ABOUT I-10 ISLAMABAD
The capital city of Pakistan, Islamabad, is divided into sectors, with each sector being equally well-planned and mapped out with all the amenities needed to make it habitable neighbourhood. One such sector is I-10 in Islamabad, located at the south-west of the city. The sector is sub-divided into four equal divisions, namely I-10/1, I-10/2, I-10/3, and I-10/4. Like every other sector in Islamabad, there is a dedicated area for commercial activities, and the commercial zone is here is known as I-10 Markaz. Not only is this sector ideal for a residence, but historically, this area was designated as an Industrial Zone, which is why you will see several industries, offices, and businesses operating in the sector.
AT A GLANCE
- Connected to IJP Road
- Top-notch schools for boys and girls
- A stream of clean water channel running through
- Underground electrical wiring
- Wide and fully landscaped roads and streets
- Natural gas and water connections
- Mosques, restaurants, post office, and banks
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near I-10 Islamabad
While it is common to see buses and mini-buses heavily decorated with truck art running in Karachi, the capital city only has minivans running on several routes of I-10. Mini no. 112 and 24 can be found at intervals of 5 to 10 minutes on the nearby bus stops. Moreover, Metro Bus Stops can also be accessed on IJP Road at the south of Sector I-10. Apart from the bus services, residents can opt for a ride in a yellow cab or use app-based ride-hailing services to conveniently travel to and from the city to Sector I-10.
Markets in I-10 Islamabad
I-10 is a well-planned sector with 11 markets and quite a few small bazaars included in the masterplan of the sector. The first such market, Laila Market, is located in I-10/1 on street no. 60. Even though it is a small shop but it is good enough to buy food and affordable clothing. The second is Al Sheikh Market, located on street no. 13, and it hosts grocery stores and MashaAllah Vegetable and Fruit Shop. Shaheen Market is the third mini market in the sector, situated on street no. 16, where you can find a butcher, grocery store, bread oven, CDA dispensary, pharmacy, bookshop, photocopier, motor mechanic, electrician, laundry shop, barber shop, bakery, milk, and dairy shop, a tea stall, Foosball, and snooker club. Similarly, Shahbaz Market and Bismillah Market are both located on street no. 18. A mosque and various shops including general stores, tailor, milk shop, naan centre, and event and décor shop are also situated on the street. There's also a badminton court where residents can polish their skills. Ameer Market, near street no. 25, is one of the oldest markets in the sector, where you can readily find day-to-day products. Malik Javed Market and Zulfi Market are located close to each other near street no. 33. All these markets are in Sector I-10 Markaz and take a few minutes to reach. However, there are a few shops situated in the residential area as well, such as Rajput Market near street no. 13, Hussain Market on street no. 11, and Al Qamar Market near street no. 11.
Mosques in I-10 Islamabad
Residents of Sector I-10 are blessed in terms of having a peaceful place to pray in. Mosques in Sector I-10 are located in every division. For instance, Masjid -e- Shuhada and Syedna Hasan Masjid are located in I-10/2, while Kanzul Imaan Masjid, Jamia Masjid Awais Qarni, Jamia Masjid Abu Al-Qasim, and Khaatam-Ul-Anbia Masjid can be found in I-10/1. Moreover, Jamia Masjid Miqdad Bin Aswad, Ghosia Mehria Masjid, and Hayat un Nabi Masjid are situated in I-10/4, and Jamia Masjid Ahl-e-Hadith is located in I-10/3.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in I-10 Islamabad
Sector I-10 is dotted with several pre-primary, primary, secondary, and high schools. You can find many public and private schools located in the vicinity such as FG Public School on street 33 in I-10/4, Jinnah Public near Sohni Road, and Leaders Public School on street 18 in I-10/1 has a reputation of providing quality education to children belonging to families with low to average income. As for private schools, some of them in the vicinity are:
- The Smart School on Service Road of I-10/4
- Allied School and Global Montessori School on Korangi Road in I-10 Markaz
- Anglo Oriental School on street no. 2, Arqam School on street no. 26 and Muzayyin Montessori & School on street no. 10 in I-10/2
- The National School & College in I-10/1
There are also a few model schools and colleges located in the vicinity such as Bright Model School on street no. 27, and Zeeshan Ahmad Shaheed Model School For Boys on street no. 23 in I-10/2, Islamabad Model College For Boys on street no. 16 in I-10/1, and Islamabad Model College for Girls on street no. 23 in I-10/4.
An engineering university, Centre of Emerging Sciences, Engineering & Technology, can also be found in I-10/3 along with CIIT Virtual Campus on street no. 9, and Isra University on Korang Road. The city’s biggest Islamic university, International Islamic University, is located in Sector H-10 and is only a 5 km drive away from Sector I-10.
Banks in I-10 Islamabad
Sector I-10 is a big area, and its commercial zone has been kept entirely separate from the residential area as per the requirements of the CDA, which is why you will find the majority of banks in I-10 Markaz on Korangi Road. Bank Islami, Askari Bank, Habib Bank Limited, Allied Bank, Meezan Bank, Bank Alfalah, Soneri Bank, Faysal Bank, and Ufone Franchise are all located in the commercial area of the sector. It only takes a few minutes to reach the banks, most of which also offer ATM services.
Clinics and Hospitals in I-10 Islamabad
Several clinics are operating in Sector I-10, Islamabad. Whether you need to go to a general physician or a homoeopathic doctor, you do not have to leave the neighbourhood in search of a good doctor. Some clinics located in Sector I-10 include:
- Haider Homeo Clinic is situated on street no. 15 in Sector I-10/1
- Family Care Clinic, Dr Shagufta Ultrasound Clinic, and Dr Shagufta Ultrasound Clinic on Sohni Road are located in I-10 Markaz
- Dr Akram Clinic, Capital Health Clinic and Care Plus Clinic on Korang Road in I-10 Markaz
Moreover, Margala General Hospital, and Margalla Institute of Health Sciences (MIHS), a teaching hospital are located on Quaid-e-Azam Avenue in Pirwadhai at a distance of 3 km from Sector I-10. However, Shifa International Hospital, a private hospital on Pitrus Bukhari Road in Sector H-8, is located at a distance of 5 km from Sector I-10. It is one of the city’s top-rated medical facilities with modern infrastructure, emergency services, and highly qualified doctors.
PROPERTIES IN I-10 ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends in I-10 Islamabad
Houses for Sale in I-10 Islamabad
Sector I-10, Islamabad offers 5 marla and 10 marla houses for sale at affordable prices. The sale price of 5 marla houses in Sector I-10 starts at PKR 85 lakh for a single storey home and goes up to PKR 2.5 crore for a double storey house. However, 10 marla houses in Sector I-10 can be bought for PKR 1.25 crore for a single storey bungalow to PKR 3.65 crore for a double storey bungalow.
Plots for Sale in I-10 Islamabad
Several plots are up for sale in Sector I-10, Islamabad, and can be bought in the same area size as houses. The sale price of 5 marla plots in Sector I-10 can vary between PKR 56 lakh and PKR 1.7 crore, while the price range for a 10 marla plot in Sector I-10 starts at PKR 1.25 crore and goes up to PKR 1.4 crore.
Rental Price Trends in I-10 Islamabad
Houses for Rent in I-10 Islamabad
The monthly rent of a 5 marla house in Sector I-10 starts at PKR 28 thousand for 2-bed, going as high as PKR 82 thousand for 5 bedrooms. However, a bigger house of 10 marla can be rented every month for a price of PKR 50 thousand for a 4-bed bungalow to PKR 1 lakh for a 5-bed house.
Flats for Rent in I-10 Islamabad
A 2-bed unit in Sector I-10 can be rented for a price ranging between PKR 10 thousand to PKR 27 thousand per month. The rental cost of a 3-bed apartment in I-10 starts at PKR 40 thousand per month. However, a 4-bed flat in Sector I-10 can carry a monthly rent of PKR 35 thousand per month, going up to PKR 45 thousand per month.
Various commercial plots are available for sale in Sector I-10 and cost anywhere from PKR 35 crore for a 10 marla plot and PKR 8 crore for a 1 kanal commercial plot. However, if you are looking to start a business in the sector and are looking for a shop, then you should keep a budget of PKR 6 lakh for a small 0.4 marla shop, PKR 1.5 crore for a 3 marla shop, and PKR 1.6 crore for a 5 marla shop. The sale price for shops is higher in I-10 Markaz as it is a commercial hub of the neighbourhood. You should expect the prices to start at PKR 3.5 crore and going up to PKR 27.5 crore in I-10/3.
Most Popular Areas in I-10 Islamabad
Since all divisions of Sector I-10 are completely residential except for I-10/3 and the Markaz, the buying trends indicate that the most popular locality of Sector I-10 is I-10/2, and I-10/4 followed by I-10/3, I-10/1 and lastly I-10 Markaz.
The rental trends of Sector I-10 are quite similar to the buying trends. Sector I-10/4 is the most searched locality amongst tenants, followed by I-10/2, I-10/1, I-10/3, and lastly I-10 Markaz. The reason for I-10/2 and I-10/4 popularity could be the number of schooling options available in these in comparision to I-10/1 and I-10/3.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Shopping Malls in I-10 Islamabad
You can find the best quality clothing and unique designs at Zareen's Boutique in Shaheen Plaza on Sohni Road at amazingly reasonable prices. However, if you are looking to shop for baby clothing and baby accessories, then Qureshi Store on the same road in Shahnawaz Plaza is the place to visit. Many people living in Islamabad visit Rawalpindi to buy goods, mainly because of cheaper rates and the negotiable prices. Midway Shopping Centre Mall, Golden Mall, and Malikabad Shopping Center in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi are approximately a 6 km drive away from Sector I-10, Islamabad. However, if you prefer shopping in an air-conditioned mall, then you should feel lucky as Centaurus Mall in Sector F-8, Mall of Islamabad in Blue Area, and Safa Gold Mall in Sector F-7 Markaz are all reachable within a 25-minute drive for Sector I-10. Metro Shopping Centre, a reputed home goods centre is located on Laila Road in I-11/4 at a distance of only 2 km from Sector I-10.
Restaurants And Bakeries in I-10 Islamabad
Islamabad being the capital of the country, often sees tourists and businesspeople from foreign countries, mostly China. Many Chinese people reside in Islamabad for work, which is why you can find many Chinese restaurants in the city. A few of these restaurants are in Sector I-10:
- 伊兰堡火锅 (Elanburg Hot Pot) on street no. 2 in I-10/2
- 麻辣小屋 (Spicy Cottage) on street no. 9 in I-10/2
- 光阴食客 (Time Diners) on street no. 14 in I-10/2
Besides the restaurants mentioned above, Yunnan Chinese Restaurant is located on street no. 7 in I-10-2. This restaurant is known for its spicy Chinese menu. An Indonesian restaurant named Warung Indonesia can be found on street no. 14 in Sector I-10/2. This area also has a nice snack place by the name of Nasim Restaurant for workers and students. Here you can enjoy chana chat, dahi baray, gol gappay, and chai paratha.
Sector I-10 Markaz houses a small pizza place called Pizzano on Korangi Road. Their most running pizza flavour is the Four Seasons Pizza. Heat Fast Food & Takeaway, on Sohni Road, is a fast-food place, known for their burgers and fried chicken. Right next to it is Muhammadi Nihari House where you can taste Maghaz Nihari, Nali Nihari, and Special Nihari with fresh crispy naans. Dalan Restaurant on the same road is another desi cuisine eatery, known for its Shinwari Karhai and crispy fried fish. Rahat Bakers on Korang Road offers quality bakery products including pizzas, cakes, biscuits, salads, fresh juices, and other confectionery items. They have a nice dining place called "Tandoori nights".
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in I-10 Islamabad
Residents of Sector I-10 do not have to travel outside the vicinity in search of well-equipped gyms. Islamabad Gym on Korang Road in I-10 Markaz is ideal both genders and even foreigners living in Pakistan are seen using this gym to maintain their fitness. On the same road in I-10/2, you can find Chez Force Gym, which has an economical fee for membership. The gym is; however, not as well-maintained as Islamabad Gym.
Parks and Clubs in I-10 Islamabad
Sector I-10 is full of open land with lush greenery and dense vegetation. Residents can find a park in I-10/1 on street no. 15 to go for a walk. Khadda Ground Park on street no. 23 in I-10/4 is a great place to take your kids to play. The park in I-10 Markaz is full of tall, shady trees, where labourers are often seen relaxing on their way back from work. There are two children playgrounds in I-10/2, one on street no. 10 and the other on the service road of west I-10. Apart from the parks, there are two famous cricket grounds as well, where children can visit to play sports. Also, Shaheen Ground and Azhar Mahmood Ground are also situated in Sector I-10/1.
Salons and Spas in I-10 Islamabad
Living in Sector I-10, Islamabad can prove to be a relaxing experience for females, especially those who like to keep their skin rejuvenated with regular facials and treating themselves with professional manicure and pedicure. Following is a list of salons that you can find in Sector I-10, Islamabad:
- Marry Queen Beauty Salon in Abbasi Market in I-10 Markaz
- Flora Saloon By Fari on Sohni Road in I-10/1
- Deja's Beauty Parlour in Pervaiz Plaza in I-10 Markaz
- Beauty Care Salon Training Centre & Ladies Gym in Al Imran Plaza on Sohni Road in I-10/1
- Modern Zone Beauty Salon in Shahbaz Market in Sector I-10/1
Sector I-10 borders Rawalpindi to the south, has Sector I-9 to its east, Sector I-11 to its west and neighbours Sector H-10 on its north.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Sector I-10, Islamabad is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city, approved by CDA. It is not only a residential place for many, but a lot of people commute to the area for work. Living in the same area as the industry you work in can not only cut down on fuel cost but also save you an ample amount of time in terms of avoiding traffic congestions. Moreover, the society has all the amenities needed to make your life more comfortable and convenient. Plus, the area neighbours Rawalpindi to its south so that residents can benefit from the facilities of the twin cities.
Importance of I-10 Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Sector I-10 is ideally located at the edge of Islamabad, bordering with Rawalpindi
- It is near three major railway stations; Islamabad Railway Station in Sector H-9, Madina Tul Hujaj Railway Station in Sector H-13, Nur Railway Station and Rawalpindi Railway Station
Commute time to these locations
- Islamabad International Airport is 28 km away via New Islamabad Airport Road and Kashmir Highway
- Shakarparian National Park is 13 km away via Kashmir Highway
- Rawal Lake is 16 km away via Kashmir Highway
- Faisal Mosque is 13.5 km via Faisal Avenue