ABOUT GOVERNMENT COLONY, OKARA
Government Colony, Okara is a relatively new, promising, and well-developed housing society, located adjacent to Benazir Road. The colony is further connected to Okara Road, after a 13-minute drive, and Grand Trunk Road, situated at a drive of 15 minutes from the colony. You can also arrive at One 4-L Road in 5 minutes and Faisalabad Road in 8 minutes by heading south on the main road of Government Colony.
The community delivers almost all the facilities and essential resources demanded by residents for a near-perfect community life. It is one of the most lucrative opportunities in Okara for both investors and buyers, as the properties available for purchase in the society beckon a profitable future. Well-furnished houses and ideally located plots with all the necessary features including efficient sewerage system, uninterrupted electricity, and water supply, and parking space are available in Government Colony at quite competitive prices.
Moreover, Government Colony boasts quite a few community-based attractions, including a community centre, a garden, a swimming pool, a gym, mosques, daycare centre, play area for kids, a dedicated space for bbq, and a medical centre. Residents of Government Colony can find nearly all the amenities including schools, medical centres, mosques, malls, and restaurants at a close range. Interested buyers and investors can be confident that their investments in these properties will produce higher returns for them in the future.
AT A GLANCE
- Well-developed and promising residential settlement
- Secured and peaceful environment
- Well-connected to Okara’s significant roads
- Community amenities such as garden, swimming pool, play area and much more
- Reasonable price of properties as per property market rate
- Schools, hospitals, malls, and restaurants are present nearby
- A possibly rewarding investment opportunity
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport near Government Colony, Okara
Nearly all the modes of public transportation are easily accessible near Government Colony. You can conveniently use taxis, rickshaws or hire a cab via ride-hailing apps while living in the society. To give you a detailed synopsis of public transport near Government Colony, Okara, we have mentioned the names of some nearby public bus stops and railway stations along with the stops of a few private coach companies as well.
Firstly, Okara Railway Station is only an 8-minute drive away from Government Colony. Subsequently, many bus stops are located nearby. For instance, Purani Kachri Bus Stop, located on Faisalabad Road, is only about 5 minutes away. Two more bus stops are reachable within 6 minutes – Khan Colony Stop on Faisalabad Road in Chaudhry Colony and General Bus Stand on Grand Trunk Road. Besides, there is a stop of a private bus and coach company named Ittefaq Travel Service in Rehman Colony, which is also 6 minutes away.
Further, you will need around 7 minutes to reach Okara & Seyad Wala Bus Station in Lari Ada, from where you can commute to Sayedwala, Jandraka, and Faisalabad. Moreover, Wagon Stand, located on GT Road, Basti Baba Meher Din, is also 7 minutes away and people can find quick and convenient transport services to Depalpur, Hujra, Baseerpur, and Kasur via this stand. Similarly, Skyways Bus Terminal on GT Road is also 7 minutes away.
However, it takes 9 minutes to reach the stop of 7# Bus, situated on 36/2-L Road, while Daewoo Bus Terminal in Siddique Nagar and 6# Bus on GT Road, Samadpura are reachable in 10 minutes. Also, Murgi Khana Bus Stop, located on National Highway 5, is around 12 minutes away from Government Colony.
Markets in and near Government Colony, Okara
Residents find the proximity to a large number of markets extremely beneficial, and rightly so. This is precisely the case with Government Colony, which is well surrounded by many important markets and general stores. Let’s discuss the closest and most frequented markets in and near Government Colony, Okara
Firstly, Government Colony is home to Warraich Super Store, located on Chan Pir Road, which stocks a vast collection of fundamental products. The society also houses Shakoor General Store, an ordinary grocery store, located on Government Colony Main Road, Afshan Block near Karim Town. Further, an outlet of Master Books Online Store is located on 36, Y-Block Shafiq Town, from where you can easily order and purchase books online.
Moreover, a Thursday Bazaar is held every week at 3A Street Number 1, X Block Shafiq Town, which is only a minute away from Government Colony. All general products and common goods are sold here at incredibly affordable prices. Dewaan Super Store, functional on Main Seith Colony Road, Karim Town, and Saad General Store in Faisal Colony No. 2, Fateh Town are both 3 minutes away and are known to stock daily mandatories.
Moon Superstore, located in Faisal Colony No. 2, Haider Town, on the other hand, houses all kinds of medicines apart from general products. It is around 4 minutes away. Similarly, Saeed Electric Store, located in Hassan Block Shafiq Town is also 4 minutes away. Then, there are two markets, located at a drive of 5 minutes – Madina Market near 55/2-L Road (it sells auto spare parts and several other common goods), and M.Ramzan Market in Bari Town (all the day-to-day essentials and groceries are available here).
Furthermore, two auto stores are present at a drive of 5 minutes – Adnan Auto on Faisalabad Road, Rehmatullah Town, and Fiat Auto Store on GT Road. They also provide all types of auto services. Also, Kamran Tools And Machinery Store in Rehman Colony is a useful home goods store, also about 5 minutes away. Next comes Ahmed Cash N Carry, located in Block D, about 6 minutes away. A wide range of groceries and standard accessories are sold here.
Pakistan Super Store in Rehman Colony is around 7 minutes away. Moreover, Alam Market, located on Grand Trunk Road in Khayaban e Habib, is also a good auto market where car repair and maintenance services are delivered at reasonable costs. It is around 8 minutes away. Similarly, Gol Market, situated on Okara-Faisalabad Road in Block A is also 8 minutes away. You can purchase crockery and several household essentials at budget-friendly prices in this market.
Also, a large number of bookstores are present close by. For example, it takes only 4 minutes to reach Bilal Book Depot, located on One 4-L Road in Shafiq Town, while 7 minutes are required to reach Ravi Book Depot in Block D, and Chishty Book Depo on 25 Tehsil Road, Block D. However, the following bookstores are reachable in around 8 minutes:
- Lucky Book Depot in Block D
- Javed Book Centre in Gole Chowk, Block C
- Ashraf Book Depot in Gole Chowk, Block D
- Azmat Book Centre in Gole Chowk, Block D
- Islam Book Centre in Sabir Piya Town
There are two stationery shops located at a drive of 6 minutes named Hafiz Naeem Kiryana & Stationery Store on Street No. 5, Rehman Colony, and Ghareeb Nawaz Shopping Bag And Stationery Store in Street Number 1, Allah Dad Colony.
Some more markets include Makkah Mart in Fardoos Town, Main GT Road, an all-inclusive market for routine shopping, Old Sabzi Mandi near Link Road, a perfect spot for buying fresh fruits and vegetables, Fawara chowk Market in Block A, where several female clothing outlets and tailor shops are functional, and MNA Mart on Akbar Road, Faizabad Colony, which carries almost everything for your everyday needs. All of these markets are reachable in 9 minutes from the neighbourhood. However, you’ll require 10 minutes to reach two supermarkets – Haji Azeem Super Market on Depalpur Road and Iqbal & Sons Market on Satghara Road, Satghara More.
As for medical stores, three of them are located at a driving distance of 5 minutes – Tahir Medical Store in Khan Colony, Jalandhar Medical Store, also in Khan Colony, and Haider Medical Store on Faisalabad Road, Model Town. Nasir medical Store, however, is 6 minutes away. It is located in Sher Rabbani Town. Further, you can reach the following medical stores in 7 minutes:
- Rehman Medical Store in Samadpura Ghaziabad
- Akram Sons Medical Store in Hospital Bazar, Block A
- Pakistan Medical Store on Dipalpur-Okara Road, Samadpura Ghaziabad,
- Kashif Medical Store in Hospital Bazar, Block D
- Jalvi Medical Store on Faisalabad Road, Samadpura Ghaziabad,
- Crescent Pharmacy near Faisalabad Road
Mosques in and near Government Colony, Okara
Having mosques located at a short distance is one of the greatest blessings for residents. Luckily, there are a good number of mosques in and near Government Colony, Okara. Firstly, four mosques are present inside the colony – Hira Masjid near Karim Town, Baba Fareed Masjid near Shafiq Town, Masjid Abu Baqar Siddique Okara in W-block Street No 2, near Fateh Town, and Jamia Masjid Sataria near Fateh Town.
As for mosques located outside in other nearby colonies, many are present in a close range. For instance, it only takes 2 minutes to reach Jamia Masjid Ghausia, situated on Government Colony Main Road in X Block, Shafiq Town and Jamia Mosque Bilal, located in Y Block, Government Colony Main Road, Shafiq Town. Three more mosques are located at a drive of 3 minutes – Main Seith Colony Masjid in Karim Town, Usman Jamia Mosque Ahl Hadees in Usman Block, Fateh Town, and Jamia Masjid Ahl-e-Hadees in Fateh Town.
Moreover, other three mosques are reachable in 4 minutes – Masjid Husania, situated on Khan Colony Road, Faisal Colony No. 2, Qadir Colony, 2/4L, Masjid Faizan-e-Awlia, sited in Khabian Wali, and Makki Masjid, located in Basti Raiz ul Muslimeen. Furthermore, you can reach two mosques in 5 minutes – Ghulaman-e-Rasool Masjid in Street Number 1, Rehmatullah Town, and Tayyab Masjid in Faisal Colony, while two more mosques are 6 minutes away – Lari Ada Okara Mosque in Lari Ada and Jamia Masjid Hazrat Khawaja Malangi Baba Auliya (RA) in Mohallah Ali Pur.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Government Colony, Okara
The presence of educational institutions near a residential settlement not only enhances the residents’ convenience but also considerably attracts more buyers and investors to that area. That said, there are scores of well-rated schools, colleges, and universities in and near Government Colony, Okara. Let’s first discuss the schools located in the society:
Government Colony is home to nine schools, all of which are excellent in imparting quality education to students. These include:
- Allied School (a renowned private school) located in 17-Z, Government Colony Main Road
- Golden Gate School (a co-education school) sited in 1-Z, Government Colony
- GEMS School System (GSS, Okara Campus) – a government recognized school that offers classes from primary to the 8th grade – located on Main Road Y-Block
- The Knowledge School on Benazir Road and Muslim Model Public High School on Government Colony Main Road
- Blooms School System (Adeel Campus) on 1 Government Colony Main Road
- Kanz ul Iman School on Government Colony Main Road
- Misali Residential School in 17-Z, Government Colony Main Road, near Shafiq Town Govt Colony, and
- Superior Public School on Tanki Chowk
As for schools located outside the colony, the nearest one is The Arqam School, located at a drive of only 2 minutes. It is based in 3A Street Number 1, Shafiq Town X Block. Falcon Public High School Girls Wing, located in Faisal Colony No. 2, Faisal Town 2, and Falcon Public School Boys Wing, located in Usman Block Fateh Town are both 3 minutes away. Two more schools can be reached in 5 minutes – The Horizon School, situated in Faisal Colony No. 2, Street 1 near Ali Trust Eye Hospital, Khan Colony, and Resource Academia Okara Campus, situated on Tehsil Road near Waris Colony. Further, IIUI Schools Okara Campus, operational in Karmanwala Town, Safdar Ghafoor Town, is reachable in 6 minutes, while The Educators (Al-Aleem Campus), located near Rao Sikandar Iqbal Road is around 8 minutes away. You can also opt for Allied School (Rehman Campus) in Rehman Colony and Canadian International School on GT Road in somewhat 9 minutes. Lastly, The City School can be reached in 10 minutes as it is located in 2, 4-L, Canal View Road, near Canal View.
Three colleges are functional in Government Colony – The Educators Group of Colleges Okara Campus, located near Shafiq Town, Govt. Commerce College, situated near Shafiq Town X Block, and Fast Computer College, sited on Main Street Government Colony Main Road.
Residents can also opt for colleges located outside the community. For instance, Orbit System College, which offers intermediate and some bachelor programmes can be reached in only 5 minutes. It is present in Waris Colony. However, the following six colleges are reachable in 6 minutes:
- Government Post Graduate College is located near Church Road
- Heritage International College is located on 1 Faisalabad Road, Model Town – the college offers several undergraduate and graduate programmes in addition to intermediate classes
- The Limit Group of Colleges is sited on Okara Lahore Road, Safdar Ghafoor Town
- Govt Degree College for Boys is situated on Okara-Faisalabad Road
- Quaid-e-Azam Law College is operational in Karmanwala Town, Safdar Ghafoor Town
- Vision College, based in Block F
Some more nearby colleges include Punjab College, located near Lahore-Okara Road, about 8 minutes away, and Superior College (it provides undergraduate programmes), situated on Jawad Avenue in Safdar Ghafoor Town, about 11 minutes away. However, it takes 12 minutes to reach Government Degree College for Women South City and COTHM, an internationally acclaimed tourism and hotel management institution, located in Dar ul Hassan Town, Shah Din Road, Rahim Karim Town. Cadet College Okara, standing on Okara-Samundri-Faisalabad Road is a 15-minute drive away.
Also, it takes only 3 minutes to reach two well-known universities – Institute of Management & Technology (IMT), located in Rehmat Ullah Town, and COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, located on IMT Road, 165, Chan Pir Road, Rehmat Ullah Town. Furthermore, Virtual University Okara Campus can be reached in 7 minutes. It is situated on Faisalabad Road, Khan Colony. However, it takes 9 minutes to reach Sir Syed Poly-Technical Institute Okara Campus in Samadpura Ghaziabad, Institute of Management, Technology and Sciences on Okara-Faisalabad Road, University College of Management & Technology (UCMT) on Lahore Road near Karman Wala Darbar (which offers DAE programmes in various engineering fields), and Hazrat Karmanwala College and University in 56/2-L Chak.
Besides, one of the most respectable universities of the city, the University of Okara, is only 10 minutes away. It is located on Sammadpura Road, Samadpura. Lastly, it takes 14 minutes to reach University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Sub-Campus Depalpur Okara, located in 25/2 L, Renala Khurd, Okara-Lahore Road, and Faisalabad Agriculture University Okara campus, situated on Okara-Renala Canal Road.
Banks near Government Colony, Okara
To administer your banking matters, you don’t need to go too far from your society because there are a multitude of banks located near Government Colony, Okara. For instance, it takes only 4 minutes to reach Muslim Commercial Bank, located on GT Road in Safdar Ghafoor Town. Also, another branch of the same bank is located near Ravi Road, which is 9 minutes away. Similarly, Habib Bank Limited, located in Chak no 32, 2-RA, Satghara is around 4 minutes away. Its ATM booth is also present near Lahore Okara Road, which is reachable in 4 minutes too. HBL has two more branches – one on Faisalabad Road, about 7 minutes away and another on in B-II-28/12-D & C, Hospital Bazar, Block D, about 8 minutes away.
Further, ZTBL, located in Lala Zar Colony, Bridge 27 Samadpura is only 5 minutes away. In addition, it takes some 6 minutes to approach Faysal Bank Ltd (Khasra No. D/2894, Khewat No. 2736, Khatoni No. 2772), located in Chak No. 1A/4L, Tehsil Road, Block D, and Apna Bank Limited (Area Office), located on Church Road, Waris Colony. Four banks are located at a drive of 7 minutes – Allied Bank, operational near Lahore-Okara Road, Bank Islami, located near the interchange of Okara-Multan Road and Dipalpur-Okara Road, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), situated in 183 Kachehri Bazar, Block F, and United Bank Limited (Khasra No. 52/12, Khatooni No. 991), located on Faisalabad Road, Tehsil Road, Khan Colony. Besides, UBL has another branch operational on GT Road, Samadpura, Ghaziabad, about 9 minutes away.
Moreover, two banks are around 8 minutes away – Meezan Bank Ltd, located on Okara-Lahore Road and Askari Bank Ltd, located on Sabzi Mandi Road in Samadpura Gamber. However, The Bank of Punjab in Basti Baba Meher Din and Bank Al Habib in Block-A Okara can be reached in 9 minutes from the neighbourhood.
Clinics and Hospitals near Government Colony, Okara
The financial value and societal significance of an area abounded with medical facilities can’t be expressed in words or figures. Surely, such a settlement is the first preference of every buyer and investor. Quite fortunately, a plethora of clinics and hospitals are present near Government Colony, Okara.
For instance, it takes only 2 minutes to reach Aneela Clinic And Maternity Home, located in Karim Town and Dr. Shama Tariq Clinic (MBBS, Gynaecologist, Ultrasonologist), situated in House# 59, Street# 2, Aziz Yaqoob Town. This clinic deals with obstetrics and gynaecological diseases. Then, Dr Tahir Shah Clinic is only 3 minutes away in House# 22, Street# 1, Fateh Town. You’ll need a 4-minute drive to reach Dr. Khaliq-u-Zaman Clinic, located in Faisal Colony No. 2, Faisal Town 2, and Dr. Mian Abdul Qayyum, located near Mohalla Alipur. For skin-related problems, you can head to Al Aziz Skin Clinic, located in Sher-e-Rubani Town, Samadpura. It is around 6 minutes away. At the similar distance, you can reach other 4 clinics – Ishrat Clinic And Maternity Home in Mohallah Ali Pur, Dr. Hammad Raza Clinic in Samadpura, Sattar Consultant Hospital, a medical consultant clinic, located near Faisalabad Road, and Behtar Zindagi Maternity Centre, a family planning centre, located in 73 - New Lalazar Colony, Main Bazaar near MZ Mobile, Waris Colony.
However, it takes 7 minutes to reach Iqbal Homeo Clinic, located on Dipalpur-Okara Road, Samadpura, Ghaziabad, Manahil Maternity Home And Clinic, sited in Khan Colony, and DHQ Okara & Nabdul Basait Clinic, situated near Link Road. Some more clinics include Family Welfare Clinic And Maternity Home in Samadpura and Razzi Clinic And Maternity Home in Samadpura, Gulshan-e-Fatima, both are about 8 minutes away, while Faisal Clinic And Maternity Home Samadpura is reachable in 9 minutes.
A good number of respectable and trusted hospitals are also operational near Government Colony. To begin with, Jameela Rafique Memorial Hospital in Karem Town is only 2 minutes away, while it takes only 5 minutes to reach Latif Hospital, located on Tehsil Road, Waris Colony, and Specialist Hospital sited on 62 Main Street Lalazar, Colony, Waris Colony.
You have three options to choose from if you need medical assistance for your eyes – Dr Faheem Feroze Eye Hospital, located in 31 Street Number 2, Waris Colony, about 6 minutes away, Hassan Eye Hospital, functional in Khan Colony, Faisal Colony, also about 6 minutes away, and Ali Trust Eye Hospital, located in Plot No.1151, Khan Colony Road, Khan Colony. It is a charitable trust hospital for needy people who can avail professional ophthalmic care under expert supervision of highly qualified eye specialists for free. Two more hospitals are present at a drive of 6 minutes – Qari Hospital, located in 18-Nawab Colony, Girls College Road, Aamir Colony and Umar Memorial Hospital, located in Block F.
Additionally, Rasheed Hospital in Sikandar Chowk, Samadpura, and Al Madina Hospital in Shar Rubbani Town, Samadpura are around 7 minutes away. Sharif Surgimed Hospital, located on Faisalabad Road, Shehzad Park can be reached in 8 minutes. However, it takes somewhere around 9 to 10 minutes to reach the following hospitals:
- Abdullah General Hospital, located near Lahore Okara Road and Punjab College
- Haddi Jor Trust Hospital, an orthopaedic hospital, located near Shamsia Colony
- Sunny Moon Hospital, situated in Sabir Piya Town
- Kalsoom Social Security Hospital, located on Allama Iqbal Road, B Colony Samadpura
Lastly, DHQ Hospital South City Okara is a 15-minute drive away from Government Colony.
PROPERTIES IN GOVERNMENT COLONY, OKARA
Sales Price Trends in Government Colony, Okara
The success of your investment depends heavily on how meticulously you analyse the latest property trends of a particular area and ensure to make the fewest errors. Similarly, here, you need to look into the sales price trends of Government Colony, Okara beforehand, if you aspire to enhance the prospects for potential returns in the locality. The below-mentioned trends will help you in your hunt for a lucrative deal:
Houses for Sale in Government Colony, Okara
The range of homes in Government Colony is extensive – from double-storey houses to triple-storey bungalows. There are many houses for sale in Government Colony, Okara among which 3 marla, 5 marla and 10 marla houses number in many. A 3 marla house is currently for sale at a price starting from PKR 40 lakh to PKR 55 lakh, while the price of 5 marla houses begins at about PKR 50 lakh, reaching a maximum of PKR 70 lakh. Lastly, a 10 marla house usually sells for about PKR 1 crore.
These are well-built and ready-to-occupy houses accompanied by a parking space, TV lounge or sitting room, and many such convenient features. Almost all the houses in the society offer the luxury of parking space, double glazed windows, and well-furnished flooring. Settled at prime locations, homes in Government Colony neighbour many amenities including schools, hospitals, malls, and restaurants.
Plots for Sale in Government Colony, Okara
A few plots are up for sale in Government Colony, Okara. A 7 marla plot can be purchased for approximately PKR 1.1 crore, while you will need around PKR 2 crore to buy a 1 kanal plot in Government Colony. These plots come with almost all the necessary resources and facilities including sewerage systems, electricity and water supply and many schools, hospitals, shopping malls, and other amenities are present within easy reach.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Government Colony, Okara
People now prefer to shop in exquisite, large shopping malls since modernity and urbanity have transformed the entire landscape of shopping. Quite interestingly, there are numerous small shopping centres as well as a few stylish mega malls present in and near Government Colony, Okara. Firstly, the society is home to United Mart, a convenient shopping mart that mainly sells common goods. It is based on Street No. 2 in Government Colony.
Then comes Al Ghani Blanket & Bedsheet House in Rehman Colony, about 5 minutes away from the locality. It sells high-quality bedding sets and accessories. Likewise, HT Store is also 5 minutes away. It is situated on the main street of Faisal Colony. It is an ideal store for people looking to purchase branded products at economical prices. The store houses several electronic gadgets, crockery, cutlery, and many other items. Also, you can head to Haramain Baby Garments to shop for kidswear and other similar stuff. The shop is situated in D Block Street 3, Khan Colony No. 1 and can be reached in 6 minutes.
Moreover, three more shopping centres are reachable in 6 minutes – Anwar Shopping Mall in Block F, 4ideas-The Brand Store in Atif Centre, Main Road, Lalazar Colony, Waris Colony, and Usman Mobile on Church Road, Waris Colony. The first one is the most-visited mall in Okara and highly praised by its patrons. It stocks a wide variety of clothes for men, women, and kids. You can find both stitched and unstitched dresses and other fashion accessories in the mall. The second store offers various digital appliances and many exercise machines. The third shopping centre, as the name suggests, is a mobile mall. It’s one of the oldest and largest mobile markets in Okara for brand new cell phones and smart gadgets at competitive prices.
Three shopping centres are located at a drive of 7 minutes – Ghulam Rasul Plaza on Okara Lahore Road, Fazal's Collection in Block D, and Makkah Centre, also in Block D. First one is visited to shop for standard products and is also home to a Bata Shop and Suleman Dawakhana. Second centre stocks a good collection of men’s garments including shirts, pants, and coats, while the third store is the go-to place for kids shopping and women’s clothing. Further, you have three options for purchasing top-quality shoes – Metro Shoes By Nadeem Younas in Block D, about 7 minutes away, Clive Shoes in Meher Colony, about 11 minutes away, and Stylo, whose outlet is present beside Clive Shoes’ outlet. Moreover, following five shopping centres are located at a drive of 8 minutes:
Nawab Din Shopping Centre in Rail Bazar, Block C is a must-visit place for having a premium shopping experience. Al Saudia Uniform And Shopping Center in Rail Bazar, Block B, supplies a variety of products including cosmetics, bridal dresses, school uniforms, and much more. Tahir Shopping Centre in Gole Chowk, Block C, is one of the best shopping points in Okara where you can find an extensive winter and summer collection, quality uniforms, jewellery, watches, decoration pieces, cosmetics, crockery, electronic appliances – the whole nine yards. The last two shopping malls include Nisar Shopping Centre, located on One 4-L Main Road, Chak 1/4 L, and Al Barkat Shopping Centre, located in Gole Chowk, Block B.
A very well-constructed, glitzy mall, Gateway Mall Okara, is located on Okara Bypass, about 9 minutes away. It is not open to the public yet but will soon thrill shoppers with its striking architecture and broad offerings. Lastly, Al Madina Shopping Centre, located on Samadpura Road in Samadpura is reachable in 10 minutes. It’s an ideal place to shop for electronic products and children's accessories at reasonable prices.
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near Government Colony, Okara
Restaurants and cafes are places that you like to visit now and then. Thus, knowing that there are plenty of restaurants and bakeries near Government Colony, Okara is a massive source of delight.
To begin with, Dhabu Fast Food, located in Kharl Chok Okara, Karem Town is just a minute away from the community. It’s quite a fantastic fast-food restaurant. Next comes Real Taste and Refreshment Point, located on Benazir Road, Karim Town, just 3 minutes away. Apart from scrumptious burgers, shawarma and natural juices are also some fantastic offerings on the restaurant’s menu. Moreover, Crispy Cottage in Shafiq Town can also be reached at a similar distance. It’s another popular fast food eatery in town. You can also head to Waseem Burger Point, located in 12/1-l, Okara, around 4 minutes away to relish some toothsome burgers.
Besides, two pizza restaurants named Pizza one, located on One 4-L Road, Bari Town, and Pizza House, located opposite Press Club, near CMR High School, D-Block Block F, are about 6 minutes away. The former not only serves scrummy pizzas but their loaded fries and pasta are also super tasty. Moreover, if you want to enjoy some refined and professional setting while also enjoying delicious plus hygienic food, you should give Well Beans Café & Grill a try. It’s only 5 minutes away and is located on Tehsil Road, Waris Colony. For a Haleem treat, you can visit Jallendhar Haleem shop, which is 5 minutes away. It can be found on Khan Colony Road in Khan Colony. Further, Ashraf Nan Shop in Sher-e-Rubani Town, Samadpura and Sheesh Mehal Hotel & Restaurant, are functional near General Bus stand GT Road, Rehman Colony are 6 minutes away. The former is outstanding in serving a special meal of malai paratha, while the latter excels at traditional dishes and barbeque.
Additionally, two more restaurants are located at a driving distance of 7 minutes – Sattar Fish Point, sited near Faisalabad Road, and OK Restaurant, situated on GT Road. The first one is perfect for fish lovers, and also serves a variety of barbeque dishes, while the second restaurant stands out among others in almost all of their offerings, but their mutton chops are mainly preferred by people.
Four restaurants – Qadri Refreshment Point in Samadpura, NFC on Dipalpur-Okara Road, Basti Baba Meher Din, Malik Sweets and Restaurant near Dipalpur-Okara Road, and Eat & Drink Refreshment Restaurant on Multan-Okara Road – are all around 8 minutes away from the neighbourhood. The first one is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants for burgers, the second one is also a fast-food eatery, famous for its Zinger-like burgers, the third restaurant offers fresh and well-made sweets apart from other traditional food, and the fourth is an economical place to enjoy a variety of desi food. Lastly, Maher Azeem Café is a cut above the rest when it comes to serving delicious Chicken Kari in Okara. It is located in Block A and can be reached in 9 minutes.
Concerning bakeries, there are three located at a drive of 6 minutes from Government Colony – Hameed Bakery on GT Road, Rehman Colony, Karmawala Bakers and Confectioners on the main street of New Lalazar Colony, Waris Colony, and Cakes & Bakes in Block F, Okara. Also, Delhi Sweets & Bakers, located on Venus chowk, can be reached within some 5 to 6 minutes. However, another branch of Delhi Sweets is operational in Block B, about 9 minutes away. Furthermore, Hameed Sweets & Bakers has two branches, one in Block D, about 8 minutes away while the other is based on Okara-Lahore Road, Rehman Colony, about 6 minutes away. Razzaq Sweets & Bakers, also located on Okara-Lahore Road is reachable in 7 minutes. The bakery is known to serve various beverages, snacks, and other common eatables apart from sweets.
Moreover, four more bakeries are located at a distance of 8 minutes – Rachna Sweets & Bakers in Block D, Zaiqa Sweets on One 4-L Road, Khan Colony, Gujranwala Sweets, and Nawaz Sweets & Bakers, located near Dipalpur-Okara Road. However, Wanda Bakery on Samadpura Road in Samadpura is around 9 minutes away from the colony.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres near Government Colony, Okara
People who stay active in sports and fitness activities acquire many health benefits in the long run, and more importantly, they can keep many common illnesses at bay. Thus, having several sports facilities and fitness centres near Government Colony, Okara is one of the most significant advantages for its residents.
You’ll require only 3 minutes to reach New Campus Cricket Ground, located in Aziz Yaqoob Town, and Okara Football Academy, located near Police Station A Division. Another campus of the football academy named Okara Football Academy New Campus Sports Ground is situated on Faisalabad Road in Chaudhry Colony. Both are only 4 minutes away from each other. The academy trains players with the help of excellent coaching staff and modern techniques.
Further, 3 grounds are located at a drive of 7 minutes – Football Stadium on Okara-Faisalabad Road, Al Sabir Sports Complex near Stadium Road, Doctors Colony (it’s a well-built sports club), and Campus Ground, (a beautiful playground where you can play several sports), located on Faisalabad Road, Samadpura, Ghaziabad. However, it takes 13 minutes to reach New Okara Stadium. It is situated near Railway Road, where you can also find New Badminton Court.
Moving towards fitness centres near Government Colony, Okara, there are basically two fitness centres reachable within 3 minutes – Smart Shape Ladies Gym in Faisal Colony No. 2 Fateh Town, and Ali Health Club in Aziz Yaqoob Town. Another fitness centre, Body Fuel Gym in Street Number 2, Waris Colony, Samadpura, is 5 minutes away, while two more gyms can be reached in 6 minutes – Asia Gym in Sher-e-Rubani Town, Samadpura, and National Gymnastic Centre Okara near Captain Safder Shaheed Park. As for more choices, Champion Gym and Adeel Gym (Samadpura, Street 2) are 10 minutes away, and Next Level Fitness Centre in Meher Colony is around 11 minutes away from Government Colony.
Parks in and near Government Colony, Okara
Green spaces are essential for peoples’ mental and physical health. Since there are many parks in and near Government Colony, Okara, residents can rightly consider themselves lucky for having a home in the colony. The society is home to a community park named Government Colony Park, which also boasts a kids’ play area and a community swimming pool. Lastly, the society houses Golden Gate Park, too. Similarly, other neighbouring societies also boast quite many parks where residents can reach within minutes.
To quote a few examples, a Park in Rehmat Ullah Town is about 4 minutes away, while three parks are reachable within 6 minutes. These include Captain Safder Shaheed Park (Company Bagh), located near Tehsil Road and Church Road (it’s a very well-maintained park), Ehsan Park, located on 1 Faisalabad Road, Model Town, and Aamir Colony Park, situated on Tehsil Road, Waris Colony, Aamir Colony. Moreover, you can reach two parks in 7 minutes – Chaman Zar Park in Model Town, and TMA Park, Okara near Lahore Road Bypass.
Besides, 10 minutes are required to reach Haji Zafar Park in Sharif Pura Colony, and 11 minutes to reach Garden Town Park in Samadpura. Then, Jinnah Park, Okara and Family Park in Garden Town, near, Allama Iqbal Road, Samadpura are around 12 minutes away. Lastly, it takes approximately 13 minutes to reach Mian Muhammad Zaman Public Park, located on Rao Sikandar Road, near Akbar Road, and Iqbal Park and Ladies Park, both of which are located near Roa Sikandar Iqbal Road.
Salons and Spas in and near Government Colony, Okara
Beauty salons and spas play a significant role in helping us keep our skin nourished as well as giving us confidence and relaxing our mind. As such, residents can get the most out of their beauty needs while living in the society as there are several salons and spas present near Government Colony, Okara. As for the community itself, there is only one salon operational in the society for now named Bilal Jamal Salon, located near Government Colony Main Road near Shafiq Town. However, the salons operational in nearby communities are found in proximity to Government Colony, making it easier for residents to go there.
To begin with, four salons are located at a drive of only 3 minutes from Government Colony and include Rewaj Beauty Salon on Benazir Road, Karim Town, Shades Signature Salon in Faisal Colony No. 2, Fateh Town, Khushboo Beauty Parlour and Training Centre in Aziz Yaqoob Town, and Ixora Beauty Parlour in 11/1-19, Rehmat Ullah Town.
Also, one salon, Nimra Beauty Parlor, is situated on Street no. 02 H#48, Okara-Faisalabad Road, Rehmat Ullah Town, only 4 minutes away and. Additionally, three salons are 6 minutes away – Jimmy & Guy Men's Saloon in Block-F Okara, Marvi Beauty Parlour on Street #3, Near Church School, Kachehri Bazar, Block F, and Bobshed Beauty salon in 72, Ameer Colony, Aamir Colony. Another three salons are 7 minutes away – Care Beauty Point in Umer Din Town, Street #1, Khan Colony No. 1, Haya Beauty Salon in Block D, and JJ Hair Saloon on Tehsil Road Block. Finally, the following three salons are around 8 minutes away: Shazia Beauty Parlour in Block C, Abdullah Hair Cut in Block A, and Glamour Beauty Parlour in Sadar Bazar, Block A.
Government Colony, Okara is surrounded by many residential areas of the city, spelling more comfort for residents. For instance, it takes only 2 minutes to reach Karim Town, Shafiq Town, Fateh Town, and Fawad Villas. Other communities near the colony include Rehmat Ullah Town and Aziz Yaqoob Town, about 3 minutes away, Bari Town, about 4 minutes away, and Mohallah Ali Pur and Khan Colony, around 6 minutes away. However, you’ll need only a 5-minute drive to reach Rehman Colony, Green City, and Faisal Colony.
In addition, many religious attractions and shrines are located near the colony, which hold great spiritual significance and are frequently visited by people coming from far and wide. For starters, it takes only 7 minutes to reach Mazar Hazrat Karmanwala Sharif, located on Okara Lahore Road, 56/2-L Chak, and Darbar Molvi Nizam Din, situated on 1 Okara-Faisalabad Road, Basti Rehmatpura. Besides, Baba Qurban Ali Shah, located near Faisalabad Link Road, is around 10 minutes away from Government Colony, Okara.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Government Colony, Okara is a busy neighbourhood, with all the usual retail activities and restaurant chains. This can cause commotion and unrest to some extent for residents. Besides, the presence of several amenities such as schools, markets and clinics nearby and the adjacent buzzing roads can cause a traffic melee. Despite all this, Government Colony is an excellent property option, especially for families seeking homes in a community where every facility is available at a short distance.
Importance of Government Colony, Okara from major locations nearby
- Okara Railway Station is only an 8-minute drive away
- Residents can visit Hazrat Karmanwala Sharif Shrine within only 7 to 8 minutes
- The University of Okara is only a 10-minute drive away
- Sharif Surgimed Hospital can also be reached within 8 minutes
- GT Road and Okara Road are 13 to 15 minutes’ drive away
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