ABOUT QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Situated on the outskirts of Korangi Town, Qayyumabad, Karachi is a densely populated locality with several different ethnic communities living in this area. Qayyumabad spreads over approximately109 acres and houses more than 70,000 residents.
The Qayyumabad vicinity connects three major parts of Karachi. It links you to Shaheed-e-Millat Road via Baloch Colony Road; it intersects Korangi Road that leads to Korangi Town; and leads to Defence Housing Authority (DHA) via Creek Road.
In 1965, when the government decided to expand Jinnah Hospital, they relocated the residents of Azad Colony, a small locality nearby to Bostanabad, which was later on known as Qayyumabad.
Qayyumabad has four main sectors A, B, C and D. It also encompasses the famous Karachi Port Trust Interchange Flyover that is one of the prominent intersection of the City of Lights.
This guide aims to give you a clear idea of what Qayyumabad has to offer in terms of residential properties, commercial properties and other amenities so you can make an informed decision.
AT A GLANCE
- Popular area to live in Karachi
- Populated locality with various residential property options to invest
- Basic facilities like water supply, electricity and gas available
- Qayummabad houses many gated communities, assuring security for residents
- An intermediary area that connects the North and East ends of Karachi to the South
- Proximity to Qayyumabad KPT Interchange Flyover
- Minutes away from Korangi Industrial Area
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
As a busy housing area that acts as a transit route to different places in Karachi, Qayyumabad has various public transportation options that people can choose as part of their daily routine.
Public buses run in this area as Qayyumabad has multiple stops for buses like F-16, F-17, S-2, X-8, C-2, 1-L, 17-K, 61-A, C and Gulistan Coach. All these public buses stop near the KPT interchange area and from here on to various different locations in Karachi.
Popular bus stops in Qayyumabad include Qayyumabad Bus Stop, KPT Bus Stop, M-1 Bus Stop, Akhtar Colony Bus Stop and Iqra University Bus Stop. Besides these stops, nearby bus stops like Brooks Chowrangi Bus Stop, Madina Stop Defence View Phase 2 Bus Stop, Jol Sol Bus Stop, Defence View Bus Stop, Akhtar Colony Bus Stop and Manzoor Colony Bus Stop are all at a commutable distance of less than 15 minutes from Qayyumabad society.
In addition to bus services, you can find auto rickshaws and taxi services available in this locality. Moreover, with the recent trend of car and bus hailing services like Careem, Uber, AirLift, Swvl and Roshni Rides, travelling has become much easier for the residents of Qayyumabad. You can easily book a ride to any of the services to and from your location.
Bus-hailing startups like AirLift and Swvl are quite popular these days. Raising millions of dollars in funding, their services are available at an unbelievably affordable rate. These are quickly becoming a preferred alternative to local buses as well as the cab hailing services
For intercity travelers, there are a couple of railway stations close to this area. These are Halt Railway Station, Drigh Road Railway Station, Drigh Colony Railway Station, Airport Railway Station and Malir Halt Railway Station. All these are approximately 20 minutes away from Qayyumabad.
For frequent flyers, Jinnah International Airport is about 35 to 40 minute commute via car.
MARKETS IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Since Qayyumabad is in the suburbs of Korangi Town and connects to DHA as well, this residential area has several different marketplaces available in and near the vicinity.
Popular super markets present in Qayyumabad include Imtiaz Super Market, Salma SuperMarket, Al-Shahbaz SuperMarket, Bismillah Furniture Market and Zam Zam Company. All these super markets are famous for selling grocery items, clothing, homeware, kitchenware and other lifestyle related products.
Some of these marketplaces also sell fresh fruits and vegetables for people who choose to eat healthy. Other than regular markets, a special bazaar is set up on Tuesdays and Sundays near Qayyumabad, that offers all sorts of variety products for customers at discounted prices.
Other nearby marketplaces close to this location are Khadda Market in DHA Phase 5, which is about 17 minutes away, Auto Bells automobile market in DHA Phase 2 is approximately 8 minutes’ drive, Baby and Toys Market in DHA Phase 7 is at a driving distance of 10 minutes. Akhtar Colony Main Market is another prominent market area, located in Akhtar Colony, only 12 minutes from Qayyumabad.
The presence of all these markets adds to the convenience of the residents living in Qayyumabad.
MOSQUES AND CHURCHES IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
As one of Karachi’s densely populated areas, Qayyumabad has numerous places of worship for the inhabitants. Several masjids and churches are situated in and around this neighbourhood. Mosques like Defense Residency Mosque, Mariam Masjid, Iram Masjid, Madina Masjid, Muhammadi Masjid, Usman Bin Affan Masjid, Hanfia Masjid, Jamia Masjid Usmania are some of the mosques within Qayyumabad at a driving distance of less than 10 minutes.
Apart from these mosques, there are various other mosques close by such as:
- Fatima Masjid in Khalid Commercial Area Phase 7 – 2.4 km from Qayyumabad
- Jamia Masjid Bilal in DHA Phase 7 – 2.7 km away
- Siddiq-E-Akbar Masjid, Faizan-e-Attar Mosque and Masjid Imam Bukhari in Defence View Housing Society – 10 to 15-minute drive from Qayyumabad
- Imam Muslim Masjid and Jamia Madina Masjid in Kashimr Colony – 9 minutes away
- Jamia Masjid Bait-ul-Mukarram in Akhtar Colony – 2.1 km driving distance from Qayyumabad
Besides masjids in Qayyumabad, you can find churches in and near this vicinity including Associate Reformed Presbyterian (A.R.P) Church, Newlife Theological Seminary – United Pentecostal Church in Pakistan and The Salvation Army Church.
Other churches nearby include St. Andrews Church, Sayyon Church and Church of Living Christ Pakistan in Kashmir Colony, St. Paul ARP Church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Bethel Church and The Holy Church of Christ in Akhtar Colony. All of these churches are at a 10 to 15-minute drive from Qayyumabad.
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Similar to religious places, there are many schools, colleges and Universities in and near Qayyumabad. Schools like Karachi Public School, The Academy Defence View Campus, Shirin Sultan Dossa Campus, The Smart School – Qayyumabad Campus, Little Flower School, Kids Zone Play School, Al-Abbas Secondary School, St. Francis Xavier High School, Gulistan-e-Fatima School, Little Prince School and The City Grammar School are all present in Qayyumabad. Of all these primary educational institutions, some are in Qayyumabad while others are within a 3 km radius from this neighbourhood.
Another prominent school that is within thea are is The Citizens Foundation (TCF) School. TCF is a non-profit organization that offers a low cost formal schooling system in Pakistan. It has over 1500 schools and more than 250000 students have studied from this educational institution. This organization aims to increase the literacy rate of Pakistan by opening schools in low-income areas of major cities and provide education for the people. TCF Qayyumabad is a popular school in the area where there is a school and college for students who would love to learn and become a part of an educated society. This school is just 6 minutes away from the centre of Qayyumabad.
For college and university students, living is Qayyumabad would be a feasible residence as there are countless higher education institutions in and around this area.
Known colleges and universities include the following:
- TCF College in Qayyumabad – less than 5 minutes away
- Defence Authority Degree College, Nixor College, Fatima Jinnah Dental College, DHA Suffa University and The Millennium University and College (TMUC) in Defence Housing Authority – 10 to 20 minutes away via car
- Pioneer Technical College in Mehmoodabad – a 20-minute drive
- Iqra University Main Campus on Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway – a 10-minute drive from Qayyumabad
- Dow International Dental College in Chanesar Goth – 4.5 km away
Moreover, National Textile University, Barrett Hodgson University, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Law University and Ilma University in Korangi Town are all at a driving distance of 10-15 minutes. Mohammad Ali Jinnah University and Hamdard University City Campus in Pakistan Employees Housing Society will take around 14 to 15 minutes to reach via car.
The presence of so many educational institutions in and near Qayyumabad makes this location an ideal choice for those who are looking for a feasible place to raise a family.
BANKS IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Silk Bank’s Head Office and Sindh Bank Limited are located in Qayyumabad, but most commercial banks are just outside the bounds of this area. However, you can find multiple branches of different banks on Khayaban-e-Ittehad in DHA, which is a stone’s throw away from Qayyumabad.
Banks such as Habib Metro Bank, Meezan Bank, Summit Bank, United Bank Limited, Bank Al-Habib, Askari Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Bank Alfalah Limited are all located on Khayaban-e-Ittehad Road DHA and are accessible from Qayyumabad in less than 5-10 minutes via car.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
There are innumerable clinics and hospitals in and near Qayyumabad. Having these medical facilities and clinics at a close proximity helps residents get regular healthcare services with ease.
Clinics like Dr. Keswanni’s Clinic and Shaukat Khanum Diagnostic Centre and Clinic are two of the common clinics in this area.
Shaukat Khanum Clinic is affiliated with Shaukat Khanum Hospital, which is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Pakistan. It was laid by the current Prime Minister Imran Khan and is globally recognized. It is one of the biggest charitable organization in the country as it receives donations from all over the globe.
Other clinics that are in close proximity to Qayyumabad include Alshifa Clinic, Erum Clinic and Defence Poly Clinic in Phase 7 DHA. Elixir Eye Care Clinic on Khayaban-e-Jami in DHA. Sunset Poly Clinic and Homeo and Hijama Clinic in Phase 2 DHA. Niamat Clinic, Janjua Homeo Clinic and City Clinic in Akhtar Colony.
All of the aforementioned clinics are would roughly take less than 15 minutes to travel from Qayyumabad.
Besides clinics, there are various hospitals available in and near this neighbourhood. Hospitals like Sir Syed Hospital, The Indus Hospital, The Chiniot General Hospital, Pakistan Naval Services (PNS) Shifa Hospital, Medwin Hospital, South City Hospital, Jinnah Medical College Hospital, Altamash Hospital and Dr. Ziauddin Hospital Clifton Campus are all located within a 10 km radius from Qayyumabad. It allows the locals in the area to reach these hospitals on time during an emergency.
PROPERTIES IN QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
SALES PRICE TRENDS IN QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
There are several residential and commercial properties available on sale in Qayyumabad. Please be advised that the listings on the websites are updated on a regular basis and prices are subject to change accordingly.
Houses for SALE IN QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Qayyumabad has a range of houses on sale at various prices. A 4-bedroom house is available at PKR 47 lakh, whereas a 7-bedroom house can be bought for PKR 1.7 crore in Qayyumabad.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Apart from residential houses, there are many commercial properties available in Qayyumabad, Karachi. An 80 sq. yd. commercial building is available at PKR 1.2 crore and the price goes all the way up to PKR 4 crore for a 160 sq. yd. commercial property.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS, AND BAKERIES
Malls NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
As a major intersection that connects the north and east side of Karachi to the South side, Qayyumabad has several shopping malls nearby. Popular shopping malls near this area include Defence Mall in Kashmir Colony, Ocean Mall, Zamzama Mall, Park Towers, Emerald Mall and Dolmen Mall Clifton in the DHA/Clifton area.
Dolmen Mall Clifton is a high-end shopping mall where you can find the best brands for clothing, shoes, jewellery and other accessories. The mall has a huge parking space, which is convenient for customers to park their cars inside or outside the mall premises. This mall has a designated prayer area, food court and kids play area for customers that visit with children.
All of the aforementioned malls are at a distance of 10-25 minutes’ drive from Qayyumabad. This makes it easier for the denizens of this locality to go shopping whenever they want.
Restaurants and Bakeries IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
There is a plethora of restaurants present in and near Qayyumabad. You can find a vast variety of food dishes in the vicinity. From traditional cuisines to fast food retail outlets, locals of Qayyumabad can treat themselves with whatever they like to eat.
Within Qayyumabad, places like Darbar Hotel, Al-Hafiz Foods and Restaurant, Quetta Darbar Restaurant, Bismillah Biryani, Lahori Nan Shop, Hazara Saduzai Restaurant C Area, Friends Corner BBQ and Pakwan Centre, Al-Hyderi Foods, Quetta Chinar Hotel, Biryani Master Shahi Pakwan Centre, Burger Town, Mash N Bangers, Potato One and Dunkin Donuts are all at a commutable distance of less than 5-10 minutes.
Other restaurants, which are located just outside of this neighbourhood, including Subway, Dominos and KFC are present on Khayaban-e-Ittehad Road in DHA approximately 10 minutes away from Qayyumabad. Besides fast food options, Biryani King and Pak Kashmir Hotel are also available for the inhabitants in the area. These two restaurants are close to main Korangi Road making them accessible for people in Qayyumabad.
Similar to restaurants, to curb your sweet tooth, Qayyumabad offers some of the best bakeries and confectionery stores for you to fulfil your craving with sweet delights. Popular bakeries near the area are United Inn Bakery and Madina Bakery in Defence View Housing Society. Nasir Bakers & Sweets and Karachi Bakers in Kashmir Colony. Blue Ribbon Bakery, United Bakery, Hobnob, Delizia, La Farine Bakery and Royal Rich Bakery on Jami Commercial Lane and Khayaban-e-Ittehad Road in Defence Housing Authority.
All of these bakeries are in a 3.5 km radius from Qayyumabad and distance to most of these bakeries is about 10-15 minutes by car.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
SPORTS FACILITIES AND FITNESS CENTRES NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
In order to keep an active lifestyle you can find countless gyms and sports facilities in and near Qayyumabad. Pumping Iron Gym is a popular gym in Area B, Qayyumabad. It has all the exercising equipment you need to keep your body fit and in shape.
Besides this gym other fitness centres in DHA Phase 2 include Fitness Extreme that is 10 minutes away, Body Factory Gym and Body Engineer Gym which are both at a 9-minute car ride from Qayyumabad. Other known gyms in the vicinity are:
- Pulse Gym in DHA Phase 4 – 12 minutes away
- She’s Care Fitness Club Ladies and Gents Gym in DHA Phase 2 Extension – 10 minutes’ drive
- Ideal Fitness Gym in DHA Phase 7 – 11 minutes via car
- Fitness Innovation Studio & Gym on Khayaban-e-Seher in DHA Phase 6 – 10-minute drive from Qayyumabad
Apart from these fitness centres, you can find many different sports grounds and facilities near Qayyumabad. These include: Korangi Sports Complex, Rehmaniya Ground, Al- Mujahid Sports Ground and Nasir Football Ground in Korangi Town; Punjab Colony Sports Ground and Noor-E-Ali Trust Ground in Clifton; Sports Time Out Ground near Gizri Boulevard, DHA; Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah Sindh Police Sports Complex in Karachi District Authority (KDA) Scheme 1; D.J. Sports Complex in Civil Lines, Karachi. Distance to most of these grounds would roughly take about 15-20 minutes of commute time via car.
Having this many fitness and sports related places around a place of residence, Qayyumabad is a perfect location for people who love to work out and like to indulge in sports based activities.
PARKS IN AND NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
A large number of parks are present in and near Qayyumabad. Parks such as Nisar Shaheed Park in Phase 4, Zamzama Park in Phase 5, Mother Park, Nishat Park and Hilal Park in Phase 6, Rahat Park and Extension Park in Phase 7, DHA. All of these parks are at a driving distance of less than 20 minutes from the neighbourhood.
KPT Interchange Park is located right underneath the KPT Flyover in Qayyumabad, which gives a beautiful view of the busy traffic area. Most vloggers and photographers use this park as their spot to shoot a perfect time-lapse video or get drone footage for their videos from this point.
Having this many parks around helps the local people in the area to relax and take a break from their routine life and spend some quality time with their family and friends.
SALONS AND SPAS NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
As Qayyumabad is close to Defence Housing Authority, there is a multitude of salons and spas in proximity. Aside from Iqra Beauty Salon, which is in Qayyumabad Area B, other salons and spas available in the DHA Phase 6 are Gillan Salon & Spa and H Salon & Spa. In DHA Phase 4 you can find Moroccan Essence Bath Ladies Salon and Zayn Uppal’s Spa & Makeup Lounge. Other famous salons and spas include:
- Peng’s Salon and Nina Lotia Salon at Bukhari Commercial
- Jabeen Beauty Salon at Rahat Commercial Lane 1
- Maria’s Salon and Institute at Shahbaz Commercial Lane 1
As these salons and spas are in DHA area, commuting to these locations via car would take about 10-20 minutes on average.
Cinemas NEAR QAYYUMABAD, KARACHI
Some of the best cinemas and movie theatres of Karachi are present near Qayyumabad. Places like Cinepax Cinema in Ocean Mall on Khayaban-e-Roomi in Block 9 Clifton, Cinema 73 near Sea View Apartments Phase 5 DHA and The Place Nueplex Cinemas on Khayaban-e-Shaheen Phase 8 DHA are all at a distance of less than 10 km from Qayyumabad and commuting usually takes less than 15-20 minutes depending on the traffic condition.
Qayyumabad has some of the key neighbouring areas of Karachi. From industrial zones like Landhi, Korangi and Shah Faisal Town to highly urbanised areas such as Clifton and DHA, Qayyumabad interlinks commuters on a daily basis. Akhtar Colony, Kashmir Colony and Manzoor Colony are some of the middle to lower income class areas that are roughly 10-15 minutes away from this neighbourhood.
Overall, Qayyumabad plays a major role in every Karachiites commute on a day-to-day basis whether they are travelling towards Korangi Industrial Area or DHA.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Qayyumabad is a mix of residential and commercial properties. The area caters residents with some of the best facilities. Living here would give you quick access to popular places like DHA and Clifton. Here you can find top quality brands for shopping, famous restaurants and all other products and services.
As Qayyumabad is a little crowded due to its dense population, this locality has all the basic utilities including water, gas and electricity supply for its denizens to live prosperously.
If you’re looking to invest in a residential or commercial property in Karachi, considering Qayyumabad would be a good option.
Importance of Qayyumabad, Karachi from major locations nearby
- 18 minutes away from Zamzama Boulevard
- 5 minutes’ drive to Brooks Chowrangi in Korangi Industrial Area
- National Stadium, Karachi is a 22-minute drive from Qayyumabad
- Busy shopping districts like Bahadurabad, Sharfabad and Tariq Road are roughly 20-30 minutes away
- 25 minutes away from Teen Talwar Clifton
- Sea View, Karachi is at a distance of 8.3 kilometres
- Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town is at an approximately 22-minute drive
- Landhi and Shah Faisal Town are both about 26 minutes from Qayyumabad