by Joshua Brown

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, located within the Islamabad Capital Territory. The city’s estimated population in 2020 was 1,093,000 making it the sixth largest city in Pakistan and one of its two federally administered cities. It serves as a major transport hub between northern and western parts of the country due to its strategic location at an intersection near Rawalpindi on several important roads linking Karachi to Peshawar via Taxila and M1 motorway connecting Lahore with Abbottabad.

The foundations for Islamabad were laid during 1960s when President Ayub Khan appointed Greek architect Constantinos A. Doxiadis to design what would become “a garden-city” modelled after ancient Greece principles such as modernism mixed with traditional Islamic architecture designs; centred around a grand mosque which would later be named Faisal Mosque (named after late King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz) that still stands today as a symbol of national pride and religious tolerance – having been completed by Turkish builders under direction from Vedat Dalokay who took over from Doxiadis work following his death . Construction began shortly thereafter but wasn’t complete until 1985 due primarily economic constraints set upon newly formed nation state since independence 1947 partition British India into separate countries India & Pakistan .

Although predominantly Muslim majority populous , Islamabads diverse culture reflects both religious traditions Hinduism Buddhism Christianity Sikh families living here well those South Asian diaspora communities moved abroad east Africa United Arab Emirates North America Europe Australia Zealand while Pakistani descendants mostly Punjabi Urdu speaking Pashtun Baloch Sindhis Kashmiris settle alongside each other peacefully create unique cosmopolitan environment among citizens visitors alike .

Today , Islamabad remains center government operations international diplomacy hosting numerous foreign diplomatic missions embassies including US Embassy China Japan France Germany Kingdom Saudi Arabia other Middle Eastern European nations ; also where Parliament House National Assembly secretariat Supreme Court main offices various ministries departments located their respective buildings throughout downtown area many 5 star luxury hotels provide accommodation business travelers tourists explore all attractions this fascinating metropolitan has offer ranging shopping centers recreational parks large man made lake nearby mountains Margalla Hills natural beauty outdoor activities like golfing trekking rock climbing etc find multitude cafes restaurants offering wide range cuisines local specialties tantalize palettes every traveler food connoisseur visit there too art galleries cinemas theatres host variety cultural events festivals showing off array talent vibrant culture bustling nightlife energetic atmosphere make sure anyone visiting will never forget experience !

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