|Star and Crescent Monument|
Star and Crescent Monument near the start of Shakarparian
Shakarparian(Urdu شکر پڑیاں) (also known as Shakarparian Hills) is derived from two words from the Potohari language, Shakar - meaning "sweet", and Parian from Parao - meaning a place to rest, or stop over - layover during long journeys. It consists of a hill and a local park in Islamabad, Pakistan. Park is located near the Zero Point Interchange. Pakistan Monument is located in the Shakarparian. The old Gakhars tribe leaders settled here before Indo-Pak partition 1947; later the clan was relocated to create a park for Newly marked federal capital of the country in 1960-61.
Shakarparian also has a Parade ground which host the Pakistan Day Parade every year on 23 March.
- "Lively Spring Festival kicks off at Shakarparian". thenews.com.pk. February 25, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
- "Shakarparian, a local park in ISD". etdip.com. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
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