is the capital of Pakistan and the ninth largest city in
the country. Located within the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), the population
of the city has grown from 100,000 in 1951 to 1.15 million as of 2011. The
greater Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metropolitan Area is the third largest conurbation
in Pakistan with a population of over 4.5 million inhabitants.
Islamabad is located in the Pothohar Plateau in the northeastern part of the
country, within the Islamabad Capital Territory. The region has historically
been a part of the crossroads of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Margalla