- Blue Area redirects here. For the Marvel Comics universe location see Blue Area of the Moon.
The Blue Area
is the commercial and business hub of Islamabad
. It is called the "Blue Area" because it was represented in blue color in the original design (master plan) of the planned city. The area is actually a corridor that runs along Islamabad's Khayaban-e-Quaid-e-Azam (aka. Jinnah Avenue), Islamabad's primary arterial road which leads up to the main government buildings. It is characterized by clean, wide roads and tall buildings among the panoramic greenery of the adjacent areas. It is limited by Nazimuddin Road to the northwest and A.K.M. Fazl-ul-Haq Road to the southeast. The Blue Area has recently received a significant amount of foreign direct investment
. Recently, construction began on The Centaurus
, a multi-purpose complex in the Blue Area which will include residential and office towers, and a luxury hotel.
Islamabad Stock Exchange
The Islamabad Stock Exchange building
is also situated in the Blue Area. A bull statue stands outside this building. It is currently the tallest building in Islamabad
, the fourth tallest in the whole of Pakistan, and the tallest building in Pakistan outside of Karachi
, but that will change when the Telecom Tower
is completed in December 2010.
The Saudi Pak Tower is an office building in the Blue Area.It comprises 19 floors where more than a dozen multinational companies are operating, including... Read More