Islamabad & Rawalpindi The Twin CitiesŁ of Pakistan
Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, lies against the backdrop of the ever-green Margalla Hills. Islamabad is located 8 miles north of Rawalpindi's city center. Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistan Armed Forces and also served as the nation's capital while Islamabad was being constructed in the 1960s. It is this complementing and supporting role that these cities have demonstrated in the past and continue offering that makes these two cities "Truly Twin".