The Conference Venue Islamabad, the Federal Capital of Pakistan, is located in the Pothohar Plateau in north of Pakistan. It is a modern city divided into different sectors and zones. Faisal Mosque, Daman-i-Koh, Margalla Zoo, Pakistan Monument, LokVirsa, Museum, Centaurus Mall, Pir-Sohawa and Rawal Lake View park are the key tourist attractions in Islamabad.Novemeber is Autumn month with pleasant temperature and occasional drizzle due to westerly wave. The average mean temperature is 22-28 C in November.
Taxila: The World Heritage site of Taxila is about 30 kilometers from Islamabad. This is a site museum and its collection mainly focuses on Gandhara art. These sites date back to 600 or 700 BC. The richness and variety of the famed Gandhara sculpture is worth visiting. In 327 BC Alexander conquered Taxila, which was then the Achaemenian Empire
Murree: A hill station, 60 km northeast from Islamabad, Murree was the summer capital of Punjab Province of British India until 1864. The hill station is a popular getaway destination, located at an average altitude of 3000 meters.
Bhurban: Another hill station adjacent to Murree. the resort town is named after a nearby forest. It is located approximately one-hour drive from Islamabad. Bhurban is a tourist paradise with unique flora and fauna and a variety of species not found elsewhere in Pakistan.