ABOUT Askari 1, Lahore
Like all other Askari Societies of Pakistan, Askari 1 Lahore is a top-class residential complex that offers an economical yet comfortable living to retired armed forces officers and the families of officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. However, residential properties in Askari 1 are also available to buyers who do not belong to the armed forces.
Askari 1 is quite a well-connected area as it is located near Sarfraz Rafique Road that links to Zarrar Shaheed Road. It is surrounded by numerous important establishments such as Cantt Courts Lahore, Cantonment General Hospital and other projects that are under Pak Army’s wing. Neighbouring areas include Askari IX, PTCL Colony and Officers Colony. Lahore Garrison Golf and Country Club is also around a kilometre away .
The apartment complex situated on Sarfraz Rafiqui Road in Cantt, Lahore houses many popular restaurants, a number of parks, playgrounds for kids, a couple of grocery stores, a parlour, a proper sports ground, a beautiful mosque and a state-of-the-art park along with basic necessities. Aside from necessary amenities, Askari 1 also has a water filtration plant that provides safe drinking water.
AT A GLANCE
- Secure and well-maintained residential area
- Restaurants, parks and playgrounds
- Clean drinking water plant in the area
- Well-connected area linked to Sarfraz Rafique Road
- Proper infrastructure and wide carpeted roads
- Near Allama Iqbal International Airport
- Near Mughalpura Railway Station
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Askari 1, Lahore
Commuting is pretty simple for residents with cars, owing to the well-developed roads marking the society and its connecting routes. Nevertheless, non-car/bike commuters don’t have to worry, thanks to the public transport options present nearby.
Bus stops near Askari 1, Lahore include Sadar Bus Stop on Tufail Road, bordering Bangai Mohalla, Ghousia Colony Stop on Zarrar Shaheed Road, marking Ghausia Colony, Dubai Chowk Bus Stop on Zarrar Shaheed Road, passing by New Officers Colony Lahore and Mughal Pura Bus Stop on Habba Khatoon Underpass, Larechs Colony 4, Lahore. These stops are easily accessible within 6 to 15 minutes.
Other bus stops located at a drive of about 5 to 15 minutes are CMH Road on Abdul Rehman Road near Saddar Town, Fortress Stadium Bus Stop on Aziz Bhatti Road, Q Connect Bus Stop on Fortress Stadium Circular Road, dotting Saddar Town and Haji Shah Stop in Subedar Colony Kumharpura, Lahore.
Moreover, metro stations enabling easy access in and out of Askari 5, Lahore include Baghbanpura Station - Lahore Metro, Orange Line and UET Station - Lahore Metro, Orange Line positioned on G.T. Road, marking Mughalpura, Canal Metro Bus Station on Ferozepur Road, near Fazlia Colony, Ichra Metro Bus Station on Ferozepur Road, bordering Ichhra and Qazafi Stadium on Ferozepur Road, passing through Abu Bakar Block of Garden Town Lahore.
Those who do not prefer travelling in buses and metros can use app-based ride-hailing services conveniently. They can also opt for travelling via local taxis, rickshaws and minivans.
Markets in and near Askari 1, Lahore
It’s the age of convenience and residents want to live in areas situated near a commercial space including grocery shops, medical stores, meat shops, fresh food shops and electric repair stores. When it comes to groceries, residents can buy general items from Chalet Bakers & General Store and basic items like bread and eggs along with dairy products from AlRahman Milk Shop situated on Band Road, passing by Askari 1. They can also buy various shelf items and general products from markets near Askari 1 Lahore.
Grocery stores situated at a walkable distance include Awami Shop, Mashallah Store and Naeem Store in Saddar Town, Al Abad Store on Dehli Road near by Kharas Mohalla, Bhatti Departmental Store in Donger Mohallah, Saddar Town, Mamoo General Store and VIP Store on Zarrar Shaheed Road near Karachi Mohalla Old Officers Colony and Freshly Saddar Cantt in Sadar Bazar Lahore. Locals can easily reach these stores in about 12 to 20 minutes on foot.
For fresh vegetables and fruits, residents can go to Askari Fruit & Vegetable Shop placed on Sarfaraz Rafiqui Road, Askari 1. Some more fresh food markets situated nearby are Vegetable & Fruit Market on Wheatman Road, Singhpura and Al-Madina Sabzi & Fruit Shop in New Mazhar Line, Cantt. It takes nearly 12 to 15 minutes to reach the stores by road. Meat stores located at a walk of nearly 12 to 14 minutes include Zenith Meat Shop on Zarrar Shaheed Road near Dubai Chowk and Hajji Beef Shop situated near Dhaka Road, marking Saddar Town.
Medical stores situated at a drive of more or less 5 to 20 minutes are Lucky Medical Store in CHM Colony, Cantt Medical Store on Sarwar Road, dotting Bazaz Mohalla Lahore, Bhai Bhai Medical Store on Allama Iqbal Road near Dharampura, Chaudhry Medical Store on Shalimar Link Road, opposite Police Station of Gunj Mughalpura and New Cantt. Medical Store in Cavalry Ground Mini Market, Lahore.
When it comes to electronics, Sky Links Mobile is situated in Askari 1, near Bilal Colony Darogah Wala. Other stores offering electronics and electric repair services nearby include Evershine Electric Store on Zarrar Shaheed Road, marking Saddar Town, S A Electric Store and Chand Decoration Light on Sagar Road near Saddar Town and A. H. Electronics on Lahore Road, dotting Bakar Mohallah New Officers Colony. Locals can easily walk to these stores in almost 8 to 25 minutes.
Whereas, Bismillah Electric and Hardware Store in Khyber Colony and Sony World near Mian Mir Bridge marking Saddar Town are at a drive of about 10 to 12 minutes.
Mosques in and near Askari 1, Lahore
A wonderful and well-maintained mosque is located in Askari 1, Lahore, enabling residents to pray on time, without the hassle of driving too far.
Other mosques situated in the vicinity are Cantt Courts Mosque on Tufail Road marking Saddar Town, Jamia Masjid Kusar and Ahl Hadith Mosque on Sagar Road dotting Saddar Road, Officers Colony Mosque in Old Officers Colony Lahore and Askari IX Mosque in Askari 9, Block C. It takes just about 10 to 25 minutes to reach these mosques.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Askari 1, Lahore
There’s a huge demand for quality academies due to the number of families living here. A reasonable number of schools, colleges and universities near Askari 1, Lahore is able to successfully fulfil that demand.
Private schools situated within walking distance of almost 15 minutes include Sigma Educational Center in New Officers Colony, Leads Grammar School located in Old Officers Colony and Iqra Taleem-ul-Atfal Foundation Girls Campus on Tufail Road, near Saddar Roundabout. Iqra Taleem-ul-Atfal Foundation Girls Campus is an all-girls school, while Sigma Educational Center and Leads Grammar School are co-educational schools. All these academies offer education from primary to A-levels.
Moreover, public or government schools operational in the vicinity are Cantt Public School System (Ibn-e-Sina Girls Campus) in Old Officers Colony, near Saddar roundabout, CB Public High School and College on Sarwar Road, marking Saddar Town, Lahore Cantt Public High School on Sarwar Road, dotting Saddar Cantonment, Najam Public School in Saddar Bazar Cantt and Blue Star Public School in Bakar Mohallah New Officers Colony.
Cantt Public School System is an exclusive girl’s school, while the remaining follow a c0- education system. Just like private schools, public schools near Askari 5 also offer primary to secondary education. However, they follow the matriculation system. It takes approximately 14 to 20 minutes to reach the mentioned public schools on foot. Furthermore, the neighbouring areas is rife with quality colleges and universities.
Colleges positioned at an estimated walking distance of roughly around 11 to 22 minutes are CB Degree College for Women situated on Zarrar Shaheed Road, marking Saddar Town, Jinnah College for Girls situated in Old Officers Colony Lahore, Peak Solutions College on Zarrar Shaheed Road near Old Officers Colony, Govt. Islamia Inter College For Boys placed on Zarrar Shaheed Road, marking Karachi Mohalla Old Officers Colony, Hawk College Lahore on Zarrar Shaheed Road, passing Saddar Town, CMH Lahore Medical College on Abdul Rehman Road, bordering Sarwar Colony and Garrison College for Girls and Garrison College for Boys on Tufail Road, running through Saddar Town.
CB Degree College for Women is a government college that offers matriculation level education in science and arts, along with intermediate in computer science. Whereas, Jinnah College for Girls (all-girls, private college) provides matriculation in science and arts, intermediate in commerce and computer science, bachelors in commerce and arts, and masters in English, economics, Urdu and Islamiat.
Peak Solutions College is a private college that offers intermediate level education in arts, computer science, general science, engineering and medicine along with short courses including Spoken English, Graphic Designing, Microsoft Foundation, Multimedia, AutoCad, Web Development, Software Development, SEO Course and IELTS Preparation Courses.
Govt. Islamia Inter College for Boys (all-boys, public college) specializes in intermediate degrees pertaining to science, general and arts groups. On the other hand, Hawk College Lahore (co-ed, public college) offers matriculation in science and arts, intermediate in commerce, bachelors in arts, science and commerce and masters in arts, English, Urdu, Islamiat and History.
CMH Lahore Medical College (co-ed, military college) offers Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Hons.) along with other health care courses.
Garrison College for Girls (all-girls, public school) provides degrees of matriculation and intermediate in arts, general science, commerce, engineering and medical.
Garrison College for Boys (all-boys, public school) provides intermediate level education pertaining to the arts, commerce, general science, computer science, medical, humanities, engineering and art groups.
As for universities, University of South Asia (private, Co-ed University) positioned on Tufail Road marking Lahore Cantt offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in computer sciences, management sciences, health and life sciences, architecture, fashion design, electrical engineering, civil engineering, engineering and technology, art and design and humanities. The university is convenient to reach from Askari 1, Lahore in about 20 minutes on foot and 5 minutes by car.
Banks near Askari 1, Lahore
Askari 1, Lahore is a very functional residential area, thanks to its neighbouring areas. From public transport to schools and banks everything is easily available in the vicinity.
Popular banks and their ATMs situated near Askari 1, Lahore are Allied Bank on Tufail Road, marking Bangali Mohalla Lahore, The Bank of Punjab on Tufail Road, dotting Saddar Town, MCB Bank Limited on Lahore Road, running through New Officers Colony, Lahore, Habib Bank Limited on Allama Iqbal Road near Mustafabad and United Bank Limited on Allama Iqbal Road marking Dharampura.
Of the mentioned banks, Allied Bank is the closest, at a distance of about 800 metres and a walking distance of approximately 9 minutes. While others are placed at a distance of almost 1 to 2 km from Askari 5. It takes more or less 5 to 7 minutes to get to these places by road.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Askari 1, Lahore
As for medical facilities, Eye Clinic- ophthalmology clinic is operational in Askari 1, Lahore. Residents suffering from any kind of eyesight problems can visit this clinic to identify the problem and get a solution.
Other clinics near Askari 1, Lahore include Munir Shaheed Dental Clinic in Saddar Town on Tufail Road, Hayat Clinic in Saddar, Cantonment, Al Jannat Clinic on Tufail Road, going through Bangali Mohalla Lahore, Cantt Clinic in Karachi Mohalla Old Officers Colony, Good Hope Clinic in Old Officers Colony between Saddar Roundabout and Shalimar Flyover and Maryam Clinic Maternity Home in Ghausia Colony PAF Colony.
Munir Shaheed Dental Clinic offers all kinds of dental services starting from gum treatments to root canals and much more with the help of expert dentists and proper dental equipment, while Good Hope Clinic is a mental health clinic where a professional psychiatrist offers help to people suffering from mental health problems. Maryam Clinic Maternity Home offers gynaecology and maternity health services to expecting mothers, newborns and women in general. Apart from these clinics, all others mentioned above are general clinics.
You can easily reach these clinics placed at a distance of almost 900 metres to 2 km in about 10 to 26 minutes on foot.
Additionally, proper functional hospitals near Askari 1, Lahore involve Shalamar Hospital on Shalamar Link Road dotting Shalimar Larechs Colony, Zahida Welfare Hospital on Shalamar Link Road marking Singhpura, Surgimed Hospital Lahore on Zafar Ali Road bordering Gulberg 5 Lahore, OMC Hospital on Jail Road opposite Kinnard College and Hijaz Hospital Lahore in Block D1 of Gulberg 3 on Sir Syed Road Lahore.
OMC Hospital, Hijaz Hospital and Shalamar Hospital are donation-based medical centres that provide quality medical and diagnostic services. Its departments include general surgery, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, ENT, burns and plastic surgery, gynae and obstetrics urology, diabetes, physiotherapy and paediatrics to name a few. Hijaz Hospital also has special medical machines used to perform mammograms and radiology.
Meanwhile, Surgimed Hospital is a tertiary care hospital that specializes in medical services pertaining to dermatology, cardiology, surgery, dentistry, ENT, general medicine, gynaecology, orthopaedics, neurology and urology.
The aforementioned hospitals are a little over 5 to 8 km away, which makes it a drive of 11 to 17 minutes.
PROPERTIES IN Askari 1, Lahore
Sales Price Trends in Askari 1, Lahore
Askari 1, Lahore is primarily an apartment complex so a reasonable number of flats are up for sale here. If you’re interested in buying flats in Askari 1, Lahore the following sale price analysis might be helpful.
However, please note these prices are not fixed and can change, depending on the real estate market’s condition.
Houses for Sale in Askari 1, Lahore
Houses of 10 marla are being developed in Askari 1 and are going to be offered for sale in the future. The anticipated price for upcoming houses of 10 marla is anywhere between PKR 80 lakh and PKR 2.35 crore.
Flats for Sale in Askari 1, Lahore
For now, some studio flats and a decent number of two and three-bedroom apartments are up for sale here. The asking price of studio apartments goes up to PKR 1.95 crore, while the price for 2-bed flats goes up to PKR 1.35 crore and the price for 3-bed flats in Askari 1 Lahore is between PKR 1 crore and PKR 2.1 crore. In future, 4-bed flats are also going to be offered for sale.
Rent Price Trends in Askari 1, Lahore
Some property units are also up for rent in Askari 1, Lahore.
Houses for Rent in Askari 1, Lahore
For now, a double-story house is up on rent in Askari 1 Lahore. The rent price for houses in Askari 1, Lahore is around PKR 60 thousand.
Flats for Rent in Askari 1, Lahore
Few flats are up on rent in Askari 1, Lahore. For now, flats consisting of 3-bedrooms are up on rent, with time flats studio apartments, 1 and 2 bed flats and flats over 3 bedroom may also be offered on rent. The monthly rental for 3-bed flats is between PKR 40 thousand and PKR 62 thousand.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Askari 1, Lahore
Askari 1 Lahore is just a little over 3 km from the famous Mall of Lahore. The mall, that has been listed among the best malls of Lahore is home to famous boutiques, retail shops, home accessory stores, hyper-marts and independent eateries in the food court. From window shopping to shopping for big items like fridge and TVs, everything is possible in Mall of Lahore situated near Lahore Cantt, at a drive of around 11 minutes.
Other shopping complexes and malls near Askari 1 Lahore where shoppers can explore various kinds of stores include H-mall on Shalimar Link Road, passing through Gunj Mughalpura, Fortress Square Mall in Fortress Stadium positioned on Mian Mir Bridge, Gulberg Galleria on Main Boulevard Gulberg, Alvi Grand Mall on Zarrar Shaheed Road marking Al-Faisal Town, New Auriga Shopping Mall in Block G, Gulberg 2, Pace Shopping Mall in Block E1, Gulberg 3 and Xinhua Mall in Block B2, Gulberg 3, Lahore.
The malls are placed at a distance of about 2 to 9 km by road. It takes about 10 to 20 minutes to reach these places. Moreover, a shopping area, full of retail shops, called Mian Mir Bazar is also situated at a drive of almost 6 minutes. The stores in this bazar offer stitched and unstitched eastern wears.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Askari 1, Lahore
Askari 1, Lahore is a vibrant community offering some scale cafes to keep foodies living here satisfied. Restaurants and cafes situated here include Domeno Hut Pizza, O’Cheese Pizza Takeout, Kernel’s Kitchen and Burgies Grill and Fries on Sarfaraz Rafiqui Road.
Besides restaurants in Askari 1, Lahore, restaurants running nearby entail Nawabi Foods and Capri Broast and Chinese Restaurant on Sagar Road, marking Bangali Mohalla Saddar Town, Lahore Karahi Family Restaurant on Tufail Road bordering Donger Mohallah Saddar Town, Captains Cook in Karachi Mohalla Old Officers Colony and Chicks Inn Restaurant on Zarrar Road, Cantonment Lahore. These restaurants are located at a distance of almost 1 to 2 km from Askari 1. You can easily reach these spots in more or less 11 to 14 minutes on foot.
A few bakeries can also be spotted in the proximity. Most popular ones situated nearby are Gourmet Bakers on Tufail Road, marking Saddar Town, Rahat Bakers on Aziz Bhatti Road, Cantt, New Rahat Bakers & Sweets on Allama Iqbal Road bordering Mustafabad, Bread & Beyond on Allama Iqbal Road and Cakes & Bakes on Durand Road, Garhi Shaho.
The bakeries are about 1 to 7 km from Askari 1, placed at an estimated commute time of 4 to 18 minutes.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Askari 1, Lahore
People involved in sports activities can play various games in Askari 1 Sports Ground. Moreover, Children’s playground and Askari Playground located in Askari 1, Lahore have been devised especially for children and their sports activities.
Additionally, sports grounds located in adjoining areas are Lahore Garrison Golf & Country Club on Amjad Chauhdry Road near Saddar Town, Spartans Sports Club in Block E of Askari 9, Mian Mir Sports Complex on Anand Road marking Upper Mall Scheme, Griffin Badminton Club on Park Road near Mughalpura Lahore, LDA Sports Complex Tajpura in Ghaziabad and Sports Complex in F Block of DHA Phase 8. It takes about 8 to 16 minutes by road to reach these sport activity places.
Besides sports activities, those fond of fitness can become a member of Dogar Health Gym in Police Officers Colony, Asim Fitness Centre on Sagar Road, marking Saddar Town, Cuts and Shape Fitness Centre in Old Officers Colony and Nauman Fitness Centre on Lahore Road, bordering New Officers Colony. The gyms are situated at a walking distance of nearly 10 to 20 minutes.
Parks in and near Askari 1, Lahore
As expected from a family area, along with sports grounds, Askari 1 also has an exclusive park. The open green space has swings for children, benches and ample space to walk or jog. The park is extremely well-maintained and frequented by a good number of families living in the area.
Other lawns and parks situated in adjoining areas are Saleem Park in P.A.F. New Officer's Colony, Muhammadi Park in Ghaziabad, Bara Dari Park in Umar Colony, Nizami Children Park in Larechs Colony 4, Bismillah Park in Ghaziabad and Green Park Fortress Lahore in Saddar Town, near Joyland. The parks are about 2 to 4 km from this area and it usually takes 8 to 15 minutes to get here by road.
Salons and Spas in and near Askari 1, Lahore
Two salons, Deeba Beauty Salon and Barkha’s Beauty Salon are functional in Askari 1 Lahore. The former is located on Sarfaraz Rafiqui Road and the latter is in Hurmain Tower on Bund Road, dotting Askari 1.
Both salons offer various personal care and hair care treatments to residents. People living nearby also come for different kinds of beauty treatments in the salons in Askari 1.
Furthermore, salons and spas near Askari 1 Lahore are Saj Beauty Parlor and Paradise Beauty Salon on Tufail Road, dotting Saddar Town, Lite Beauty Salon in Old Officers Colony and Shakira's Signature Beauty Salon in Block C of Askari 9, Lahore. Locals can easily access these parlours in about 4 to 10 minutes by car.
Cinemas near Askari 1, Lahore
A couple of cinemas near Askari 1 Lahore, showcasing latest feature films, animated films and 3D films are listed below:
- PAF Cinema on Sarfaraz Rafiqui Road, beside Attock petrol pump, Cantt: Residents of Askari 1, Lahore often visit PAF Cinema. The family cinema has a comfortable seating arrangement and an excellent sound system.
- Cinestar on the fourth floor of Xinhua Mall on Mian Mehmood Ali Kasoor Road: Cinestar, one of the best Cinema's of Lahore is a favourite spot for weekend movie plans.
- Cinepax Fortress on the second floor of Fortress Square Shopping Mall: Cinepax is famous among people of Lahore. From well-trained staff and management to a great atmoshphere, the movie theatre has it all.
It takes more or less 10 to 20 minutes by road to reach these cinemas near Askari 1 Lahore.
What makes Askari 1, Lahore a wonderful area to live is its neighbourhood. From small towns to big housing societies, many important areas can be found in adjoining areas.
Proper towns and societies nearby include Shadman, PAF Officers Colony, Royal Garrison Enclave Housing Society, Civil Defence Housing Society, Lahore Cantt, Saddar Town, CMH Lahore, New Officers Colony, Askari 9, Ghausia Colony, Cavalry Ground and Paragon City, Lahore.
Allama Iqbal International Airport and Mughalpura Railway Station are also nearby. Moreover, Lahore Zoo on 90 Mall Road, Joyland in Fortress Stadium, Saddar Town, Sindbad in Saddar Town on Fortress Stadium Circular Road and the historical Shalimar Bagh in Shalamar Town are also situated in the vicinity.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Askari Housing Societies are among the top-most secure residential areas of the city. Askari 1 Lahore also follows suit. The society is safe, neat and well-maintained. These are just some of the factors that make this place attractive. However, since this is an apartment complex, only flats are available for sale here.
Those interested in buying houses and plots may consider any of the neighbouring areas.
Nevertheless, Askari 1 may not have many properties available for now, but further developments are underway and one can expect better opportunities in the near future.
Importance of Askari 1, Lahore from major locations nearby
- Situated at a drive of only about 4 minutes from Saddar Town, Lahore
- It takes just around 6 minutes to reach New Officers Colony, Lahore
- It takes just about 7 minutes to reach Ghausia Colony, Lahore
- Similarly, Mughalpura Railway Station is also positioned at a drive of almost 7 minutes
- Askari 9, Lahore is placed at a drive of nearly 8 minutes
- Sindbad is located at a drive of more or less 12 minutes
- PAF Officers Colony is placed at a drive of approximately 13 minutes
- Joyland is also situated at a drive of almost 13 minutes
- Similarly, Shalimar Bagh is also located at a drive of almost 13 minutes
- Royal Garrison Enclave Housing Society is situated at a road trip of around 14 minutes
- It takes a road trip of more or less 16 minutes to reach Civil Defence Housing Society Lahore Cantt
- Similarly, Cavalry Ground and Paragon City, Lahore are also at a drive of about 16 minutes
- CMH Lahore is located at a drive of almost 16 minutes
- It takes nearly 17 minutes to reach Allama Iqbal International Airport by road
- It takes about 19 minutes to reach Shadman Town, Lahore by road
- Lahore Zoo is situated at a drive of almost 21 minutes by road