Pakistan Monument

The blooming flower-shaped Pakistan monument is located in the Shakarparian Hills and is spread over a total area of 2.8 hectares – signifying the four provinces and three territories of Pakistan.The four main petals of the monument signify the four provinces (Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) whereas the three smaller petals represent the three territories (Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Kashmir and the Federally Administered…

Saidpur Village

Beautifully placed on the slopes of the breathtaking Margalla Hills, Saidpur Village has footprints of various civilizations, including Gandhara, Greek, Buddhist, Mughal, Ashoka and the colonial periods. After its renovation in 2008, the hundreds of years  olf village now serves as a popular recreational spot for both local and foreign visitors offering them glimpses of multicultural heritage flourishing under the Margalla Hills.

Faisal Mosque

There is no other landmark that has honour to be the iconic symbol of Islamabad than Faisal Mosque. Completed in 1986, Faisal Mosque (also known as Shah Faisal Masjid) is one of the largest mosques in the world, located at the foot of Margalla Hills. The exceptionally huge and unique mosque of Islamabad is designed…

Pakistan and Turkey find craft-connection in Ottoman Embroidery

When Turkish archaeologist Alper Yurdemi illustrated a history of Ottoman embroideries, chosen from his own collection, the patterns and motifs appeared rather similar to the Pakistani audience. Yurdemi was delivering a lecture on the topic of ‘Ottoman Embroideries, Meeting Point of Ottoman Palace and Popular Culture’ at Lok Virsa.

Cycling rally encourages Youth to choose sustainable transport

Walking and Cycling – the two essential components in sustainable transport – were also the focus of the project ‘Better Transport, Let’s Breathe Fresh!’ to improve awareness of sustainable travel options among the youth.

Daman-e-Koh Park

Daman-e-Koh (center of the hill) is a hill top garden and beautiful viewing point in the middle of the Margalla Hills. This popular tourist destination is about 2400ft from sea level and almost 500ft from the city of Islamabad.

Japanese Park

Japanese Park and Garden, located at foothills of Margallas next to Marghazar Zoo, used to be the most popular entertainment space for children that grew up in 90s. The Park served as a popular tourist and picnic spot from 1985 until about a decade ago. Since then, this beautiful park in the bed of Margalla…

Fatima Jinnah Park – (F-9 Park)

Islamabad is home to many splendid parks and gardens offering a cool respite from humdrum and frenzy of life. One such beautiful park is Fatima Jinnah Park, situated in F-9 sector of Islamabad, which is named after Fatima Jinnah, the sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah (Pakistan’s founder). One of the largest gardens on Pakistan that…

Rose and Jasmine Garden

Rose and Jasmine Garden, spread over 20,360 sq. meters, is famous for its roses. It has 250 different varieties of roses as well as a dozen types of Jasmines. The Park is known for its Flower shows during spring, as well as Food and Family festivals and Tourist Camping Site.

Lake View Park

Lake View Park, located near Rawal Lake, is a beautiful addition to Islamabad’s parks. The recreational area, and wildlife park, comprises of sitting pagoda, picnic point, rock climbing gym, motor sports ranch, bird aviary, festival arena, paintball battlefield, boating area, fishing area, and swimming pool.

Pakistan-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group aim to extend relations

German Ambassador Dr Cyrill Nunn hosted a meeting and dinner for members of the Pakistan-Germany Parliamentary Friendship Group who agreed to strengthen ties between parliaments of both countries and to facilitate bilateral exchange on various issues.

Honorary Consul Generals meeting in Islamabad

The Dean of Diplomatic Corps of Consuls and Consul Generals Mian Habib Ullah convened a meeting of all the Consuls and Consul Generals in Islamabad where members of the Corps suggested that the Diplomatic Corps should actively work for the promotion of commerce, culture, tourism and education.