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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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21 news items

 
Pakistan Observer
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:15 -0700

The events will be held at Aiwan-i-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park from 21-27 April, 2014. These programs include an exclusive exhibition of masterpieces of legendary artist, Aslam Kamal, known worldwide for his matchless illustrations of Iqbal's poetry ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:33:45 -0700

This fact was pointed out by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, academy award-winning documentary filmmaker, while speaking at a session of 'DisruptEd — ideas and conversation for disruptive innovation in education', at Aiwan-e-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park on ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 23:50:43 -0700

On Saturday, staff from the Islamabad Serena Hotel voluntarily participated in a cleanliness drive at the Fatima Jinnah Park. The hotel has in the past also supported environmental conservation through Serena Environmental and Educational Development, ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:55:42 -0700

The federal capital remained busy with celebrations throughout the day, with festive activities taking place at Fatima Jinnah Park, Lok Virsa and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). Cycling. Meanwhile, the Capital Development Authority ...
 
Associated Press of Pakistan
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 07:56:37 -0700

ISLAMABAD, Mar 23 (APP): The Islamabad Cycling team has won the Capital Development Authority's (CDA) Margallah Cycle Race organized by CDA at Fatima Jinnah Park, here on Sunday. The Moroccan national, Tayyab of Islamabad cycling team ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:45:00 -0700

The “Safe City Campaign”, which involves awareness-raising activities and community outreach, was formally launched on Saturday at Fatima Jinnah Park by Islamabad Chief Commissioner Jawad Paul. Islamabad Police Operations AIG Sultan Azam Temuri ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:52:30 -0700

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Islamabad—A rose festival organized by the Pakistan National Rose Society will be inau-gurated today (Sunday) by the Chairman, CDA, Mr. Maroof Afzal, at noon at the prem-ises of Aiwan-i-Quaid, Fatima Jinnah Park. Mr. Zahid ...
 
Pakistan Observer
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 10:15:00 -0700

The citizens were seen flocking the areas like Pir Sohawar, Damn-e-Koh, Fatima Jinnah Park, Pakistan Monument, Shakarparian, food outlets, Ayub National Park, Family Park, Jinnah Park and Nawaz Sharif Public Park in the twin cities. The reason behind ...
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