Pakistan Monument – The National Museum of Islamabad Monument
Pakistan Monument is situated in Islamabad Punjab , it is considered as a national monument, which represents all the four provinces of Pakistan and 3 territories. After looking many designs which were designed by architects, Arif Masood’s. The shape of Pakistan Monument is like a blooming flower which indicates the Pakistan’s growth as a developed Pakistan country. The four petal like shape of Pakistan Monument is representing all the four provinces of Pakistan namely, Baluchistan, KPK, Punjab , Gilgit Baltistan and Sindh. While the other three smaller petals like structure indicates three territories Gilgit, Azad Kashmir and Tribal areas. It reflects the custom and culture of the Pakistan and depicts the story of Pakistan Movement.
Ministry of Culture decided to build this Monument in Islamabad. National competition was organized by Pakistan Council of Architects Town Planners to introduce different themes regarding signifying strength unity of Pakistani people into a symbol which represents independent and free nation. There were total 20 submissions and in the end Arif Masoud was selected for construction.
Pakistan Monument is situated in the west of shaker Parian hills, and consuming a total area of 2.8 hectares. The monument is visible from across the cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The stone was laid in 2004 25th may, complex was completed in 2006, inauguration took place in 2007. This projected was of 580 million rupees. The inner walls of four petals are fenced with paintings. Central part is having a shape of five-pointed star and water is surrounding it. The star is surrounded by the sayings of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal. Murals inside are based on the Islamic architecture which were ornamented by team of artists led by Zarar Haider and Babri kausar the team took about 119,000 hours on the artwork.
History and Conception
In 2002, the previous President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf proposed to make a public landmark in Islamabad. The establishment stone was laid in 2004, after which President Musharraf relegated the Ministry of Culture to work together with the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners and sort out a plan rivalry for the milestone.
The topic and idea was to mean the strength, solidarity and devotion of the individuals of Pakistan. 21 distinct modelers from everywhere Pakistan sent in their proposition off of which the board short-recorded three. At last, Mr. Arif Masoud had the advantage of planning the Pakistan Monument.
Under the oversight of Engineer Syed Mahmud Khalid, the radiant Pakistan Monument was finished in 2006. On 23rd March 2007, the initiation service was held and the Pakistan Monument was open for the general population to appreciate.
Pakistan Monument Museum
The second 50% of the fabulous Pakistan Monument comprises of the Pakistan Monument Museum, otherwise called the Islamabad Museum. The legacy exhibition hall houses a few artistic creations, wax sculptures of our verifiable figures and other authentic pictures. It sequential portrayal of our set of experiences beginning from 7000 BC to 1947.
It gives a more profound comprehension of the beginning of Islam. The Mughal period, pre-segment history to the Pakistan development and the significant occasions that lead to the parcel of the subcontinent. The exhibition hall gives recognition to the lives associated with battling for a different country for the Muslims living in the subcontinent.
Any individual who’s searching for old public records, verifiable discourses, books and compositions can visit the reference library that has an Audio-Visual Center.
The timings are given below:
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Weekly holiday on Monday)
Contact number: 051-9249200
Ticket price: 20 rupees
I highly recommend everyone coming to Islamabad to plan a trip to this beautiful landmark and cherish its beautiful architecture and view.