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  Islamabad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamabad (Urdu: ‏اسلام آباد, population 810,000) is the capital city of Pakistan, located in the north-east of the country.
It is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, though the area has historically been a part of the crossroads of the Punjab region and the North-West Frontier Province (the Margalla pass being a historic gateway to the North-West Frontier Province, and the Potohar plateau historically a part of the Punjab).
Islamabad's architecture walks a tight-rope between modernity and tradition.The Saudi-Pak Tower is a good example of modern and traditional in one building.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islamabad,_Pakistan   (730 words)

 Pakistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pakistan was an ally of the United States for much of its early history as a modern nation-state, from the 1950s and as a member of CENTO and SEATO.
Pakistan, a developing country, is the sixth most populous in the world and is faced with a number of challenges on the political and economic fronts.
Pakistan's religious demographics were altered by the partition of British India, which led to the fleeing of 7 million Muslims into Pakistan from India and 6 million Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan to India and led to a larger Muslim majority than had previously existed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pakistan   (5437 words)

 PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR BRINKMANSHIP (Yossef Bodansky) January, 1998
Islamabad manages the escalation of the current crisis in accordance with a strategy in which issuing a nuclear ultimatum constitutes the key to Pakistan's ability to unilaterally contain the crisis at the desirable level.
Islamabad is convinced that the mere threat of approaching the nuclear threshold will prevent India from seizing the strategic initiative and military dominance of events, permitting Pakistan to escalate the crisis at will without the fear of meaningful Indian retribution.
Pakistan is thus instigating a major defense challenge to India from the west, ranging from subversion and terrorism, to a major military build-up.
www.freeman.org /m_online/bodansky/pakistan.htm   (6632 words)

 His Highness the Aga Khan Visits Islamabad, Pakistan - March 2002
ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2002 —President General Pervez Musharraf has said a conducive policy framework and support mechanism has been ensured to encourage private investment in the micro finance sector and the private sector and development organisations must take full advantage of these measures to contribute towards real poverty eradication in the country.
He thanked the government of Pakistan for extending full support to the establishment of the Bank and said it is yet another sign of steadfast support and encouragement that the government is giving to the activities of Aga Khan Foundation.
ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2002: President Gen Pervez Musharraf has called upon the international donors and the private sector to help remove poverty by extending adequate grants and loans specially for the establishment of micro-finance banks in the country.
www.amaana.org /agakhan/islamab1.htm   (2247 words)

 CNN.com - Hunt for Pakistan church bombers - March 18, 2002
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A manhunt is under way in Pakistan for suspects in a grenade attack on a church in Islamabad which left at least five people dead and scores of others injured.
Pakistan's health minister identified two of the other victims as a Pakistani national and an Afghan; the fifth victim was not identified.
Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, ordered a manhunt for the attackers and called it an attempt to undermine his effort to crack down on militancy and terrorism.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/south/03/17/pakistan.church   (551 words)

 Pakistan on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pakistan is bordered by India on the east, the Arabian Sea on the south, Iran on the southwest, and Afghanistan on the west and north; in the northeast is the disputed territory (with India) of Kashmir, of which the part occupied by Pakistan borders on China.
Islamabad is the capital and Karachi is the largest city.
Pakistan is composed of four provinces— Baluchistan, North-West Frontier Province, Punjab, and Sind, all of which closely coincide with the historic regions—and two federal territories, one the site of the capital and the other a federally administered grouping known as the Tribal Areas along the central Afghanistan border.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/Pakistan.asp   (547 words)

 PakizOnline.Com :: Pakistan :: Pakistan Cities :: Islamabad
Pakistan's new Capital ISLAMABAD nestles against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills at the northern end of Pothowar Plateau.
Islamabad today is the heart and soul of Pakistan, a city which symbolizes the aspirations of a young and dynamic nation that looks forward to a glorious future
Geography Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent,with Afghanistan and Iran on the west.
www.pakizonline.com /islamabad.htm   (633 words)

 Islamabad travel guide - Wikitravel
Pakistan is a dry state so be discreet and sensitive, and never drink in public.
Although water in Islamabad is generally very clean, but it is mainly gained from mountain water and tube wells and may contain minerals your system is not used to.
Islamabad is relatively safe, compared to other Pakistani cities, or indeed, most capital cities: violent crime is very rare, but use precautions as you would in any other city.
wikitravel.org /en/Islamabad   (2209 words)

 Water Actions - Pakistan - ADB.org
They are among the many Islamabad citizens who have had enough of these pipe problems and are calling upon the government to take action.
Islamabad ’s huge water losses have caused serious water shortages in the city, especially during the summer.
To cope with the shortage, Khan says that the CDA is planning to run pipes from the Tarbela reservoir, 60 kilometers west of Islamabad, for the development of the new sectors in the city.
www.adb.org /water/actions/pak/islamabad-citizens.asp   (843 words)

 Pakistan Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pakistan's demand for natural gas is expected to rise substantially in the next few years, with an increase of roughly 50% by 2006, according to Pakistan's oil and gas ministry.
Pakistan's total power generating capacity has increased rapidly in recent years, due largely to foreign investment, leading to a partial alleviation of the power shortages Pakistan often faces in peak seasons.
With much of the Pakistan's rural areas yet to receive electric power, and less than half of the population connected to the national grid, significant power demand growth is expected in the long term, though in the short term, Pakistan has some excess generation capacity.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/pakistan.html   (3770 words)

 Welcome to Pakistan Link
ISLAMABAD: The government moved a resolution in the National Assembly on Wednesday, condemning the opposition parties’ attitude in the ongoing judicial crisis after an exchange of allegations and...
KINGSTON, Jamaica: Pakistan Ambassador to United States, Mahmud Ali Durrani, who is concurrently accredited to Jamaica, presented his credentials to the Governor General Professor Kenneth Hall, as Pakistan's High Commissioner to Jamaica, at....
ISLAMABAD: International rights groups lambasted Pakistan on Wednesday for trying to throttle media critical of the government’s move to sack the top judge, after a television news channel was....
www.pakistanlink.com   (498 words)

 Pakistan: Islamabad Defends Madrasah Attack - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Rehman says residents of the tribal areas are angry at the government in Islamabad because of the October 30 air strikes on the madrasah.
But in Islamabad, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says it is the radical Islamist militants and their supporters who are lying about the madrasah.
Known officially as "tribal agencies," the region is not under the jurisdiction of Islamabad and has had autonomous status since the country was founded in 1947.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2006/11/f20dcb12-6a2f-4e23-99cf-6414fde4fd80.html   (1334 words)

 PAKISTAN NEWS PAKISTANI NEWS | HavenWorks.com/pakistan capital: Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, formerly: West ...
"The 5.8-magnitude aftershock struck 129 kilometres north of Islamabad, near the epicentre of the first earthquake, and was strong enough to be felt in the capital."...
"Pakistan successfully test-fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the army said in a statement[.]"...
"Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, acknowledged Friday that scientists from his country appeared to have sold nuclear designs to other nations probably "for personal financial gain." He denied that the Pakistan government knew of any sales at the time but vowed that suspects would be dealt with "as antistate elements.""...
www.havenworks.com /world/pakistan   (3987 words)

 Briefing En Route to Islamabad, Pakistan
We have encouraged Afghanistan and Pakistan to work together on this issue, to work trilaterally with us on this issue, and I will have discussions with President Musharraf, also with President Karzai, about how we can jointly take on what's a very difficult and somewhat stubborn problem there.
A part of that process has to be the increasing and continuing democratization of Pakistan and so, yes, we will have those discussions.
And we are fortunate there too that you have a leadership that is committed to putting Pakistan on a course toward moderation rather than a course toward extremism.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2006/68360.htm   (2627 words)

 Information on Islamabad
Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, lies against the backdrop of the Margalla Hills at the northern end of Pothowar Plateau, 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Rawalpindi, the former interim capital.
Islamabad today is the heart of Pakistan, a charming city which perfectly symbolizes the aspirations of a young and dynamic nation that looks forward to a glorious future for its people, a city which accepts modern ideas but at the same time recognizes and cherishes its traditional values and its past history.
Lahore, or the ‘City of Gardens’, is the capital of the province of Punjab, Pakistan.
www.paesionline.com /asia/pakistan/islamabad/introduction.asp   (275 words)

 Travel in Islamabad - Pakistan - Asia - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
Islamabad in contrast to its sister city Rawalpindi is lush green, spacious and peaceful.
Karachi, the capital since Independence in 1947, and Pakistan's largest city and only port, proved unsatisfactory because of its distance from many parts of the country and because of its debilitating climate.
Islamabad on the other hand, offered a healthy climate, plenty of water and a central position on the Grand Trunk Road, close to Punjab and North-West Frontier Province.
www.asiatravelling.net /pakistan/islamabad/islamabad_history.htm   (396 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Bush in Pakistan - seeing is believing
He was answering a question about the possible motives behind the early morning bombing in Karachi that had killed a US diplomat and three others.
But not many in Islamabad are likely to share his enthusiasm.
There is talk of a possible freeze on flights from and to Islamabad on 4 March, the day Mr Bush is expected to spend in Islamabad.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/4768076.stm   (781 words)

 Welcome To Islamabad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, nestles against the Margala Hills, the foothills of the Himalayas in northern Punjab.Technically it is not part of Punjab, but forms its own Capital Authority.
Modern, spacious and carefully planned, Islamabad is a city of wide, tree-lined streets, large houses, elegant public buildings and well organized bazars.
Traffic jams and crowds are rare, and narrow lanes and slums are few and far between.
www.alephinc.net /islamabad/html/profile.htm   (161 words)

 Islamabad, Pakistan at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Islāmābād (اسلاماباد, population 530,000) is the capital city of Pakistan, located in the north-east of the country.
Islamabad is a rather modern and clean city, especially in comparison to other cities in Pakistan.
Islamabad is also home to the Faisal Mosque which is well known for its architecture and immense size.
wiki.tatet.ru /en/Islamabad,_Pakistan.html   (254 words)

 CNN.com - Pakistan puts quake toll at 18,000 - Oct 8, 2005
Pakistan needs transport helicopters able to carry large machinery that can be used to clear debris.
In Islamabad, nearly 24 hours after the quake hit, rescue workers were trying to free as many as 100 people trapped beneath a collapsed apartment building in Islamabad.
Earlier, the breakdown of 1,080 people killed in Pakistan included 520 in North-West Frontier province, 310 in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, and 50 in the Pakistani cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, according to figures from police, the Interior Ministry and local hospitals.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/10/08/quake.pakistan/index.html   (1254 words)

 CNN.com - Pakistan expels Indian diplomats - Jan. 23, 2003
Pakistan has ordered four employees of the Indian High Commission to leave the country -- a move thought to be in response to India's expulsion of Pakistani diplomats on Wednesday.
The three diplomats and one official have been given 48 hours to leave Pakistan after they were accused of conduct unbecoming of a diplomat.
Pakistan has condemned a series of recent Indian missile tests, accusing New Delhi of trying to start an arms race in the South Asian region.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/asiapcf/south/01/23/pakistan.india   (362 words)

 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 506   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Pakistan cricket authorities are keen to involve the touring England team in fund-raising activities to help the earthquake victims in the north of the country.
However, a senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ruled out any chance of England visiting areas devastated by the Oct. 8 disaster that killed 53,000 people and left about three million in need of food and shelter.
Islamabad and other northern areas have suffered frequent aftershocks since the earthquake.
www.thedailystar.net /2005/10/27/d51027041542.htm   (201 words)

 Metroblogging Islamabad
Islamabad these days seems to be in the center of everything, none of it is much positive though.
Tensions resurfaced in Islamabad Monday when the religious students of Lal-Masjid and others took to the streets after a military helicopter performed a low-level flight over the seminary in the early morning.
Islamabad is gradually seeing more food chains and more outlets to cater to the demands of residents.
islamabad.metblogs.com   (1335 words)

 islamabad :: Pakistan Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Description: PMI Pakistan Islamabad Chapter is the first chartered chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) in Pakistan.
Islamabad Chapter is also a Registered Education Provider (REP) of PMI, USA and conducts a number of PMI courses throughout the year.
Currently, its headquarters in Islamabad are more focused towards establishing it into a quality software house and is handling a number of international projects.
www.iaqi.com /pakistan/islamabad.html   (819 words)

 The Daily Star - Politics - Pakistan may provide parts for UN IAEA inquiry
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan may send centrifuge parts for tests by the UN's atomic agency to help establish whether Iran has been secretly developing nuclear weapons, military ruler President Pervez Musharraf said.
Islamabad had earlier refused to let the agency carry out the analysis on Pakistani soil because it did not allow foreigners to visit its "sensitive facilities," Jilani said.
Islamabad insists that the government was not involved in Khan's activities, and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said during a visit to Islamabad last week that the government of Pakistan was cooperating in the investigation.
www.dailystar.com.lb /article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=13745   (717 words)

 Pakistan - Country Profile
The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved.
A third war between these countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan seceding and becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh.
Discover Pakistan: Pakistan's main attractions include cultural and archaeological tourism as found in Taxila, Moenjodaro, Harrappa, and early Muslim and Mughal heritage at Multan, Lahore, Thatta, Peshawar and Swat.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/pakistan.htm   (688 words)

 Pakistan News PakTribune.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ISLAMABAD, December 25 (Online): Former Prime Minister Ch Shujaat Hussain and Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Muhammad Ejaz ul Haq have said that principle decision on revival of religion column in the computerized passports has been taken, which would be implemented after review of the technical aspects of the matter.
Secretary General Pakistan Mushahid Hussein Syed, High Commissioner of Canada in Pakistan and parliamentary secretary of minority affairs Mushtaq Victor also addressed on this occasion.
He asserted that Pakistan is an Islamic ideological state and it was founded on two-nation theory.
www.paktribune.com /news/index.php?id=88072   (1193 words)

 Welcome to Pakistan Link
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan Saturday said that if any candidate returned from reserved seats for women and non-Muslims in the National Assembly or a Provincial Assembly decides to resign, he may do so by tendering resignation in writing.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Saturday expressed its displeasure over the decision of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in which they refused to allow membership of Pakistan to Commonwealth till transfer of power.
ISLAMABAD: President General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday approved the acquisition of a multi-disciplinary Oceanographic research vessel for development of maritime functional requirements of various Ministries and agencies and for better utilization of living and non-living marine resources.
www.pakistanlink.com /community   (549 words)

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