Islamabad is the capital and the 10th largest city of Pakistan. The city was constructed in 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan’s capital. The population of the city is 1.15 million, according to the census 2011. It has built immense importance in past years due to the current emerging wave of business activities.
However, this wave has captured the attention of the people from different classes like the working class, the business class and the elite class to volley into this metropolitan city to grab the extracted opportunities of the city because of which the number of expatriates coming to Islamabad has increased gigantically, which has certainly boosted Islamabad real Estate. The city has potential to grow as a business ground as well as a tourist land.
The Green City
Islamabad is also named as “The Green City” because of its greenery which makes it look like a bride in green robe. The city is surrounded by hills and mountains, due to which its atmosphere is fresh and sub-tropical. Its famous hills are named as Murree Hills, Nathia Gali, Margala Hills, Daman-e-koh and Pir Suhawa, which are blessed with loads of natural beauty. The famous animals of Pir-Suhawa are monkeys and jackals that can be seen while traveling towards Pir-Suhawa.
Shahdra is a place of Islamabad towards which a large number of locals and tourists are attracted to have a safe and memorable time in the cool clean water of a stream running right away from Murree Hill. The flow of water at Shahdara point is slow and the water level is low, so an open air restaurant has been set up where people can put chairs and tables to have their meal with their feet hanging in the stream.
Islamabad also contains the area where “Gautam Buddha” arrived and he liked the peace and serenity of that place. He stayed there for a while so that place has a religious importance for all the Buddhists. The city contains one of Asia’s finest Islamic universities due to which a large number of expats come to Islamabad to seek religious norms, values and knowledge. The city is also home to “The Shah Faisal mosque”, which is one of the largest mosques of the world.
The Shah Faisal mosque
The mosque was constructed a master piece by a Turkish architect Vedat Talokay. Rawal dam is also an attractive place where the tourists go for boating. Islamabad contains a huge magnetism for tourists and visitors. The city contains a huge chain of hotels, apartments, guest houses, rentals and property for sale to accommodate these expatriates, which is beneficent for Islamabad real estate. The city has cashed on its magnetic natural sites and attractive man made creations.