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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.


See also[edit]

External links[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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The News International
Sun, 06 Sep 2015 14:45:00 -0700

The people of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad were enthralled to witness an impressive air show by the fighters of Pakistan Air Force on Sunday as the nation marked with zeal the golden jubilee of the Defence Day of Pakistan. As the fighters of ...
The News International
Sun, 01 Nov 2015 16:57:45 -0800

Islamabad: Citizens of federal capital on Tuesday demanded the quarters concerned to start beautification of track from F-8 to G-9 of Fatima Jinnah Park commonly known as F-9 Park. The park is a favourite area among the citizens of the federal capital ...
Pakistan Observer
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:07:30 -0800

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Islamabad—A 20 member youth delegation from Sri Lanka, paid a visit to the Aiwan-i-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park, on Friday. The delegation headed by Ali Din Amir, an educationist from Sri Lanka, is on a 2-week study tour to ...
Pakistan Observer
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:56:15 -0800

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Islamabad—The younger generation should make thoughts and message of AllamaIqbal a guiding map for itself so that we may see our girls following the footsteps of Hazrat Fatima and our boys that of soldiers like Tariq bin ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Fri, 20 May 2011 00:45:21 -0700

Residents of the capital city are regularly ripped off by contractors and face numerous problems when visiting Fatima Jinnah Park in F-9, whose ownership the relevant CDA departments shrink from taking. The Project Management Office (PMO) of the ...

The News Teller

The News Teller
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:26:18 -0700

The Pakistan Air Force rehearsed at Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad. On Defence Day, PAF will show the JF-17 Thunders multi-role fighters, F-16 Falcon fighters, K-8 Advanced Jet Trainers and several other helicopters tomorrow. 1965 Australian Frontpage.


Mon, 26 Sep 2011 23:09:23 -0700

The different hospitals of the capital city have received at least 28 patients with dengue system but the Capital Development Authority (CDA) seems unmoved since it has yet to drain out water from the big and small ponds in the Fatima Jinnah Park which ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 13:15:00 -0700

In the capital, Shakarparian and the National Monument remained busy spots followed by Fatima Jinnah Park, Rawal Lake View Park, Daman-e-Koh and Faisal Mosque, where thousands of people including men, women and children enjoyed the holiday.

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