5 Reasons Islamabad is a Great City to Live in!

Islamabad is a lush green city with a population just below 1.9 million people. Based on what it has to offer, we believe that Islamabad is a great city to live in. Here we have compiled just five of the many reasons why. 

  1. Infrastructure and Planning

Islamabad was constructed around 1960 as the capital city. Being relatively new it is the best possible place to settle if you prefer a modern and well-planned city. This is also your best option if you want to escape heavy traffic jams and alive in a region that is free of noise pollution. Being the only planned city in Pakistan, the whole infrastructure of the city is organised in a way that ensures that you won’t have to get stuck in traffic for hours. The city’s sectors are organised systematically, with each sector possessing its own markaz, or commercial centre, set well apart from the residential areas. One does not have to rely on Google Maps or other navigation systems to find their way about, due to the well-placed signboards at almost every traffic intersection and the general methodical arrangement of all sectors. 

  1. Green Location

Are you a nature lover who prefers a peaceful environment, loads of greenery and beautiful landscapes? Then Islamabad is your dream city! Situated at the foothills of Margalla, Islamabad is known across the globe for its exceptional natural beauty, lush green landscapes and hiking tracks. A well-constructed road winds around the Margalla Hills in Islamabad, leading to scenic places like Daman-e-Koh and Pir Sohawa. Additionally, the city – already interspersed with green belts and plentiful trees – is dotted with numerous parks and gardens open to the public. Among the more famous ones, the Fatima Jinnah Park covers an entire sector, while Shakarparian Park is where most of the ceremonial tree plantations take place. The relatively new Lakeview Park offers a pleasing view of the Rawal Lake, and is a favourite picnic spot. For those interested in flower gardens, the Rose and Jasmine Garden not only boasts over 250 different kinds of roses and jasmine but also hosts annual flower shows.

  1. Security and Safety

As Islamabad is the seat of government in Pakistan, the city by default is a focal point of excellent security and law and order facilities. The capital’s physical size (around 906 sq km) makes it easier to monitor and regulate safety for citizens and tourists alike.The city is continuously monitored by surveillance cameras and the police force. Moreover, according to ‘The News’, Islamabad is the safest city in the country. With the presence of military headquarters in such close proximity to the city, you can go out at any time of the day without feeling unsafe. There is hardly any need to think twice before venturing out for a midnight stroll or driving on even the quietest roads.

  1. Transportation

A good transportation facility is essential for everyone, especially for the people who have to go to educational institutes and offices daily. Luckily, Islamabad is blessed with good transport facilities. You can travel by metro bus service that has stations at almost all public spots including hospitals, markets, and universities. You can also avail services of ride-hailing services like Careem, Uber vice versa. (Can we add A line about islamabad having less of a traffic congestion problem when compared to rest of the cities)

  1. Some of the Best Healthcare Facilities

Islamabad has a good number of private and public clinics and hospitals. All these hospitals are providing exceptional medical care facilities to the masses, that too at an affordable price. Hospitals in Islamabad include PIMS, Shifa International Hospital, Kulsoom Hospital, and vice versa. On the other hand, you are at an accessible distance to hospitals in Rawalpindi including Benazir Bhutto Hospital, CMH, and MH and vice versa. Apart from providing basic medical services, these hospitals and clinics are also providing other services such as surgeries, medical workshops, and educational drives vice versa to the people.

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