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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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4 news items

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:15:46 -0700

In an attempt to provide respite to residents of the capital who have been undergoing a nerve-wracking situation for the past week, artist and social activist Jamal Shah decided to hold a “peace concert” at the Fatima Jinnah Park three days ago. When ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Fatima Jinnah Park, popularly known as F-9 Park, is spread over an area of 760 acres with jogging tracks and children amusement areas as it main features. This park is maintained and managed by Directorate of Parks under the supervision of Capital ...
 
The News International
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:11:15 -0700

Is the march venue being shifted to the F-9 Fatima Jinnah Park or somewhere else like the greenbelt between the G-5 and G-6 sectors? Will or can the senior PTI leaders, who are above 60 and belong to the elite class, sleep on the roads like their ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700

... for Information & Broadcasting and Heritage Mr. Muhammad Azam will be the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a painting exhibition being arranged by Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) today at 5 pm at Aiwan-i-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad.
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