ABOUT FGEHF ISLAMABAD
In 1988, the Federal Government of Pakistan took an initiative to provide a self-financing housing plan to its employees. This project received tremendous response from federal government workers. The Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation or FGEHF was launched in March 1990 and enrolled as a company which comes under the legislation of Companies Ordinance, 1984. Within five years, around 16000 houses were built under the said plan in Islamabad and around 4000 plots were allocated to successful candidates.
In March 1992, the second phase of this project gave a remarkable boost to the city’s real estate market and helped tackle an acute dearth of residential properties in the federal capital. Later on, this scheme was also introduced in Karachi and Peshawar to fulfil housing needs of federal government official2s in those cities.
This housing scheme is situated on Kashmir Highway, a prime location in the city, near G.T. Road and motorways M-1 and M-2. FGE Housing Foundation includes Scheme Phase I to Phase V and PM Special Allocation housing scheme. Ongoing projects of this housing scheme are Phases VI to X. Each phase comprises different sectors and sub-sectors such as PM Special Allocation categorized into E-12, D-12, I-8, G-11 and G-10 Islamabad, Phase I has I-8 and G-11 sectors, Phase II has Sector E-12 and D-12, and Phase III has G-13 and G-14/4. Similarly, Phase IV has Sectors G-14/1, 14/2 and 14/3 while Phase V possesses apartments in Sectors G-11/3 and G/4.
FGE Housing Foundation intends to introduce state-of-the-art amenities along with a modern lifestyle for federal government employees. This society offers 5 marla, 10 marla, and 1 kanal residential and commercial properties for sale. However, those who cannot afford to buy can also avail rental options.
AT A GLANCE
- Caters to federal government employees
- Project categorized into different sectors and sub-sectors
- Well connected to GT Road and motorways M-1 and M-2
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in FGEHF Islamabad
Residents of FGEHF Islamabad usually use their cars to travel in the city. However, they can also make use of five bus stands located in the society, including Wagon Stop in G-10/4, G-9 Markaz Bus Stop, Naizi Express, Mansehra Wagon Stop in Sector G-9. People can also access other transportation services like rickshaws, taxi, Uber, and Careem.
Mosques, Imam Bargahs and Churches in FGEHF Islamabad
There are a number of mosques in almost each sector of Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation, including Tooba Mosque and Jamia Mosque in G-10/4, Babri Mosque in G-10 near Sawan Road, Jammia Masjid Muhammadiya near Mauve Area G-10, Osman Mosque in G-10/1, Mosque Ghos-e-Azam in G-10/2, Taqwa Aiman Mosque in G-9/1, Abu Bakar Mosque in G-11/1 and Dhok Abdullah Mosque in G-12. Masjid and Imam Bargah Imam Hassan A.S and Imam Hassan Mosque are also located in G-10 Sector.
There are also some churches located in G Sector of FGE Housing Foundation like Foursquare Church and Emmanuel Church in G-8 and St. Thomas’ Church in G-7.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in FGEHF Islamabad
Each sector of the Federal Government Employee Housing Foundation has some notable private and public schools. You can find The Educators in G-12 while Sir Syed Public School, The Leads School and Al-hamd School of Islam and Modern Sciences in G-10/1 Sector. Other schools like Pak Turk International School, Allied School, The Knowledge City School and Almustafa School are located in G-10/2. Similarly, Hira Islamic School System and F.G Junior Model School are situated in Sector G-9.
There are also a number of colleges located in every sector like Islamabad Model College for Boy and Islamabad Model College for Girls in Sector F, Pak Turk International College, Scienta Vision College and Federal Government College for Girls are in G-10. Other nearby colleges are Tibbia College Rawalpindi near I.J.P Road, IQRA College of Technical Education and Govt. College for Elementary Teachers are situated in H Block.
Furthermore, some notable universities of FGE Housing Foundation are located in G-10 Sector, including Muslim Youth University, NISA University and the Virtual University of Pakistan. Other top-notch universities are also located nearby including National University of Modern Languages and Iqra University in H Block while FAST National University Islamabad is situated near A.K Brohi Road. Similarly, Famous International Islamic University Islamabad is located in H-10 while Preston University and Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology are placed in H-8 Block.
Banks in FGEHF Islamabad
One can find several banks located in each sector of the FGE Housing Foundation. For instance, Allied Bank, Meezan Bank, Askari Bank, National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited, JS Bank, Soneri Bank, Habib Bank Limited and the Bank of Punjab are located in Sector G-9, G-10, G-11, and G-14. In addition, all these banks also have their ATM machines spread across the society.
Clinics and Hospitals in FGEHF Islamabad
FGE Housing Foundation has a number of hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and dispensaries in almost all of its sectors. In G-10, residents can visit Shifa Hospital and Dialysis Unit, Get Well Medical Centre while there is also a Shifa Medical Centre in F-11 Markaz. Other hospitals like KRL Hospital, Agha Khan Health Centre and Ali Hospital are located in G-9 Sector, NORI Hospital in G-8, Ali Medical Centre in F-8 Markaz, PAF Hospital in E-9 and Care N Cure Dental Clinic is situated in E-11 Sector.
PROPERTIES IN FGEHF ISLAMABAD
Sale Price Trends in FGEHF Islamabad
Plots for Sale in FGEHF Islamabad
FGE Housing Foundation offers residential and commercial plots and plot files that almost always guarantee maximum returns. One can get 5 marla residential plots at the cost of PKR 6 lakh whereas, the price of 10 marla residential plots starts at PKR 15 lakh, going up to PKR 60 lakh. Similarly, 1 Kanal plots are also available in FGE Housing Foundation for PKR 34 lakh to PKR 4 crore, along with an easy instalment plan.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls and Markets in FGEHF Islamabad
FGE Housing Foundation, Islamabad is an ongoing project but there are a number of malls and markets operating within the society like Sheraz Market, Bhatti Market and Khan Market in G-10/3, Umar Market in G-10/4, Azeem Plaza and Hasan Cloth House in G-10 Markaz. There are a number of retail outlets located in Sector G-9 like Outfitters Factory Outlet, One Dollar Store, Hush Puppies and Service Shoes. However, Punjab Cash and Carry and Al Jannat Mall are also situated in G-9 Markaz. Some general stores like Tony Tone General Store, Ahsan General Store, Rahmat Sons General Store, New Green Land General Store and Cheema Corporation and General Store are also located within the society.
Restaurants, Cafes and Bakeries in FGEHF Islamabad
Residents of FGE Housing Foundation, Islamabad can enjoy delicious continental and traditional cuisines in their own community sectors. So foodies can explore a number of food joints like Koli’s, Charcaholic, Cukoos, Carnival Charcoal Grill and SAM Restaurant in G-10 Sector while, Dera Khyber Restaurant, Sizzlers Top Family Restaurant, Biryani Hut, Baku Restaurant and Silver Grill are located in G-11 Sector. G-9 Markaz also has the entire food street where residents can find a number of eatery options like Tayyab Pulao House, Alkhayyam Hotel, Shinwari Tikka House, ChicknBull, and Burger Bite.
Moreover, residents can also go to different cafes like Park Café, Footpath ki Baat, Hangout Café, Breaker Snooker and Café, Mughlai Café and Café Garage. For mouth-watering cakes, desserts and bakery items, there are several bakeries located in the society including Tehzeeb Bakers, Cake Me Up, Bakeman Bakers and Sweets, Bread n Cakes, Rahat Bakers, Hot Breads Bakery and Loafology Bakery & Café.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities in FGEHF Islamabad
Federal Government Employee Housing Foundation has a plethora of sports clubs and academies in the society including CDA Tennis Club and Mega Zone in F-9, while Pool and Ponds System in G-10 Markaz. However, basketball lovers can visit the basketball court in G-10 Markaz. There is a football ground of Jinnah Football Club in G-9 Sector, near Jinnah Avenue, along with Sheikh Cricket Ground and XI Star Cricket Ground. Punjab Cricket Ground is also situated in G-9 Sector near Missile Chowk.
Parks in FGEHF Islamabad
Federal Government Employee Housing Foundation provides comfortable housing in picturesque settings of Islamabad. Each sector of the society has a number of aesthetically pleasing parks where residents can enjoy their morning and evening walks. There are around five parks in G-10 Sector including Green Park and Children Park in G-10/1, Junaid Jamshed Park in G-10/2, and Square Park in G-10/4 while G-9 Sector also has a number of parks.
Just a 12-minute drive away from G-10 Sector, Fatima Jinnah Park is also located in F-9 Sector. This park is nearby all residential areas of FGE Housing Foundation and has a vast acreage of manicured grass. A few man-made statues, a sports zone and a wildlife sanctuary also dot the landscape of this park.
Salons and Fitness Centres in FGEHF Islamabad
There are a number of beauty salons located within the society including, Faiza’s Beauty Salon, Sheen’s Beauty Parlour, SH Salon and Dream Beauty Parlour in G-10 Sector, while Erina beauty salon, Geero's Salon & Spa, Ayesha's Beauty Saloon by IJ, and Head to Toe Beauty Parlour are situated in Sector G-11. Moreover, RB Salon & Spa and Relax Massage Centre are situated in G-9 Sector. In G-10, Pool & Ponds System also offers indoor swimming pools, spa and massage services.
For fitness enthusiasts, there are a number of gyms and fitness centres located within the society like Red Iron, Power Pumpers Gym, Musclemania Gym, Ayan Gold Gym, and Muscle-UP Fitness Club in G-10 and Fitness Zone in G-9 Sector.
FGE Housing Foundation is surrounded by a number of breathtaking attractions like Daman-e-Koh, one of the famous tourist spots in Islamabad, which is just a 26-minute drive away via Kashmir Highway or Pir Sohawa Road. Moreover, Faisal Mosque is also just 9.2 km away from G-10 Sector. Situated at the foot of Margalla Hills, adjacent to Daman-e-Koh, residents can also visit Islamabad Zoo, along with their families and kids. New Islamabad International Airport is also situated just 28 km away from the society.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Residents of this society are facing some issues like shortage of electricity, water and lack of a proper sewerage system. As of January 2019, there are a lot of discrepancies regarding this project, however, after the decision of Islamabad High Court, construction in the area will begin, soon.
Importance of FGEHF Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Located at a prime location, on Kashmir Highway
- Just 28 km away from New Islamabad International Airport
- Daman-e-Koh is just a 26-minute drive away
- Faisal Mosque is just 9.2 km away