CDA for speeding cleanliness drive in Islamabad


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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to speed up its cleanliness drive in Islamabad.

According to details, the authority has divided the federal capital into four zones to carry out its cleanliness drive.

As per CDA, the civic agency has deputed 100 vehicles and around 200 personnel to carry out cleanliness duties.

In addition, two emergency cells have been set up in G-6/1/4 and the transport section of the sanitation directorate will work 24/7 at the Fire Headquarters in G-7/4.

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CDA to include residents in clean and green Islamabad campaign


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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Amer Ali Ahmed has informed that the civic authority will include citizens in the clean and green Islamabad campaign.

According to the details, the residents of Islamabad will be sensitized and will be compelled to plant trees in the various areas of the capital.

The decision was taken in the meeting of the ‘Clean and Green Islamabad’ board chaired by Chairman CDA. It was decided that trees will be planted on roadsides, intersections, and green belts to make Islamabad beautiful.

In the meeting, the chairman directed the relevant authority to conduct a survey of vacant lands so that trees can be planted at those locations.

 

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Chairman CDA directs for improvement of Water supply in Islamabad


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ISLAMABAD: Chairman, Capital Development Authority (CDA) Amer Ahmed Ali while visiting inspecting Rawal Water Treatment Plant directed the relevant authorities to improve the water supply in Islamabad.

On the occasion, the Chairman CDA was briefed about the water situation in the capital and informed that comprehensive measures are being taken to improve the water supply in Islamabad.

While briefing the chairman, the Director Water Supply was of the view that water supply to the sector G-7, G-8, `and I-8 is being provided from the water treatment plant.

The civic authority has restored the supply of 2crore 70lacs gallon of the water after repairing various supply lines in the capital.

Furthermore, the civic authority has directed the public sector buildings to utilise rainwater by building underground wells.

 

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Top Housing Societies In Islamabad | Graana.com Blog


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Islamabad, the stunning capital of Pakistan, is known among the masses for its majestic mountains, peaceful environment, lush green picnic points, state of the art infrastructure and top-notch housing societies.

No doubt, Islamabad is one of the best places to reside in Pakistan owing to its massive selection of facilities, amenities and ambience. 

This blog brings you a list of top housing societies in Islamabad known for their house designs, excellent infrastructure, and amenities.

To know more about these famous housing societies in Islamabad, keep reading.

Gulberg Green:

The first housing society on our list is Gulberg Green. It is considered one of the most distinctive housing societies in Pakistan and for all the right reasons. The society is further divided into different categories, including Gulberg Green, Gulberg residential, and Gulberg knowledge village. 

The prime location and high-end features of the residential scheme make it one of its kind. It is perfect for someone who wants to live in a society that caters to all his residential needs. The place is also ideal for people who want to invest in commercial properties in the central city of Islamabad. Hence, the site is a perfect business opportunity in Pakistan.

Gulberg project is offered by “Intelligence Bureau Cooperative Housing Schemes ” (IBECHS). The developers got NOC approval in 2009.

The society also has several shopping centres, eateries, hospitals and educational institutes, making it one of the best places to live in Islamabad.

DHA, Islamabad:

DHA, Islamabad is one of the most famous housing societies in Pakistan. It is growing and developing rapidly, adding more real estate projects under its name. DHA, Islamabad is also considered to be one of the eBay places to invest in Pakistan because of its property value in the market. 

Some of the facilities offered in DHA, Islamabad include hospitals with international standards, good educational institutes, lakes, picnic points, golf course, maintenance facilities, spacious green grounds, wider roads, gated community, high-security system, commercial areas including mall and shopping centres and themed parks.

Bahria Town, Islamabad:

Bahria Town, Islamabad is undoubtedly one of the most popular housing schemes in Pakistan due to its widespread amenities, facilities, and prime locations. It is one of the top locations in Islamabad where the investors love to put in their money. The housing society is divided into several phases depending upon the location, type of buildings and plot sizes. Bahria Town Phase I is the most popular and costly sector because it is fully developed and has all the top niche facilities and amenities.

Bahria Phase 8,  Phase 8 extension and Bahria enclave are some of the newest projects by Bahria Town.

Apart from housing, the society is also known for its state of the art infrastructure and notable features such as Rose Garden in Bahria phase 8, Eiffel tower replica, a statue of liberty replica, majestic cinemas like Arena, famous brands, shopping centres and Green Valley. 

Society is also prevalent among the overseas Pakistanis. Every year, many Pakistanis residing in foreign countries like America, Canada, UAE etc., invest in this housing society.

Some of the outstanding facilities offered by the society include International Standard Schools, clinics, hospital, top restaurants, Mini Golf Club, 24-hour maintenance facility, Wide Road Network, Gated Community, commercial areas and 24/7 hours supply of water, electricity and sui-gas.

OPF Housing Scheme:

Another prominent name in the real estate sector in Islamabad is the OPF housing scheme. Society is known for its modern living standards and luxurious buildings. The project is equally popular among the residents of Islamabad and investors, especially the overseas Pakistanis. 

If you are interested in a real estate project that will safeguard your money and provide you with the highest possible living standards, the OPF Housing Scheme might be a perfect option for you.

Some of the most prominent features of this specific housing scheme are self-sustainable construction, an eco-friendly community, several Residential and commercial choices to choose from, excellent Sewerage and drainage system, Water treatment plant, 24/7 hours power supply, State-of-the-art safety system, CCTV cameras, Advanced Security, Underground Electricity wiring, Smart applications for traffic, weather, electricity, internet etc., Hotels, Sports complex, Smart housing planning, Mosques and parks.

PWD Housing Society:

PWD housing society is probably one of the oldest yet fastest-growing housing societies in the twin cities. Since its inception, the community has grown by many folds, and today, it is one of the best places for people looking for residential and commercial properties. 

Many local and international brands have also come here, making it one of the largest shopping hubs in the twin cities. Unlike many other housing societies in the town, the community gives the owner authority to build the house according to his preferences and choices. 

Some of the significant features of the housing society include top-notch Health centres, hospitals, schools, colleges, Entertainment and play areas. Commercial and business areas, 24/7 hours resource availability and a Gated and secure community.

 Park View City:

The following housing scheme in Pakistan that is getting popular by leaps and bounds is Park View City. The project is approved by the CDA and is located 400 meters from the central boulevard that connects the neighbouring areas.

The city is located at the prime location of Bani Gala Suburbs. If you are fond of a peaceful and calm environment surrounded by lush green plains, this place is perfect for you. The real estate project comes with all the facilities that a Pakistani family needs to live in peace and calm ambience.  The society comes with all the basic facilities, including freeload shedding site and 24-hour gas and water availability.

Multi-Gardens B-17 G-Block Islamabad:

This is another famous housing society in the capital and is located at the prime location of sector B-17, G-Block. It is constructed and managed by a renowned company, Multi Professional Cooperative Housing Scheme (MPCHS). The housing project is considered one of the best places to live in because of its affordability and convenience. You can quickly get a property at this place through a simple and easy installment plan. The brand new G-block offers 7, 5, 10, 14 Marla and One Kanal Residential Plots.

Some of the facilities include Mosques and Jamie masjid, an Underground electricity system to ensure safety, Boundary walls for security, Educational institutions, high-class restaurants, 24/7 security, Beautiful Lakes, Park, and play areas.

 

So, these are some of the best housing societies in Islamabad known for their high-end facilities, amenities, residential and commercial projects. These areas are not only ideal for residence but also excellent from an investment point of view. 

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Funds allocated for new development projects in Islamabad


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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated funds for several new uplift projects in Islamabad. 

According to details, Rs 1000 million have been earmarked for the operationalisation of 25.6-km long Metro Bus Service from Peshawar Morr to Islamabad International Airport. The funds have been approved in the federal budget for fiscal year 2021-22. 

The project was first approved by the PML-N government in 2017 at a cost of Rs16 billion. The construction work is near completion while its operationalisation is yet to begin. It has been handed over by National Highways Authority (NHA) to Capital Development Authority (CDA). 

According to details, government has also approved funds for ongoing projects including Rs167 million for sanitation, water supply and  sewerage of ICT, Rs500 million for uplift work in Rawal Town,  Sohan,  Noorpur, Chack Shahzad, Saidpur,, Malpur etc, Rs3000 million for 10th Avenue Project,  Rs500 million for sanitation and road projects in Mara Sumbal, Mara Jaffar, Union Council Bokra, Jhangi Sayyedan, Bhandana Kalan and Shah Allah Ditta etc. 

Funds have also been approved for development of dams, educational institutes  and solar systems. 

 

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CDA approves budget worth Rs156.35bn for beautification of Islamabad


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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA), on Wednesday, approved a record Rs156.35 billion budget for the year 2021-2022 for the beautification and restoration of the federal capital. 

As per details, CDA Board Chairman Aamir Ali Ahmed, stated that the uplift and beautification of Islamabad was a priority for the government whereby plantation was to be carried out around main roads in the city. 

He further stated that restoration work was to be carried out to repair broken roads, tracks and parks etc. Solid waste materials are also to be removed from sites to ensure a proper disposal mechanism. 

According to sources, over 230 parks are in the process of restoration. Pet-friendly parks have also opened in several locations across the city for citizens to utilise.

 In addition, officials mentioned that the “Ghazi Barotha” water project was a priority for the government to combat water shortage. 

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Imarat Group inks MOU with Principal Builders to construct Imarat’s upcoming project; Courtyard by Marriott International in Islamabad


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ISLAMABAD: The Imarat Group of Companies and business tycoon Principal Builders inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) gearing up a partnership in the construction of Imarat’s project; Courtyard by Marriott International. 

The Chairman Imarat Group, CEO Graana.com, Mr. Shafiq Akbar, and Principal Builders, Mr. Mohammad Najeeb Haroon, were the document’s signatories, signed at Imarat Headquarters Blue Area Islamabad.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by the esteemed higher management, including Group Directors Mr. Farhan Javed, Arslan Javed and Mr. Taimoor Ul Haq Abbasi, while one of the directors of Principal Builders, Mr. Mohammad Omar Haroon, also attended the ceremony.

Both the parties were enthusiastic about the project, leading to employment generation and transforming the landscape of the hospitality and tourism sector of the twin cities and adjoining areas.

Speaking at the occasion, CEO Graana.com Mr. Akbar said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Principal Builders to construct Courtyard by Marriott in G – 11, Islamabad. We are glad to contribute to the economy by providing jobs and strengthening tourism by providing quality accommodation in the heart of the capital.”

One of Pakistan’s leading real estate groups – the Imarat Group, has numerous projects to its credit, including state-of-the-art malls, luxury apartments, builders, and international hotels. 

Earlier, the Imarat Group made waves in the hospitality sector by signing a deal with Marriott International in the last quarter of 2020 to introduce the services of Courtyard by Marriott for the first time in Pakistan. It is going to be a contemporary Mughal themed hotel displaying the best of Mughal architecture and ambience. It is said to have a rooftop restaurant, a huge banquet hall, a top-notch fitness facility with a spa and pool, high-end retail brands on the lower floors and much more.

Principal Builders is one of the biggest names in Pakistan’s construction industry, having to their credit the container terminal at Port Qasim Karachi, construction of residential towers at plot 7 and 8 Karachi Sea View and other mega residential and industrial projects.




Islamabad Tech Zone: PM okays Special Technology Zone Rules 2021


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ISLAMABAD: In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan of Special Technology Zones Authority, the PM approved the Special Technology Zone Rules 2021.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister was of the view that digitalisation of major aspects is among the foremost priorities of the government.

The PM also directed the relevant authorities to expedite the work on the development of the Islamabad Special Technology Zone.

According to the details, the meeting also discussed the potential of technology transfer, promoting research culture, and creating job opportunities for youth. 

 

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CDA ensures timely completion of Islamabad Expressway projects


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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Expressway projects, including PDW Underpass and Korang Bridge, will be concluded by the deadlines set for June 30 and December 31, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) ensured.

Since October, work on 40 out of 68 piles have been completed, whereas 16 out of 33 girders accomplished under the Korang Bridge project worth Rs650 million.

The authorities have also completed 70 per cent of work on the retaining walls.

The asphalt work is in progress on the east side ramps of the PWD Underpass, where the traffic will be diverted upon completion. The authorities have also completed shifting of utility services like IESCO and SNGPL.

The signal-free and U-turns-free road till project aimed at averting traffic jams will smooth out the flow for the daily commuters and residents living in housing societies along Islamabad Expressway and other adjoining areas.

 

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ACCO Builders: Best Construction Company in Pakistan

Commercial Plaza Construction Services in Pakistan

ACCO Builders: Best Construction Company in Pakistan

Commercial Plaza Construction Services in Pakistan

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Fencing alongside Islamabad Expressway to be finished by June 30: CDA


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ISLAMABAD: In a meeting of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), the civic authority reached a decision to complete the fencing of the Islamabad Expressway by June 30.

The meeting was apprised that fencing over 12km has been done, the expressway will be fenced from Faizabad to Koral.

Speaking on the occasion, the member engineering also shed a light on the development work of Margalla Road.

The member was of the view that the plan to construct an overpass at D-12 will be finalised in the upcoming two weeks.

Furthermore, CDA has also started to install fences on Margalla Hills from Noorpur Shahan.

 

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Best Furniture shops in Islamabad


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Having a house of your own is a blessing in the true sense. It gives you a sense of comfort, security, and ownership. When you move into a house or build your own home, you need house decoration and furniture to complete the overall look of your home. 

Luckily, there are many furniture shops in Islamabad that offer high-quality furniture at affordable rates. These stores not only have traditional shops but an online presence as well. You can easily browse through the store and select pieces that you simply adore.

List of Best Furniture Shops in Islamabad

Having said that, in this blog we bring you a list of furniture shops in Islamabad that offer some of the best furniture and house decor, that too at an affordable price. To know more about these stores, keep reading!

  1. Urban Galleria
  2. Home Factree
  3. Marina Home Interiors
  4. Malik Furniture
  5. Apnafurniture. pk
  6. Interwood
  7. Traditions furniture Islamabad
  8. Index Furniture
  9. FurnitureHub
  10. Ikon Home

Urban Galleria

The first furniture store on our list is Urban Galleria. It is an online store that is famous among the masses for its vast collection of furniture pieces. They deliver in all parts of Islamabad, making them one of the best furniture stores in Islamabad. The store has over 500 products to choose from ranging from home furniture to office furniture to different decoration pieces.

If you are looking for cheap furniture pieces and want them at your doorstep then this store is perfect for you.

The store covers both vintages to contemporary pieces of furniture ranging from lamps, area rugs, sofas, chairs, and beds. The store provides free home delivery for the residents of Islamabad with easy return policies. Their dedicated team will ensure quality and deliver your desired pieces to your home. Some of the types of furniture types available at the site include 

Living Room, Bedroom, Dining & Kitchen, Decor, Lighting, Outdoor, Office Furniture, and Gym.

Home Factree

The next piece of furniture on our list is Home Factree which is an online furniture store that is delivering quality pieces in twin cities. The motto of the company is to serve each customer’s furniture needs with 100% satisfaction. Some of the furniture types offered by the site include Accent Furniture, Chairs, Bed, Consoles, Cupboards, dinning, Dressing, Flooring, Ottoman, Shelves, Mirror, Sofa Sets and Tables.

Marina Home Interiors

Marina Home Interiors is a very well-known furniture store located in the heart of Islamabad. The store also has an online presence; an online store from where you can buy all the desired pieces.

 If you are looking for luxurious products and statement pieces for the interior of your house, this store is perfect for you. From colorful pieces to minimal pieces, the store has all. Some of the articles available at the store are:

  • Bed
  • Storage
  • Table
  • Seating
  • Clocks
  • Foliage
  • Hosting
  • Lighting
  • Textile
  • Wall Décor

Malik Furniture

Malik furniture is another famous online furniture store that is also serving the residents of Islamabad for quite a long time. The store has a huge collection of furniture items including bedroom furniture, single bed, baby cot, baby cribs, kids furniture, luxury furniture, living room furniture, bedroom sets, Home Furniture, tv stand, drawing room furniture, dining room furniture, and coffee table.

Apnafurniture. pk

The next furniture shop on our list is Apnafurniture. pk. It is an online furniture store in Pakistan that is known among the masses for its top-notch furniture pieces. The store delivers all over the country. Their dedicated team properly checks and carefully packs the furniture before it is dispatched. They also provide consultation and advice to the customers upon request.

If you are looking for good quality pieces, that too at nominal prices, do consider this store. Some of the categories covered by the store include:

  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Living Room Furniture
  • Drawing Room Furniture
  • Dining Room Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Office Furniture
  • Restaurant Furniture

Interwood

Inerwood is one of the most famous furniture shops in Islamabad. The store has been operational for the past 40 years and provides a wide variety of products to domestic and corporate customers. The company has global and local expertise in mega-scale projects. 

The store has  600,000 sqft. State-of-the-Art Production Facility and use new technologies such as IMOS to make the outclass products. There are around 11 stores of Interwood across the country including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Karachi. 

The latest showroom which is located in Islamabad is spread across 55,000 square feet.

Interwood has its own 600,000 square foot factory in Lahore, equipped with a staff of over 1,100 workers and over 300 machines.

Some of the product offerings include home furniture, office furniture, wardrobe, doors, room decoration, and flooring.

Traditions furniture Islamabad

Traditions furniture is another trusted name in the market, known for its high-quality pieces and excellent customer service. Some of the furniture categories covered by the store include:

  • Sofas
  • Racks
  • Tables
  • Accent Chairs
  • Consoles
  • Bed Sets
  • Wedding Packages
  • Cabinet
  • Ottoman & Benches
  • Dining Tables
  • Mirrors

The store also offers free cash on delivery to all the customers residing in Islamabad. 

Index Furniture

Index furniture is a well-known furniture brand in Islamabad that has been operating locally for the past 30 years. The brand is known for delivering a wide range of high-quality furniture and home accessory items across the country. 

The brand also has several awards and nominations under its name including national acceptance of the Furniture Group Index, received the Superbrands “WINNER” Thailand Brand Award in 2005, the Outstanding Exporter Award in 2006, and the Prime Minister’s Export Award for Outstanding Exportin 2008. 

Some of the products offered by the brand include bed, Dressing, Night Table, Wardrobe, Coffee Tables & Side Tables, TV Stands & Wall Units, Sofa, Recliner, Stool, DIY Items, Cushion, Lights

And other home Accessories.

FurnitureHub

FurnitureHub is another excellent furniture store that is the epitome of high-quality furniture articles and interior designing artifacts. Apart from their already made pieces, they also offer customized furniture pieces to their customers. 

The store has an online and offline presence as well. They have a wide selection of contemporary Furniture, Office Furniture, Home Furniture, Italian Furniture, China Furniture, Pakistan Home Furniture, Living Room Furniture articles, Chinioti Furniture, and decor pieces.

Some of the furniture that you will find on the website include Modern Beds, Classic Beds, Semi Classic Beds, Kids Beds, Couches, Study Room Sofa, Waiting Rooms Sofas, L-Shaped Sofas, dewans, Center Tables, Dining Tables, Nest Tables, Chandeliers, Coat Hanging Rack, Handcrafted Décors, Wall-Hanging Decors, Paintings and many more items.

Wooden Bed

Ikon Home

IKON home is another famous name in the furniture industry. It was established in 1991 and today, it is considered to be one of the most famous furniture brands in Islamabad. From classic furniture pieces to contemporary pieces, Ikon home has all of it. Apart from furniture pieces, the brand also offers Curtains, Office Blinds, Bamboo Chicks, Wooden Blinds, and interior. They also specialize in curtains, Carpets, Rugs, Wooden Flooring, Blinds, Wallpapers, and interior designing consultancy.

The detailed product offerings of Ikon Home is: 

  • Window coverings
  • Curtains
  • Fabric Blinds
  •  Vertical and Venetian Blinds
  • Wooden Blinds
  • Roller Blinds
  • Bambo Blinds
  • Sofa
  • Custom made sofas
  • Sofa fabrics
  • Upholstery
  • Redesigning
  • Carpets
  •  Wooden / Vinyl Flooring
  •  Handmade Rugs
  • Machine-made Rugs / Carpet Mats
  • Grass Mats
  •  Wallpapers
  •   Picture Murals

So, these are some of the best furniture shops in Islamabad. If you are looking for good quality pieces that will not only improve the overall look of your house but are also of high quality, do check out these places and let us know what you think about them. 

If you have any queries or questions regarding furniture shops in Islamabad, let us know in the comments section below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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