Monthly Archives: May, 2015

Islamabad declared world’s second most beautiful capital

 Islamabad declared world’s second most beautiful capital

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Rawal Lake

Rawal Lake in Pakistan is an artificial reservoir that provides the water needs for the cities of Rawalpindi andIslamabad. Korang River along with some other small streams coming from Margalla Hills have been set to form this artificial lake which covers an area of 8.8 km². Korang River is the outlet stream of Rawal Dam. …

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Pakistan-China Friendship Centre

Pakistan-China Friendship Centre is an art, conference and exhibition centre in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is developed with the help of China–Pakistan relations. Its construction was started in April 2005 when the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Wen Jiabao visited Pakistan. It was inaugurated on December 18, 2010 by the …

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Pakistan Monument

The Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan, is a national monument representing the nation’s four provinces and three territories. After a competition among many renowned architects, Arif Masood’s plan was selected for the final design. The blooming flower shape of the monument represents Pakistan’s progress as a rapidly developing country. The four main petals of the …

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Famous People from Islamabad

Politics Tridev Roy, politician and writerYousaf Raza Gillani, politicianJamshed Ayaz Khan, Major general (Pak army)Wasim Sajjad, former Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan. Sports Adnan Saleem, cricketerIjaz UR Rehman, cricketerUsman Khawaja, cricketerZeeshan Abbasi, blind cricketerMedia and entertainment Ali Saleem, TV actor and hostAdil Omar, musician and rapperAsma Shirazi, journalistAshiq Khan, film actor and filmmakerFarah Hussain, …

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Birds of Islamabad

Little grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollisLittle cormorant, Phalacrocorax nigerGreat cormorant, Phalacrocorax carboBlack-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticoraxIndian pond heron (Paddybird), Ardeola grayiiCattle egret, Bubulcus ibisLittle egret, Egretta garzettaIntermediate egret, Egretta intermediaGrey heron, Ardea cinereaPurple heron, Ardea purpureaCommon teal, Anas creccaBlack kite, Milvus migransShikra, Accipiter badiusLong-legged buzzard, Buteo rufinusEurasian kestrel, Falco tinnunculusGrey francolin, Francolinus pondicerianusCommon quail, Coturnix coturnixBrown waterhen, …

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Sports venues in Islamabad

Islamabad has a multi-purpose Sports Complex opposite Aabpara. The complex includes Liaquat Gymnasium for indoor games, Mushaf Squash Complex and Jinnah Stadium for outdoor games, which is a venue for regular national and international events. 2004 SAF Gameswere held in the stadium. Major sports in the city include Football, Cricket, Squash, Hockey, Table Tennis and …

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Transport in Islamabad

Airports: Islamabad is connected to major destinations around the world through Benazir Bhutto International Airport, previously known as Islamabad International Airport. The airport is the third largest in Pakistan and is located outside Islamabad, in Chaklala, Rawalpindi. In fiscal year 2004–2005, over 2.88 million passengers used Benazir Bhutto International Airport and 23,436 aircraft movements were …

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Healthcare in Islamabad

Islamabad has the lowest rate of infant mortality in the country at 38 deaths per thousand compared to the national average of 78 deaths per thousand. Islamabad has both public and private medical centres. The largest hospital in Islamabad is Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital. It was established in 1985 as a teaching …

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Educational institutions in Islamabad

Islamabad boasts the highest literacy rate in Pakistan at 88%, and has some of the most advanced educational institutes in the country. A large number of public and private sector educational institutes are present here. The higher education institutes in the capital are either federally chartered or administered by private organisations and almost all of …

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