The capital city of The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is Islamabad. The city is known for its natural beauty, clean air and view of the Margalla mountain range. This city was chosen to be the capital city after Karachi because of its ideal location.
Although the city is not as big as Lahore or Karachi, it is as special and unique in its own ways. The city is the hub of major industries headquarters, such as telecommunications and real estate companies. Well reputed telecommunication companies such as Telenor, Ufone and Jazz have set up their headquarters in the capital city.
Islamabad is also well known for activities for hiking enthusiasts. Whether a beginner or an expert, anybody can enjoy a good hike or running session around the city. There are numerous hiking tracks, all filled diverse routes and difficulty levels, allowing any type of person to experience nature at its best.
One of the most prominent landmarks of Islamabad is Faisal Mosque. The mosque is a symbol of bilateral relations between Saudia Arabia and Pakistan. It was built by King Faisal. The design of the mosque is inspired by a Bedouin tent, reflecting upon Saudi culture. The unconventional design by Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay was selected after an international competition. The mosque is white in colour and displays elegance through the large chandelier placed inside the prayer area matched with red coloured carpets for worshippers. It is the fourth largest mosque in the world.
Islamabad has proven itself to be more than a capital city; it has set an example for other cities through demonstrating sound principles in keeping the city green and clean. It is the second most beautiful capital city in the world. It serves as an excellent destination for tourism as tourists can easily visit other landmarks such as Murree which is near the city.