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Fatima Jinnah Park

Fatima Jinnah Park, also known as F-9 Park, is a public recreational park situated within the F-9 sector of Islamabad, Pakistan. The park is one of the largest covered areas in Pakistan. It is named after Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The park's builder, Michael Japero, took five years to design it.

Present state[edit]

Map of Islamabad.JPG

Fatima Jinnah Park's vast acreage is mostly covered by greenery, with a few man-made structures dotting the landscape. Most of the park area is effectively a wildlife sanctuary, except for a few areas of the park that are close to residential districts. The park is bounded by a steel fence with entrance doors placed at regular intervals, although only a few are routinely open and used. A further strip of land outside of the fence is lined with a footpath. A well laid network of footpaths lies inside the park, with neat grass and a few statues. The park is known for its wildlife, and the question of further development there divides people in the surrounding communities, many of whom worry that development would jeopardise its untamed feel.[citation needed]

Public uses[edit]

Islamabad di Daat

The park's open spaces are commonly used for recreational walking and outdoor sports. Occasionally, they are used for driving lessons. Because of a lack of attendance, the roads in the park are not managed so as to provide smooth driving[original research?], but they are still useful in teaching young drivers how to negotiate a few tight turns.

Only a few areas of Fatima Jinnah Park are well developed, containing busy clusters of buildings, while other areas rarely see human activity. One of the more developed areas is the Megazone complex, which includes a sports zone with a standard-length swimming pool and tables for table tennis and snooker. The complex also includes facilities for bowling, arcade games, laser tag, and other games; areas for a fast food and dining; and an assortment of shops for clothes, DVDs, and other items.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered a McDonalds fast-food restaurant and several clubs, such as an Aeromodelling Club, that had been operating inside F-9 Park to close down. Yet, as of March 2011, the McDonalds had reopened.[1]

Future plans[edit]

Aiwan e Quaid

The Capital Development Authority (CDA), which manages the park, has grand plans for the space, which is sometimes called the "sleeping heart" of Islamabad. The issue of the park's development is more pressing now that the people of Islamabad have taken a keen interest in recreational activities. The CDA's proposed future design for the park will include lakes, rock gardens, aquariums, and fountains.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDonalds come back in danger". Dawn News. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 31 Dec 2010. 

Coordinates: 33°42′06″N 73°01′29″E / 33.70167°N 73.02472°E / 33.70167; 73.02472


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6 news items

 
The News International
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0700

Fatima Jinnah Park in the F-9 sector of Islamabad has been in a state of decay since two years. My last visit to the park was two years back, when I was told that all one hundred gardeners were fired after the contractor was terminated. The decay of ...
 
The News International
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:03:45 -0700

Similarly a shopping mall in the Fatima Jinnah Park or structures in the Argentina Park in Islamabad would certainly generate huge financial returns but the green will be lost forever. Were it not for former CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry the Margalla hills ...
 
The News International
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

In the federal capital, Shakarparian and the National Monument were busy resorts after Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9 Park), Rawal Lake Park, Daman-e-Koh and Faisal Mosque where thousands of people including men, women and children visited and enjoyed ...
 
The Nation
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 18:49:24 -0700

In the federal capital, Shakarparian and the National Monument were busy resorts after Fatima Jinnah Park (F-9 park), Lake View Park, Daman-e-Koh and Faisal Mosque where people including men, women and children visited and enjoyed the Eid.
 
Pakistan Observer
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:33:45 -0700

Friday, September 19, 2014 - Islamabad—The Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) has published an exclusive book in Urdu on rights of minorities in Pakistan entitled as 'Pakistan Mai Ghayr Muslimon k Haqooq'. The book has been written by eminent research ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:52:30 -0700

Thursday, October 02, 2014 - Islamabad—The Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) is holding a special programme in connection with the World Teachers' Day today at 10:00 AM at Aiwan-i-Quaid Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad. Senator Razina Alam Khan will ...
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