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Gatwala Commercial Hub , Faisalabad is Punjab’s biggest and Pakistan’s second largest mixed use, real estate project. It has a covered area of over 3.1 million sq. ft.

This mega project, designed and developed by Shah Nawaz Associates, is located, at the junction of Canal Expressway and Lahore Sheikhupura Road. The road in front of the GCH project, has an average traffic count of 30 vehicles per minute. become, the city’s next mega center for trade, commerce, industries as well as residential projects.

 

Gatwala Commercial Hub

An Area Guide to Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi is a strategically important city with a rich history that has survived through its architecture. Because of its geography, demographics, and proximity to Islamabad, it is one of the best residential options in the twin cities. Rawalpindi offers a number of residential societies among which the airport housing society stands out. The housing society is located along the airport road and is one of Rawalpindi’s liveliest neighborhoods. The society is surrounded by other well-established housing societies and colonies including Khayaban-e-Faisal, Nawaz Colony and Korang Town. The airport housing society is in the heart of Rawalpindi, with access to major roads leading to all parts of the twin cities....

Property Buying and Selling Laws in Pakistan

Real estate, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or agricultural, is highly sought after in Pakistan. However, due to a lack of regulations, the sector is often in the limelight because of the number of related frauds being committed. It is therefore necessary that those who either own property or are looking to purchase one know at least the basics of property buying and selling laws in Pakistan. Graana.com, Pakistan’s smartest property portal, takes a look at the laws that govern the sale and purchase of property in Pakistan. Furthermore, we answer some of the frequently asked questions in this regard.   Laws Governing Property Buying and Selling in Pakistan   (Source: Pinterest)   Given below...

Storyliving by Disney: New Real Estate Venture

It all began with a man, a mouse and a dream. For almost a century, the world’s biggest and most beloved family entertainment entity continued to perfect the art of storytelling in profound, pioneering ways. Now, as Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, it is focusing on crafting an entirely new narrative — focusing on you. Setting the stage for its audience this time, Disney has announced a new initiative called ‘Storyliving by Disney’ — an ambitious real estate project that promises to be “infused with the company’s special brand of magic”.  “For nearly 100 years, Disney has shared stories that have touched the hearts and minds of...

An Area Guide to Bahria Town Phase 8, Rawalpindi

Bahria town is Asia’s largest real estate developer. It is one of the most popular and largest residential areas across the country.  Bahria town phase 8 expressway connects the society to the GT Road, providing easy access to downtown Rawalpindi. It is a master-planned project led by Bahria town private Limited.  Bahria town is divided into multiple phases, out of which phase 8 stands out. It is famous for its unique lifestyle and for providing all kinds of necessary facilities and amenities. The community caters to a large number of foreigners and locals. Bahria Town Phase 8 consists of different sectors and blocks ranging from A to P,  i.e....

An Area Guide to Faisal Town, Lahore

Faisal town is one of the most popular residential areas in Lahore. The society comes under the jurisdiction of the Lahore Development Authority (RDA).  Faisal town is located along the canal bank road, south of the city near the University of Punjab. The well-constructed roads connect other areas of the city. The canal bank road is well connected to the Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, Johar Town, M. M. Alam Road, and DHA Usmania road, meaning the society has easy access to other parts of the city. Faisal town provides all essential facilities in one place. The area is primarily famous for providing state-of-the-art amenities and luxury to its residents. Properties...

DG RDA directs authorities to expedite construction work

The Director General (DG) of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) Capt. (R) Tahir Zafar Abbasi called on the Land Development and Estate Management (LD&EM) Directorate to facilitate citizens by accelerating all construction activities in RDA’s jurisdiction.  The performance of RDA’s directorates was reviewed in this meeting, and DG RDA instructed the concerned officers to double their efforts to address the gap in infrastructure facilities.  Chief Engineer RDA, Director Administration and Finance, Director Metropolitan Planning and Traffic Engineering (MP&TE), Director Land Development and Estate Management (LD&EM), Director Engineering and other RDA officers were also in attendance.  DG RDA also asked the Director MP&TE to get approval for all residential and commercial...

An Area Guide to G-13, Islamabad

Similar to its nearby sectors, G-13 is one of the finest residential sectors in Islamabad. Located between Kashmir Highway and Nazim-Uddin road, the sector is home to many local as well as migrant families. The sector is easily accessible and is only a few minutes from Motorway and G.T road. It is also accessible from other sectors such as G-14, G-12, and H-13. G-13 is one of the recently yet most rapidly developed and renowned sectors in the city. Whilst offering a fine living experience, this is a popular sector that is comparatively affordable as to living in the main sectors. One of the finest features planned by...

CDA receives Rs11bn bid for Islamabad Expressway expansion project

ISLAMABAD: The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has forwarded a bid of Rs11 billion to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for the 7km Islamabad Expressway expansion project from PWD to Grand Trunk (G.T.) Road. The civic agency will evaluate the bid to reach a conclusion. CDA recently announced that it will be taking bids from government-run construction companies for the expansion project, to which FWO and the National Logistics Cell (NLC) responded. According the a CDA spokesperson, the bid proposed by FWO amounted to Rs10.9 billion, while NLC forwarded a bid of Rs11.7 billion. Currently, the lowest quoted bid has been submitted by the FWO. The civic authority’s Bid Evaluation Committee...

CDA approves proposed measures for flood preparedness

ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman and Chief Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmad approved the plan of resource allocation for relief operations during the expected pre-monsoon rainfall.  According to reports, Deputy Commissioner Arif Nawaz has been appointed as the convener of the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) to coordinate flood preparedness and mitigation efforts. It was also decided that a mapping of all nallahs and resources would be carried out by utilising the data provided by the Survey of Pakistan.  The chairman also instructed CDA Member Engineering to ensure the timely supply of necessary equipment and machinery, especially to support sites that lack adequate shelter, infrastructure, and basic services. There...

LDA Building Regulations to Promote High-Rise Buildings

With an estimated population of more than 224 million people, Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world. Although the majority (141.96 million i.e. 61 percent) of the population lives in rural areas, it is important to note that, over the past decade, the rural population is in a decline while the urban population is increasing. This rural flight is putting pressure on urban centres, and city administrations are revising construction laws to promote vertical development. The News recently reported that the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) recently revised its construction and zoning regulations in favour of high-rise buildings. According to the newspaper excerpt, the new LDA...