ABOUT I-9 ISLAMABAD
Just like any other sector of Islamabad, Sector I-9 is also a well-planned locality with four uniformed sub-divisions, namely I-9/1, I-9/2, I-9/3, and I-9/4. The sector is approved by the CDA and neighbours I-10/3 and I-10/4 to its west, I-8/2 and I-8/1 to its east, Sector H-9 to its north, and Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, to its south. All of these neighbourhoods bordering with Sector I-9 are already populated and equipped with all the necessary amenities, meaning residents I-9 will have easy access to the facilities not just in I-9 but nearby localities as well.
The commercial area of Sector I-9 runs through the centre of the neighbourhood, separating I-9/1 and I-9/4 from I-9/2 and I-9/3. Unlike Sector I-8, this sector is not entirely residential. It is partly industrial boasting industries such as Wilson's Pharmaceuticals, Koshar Industries, Swat Marble Industries, Silk Route Industries, and many more.
AT A GLANCE
- Water Filtration Plant
- IJP Road runs along the south of Sector I-9
- A good number of schools for boys and girls
- Underground electrical cabling
- Wide and fully landscaped roads and streets
- Water, gas, and electricity connections
- Mosques, restaurants, post office, and banks
- Industrial-cum-residential area
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near I-9 Islamabad
Residents of Sector I-9, Islamabad can conveniently benefit from the different modes of public transportation available in and near Sector I-9. There are a number of metro bus stations that can be easily accessed by residents of I-9 within minutes such as Potohar Metro Bus Station, Metro Station I-8/I-9, and Police Stop Bus Station on the east side, Khayaban-e-Johar Bus Station and Dalda Mill Stop on the north side of the sector, and Pindora Chungi Bus Stop and Katarian Pull Bus Stop on IJP Road at the south of I-9.
Moreover, labourers working in offices or industries in I-9 Markaz usually use minivans for their daily commute. If you want to, you can get these minivans at the following stations:
- Workshop Bus Stop on Street 17 in I-9/4
- I-9/4 Bank Stop on Street 46 in I-9 Markaz
- I-9 Chowk Bus/Wagon Stop in I-9/1
Apart from these, you can easily find traditional taxis in Markaz, or you can book app-based cab services to reach the main areas of the city and return to the sector.
Markets in and near I-9 Islamabad
Grocery shopping becomes the most convenient if you are residing in Sector I-9. You can find markets in I-9 at a walking distance from your home, and considering the greenery and climate of Islamabad, a walk to any market will be extremely pleasant. Coming to the actual markets, Aziz Market in I-9/1 consists of various shops such as meat and chicken shop, milk shop, tandoor, grocery store, bakery, and fresh vegetable and fruit vendors. Moreover, the market also has a hardware shop which has cut down the need to travel to Pindora Market in Rawalpindi to buy hardware goods.
Still, the majority of stores are situated in I-9/4 since it is near the Markaz. Chaudhry Market, Abbasi Market, Asad Market, and Bismillah Market in I-9/4 are similar market places boasting similar stores like that of Aziz Market. However, the best market in I-9 is the Lunda Bazaar held every Tuesday in a big ground near Street 5 and 6 in I-9/1. What makes this market pretty popular is the pocket-friendly prices and a huge variety of goods. This place is not just great for buying fresh vegetables and fruits but you will find a variety of pure oils such as mustard, coconut, almond, and sesame along with pure butter, homemade pickles, freshly ground spices, whole spices, livestock and birds, and other products of everyday us including soaps, toothpastes, and washing powders to name a few.
People fond of arts can buy paintings, pottery, and woodwork by skilful artisans at the Bazaar, at unbelievably economical prices. The best part about Mangal Bazaar is that you can find new tagged clothes, shoes, lingerie, bedsheets, jewellery, travel bags, handbags, belts, and even electronic products imported from the US and the UK, and rejected by buyers there due to minor defects. All this can be bought at extremely low prices.
Mosques in and near I-9 Islamabad
Residents of I-9 not only have access to community centres and mosques located in their sector but a few more are also situated nearby in Sector I-8 and I-10. People living in I-9 have the option of offering their religious obligations at Jama Masjid Talha in I-9 Markaz, Masjid Salman Farsi and Abu Ubaida Mosque on Street 34, Jamia Madni Mosque on Street 35 in I-9/4, Ghausia Masjid in I-9/1, Masjid Asna Ashari I-9, and Jamia Masjid-e-Jafria on Street 7 in I-9/1. These mosques have a grand setup for Tarahwee during Ramadan. Also, a separate area is dedicated to women in the neighbourhood so they can come with their families and offer their prayers in Ramadan.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near I-9 Islamabad
Living in Islamabad is a blessing in terms of greenery, clean air, the overall cleanliness factor, and planned development. And Sector I-9 is no different. Families with kids would love living here, given the abundance of prominent schools near their home. Many parents prefer sending their kids to a school at a walking distance for safety reasons as well as to avoid traffic and save time. If you want to enrol your kids in a school that follows the Cambridge system, then you should consider Beaconhouse School System and Roots International School (Millennium Campus) in I-9/3 because these are the leading names for O’levels and A’levels education. However, for traditional matriculation-based curriculum, you have the options of Educational School System on Street 21 and Bright Model School, FG Model School, and Islamabad Model School on Street 18 in I-9/1, Capital Development Authority Model School in I-9 Markaz, F.G. Model School for Boys on Street 17, Federal Government Primary School and F.G. Girls School on Street 34, and F.G. Junior Model School on Street 40A in I-9/4.
For higher education, diploma or to obtain a Bachelors or Master’s degree, you can look into curriculums of the various institute located in and near Sector I-9. For instance, Oil and Gas Training Institute, located in I-9/2, is an excellent choice for anyone looking to major in petroleum engineering.
FAST University, a nationally renowned name and the first pick of students studying Engineering, has its Islamabad campus located on Brohi Road in H-11 at a 15-minute drive from Sector I-9. Right across the street, in H-11, you will find International Islamic University, Islamabad, where you can take admissions to excel in Islamic studies. Iqra University, known for its curriculums in the field of media sciences, business administration and engineering, has a spacious and beautiful campus located on Khayaban-e-Johar in Sector H-9/1 at only a 9-minute drive from I-9. National University Of Modern Languages is located on the same road but in H-9/4 at hardly a 3 km’s distance from Sector I-9.
Banks in and near I-9 Islamabad
Nowadays, people don’t prefer withdrawing cash from a bank’s cash counter, since they are more comfortable using an ATM, which saves times and is available 24 hours a day. This is one reason why people prefer using banks located near their home as it minimises the risk factor.
Residents of and people thinking about buying a property in Sector I-9 will be glad to know that the following banks are operational in I-9 Markaz:
- Askari Bank and Meezan Bank on Potohar Road
- Soneri Bank, Bank Alfalah, JS Bank and Bank Al Habib on Street 17, I-9/4
- Muslim Commercial Bank, Bank Islami and Allied Bank near Hotel Move N Pick
- Citi Bank in Naseem Arcade and Allied Bank Limited in Jawa Plaza
- UBL, Bank of Punjab and Summit Bank on Street 6, I-9 Markaz
- Dubai Islamic Bank on Warsak Road
Clinics and Hospitals in and near I-9 Islamabad
Falling sick is inevitable, and having a medical facility near home is no less than a blessing during such scenarios. Thankfully, you can find the following clinics in Sector I-9:
- Nagina Clinic Sohan on street 1 in I-9 Markaz
- Dr Bedar Hussain Clinic on street 21 in I-9/1
- Family Clinic on street 38 in I-9/4
Moreover, there is also a hair transplant clinic located right on IJP road by the name of Hair Skill. The transplant centre employs the latest medical equipment to treat bald spots. Shifa International Hospital on Pitras Bukhari Road in H-8/4 and PIMS Hospital in G-8/3 are Islamabad’s top two names in the private hospital category. They are 8 minutes and 16 minutes’ drive away respectively from Sector I-9.
PROPERTIES IN I-9 Islamabad
Sales Price Trends in I-9 Islamabad
Sector I-9, Islamabad is popular with both buyers and investors given its location and proximity to the necessary facilities. Properties in Sector I-9 are sought after, so, it is a wise decision to know the sales price trends for the sector before taking a decision. The following price trends will give you a better overview of the locality and help you strike a good deal with a buyer or seller.
Houses for Sale in I-9 Islamabad
Sector I-9, Islamabad features 5 marla and 10 marla houses at affordable prices. The sale price of 5 marla houses in Sector I-9 starts at PKR 1.2 crore 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-9 can be bought between the sale price range of PKR 2.35 crore to PKR 2.9 crore for a double storey bungalow.
Rental Price Trend in I-9 Islamabad
Houses for Rent in I-9 Islamabad
The rental cost of 5 marla house in Sector I-9 starts at PKR 25 thousand per month, going up to PKR 60 thousand for a 3-bed home. However, a bigger house of 10 marla can be rented every month for a price starting at PKR 60 thousand, going up to PKR 80 thousand for a 4-bed house.
Flats for Rent in I-9 Islamabad
A 2-bed flat in Sector I-9 can be rented for a price ranging between PKR 21 thousand to PKR 25 thousand per month. These flats are economical and perfect for anyone having a small family.
The commercial plots in Sector I-9 cost around PKR 15 crore for a 4 kanal plot. If you are looking for a small shop of 1.3 marla, then keep a budget of PKR 1.5 crore in mind. However, warehouses of 4 kanal would cost somewhere around PKR 15 crore, while 10 marla warehouses would cost much less, around PKR 2.3 crore. Besides, if you want to buy a 5 marla building consisting of a basement, ground, and one floor, then it could cost you around PKR 5 crore.
Most Popular Areas in I-9 Islamabad
According to the buying trends, the most popular locality of Sector I-9 is I-9/1 with 43.6 % searches, I-9/2 with 29.9 % searches, followed by I-9/3 with 10 % searches, I-9/2 with 9.9 searches and lastly I-9 Markaz with 6.6 % searches.
The rental trends of Sector I-9 are quite similar to the buying trends. Sector I-9/1 is the most searched locality amongst tenants with 35.4 % searches, followed by I-9/4 with 32.2 % searches, I-9/3 with 14.1 % searches, I-9 Markaz with 10.2 % searches and lastly I-9/2 with 8.1 % searches.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in I-9 Islamabad
There are several shopping malls near Sector I-9. Panorama Shopping Mall in Rawalpindi on Stadium Road is an open market place, where you can purchase unstitched printed lawn and cotton suits for women, bedsheets, crockery and much more, at only a 2 km distance from I-9. Other malls such as Safa Gold Mall, Mall of Islamabad, and Centaurus Mall are located in Blue Area, near Jinnah Avenue, at an approximate drive of 15 minutes from I-9. Mall of Islamabad in Block J, F-7/1, offers spacious parking on four dedicated basement floors, separate entrances, health club, and a luxurious spa and a sky pool, rooftop restaurant, and advanced security infrastructure. Centaurus Mall, Islamabad’s largest shopping mall and a multiplex building, is located in F-8/4 and houses top international brands while also boasting national brands like Limelight, Nishat Linen, Khaadi, Generations, EGO and many more. People also come to the mall to watch movies in both 2D and 3D with friends and family at the Cineplex Cinema located within the mall. A food court is located on the top floor of the mall.
Restaurants And Bakeries in I-9 Islamabad
Pakistani’s are passionate about food, which is why the restaurant business is booming across Pakistan. The same goes true for Islamabad, with each sector having an adequate amount of eateries located within it for the ultimate convenience of residents. Similarly, you will find several restaurants in Sector I-9, in its Markaz such as Al-Habib Restaurant, Margalla Restaurant, Afghan Tikka, Rehman Murgh Pulao, New Stylish Restaurant, Latif Restaurant & Catering, and Sarhad Restaurant. These restaurants are desi dhabba-styled eateries, mostly serving fried fish, pulao, karhai, namkeen boti, afghani pulao, and chai paratha. However, if you are fond of burgers and pizzas, then you must visit the Plaza in I-8 Markaz which boasts international fast food chains such as Subway, Pizza Hut, and KFC. If you like to stock up the weekly supply of Nimco, cake rusk or buy patties or fresh cakes for a hi-tea at your home, then there is a bakery in I-9 in Shakil Square on street 4 in I-9/1, Rahat Bakers in Zaki Centre on Tipu Sultan Road, and Cups and Cakes in I-8/2.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in I-9 Islamabad
Cricket is one sport that unites the entire nation. From young kids to teenage boys to grown-up adults, everyone enjoys playing cricket, which is why CDA has made sure there is a cricket ground in every neighbourhood, including one in I-9/4. However, there aren’t any fitness centres or gymnasiums in the vicinity, but you can go to gyms near Sector I-9 such as Universal Gym and City Gym and Fitness Centre on Stadium Road, Liaquat Gym & Ladies Fitness Club on Saidpur Road, and Islamabad Gym in I-10 Markaz. These gyms are approximately only 2 km away from I-9.
Parks in I-9 Islamabad
There are quite a few parks in Sector I-9 that you can go to for a stroll such as CDA Ladies Park on Street 38, Jabran Khan Park on Street 35, CDA Children Park and Sameer Abbas Gilgiti Park in I-9/4. There is also a park in I-9/1. Each of these parks is thickly carpeted with green grass, have tall shady trees, and feature swings, see-saw, monkey bars and slides for kids. Residents can also host a picnic in their neighbourhood parks, and students are often spotted having group studies here, while some use these parks for a daily jog to maintain their fitness.
Salons and Spas in I-9 Islamabad
Residents of Sector I-9 can visit Finger Art Hair Salon in Sector I-9/4 and Gull’s Beauty Parlour and Ady’s Hair and Beauty in Block F of Satellite Town, right at the other side of IJP Road at the south of Sector I-9. Apart from these salons, you can pamper yourself at the following salons in Sector I-8/3, situated approximately 3 km away from I-9:
- Alan Chinese Beauty Salon in I-8/3
- Islamabad clippers Hair & Beauty Salon, Quality Salon & Gym and Legacy Beauty Salon in I-8 Markaz
- Mishi Nail Spa & Beauty Salon and Mikyaaj beauty salon in Pakeeza Market in I-8/4
- Depilex Beauty Clinic and Jugnu Wasim Salon And Studio on Main Service Road in I-8/4
Sector I-9, Islamabad borders with Sector I-10 to its west, H-8 to its north, Faizabad to its south and Islamabad Expressway to its east.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Sector I-9 is located towards the south of Islamabad, near the IJP Road. The nearness to the IJP road means residents can enjoy the amenities of both cities easily, including the modern lifestyle of Islamabad and the budget markets of Rawalpindi. Investing in the properties in this sector is a safe option as it is fully developed, populated, and features basic and luxury amenities needed for a comfortable life. Moreover, if you work in any of the industries located within the sector, you can cut down on your vehicle’s fuel consumption and save everyday commute time. However, residents do face parking issues as the industries and offices reserve a huge spot for their respective employees leaving little-to-no place for residents to park their vehicles. Moreover, due to several manufacturing and steel industries located within the sector, some residents have complained about the pollution caused by these industries. However, the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has already asked the owners of these industries to only use environmentally friendly raw materials along with efficient devices to control pollution.
Importance of Sector I-9 Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Sector I-9 neighbours Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
- Boasts private and public sector organisations such as Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDC)
- CDA weekly Budget Bazaar or commonly known as Lunda Bazar is held every Tuesday
- Islamabad Railway Station is a few km away from Sector I-9
Commute distance to these locations
- Islamabad International Airport is 30 km away via Kashmir Hwy
- Shakarparian View Point is 7 km away via Garden Avenue
- Rawal Lake is 14 km away via Murree Road
- Faisal Mosque is 12 km via Faisal Avenue
- Islamabad Railway Station is 3.5 km away via Khayaban-e-Johar
You can also find detailed information about other development projects in different areas of Pakistan by visiting Zameen Area Guides.