Pakistan National Monument & Museum , Islamabad.
The Pakistan National Monument is constructed in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. It is a national monument designed to represent all the three territories and four provinces of the country. The architectural design was done by the famous architect Arif Masood.
The monument is in the shape of a blooming flower shape, depicting Pakistan’s progress and prosperity. The flower consists of four main petals representing the four provinces Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab along with three smaller petals representing the three territories Federally Administered Tribal Areas(FATA), Azad Kashmir and the Gilgit-Baltistan.
Another amazing thing about the monument is that it looks like a star and a crescent moon from air, representing the star and crescent on the country’s flag.
Murals have been used to decorate the inner walls of the petals, the central platform being in the shape of a five-pointed star surrounded by a water body. The metallic crescent which is surrounding the star includes sayings of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the great poetry of Allama Iqbal. The murals are decorated according to Islamic architecture and the overall artwork of the monument is just exquisite. In short it is a wonderful place to visit if you are in the capital of Pakistan.