The twin city of the federal capital, Rawalpindi, was previously seen as being overshadowed by Islamabad, but it is fast changing. During the British Raj, Rawalpindi was a major garrison town, and after independence in 1947, the city became the headquarters of the Pakistan Army. Thus, it has historical and modern-day significance as a military city. With its rich history, dating back to the 1000 BC, and its grand and ancient havelis, Rawalpindi is a centre of culture and heritage. Today, Rawalpindi is also a crucial transit point as it lies on the Grand Trunk road, and lies en route to Islamabad and popular tourist spots in the North.
Rawalpindi has experienced a prolonged population explosion, leading to the need for expanding residential areas, and as a result the Rawalpindi property market has flourished. Many housing schemes have risen to the occasion, such as Bahria Town
and some phases of DHA, which has brought international living standards to the Rawalpindi real estate scene. Unlike the exorbitant rates of property in Islamabad, houses in Rawalpindi
are affordable and investment-wise, there is considerable margin for growth. Furthermore, Rawalpindi is fast developing both commercially and in terms of infrastructure. The completion of the proposed Ring Road is expected to raise property values in society located near or along the road, so this is something to keep in mind when investing.
Commercially, Rawalpindi has seen great progress as well. New Projects
such as Mega Mall and Emirates Shoppers Paradise aim to provide a first-class shopping experience meaning that there is no need to leave the city to buy the perfect new outfit. Any brand wishing to be nationally recognised should take the opportunity to create its presence in Rawalpindi, as residents would much prefer to have all their favourite products and labels under one roof in their home city, without need to drive to Islamabad for shopping trips.
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