The Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, also known as the Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority, Karachi, or DHA, Karachi, is an upscale real estate and property development organisation administered by the Pakistan Army which develops housing for current and retired military personnel. It is an suburban Housing development in metropolitan Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The Authority is spread over 8,852 acres (35.82 km2) and provides civic facilities to millions of residents.
Defence Housing Authority, Islamabad-Rawalpindi is a housing society located in the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad. Due to the location of the housing society, the name was considered controversial and confusing. However, Defense Housing Authority recently updated its name on 19 March 2013. It has now been established that Phase I and Phase I Extension is located in the city of Rawalpindi, while the rest of the land (Phase II and Phase II Extension) in Zone V of the capital city Islamabad. It was primarily established for Defence service personnel in 1992 by Armed Forces of Pakistan welfare department. It is spread over an area of about 97, 903 Kanals (50 sq Km).
The Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore is a housing society located in southern Lahore, Pakistan. Much like Askari Housing Society, Lahore, DHA too was originally built for army officers (as Civil & Defence Officers Cooperative Housing Society and later as Lahore Cantonment Cooperative Housing Society – LCCHS), but is now a popular destination for potential residents and businessmen. DHA is a popular residential area, mainly for the affluent of Pakistan.