Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some Prominent Places in Islamabad


Islamabad is a newly built city and holds the distinction to be a tourist city because of its natural beauty and greenery. Secondly, it is the first planed city of Pakistan. There are numerous worth seeing places in Islamabad and in Pakistan. Islamabad being the worth seeing city hold numerous places to visit. There are also state of the art facilities in Islamabad. Islamabad is a newly constructed city as compared to the other cities like Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and other major cities of Pakistan. However, it is rich in beauty and attracts the foreign and nationwide tourists with some monumental places like

- Shah Faisal Mosque
- Daman-E-Koh
- Golra Sharif
- Bari Maam
- Jinnah Sports Complex
- Liaquat Gymnasium
- Margalla Cricket Ground
- Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
- Islamabad Club Golf Course
- Yachting Facility At Rawal Lake
- Islamabad Club Tennis Courts
- Pakistan Museum
- Islamabad Museum
- Lok Virsa
- Margalla Hills
- Islamabad Zoo
- Shaker Parrian
- Rawal Lake
- Lotus Lake
- Murree Hills
- Khanpur Dam Lake
- Simli Dam Lake

Islamabad being the worth seeing city hold numerous places to visit. There are also state of the art facilities in Islamabad. Islamabad is also the capital of Pakistan, which holds some state, and private sectors organizations, these organizations are providing services to the customers. Secondly Islamabad is rich in beauty and landscapes

Friday, August 28, 2009

Genius Pakistani Boy Sets A-Levels World Record


Ali Moeen Nawazish - An 18-year old wiz-kid from ISLAMABAD ROOTS EDUCATION SYSTEM, wanted to get into Cambridge, so he sat in seven A-Levels exams in just one year - and secured 22 A-grades, one B grade and one C! The Urdu, English and Punjabi speaking boy-wonder is due to win another place - in the Guinness Book of Records. His Cambridge dream came true four months ago when he embarked on a computer science degree course at Trinity Hall. Ali also achieved a top score in the U.S. admissions test and was accepted by most Ivy League institutions, including Harvard and Yale. Sitting seven A-levels might easily have done the trick, even though he had started to study some of the subjects only three days before the exam. But he was determined to get some good grades. So he sat another three, and three more. Then another nine! Just in case, he took a couple of AS levels along the way. When he filled out his university application forms at home in Rawalpindi there was barely enough space to list his qualifications. Ali finished all the exams within 12 months at Rawalpindi's Roots College International. His entry was organized through accredited boards Ed-Excel and Cambridge International Examinations. Apart from core science subjects he is almost entirely self taught. He studied for up to 12 hours a day, using energy drinks to help concentrate. He said: 'Then one day it all clicked. I needed to prove to myself, and to others, that I could do it.' At O-level - still an internationally recognized qualification - he got nine A grades.

Pakistan SMS Usage Growth Highest in Asia Pacific


Islamabad today: In addition to being 4th heaviest user country of SMS, yapping Pakistanis have taken an unusual lead in telecommunication: the largest text messaging growth in Asia Pacific. With Pakistan's 763 million messages sent during the "festive seasons", the top five countries with the highest SMS traffic processed over the festive season were the Philippines, again leading the ranking with 2.36 billion messages, closely followed by Indonesia (1.193 billion), Malaysia (1.075 billion) and Pakistan (763 million). In terms of year-on-year growth, Pakistan SMS Text traffic volume grew by 253 percent compared to last year during the same period. Other markets that experienced high messaging growth include Philippines (65 percent), Australia (57 percent), Indonesia (27 percent) and Malaysia (13 percent). "MMS traffic is bound to increase as consumers become increasingly savvy in interacting with their personal blog sites and applications such as Facebook".

Food Streets Springing Up in Islamabad


Food streets have become a part of the social culture in metropolitan cities and provide middle class families opportunities to socialise. These new food bazaars offer a variety of traditional and continental dishes at one place at affordable prices besides providing a chance for formal and informal meetings. Going to a food street has become a social norm.

Hot Chappal Kabab from NWFP, mouth-watering Paye from Punjab, delicious Saji from Balochistan and the incomparable Aab Gosht from Kashmir are just some of the food items that are drawing scores of eaters to the Food Park in Islamabad. Offering scrumptious food from all over Pakistan in one single place is a sure recipe for success. Indeed, the constant rush at the Food Park is proof of this.

Cookery in Pakistan has always had a regional touch - each province offers a unique cuisine. Cultural difference, religious precepts, local traditions and even aesthetic preferences have contributed in the evolution of cuisine in different regions of the country…

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Margalla Hills of Islamabad


The Margalla Hills are a series of hills located north of Islamabad, Pakistan. The Margalla hills in Islamabad are tremendous for hiking point of view for the people of Islamabad and visitors of Islamabad city. The best season to hike is the mild winter months when there is less rain and the days are extremely pleasant. Margalla hills are home to various species of wild life including exotic birds and other animals like monkeys, rare leopards. Popular places of picnic at Margalla hills like Daman-e-Koh (centre of mountain), Pir Sohawa, Loh-i-Dandi etc. These spots of Margallah Hills are the best for walk, hiking, cycling, camping and picnic. People of twin cities (Rawalpindi/ Islamabad) are rush to the Margalla Hills to beat the heat in the summer season. Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa have been developed to facilitate tourists in better way. Only ten minutes drive from Islamabad to reach Daman-e-Koh and thirty minutes to reach Pir Sohawa which is the top of the Margalla Hills. If you visit the Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa, you must enjoy the tremendous view of Islamabad city especially in evening.

Interesting places for the picnic point of view are:

Daman-e-Koh
Pir Sohawa
Loh-i-Dandi

An Review of Islamabad


Islamabad is modern and well organized city of Pakistan. Total Islamabad area is about 906 squire kilometers. Climate of Islamabad areas is very pleasant which appeals to the people of other cities of Pakistan and tourists from all over the world. Mountain areas of Islamabad are at north where the series of Margalla hills gives the tremendous view. Islamabad is divided in the sectors and each sector has their own shopping area and children park. There are many famous shopping areas in Islamabad like Jinnah Super, Aabpara, Melody, Peshawar More, Karachi Company and other. There are many parks in Islamabad and parks occupied a lot of area of Islamabad. The city of Islamabad is divided into eight basic areas or zones Administrative, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational area, industrial area, commercial areas, rural area and green areas. Each sector has its own shopping area and public park Residential areas of Islamabad where the employees of the Islamabad living. Blue area in Islamabad is famous as the commercial area where the offices of the national and multinational companies situated. Blue area, Super Market, Jinnah Super Market, Aabpara are the main commercial areas of Islamabad.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Some Details about Islamabad

Islamabad is beautiful. It is a region-wide symbol of progress, innovation and architectural marvel.

Settlement in Islamabad, the new capital after Karachi, began in the 1960s. As the city was newly founded, the growth of the population was slow. Being the seat of the Government of Pakistan, initially government servants and employees of the federal administration settled here. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the population of the city, which has swelled to somewhere in excess of a million inhabitants. The reason: at the moment, the capital city is the fastest growing urban settlement in the country. There is an increased interest in the city from The President and The Prime Minister, as well as a renewed drive from foreign investors to invest in the city. This has caused a growth in the economy, produced employment at all levels and ensured development. Owing to all these factors, Islamabad is now becoming a lively and bustling metropolis, full of vibrancy Combining a rich history, the confluence of many a civilization and temperate climate, Islamabad - the capital city of Pakistan, is one of the most beautiful cities in the South Asian region. Wide, tree-lined streets adorn the various sectors and zones of the city, making it accessible and spectacular. Administratively, the city is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, which is federally controlled, even though historically Islamabad has been a part of the Punjab province; more specifically the Potohar Plateau. A meticulously planned city by renowned town planners Doxiadis Associates, Islamabad is the fastest growing city in terms of population, economy and urban development. As this trend continues, the city is shedding its reputation as a city without character, and is fast becoming truly metropolitan.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Budget Hotels

Dreamland Motel

Dreamland Motel is situated in the lap of Islamabad, the gateway to Himalayas, also known as “The Land of Majestic Mountains”.

Dreamland is the place where you can take a break before starting your quest to explore the Gandhara or start an adventurous hike in the Himalayas

Dreamland motel has the ultimate facilities to accommodate its guests with traditional hospitality and 4-Star facilities. Its Endeavour is to provide every guest with the best of services, from the time they step into the motel until the moment they leave.

The Hunza Embassy Lodge

The Hunza Embassy Lodge is a chain of hotels by Hunza Businesses. They understand their customers' needs and cater to their comfort. The Lodge is equipped with modern amenities, in a peaceful environment.

Best of all, they offer their valuable customers quality service at affordable rates.

New Cape Grace

New Cape Grace guest house is ideally located in the heart of Islamabad. It is only a five minutes' drive from Super Market and Blue Area of Islamabad.

Hotel Pak Continental

Hotel Pak Continental offers deluxe hotel facilities especially for the business traveler. The hotel operates hotel in capital city of Pakistan, and is in close proximity to the airport, and leading resort areas in Islamabad.

In addition to state-of-the-art technology, Hotel Pak Continental offers exceptional food and beverage facilities, pleasing surroundings, and 24-hour personalized service.

The Pak Continental Hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service including travel desk facilities and provides hotel links to all major international cities having membership of Leading Hotels of the World consortium.

Hotel Capital

Hotel Capital is situated in a central and most convenient location, right in the heart of Islamabad in Sector G-7/4.

About 15 minutes' drive from Islamabad international airport and five minutes' drive from Aabpara Market and Blue Area, which are main commercial and business centers of Islamabad.

Capital Hotel has luxurious facilities like central air conditioning, Color T.V & Mini Fridge, Main Dining Hall, Banquet hall for 350 people. Mini Conference rooms, Airlines offices are very close to the hotel, Telephone facility in each room, Spacious lobby with luxurious furniture and car parking.

Jasmine Lodge

Jasmine lodge has all luxurious facilities and all rooms are fully furnished. It is located in a very peaceful & green area and invites guests to relax in the presence of nature.

Jasmine Lodge II

Jasmine Lodge - 2 is ideally located in the heart of Islamabad. It is only five minutes' drive from Super Market and 30 minutes' drive from Islamabad International Airport.

Jasmine Lodge - 2 is fully equipped with all the facilities of a luxurious guest house.

Four Seasons Hotel

he Four Seasons Hotel came into operation in October 2004 with 20 rooms. It is situated in the Main Blue area, which is very near all Government offices, Shopping centers and Foreign embassies. It can be compared to a small luxury hotel, and every room is fully furnished.

Four Seasons Hotel has elegant banquet / conference halls, the famous Dragon City Chinese Restaurant (Chinese, Thai, Pakistani and Continental cuisine), as well as providing out door catering are the part of hotel operations.

Four Seasons Hotel provides many facilities for the comfort of its guests. Hotel features include: All executive rooms are equipped with facilities like: - Non-smoking rooms are available on request - All rooms are air-conditioned with attached bathroom - Color T.V & In House Movies, International dialing facility - Round the clock service - Wireless Internet (DSL)

Mid Range Hotels

Envoy Continental

Located in heart of the city in Blue area, Envoy Continental Hotel is well known for its central location and close proximity to the main shopping and business districts. The hotel offers 60 spacious and well-equipped rooms and is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere. The hotel is about a 20 minutes drive from Islamabad International Airport.

Envoy Continental Hotel offers a full variety of distinct services and amenities to meet your needs as you travel on business or leisure.


Best Western Hotel

Best Western Hotel Islamabad is affiliated with Best Western Inc., USA, "the World's largest Hotel chain" with over 4000 Hotels in over 80 countries.

Best Western Hotel Islamabad, a door opener to the oldest seat of Gandhara, has latest facilities to provide ultimate comfort by combining the traditional hospitality of the East, with the most modern facilities and comforts. For your ultimate fitness, it has a newly built Health Club equipped with computerized exercise machines, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam bath. Also sport lovers find a host of activities for their amusement.

Special arrangements can be made to provide the following facilities: Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Horse-back riding, and Boating/Fishing in the nearby scenic Rawal Lake.

Best Western provides a lot of facilities to its guests and makes them feel comfortable while staying here. An exclusive restaurant, open 24 hours a day, offering a pleasurable dining experience, where you can enjoy elaborate Breakfast, Lunch, Hi-Tea and Dinner Buffet along with the Ala-Carte meals, to suit your taste and appetite, in an elegant atmosphere. Ream Bar B-Que Restaurant with elegant decor, offers succulent and juicy barbecue favorites of your choice.


Hotel Crown Plaza

Located in the city's bustling business district, in the heart of Islamabad, the distinctive Hotel Crown Plaza welcomes both business and leisure travelers.

As you will see from the moment you arrive, our hotel offers striking views of the Margalla Hills as well as the natural beauty of Islamabad. Guest rooms combine classic luxury with contemporary business tools and a level of service that's a step beyond the rest.

Hotel Crown Plaza provides a professional meeting service, offering you the conference organizer unique benefits with the most modern conference and sophisticated wide range of audio visual equipments to ensure all aspects of your meeting go as planned. The moment you decide on Hotel Crown Plaza's conference system you can begin to rest.


Hotel Margalla

Ideal for corporate travelers, the rooms are fully equipped with additional phone lines and a lounge chair. All rooms have data ports for internet connections.

Indulge in the sumptuous cuisine that offers a variety of hot and spicy Pakistani to Continental and Chinese. The Ballrooms are embellished in such a manner that it will make your celebration majestic. The serene location of the Hotel Margalla offers a refreshing break from routine work.


Best Hotels in Islamabad

Top End Hotels

Pearl Continental Hotel, Bhurban Muree

Perched on a cliff in the northern part of Pakistan, overlooking the panoramic expanse of Kashmir valley, the hotel is renowned for

its outstanding facilities and services. Often praised as the best resort in the region, it is only an hour's drive from the main city of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.

Pearl Continental Hotel Bhurban Murree caters to every need of the business or leisure traveler. The concierge helps in arranging a wide range of activities from golf to hiking as well as indoor and outdoor games, guaranteeing a relaxing and hassle free stay. Spacious landscaped gardens, surrounding the hotel at an altitude of 6200ft, invite you to relax and enjoy nature.

The guests have access to all kinds of services and facilities so as to make their stay not only comfortable, but also a memorable one. The services like Currency Exchange, Concierge, Car Rental, Beauty Salon, Laundry & Valet, Round the clock room service, Airport pick & drop service, Shopping arcade, Beauty Therapy are available to our valued guests.

The only hotel and resort in the country having a helipad, with landing and parking facility for up to 20-seat helicopter.

It is also used for other activities like theme lunches, dinners and festivals. We have 6 tracks Bowling Alley with Gaming Arcade. It also arranges gaming tournaments for the guests' entertainment. The most magnificent golf course borders the hotel perimeter, one of the highest in the world, offers 9 hole golf course in lush green surroundings.

Hotel offers excellent golf packages for individuals as well as for groups. It has 2 snooker and 2 billiard tables and a counter to serve light snacks with hot/cold beverages.


Marriot Hotel


The posh and serence Marriott Islamabad is a 5-star hotel located at the foot steps of the Margalla Hills. The hotel is close to Rawal Lake, the town centre, foreign missions, and government offices. The warm and friendly atmosphere of this Hotel is complemented by the array of services on offer. Choice of smoking and non-smoking rooms, suites and executive level rooms equipped with modem ports.

The guests have access to all kinds of services and facilities so as to make their stay, not only comfortable, but also a memorable one. Room service server you in the warmth and comfort of your own room, and offer a varied menu depending on the time of the day. Tastefully refurbished, our Conference and Banquet facilities can cater from small meetings, to Royal banquets of 650 to 1500 people, in our Halls and the vast Eastern and Western lush green gardens.


Pearl Continental Hotel, Rawalpindi


The Pearl Continental Hotel is a 5-star hotel, situated in heart of Rawalpindi. The Pearl Continental offers 193 Standard, Executive rooms and junior, Deluxe and Presidential Suites just 15-20 minutes drive from the Islamabad International Airport. The Hotels close to the most famous shopping area of Saddar and is 35 minutes drive from the capital city of Islamabad

The guests have access to all kinds of services and facilities so as to make their stay, not only comfortable, but also a memorable one. Room service server you in the warmth and comfort of your own room, and offer a varied menu depending on the time of the day. Tastefully refurbished, our Conference and Banquet facilities can cater from small meetings, to Royal banquets of 650 to 1500 people, in our Halls and the vast Eastern and Western lush green gardens.



Saturday, August 15, 2009

Celeberation after winning the T20 Worldcup in Islamabad

Future of Islamabad, "World Trade Center Islamabad"

My Beautifull City to Watch

videoIslamabad is a place to visit for everyone once in a life becoz of its beauti, Its landscape, Its People, Its Greenary, Its Beautiful and very calm Parks. So what are you thinking just book your ticket and get ready to see Islamabad the Capital of Pakistan.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Independance special "14th August in Islamabad"



JASHAN-E-AZADI MUBARIK

The beautiful lightings on 14th August at Islamabad














Friday, August 7, 2009

Shah Faisal Masjid, Islamabad



Shah Faisal Mosque is superbly located at the end of Shaharah-e-Islamabad, against the backdrop of the picturesque Margalla Hills. This beautiful mosque was designed by the Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay.The mosque is dedicated to the memory of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia who graciously financed the cost of the project as a gift to the people of Pakistan. One of the biggest mosque in the world, it holds about 15,000 people inside, and another 85,000 in the courtyard. It is spread over 1,89,705-sq. meters with 88 meter high minarets and 40 meter high main prayer hall. The majestic white building comprises four 88m (288ft) minarets and a desert tent-like structure, which is the main prayer chamber. The central 'tent' is faced in white marble and decorated inside with mosaics and a huge spectacular chandelier.The complex also houses the Islamic Research Centre, library, museum, lecture hall, cafeteria and the offices of the faculty of the Islamic University. Visitors to the mosque must leave their shoes at the door and they must be dressed appropriately in clothes which cover their body except for the hands and the head for men. Women should wear a scarf that covers their hair.

Islamabad Nightlife




"The Bassment" was previously known as "Muddys". It is located in The Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. Girls n guys of higher upper class and elites could also be found here dancing n enjoying. On new year's eve however special arrangements are made by hotel and security is very strict. So you might be investigated by security personel before you enter the disco. You can also expect refusal to entry.For hotel residents, Rs.600 ( $11 appox) is entery fee per couple. For others its Rs. 1,000 ( $18 appox) per couple. On special events like New Year, higher rates could be expected.

Islamabad's nights are also beautiful like its days. Fountains with colorful lights give superb view. On special national and religious events all main buildings and markets are beautifully illuminated. And at that time the views are simply out of this world. You would really love to walk all night outside enjoying this beautiful city and its surroundings.

Islamabad The Beautiful

Islamabad is beautiful. It is a region-wide symbol of progress, innovation and architectural marvel.
Settlement in Islamabad, the new capital after Karachi, began in the 1960s. As the city was newly founded, the growth of the population was slow. Being the seat of the Government of Pakistan, initially government servants and employees of the federal administration settled here. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the population of the city, which has swelled to somewhere in excess of a million inhabitants. The reason: at the moment, the capital city is the fastest growing urban settlement in the country. There is an increased interest in the city from The President and The Prime Minister, as well as a renewed drive from foreign investors to invest in the city. This has caused a growth in the economy, produced employment at all levels and ensured development. Owing to all these factors, Islamabad is now becoming a lively and bustling metropolis, full of vibrancy.


Combining a rich history, the confluence of many a civilization and temperate climate, Islamabad - the capital city of Pakistan, is one of the most beautiful cities in the South Asian region. Wide, tree-lined streets adorn the various sectors and zones of the city, making it accessible and spectacular. Administratively, the city is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, which is federally controlled, even though historically Islamabad has been a part of the Punjab province; more specifically the Potohar Plateau. A meticulously planned city by renowned town planners Doxiadis Associates, Islamabad is the fastest growing city in terms of population, economy and urban development. As this trend continues, the city is shedding its reputation as a city without character, and is fast becoming truly metropolitan.