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    About the City ... ISLAMABAD / RAWALPINDI ...

Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan and is situated in the north west part of Punjab Province in the Potohar Plateau at crossroads of Punjab and NWFP. It is 14 Km Nort/West of Rawalpindi District. The modern capital Islamabad and the ancient Gakhar city of Rawalpindi stand side by side, showing rich values of the country’s past and present.

At the time of independance of Pakistan, Karachi was the capital of the country. It was strongly felt the need of new permanent capital. A comission was constituated in 1958 who was supposed to recommend a suitable location for building the new capital. After a lot of effort & research, comission finaly recommended the location adjacent to Rawalpindi.

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    Tourist Attractions ... Why to Visit Islamabad ...

Why to visit Islamabad & Rawalpindi is an important question while making you schedule of trip across the country. There a lot of tourist attractions here in twin cities. A huge marble Shah Faisal Mosque, Shakar Paryan Hills, Daman-e-Koh & Pir Sohawa & Look Virsa (Heritage Museum) are few of the Splenders of Islamabad. Jinnah Avenue (Blue Area), Supper Market, Jinnah Supper Market are few of major comercial centers of the city.

The city is very green, with much afforestation of what was formerly scrub forest and open ground. The city's pleasant climate has enabled the introduction of many exotic plants into the area. There is also much wildlife in the north in the Margalla hills, which have been turned into a national park.

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