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Definition of the noun Islamabad

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noun - plural: -

  1. the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959

Place

Islamabad is the national capital city of Pakistan located within the Islamabad Capital Territory. According to a 2012 estimate by the Census Department, the population of Islamabad including its surrounding territory has increased to 2 million and together with its neighbouring twin city of Rawalpindi, the greater Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area is the third largest conurbation in Pakistan with a population of over 4.5 million inhabitants. Since its foundation, Islamabad has attracted people from all over Pakistan, making it one of the most cosmopolitan and urbanised cities of Pakistan. As the national capital, Islamabad is the seat of the Government of Pakistan; the Presidential Palace is located here. Islamabad is also home to the Pakistan Monument, which is one of the two national monuments of Pakistan. Islamabad hosts a large number of foreign diplomats, politicians and government employees.

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Google previewLooking for Trouble (2010)

Adventures in a Broken World by Ralph Peters

Islamabad is a geometrically plotted concentration of ostentatious mansions as unbalanced in design as they are in morality. The air is not as pestilential as in Pakistan's other cities and the cool, lovely Murree Hills rise just to the north, with the ...

Google previewBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1875)

Islamabad is a fine name, and the town which it denotes is the terminus of the navigation of the upper Jhelam. Boats do not go quite up to it, but within two or three miles of it, and there ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh monthly magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine [afterw.] Blackwood's magazine (1875)

Islamabad is a fine name, and the town which it denotes is the terminus of the navigation of the upper Jhelam. Boats do not go quite up to it, but within two or three miles of it, and there ...

Google previewThe Living Age (1875)

Islamabad is a fine name, and the town which it denotes is the terminus of the navigation of the upper Jhelam. Boats do not go quite up ...

Google previewI Survived Traveling and Living in the Middle East for Five Years

Islamabad is a new capital, built on a specially selected site near the older cantonment town of Rawalpindi. It consists primarily of government offices, foreign diplomatic missions, and residential areas for senior government servants and ...

Google previewGlobal Memoryscapes (2011)

Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age by Kendall R. Phillips, G. Mitchell Reyes

Islamabad is a city of wide boulevards and tree-lined roads. At night, speeding through the deserted streets, there was little to see.We arrived, exhausted, at our hotel at 3:00 in the morning after a twelve-hour flight delay. But this did not seem ...

Google previewAcross the Wagah (2004)

An Indian's Sojourn in Pakistan by Maneesha Tikekar

Islamabad is a modern and well planned city with wide tree- lined streets, large houses and well organised ...

Google previewU.S. Geological Survey Bulletin (2007)

Islamabad is a planned city in a beautiful setting at the foot of the mountains immediately north of Rawalpindi, constructed to serve as capital of the newly independent country of Pakistan. Construction began in the early 1960's, following ...

Google previewBradshaw's Through Routes to the Capitals of the World and Overland Guide to India, Persia, and the Far East (1903)

A Handbook of Indian, Colonial and Foreign Travel

Islamabad is an interesting town, further up the Jhelum, noted for sulphureous springs. Five miles north are the ruins of Martand, the chief portion of which is a huge temple, of Aryan or Bactrian architecture dating from 3rd or 4th century a.d. ...

Google previewDictionary (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

Islamabad: National Institute of Pakistan Studies and Summer Institute of Linguistics. (Studies in Languages of Northern Pakistan 1). A sketch of Kalam Kohistani grammar. Islamabad: National Institute of Pakistan Studies and Summer Institute ...

Google previewA Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani (2005)

by Claus Peter Zoller

Islamabad: National Institute of Pakistan Studies and Summer Institute of Linguistics. (Studies in Languages of Northern Pakistan 1). 1999a Asketch ofKalam Kohistani grammar. Islamabad: National Institute of Pakistan Studies and Summer ...

Google previewBorder Disputes: A Global Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2015)

A Global Encyclopedia by Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly

Islamabad accused Afghanistan of providing assistance to the Baluch resistance ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Terrorism [2 volumes] (2012)

by Peter Chalk

Islamabad banned the organization on August 25, 2008, in addition to freezing its assets and bank accounts and barring...

Google previewThe World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre (2001)

Asia/Pacific by Don Rubin, Chua Soo Pong, Ravi Chaturvedi

In Rawalpindi, the major theatre space is the Liaqat Hall which seats 900 while in Islamabad two cinemas are used for dramatic performances, one seating 500 and the other 300. As there is no purpose-built theatre auditorium in Karachi, most ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Afghan Wars, Revolutions, and Insurgencies (2005)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

ISLAMABAD ACCORD. Signed by eight mujahedin leaders on March 7, 1993, in Islamabad, Pakistan, as an attempt to restore peace in the ongoing civil war. It provided for a government headed by President Burhanuddin Rabbani and Prime ...

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Small photo of ISLAMABAD - JULY 16: Faisal Mosque on July 16, 2011 in Islamabad. It is the largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and named after late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia who financed the project.Small photo of ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - MARCH 14, 2013: View of Faisal Mosque in Islamabad on a cloudy day.Small photo of Pakistan, Karakorum Highway, Road from Islamabad to Skardu, June 2015 - Restaurant placed by the mountain riverSmall photo of Map of Pakistan with pin set on Islamabad.Small photo of Pakistan, Karakorum Highway, Road from Islamabad to Skardu, June 2015 - Restaurant placed by the mountain riverSmall photo of Pakistan, Karakorum Highway, Road from Islamabad to Skardu, June 2015 - Pakistani colorful truckSmall photo of The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad. More...

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