Islamabad is beautiful. It is a region-wide symbol of progress, modernism and architectural marvel. Islamabad was built on heavily forested land, but due to the growing population of the city, more and more wooded areas are being cut down for land. The city is dominated by trees such as oak, eucalyptus, and banyan, and is also home to many annual and perennial plants including feral C.
Settlement in Islamabad, the new capital after Karachi, began in the 1960s. As the city was newly founded, the growth of the population was slow. Being the seat of the Government of Pakistan, initially government servants and employees of the federal administration settled here. Since then, there has been a firm growth in the population of the city, which has swelled to somewhere in excess of a million inhabitants. The reason: at the moment, the capital city is the fastest growing urban settlement in the country.
There is an increased interest in the city from The President and The Prime Minister, as well as a rehabilitated drive from foreign investors to invest in the city. This has caused a growth in the economy, produced employment at all levels and ensured development.