Constitution Avenue (Islamabad)

Constitution Avenue, also known as Shahrah-e-Dastoor (Urdu: شاہراہ دستور), is a major north-south avenue in Islamabad, Pakistan that passess through the Red Zone.[1] Its north end meets with the Khayban-e-Iqbal intersection and south end with an intersection of Srinagar Highway.

Constitution Avenue
Length3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Postal code44000
Nearest Metrobus stationSecretariat Station
North endKhayaban-e-Iqbal intersection
South endSrinagar Highway intersection

A number of landmark and government buildings exist along the road, such as the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the Prime Minister's Office, the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Library of Pakistan, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Federal Shariat Court, the Cabinet Block, as well as the office of the Auditor General of Pakistan.[1]

The Constitution Avenue, shown here in pink

The road has often been a site for political protests.[1]

Three Pillars of the state Edit

The prominence of the Constitution Avenue can be gauged from the fact that road is marked with three branches of Pakistani state along with the office of the head of the state of Pakistan.

  1. Aiwan-e-Sadr (the head of the state of Pakistan)
  2. PM Secretariat (the executive branch of Pakistan)
  3. Supreme Court ( the judicial branch of Pakistan)
  4. Parliament and Senate of Pakistan ( the legislative branch of Pakistan)

These three branches of state were chosen to be constructed on the same road as to symbolize the unity of Pakistan's state organs.

Ministries and departments Edit

Constitution Avenue also serves as the headquarter for the multiple Federal Ministries and headquarter of various autonomous bodies. Following are some of the prominent departments located on the Constitution Avenue.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c Shahid, Inam (28 June 2011). "Shahra-e-Dastoor". Dawn. Retrieved 1 September 2022.

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