South Asia

Pakistan renames Islamabad Highway ‘Iran Avenue’ as Raisi visits

Amid Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s three-day visit, Pakistan has renamed one of its new highways in Islamabad ‘Iran Avenue’ in honor of the “brotherly nation.”

Raisi arrived in Pakistan on Monday to begin his visit, marking the first head-of-state visit since the intensely contested general elections on February 8.

Geo News reported that the newly named Iran Avenue, previously known as Eleventh Avenue, was part of a decision made by the federal government and implemented by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) through a summary circulation.

The construction of the highway began under the CDA, extending from Sector D-12 to the northeast corner of Sector E-11 in the first phase, which includes an interchange at Khayaban Iqbal. The second phase of the project will connect the highway to the IJ Principal Road.