Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan located between the upper end of Punjab and lower end of Kashmir bordering Rawalpindi. The city was built in 1960’s as a strategic move to replace Karachi as the capital. The city is primarily divided into eight zones that include administrative areas, diplomatic enclave, residential areas, educational sectors, industrial sectors, commercial areas, and rural and green areas. The city is known for its extensive greenery and presence of several parks and forests.
The recent excavations reveal that the Potohar Plateau (sites including modern Islamabad) is one of the earliest sites of human settlement in Asia.
The archeological remains of Taxila justify the fact of the historic Stone Age endeavors of early man settlement in the inter-glacial period.
The history of modern Islamabad is just few decades old when its master plan was presented and within no time, the city gained immense popularity because of its beauty and ultra modern lifestyle. Today, Islamabad standouts as a symbol of Pakistani dream and is the heart beat of the nation.
The city has no particular cultural cultivation to speak off.
The residents have ultra modern lifestyle as compared to other parts of the country. This is because of its high literacy rate and influence of urban lifestyle in late 80’s. Islamabadi people are known for their sophistication, high collar brought up and lavish lifestyle.
Being the capital and a newborn city, Islamabad is populated with people from all parts of the country.
These settlers along with a large number of foreigners residing in the capital territory combine to make up the people of Islamabad. Islamabad also gets an influx of people from it’s bordering city Rawalpindi. The cites are also referred as “The Twin Cities”. Urdu and English are general modes of communication; however, Potohari is widely spoken in the suburbs.