Islamabad is the fastest growing city in Pakistan in terms of population, economy and urban development.
Settlement in Islamabad began in the 1960s, after becoming the new capital of Pakistan. As the city was newly founded, the growth of the population was slow and, being the seat of the Government of Pakistan, initially only made up of government servants and employees of the federal administration. Since then, there has been a steady growth in the population of the city, which has swelled to somewhere in excess of a million inhabitants. Combining a rich history, the confluence of many a civilization and temperate climates, Islamabad is one of the most beautiful cities in Pakistan. Wide, tree lined streets adorn the various sectors and zones of the city, making it easily accessible and spectacular.
Administratively, the city is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, which is federally controlled, even though the city has historically been a part of the Punjab province; more specifically the Potohar Plateau. A meticulously planned city, Islamabad is the fastest growing city in Pakistan in terms of population, economy and urban development. As this trend continues the city is shedding its reputation as a city without character and is quickly becoming a diverse metropolitan.