ABOUT PWD HOUSING SOCIETY, ISLAMABAD
Pakistan Public Works Department or PWD Housing Scheme is a well-developed and densely populated housing society in Islamabad, directly accessible from Islamabad Highway. It serves the twin cities – Rawalpindi and Islamabad – making it easier for their residents to commute from one city to another and shortening the commute to a few minutes.
PWD Housing Scheme is about 9 km away from Khanna Pul and 7 km away from Koral Chowk via Faisal Avenue. The society is comfortably located in a prime location, which is why it shares a large commercial area with its neighbourhood that comprises Pakistan Town, Soan Gardens, Police Foundation, and Media Town. Since the society also neighbours Bahria Town, Islamabad, and Safari Villas, residents can readily access all the amenities available there.
The project falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Housing and Works and is made up of four blocks – from Block A to Block D. PWD Housing Scheme was initially limited to provide residential accommodation to the employees of the federal government at an affordable price, but was later opened to the public. Due to the construction of new houses, provision of state-of-the-art amenities, and robust infrastructure, properties in PWD Housing Scheme have become popular among investors. Moreover, the housing scheme is also home to schools, banks, food joints, hospitals, parks, mosques, malls, and retail outlets.
AT A GLANCE
- Nestled between affluent neighbourhoods
- Surrounded by state-of-the-art amenities
- Features a variety of residential and commercial options
- All essential utilities such as water, electricity, and gas are available
- The project is managed by the Federal Government
- Provision of mosques, parks, markets, schools, and healthcare facilities
- Easily accessible from Islamabad Highway, Khanna Pul, and Koral Chowk
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Having public transport nearby becomes a value addition when it comes to commuting regularly. Since the PWD Housing Scheme enjoys a prime location in Islamabad, residents can easily find almost all modes of transportation available in Islamabad from PWD Bus Stop. The stop is just a 3 minutes’ walk away from the main gate of the society on Central Road. Further, if you move forward a couple of minutes from PWD Bus Stop, you will find Korang Bus Stop, situated on Islamabad Expressway. The bus stop is on Korang Town's entrance, where you will find wagons and other affordable options to commute.
Moreover, right next to Korang Bus Stop, there is Pakistan Town Bus Stop, on Islamabad Expressway, near Korang Road. It is a Bus Depot from where you can get buses, rickshaws, and wagons. Besides, Soan Bus Stop on Soan Avenue is only a km away from the entrance of PWD Housing Scheme. Also, Naval Anchorage Bus Stop, situated adjacent to Jinnah Gardens and next to Naval Anchorage Housing Society, is roughly 2 km away. Another additional benefit for residents of PWD is the Naval Anchorage Interchange, constructed by Naval Anchorage Housing Society. The interchange helps in avoiding traffic congestion in peak office hours.
Moreover, it takes 5 minutes to reach Skyways Terminal, located in Block E, Police Foundation from Block C of PWD Society. The bus service has been providing intercity transportation facilities since 1990 in several cities, including Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Jhelum, and Mandi Bahauddin. In contrast, Bahria Bus Stop-1 roughly takes 10 minutes to reach by road, situated on the Main Boulevard of Phase 5, while Road H Bus Stop is more or less 5 km away in Phase 2, Bahria Town. Islamabad Expressway also hosts Bhinder Bus Stop, while River Garden Bus Stop is in River Gardens Housing Scheme. Both stops can be reached within 10 minutes’ drive from PWD Housing Scheme.
Residents can access Gulzar-e-Quaid (Entrance) Bus Stop within 10 minutes, pinned on Airport Road. Apart from public transport, people can also access taxis, rickshaws, and other app-based ride-hailing facilities in PWD Society. However, don't forget to check the guidelines of using ride hailing app to avoid any inconvenience during the ride.
Lastly, Islamabad International Airport is only 10 km away from PWD Housing Scheme.
Mosques and Imam Bargahs in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Residents of PWD don’t have to travel much to fulfil religious obligations since there are a good number of mosques available in and near the housing scheme. These mosques include Jamia Mosque Al Habib, situated only a minute’s walk away from Street Number 2 in Block A of the society. The mosque is quite spacious and well-developed, featuring marble flooring, carpeted praying mats, and a clean ablution area.
Next, Masjid Alhuda Ahle Hadith and Muhammadi Masjid Ahle-e-Hadith are situated in Block B of PWD Housing Scheme, reachable within 3 minutes by foot from PWD Park, Block B. The first boasts a beautiful infrastructure, while the latter was recently renamed to Jamia Masjid Abu Bakar Siddique (R.A) and features a Madrasah along with peaceful surroundings. Further, people living in Block C have access to three mosques: Jamiah Kanz-ul-Imaan Masjid, Hazrat Bilal Masjid, and Makki Masjid. These mosques can be reached within 2 to 5 minutes by foot from Haseeb Market, Block C. The mosques are quite spacious, comprising several facilities, including water coolers, clean washrooms, and huge prayer halls.
People living in Block D can access three mosques from Khan Market. These include Ahl-e-Hadees Mosque and Markazi Jamia Masjid Rab-ul-Aalamin in Block D, while Masjid Umer is present in Block A, Soan Gardens. The mosques take more or less 5 minutes’ walk to reach on foot. Markazi Jamia Masjid Rab-ul-Aalamin boasts grand architecture, a carpeted hall with praying mats, and an open-air prayer hall. Some other prominent mosques near PWD Housing Scheme are:
- Jamia Masjid Syeda Fatima-Tu-Zahra, sited in Block A, Police Foundation, is at a drive of 5 minutes. The mosque is entirely peaceful, away from the bustling road.
- Soan Gardens Mosque, pinned in Block C, Soan Gardens, is around 7 minutes away. The mosque features a floor fully covered with carpets, several fans, and proper ventilation, along with a separate ablution area.
- F-Block Usman Mosque is roughly 2 km away and features a madrassah.
- Jamia Masjid-o-Madrisa Anwar-e-Madina Zia-ul-Uloom, located in Block B, Soad Garden, is roughly 6 minutes away from Block C, PWD Housing Scheme. The mosque also provides Islamic education to all age groups.
- Jamia Masjid Syedna Abu Bakar Siddique (R.A) is one of the well-maintained mosques in the area, situated only 7 minutes’ drive away in Block C, CBR Town. Due to its proximity to CBR Park, the mosque boasts a scenic environment. It is a fully air-conditioned mosque with the capacity of around 1,000 worshipers.
However, Mosque and Imam Bargah Ghulaman-E-Masoomeen A.S. and Imambargah Zain-Ul-Abidin are also situated just an 8-minute drive away in Pakistan Town and Soan Gardens respectively.
markets in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
PWD Double Road hosts many commercial stores and markets within the society. For instance, Mandi Bazar - Farmer's Market in Block A, PWD Double Road, is just a minute’s walk away from Rahat Bakers. It is an air-conditioned and spacious store in Shinka Plaza, stocked with a wide range of fresh produce, dairy products, lentils, spices, dry fruits, rice, flour, and meat. Further, Khan Market can be reached within a 5-minute walk. It is a local market, housing several shops of vegetables, fruits, and other stuff. You can also find naan shops, milk shops, chicken shops, and general stores in the market.
Besides, PWD Main Market Shopping Area in Sector D of the society hosts everything from grocery stores, sub-markets, pharmacies, karts, retail outlets to meat shops, electronic, and mobile accessories. To name a few, Advance Butchery Services is available in Sector D, PWD Housing Scheme, only a couple of minutes away from Rahat Bakers. As per their website, the shop offers a sought-after variety of halal meat packed under hygienic conditions. Besides, Tawakkal Meats in Sector C of PWD Housing Scheme is roughly 5 minutes away on foot.
For electronics and home appliances, you can head to Umar Electronics and Sony Centre, operational in Ghous Plaza, and pinned on PWG Main Double Road. The stores operate from 11 am to 9 pm. These shops stock LEDs, audio-visual devices, washing machines, refrigerators, dispensers, electric ovens, and ACs of all the well-known brands including Orient, PEL, Sony, Hisense, Samsung, Haier, and Changhong Ruba. Also, Waqas Electronics in Sector C sells quality home appliances under one roof. At the same time, Malik Electric & Hardware Store, Daata Electronics Hot & Cool Centre, Rashid Electric Works, and Alnoor Sanitary and Hardware are about 6 to 8 minutes’ walk away in Block B, PWD Housing Scheme.
Next, PWD Double Road, Sector C, boasts Punjab Cash and Carry, reachable within 4 minutes by foot. The retail store chain is among the largest in Pakistan and was established in 1994. The store stocks miscellaneous routine-use products such as groceries, garments, fresh fruits & vegetables, cosmetics, meat, crockery, toys, and electronics items under one roof.
As for more options, Save Mart is also present on PWD Double Road, a couple of minutes away from Tehzeeb Bakers. Just like Punjab Cash & Carry, the departmental store also stocks a wide range of grocery, crockery, and other household items at economical rates.
Moreover, Sector C Market and Haseeb Market are situated in Sector C, PWD Housing Scheme, about 5 minutes’ walk away from Punjab Cash & Carry. At the same time, Sameer Daily Market in Block A, Police Foundation, is a km away. Further, Block A of PWD Housing Scheme hosts Sasta Bazar Friday Market, more or less 5 minutes away by foot from the Main Gate of the society. Shoppers prefer to buy fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits from here. Apart from produce, you can also find a few stalls selling hand-embroidered garments, crockery, and antique decoration pieces at economical prices. Moreover, right on the main entrance gate, there is Khyber Mart, in Block A, PWD Housing Scheme.
Some more marts and grocery stores are also functional in and near PWD Housing Scheme such as:
- Ever Green Family Mart, situated in PWD Housing Scheme, is at a 4-minute drive from PWD Main Gate. The market hosts multiple kiosks selling beef, chicken meat, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products at reasonable rates.
- About 5 minutes away from the gate, you can shop from Zaib Mart, situated in Block C, PWD Double Road. The mart operates 24/7 in the area and stocks everyday-use items such as tea, flour, rice, detergents, and shampoos.
- Akhwan Family Mart is another option, 4 minutes’ drive away on Central Road, Phase 1, Pakistan Town.
- Shahbaz Mart is in Korang Extension, selling bread, egg, biscuits, and other products. The mart is at the interval of 9 minutes from the gate.
- Lutf's Cash & Carry and Hafiz Cash & Carry are pinned in Sector C, PWD Housing Society, roughly a km away. The first store hosts a range of household essentials along with a car parking space outside the mart, while the latter boasts home décor items, toys, utensils, spices, etc.
Then, Abdullah General Store in Block D, PWD Housing Scheme is only 3 minutes’ walk away, Subjn General Store in Block B is a km away, and Khyber Super Store in Block C, PWD Society is 10 minutes away by foot. The estimated time and distance are calculated from Rahat Bakers, PWD Double Road. Moreover, Mohsin General Store, Minhas General Store, and Jalal General Store are functional in Phase 1, Pakistan Town, only 10 minutes away by foot from Askari Bank, Sector-A, PWD Housing Scheme.
Further, several pharmacies are scattered on PWD Double Road, providing prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Some of them include:
- Apple Pharmacy on Lehtrar Road is a 7-minute walk away. The Pharmacy is a project of Green Pharmacy, offering round-the-clock services. The pharmacy boasts surgical & health appliances, blood glucose testing meters, blood pressure monitoring devices, computerised eyesight testing facility, along with a home delivery option.
- Shaheen Chemist is only a couple of minutes’ walk away.
- Ahmad Chemist is operational in Block D, PWD Housing Society, reachable within 2 minutes by walk.
- Save & Care on Main Double Road is approximately a km away.
Banks in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Residents of the society can easily access financial services since almost all the popular banks are operational on PWD Double Road. From Rahat Bakers, Askari Bank is a couple of minutes away, while Sindh Bank and Bank of Punjab are reachable within 5 minutes on foot. The banks are functional on PWD Road, Block A, PWD Housing Scheme.
Similarly, Block D of the society hosts Muslim Commercial Bank and Allied Bank, whereas Habib Metro Bank and Soneri Bank are in Block B, PWD Housing Scheme. These banks also boast ATM services and are 5 to 10 minutes away by foot.
Moving forward, Meezan Bank, The Bank of Khyber (PWD branch), Bank Al Habib, and Faysal Bank, along with their ATM booths, are standing in Block C, Police Foundation. Also, Muslim Commercial Bank is found in Block B, just 5 minutes away from Bata Store, situated on PWD Double Road. Then, it only takes 6 minutes to reach JS Bank and Allied Bank. Both banks are operational in Block A, Police Foundation, Islamabad.
Some more banks near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad include HBL Currency Exchange and National Bank of Pakistan, operational on Central Avenue, Block A, Police Foundation, reachable within 5 minutes by foot, while United Bank Limited on Central Road, Block C, Police Foundation can be reached within a couple of minutes from Al Noor Chemist, Jalal Arcadia.
Schools, Colleges and Universities in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Finding a suitable residential property can be challenging, especially if you are a family with younger children. Thankfully, be it schools, colleges, or universities, you will find all educational institutions in proximity to PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad. Beginning with American Lycetuff School System (Preschool), it is located a couple of minutes away in Sector D, PWD Housing Scheme. The school enrols 2 to 6-year olds in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten 1 & 2, and reception. ALS was established in 1996 and follows the Cambridge education system along with unique teaching methodologies. Since choosing the best school is an incredibly crucial task these days, to make matters more comfortable for you, Zameen.com has designed a guideline that can help you select the best school for your children in Pakistan.
Further, Dar-e-Arqam School in Sector A, PWD Housing Scheme, can be reached within 3 minutes by foot from the main gate of the society. According to its website, the school has over 700 plus branches in the country, offering admissions from playgroup to grade-10. Also, it is one of a few schools where students get both Islamic and contemporary education under the guidance of qualified teaching staff. Dar-e-Arqam School also offers Hifz workshops, co-curricular activities, activity-based teaching, and a congenial environment.
You will also find The Prep School in Block D on PWD Double Road, around 7 minutes away by foot from the gate. The school works in collaboration with the Siddeeqeen Educational Foundation (SEF) and features purpose-built classrooms, a centralised module, multimedia-enabled classes, and a well-equipped video conference room. Additionally, SAS AMSCARE Montessori School & Daycare is also operational 10 minutes’ walk away in Block D of the society. As per its Facebook page, the school focuses on the crucial development stages by encouraging cooperative playing activities.
Parents can also send their kids to Allied School (Quaid Campus), situated in Block C, PWD Housing Scheme, just 4 minutes’ walk away from Punjab Cash and Carry. The school offers a standardised curriculum following both national and international standards for early years (playgroup, nursery, prep), primary (Grades 1-5), and secondary (Grades 6-10).
Another notable school in PWD Housing Scheme is The City School (PWD Campus) functional roughly 5 minutes away on PWD Double Road, Block B, Police Foundation, while the other branch is in Block-F, National Police Foundation. The academic institution is one of the most popular schools in Islamabad. Some more campuses of the school in and PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad include The City School (Gulrez Branch) located about 10 minutes’ drive away in Phase 3, Gulrez Housing Scheme.
The Beaconhouse School System (PWD Branch) is roughly a couple of minutes away on PWD Double Road. The school, part of the largest school networks in the country, provides high-quality education from kindergarten to A-levels. According to the website, the PWD campus offers an early year, middle, and primary classes. The school also incorporates a range of approaches such as Reggio Emilia, Personal, Social Health Education (PSHE), and Enhanced Learning Environment (ELE).
As for other popular schools near the area, Roots International Schools in Block C, Police Foundation is reachable within 10 minutes on foot. It is one of the top-notch private schools in Islamabad, providing education from primary to intermediate level. As per its website, the school claims to promote critical thinking and technology literacy among students, offering ICT as a common denominator in collaboration with Intel Education Pakistan.
Besides, The Educators (Qamar Campus) is offering preschool classes in Block C, PWD Housing Scheme, only a few minutes’ walk away from ChenOne Store.
Some more schools in the area are listed below; however, the estimated time is calculated from ChenOne Store, PWD Double Road:
- International School of Cordoba in Sector B, PWD Housing Scheme, is reachable within 4 minutes by foot. The school offers activity-based learning by utilising National and International Curriculums as a guideline.
- The Smart School (PWD Campus) is just 5 minutes away on foot. The school is affiliated with the federal board and operational under the patronage of The City School. Enrolment is offered from kindergarten to matriculation.
- Air Foundation School System is also available in Block C of the society, offering enrolments from playgroup to class 10th.
- Oasis Public School can be reached within 8 minutes, sited in Block A of PWD Housing scheme. Based on the Oxford System, the school offers education from preschool to 10th grade.
- ROOTS Millennium School Waterloo Campus in Sector D of PWD Housing Scheme is roughly 7 minutes’ walk away, near Road Number 3. The school offers classes from Montessori till grade 7. Students are exposed to EPL and practical life exercises, along with a playground, music classes, as well as the Chinese and German language classes.
As far as universities are concerned, potential students who want to continue in the medical field can seek admission in Foundation University Islamabad, situated roughly 9 km away on Defence Avenue, DHA Phase 1. The university is the project of Fauji Foundation, and runs four colleges under its umbrella:
- Medical College
- College of Dentistry & Hospital
- Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences
- College of Nursing
The colleges offer graduate programmes in the field of basic medical sciences, clinical medical sciences, dental sciences, rehabilitation sciences, and general medical education. As per its official website, the university also boasts state-of-the-art labs, lecture halls, a psychology clinic, auditoriums, and an FM channel, 101.8.
As for more options in the medical field, Margalla College of Pharmacy only takes 10 minutes to reach by car, situated in Phase 2, Gulrez Housing Scheme. It is the constituent college of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences and offers a Pharm D programme after intermediate and A levels. The college’s curriculum is designed under the guidance of the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan and HEC. The facilities available in the college include new lecture halls with the latest audio-visual aids and fully equipped labs for students.
Also, Roots Ivy University College only takes 15 minutes to reach by road, sited opposite DHA Phase 2 gate on main GT Road. The institute has over 52 campuses nationwide.
Students interested in distance learning can opt for the Virtual University of Pakistan. It is one of the best universities in Pakistan for distance learning, situated only a km away in Block F, Police Foundation, Islamabad.
Then, you can head to Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST), pinned only 15 minutes away on Islamabad Expressway from the main gate of PWD Housing Scheme. The university is a project of Punjab Group of Colleges. The college was established in 1998 and is recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan. CUST features a competitive curriculum, entrepreneurial training sessions, digital library, scholarships, and a conducive learning environment. You can seek admission in undergraduate to Ph.D. programmes under the following disciplines:
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Computing
- Faculty of Health and Life Science
- Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Institute of Space Technology, located in Sector H, Phase 2, DHA, is roughly 10 km away via Faisal Avenue/Islamabad Expressway. According to its website, IST is considered one of the topmost engineering universities in Islamabad and one of the highly accredited engineering universities in the federal capital.
IST also holds the privilege to launch Cubesat (code name iCUBE-1), the country's first-ever miniaturised satellite. The university also features spacious lecture theatres, auditoriums, specialised engineering labs, and sports facilities for students.
Potential medical students can seek enrolment in Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, situated only 3 km away in Phase 3, Gulrez Housing Scheme. The institute is affiliated with the University of Health Sciences (UHS) Lahore. It offers degree programmes in BDS, DPT, and Pharm. D. The BDS programme was recognised by the Federal Health Ministry/Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) in 2003. It also offers an FCPS training programme in Orthodontics & Operative Dentistry.
You can also find some more colleges and universities near PWD Housing Scheme; however, the time and distance are measured from the society’s main gate:
- Islamabad Model College For Girls, in Korang Town, is about 10 minutes away by road
- Superior College near Bahria Town Gate 1, takes around 15 minutes to reach
- Bahria Foundation College in Block D is approximately 11 km away
- Beaconhouse Concordia University (GT Road Campus) is 8 km away
- Fatima Jinnah Women University sited in Old Presidency, The Mall, is 10 km away
Clinics and Hospitals in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
PWD society boasts several clinics and hospitals in its premises, making healthcare services accessible to everyone. To begin with, Chinar International Hospital is operational in Block D of PWD Society, roughly 5 minutes away by foot from its main gate. The hospital features optimum nursing care, 24/7 emergency facility, well-equipped labs, and a pharmacy. You can consult with orthopaedic surgeons, ENT specialists, dermatologists, cosmetologists, sonologists, urologists, and laparoscopic surgeons at the hospital.
Moreover, Shaafi International Hospital is functional in Doctor’s Town, Main PWD Double Road, about 2 km away. The hospital was established in 1989 and aims to offer quality care to individual patients. The hospital is equipped with ultra-modern machines operated by qualified and professional staff. It is specialised in skin treatments; however, according to its website, SIH provides multiple services such as:
- Medical services
- Primary health services
- Surgical services
- Diagnostic services
- Critical care services
- Dental services
- Emergency Services
- Pathology and laboratory services
- Auxiliary services
- Radiology and vaccination
Opposite to Shaafi International Hospital, you can find South East Hospital, situated only a 9-minute drive away in Block A, Police Foundation, PWD Double Road. As per the information available on their Facebook page, the hospital is affiliated with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), and provides basic medical care in several departments, including general medicine, home nursing, clinical psychology, peads, hair transplantation, rheumatology, neurology, and gastroenterology. The hospital also features a round-the-clock ambulance service, executive rooms, operation theatres, and diagnostic facilities.
Kashaf Family Hospital is also available only 10 minutes’ walk away in Sector A, PWD Housing Scheme. The hospital is a Women and Child Health Centre, specialised in the area of infertility, family planning & health education, consultancy, and major/minor operations. Facilities, including general OPD, Paediatrics, and gynaecologists are available in the hospital. Then, it only takes 4 minutes to reach Abubakar Hospital, situated in Ibrahim Plaza, Phase 1, Pakistan Town, while Maryam Hospital in Sadiq Plaza, Block C, Police Foundation, is roughly 7 minutes away from the main gate of PWD Housing Scheme.
You can also head to Maryam Memorial Hospital (MMH), located on Block D Street, Civic Centre, just 10 minutes away from society. The hospital started its operation in 2015 and offers quality healthcare services at the lowest possible fees. The hospital provides medical and surgical facilities in several departments, such as orthopaedic, neurosurgery, ENT, obstetrics & gynaecology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. MMH also houses a pathology lab, pharmacy, and emergency care centre.
Next comes Reliance Hospital, also functional in Civic Centre, near KFC outlet, Bahria Town, Islamabad. The hospital offers 24/7 emergency, Lab & X-Ray, outpatient/inpatient, diagnostics services to the patients of all age groups. Similar to MMH, Reliance Hospital also operates standard departments, along with featuring pathologists, psychiatrists, medical specialist/cardiologists/pulmonologists, and speech therapists on its panel.
Moving on, Khatoon Hospital in Block F, Police Foundation, is about a couple of minutes away from Block C, PWD Housing Society. The hospital’s website states that the 30-bed hospital was established in 2018 to provide optimal healthcare at the lowest possible rates. The facilities in the hospital include well-maintained delivery rooms, NICU/ special care baby unit, private rooms, X-ray and ultrasound facility. Also, Khatoon Hospital boasts a 24/7 emergency care unit, while outpatient departments provide services from 8 am to 10 pm. The medical departments operational in the hospital include:
- General Practitioner
- General Paediatric
- Obstetrics/Gynaecology/ Infertility clinic
- General Surgery
- Paediatric Surgery
Emaan Clinic and Hijamah Clinic in Block A of PWD Housing Scheme are about 5 minutes’ walk away, while Ali Health Care Centre (Child Specialist) is only 8 minutes away by foot from Street 9, PWD Housing Scheme. From Punjab Cash & Carry, Gynae and Infertility Clinic and Salamat Clinic in Sector B are roughly 4 minutes away, while Health Care Clinic, Dr Asim's Clinic, and Farkhanda's Clinic in Block C are approximately 8 minutes away. Further, Kidney Care & Transplant Clinic and Nova Skin Laser Clinic are only a km away from the store on PWD Double Road, Sector C, National Police Foundation.
For dental issues, Soan Medical & Dental Complex on Main Boulevard, Block A, Soan Gardens roughly takes 10 minutes to reach by car via the entrance gate of PWD Housing Scheme. Apart from renowned dentists, the hospital also hosts various specialists. Further, Doctor of Dentistry Clinic is operational in Chinar International Hospital, while IDentist Dental Clinic is present on PWD Double Road. The residential pockets of Police Foundation are also home to several dental clinics including Dental Solution PWD, The Dental Studio, and Sharif Dental Associates, all functional in Block A, while Mansoor Dental Clinic (PWD Branch) and Dr Shahid Dental Clinic are in Block B of the society. All the mentioned clinics are roughly 8 minutes away from PWD’s main gate.
PROPERTIES IN PWD HOUSING SCHEME, ISLAMABAD
Sale Price Trends in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Located on the prime location of Islamabad, PWD Housing Scheme is a well-planned gated community offering a variety of property options to potential investors. However, before we get into further details about the sales price trends of society, please note that the prices are subject to change as per the location, number of units/floors, nearby amenities, and market conditions.
Houses for Sale in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
PWD Housing Scheme features 5 marla, 10 marla, and 1 kanal furnished houses at affordable rates. The houses in the society boast beautiful architecture, great interior, and ultra-modern fittings. The 5 marla houses in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad, can cost a buyer anywhere between PKR 95 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore. The double-storey houses boast four to five bedrooms with attached bathrooms, marble flooring, kitchens, TV lounges, drawing rooms, and a car parking space.
Further, the asking price of 10 marla houses in the society starts at PKR 1.1 crore, and it can go as high as PKR 2.6 crore. A luxurious, newly built, and well-maintained house here usually features six bedrooms with attached bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, balcony, car porch, marble flooring, and ultra-modern exterior. The luxurious 1 kanal houses in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad are ideal for big families and can cost between PKR 2.4 crore to PKR 4.7 crore. Buyers can also pay for these in instalments. The 1 kanal houses offer multiple storeys including basement hall, ground plus first floor, along with six bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, drawing rooms, dining area, and a TV lounge. The houses also have a servant quarter with 2-beds, a kitchen, and two bathrooms.
flats for Sale in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
The society also offers a wide range of studio, 1-bed, and 2-bed apartments at reasonable prices. For instance, people interested in investing and buying studio apartments in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad, can find them for an amount ranging between PKR 17 lakh to PKR 30 lakh, whereas 1-bed units up for sale in the society can cost around PKR 15 lakh to PKR 36 lakh.
Further, 2-bed apartments can be bought for PKR 26 lakh to PKR 70 lakh. The flats feature attached bathrooms along with modern fixtures, elevators, and basement car parking.
Plots for Sale in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Potential investors can find many options when it comes to plots for sale in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad. You will find a range of 10 marla plots in the society, costing around PKR 55 lakh to PKR 1.5 crore, while the estimated asking price of 1 kanal plots in PWD Housing Society falls anywhere between PKR 85 lakh to PKR 14 crore. However, the prices may vary as per the location (corner, park facing, main boulevard), size (5 marla, 10 marla, 1 kanal), and purpose (residential, commercial) of the plots.
Rent Price Trends in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Since everyone cannot afford to buy a house, people can easily rent property in PWD Islamabad. The rental units offer several facilities, including nearness to schools, colleges, markets, hospitals, and restaurants.
Houses for Rent in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
A good number of houses are available for rent in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad. The monthly rent of a 5 marla house in PWD Housing Scheme can range from PKR 25 thousand to PKR 46 thousand. The houses comprise two to four bedrooms with attached bathrooms, TV lounge, dining area, electricity backup, and parking spaces.
A beautifully constructed 10 marla house in the society usually boasts two to six spacious bedrooms, open kitchen, solid woodwork, servant quarter, and a big terrace. The monthly rent of 10 marla houses in PWD Housing Scheme can cost tenants PKR 27 thousand to PKR 1.5 lakh.
People interested in upper and lower portions can also rent them at reasonable rates. As for the rent of upper portions in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad, you will need a budget of PKR 20 thousand to PKR 50 thousand per month, whereas the asking monthly rent of lower portions in the society is between PKR 18 thousand to PKR 1.8 lakh.
Flats for Rent in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
The per-month rent of apartments in PWD housing scheme depends upon their size and number of bedrooms. For instance, a studio flat can cost up to PKR 12 thousand per month, while a 1-bed unit can be rented for PKR 10 thousand to PKR 32 thousand per month. However, the expensive one is located near Bahria Town, Islamabad, which comprises CCTV surveillance, basement car parking facility, elevators, security guards, and building management.
Moreover, 2-bedroom flats are also available here for a monthly rent of PKR 12 thousand to PKR 18 thousand only, while an apartment with three bedrooms can be rented for PKR 18 thousand to PKR 20 thousand monthly.
Commercial Properties in PWD Housing scheme, islamabad
People can also buy commercial properties in PWD Islamabad for business and investment purposes. The housing scheme features plazas for sale in the price range of PKR 50 lakh to PKR 20 crore. The property sizes vary from 1 marla to 1 kanal.
Moving on, PWD Housing Scheme also offers commercial shops for sale for a minimum cost of PKR 50 lakh and the maximum of PKR 1.5 crore. The shop boasts two side entrances, prime location of PWD Road, and access to all nearby amenities.
Entrepreneurs and business people will be glad to know that there are several commercial properties in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad are up for rent at economical rates. The monthly rent for offices in the society ranges between PKR 10 thousand to PKR 1.1 lakh, whereas the monthly rent of shops in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad, is around PKR 20 thousand to PKR 98 thousand only.
MOST POPULAR BLOCKS IN PWD HOUSING SCHEME, ISLAMABAD
Buying trends taken from Zameen.com reveal Block C as the most popular block for buying properties in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad. Block C hosts several popular retail outlets, mart, banks, eateries, and a hospital, owing to which buyers are interested in investing in this block.
Again, for rental trends, Block C in PWD Housing Scheme is the preferred option among renters. Residents can enjoy all the mentioned amenities at affordable prices.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
There are a good number of retail outlets and shopping malls available in and near PWD Housing Scheme. Starting with Aqsa Mall, it is located only a minute walk away from the main gate of the society. The mall is on PWD Double Road, Block A, and remains functional from Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 10 pm.
Some more malls in PWD Housing Scheme are Modern Shopping Mall, Azam Hassan Cloth Mall, and Aqsa Mall in Block A, China City Mall in Block B, and Sadiq Plaza in Block D. Sadiq Plaza features some popular brands including Origins, Free Edge, Change, and Senorita. You can find an exciting collection of crockery, cushions, outdoor furniture, rugs, and kitchen accessories in Habitt’s outlet, available in the mall. Azam Hassan Cloth Mall stocks a complete range of stitched/unstitched variety of men, women, and kids’ apparel along with home décor items such as bedsheets, curtains, and cushion covers. For amazing bridal and groom outfits, you can head to Mohsin Sons Clothing Store, located in Block A of the society. The store has been operational since 1947 and is known for a wide range of luxurious wedding wear such as kurtas, sherwani, lehenga, gharara, and sarees. The upper portion of the store features a Décor & Toy Shop and Round 2 (Bowling Alley). Round 2 is a perfect hangout place with kiddie rides, ice-cream shops, and other fun activities.
Modern Shopping Mall is a well-organised mall with several shops selling clothes, footwear, toys, and artificial jewellery. In contrast, Bilal Shopping Mall stocks several items, including cutlery, mats, bags, toys, keychains, and other household goods. Both the malls are only a couple of minutes’ walk away from Rahat Bakers, in Sector A of PWD Housing Scheme. Further, Block B is home to China City Mall, situated a 5-minute walk away. The mall sells beautiful home decoration items. Besides, Paris Shopping Mall and Al-Taqwa Shopping Mall are available in Block C, Police Foundation, 8 minutes’ walk away.
P&J Emporium Mall, situated in Civic Centre, Bahria Town Islamabad, is just 10 minutes’ drive away from society. The mall features everything from the latest clothing items to home décor and gift items. Besides, Giga Mall is one of the most popular shopping malls in Islamabad and can be reached within 20 minutes by car. The mall is located in Phase 2, DHA, on Main GT Road.
Moreover, there are several shops and retail outlets located on PWD Double Road to cater to the shopping needs of the society. Some popular clothing brands like Kayseria, Little Giants, Ethnic by Outfitters, Cross Stitch, ChenOne, Diners, Nishat Linen, J. Junaid Jamshed, Khas Store, Levi's Outlet Store, Nimsay, and Ideas by Gul Ahmed are operating in PWD Housing Scheme. You can also find Bata Shoes, Borjan Shoes, Service Shoes, Disney Shoes, Hush Puppies, Tippitoes, and Miniso within the premises of society. Some more shopping malls near PWD Housing Scheme include:
- Safari Mall, located only 12 minutes away in Safari Villas
- Sanctuary Mall in Safari Villas 3, Bahria Town, reachable within 12 minutes
- Capital Mall in Jinnah Gardens Islamabad, roughly 10 minutes away
- Taha Shopping Mall in Korang Town (Extension), Rawalpindi, juts 8 minutes away by road
- High Lights Ladies Mall only takes 8 minutes to reach by car, operational on Soan Avenue, Block B, Soan Gardens
Restaurants and Bakeries in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
There is an array of restaurants and food joints in PWD Housing Scheme, which becomes an added attraction for homebuyers. To define the gastronomic scene in the society, the famous Habibi Restaurant is a couple of minutes’ walk away on Street number 1, near PWD Main Gate. It is one of the leading restaurants with several branches within and outside the country. The restaurant’s menu includes a wide range of desi cuisines such as karahi, chargha, BBQ, seafood platters, handis, and whatnot. Everything is served with delicious naan, taftaan, salad, and chutney. Besides, fast-food fans can try some crispy, juicy burgers, fries, and onion rings from OPTP, located only a few minutes away on PWD Double Road.
For more desi food options, there is Baoo Jee Murgh Pulao & Restaurant, in Block A, PWD Housing Society, serving delicious kebabs, Sajji, tikka, pulao, malai boti, channa, along with sides and desserts. Sector A also hosts an outlet of OPTP, while on its opposite side, you can find Chicken Cottage, serving pizzas, burgers, and soft drinks. Right next to Chicken Cottage, Afghan Pamir Restaurant & Guest House is located in Block D, PWD Double Road. The restaurant also features a guest house and is best known for serving authentic Afghani cuisines. Also, Extreme Gaming, The Roof Snooker, and Social Buzz Café are some gaming zones present here.
Furthermore, about a minute’s walk away from Central Road, residents can access four more cafés and restaurants, including Peaky Blinder Café, named after a popular Netflix series. The eatery is found opposite Rahat Bakers. Also, Sultan Restaurant in Block D serves desi food and a variety of pizzas. Lastly, Yum Jambo Chinese Restaurant serves delicious spaghetti, pasta, and fried rice.
Moreover, some more restaurants are also functional a couple of minutes’ walk away from Miniso PWD. Pizza Hut, one of the most popular pizza chains around the world, is in Block A. This particular branch is known for providing the best customer service, a comfortable environment, and features friendly staff. Talbina Cafe & Grill and Quetta Alnoor Restaurant are pinned on PWD Double Road and Central Road, respectively. Biryani buffs can enjoy spicy chicken and beef biryani and pulao from Desi Foods Biryani & Pulao House, Al Siddique Sindhi Biryani and Pulao and Biryani. All these options are open in Block D, PWD Housing Scheme.
Foodies living near Central Park can find Khyber Shinwari PWD in Block B of the society, on PWD Double Road. The restaurant is a hub of authentic traditional food such as BBQ platter, Kabuli pulao, fish tandoori, tikka boti, mutton karahi, shinwari, and kabab. Also, Social Buzz Café, Burning Bull, Hot and Hot n Spicy are pinned in Block C, while The Maestro food point and Desi Dera Restaurant & BBQ are functional in Block B, PWD Housing Society.
Moreover, a cluster of restaurants and food joints are located only a 2-minute walk away from ChenOne. To start with, Yumto - The house of Arabic Mandi, a popular mandi house, serves one of the best chicken and mutton mandi platters with mixed BBQ items, sided with beverages. Apart from food, the presentation, ambience, and the quality of food make it stand out among all mandi houses in the city. Further, the restaurant also serves Arabian Mandi and Madhbi with mutton yakhni and dips. Besides, Punjab Pakwan, Bool k Tool, and Papu Chaiwala are some more restaurants found here.
Since Bahria Town, Islamabad is located in the neighbourhood, residents of PWD Housing Scheme can access an abundance of restaurants operational in the Civic Commercial Centre. Here you find everything – from desi, Chinese, continental to fast-food as well as street food. Also, several international fast-food chains, including KFC, Subway, and Domino’s Pizza, are functioning in the area, located only 10 minutes away from society.
Some more restaurants available in Bahria Town include Chaaye Khana, one of the most exclusive brunch spots in Islamabad, sited in Phase 4. The café is a perfect place for readers and chai lovers, where they can come and enjoy their favourite type of tea and relax in a friendly environment.
Some other restaurants and cafés in Bahria Town’s Civic Centre include Lala Jee Food, Jade Café – China Town, Moni’s Food, Anarkali Hotel & Restaurant, Qila Bar B.Q, The Lebanese Table, Mr COD, and Crema Cafe & Pasticceria. All these restaurants take roughly 10 minutes to reach by car from PWD Housing scheme.
As far as bakeries are concerned, residents of PWD Housing Scheme can enjoy scrumptious desserts, mouth-watering cakes, and other baked delicacies served by several bakeries in PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad. For example, Shikarpuri Sweets & Bakers is a minute’s walk away from the main gate, located on PWD Double Road. The bakery serves fresh samosas, jalaibee, traditional sweets, halwa, and cakes, while Rahat Bakers is about a 5-minute walk away in Block D. The bakery started its operations in 1950 and is known for its baqar khani, puff ties, assorted biscuits, pastries, pies, tarts, coffee truffle, layered praline fudge, toffees, cakes, and Arabian & Turkish delicacies. Also, Hafiz Jee Bakers & Sweets are located in the vicinity.
London Baker & Sweets is a minute’s walk away in Block D. It is a kind of departmental store where you can find sweets, rolls, and other snacks. The baker also sells organic ghee, butter, eggs, and wedding cakes. Besides, Eman Dhaka Sweet is operational in Block C, PWD Housing Scheme, 3 minutes’ away from the hospital. Further, a branch of Gourmet Bakers & Sweets can be reached within 4 minutes’ walk, situated in Gold Plaza, Block C. The bakery has been serving for the past 27 years and stocks several delectable items such as traditional sweets, nimko, Sohan halwa, ice-creams, frozen delights, and Bon Vivant.
You will find four more bakeries more or less 5 minutes’ walk away in Block A, Police Foundation. Tehzeeb Bakers is quite a popular name and has earned a reputation by serving quality baked goodies in a hygienic environment. According to their Facebook page, the roots of the baker date back 100 years and can be found in Shimla, India. Further, Rehmat Sweets and Bakers, Jamil Sweets and Cakes, and Home Islamabad are also present here.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Parks in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
The society has a park in almost every block, providing lush green surroundings for healthy living. For instance, A-Block Park is on Naeem Milk Road, while PWD Central Park, located in Block C of the society, is just a couple of minutes away from Rahat Bakers. The well-maintained central park is fenced with a secured boundary wall and covers an area of about 3 kanals. The park is a perfect spot for morning walks, featuring a walking track, trees, and benches. Further, the park also boasts recreational facilities for kids, such as slides, Godzilla bars, swings, and slopes.
Moreover, Block D, PWD Housing Scheme, also hosts a park, sited only 6 minutes’ walk away from the main gate, whereas, PWD Park in Block B, PWD Housing Scheme takes about 8 minutes to reach by foot from PWD Market.
From Punjab Cash & Carry, you can head to Park – Block A, situated only a km away on Central Avenue, Police Foundation. It is more like a playing field with a boundary wall, where you can enjoy several sports activities, including football, hockey, cricket, and other outdoor games. Besides, C Block Park, situated in Block C, Media Town is 2 km away. It is a small green area where residents can come and relax for a while.
Ladies can enjoy lazy evening strolls in Khyber Park for Women, found at a distance of 2 km from PWD Double Road. The park is located in Block B, Soan Garden, and provides a safe environment along with playing facilities for kids.
Also, the society houses Bolan Park, situated only 8 minutes away by road. As for more choices, Gray Ribbon Park in Phase 6, Bahria Town, is about 5 minutes away from PWD Housing Scheme. The park boasts an aesthetically pleasing environment along with several rides, a well-maintained jogging track, and gazebos. Since the park is in Civic Centre, it boasts nearness to an abundance of restaurants.
Residents can also take their kids to Dinosaur Park and enjoy a small picnic. The park is situated only 10 minutes away on Street 18, Extension Safari Villas. It is one of the most beautiful parks near PWD Housing Scheme, decorated with man-made sculptures of dinosaurs, horses, and elephants, along with a grass-bed and a jogging track. The park is also home to several rides for kids such as slides, swings, climbing frames and a net climbing wall.
Besides, River View Park, situated in Safari Villas, is 4 km away. The Park is located near Korang River and offers a scenic environment to visitors.
In a similar vein, there are two parks located about 3 to 4 km away in Bahria Town, Islamabad. The first one is B Park, sited in Phase 4, Bahria Town. The park is a perfect picnic spot, decorated with seasonal flowers, benches, and a 300-meter jogging track. B Park also features neatly trimmed grass hedges, gazebos, and swings. However, the second park is in Civic Commercial Centre, hosting LED lights, ducks, ponds, and huge trees. Families can also head to Executive Lodges Park, located at a drive of 13 minutes from the society. As same as other Bahria Town’s park, the Executive Lodges Park is also quite beautiful and best for an evening walk.
Some more parks scattered in the different phases of Bahria Town, Islamabad are roughly 3 to 4 km away from PWD Housing Scheme: To name a few:
- Chaudary Sidqi Park and Bahria Family Park, located in Phase 2, Bahria Town.
- Phase 2 also hosts a Children Park with a boundary wall and a dedicated area for fun activities.
- Mughal Park and Phase 3 Family Park is another good option, available in Phase 3, featuring swings for kids, jogging track, and a comfortable sitting area.
- Safari 3 Park and a Ladies Park in Safari Villas 3
Salons and Spas in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
There are some notable beauty salons located within and near PWD Housing Scheme, providing day-to-day beauty services such as pedicure, manicure, haircut, facial, eyebrow, and upper lips. Several beauty salons are dotted on PWD Double road, just a few minutes’ walk away from the main gate of the society.
To name a few, Beauty Hut (PWD Branch) is operational a couple of minutes’ walk away near Block D of the scheme. As per Google reviews, it is one of the best salons in the area, offering several deals and discounts on Keratin treatment, Janssen facial, protein treatment, and bridal makeup. According to its Facebook page, the salon has recently become the official partner & trainer of the Fauji Institute of Technology (Fauji Foundation) for its Beautician Training Program. The program is being offered on subsidised fees. Further, the salon also hosts a gym for women and offers several workout sessions and aerobic classes under the guidance of professional trainers.
Glamour Zone in Block A, PWD Housing Scheme is approachable within a couple of minutes by foot from the gate, while Hunny and Pomee Salon (PWD Branch) is in Sector D, near Edenrobe’s outlet. As per its official Facebook page, Hunny and Pomee Salon has a professionally trained team that offers beautiful bridal makeup by using quality products.
Lushly Beauty Salon, situated in Block C, PWD Housing Society, will take only a 7-minute walk to reach from Punjab Cash & Carry. The salon offers customised deals and discounts. The salon provides hair, nail, bridal, and makeup services at a considerably lower rate.
From Rahat Bakers, you can head to Abeeha's Salon & Spa, located only a 3-minute walk away in Al Habib Plaza, PWD Double Road. The salon has several beauty services to offer, such as face polishing, whitening bleach, hair protein treatments, hand massages, dry & damaged hair treatments, and much more.
Also, it only takes 5 minutes’ walk to reach Mava Beauty Lounge, operational near American Lycetuff School in Sector D, PWD Housing Scheme. In contrast, Perisa's Hair/Beauty Salon & Training Institute is more or less 6 minutes’ walk away in Block B, Soan Gardens. Some more salons reachable in a 5-minute walk include Samra’s Salon and Asian Salon in Sector D, PDW Housing Scheme, while Care & Fair Girls and Ladies Salon in Phase 1, Pakistan Town is reachable within 10 minutes by foot.
Additionally, several popular salons are situated just 13 minutes’ drive away in Bahria Town, Islamabad. For instance, S&S Beauty Lounge in Phase 4, Bahria Town can be reached within 10 minutes by road. The services provided in the salon include lifting facial treatments, Hina application, hair therapies, extension, hair rebonding, and expert party/bridal makeovers.
Also, Depilex Beauty Clinic is operational in Block A, Civic Centre, while Go Glam Beauty Salons is also functional in Civic Centre, Bahria Town.
sports facilities and Fitness Centers in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad
Fitness enthusiasts thinking about moving to PWD society can breathe a sigh of relief since many sports facilities and fitness centres are available in and near PWD Housing Scheme, Islamabad. For instance, Wasim International Cricket Academy in Phase 2, Bahria Town, only takes 9 minutes’ drive to reach from PWD Housing Scheme. According to the Facebook page, WICA International Cricket Academy is one of the best international standard academies in the federal capital. The academy has many certified coaches from PCB and England and offers training to 10 to 19-year-olds. It also boasts well-maintained batting pitches, LED screens, and auto pro-bowling machines.
World Taekwondo Karate Club in Phase 5, Bahria Town, Islamabad is roughly 10 minutes’ drive away from Block C, PWD Housing Scheme. The club is affiliated with Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) and follows PTF and WTF rules of Taekwondo. According to its website, the club is fully equipped with head/chest guard, shin-arms, floor mats, kick pads, air-conditioned training hall, and seating arrangements for visitors. Besides, Media Town Football/Cricket Ground in Block D is currently under construction, located 3 km away from the society.
99 Martial Arts & Fitness Academy, situated in Block B, Soan Gardens can be reached within 8 minutes from Punjab Cash & Carry, while Sydney Cricket Ground is roughly 3 km away on Tulip Road, Phase 2, Bahria Town. As for more choices, Jacaranda Family Club in Sector E, Phase 2, DHA is 9 km away from PWD Housing Scheme. It is amongst the top choices when it comes to enjoying indoor and outdoor activities along with fine dining and kids’ play activities. JFC also houses one of the best swimming pools in Islamabad, spa, Jacuzzi, cold dip, ice room, and sauna bath facility. You will find separate all-weather swimming pools for men, women, and kids along with sports facilities such as squash courts and a bowling alley. JFC also features a gymnasium where you can enjoy strength training, Tabata, power pumps, yoga, Zumba, body assessment, and fitness boot camps.
As for gyms and fitness centres, Fitness First in Sector B, PWD Housing is only a 5-minute walk away from Rahat Bakers. The gym follows international standards and offers several weight loss programmes. Besides, Xtreme Fitness Gym in Block A, Police Foundation, is only a 7-minute walk away from Punjab Cash & Carry. Google reviews suggest that the gym hosts quite a competitive environment for fitness-minded individuals.
Next comes Profile Fitness Gym and Legend Fitness Arena, functional in Block B, PWD Housing Society, both roughly a 5-minute walk away. At the same time, Bodylines Gym in Pakistan Town can be reached within 10 minutes on foot. The first two are suitable for a regular workout, whereas the latter is perfect for hard-core workouts.
Some more fitness centres near PWD Housing Scheme are also around 3 km away in Soan Gardens. To name a few:
- Shape and Fitness Gym, located in Block D, Soan Gardens, features a wide range of machines and exercise equipment.
- Planet Fitness Club Ladies Gym is operational in Block E of Soan Gardens, the perfect place for serious fitness enthusiasts.
- The Fitness Hub is functional on the first floor of Ihsan Arcade on Soan Avenue. The gym features well-maintained cardio and weight lifting equipment.
- The Runners – Fitness Studio for Ladies, pinned in Block B, Soan Gardens. The gym offers classes for weight gaining, weight losing, cardio, aerobics, CrossFit, yoga, and strength training under the watchful eyes of professional trainers.
CINEMAS NEAR PWD HOUSING SCHEME, ISLAMABAD
Having Bahria Town as a neighbour comes with its share of benefits, including cinemas and entertainment. The Arena in Phase 4, Bahria Town, is located 13 minutes’ drive away from PWD scheme, where people can enjoy the latest movies on the world’s brightest screen. As per its website, it is one of the finest cinemas in Islamabad, boasting cutting-edge 4-way QSC digital audio system along with café and shopping arena.
Next comes JFC Cineplex, operational in Club Avenue, DHA. The movie theatre is roughly 11 km away. The place is perfect for both foodies and moviegoers, boasting several eateries and bowling facilities. Registered members of the club can also get a 25% discount on movie tickets.
Lastly, the cinema in Giga Mall offers world-class CMAXX experiences along with 100% digital imagery laser projection. The mall is almost 20 minutes’ drive away.
PWD Housing Scheme is surrounded by numerous popular attractions. Beginning with Jungle World - Ayub National Park, the recreational facility is 15 km away via Airport Road, located near Grand Trunk Road. This park features sprawling green spaces along with boat rides, food stalls, a kids’ play area, a zoo, and sports fields. The park covers an area of 2,300 acres, featuring exquisite lagoons and water streams. People also come here to enjoy a morning walk in shaded jogging tracks, dine-in in a garden restaurant and watch movies in an open-air theatre.
Other attractions in the park include a snake house, football academy, cricket ground, and a theme park. The Jungle World Theme Park is home to several animals such as lions, tigers, and llamas, among others. Kids can enjoy many thrilling rides in the playland. Additionally, a ghost house and an 18-course golf club are also operational in the park.
Shakarparian National Park is situated only a 25-minute drive away from the society via Faisal Avenue. Here, you can visit the Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Pakistan Monument, and Arts & Craft Village. Shakarparian National Park also has Gun and Country Club, Pakistan Sports Complex, Liaquat Gymnasium, Golf Course, and Islamabad Club.
Rawal Lake and Lake View Park are located at a distance of 24 km, adjacent to Shakarparian National Park. Besides, Faisal Mosque is also just a 30-minute drive away via Islamabad Expressway. Two other major tourist spots, Islamabad Zoo and Daman-e-Koh, are also located around a 40-minute drive away near Margalla Hills. All these are some of the most iconic tourist attractions in Islamabad. Also, Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy a chance encounter with some rare species such as lions, deer, antelopes, wild sheep, and birds in Lohi Bher Wildlife Park. The park was built in 1992 and is spread over 687 acres. It takes roughly 15 minutes to reach the park.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
PWD Housing Scheme is a fully developed residential society, easily reachable from Islamabad Expressway. The community boasts almost all essential facilities such as main roads, water facilities, parks, healthcare centres, schools, and markets. PWD Double Road is connected to Bahria Town and other housing societies, including Soan Gardens, Police Foundation, and Pakistan Town.
However, there are a few things that one must consider before investing in properties here. For instance, PWD Double Road hosts an abundance of commercial shops, markets, plazas, and retail outlets, which is why it is always bustling and sometimes causes significant traffic issues.
Importance of PWD Housing Scheme, islamabad from major locations nearby
- Jungle World - Ayub National Park is at a distance of 15 km
- GT Road, Islamabad, is 10 minutes away via PWD Double Road
- Accounts Group Officer Cooperative Housing Society takes 12 minutes to reach
- Korang Town is only 9 minutes’ drive away
- Phase 2, DHA, Islamabad is more or less 8 km away via Faisal Avenue/Islamabad Expressway
- Shakar Parian National Park is a 25-minute drive away
- Faisal Mosque is also located a 30-minute drive away
- Rawal Lake and Lake View Park are 24 km away
You can also find more details about up-and-coming housing schemes around the country at Zameen's Area Guide page.