South Asia's First Planned City!

Islamabad (pop. 524,500), is the capital of Pakistan, just North East of it's twin city Rawalpindi, the former interim capital. Construction of Islamabad [city of Islam/Peace] as the capital, replacing Karachi, began in the 1960s. Points of interest include Pakistan House, the Presidential Palace; the National Assembly Building; the National University, the Grand National Mosque and the Islamabad Botanical Gardens. The nearby Murree Hills also serve as a summer resort as well as summer ... (more)