Islamabad is the Capital of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The city was built between 1960 - 1970 to replace Karachi as the capital. The idea of the national capital of Islamabad was conceived by President Ayub Khan (1907–1974). Karachi had been the capital because it was Pakistan's commercial center, but it was not considered an appropriate administrative center due to many issues and therefore a planned city became a necessaty.
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.
Islamabad is a thriving hub of economic and cultural activities. The city offers beautiful parks and recreational areas, breathtaking scenery and a wide array of architectural wonders that are a unique blend of Islamic architecture with modern vision.
As it is properly planned and well constructed city of the country so it is also grooming in real estate, education, infrastructure, telecom sector, road safety, fashion industry, services industry, IT industry and human resource department. Therefore, life here is very enjoyable.
Government and private sectors departments are giving jobs to youth and educated class of country and thus minimizing joblessness, and poverty in the country and improving the GDP. Islamabad has many various eco-based tourist attractions which include WWF Pakistan activities etc. Some of them are:
- National Monument Islamabad
- Pak-China Friendship Centre
- Shah Faisal Mosque
The climate of Islamabad has a humid subtropical climate, with 5 seasons i.e. spring (March to April), summer (May to June), Rainy Monsoon (July to August), autumn (September to October), and winter (November to February). The hottest month in Islamabad is June, with the average temperature exceeds 38 °C/100.4°F, while the wettest month is July, with heavy shower and evening thunderstorms with cloudburst not be neglected.