Monthly Archives: June, 2015

Jinnah Sports Stadium

Jinnah Sports Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Islamabad, Pakistan. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 48,200 people. This stadium was built back in the 1970s. The stadium was renovated and used for the SAF games in 2004. The playing field has a running track around its perimeter …

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Bari Imam

Bari Imam (1617–1705), or Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi, is the patron saint of Islamabad and the greater Pothohar region.  History  Bari Imam (1617–1705), whose real name was Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi, was born in 1026 Hijra (1617 AD) in Jhelum. His father, Syed Mehmood Shah, shifted his family from Jhelum District to Baghan village, presently …

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Golra Sharif

Golra Sharif is a town situated near the Margalla Hills, in the Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan, at about 520 m (1,710 ft) above sea level, 17 km (11 mi) from the ancient city of Taxila. The Mausoleum of Meher Ali Shah, Golra Sharif has a lot of importance for the people of the Pothohar Plateau …

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Pakistan Museum of Natural History

Pakistan Museum of Natural History, established in 1976, is a public museum of natural history situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan. It has exhibits and galleries which display and provide information about the ecology, geology and palaeontology of the country. Currently, the museum houses a collection of over 300,000 objects.  The museum also …

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Lake View Park

Lake View Park (also known as Rawal Lake View Point or Rawal Lake Promenade) is a recreational area and wildlife park located near Rawal Lake, on Murree Road inIslamabad, Capital Territory, Pakistan. It runs under the administration of Capital Development Authority.

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Fatima Jinnah Park

Fatima Jinnah Park, also known as F-9 Park, is a public recreational park situated within the F-9 sector of Islamabad,Pakistan. The park is one of the largest covered areas in Pakistan. It is named after Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister ofMuhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The park’s builder, Michael Japero, took five years …

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National Herbarium, Islamabad

The National Herbarium is an herbarium, located in Islamabad, Pakistan. History and collection  The largest herbarium in Pakistan, it was established in 1975 with Dr. Ralph Randles Stewart’s collection as its initial beginning. It has a collection of over 100,000 plants. The plants in the herbarium are divided into magnoliophytes (dicotyledons andmonocotyledons), gymnosperms and pteridophytes …

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Islamabad Zoo

Islamabad Zoo is an 82-acre (33 ha) zoo in Islamabad Capital Territory. It was opened in 1978, and is under the administration of Capital Development Authority of Pakistan. History The zoo started in 1978 as a refuge for leopards, spotted deer, and Indian gazelle found in the region. It soon gained popularity and became a …

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Shakarparian

Shakarparian is derived from two words from the Potohari language, Shakar – meaning “sweet”, and Parian from Parao – meaning a place to rest, or stop over – layover during long journeys. It consists of a hill and a local park in Islamabad, Pakistan. Park is located near the Zero Point Interchange. Pakistan Monument is …

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