ABOUT KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Kot Lakhpat is part of Gulberg Tehsil UC, Lahore. It is located adjacent to Model Town and bordered by Peco Road, Lahore Kasur Road and SMA Hai Road. Residential colonies like Muhammadi Mohalla and Habib Homes are part of the district. Other nearby residential areas include Modern Colony, Liaquatabad, Mohammadi Colony and Phase 3 of GECH Society.
The area is also regarded as an industrial estate. Aside from a few residential units, commercial and agricultural plots are readily available in the area. Operational factories and warehouses in the area include Aurah Factory, Askari Shoe Factory, MGA Industries Pvt. Ltd, Grow Red Communication and Moon Garments Lahore.
AT A GLANCE
- Adjacent to well-developed residential area, Model Town
- Proximity to several industrial estates
- Direct connection to Peco Road and Lahore Kasur Road
- Near several malls, parks and food streets
- Access to public transport as well as Lahore Metro Bus System
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Residents of Kot Lakhpat are in proximity to both local public transportation of Lahore and Metro Bus System. Some bus stops are located along the outskirts of Kot Lakhpat on Peco Road, namely Treet Bus Stop and Phatki Kot Lakhpat Bus Stop. Other bus stops near the area at a drive of 10 to 15 minutes include Nursery Bus Stop, Somi Centre Bus Stop and Lahore Transport Company (LTC) Bus Company, Hakim Chowk Bus Stop on Kamahan Lidher Road and Barkat Market Bus Stop on Main Boulevard Garden Town. As Peco Road connects to Lahore Kasur Road that is in route to Lahore Metro Station, some designated bus stops at a 10 to 15 minutes’ drive include: Qainchi Bus Station, Kamahan Metro Bus Station, Naseerabad Metro Bus Station, Model Town Bus Station and Kalma Chowk Bus Station.
For many residents of Lahore, private taxis and rickshaws were an effective means of transportation as public transport was mostly unreliable. The Lahore Metro Bus System began its operation in 2013 to provide a reliable and economical means of intercity travel and ultimately boosted the local transportation network. Metro Buses follow a designated route to maintain its schedule. Like most western countries and Middle East, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) cards are available to facilitate faster transit
Kot Lakhpat Railway Station along Peco Road is the nearest station from Kot Lakhpat to offer intercity transport. Other railway stations and reservation offices in the area include: Railway Reservation Office near Akbar Chowk in Township – a 3-minute drive, Kot Lakhpat Railway Station via Kacha Jail Road Flyover – around 4 minutes away and Railway Booking & Bus Booking Office near Civic Centre Township – about 8 minutes away.
MARKETS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Many shops are accessible from Kot Lakhpat due to its proximity to well-developed towns like Model Town, Township and Johar Town. Just within Kot Lakhpat, you can find Ghousia Market and Ali Market. Other markets at a drive of 15 to 20 minutes include: Abid Market via Lahore Kasur Road, Jinnah Market along Al Madina Road and G-1 Market in Johar Town via Abdul Haque Road. In Model Town, several markets can be accessed in respective residential blocks at a 15-minute drive.
G-1 Market is a popular shopping hub to meet your daily grocery and household needs. As the market is along a typical food street, many families visit to access local boutiques, retail shops, fast food outlets, stationeries, hardware, pharmacy and banks. Some local shops in the area include Book Town, Millat Digital Printing, Pay Less Shoes & Bags and Uniformers to list some. If you are in the mood for traditional fast food and BBQ, many local eateries like Usama Burger, Bilal Tikka Shop, Karachi Biryani and Noorani Restaurant are reachable along the main market road.
Abid Market features a collection of electronic shops where one can find popular retail products from firms like Panasonic, Gree, Haier, EcoStar, Samsung and Sony. The products range from an assortment of home appliances including washing machine, refrigerators, air conditioners, kitchen stoves and dryers. Due to high competition, prices are reasonable as compared to average retail shops. During special seasonal occasions, some shopkeepers introduce discounted deals to attract customers. Some bargaining and negotiation skills can help bring down the prices even further.
Apart from main markets, numerous local shops and superstores are reachable in Kot Lakhpat itself. These include Ashmal UPS Electrical Store, Rana Rasheed & Son’s Super Store, Malik Ghulam Sweets, Madina Variety Store, Chaudhary Cosmetic & General Store and M Mobile Store.
MOSQUES, CHURCHES AND TEMPLES NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Kot Lakhpat is packed with countless mosques. Some notable ones include Masjid Naseem, Jamia Masjid Al Badar, Makhdomia Masjid, Jamia Saddiqia Masjid, Jamia Masjid Usmania, Muhammadi Masjid, Jamia Masjid Anwar e Madina, Al Madina Masjid, Idara Misbah Ul Quran Jamia Masjid Suraiyya and Jamia Masjid Noorani Main Bazar Liaqat. Other near the area at a drive of 5 to 8 minutes include Sector A1 Mosque in Township, Jamia Masjid Haq Chaar Yaar in Block Q Model Town, Eden Villas Masjid in Bhatti Colony and Jamia Masjid Madina in Mohammadpura.
Just north of Kot Lakhpat, several churches are accessible at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes, namely Saint John’s Church and The last Age Ministries near Butt Street, Pentecostal Church and Bethania Lutheran Church on Nasrat Road, Temple of God Church, Miracles of Jesus Ministries and Grace Assemblies of Pakistan in Bahar Colony and Church of Faith Gospel Assemblies near SMA Hai Road.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Resident of Kot Lakhpat can find many local schools at a walking distance namely, The Concept Grammar School on Awais Road, Al Rabi School & Science Academy and The Concept Grammar School Campus 2 near Main Bazar Pindi Rajputan, Little Scholars School and MC Boys High School on School Road, City District Government Girls High School. Other schools in nearby area include Little Star School on Talaah Bazar Road – a minute’s drive, Al Maktab School in Kausar Colony and Iqra Islamic High School in Muhammadi Colony – around 5 minutes away, The Smart School and Beaconhouse School near Model Town Link Road, Al Wahab School & Academy in Block Q Model Town and The Abacus School via Link Dhobi Ghat Road – approximately 6 to 7 minutes away.
The City School has started franchising to expand its influence. Consequently, The Smart School became a project of The City School to introduce an education system focused on matriculation. With the expertise of trained professionals, The Smart School distinguishes itself by using a “blended learning method”. The school gives online access to its students so they can access course lectures, announcements and other educational tools. Since the system is centralized, teachers can be tracked for their performance and open to course optimization.
At a drive of 5 to 10 minutes, some colleges can be found near Kot Lakhpat including Jinnah Islamia College and ACTMA College along Peco Road, Government Degree College For Women in Liaquatabad, Aspire College in Bhatti Colony, Government College For Women on Model Town Circular Road, The Lahore Garrison College of Science & Commerce in Block A-3 Phase 1 Johar Town, Punjab College on Shah Jilani Road, Nisa Girl College on Civil Defence Road and ILM Group of Colleges along Service Road of Madar-e-Millat Road.
The following universities are located in proximity to Kot Lakhpat:
- Riphah International University QIE Campus on Madar-e-Millat Road – just 2 minutes away
- Information Technology University near Ferozpur Road – a 5-minute drive
- Minhaj University in Township Commercial Area – a 6-minute drive
- Virtual University near Model Town Circular Road – around 10 minutes away
Federal Government of Pakistan chartered Riphah International University in 2002 under Islamic International Medical College Trust, a non-profit organization. A number of bachelor and master courses are offered. Programmes are divided among respective faculties, which manage the curriculum and update the courses accordingly. Some faculties in the premises include Dental Sciences, Management Sciences, Engineering, Media Sciences and Computing. Moreover, students can also access campus facilities like IT & computer service, Wi-Fi access, cafeterias, book & stationery shop, shuttle transport, medical wards, hostels and library.
Looking at current trend, Virtual University is based on an education system dependent on online platforms. This improves accessibility issues for many youngsters and professionals alike, who can study while working. The university offers recognized degrees from Higher Education Commission (HEC), hence foreign students can also take advantage of offered programmes. Several courses are offered, namely marketing, commerce, computer science, business administration, bioinformatics and sociology to mention some.
BANKS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Peco Road adjacent to Kot Lakhpat is lined with several notable banks, for instance Habib Bank Limited, Sindh Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Silk Bank, Allied Bank Limited Islamic Branch and The Bank of Khyber. At a drive of 4 minutes, a bunch of banks can be found along Model Town Link Road including a branch of HBL, MCB Bank Limited, Meezan Bank Limited, Bank Alfalah, Bank Al Habib and a branch of ABL. Since Kot Lakhpat is close to Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, residents can benefit from flexible hours of banks as some remain operational on Saturdays to facilitate the working class.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Multiple hospitals are scattered around Kot Lakhpat and are listed as follows:
- Iqraa Medical Complex near Block A Johar Town – a 5-minute drive
- Saira Memorial Hospital near Model Town Block M – around 7 minutes away
- Horizon Hospital via Bahria University Road – a 10-minute drive
- Union Hospital near Khayaban-e-Jinnah – about 14 minutes away
- Shaikh Zayed Hospital along Khayaban-e-Jamia Punjab – a 17-minute drive
- Nawaz Sharif Social Security Hospital via Wahdat Road near National Highway 5 – approximately 19 minutes away
Shaikh Zayed Hospital was funded by UAE’s former ruler, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It has capacity to treat over 700 patients with access to qualified specialists and hi-tech medical devices. Various departments are set up to offer specialized treatment options including dermatology, cardiology, plastic surgery, ENT, urology, liver transplant and general medicine to list a few. Moreover, radiology and blood testing laboratories allows quick diagnosis of patients in the premises with added facilities like 24/7 emergency services. The hospital also houses a library, which is open to doctors, lecturers and students for the purpose of research.
Nawaz Sharif Social Security Hospital was established to help factory workers from industrial areas with free medical care for themselves and their family members. Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) manages the hospital administration and offers services to personnel who hold social security cards. In some special cases, the hospital even covers treatment costs from private hospitals if such a facility is not available. NSSSH has around 600 patient beds in addition to emergency wards, ICU and ambulance service. Special awareness is given for children’s vaccination to prevent diseases like hepatitis and influenza.
For primary and secondary healthcare service for non-threatening cases, numerous clinics are present in and near Kot Lakhpat. For instance, in the neighbourhood you can find Ahmed Homeopathic Clinic, Amna Welfare Clinic, Mahad Clinic, Fatima Mukhtar Health Care Clinic and Nishat Clinic. Other clinics at a distance of 4 km include Summan Clinic in Liaquatabad Dhalla, Shamim Noor Clinic, Babri Homeopathic Clinic and Hamza Clinic in Block Q Model Town, Samad Clinic and Township Clinic in Sector B-1 Township, Esha Clinic near Model Town Circular Road and Gulberg Clinic via Alvi Road.
PROPERTIES IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
SALES PRICE TREND IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
As Kot Lakhpat is a combination of both, residential and industrial real estate, houses and factories are occasionally available for sale. Visit Zameen.com for updated information on current listings.
HOUSES FOR SALE IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Few houses are up for sale in Kot Lakhpat. For instance, a 4 marla can cost between PKR 60 lakh to PKR 65 lakh. A 5 marla house can be bought in the range of PKR 1.1 crore to PKR 1.28 crore.
PLOTS FOR SALES IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
A few plots are listed for sale in Kot Lakhpat. A 12 marla plot has an asking price of PKR 1.65 crore and a larger residential plot of 19 kanal can cost up to PKR 10 crore. A 27 kanal agricultural plot can be bought for PKR 3.24 crore where each marla is individually priced at PKR 60,000.
RENT PRICE TRENDS IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
HOUSES FOR RENT IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Rental houses are rarely available in Kot Lakhpat due to high demand. Previous trends show a 4 marla house can cost in between PKR 11 thousand to PKR 13 thousand per month. A 5 marla house can be rented for around PKR 32 thousand per month.
FLATS FOR RENT IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Some flats are available for rent in Kot Lakhpat. Old records show a 1-bedroom flat can be rented for around PKR 12 thousand per month and a 2-bedroom flat can cost around PKR 18 thousand per month.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Few commercial properties are listed for sale in Kot Lakhpat. A 5 marla factory is on sale for PKR 1.15 crore in addition to its own transformer and a rented floor for regular income. Rental commercial properties are in demand in Kot Lakhpat. For instance, a 2 kanal triple storey building can be rented for PKR 3.6 lakh per month, a 7 kanal warehouse can cost around PKR 4 lakh per month and an 8 kanal commercial plaza can be rented for PKR 12 lakh per month.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
MALLS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Some popular malls of Lahore are located close to Kot Lakhpat. These include:
- Amanah Mall near Model Town Link Road – a 4-minute drive
- Packages Mall along Walton Road – around 11 minutes away
- Emporium Mall near Commercial Area Johar Town Phase 2 via Abdul Haque Road – about 18 minutes away
Amanah Mall is located at the western end of Kot Lakhpat along a typical food street covered with fast food joints and retail shops. The mall is built over eight floors where some floors are reserved for underground parking to compensate for the influx of large crowds. Many notable brands are available, for instance Diner’s, Cambridge, Minnie Minors, Miniso and Khaadi to mention a few. For the purpose of entertainment, Magic Planet is mall’s indoor amusement park. Children can enjoy a multitude of electronic slow and thrilling rides, bumper cars, trampoline and puzzle slides. Adults can get a taste of virtual gaming to immerse themselves in first shooter experience. According to Magic Planet’s website, around hundred video games are set up to entertain visitors. Moreover, you can also enjoy Hollywood blockbuster in Cineplex Cinema in the premises in addition to well facilitated food court.
Packages Mall is an older mall built in 1956. To compete with modern malls, it became an entertainment hub for families. Based on its website, around 200 retail brands are available for purchase. Some popular brands include About Time, Agha Noor, Almas, Borjan, Chateau 67, Edenrobe, Hobo by Hub, Maria B, Pepperland, Splash and Zeen. The mall’s food court is equally diverse in food variety ranging from popular fast food chains to local restaurants. Some known food chains include names like Besteiro, Arcadian Café, Bundu Khan Restaurant, Gloria jeans, Hardees, Salto and Thai Express to mention some.
RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Kot Lakhpat does not lack local restaurants and food outlets. Some roadside hotels and cafes in the area include Café 501, Haji BBQ, Pehlwan Chaska Hotel and Yasir Rafique BBQ. To access some popular variants, at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes, you will find Majha Kaleji Wala Restaurant, Good Pizza and Chai Bethak near Block S Model Town, Happy Happy Burger & Shawarma, Lahore Foods, Hafiz Bar-B-Que and Signature Burger in Block Q Model Town, Fine Pizza Family Restaurant, Pizza Yes, McDonald’s, Fresh Inn and OPTP along Model Town Link Road, Al-Khan Restaurant, Yasir Broast, Rai Fish Corner along Peco Road, Dera Restaurant and Mei Kong Restaurant on Abul Hassan Isfahani Road.
Fine Pizza Family Restaurant started out as a takeaway outlet with no seating plans. As of now, it has turned into a fully fledged family restaurant with a diverse fast food menu, furnished surroundings and courteous staff. Pizza is the speciality of the restaurant with flavours like fish barbeque, veggie, pepperoni and fajita. You can order a pizza ranging from 7 inch to 16 inch, depending on your appetite. Consequently, the menu also includes other items from categories such as BBQ, soups, deep fried, burgers, sandwiches, chow mein and chop suey.
One Potato Two Potato (OPTP) was started by two passionate brothers with a love for fast food. Through its cooking techniques and tasty menu, OPTP runs around 60 outlets in over 13 major cities of Pakistan. The food chain is popular for opening outlets in high traffic areas like malls, business districts and tourist hotspots. The menu has limited categories, namely fried chicken, burgers, nuggets & fries, chicken wings and chicken quesadilla. Customers can order online from its website and can also apply to avail franchising opportunities. OPTP has also started catering service due to popular demand and one can easily book online by listing city and valid contact information.
Dera Restaurant specializes in desi and traditional cuisine to intrigue the local taste buds. Started off in 2003, it has rapidly gained popularity due to its food and service quality. It features a rich menu with dishes categorized under barbeques, starter soups, fast food, Chinese cuisines, house special and salads. Based on reviews, mutton & chicken sajji, boneless handi, kunna and makhni saag are among some of its popular dishes. It boosts a user-friendly website where tables can be booked in advance to avoid waiting periods.
Although Mei Kong Restaurant established itself in Chinese cuisine, it serves a diverse menu with multiple categories such as desserts, beverages, BBQ, tandoori, steaks, noodles, thai, Pakistani, rice, fish and Chinese to list some. The restaurant also offers catering and event management services. Whether it's an official gathering, birthday celebration or wedding ceremonies, the marketing team handles the venue hall and décor arrangements. Pricewise, it’s an average eatery but still manages to attract a considerable crowd.
Main roads near Kot Lakhpat are lined with local bakeries at a short distance of 4 kilometres. These include A Ambala Entrepreneur Baker’s and Usman Sweets & Bakers in Kot Lakhpat, Yasir Sweets & Bakers, Doce bakers, Gourmet Bakery, Cakes & Bakes and Treschic Bakers & Sweets along Peco Road, Kashmir Bakers in Block G Model Town and Zeeshan Sweets & Bakers in Township Block 6.
Gourmet Bakers & Sweet is no longer just a bakery; Gourmet Foods has expanded its business to introduce fine dining restaurants and catering services for special gatherings. Based on its website, the group owns about seven processing plants across Pakistan to supplement its own line of products. Multiple branches can be found in Lahore and its influence spreads to major cities of Punjab including Multan, Islamabad, Gujrat, Chakwal and Gujranwala.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Many sports facilities are scattered around Kot Lakhpat. These are listed as follows:
- Play On Model Town in Block R Model Town – just 3 minutes away
- WAPDA Sports Complex near Defence Road – a 7-minute drive
- LDA Sports Complex and Johar Town Hockey Stadium on Khayaban-e-Firdousi – around 12 minutes away
- University of the Punjab Sports Complex on Usmani Road – a 13-minute drive
- DHA Sports Complex near Khayaban-e-Iqbal via Street 7 – about 14 minutes away
- PAF Skyview Golf & Country Club via Bedian Road – a 21-minute drive
The Defence Housing Authority is renowned for modernizing urban communities by developing sustainable infrastructure and public services like healthcare, education and sports. Multiple branches of DHA Sports Complex in Lahore offer an assortment of recreational activities. Most clubs offer open grounds for major sports leagues like football, hockey, handball and rugby. With access to multiple courts and indoor gymnasium, members can practice other sports such as volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, cricket alley, wall climbing and skating. It should be noted not all facilities are available in each branch but they all follow a similar set of rules in terms of charges and club timings. As a public sports club, guests are always welcome but are charged separately. Hence, members do enjoy discounted rates as compared to occasional visitors.
PAF Skyview Golf & Country Club was founded by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman to offer a place for socializing and practicing golf. It’s a member only club where locals can easily apply online. Since the project was completed in 2016, to match the competition, almost all facilities including swimming pool, spa & sauna rooms, restaurants & cafes and gym are accessible. An 18-hole golf course is a key attraction of the club. Golf tournaments are often organized to maintain a spirit of competition along with other special occasions like music night and children training programme
Local gyms near Kot Lakhpat are available in great numbers. Some noteworthy mentions at a distance of 4 km include: Muscle & Fitness and Bismillah Gym in Block Q Model Town, Younas Gym and The Smart Gym along Peco Road, Deluxe Gym, Bodyholics Gym and Shapes Gym near Model Town Link Road, Synergy Fitness on Abul Hassan Isfahani Road, Shoaib Gym on Qazi Muhammad Isa Road and VCL Gym in Civic Centre Building near Model Town Block M.
PARKS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
Developed and planned urban regions give priority to maintenance of public and community parks to promote greenery and offer open space in a packed city. At a small distance of 4 km, several parks can be accessed near Kot Lakhpat, namely: LDA Park, Jinnah Park, A-1 Park, Gulshan Rasool Park and Muhammadi Park in Township, Doongi Ground, Adnan Park and R Block Park in Model Town, Model Town Park near Model Town Circular Road and Nawaz Sharif Park along Lahore Kasur Road. Apart from local parks, some popular parks of Lahore include Gulshan Iqbal Park via Main Blvd Allama Iqbal Town and Bagh-e-Jinnah near China Chowk via Shahrah Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat at an approximate drive of 20 minutes.
Model Town Park is centrally located between Model Town Circular Road, home to several local restaurants, shops and educational institutes. It’s a vast scenic park carpeted with jogging tracks that extend up to 2 km. In the boating area, visitors can either take a ride on a manual boat or an electronic one. Some swings and slides allow children to engage in recreational activities. Around two canteens are available in the premises that serve a limited menu.
Bagh-e-Jinnah is a beautiful park spread over 141 acre of land. The park also hosts Lahore Zoo and GCU Botanical Garden, although both are managed independently. A number of attractions are set up to engage the public including Shrine of Turt Murad Shah, Darussalam Library, Quaid-e-Azam Library, Cosmopolitan Club, Lahore Gymkhana Cricket Pavilion, Imperial Garden and an open air theatre. Lahore Zoo has often made headlines as one of largest zoos in Pakistan. Based on current info, the zoo has a collection of more than thousand animals of diverse and exotic species. Some rare breeds include zebras, lions, chimpanzees, snakes, tigers, elephants, bears, boars and crocodiles. The botanical garden by Government College University is a research facility to grow and maintain exotic plants and flowers. Around seven acre is dedicated to the growth of rare species. Currently, an herbal garden is established to further improve the collection of garden’s catalogue.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
As most amenities in Kot Lakhpat are concentrated around Model Town, Township and Peco Road, several salons and beauty parlours can be found near respective areas. Some notable salons within a distance of 4 km include Hira Beauty Salon and US Hair & Beauty Salon near School Road and Fairy Beauty Salon on Street 6 in Kot Lakhpat, Bobby & Guys Hair Salon Studio and Blazon Salon along Peco Road, Zaib Beauty Salon on Model Town Link Road, Sajid Hair Salon and Pure Passion Salon in Township Sector A-1, Hamna’s Beauty Salon & Bridal Studio and Seeme Beauty Parlour near Khayaban-e-Firdousi and Nikki’s Beauty Salon on Maulana Shaukat Ali Road.
Hamna’s Beauty Salon & Bridal Studio is a local salon that takes special care when it comes to hygiene, leaving customers satisfied with often positive reviews. Appointments can be booked online from its Facebook page with options like hairstyle, party makeup and bridal makeup. Visitors can also take advantage of some packaged deals including nail colour, makeup, facial and haircut.
Most spas and massage centres are concentrated northwest of Kot Lakhpat, near Model Town at a drive of 5 to 10 minutes. For instance, Miss Khan Massage Centre and Alina Massage Centre on Model Town Link Road, Aiza Massage Centre via Captain Mushtaq Road, Noor Massage Centre on Link Dhobi Ghat Road, Royal Massage Centre and Ali Spa & Massage Centre near Justice Abdul Khaliq Road, VIP Massage Centre along Ghaus-e-Azam Road, MD Spa & Massage Centre along West Avenue and JB Massage Centre in Block E Model Town.
CINEMAS NEAR KOT LAKHPAT, LAHORE
The following popular cinemas of Lahore are accessible from Kot Lakhpat:
- Cinepax in Amanah Mall via Model Town Link Road and CineStar Cinemas IMAX in Township – approximately 3 to 4 minutes away
- Cinepax in Packages Mall along Khayaban-e-Iqbal – an 11-minute drive
- Universal Cinemas in Emporium Mall via Abdul Haque Road – around 20 minutes away
Universal Cinema is housed in a bustling mall of Lahore, Emporium Mall. With a user friendly website, visitors can view movie titles and book upcoming movies accordingly. Tickets are within reasonable range as they can cost in between PKR 500 to 700. As a variety of seating arrangements are available, ticket prices are based on package selection including Standard, Ultra and Gold. Special discounts are offered to students who can avail standard package but are limited to old movies for just PKR 350.
CineStar Cinema IMAX Theatre was built in collaboration with IMAX, a known multinational manufacturer of cameras and projectors. IMAX owns several cinemas globally and with the help of CineStar, it opened its first cinema in Pakistan in 2012. Consequently, the cinema’s rights were bought out by Cinestar and Pepsi Pakistan. Today, based on IMAX design and equipment, the cinema offers 3-D movie experience with access to online booking via website and mobile apps.
Kot Lakhpat is located next to well developed and planned societies including Model Town, Township, Faisal Town, Johar Town, Liaquatabad Dhalla, Quaid-e-Millat Colony, Modern Colony, Bahar Colony and Nawaz Sharif Colony. Kot Lakhpat is also regarded as an industrial estate due to presence of some factories. Punjab Small Industrial Estate and Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate are just southeast of the district. Many shops, schools and roadside restaurants and hotels are available in Kot Lakhpat and with proximity to Model Town, residents have access to recreational sites like malls and parks.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Proximity to multiple industrial estates near Kot Lakhpat means the area attracts a lot of foot and vehicle traffic as local workers and labourers from across the city join factories during their shifts. Since factories tend to operate day and night, residents can expect crowded main streets during peak morning and night hours. Several local shops, restaurants and service providers are already set up in the area. Hence, locals can access most amenities at a walking distance from home.
IMPORTANCE OF KOT LAKHPAT LAHORE FROM MAJOR LOCATIONS NEARBY
- GECHS in Mohammadpur is a 3-minute drive from Kot Lakhpat
- Johar Town is just 5 minutes away via Peco Road
- Bab-e-Pakistan in Nishtar Town is about 10 minutes away via Walton Road
- DHA Phase 3 is around 11 minutes away from here
- Wapda Town is a 15-minute drive via Shahrah Nazaria-e-Pakistan