Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan . The first was founded in the 1960s, the city has 689 000 inhabitants today. As a planned city , it was in a climate very favorable location on the edge of Pothohar created plateau, below the Margalla hills on a chessboard-like floor plan. Islamabad belongs historically to the Punjab , but was spun off in 1970 from the province and an autonomous territory’s capital .
The south directly adjacent Rawalpindi, Islamabad’s twin city is considered. Rawalpindi is still the fact (by population) and the major city bustling market center of the western Punjab. There, the majority of the military headquarters is located. Islamabad, however, is modern and spacious city, Pakistan’s relations for a very clean and quiet. The city is divided into sectors, thanks to the efficient: in each sector there are certain facilities including a mosque and a market . The commercial center of the city is known as the Blue Area and extends along the Jinnah Avenue, named after Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah . The east end of the Blue Area extends to the Parliament Road, where the majority of government buildings. The north of the Margalla Hills, was on the edge of the city into a national park converted.
Islamabad’s architecture consists of a mixture between Islamic tradition and modernity. The Saudi-Pak Tower is an example of the combination of mogul-Indian decor and modern architecture. The city is home to the Faisal Mosque , known for its striking design and enormous size. The Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad is located, as well as government buildings, the building of the National Assembly, the Supreme Court and the President. Also, most foreign embassies are located in Islamabad today. Another landmark is a giant silver globe, built in 2004 in the wake of Pakistan’s alignment SAARC Summit. Premier sporting facility in Islamabad, the Jinnah Stadium .
The city is now in the wake of past attacks by numerous security measures marked. The big luxury hotels and Marriott Serena, but also, for example, the fast food restaurant McDonald’s , the same shielded fortresses. Before driving a vehicle that is controlled by private security guards using mirrors and underbody camera and bomb sniffing dogs on partly with arms and explosives out. At risk buildings were often erected meter high protective walls and bomb entire streets blocked to general traffic. The street scene is characterized, especially once you get the government and the diplomatic quarter is approaching by armed checkpoints for vehicle and personal control, and by a variety of road hazards.