Saeed Book Bank
at Islamabad, is the most beautiful and most modern
book shop and also the largest showroom of books of
the sub-continent, with covered area of over 24000 square
feet; having an inventory of over 2,00,000 imported
titles on all subjects. It is situated at Jinnah Super
Market, F-7 Markaz Islamabad, right in the heart of
the capital city.
This is a complete book shop, worth visiting, where
you can find the largest variety of all kinds of books,
under one roof.
Islamabad, is open all 7 days of the week from 10 A.M
to 11 P.M
TO SAEED BOOK BANK BY PUBLIC
the Airport, Rawalpindi Railway Station and Public Transport
bus stand take a taxi for F-7 Jinnah Super Market, or
take one of the buses/ Coaches that comes to that area.
From Motorway/Grand trunk (GT Road) or from any area
ahead towards F-7/3 Sector and then for Jinnah Super
Market, the center Porsche shopping area in the town.
A very large car parking for over 300 cars is available
in front of Saeed Book
Bank, where car parking is easily available
at all times. Parking is free all day / night and on
Sundays and holidays.
LOCATION AND BRIEF HISTORY
Northern most edge of Pothwar between Northern latitudes
33 .36 - 33. 49 and longitudes 72 . 50 - 73.24 east
of Greenwich Area
Total Area 906.50 SQ.KM
Islamabad Proper 220.15
Islamabad Park 220.15 SQ.KM
Islamabad Rural Area 466.20
Specified Area 3626.00
Max; Average Min; Average
Winter (Oct - March) 16.7
C 3.4 C
Summer ( Apr-Sept) 34.2
C 24.4 C
Annual 28.9 C 14.4 C
Average Rainfall 1143 milimetres
Population Present 1999:
5,24,500 - 1994: 3,40,286 - 1978: 1,65,000 - 1972: 76,641
Islamabad is located in the lap of crescent shaped Margalla
hills, correctly recorded as ' Mar-I-Qila' which in
Persian means " The hill fort of the serpent "
Centuries ago this region was ruled over by Takkas who
were Turanians by race and decedents of Zohak, the Iranian
king having two snake like tumours on his shoulders.
The takkas were snake worshippers and they founded Taxila
the world known ancient centre of art and learning.
The ancient Taxila, now in ruins, lies on the western
slopes of the Margallas while Islamabad the modern capital
of Pakistan is located on the eastern slopes of the
Margallas. In the ancient days Texila was the capital
of the powerful Buddhist empire and attracted monks
and missionaries, traders and various parts of the world.
But then time and tide of natural forces knocked out
Taxila and it remained buried under dust for several
centuries. It was rediscovered just about a few decades
ago during 1912-1920.
Along with the ancient Taxila a new Taxila is now coming
up fast and that is the industrial Taxila. Today it
can supply even the cement and sugar manufacturing plants
as well as very heavy type of arms and ammunition including
tanks. It is also known for eye operations and handicrafts.
Islamabad, through a city in the making , also attracts
important personalities including Presidents and Prime
Ministers almost from all parts of the world. And there
is no doubt that the development of Islamabad will revive
our centuries old historical and culture links with
Afghanistan, Iran, Turky, the newly independent states
of the Centeral Asia and the Mid. East as well. Communication
links, highways and railways are being planned and development
work may begin very soon.
features of the Federal Territory exhibit a richness
and variety which is continental in dimension. There
are mighty mountains, verdant valleys, pleasant plateaus,
fragrant forests, fertile fields, treacherous torrents
and pretty plains. The area offers such a variety of
topography which the physical forces could produce during
the course of ages.
Territory is dissected by eight rivers and several streams.
Names of the major rivers are, the Soan , the Harro,
the Ling, the Sarin, the Ghamlan, and the Tamrah etc.
The Tamrah and the Harro, after their merger, were so
force-ful that they were once known as the tiger of
the past few years many beautiful man-made lakes have
been added to the landscape of the area. There is Tarbella
on the one side and Mangla on the other. In between
and around the city there are the Simly, the Khanpur,
the Missriot, the Tanaza, and the Rawal lake. All of
them have their own charms and attractions.
these gifts of nature the area occupies a unique position
in the history of civilizations. It was here, in was
there, in this region, when man struggled against the
strong and brutal forces of nature for his existence
in the Soan valley during the Interglacial ages. The
stone implements recovered from some of the terraces
cut by the river Soan in the material deposited by the
melting ice-field during interglacial phases provide
a significant proof about the struggle for human survival
which was staged here as far back as about half a million