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 (ĭs-lä′mə-bäd′, ĭz-lăm′ə-băd′)
The capital of Pakistan, in the northeast part of the country northeast of Rawalpindi. Construction began on the city in 1960, and it replaced Rawalpindi as the capital in 1967.


(Placename) the capital of Pakistan, in the north on the Potwar Plateau: site chosen in 1959; surrounded by the Capital Territory of Islamabad for 909 sq km (351 sq miles). Pop: 770 000 (2005 est)


(ɪsˈlɑ məˌbɑd, -ˈlæm əˌbæd)

the capital of Pakistan, in the N part, near Rawalpindi. 204,364.
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Noun1.Islamabad - the capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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As per information received, as many as eight thousand security personnel including Islamabad police, rangers and Pakistan Army would be deployed in the capital to avert any untoward situation.
Following these directions, during the month of October, Islamabad arrested a total 879 beggars that include 364 men, 205 women, 27 children and 280 teenaged girls.
Discussing the administrative lapses and governance issues in Islamabad, the Minister directed to initiate immediate mapping of Islamabad population to identify high risk areas.
But after Aude picked up a suitcase containing the samples and got to the Islamabad airport, Pakistani customs officials found eight pounds of opium hidden in the sample suitcase's lining.
Extraordinary security precautions have been imposed at Islamabad airport, diplomatic missions in Islamabad and key government installations and checking at entry points to Islamabad have been also strengthened.
Initially ICAC was going to invite local artists from Islamabad to judge this competition.
Chairperson: Khadija Haq President, Mahbub ul Haq Human Development, Centre, Islamabad.
PM directed that railway station of international standard be set up near Rose and Jasmin garden Abpara Islamabad.
It was stated by IGP Islamabad while speaking at the concluding ceremony of Police Summer Camp School here Sunday.
He said lot of traffic rush was witnessed daily at Islamabad Expressway due to which truckers and other commuters were facing lot of problems and called upon the CDA to develop this Expressway into a 10 lane road from Zero Point Islamabad up to Rawat with signal free facility.
Zainul ABEDIN, National Fertilizer Development Centre, Planning & Development Division, Islamabad.
The court has also ordered to allocate 20 per cent quota to local citizens in the recruitment process of Islamabad Police.