Lok Virsa (Nation Institute of Folk Heritage), established in 1974 is a specialized organization with a mandate for field research, collection, cultural studies, oral traditions, folklore indigenous cultural heritage and traditional culture.
Bari Imam (1617–1705), whose real name was Shah Abdul Latif Kazmi, was born in 1026 Hijra (1617 AD) in Chakwal. His father, Syed Mehmood Shah, shifted his family from Chakwal District(Village Karsal) to Baghan village, presently called Aabpara. At that time, it was a barren land. Soon after the arrival of Bari Imam’s family, his father started farming and also kept some animals.
The East and West viewpoint in Shakarparian Park, on a low hill between Islamabad and Rawalpindi, offer the most photogenic view of Islamabad and the Margalla Hills behind. You can get there either from the road to the airport, about one kilometres (half a mile) from Zero Point, or by turning south at the traffic lights at Aabpara Market. An interesting round trip combines a tour Shakarparian Park with a visit Lok virsa, the institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage.
Fatima Jinnah Park, also known as F-9 Park, is a public recreational park situated within the F-9 sector of Islamabad, Pakistan. The park is one of the largest covered areas in Pakistan. It is named after Fatima Jinnah, the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The park's builder, Michael Japero, took five years to design it.