrounding areas Gakhar (also Gakkhar or Ghakhar or Ghakkar) (Urdu: ) are an ancient aristocratic and warlike clan now located in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Jhelum, Kashmir, Gilgit, Baltistan (Tibet), Chitral, and Khanpur (NWFP) regions in modern day Pakistan. ...   (Urdu: راولپنڈی) is a city in the Potwar Plateau near Pakistans capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. ... Categories: Stub | Ecology ... Rawal Lake is an artificial reservoir in Pakistan that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. ... The Simly Dam is located 20 km from Islamabad towards North. ... Khanpur (Urdu: خانپور) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


The modern city of Islamabad was envisaged as the new capital of Pakistan in the 1960s. In the mid 1960's the capital was shifted from Karachi to Islamabad, with most of the Government machinery shifting to Islamabad, along with the foreign embassies, though off-shoots of some of these remain even today in Karachi. The city was built as a planned city and has been divided into various sectors on a "grid". One axis is indexed numerically, the other alphabetically.


The surrounding areas of Islamabad include:

The Islamabad area has surprising religious diversity of considerable antiquity. A shrine of Sufi Pir Mehar Ali Shah is at Golra while the shrine of Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi is in Nurpur Shahan. Saidpur Village hosts Hindu temples that have striking architecture and "Bethak of Zinda Pir" which is famous for the traditional lamps (diyas). Kotli Sattian is a tehsil (subdivision) of Rawalpindi District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Taxila (Urdu: , Sanskrit: , Pali:Takkasilā) is an important archaeological site in Pakistan containing the ruins of the Gandhāran city of Takshashila (also Takkasila or Taxila) an important Vedic/Hindu[1] and Buddhist[2] centre of learning from the 6th century BCE[3] to the 5th century CE.[4] [5... Wah Cantt (Urdu: واہ) is a cantonment city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... |- | Tehsil Nazim | Chaudhary Muhammad Azeem. ...   (Urdu: راولپنڈی) is a city in the Potwar Plateau near Pakistans capital city of Islamabad, in the province of Punjab. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... Sufism (Arabic تصوف taṣawwuf) is a system of esoteric philosophy commonly associated with Islam. ...


Tourism and Sightseeing

See also: List of Notable Places in Islamabad

Islamabad is a relatively young city compared to the other cities. However, the views from the sculpted gardens of Islamabad's Shakar Parian Hills, National Monument, the fascinating Heritage Museum, and the huge marble Shah Faisal Mosque are the major highlights of the city. To the west of Islamabad is the town of Taxila, dating from 500 BC with heavy Buddhist influences. Sculptures here show a strong Greek influence, a result of Alexander the Great's journey through the region. The commercial center of Islamabad is known as the Blue Area and runs along the length of Jinnah Avenue. Its eastern end runs into Parliament Road, where the majority of the country's government buildings are located. The National Monument in Shakarparian, Islamabad The National Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan is a national monument representing the four provinces and three territories of Pakistan. ... The Shah Faisal Masjid (Urdu: شاه فيصل مسجد) in Islamabad, Pakistan, is one of the largest mosques in the world. ... Taxila (Urdu: , Sanskrit: , Pali:Takkasilā) is an important archaeological site in Pakistan containing the ruins of the Gandhāran city of Takshashila (also Takkasila or Taxila) an important Vedic/Hindu[1] and Buddhist[2] centre of learning from the 6th century BCE[3] to the 5th century CE.[4] [5... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ... Blue area is the commercial hub of Islamabad, many businesses are located here. ...


The city is very green, with much afforestation of what was formerly scrub forest and open ground. The city's pleasant climate has enabled the introduction of many exotic plants to the area. There is also much wildlife in the north in the Margalla hills, which have been turned into a national park. The Margalla hills are home to various species of wild life including a variety of exotic birds and carnivores such as the rare and presently endangered Margalla leopards. Afforestation is the process of converting open land into a forest by planting trees or their seeds. ... The Margalla Hills National Park is in Pakistan at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a beautiful park. ... This article is about national parks. ... This page is about the animal. ...


Islamabad's architecture walks a tight-rope between modernity and tradition. The Saudi-Pak Tower is a good example of the combination of modern and traditional styles into one building. The city is also home to the Faisal Mosque, which is well-known for its architecture and immense size. Quaid-i-Azam University is also located in the capital city along with numerous government buildings and foreign embassies such as the National Assembly building, the Supreme Court building, the President's official residence (Aiwan-e-Sadr) and the Prime Minister's secretariat. Another landmark is a giant silver-colored Globe statue, installed in 2004 to mark Pakistan's hosting of that year's SAARC Summit. Recently, Atkins UK have designed a striking building for the capital, the Centaurus, reflecting the Margalla hills surrounding it. This will be the tallest structure in Islamabad, second only to proposed taller skyscrapers in Karachi and Lahore. This article is about building architecture. ... ... The Shah Faisal Masjid (Urdu: شاه فيصل مسجد) in Islamabad, Pakistan, is one of the largest mosques in the world. ... Quaid-i-Azam University, (more correctly Qaid-i Azam University) is the largest public university in Islamabad, Pakistan. ... The National Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Pakistan. ... The Supreme Court (Urdu: عدالت عظمیٰ ) is the apex court in Pakistans judicial hierarchy, the final arbiter of legal and constitutional disputes. ... // An official residence is the residence at which heads of state, heads of government, gubernatorial or other senior figures officially reside. ... The Aiwan-e-Sadr or Presidency is the official residence of the President of Pakistan, it was first used by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in 1988 and has been used since. ... The Prime Minister of Pakistan, in Urdu وزیر اعظم Wazir-e- Azam meaning Grand Vizier, is the Head of Government of Pakistan. ... The South Asian Association for Regional Co-Operation, or SAARC, (established December 8, 1985) is an association of 7 countries of South Asia namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Population Urban

1951 95,940 -
1961 117,669 -
1972 237,549 32.26%
1981 340,286 60.05%
1998 805,235 65.71%

According to the 1998 census, Punjabis account for 65% of the population followed by the Muhajir Urdu at around 10%, Pashtun at 10% and others (Sindhi, Balochi, Kashmiri's, etc) at 15%.[2] Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... See Muhajir page for all Muhajir groups in the world Muhajir or Mohajir (Urdu: مہاجر) is a term widely used to describe the Muslims who migrated to Pakistan after the independence of Pakistan from India. ... The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, ethnic Afghan, or Pathan) are an ethno-linguistic group consisting mainly of eastern Iranian stock living primarily in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and the North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. ...


Transport

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has intended to carry out a feasibility and reference design for a rapid mass transit system for the twin-cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. On April 5, 2007, Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said that a railway station would be built near the planned Islamabad Airport at Fateh Jang to facilitate passengers called "New Islamabad International Airport". is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Islamabad International Airport or Chaklala Airbase (Urdu: چکلالہ) (IATA: ISB, ICAO: OPRN) is located in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. ... Fateh Jang (Fatehjang / Fatehjung / Fatehgarh / Fatehgunj / Fatehganj) is small town of Attock District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. ... The New Islamabad International Airport is a 3,600 acre international airport that is being built to serve the city of Islamabad, Pakistan. ...


The New Islamabad International Airport is a 3,600-acre (15 km²) international airport that is being built to serve the city of Islamabad, Pakistan. The airport is located in Fateh Jang, which is 30 km south-west of the city. Construction of the airport began in April 2007, after a decade long postponement. It is expected to be completed and operational in approximetely three years. It will then take all the commercial flights that are currently operating out of the Islamabad International Airport. The Airport will be named as "Gandhara International Airport" after the ancient Buddhist kingdom.Estimated to cost about $400 million, the new Airport facility, which is the first green-field airport in Pakistan, shall comprise a contemporary state-of-the-art passenger terminal building, control tower, runway with a provision of a secondary runway, taxiways, apron, cargo complex, and hangar together with all the necessary infrastructure and ancillary facilities. It would cater to the requirements of latest generation of modern passenger aircraft.


Sectors

Islamabad is divided into several different sectors, each identified by a letter of the Roman alphabet and a number, with each sector covering an area of approximately 2 km x 2 km (114 x 114 mi). Each sector is further divided into 4 sub-sectors. The sectors currently in use are lettered from D to I. “Miles” redirects here. ...


Currently, there is only one D sector, D-12. Although this sector is underdeveloped with its development to be completed in 2008, it will be considered as one of the most beautiful sectors of Islamabad because of its location near the Margalla Hills. However, in the revised Master Plan, CDA has decided to develop new sectors including D-13 and D-14.


The E sectors are numbered from E-6 to E-18. Many foreigners and diplomatic personnel are housed in this sector. But with new revised Master Plan, CDA has decided to develop a park on the patterns of F-9 park in sector E-14. Sector E-8 and E-9 contain the campuses of three Defense universities Bahria University (Sector E-8), Air University (Sector E-9) and National Defence College (now National Defence University). Bahria University (Urdu: بحریہ یونیورسٹی) is a multi-campus university, with its headquarter in Islamabad, Pakistan. ... Air University, located in Islamabad, Pakistan was established by Pakistan Air Force in 2002. ... National Defence University Logo National Defence University (NDU) is a Pakistani military institution whose origin goes back to the year 1963, when the 1st Army War Course started at the Command and Staff College, Quetta. ...


The F sectors are numbered F-5 through F-12. F-5 is an important sector for the software industry in Islamabad, as both of the two software technology parks are located here. The entire sector of F-9 is dedicated for the Fatima Jinnah Park. The Centaurus complex (including a 7 star plaza, 5 star hotel and apartments) will be one of the major landmarks of F-8. Fatima Jinnah Park or sometimes known as F-9 park (pointing out the fact that the covered area is spread out through the entire sector) is a public recreational park situated in sector F-9 of Islamabad, Pakistan. ...


The G sectors are numbered G-5 through G-16. Some important landmarks include the Convention Center, SS-CARE and Serena Hotel in G-5, the Lal Mosque and Melody Market in G-6, the Karachi Company shopping center in G-9 (named after a construction company from Karachi who made one of the first flats in this area in and around 1978) and the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital in G-8 which is the largest medical complex in the capital and is hence also known by the locals as simply the 'Complex Hospital.' The Institute is a national centre of excellence and tertiary referral centre. With its own helipad it was the focal point of rescue missions and the point of referral for the most seriously wounded in the Northern Areas earthquake of 2005. Karachi Company is the largest and probably busiest shopping area of Islamabad. ... Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences is located in Islamabad, Pakistan. ...


The H sectors are numbered H-7 through H-12. The H sectors are mostly dedicated to educational and health institutions.


The I sectors are numbered I-8 through I-18. Except for I-8, these sectors are primarily set aside as part of the industrial zone. Only Two sub-sectors of Sector I-9 and one sub-sector of sector I-10 is used as Industrial Area. Sector I-11 is proposed site of a state-of-art Vegetable and Fruit Market. CDA has planned to relocate the operating Veg. and Fruit market from I-11 to Sangjani. Sector I-15 is a new sector for Low-income group. CDA is planning to set up Islamabad Railway Station in Sector I-18 and Industrial City in proposed sector I-17.


Union councils

There is no proper District Government setup in ICT but efforts are being made towards the establishment of a local Government system in the ICT, which is still not in place in ICT as local government systems exist in other parts of the country. In 2005, the Ministry of Interior divided the ICT into 40 union councils — 20 union councils in rural/urban areas of the ICT. However, the Union Council system is yet to be implemented. The 20 union councils each cover the following regions of the ICT (the name in brackets refers to each council's jurisdiction, named after a main town in the area covered by each council, e.g. Rewat or Tarnol):

  • Union Council No. 1 (Rewat): Rewat, Bhangreel Kalan, Bhangreel Khurd, Kortara, Takht Pari, Shadi Dhamial, Mohra Amir, Sood Gangal, Mohri Khumbal, Sheikhpur, Hoon Dhamial, Chuchkal and Bhima Kanait.
  • Union Council No. 2 (Humak): Humak, Kotha Kalan and Naizian
  • Union Council No. 3 (Sihala): Sihala, Gagri, Mughal, Chak Kamidar, Nara Sayedan, Sandu, Chitroh, Herdogher, Jabi Gakhran, Ladhiot, Kangota, Sayedan, Jandala and Kangota Gujran.
  • Union Council No. 4 (Koral): Koral, Lohi Bher, Choocha, Rakh Lohi Bher, Pagh, Panwal, Bora Bangial, Bukher, Khathreel, Dhaliala, Pind Dia, Paija, Darwala, Sher Dhamial, Pindi Malkan, Pindori Hathial, Pindori Sayedan, Bhimber Trar, Gohra Mast, Sigga, Channi Mahsu and Khan.
  • Union Council No. 5 (Khana): Khana Dak, Gangal, Gandhian, Tarlai Khurd and Sodhar.
  • Union Council No. 6 (Tarlai Kalan): Tarlai Kalan, Chaper Mir-Khanal, Tramri, Tamma, Gohra Sardar, Chatha Bakhtawar and Khardapur.
  • Union Council No. 7 (Kirpa): Kirpa, Jhang Sayedan, Partal, Saknal, Panjgran, Frash and Ali Pur.
  • Union Council No. 8 (Cherah): Cherah, Herno Thanda Pani and Ara.
  • Union Council No. 9 (Tumair): Tumair, Kijnah, Sihali, New Simbli, Jandala, Jandgran, Garathian, Darkalai, Rakh Tumair A, Rakh Tumair B, Dakhian and Pind Begwal.
  • Union Council No. 10 (Phulgran): Phulgran, Shahpur, Sakrila, Dohala, Bbbri Betha, Athal, Maira Begwal, Chattar, Karlot, Hotran, Kathar, Mangal, Chaniari, Rakh Maira A & B and Malot.
  • Union Council No. 11 (Bhara Kau): Kot Hathial.
  • Union Council No.12 (Malpur); Malpur, Shahdara (Malpur Rural), Jhang Bangial, Mandla, Subban, Mangial, Quaid-e-Azam University and Muslim Colony.
  • Union Council No. 13 (Noorpur Shahan): Noor Pur Shahan, Ratta Hoter, Talhar, Gokina and Saidpur.
  • Union Council No. 14 (Kuri at Chak Shehzad): Kuri, Rehara, Chak Shahzad, Majuhan, Mohrian, Gohra Baz, Mohra Jijan, Jagiot and Nogazi.
  • Union Council No. 15 (Rawal Town): Mohra Noor, Rawal Tonw, Rawal Colony, Mochi Mohra, Sumbal Korak (Katchi Abadi) and Sumbal Korak.
  • Union Council No. 16 (Sohan): Sohan, Kana Kak, Jaba Taili, Shakrial, Pindori, Sihana, Lakhwal, Chak Bera Sing, Kartal, Bohan, Dhoke Sharaf, Ojri Kalan & Khurd and Poona Faqiran.
  • Union Council No. 17 (Golra): Golra, Maira Bairi, Baker Akku, Dharek Mori, Maira Sumbal Aku, Maira Sumbal Jafer, Dharmian (F-11), E-10 (Sihala), Badia Rustam and Khan.
  • Union Council No. 18 (Shah Allah Ditta): Shah Allah Ditta, Seri Seral, Pind Sangral, Sara-e-Kharbooza, Johd, Siray Madhu, Bara Dari, Bakhar Fateh and Bakhsh.
  • Union Council No. 19 (Jhangi Sayeda): Jhangi Sayedan, Nothia, Thala Sayedan and Chailo, Sheikhpur, Kak, Noon, Narala and Bokra.
  • Union Council No. 20 (Tarnol): Bhadana Kalan, Tarnol, Pindi Parian, Naugazi, Dorey, Ahi Paswal, Sangjani and Bhadana Khurd.

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Educational Institutions

There are a large number of educational institutions in Islamabad. They include public and private sector schools, colleges and universities. Almost all of the higher education institutes in the capital territory are federally chartered, and recognized by the Higher Education Commission. Most notable higher education institutes include: The following is a list of major universities in Pakistan, organized by subnational entities. ... The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is an organization that facilitates the development of higher educational system in Pakistan[1]. Its main purpose is to upgrade the Universities of Pakistan to be world-class centres of education, research and development. ...

Allama Iqbal Open University is located at Islamabad, Pakistan. ... Bahria University (Urdu: بحریہ یونیورسٹی) is a multi-campus university, with its headquarter in Islamabad, Pakistan. ... COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) is one of the leading institution in Pakistan which is working under the umbrella of COMSATS, with a well-established reputation and a wide range of interests and facilities. ... The Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology is located in Pakistan. ... The International Islamic University, Islamabad (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية إسلام آباد), an international seat of Islamic learning in Pakistan to provide every opportunity for an all round and harmonious development of individuals and society and reconstruction of human thought in all its forms on the foundation of Islam. ... Iqra University is a higher education university located at Korangi Karachi, Pakistan. ... National Defence University Logo National Defence University (NDU) is a Pakistani military institution whose origin goes back to the year 1963, when the 1st Army War Course started at the Command and Staff College, Quetta. ... National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES or NU) is a University in Pakistan with headquarters at Islamabad and campuses at Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. ... National University of Modern Languages is located at Islamabad, Pakistan. ... The National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) is a public university located at several campuses in Pakistan. ... Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS) is located at Islamabad, Pakistan. ... Quaid-i-Azam University, (more correctly Qaid-i Azam University) is the largest public university in Islamabad, Pakistan. ... Shifa College of Medicine is a medical school located in Islamabad, Pakistan and affiliated with Bahria University. ...

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  • Birds of Islamabad
  • New Islamabad International Airport

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