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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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The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:30:00 -0800

He said this while addressing participants of a policy dialogue titled 'Road Map for Justice and Equality for Persons with Disability (PWD)', held on Wednesday at Fatima Jinnah Park. The event was organised by Aurat Foundation in collaboration with the ...

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:30:00 -0800

Two projects applying this technology are being executed in Islamabad's Rose and Jasmine Garden and Fatima Jinnah Park in F-9. Capital Development Authority Chairman Maroof Afzal said that 15 large and small streams were passing through Islamabad ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 21:26:15 -0800

The Mujadidain Conference was organized in cooperation with Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) at Aiwan-i-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad. Sectarianism will give birth to secularism: Zahid Malik Ashraf Ansari Islamabad—Expressing great concern over ...

The Nation

The Nation
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:25:58 -0800

A lady posing for a photograph with vehicles displayed at Islamabad Motor Show-2014 organized by Pak Wheels at Fatima Jinnah Park. A lady taking keen interest in vehicle displayed at Islamabad Motor Show-2014 organized by Pak Wheels at Fatima ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:03:45 -0800

... venue of the sit-in could not be decided as the party has not accepted the administration's offers to hold the rally at any of three alternative locations — across Centaurus on Jinnah Avenue, Kashmir Highway and Fatima Jinnah Park — instead of D ...

Pakistan Tribe

Telecompaper (subscription)
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0800

Pakistani mobile operator Warid Telecom has sponsored the 'PakWheels Islamabad Auto-Show' that was held at the Fatima Jinnah Park Islamabad. The show attracted over 50,000 automobile enthusiasts and featured a wide range of automobiles in the ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:22:30 -0800

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - Islamabad—PakWheels.com is all geared up to deliver the 3rd Islamabad Auto Show on Sunday, 23rd November 2014, at Fatima Jinnah Park from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. This Auto Show promises to be the biggest annual ...
 
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 ...
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