Bahria Town officially Bahria Town (Pvt) Ltd. is the largest real-estate developers and Investors in Pakistan and the largest private housing society in Asia. Bahria Town has establishments in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Murree and Karachi. Bahria Town is a mega gated community, in twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi where it is the original community with nine phases, which has a capacity of a planned residential city for 1 million people. The Town’s offers amenities 24-hour armed security, schools, hospitals, a fire department, retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment centers.
Given the Pakistan’s security issues, Bahria Town remains the safest place to live with a lower crime rate than other developments. Bahria Town operates Pakistan’s largest private sector fleet of heavy earth moving equipment and the service workshops. Bahria is also building the First Formula 1 racing track with full proof safety provided to Bahria Town residents. Recently Bahria Town announced its collaboration with Starwood Hotels for the opening of Sheraton Golf & Country Club, which would be the first of its kind in Pakistan. Malik Riaz Hussain, Founder and Chairman, is the force behind Bahria Town, started in the 1980s as a small-time contractor. As competitors targeted the rich, he built for the emerging middle class, becoming one of the wealthiest Pakistanis alive. In May 2012, Bahria Town won five awards at the Asia Pacific International Property Awards.
Karachi – The True Metropolis of Lights
Karachi, the capital city of Sindh was the first capital of Pakistan until 1959 and birth place of Quaid-I-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of the country. Karachi rubs shoulders with most of the industralised cities of the world, boasting massive business and Commercial Centres, tall buildings and beautiful beaches. Financial capital of Pakistan, it generates 65% of the total national revenue. Karachi, the main seaport of Pakistan also serves as Naval Centre and houses Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.
Islamabad & Rawalpindi The Twin Cities of Pakistan
Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, lies against the backdrop of the ever-green Margalla Hills. Islamabad is located 8 miles north of Rawalpindi’s city center. Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistan Armed Forces and also served as the nation’s capital while Islamabad was being constructed in the 1960s. It is this complementing and supporting role that these cities have demonstrated in the past and continue offering that makes these two cities “Truly Twin”.
The name Islamabad (City of Islam or City of Peace) was carefully chosen to reflect Pakistan’s ideology. Islamabad was also chosen as the capital of Pakistan due to its strategic geographical positioning; Surrounded by mountains and lakes, having quick access to the country’s northern and southern areas and possessing gateways to the major water resources of the heavily agriculture based country, Islamabad truly reigns the Country both geographically and strategically.
Lahore: The Heart of Pakistan
Lahore is country’s undisputed centre of Cultural life. When somebody is asked to define the particular charm of their city, Lahoris are apt to shrug and respond with a laconic, ‘Lahore is Lahore’.
As the capital of the Punjab province, Lahore occupies a central position, and is generally called ‘ The Heart of Pakistan’. Lahore is situated on the banks of the poetically famous river “The Ravi”. With a network of canals and aquatic arteries, Lahore is a city of gardens and has the reputation of being the ‘Green City’. Infact other major cities of Pakistan, including the national capital Islamabad has derived tangible “Green Inspiration” from this refreshing city. The climate of Lahore is very healthy and wholesome. Except for some days in summer, Lahore is a pleasant place to live.