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  • Margalla Hills — where Islamabad comes together

    With its wide, manicured roads, high-rise buildings, shopping malls and recreational spots, Islamabad would be largely indistinguishable from any other modern capital city, if not for the Margallas, and the roads and trails that zigzag up the hills...

    Daman-i-Koh is a point on the Margalla Hills where wildlife, villages and the modern city meet...

  • Pilot phase of 'Road to Makkah' project to kick off this week in Islamabad

    A team from Saudi Arabia arrived in Islamabad on Monday to begin the process for the provision of immigration facilities to Pakistani pilgrims under the Road to Makkah project, Radio Pakistan reported...

    The equipment required for immigration clearance has been installed in the Islamabad Airport's departure lounge and 10 special counters have been set up where the Saudi team, along with Pakistani authorities, will carry out the...

  • Diplomats trek in Margalla Hills

    Dozens of diplomats and Serena Hotels staff trekked up the Margalla Hills on Saturday, this time taking Trail Six from Faisal Mosque to the plateau overlooking Talhar village...

    “After long days at work, and good food at dinners and receptions, it is good to exercise, especially in the beautiful surroundings of Islamabad when autumn is coming,” she said...

  • Regional colours celebrated at Margalla Festival

    ISLAMABAD: The ongoing annual Margalla Festival 2015, at the Arts and Crafts Village, is attracting a large number of visitors from the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad...

    He expressed hope that CDA Margalla Festival will be the mega event of the year and attract over 200,000 visitorsThe festival includes a number of stalls, performances, cultural dresses fashion show, games, heavy bike show, pet show, cooking competition,...

  • Salt Range, Margalla Hills protect capital from heatwaves

    ISLAMABAD: As a strong heat wave continues to take its toll on the Indian plains, Pakistan is not under any immediate threat from the scorching sun, possibly because of the constant inflow of cool winds from Europe and Central Asia...

    But Islamabad and the Potohar region are said to be impervious to weather systems that arrive from the east, which bodes well for the cities and towns around the capital...

  • Fire erupts in Margalla Hills

    ISLAMABAD: The first major fire of the season erupted in the Margalla Hills on Monday...

    The fire that started in the afternoon engulfed almost over three acres and was extinguished by the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) staff late in the evening...

  • ‘Margalla Hills threatened by human intervention’

    ISLAMABAD: A large number of children and youngsters on Saturday held a hike at the Margalla Hills Trail-V and participated in a painting competition to mark the World Mother Earth Day...

    Mirza said Margalla Hills National Park, which was established in 1980, spread over approximately 17,386 hectares (67...

  • Eight forest fires reported on Margalla Hills in 15 days

    ISLAMABAD: With the arrival of summer, incidences of fire have begun at the Margalla Hills...

    Over the last 15 days, eight wildfires have been reported, the largest of which erupted in the Margalla Hills on Tuesday night and according to some Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials, is still burning...

  • CDA to run Margalla train on Eid days

    ISLAMABAD: After a gap of six months, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will re-launch the Margalla tourist train services for Eid days...

    The Margalla Tourist Train is a main attraction for tourists visiting Shakarparian, National Monument, Lok Virsa, Rose and Jasmine Garden and Pakistan Natural History Museum...

  • Leopards seen on Margalla Hills

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in six years, leopards have been seen on Margalla Hills...

    They do, however, descend to Margalla Hills in the winters from the Galyat, especially Nathiagali and prey on monkeys in the woods...

  • Three labourers killed, three buried under debris on Margalla Hills

    TAXILA: Eight labourers working in a stone crushing plant in Margalla Hills were buried under heavy stones and debris after blasting early on Friday morning...

    The witnesses said that on Friday morning boulders and rocks fell on the stone crushing plant No 11 illegally operating on the eastern side of Margalla Hills when the labourers used explosives to blast the mountain...

  • Margalla Hills blasting toll reaches four

    TAXILA: The death toll from Friday’s Margalla Hills blasting incident rose to four after rescuers retrieved another body on Saturday...

    Meanwhile, Taxila police have lodged an FIR against the owners of the stone crushing plant on charges of illegal quarrying and stone crushing in the area...

  • CDA plans to link Margalla Avenue with Murree Expressway

    ISLAMABAD: Instead of removing bottlenecks in a much awaited road project on the foothills of Margalla, the city managers plan to link the artery from Grand Trunk (GT) Road with Murree Expressway...

    The Margalla Avenue project was behind schedule by two years as it was started in 2012 and was to be completed in June 2013...

  • Punjab finally moves to stop stone crushing on Margalla Hills

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has finally decided to crack down on stone crushers on Margalla Hills near Islamabad from next week to save the national park...

    The provincial authorities had identified more than 64 stone crushers operating in the buffer zone of Margalla Hills despite the ban imposed by the federal government...

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