Islamabad’s Real Estate development: Glimpse from History

Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is the world’s second most beautiful capital. The city is situated right next to Margalla hills, between the Galiyaat mountain range and Rawalpindi’s historic town. Islamabad was made the capital of the country during the 1960s under Field Marshal Ayub Khan’s era. The city was developed as a capital. Before the approval of a metropolitan, Islamabad was made up of multiple villages in the countryside of Rawalpindi city. The capital lies on the Potohar plateau, between Punjab and KPK province. On one side, the city shares borders with the Hazara district of KPK, while on the other hand, urban life is hurtling in the enormous municipality of Rawalpindi. A significant development was made on the site when Ayub Khan’s government announced capital construction at the site. International standard roads were built for the first time in the history of Pakistan. Essential government buildings were constructed, and a diplomatic enclave was created near it. 

The newly formed city was an attractive destination for business people, technocrats, and politicians. People from all around the country started moving towards the town, and there began the era of residential and commercial real estate development in Islamabad. Many investors started capitalizing on the real estate of the city. The Capital Development Authority adopted an international standard plan of action according to which the sectors and streets were built. Islamabad was divided into sectors, both in alphabetic and numeric orders simultaneously. The initially developed sectors start from “E” and go till “I” in alphabetic orders and “5” to “11” in numeric order. The plot cuttings in these sectors vary according to CDA plans. For instance, 1,2 and 4-Kanal plots for sale in Islamabad are available in F-7, E-7, and F-6. While 1-Kanal, 10, and 5 Marla plots for sale in Islamabad are available in G-9, I-10, I-9, etc. 

 Today the city is expanding rapidly, and many new dimensions are introduced, such as vertical expansion. There are multiple latest housing societies constructed within and outside the newly formed sectors in Islamabad. CDA is approving development plans for the new sectors such as D-12, F-15, F-16, I-16, E-16, etc. These sectors are developed by both private builders and CDA. Housing societies like Gulberg, Bahria Town, DHA, and PWD are examples of private developers’ development. The vertical development trend is also growing in Islamabad. High-rise commercial buildings are occupying spaces in the F and E sectors of the city. So, if you are looking for a 2-bed apartment for sale in Islamabad or shop for sale in Islamabad, there are chances you might find them in any of the commercial towers constructed in the G, F, and E sectors.

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