ABOUT FAISAL COLONY OKARA
Spanning a total of 18.36 acres, Faisal Colony Okara is a purely residential area with all sorts of facilities located nearby. A mosque, Tayyab Masjid, is located in the heart of this colony; it’s a few minutes’ walk away from every corner of the neighbourhood. Faisal Colony also has a small park named Faisal Colony Park. Close to the park there is an Islamic college-cum-university that lets you opt for B.A. and M.A. while providing you Islamic education alongside.
Popular neighbourhoods and projects near Faisal Colony Okara are Khan Colony 1 and 2, Model Town, Javed Town, Rehmatullah Town, Chaudhry Colony, Gulshan Iqbal Town, Usman Block, Abdullah Block, Saad City, Al Raheem City and Green City.
Faisalabad Road is a major artery of Okara, which is within walking distance from Faisal Colony Okara. Several other important thoroughfares are in close access to the area too. One 4-L Road is one of them, linking all the above mentioned areas and projects to the major arteries, Faisalabad Road and Rao Sikandar Iqbal Road.
AT A GLANCE
- Purely residential area
- Tayyab Masjid located in the area
- Majority of the facilities are at a walkable distance
- Residents can turn to Faisal Park for evening walks
- At a walking distance from the main Faisalabad Road
- The famous Company Bagh and Gol Chowk are in close reach
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
The following facilities can be found within and nearby the area.
Public Transport near Faisal Colony Okara
When looking for public transport near Faisal Colony Okara, one will not have to go far as Faisalabad Road has a couple of bus stops. One is Khan Colony Stop, AKA Ankhon wala haspataal bus stop, reachable in 12 minutes by foot. It is a famous bus stop that proves quite helpful for not only the residents of Faisal Colony but also for Khan Colony, Gulshan Iqbal Town, Chaudhry Colony, Abdullah Block, Javed Town and Model Town. Then there is Purani Kachehri Bus Stop between Faisalabad Road and Stadium Road. The stop can be accessed after a 16 minutes’ walk from the area and the residents can easily catch their respective bus from these bus stops.
Other common modes of transport in the city are Qingqi and auto rickshaws. Auto rickshaws can be found anywhere on the streets of Okara whereas to catch a Qingqi, you will have to head to the main roads.
For intercity transport, the Daewoo Terminal 9 minutes’ drive away. Located on Multan Road, Siddique Nagar, the junction is about 3 km away. It is clean, has a café and has a waiting area for the passengers. The junction also serves as a stop between Lahore and Sahiwal.
If you wish to catch a train for travelling intercity then Okara Railway Station is an 8-minute drive from the area. The station is situated on Benazir Road, Samadpura, which is a little less than 3 km. The existence of this railway station dates back to 1892 and is recently going through renovation and maintenance.
Markets near Faisal Colony Okara
For markets near Faisal Colony Okara, X Block, Street Number 1 of Shafiq Town holds a weekly Jumerat Bazaar (Thursday Market) where one can find fresh produce, unstitched fabric, shoes, bags and much more. It can be spotted after a 1.5 km drive from Faisal Colony, in about 5 minutes.
Close to Gol Chowk, there are a number of options for buying your groceries. Ghalla Mandi (Farmer’s Market), Purani Sabzi Mandi (Old Vegetable Market), AKA Purani Maal Mandi, and Fawara Chowk Market are all within a 10 minutes’ drive from Faisal Colony. Overall, these markets are commonly known as Okara Main Bazaar, from where you can find everything you need at home – fruits, vegetables, meat, grains and other grocery items.
It is one of the oldest markets of Pakistan where the farmers used to sell their grains and other produce. The market was specifically planned opposite to the railway station and a platform was built so that the grains that were to be sold, could easily be loaded on to the freight train. The market has six gates, one of which was reserved for a freight train loading platform. A large mosque is maintained right in the centre of the market. The market also maintains an overhead water tank that supplies water to the locals of the city.
Regardless of how much you stock up, a quick run to the nearby grocery store is inevitable. For this purpose there is a mart in Faisal Colony Okara that goes by the name Family Mart. It is located close to Faisalabad Road, a mere 3-minute walk. Asim Tufail Store is another grocery store located close by on Faisal Colony No. 2 main road. It is also a 3-minute walk from the area.
Mosques and Churches in and near Faisal Colony Okara
Tayyab Masjid is a mosque in Faisal Colony Okara, easily walkable in less than 5 minutes. Being a Muslim majority area, it is very important to have a mosque at a convenient distance so that the residents can easily walk up to the facility for their five daily prayers.
A few other mosques near Faisal Colony Okara are Jamia Masjid Umar Farooq on Khan Colony Road, Khan Colony No. 1, at a 4-minute walking distance and Ghulaman-e-Rasool Masjid on Street No. 1, Rehmatullah Town, at a 5-minute walking distance.
For churches near Faisal Town Okara, there is a church near the Football Stadium on Stadium Road, proving to be a distance of hardly 2.5 km.
Schools, Colleges & Universities in and near Faisal Colony Okara
There are several schools in and near Faisal Colony Okara. Punjab Science High School and Govt. Girls Elementary School are located on Faisal Colony Main Road. Schools in Faisal Colony No. 2 include The Horizon School on Street 1, near Ali Trust Eye Hospital. It is a Montessori to Matric School based at a 5 to 10 minutes’ walking distance. Falcon Public School is another school in Faisal Colony No. 2, with a separate girls and boys wing. The girls’ wing should be a 6-minute walk whereas the boys’ wing would take 7 minutes on foot.
Other schools near Faisal Colony Okara include the following ones.
- Pak Pioneer’s Schools is a Playgroup to Matric school on Rehmat Pura Main Street, Rehmat Ullah Town, accessible after 5 minutes’ walk
- Al Kousar Public Model School on Street No. 3, Check 51-3-R, taking the same amount of time to reach
- Islamia Public School is a middle school in Khan Colony No. 1, also at a similar distance
- Al-Fatima Public Middle School in Khan Colony almost a similar distance, taking a minute more to reach by foot
- Iqra Science Model Boys High School in Shahzad Park, Okara is a 10-minutes walk away or a 3-minute drive away
For higher education, there is a college in Faisal Colony named Al Furqan College on Faisal Colony Main Road, a few minutes’ walk away from Tayyab Masjid. The college offers F.A and B.A along with Islamic education. Since quite a few years now, their students have been securing positions throughout the district and in the provincial board, in both F.A and B.A.
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology is a wing of COMSATS University Islamabad. It’s a reputable institution near Faisal Colony Okara, located on IMT Road, 165 Chan Pir Road, Rehmatullah Town, easily accessible through a 7-minute walk from the town.
There are plenty more colleges near Faisal Colony. Let’s have a look:
- Heritage International College on Faisalabad Road, towards Model Town is at a 5-minute drive
- Zikria College Okara is in Javed Town, located around 2 km away from the abode
- Girls College Okara is located close to Ghory Shah Qabristan, reachable after a 5-minute drive through Faisalabad Road and Stadium Road, respectively
- Fast Computer College on Main Street, Government Colony Main Road, Govt. Colony, a little more than a kilometre’s distance
- Government Commerce College Okara in X Block, Govt. Colony, Shafiq Town at a distance of 1.5 km
As for universities near Faisal Colony Okara, you might want to consider the following options: Okara campus of Virtual University is situated a 4-minute walk away, on Faisalabad Road, Khan Colony. Institute of Management & Technology (IMT), on the other hand, has its old campus in Rehmat Ullah Town, after a 7-minute walk. The new campus of IMT is located near Suffa Educational Complex, around 3 km away.
As for government universities, the Government Post Graduate College for Women and Govt. Post Graduate College for Boys are both in vicinity to the Stadium Road, accessible after a 1.5 km drive. The institution offers I.Com, B.Com, B.A, B.Sc, and M.A.
Furthermore, the University of Okara on Samadpura Road, Samadpura is also a government university offering a range of different courses. It is accessible after an 8-minute drive and a distance of up to 3 km.
Banks near Faisal Colony Okara
To carry out our day to day financial transactions, the residents would look out for the banks near Faisal Colony Okara. There are a number of bank branches along the Faisalabad Road stretch, namely United Bank Limited, Bank of Pakistan, and Allied Bank Limited. These are within walking distance of Faisal Colony but driving to these places would be a safer approach, taking no more than 2-5 minutes to reach.
For other bank branches, you will have to head towards Gol Chowk, where you will find a myriad of them clustered around the bazaars. There is a branch of Apna Bank Limited, National Bank of Pakistan, Faysal Bank, Bank Al Habib Ltd – accessible after a 3-km drive.
Ravi Road also has a bunch of them along its length, namely The Bank of Khyber, Soneri Bank Ltd., Allied Bank Ltd., Dubai Islamic Bank, Faysal Bank and Summit Bank.
The area has over-the-ground electrical setup. The closest grid station is on Dipalpur Road, a 7-minute drive away, while the second closest one is in Samadpura, an 11-minute drive away. Both are 132KV and are powered by Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO). As far as the other utilities are concerned, gas lines are installed underground and the supply is active.
Clinics and Hospitals near Faisal Colony Okara
Talking about the healthcare facilities, there is an eye care hospital in Faisal Colony Okara, named Hassan Eye Hospital which should be at a walking distance from every corner of the society.
Other health facilities are outside of the premises but in immediate vicinity to the area. There is Doctor Khaleeq uz Zamaan Medical Clinic in Faisal Colony No. 2, at a 3-minute walking distance. Located in Khan Colony, accessible in 5 minutes by foot, Manahil Maternity Home and Clinic is also a reasonable clinic near Faisal Colony.
Ali Trust Eye Hospital is another Eye Care Center found in proximity to the area. It is located on Khan Colony Road, after a 4-minute walk from the neighbourhood.
This brings us to the hospitals near Faisal Colony. One of which is Qari Hospital in Nawab Colony, on Girls College Road, towards Aamir Colony, reachable after a 5-minute drive and a distance of nearly 2 km. The hospital is operational round the clock with several renowned doctors associated with it.
District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital Okara is located close to Captain Safder Shaheed Park on Link Road, reachable through a drive of almost 2 km. The paramedics are cooperative and well-trained, and hospital is clean and well equipped for all sorts of medical diagnosis, surgical procedures and emergency healthcare services.
A couple of other hospitals near Faisal Colony Okara are as follows.
- Saeed Surgical Complex on Chan Pir Road, Rehmatullah Town, at a 3-minute drive
- Jameela Rafique Memorial Hospital in Karem (Karim) Town, at a 4-minute drive
Security in Faisal Colony Okara
Police Station A Division is located a 3-minute drive from the area. It helps maintain security in Faisal Colony Okara. Furthermore, if you want to take additional security measures, you can go ahead and hire a security guard or install CCTV cameras at the entrance and the other important points of your home.
PROPERTIES IN FAISAL COLONY OKARA
Sales Price Trends in Faisal Colony Okara
Faisal Colony Okara is offering a good number of residential properties for sale. The type of properties you can expect to find in the area are houses and residential plots and the sale price trends of these properties are elaborated below.
Houses for Sale in Faisal Colony Okara
The houses for sale in Faisal Colony Okara come in different types and sizes. You’ll find units between 3 marla and 12 marla, with their prices starting from PKR 45 lakh, going up to PKR 2.3 crore. You can find a 5 marla house for sale in Faisal Colony Okara for as low as PKR 60 lakh to PKR 1 crore, and a 10 marla house for as low as PKR 1.25 crore to PKR 2.3 crore.
Plots for Sale in Faisal Colony Okara
Coming to the plots for sale in Faisal Colony Okara, there are a limited number of options to choose from. The prices of these plots start from PKR 35 lakh and go up to PKR 70 lakh or more with sizes starting from 6 marla onwards to 1 kanal.
Rental Price Trends in Faisal Colony Okara
Renting is a more affordable option of living. For those of you who are interested in renting, Faisal Colony Okara is also offering a limited number of properties on rent, the majority of which are houses. The rental price trends of these properties are elaborated below.
House for Rent in Faisal Colony Okara
The houses for rent in Faisal Colony Okara come in a range of different types and sizes. There are single storey houses, double storey ones and multi storey ones. The sizes start from 4 marla onwards while the prices start from PKR 20 thousand and goes up to PKR 25 thousand.
Faisal Colony Okara also offers commercial properties for sale, from time to time. These properties are either commercial plots, buildings or shops for sale. The prices of these properties start from PKR 20 lakh and go up to PKR 2.5 crore.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls near Faisal Colony Okara
To find shopping malls near Faisal Colony Okara, heading towards the Gol Chowk is a good idea. You will find Anwar Shopping Mall near Captain Safder Shaheed Park Company Bagh, in Block F. The mall features a variety of clothing for kids, ladies and gents, at a drive of almost 5 minutes. As you proceed there is Makkah Center in Block D, after a minute more of drive, a total of approximately 2 km. The center is home to multiple brand outlets and local stores. You will find Metro Shoes, Stylo, Edenrobe, Servis Shoes, Borjan, and several local names for kids’ and adults’ clothing.
Tahir Shopping Centre in Block C is a 10-minute drive away. The place has all sorts of clothing options and uniform, cosmetics, jewellery, crockery, utensils, accessories and much more to offer. Nawab Din Shopping Center and Al Barkat Shopping Center are also in vicinity.
Restaurants and Bakeries near Faisal Colony Okara
When it comes to restaurants near Faisal Colony Okara, the majority of them are found close to Faisalabad Road. Madni Food’s, a fast food restaurant, is a 4-minute walk away. The place is well-reviewed for its fresh juices.
Khan Baba Restaurant is a regular eatery located on the opposite side of the road, towards Model Town. The place is pretty economical and stays open late at night. Decent Refreshment Point is also a reasonable fast food joint on Faisalabad Road, towards Khan Colony No. 1. Other options along the length of Faisalabad Road include the following ones, all of which are within a 5-minute drive from Faisal Colony Okara.
- Bismillah Nashta House & Naan Shop towards Chaudhry Colony
- Panjab Chaska House is another restaurant located towards Chaudhry Colony
- Food Street Restaurant is a little away from the road, next to Bismillah Petrol Pump, in Khan Colony
Some restaurants near Faisal Colony that have received tremendous reviews from its customers and visitors include the ones near Gol Chowk. As you proceed towards the roundabout, you will come across Chaman Icecream on Tehsil Road, Waris Colony, Aamir Colony after around a kilometre’s distance. Chaman Ice Cream is a popular name in Punjab where they make ice cream, falooda and other such desserts from the products that they fetch from their own dairy farms. They also have a famous Milk supply chain called Chaman Dairy.
A few metres from it, you will find SRAW Green Chilli Pizza Hut, Well Beans Café & Grill and the famous Mulla Fruit Chat Shop. SRAW Green Chilli Pizza Hut is located close to SRAW Chowk and this establishment is popular for its variety of pizzas. Well Beans Café & Grill Okara is one of the very few fine dining restaurants in Okara, at a 1.5 km drive from the area. The restaurant is almost 5 years old now and their prices are a bit on the higher end. Mulla Fruit Chat Shop is particularly famous for their fresh juices, chaat and ice cream. There are other options around Gol Chowk too, if you have the will to explore.
This brings us to the bakeries near Faisal Colony Okara. After a 3-minute drive, there is Zaiqa Sweets on One 4-L Road which is an economical sweet shop. Then there is a branch of Delhi Sweets & Bakers at Venus Chowk, a little more than a kilometre’s distance. They do sweets like no one else in Okara and their bakery items are also fresh. Some of their must-try items are Almond Milk, Motichoor, and Qalaqand. Other bakeries nearby include the following ones.
- Hameed Sweets and Bakers is located on Faisalabad Road, at a distance of nearly 1.5 km
- Cakes & Bakes is a good name for cakes, be it customised ones or readymade. It is located in Block F coming after a 4-minute drive
- Karmawala Bakers and Confectioners in the corner of Main Street New Lalazar, Waris Colony at a 1.5 km distance approximately
- Another branch of Hameed Sweets and Bakers in Block D near Gol Chowk a little more than 2 km away
- Another branch of Delhi Sweets & Bakers on G.T Road, towards Rehman Colony at an 8-minute drive
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Fitness Centres and Sports Facilities near Faisal Colony Okara
There are quite a few gyms and fitness centres near Faisal Colony Okara. Smart Shape Ladies Gym is one of them, located in Faisal Colony No. 2. Ali Health Club in Aziz Yaqoob Town is also a gym that can be accessed on foot, taking around 9 minutes to reach.
Other gyms roughly a 5-minute drive away include:
- District Gymnasium Okara as part of Jinnah Stadium
- Body Fuel Gym on the second street of Waris Colony, Samadpura
- National Gymnastic Centre which is part of Company Bagh
As for sports facilities near Faisal Colony Okara, there are a couple of them within a few minutes’ drive. Okara Football Academy New Campus Sports Ground on Faisalabad Road, is located towards Chaudhry Colony side, reachable in 5 minutes by car. The facility teaches how to play football to children as well as adults.
Football Stadium on Stadium Road, also known as Municipal Stadium and Okara Sports Club, is at a distance of 2 km from the area. Government College is found to be situated close by. The club not only has a Football ground but also includes Badminton, Tennis, and Hockey ground as well as a Gym facility. City Swimming Pool is also located side by side to the club.
Parks in and near Faisal Colony Okara
Why go far when you have a park in Faisal Colony Okara? Faisal Colony Park is located within the boundaries, and is at a walking distance for the residents of both Faisal Colony and Faisal Colony 2.
However, if you wish to visit a larger, more spacious park, then a good park near Faisal Colony Okara is Captain Safder Shaheed Park, also known as Company Bagh. Located between Tehsil Road and Link Road, the park is at a distance of around 1.5 km from the area. It takes 5 minutes to reach by car and with a jogging track, it is a good facility for walking and jogging. The park is open for public and is often relished as a picnic spot by the families. Added to this, it also has National Gymnastic Centre.
Beauty Salons near Faisal Colony Okara
A few beauty salons near Faisal Colony Okara that can be accessed on foot include Nimra Beauty Parlor, Shades Signature Salon, Anam Ismail and Care Beauty Point. Nimra Beauty Parlor is a part of Rehmatullah Town, reachable in 5 minutes by foot. Anam Ismail and Shades Signature Salon are both in Fateh Town, at a walking distance of 7 minutes. Shades Signature Salon does a wonderful job of party and bridal makeup.
Other salons near Faisal Colony Okara include Khushboo Beauty Parlour and Training Center, Allenora Annie’s Signature Salon on Tehsil Road, Ali Colony, Khushboo Beauty Parlour and Training Center in Yaqoob Town, and Rewaj Beauty Salon on Benazir Road, Karim Town – accessible in 5 to 10 minutes by car.
Salons for men include Asghar Ali Beauty Salon in Government Colony, Shafiq Town. Shazee and Styles Men’s Salon and Jimmy & Guy Men’s Salon in Block F. JJ Hair Saloon on Tehsil Road, Block D. And, Abdullah Hair Cut in Block A.
Company Bagh is located between Link Road and Tehsil Road, and is a 4-minute drive from the neighbourhood. The Bagh (English: Garden) has a lot of greenery, some monumental figures, fountain and statues of wildlife. [More details regarding the park cum garden are provided under the heading of Parks near Faisal Colony Okara.]
Gol Chowk is a famous mention in Okara, which is around a 2 km distance from Faisal Colony. Gol Chowk, or Gole Chowk, and Okara Railway Station were discovered back in the 1800s. Some of the must visit places near the roundabout include the Okara Railway Station (obviously), Jamia Masjid Usmania and Captain Safder Shaheed Park.
Okara Railway Station is mostly famous for its history. The premises has recently been renovated to help it overcome the test of time otherwise its structure would be more than 125 years old now. It is around 2.5 km away, taking 8 minutes to reach.
Jamia Masjid Usmania is a beautiful and historical mosque of Okara city, located between the bazaars of Gol Chowk. The sellers, buyers, visitors and all Muslims stand as one in the mosque with no discrimination of cast, colour or class between them. It has an Indo-Islamic architecture inspired from the Mughal era and should take you a 2-km drive to reach from Faisal Colony.
Some must try local eateries around Gol Chowk include Mulla Fruit Chat and Ice cream, which is famous for its cream chat, fruit chaat, fresh juices, and milk shakes. Shani Shawarma, on the other hand, is famous for its burgers and shawarma.
However, if you are feeling a bit fancy then Well Beans Café & Grill, Cheezious and Fri Chicks are some renowned, high-end dine-in spots near Gol Chowk.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Faisal Colony Okara is a purely residential area in proximity to Faisalabad Road. It has a park, mosque, grocery stores and schools. The majority of the other facilities are also located within walkable distance from the area. Some popular areas found nearby include Khan Village, Rehmatullah Town, Gulshan Iqbal Town, and Model Town, among others. The location of Faisal Colony Okara is such that it will take you around 5 minutes to reach Company Bagh, Gol Chowk, Okara Railway Station and other famous visiting points of the city.
Faisalabad Road, which is a major artery of the city, can be accessed within a 2- to 5-minute walk from Faisal Colony Okara. In addition, One 4-L Road connects Faisal Colony to two major arteries of Okara: Faisalabad Road and Rao Sikandar Iqbal Road. So, you don’t really have to worry about connectivity if you’re considering living in Faisal Colony Okara.
Importance of Faisal Colony, Okara from major locations nearby
- Company Bagh is around 1.5 km away
- Government College is hardly 2 km away
- Gol Chowk is also around 2 km away
- Okara Railway Station is nearly 2.5 km away
- Jamia Masjid Usmania is also around 2 km away