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Monday, June 10, 2013

Website of CDA (Capital Development Authority)

When I was in Islamabad  - one of the main sources to get numbers and talk to the officials of CDA for complains was their website. Visit this website - you will surely like it and it is helpful in many ways. Moreover, they have upgraded and updated it in recent months.

National Institute of Health (NIH) in Chak Shehzad where my dad worked and where we grew up!
Click here and see some great pictures of Islamabad. Among them is one in which General Ayub Khan (a former dictator/president) is being briefed! Historical pictures of Islamabad chosen by CDA are amazing...almost everything is under construction since Islamabad had nothing but vast, uninhabited land and mountains. I have selected the ones - that have some meaning for me, these places have been the part of my life while growing up there.

GPO, Islamabad in Sector G-6 at Melody

The capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad is located in the northwest of the country on Potohar Plateau. This area has been significant in history for being a part of the crossroads of the Rawalpindi and the North West Frontier Province. The city was built in 1960 to replace Karachi as the Pakistani capital, which it has been since 1963. Due to Islamabad?s proximity to Rawalpindi, they are considered sister cities.

Melody Police Station in G-6

Compared to other cities of the country, Islamabad is a clean, spacious and quiet city with lots of greeneries. The site of the city has a history going back to the earliest human habitations in Asia. This area has seen the first settlement of Aryans from Central Asia, ancient caravans passing from Central Asia, and the massive armies of Tamerlane and Alexander.

Foreign Office (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in Islamabad

To the north of the city you will find the Margalla Hills. Hot summers, monsoon rains and cold winters with sparse snowfall in the hills almost summarize the climate of this area. Islamabad also has a rich wildlife ranging from wild boars to leopards.

Islamabad Secretiat and you can see the public transport service - governemt run busus, yes! we used to have buses
 like any normal city, one upon a time,  in Islamabad

After the formation of Pakistan in 1947, it was felt that a new and permanent Capital City had to be built to reflect the diversity of the Pakistani nation. It was considered pertinent to locate the new capital where it could be isolated from the business and commercial activity of the Karachi, and yet is easily accessible from the remotest corner of the country.

Floral Shop in Sector F-6 at one of the ends of Super Market  - across from ICG, F-6/2, it is still there - I saw it in 2012.

  A commission was accordingly set in motion in 1958, entrusted with the task of selecting a suitable site for the new capital with a particular emphasis on location, climate, logistics and defense requirements, aesthetics, and scenic and natural beauty.

There are about a 100 photos , check them out.
Quaid e Azam University under Construction in Islamabad - it needs some attention now w.r.t. rennovation