This is one of the first places we visited after arriving in Pakistan. I'm just blogging in the wrong order, ha!
According to a Lonely Planet review,
Shakarparian is.........the site of the impressive reddish-brown granite Pakistan Monument, conceived to represent Pakistan's diverse culture and national unity. Flanked by well-tended gardens and shaped like an unfurling flower, the four main 'petals' represent the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), with the three smaller 'petals' depicting other regions, including Kashmir.
A museum showcases post-independence memorabilia.
And you can see a rather hazy view of Islamabad and the Margalla Hills from the monument's viewpoint. The white building in the left of the picture is the beautiful Faisal Mosque.