ABOUT TARIQ ROAD KARACHI
Tariq Road, located in Jamshed Town, is one of the most crucial arteries of Karachi, predating the creation of Pakistan by some accounts. The road stretches from Sindhi Muslim Cooperative Housing Society to meet Bahadurabad also encompassing modern societies such as PECHS. Tariq Road is among Karachi’s busiest roads, crowded with shoppers and hawkers. The road is home to almost countless stalls, several shops, and mega shopping malls hosting branded and non-branded retail outlets. The road is also home to well-known eateries, educational institutions, healthcare centres, and entertainment hubs.
Commuting from Tariq Road to Hill Park and Shaheed-e-Millat Road was made further convenient in 2019 with the construction of two underpasses and a flyover. The underpasses are part of a 10-km long signal-free corridor that stretches from Korangi Hino Chowrangi to Jail Chowrangi. Other noteworthy road and infrastructure developments in recent times include the installation of street lights, traffic signals, plants at roadside, a separate system for the discharge of rainwater, and carpeting of the road.
AT A GLANCE
- Well-planned infrastructure
- Hub of markets and malls in Karachi
- Posh restaurants and cafés
- Well connected to Sharah-e-Faisal and Shaheed-e-Millat Road
- Neighbours popular parks
- Eminent academic institutions nearby
- One of the central arteries of Karachi
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport on and near Tariq Road Karachi
An efficient public transport system ensures that people can reach work on time, get immediate medical assistance in case of an emergency, and move around the city to generate economic activity. As such, people living near Tariq Road are at the centre of every such convenience since they have several options of public transport to choose from.
Some public buses that include Tariq Road in their route are S-2, Data Coach, and Safari Coach. People living near Tariq Road or coming here to work or shop can catch the following buses from the bus stops mentioned below:
- Tariq Road Bus Stop is only a minute’s drive away.
- Quite many bus stops are present on Shahra-e-Quaideen, reachable in around 5 to 10 minutes’ drive.
- Shaheed-e-Millar Road also hosts a plethora of bus stops, requiring a commute time of around 5 to 15 minutes’ drive to reach.
Some mini-buses and coaches that include Shahra-e-Quaideen in their route include F-17, Data Coach, F-8, F-9, F-11, F-12, F-17, Imran Coach, Dawn Coach, Safari Coach, Super Hassan Zai Coach, and P-4. As for Shaheed-e-Millat Road, P-4, Safari Coach, Star Line Coach, G-21, F-11, and S-2 are some mini-buses and coaches that have stops on the road.
One of the most famous transport companies in Pakistan is Daewoo Express. The company boasts several terminals in the city, but the closest one is located on M.A Jinnah Road, which is reachable in 15 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. Daewoo Express is punctual and offers safe travel to any city of Pakistan.
Recently, the government of Sindh has started the construction of two public transportation projects that are going to make driving in Karachi a much enjoyable experience. Both the projects are expected to complete by 2021.
Among them, the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System is a 25 km corridor that boasts the capacity to accommodate 29,400 passengers daily. The transport system features stations at MA Jinnah Road, Gurumandir, and Numaish, which are 9 to 16 minutes’ drive away from Tariq Road.
Next, the Red Line Bus Transit will stretch from Malir Halt Depot to Numaish and from Municipal Park to Merewether Tower. With a length of 29.1 km, the transit system will comprise 29 stations and a fleet of 199 vehicles. People living near Tariq Road can reach the nearest Red Line BRT station in 13 to 15 minutes’ drive.
Furthermore, people living near Tariq Road can easily access traditional rickshaws and taxis as well as app-based car, bike, and bus-hailing services.
As for intercity travels, you can comfortably go to Karachi Cantonment Railway Station or Drigh Road Railway Station. Karachi Cantonment is reachable in 16 minutes’ drive, while Drigh Road Station, situated in Faisal Colony, can be driven to in 17 minutes. Both train stations see several trains arrive and depart to several cities of Pakistan at different times of the day.
Finally, if you are planning to travel nationally or internationally, you can reach Jinnah International Airport near Faisal Cantonment in 27 minutes by car from Tariq Road.
Markets on and near Tariq Road Karachi
Tariq Road is an eminent artery of Karachi, boasting one of the biggest and busiest commercial areas in Pakistan. The various markets on Tariq Road are well-known for featuring everything from traditional stores and fancy supermarkets to popular street markets.
To begin with, a prominent market for car accessories and sound systems is present on one end of Tariq Road, near Shahra-e-Quaideen. Reachable in 7 minutes’ drive, the market boasts several retail shops selling imported car accessories. You will also find several car repair and mobile shops in the market.
Next, some famous supermarkets near Tariq Road include Imtiaz Supermarket, Naheed Supermarket, and Chase-Up. Located on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, the markets are 8 to 9 minutes’ drive away. You will find a large variety of products at these markets for personal care, baby care, stationery, household, makeup, and groceries at affordable prices.
Another big name near Tariq Road is the SPAR supermarket in Sharfabad. The supermarket is approachable in 8 minutes’ drive and is among the leading retail chains in the city. SPAR meets international standards with high-quality products and impeccable services. You will find many products at SPAR such as groceries, staples, meat, snacks, beverages, personal care, household essentials, pharmacy, bakery, and a small café.
Furthermore, people living near Tariq Road have easy access to some of the most famous wholesale markets in Karachi such as:
- Qurtaba Market in Bahadurabad is 8 minutes’ drive away. The market is renowned for stocking a wide variety of abayas as well as many shops of tailors.
- Empress Market, located near M.A Jinnah Road, can be driven to in 17 minutes. You can purchase groceries, clothes, footwear, and other accessories in the market.
- Bohri Bazaar and Saddar Bazaar, sited in Saddar Town, are reachable in 14 minutes’ drive. Both the markets feature everything imaginable, such as clothes, jewellery, winter wear, and home décor.
- Zainab Market, situated on Abdullah Haroon Road, is at a drive of 22 minutes. The market is famous for selling export-quality goods at affordable prices.
- Urdu Bazaar, sited on Mohan Road, is reachable in 24 minutes’ drive. The bazaar is home to a large number of books of every genre and at the most reasonable prices.
Finally, two famous shopping markets in Clifton, Aashiana (Block 9), and Gulf (Block 8) are 16 to 17 minutes’ drive away from Tariq Road. The markets boast a large variety of stitched and unstitched clothes, jewellery, and footwear at economical prices.
Mosques, Tombs, Shrines, and, Churches on and near Tariq Road Karachi
Mosques are more than just centres of worship; they are also a place for learning for Muslims. As such, People living near Tariq Road are blessed to have a plethora of mosques on the road and in the neighbourhood, such as:
- Madina Masjid, located in Block 2, PECHS, is 2 minutes’ drive away.
- Noor Masjid, situated on Allama Iqbal Road, is reachable in 5 minutes’ drive.
- Qurtaba Masjid, located in Bahadurabad, is accessible in 8 minutes’ drive.
- Bilal Masjid, sited in Muhammad Ali Society, is at a drive of 12 minutes.
One eminent mosque on Tariq Road is Jama Masjid Rehmania, which is 8 minutes’ walk away from Liberty Chowk, Tariq Road. The mosque is grand and beautiful, with calligraphic verses on the walls and floral work on the ceilings.
Among the most popular mosques in Karachi is Masjid-e-Tooba, which is reachable in 13 minutes’ drive. Situated on Old Korangi Road, Masjid-e-Tooba is one of the few mosques to feature a single large dome of 72 m diameter. The mosque features an intricate interior work of mirrors while the main hall is big enough to accommodate 5,000 people at a time.
Moving on to tombs, Mazar-e-Quaid is not only a famous tomb of Karachi but also a landmark. Situated on M.A Jinnah Road, the monument is reachable in 9 minutes by car. The beautiful white marble tomb is grand in every sense, beautifully landscaped with fountains, gardens and terraces.
Next, Karachi hosts some famous shrines such as the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. Located in Clifton Block 3, the shrine is reachable in 19 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. The Shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi is one of the largest and most visited Sufi shrines in Pakistan. Built on a high platform, the tomb features a green and white striped dome and Sindhi tile work.
Besides, you will also find many churches near Tariq Road, including:
- Patrick's Cathedral, located in Saddar, is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive. Dating back to 1881, the church is a sight to behold with a white marble structure, a grand prayer hall, painted ceilings, and stained glass windows.
- Lawrence's Church, situated in Garden East, is approachable in 12 minutes’ drive. The church is unique with elements of Mughal architecture, namely a dome and a minaret.
- Andrew's Church, situated on Zaibunnisa Street, Saddar, is 16 minutes’ drive away. Built during the British colonial era, the church is a fine example of Gothic architecture.
- Holy Trinity Cathedral, located on Fatima Jinnah Road, is at a drive of 12 minutes. You will find several plaques at the church in the memory of British soldiers.
Schools, Colleges And Universities on and near Tariq Road Karachi
Considering that the need to acquire quality education in paramount to having a bright future, it is no wonder that Karachi is home to a plethora of renowned educational institutions. Better yet, some of the most popular schools, colleges, and universities are located near Tariq Road.
For instance, Karachi Grammar School (KGS), located in Saddar, prides itself on being the centre for educational excellence. The Saddar branch of KGS offers education from grade 6 to grade 8. Reachable in 14 minutes’ drive, the school prepares its students for Cambridge examinations. KGS is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of Karachi.
Another famous name in the neighbourhood of Tariq Road is Happy Home School, which is reachable in 7 minutes’ drive. The school is one of the few academic institutions in the area to offer a combination of modern and Islamic education. Prospective students can avail classes from primary to secondary level.
Next, Bay View High and Bay View Academy are also two posh schools of Karachi, which are 7 to 14 minutes’ drive away. Bay View High, located in Adamjee Nagar and Bay View Academy, situated in Block 6, PECHS claim to follow high academic standards. Prospective students should know that the schools offer education from grade one to O’ levels.
The Smart School, situated in PECHS Block 2, is another popular name for people living near Tariq Road. The school boasts many campuses across the city and offers O’ and A’ level education by following the national curriculum of the UK.
Moreover, if you are looking for an Islamic school, then NAKHLA is one of the most sought-after schools. Aligning the curriculum with Islamic principles and teachings, the school features play areas, a state-of-the-art campus, a library, and spacious labs. The school offers education for O’ and A’ levels and claims to meet international standards. You will find the nearest campus on Tipu Sultan Road, at a drive of 9 minutes from Tariq Road.
Another advantage of living near Tariq Road is that three of the most famous convent schools of Karachi are in the vicinity, such as:
- The Mama Parsi Girls' Secondary School, located on M.A Jinnah Road, is reachable in 16 minutes’ drive.
- Michael's Convent School, located near Boat Basin, is 19 minutes’ drive away.
- Convent of Jesus and Mary sited in Block 5, Clifton is at a drive of 19 minutes.
Another popular name is the Beaconhouse School System, which has many branches near Tariq Road. The campus nearest from Tariq Road is in Block 3, PECHS, for grade KG-3. Reachable in 4 minutes’ drive, the school boasts a specially designed curriculum to meet the needs of the 21st century. As per the official website of the Beaconhouse School System, “We aim for excellence through quality management, quality training and quality teaching".
The City School, situated in Block 2 of PECHS, boasts an experience of 41 years. The school claims to be one of the largest private networks with 153 schools across the country. The PECHS campus of the school offers education for junior section and is approachable in 3 minutes’ drive. Focusing on the development of students, The City School provides English proficiency and several youth programmes to its students.
The Avicenna School, situated on Tipu Sultan Road, can be driven to in 11 minutes. The school claims to offer outstanding education by the best faculty in the city. The Avicenna School boasts classes from Montessori to A’ levels and also provides several scholarship opportunities for students.
Next, British Overseas School (BOS), situated in Phase 7, DHA, is reachable in 18 minutes’ drive. As per the official website, BOS is one of the leading schools and features qualified teachers for primary and secondary levels.
Nixor, sited in Block 4, Clifton is a brand name in Karachi, which has recently opened a branch for O' levels near Tariq Road, only 23 minutes' drive away. According to the official website of the school, its mission is to “provide unparalleled academic and administrative support that eliminates the need for external tuitions; thus, developing independent learners with strong critical thinking and linguistic skills.”
One final name in the list of well-known schools in Karachi is The Froebel's School (TFS). Situated in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, the school is reachable in 19 minutes’ drive. According to the official website, The Froebel's School boasts an experience of 18 years in offering quality education for CIE and matric level.
The most-known colleges of Karachi might be a little far from Tariq Road, but they are the best in the city and as such, worth driving to. These include:
- The Lyceum, situated in Block 5, Clifton is 18 minutes away. Offering education for A’ levels, the college features classes for many subjects such as accounting, sociology, and economics.
- Nixor College, located in Phase 6, DHA, takes 26 minutes to reach. The college is well-known for its extra-curricular activities and commendable A’ levels programme.
- Beaconhouse College Campus Defence (BCCD), sited in Phase 6, DHA takes a drive of 25 minutes to reach. BCCD is well-reputed for offering education for A’ levels and beyond.
- Cedar College, located in Block 9, Clifton, is reachable in 22 minutes’ drive. The teaching faculty of Cedar College boasts some of the most qualified teachers in Karachi for accounting and mathematics.
- Defence Authority Degree College, situated in Phase 6, DHA, is at a drive of 22 minutes. The college is famous for offering quality education for the intermediate level.
Students looking for universities near Tariq Road would be glad to know that the best universities of Karachi are at a close distance.
For instance, Aga Khan University (AKU), located on National Stadium Road, can be reached in 13 minutes’ drive. AKU offers academic programmes for graduate and undergraduate in arts & sciences, and health sciences. As per the official website, “Aga Khan University is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development.”
Next, Indus University in Gulshan-e-Iqbal is a recognised university for arts and design. At a drive of 16 minutes, the university consists of six departments, including physical therapy, art & design, and electrical engineering. You will find many academic programmes at Indus University, such as bachelors for interior design and textile design, masters for computing, and post-graduate programmes for electrical engineering and management sciences.
Bahria University, situated near Faisal Cantonment, boasts several campuses across Pakistan. The Karachi campus is approachable in 16 minutes for people living on Tariq Road. The university offers a vast number of graduate, undergraduate, and doctorate programmes in engineering, computer science, law, and psychology.
Furthermore, Hamdard University in PECHS is 10 minutes’ drive away. The university boasts a teaching faculty for management science, humanities, sciences & technology, law, and eastern medicine. Prospective students will find a large number of academic programmes for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.
Not to forget, Iqra University boasts its Main Campus near Shaheed-e-Millat Road, which is approachable in 18 minutes’ drive. Chartered by the Government of Sindh, the university offers undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate courses in many disciplines such as computer sciences, media, education, and fashion design.
Moving on, Dow University of Health Sciences, located on National Stadium Road, is at a drive of 10 minutes. As per the official website, “Founded in December 2003, the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has been developing a tradition of excellence in education, research and community service. DUHS has educated and trained more than 8,000 students and residents from 20 academic institutes.”
Finally, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), located in Saddar, is ranked as one of the top universities in Pakistan. The university can be driven to in 17 minutes and offers academic programmes for bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. You will find a large variety of courses available at the IBA such as business, media, journalism, sociology, psychology, and management sciences.
Banks on and near Tariq Road Karachi
Banks on Tariq Road aren't only a source of convenience for residents but also for shoppers visiting the area. Plus, it always helps to have an ATM around if you run out of cash while shopping.
You will find a plethora of banks located on Tariq Road, such as the National Bank of Punjab, Summit Bank, Sindh Bank, and MCB. These banks are accessible in 2 to 6 minutes of walking distance from various points on Tariq Road.
Moreover, some other banks near Tariq Road are:
- Habib Bank, located in Block 2, PECHS, is 2 minutes’ drive away.
- Standard Chartered Bank, situated on Allama Iqbal Road, is reachable in 4 minutes’ drive.
- JS Bank, located near Bahadurabad Chowrangi, is approachable in 7 minutes’ drive.
- Sindh Bank, situated on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, is at a drive of 6 minutes.
Finally, the ATMs nearest to Tariq Road are at a walking distance of 3 to 9 minutes, such as MCB, HBL, and Alfalah.
Clinics and Hospitals on and near Tariq Road Karachi
Being a crucial artery of Karachi, Tariq Road doesn’t lack when it comes to offering access to basic and advanced healthcare facilities. You will find highly famous clinics, hospitals and top neurologists of the city in the neighbourhood of Tariq Road.
Starting with general hospitals situated at short drives from the road, these are:
- Medicare Cardiac & General Hospital, located on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, is approachable in 10 minutes.
- Hill Park Hospital, situated in Karachi Memon Society, is 7 minutes away.
- Aga Khan Hospital, located on National Stadium Road, is reachable in 12 minutes.
- Liaquat National Hospital, situated on National Stadium Road, is 12 minutes away.
- PNS Shifa Hospital, situated on main Korangi Road, takes 18 minutes to reach.
Furthermore, if you are looking for an eye care hospital, then there is no better name than Hashmanis Hospital. Located near Numaish, the hospital is reachable in 11 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. The opening hours of the hospital are Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. According to the official website of Hashmanis, the hospital offers unmatched and the most advanced eye care in the city.
Next, Patel Dental Clinic, situated on Allama Iqbal Road, is an ideal option for people with dental problems. At a 3-minute drive from Tariq Road, the clinic offers a number of services such as root canals, dental implants, and oral surgeries. Patel Dental Clinic claims, “The Clinic incorporates strict hygiene and sterilization protocol and is equipped with the latest innovations.”
As per Dawn News, Dr Pirzada is one of the most respected vet specialists in the city. Dr Pirzada Vet Clinic, located on Karsaz Road, is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. Another option is Defence Veterinary Hospital in Phase 2, DHA, which is approachable in 14 minutes’ drive.
Moreover, one of the biggest names in dermatology clinics in Sindh is the Institute of Skin Diseases. Located near Regal Chowk, Saddar, the institute is 15 minutes’ drive away. You will find a large number of famous dermatologists consulting at the institute for minimal fees.
Finally, one of the biggest and most reputable rehabilitation centres near Tariq Road is Recovery House, Caravan of Life Trust. Situated on Tipu Sultan Road, the centre is 11 minutes’ drive away from Tariq Road. According to the hospital, “Our team of recovery and rehabilitation specialists at The Recovery House comprises well-qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists, with lots of experience in dealing with mental illnesses.”
PROPERTIES ON TARIQ ROAD KARACHI
Sales Price Trends on Tariq Road Karachi
Tariq Road has several residential properties available for sale, so it is best to acquire knowledge about the latest sales price trends of the road to make the right decision. Please note that the prices mentioned below are subject to change.
Houses for Sale on Tariq Road Karachi
Tariq Road is an important area; hence, the available properties have high demand and even higher prices. Fortunately, there are quite a few houses up for sale on Tariq Road. For instance, 250 square yards houses available for sale have a price range of PKR 3.0 crore to PKR 8 crore. As for 500 square yards houses, they have the lowest price of PKR 4.5 crore and the highest price of PKR 9.75 crore.
Flats for Sale on Tariq Road Karachi
The apartments on Tariq Road are close to perfection due to the facilities that accompany them and their ideal positioning. Hence, it is fortunate that several flats are available for sale on Tariq Road. The price varies with the number of bedrooms in a particular flat. The average price trend for a 1-bedroom apartment for sale on Tariq Road is around PKR 22 lakh to PKR 1 crore. Apart from that, the price of 2-bedroom flats for sale on Tariq Road starts at PKR 38 lakh and goes up to PKR 1.5 crore.
Moving on, the price range of a 3-bedroom apartment for sale is around PKR 90 lakh to PKR 2.75 crore, whereas the price of a 4-bedroom flat is PKR 1 crore to PKR 3 crore. Not to forget, 5-bedroom flats have the lowest price of PKR 1.5 crore and the highest rate of 3.5 crore.
RESIDENTIAL PLOTS FOR SALE ON TARIQ ROAD, KARACHI
You will find several residential plots available for sale on Tariq Road that have various sizes and prices. For instance, a 500 square yard plot can cost PKR 4.4 crore.
COMMERCIAL PLOTS FOR SALE ON TARIQ ROAD, KARACHI
There are several commercial plots for sale on Tariq Road that cost between PKR 6.43 crore to PKR 80 crore.
Rent Price Trends on Tariq Road Karachi
Tariq Road is one of the highly demanded property areas in Karachi. Please note rental rates may vary, depending on the owner’s demands and the rent price trends on Tariq Road.
Houses for Rent on Tariq Road Karachi
There are quite a few houses for rent on Tariq Road for an inclusive price of PKR 6 lakh per month.
Flats for Rent on Tariq Road Karachi
Interested people would be glad to know that there are several flats available for rent on Tariq Road. To begin with, 2-bedroom flats can have a monthly rent of PKR 18 thousand to PKR 45 thousand. Next, you will find 3-bedroom apartments on Tariq Road to have the lowest rent of PKR 27 thousand per month and the highest rent of PKR 60 thousand per month. Finally, 4-bedroom flats cost PKR 40 thousand per month to PKR 80 thousand per month, whereas 5-bedroom units can be rented for a minimum of PKR 45 thousand per month.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls on Tariq Road Karachi
You will find a plethora of small shopping centres and mega malls on and near Tariq Road, meaning people living on and near the road do not have to go far for necessary or seasonal shopping.
Starting with bazaars, Dupatta Gali boasts several shops for dyeing dupattas, picot stitching, and embroidery. You will also find all types of clothes at Dupatta Gali, such as lawn, georgette, chiffon, and silk.
Another similar market on Tariq Road is Kurta Gali, which is approachable in 5 minutes’ drive. This is the perfect place to come to when shopping for clothes for men as you can find everything here from shalwar kameez and embroidered kurtas to coats. The opening hours for the market are 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily.
Next, Tariq Centre features glittering bangles, gold outlets, artificial jewellery, footwear, and many other types of fashion accessories. On the other hand, Mateen Centre and Rabi Centre are best if you plan to do wedding shopping as they feature everything from unstitched clothes, designer suits, and footwear to jewellery. People living near Tariq Road frequently visit Tariq Centre, Mateen Centre, and Rabi Centre as they boast many shopping accessories at reasonable prices.
Dolmen Centre, only 2 minutes’ drive away, is another famous shopping destination on Tariq Road. The centre features a grand building for a large number of national and international brands for men’s clothes, footwear, and other fashion accessories.
Glamour One, located in Block 2 of PECHS, is reachable in a drive of 7 minutes. This is another popular place for shopping as you can buy all kinds of stitched, embroidered, and unstitched clothes for men. Glamour One also boasts several tailors that provide custom stitching for men’s clothes at affordable prices.
Tariq Road is also home to a plethora of shoe shops of national and international brands. Reachable in 3 to 6 minutes’ drive, people living near Tariq Road can comfortably access English Boot House, Stylo, Heels, Bata, Adidas, and Adels Shoes in a matter of minutes.
Moving on, if you want to shop at modern and huge malls in Karachi, then some big names in the neighbourhood are Dolmen Mall, Millennium Mall, Atrium Mall, Ocean Mall, and Forum Mall.
To begin with, Dolmen Mall, Tariq Road is conveniently only a 3-minute drive away for the neighbouring societies. Dolmen claims to be the first international standard mall of Karachi featuring the leading local and international brands, popular eateries, and several entertainment facilities.
Next, Millennium Mall, located in Gulistan-e-Johar, is excellent with a large number of shopping brands and eateries available for customers. People living near Tariq Road can reach the mall in a drive of 18 minutes.
Atrium Mall, located near Avari Towers, is another grand mall of Karachi. Only 13 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road, the mall hosts shopping brands as well as a grand cinema for visitors and customers.
Moving on, Ocean Mall, situated in Block 9, Clifton is grand with several floors dedicated to branded outlets. You can reach the mall in 18 minutes’ drive and visit the cinema to kill some time. Ocean Mall features every famous brand for clothes, bags, shoes, and jewellery.
Finally, The Forum Shopping Mall, situated on Khayaban-e-Roomi Road, Clifton is approachable in 20 minutes’ drive. According to the official website, “Tagged by customers as "A Royal Experience For Shopping," the image of this mall in Karachi, Pakistan, is categorised largely as a "Brand," foreseen as a label first and then as a fashion necessity for others to follow.”
Restaurants And Bakeries on Tariq Road Karachi
With all kinds of eateries in the vicinity, Tariq Road is every food lover’s delight. Some traditional and locally famous restaurants in Karachi are on Tariq Road. These include:
- Tavern Grill, famous for steaks, is 4 minutes’ drive away.
- Zahid Restaurant, serving the best nihari, is reachable in 3 minutes’ drive.
- Silver Spoon Snacks is approachable in 2 minutes’ drive and boasts a vast menu of burgers, rice, kebab, roles, and traditional snacks such as Pani puri.
- Hollywood Burger is only a minute away serving delicious juices and fast food.
Three Chinese restaurants, New Little China Restaurant, Imperial Court, and Kowloon Chinese Restaurant, are all present on Tariq Road.
Moreover, if you are searching for top-rated places for soups in Karachi, then Ginsoy and Bam-Bou are only 4 minutes' drive away. Located in Sindhi Muslim, the restaurants offer an extensive menu of Chinse dishes. Another option is Yuan Tung Restaurant, which is 3 minutes’ drive away in PECHS Block 2. The restaurant is not only a perfect fine dining place but also boasts a great menu of Chinese food.
Next, there are quite a few popular places for fish in Karachi, which are close to Tariq Road. Kababjees, located in Muhammad Ali Society, is approachable in 5 minutes’ drive, while Yadgar Fish, situated on Jail Road, is accessible in 11 minutes’ drive. Kababjees serves delicious fish and chips, whereas you will find the perfect prawn biryani at Yadgar Fish.
Moreover, if you like traditional Pakistani food, then you should try the desi restaurants in Karachi. One of the nearest options to Tariq Road is the B&B Café and Restaurant, which is 8 minutes' drive away. Situated in Sindhi Muslim Society, the restaurant boasts a mouth-watering menu of kebabs, handi, karahi, and perfectly cooked naans. For something sweet, several gola vendors at Doharji serve different kinds of faludas and ice creams. Located in Bahadurabad, Dohraji can be reached in a drive of 11 minutes.
Finally, Tariq Road is home to some of the best steak houses in Karachi. The Grill House, located on Shaheed-e-Millat Road, is 6 minutes’ drive away, while Steaks By CFU, situated in DHA Phase 2, is approachable in 18 minutes' drive. Both the places feature perfectly grilled, high-quality steaks that are served with rice or fries.
Rehmat-e-Shereen Bakery, Tariq Road is a famous confectionery of Karachi that is only 2 minutes’ drive away. The bakery is locally renowned for boasting the best traditional sweets in the neighbourhood.
Some other popular options near Tariq Road are:
- Pie In The Sky, located on Alamgir Road, is not just a bakery but a café, too. Reachable in 12 minutes’ drive, the bakery offers everything from appetising meals to delicious cakes.
- Hobnob, situated in Sindhi Muslim, features an array of delicious cakes. Fortunately, the bakery is just 4 minutes away by car.
- Karamel, situated in Bahadurabad, is approachable in 12 minutes’ drive. If you love cookies, then there is no better place than Karamel.
- Khalid Sweets and Bakers, located on Alamgir Road, is reachable in 12 minutes’ drive. The bakery serves a large variety of traditional sweets such as gulab jamun.
- United King, situated in Sharfabad, is 11 minutes’ drive away. You will find all kinds of baked goods at the United King, such as pizzas, burgers, cakes, nimko, and traditional sweets.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres on and near Tariq Road Karachi
It is best to have a few minutes of exercise in our daily routine to lead a healthy life. Hence, it is onl;y helpful that there are quite a few sports facilities and fitness centres operational near Tariq Road.
To start with, people living near Tariq Road can access many gyms, including:
- Get Smart Gym, located on Tariq Road, is 8 minutes’ drive away.
- GYM Nation, sited in Bahadurabad, is accessible in 6 minutes’ drive. The gym features a neat and clean environment for body builders.
- Modern Gym and Fitness Centre, situated in Sindhi Muslim, is at a drive of 4 minutes.
- Torso Gym, situated on Tariq Road, is 2 minutes' drive away.
- Zyro Fitness Studio on Tariq Road is reachable in 7 minutes' drive.
On the other hand, one of the most famous names in Karachi for fitness centres is Shapes Health Club. Located on McNeil Road, the centre 16 minutes’ drive away. Shapes Health Club offers many fitness classes such as core yoga, boxing, Zumba, martial arts, and aerobics. Open from 6:30 AM to 10:00 PM daily, the club boasts skilled and qualified trainers.
For sports facilities, you can find some of the best swimming pools of Karachi in Karachi Gymkhana and Sunset Club. Located on Club Road, Karachi Gymkhana is 17 minutes’ drive away, whereas Sunset Club, situated on Main Khayaban-e-Jami Road, can be arrived at in a drive of 18 minutes. You will find both the swimming pools to be well-maintained.
While living on Tariq Road, you are also near some of the best sports academies in Karachi, such as National Cricket Academy (NCA), which is accessible in 16 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. Located on Stadium Road, the academy is open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day. NCA is a leading cricket academy of Karachi with specialised training programmes for different age groups.
Moreover, the National Stadium of Pakistan, situated on Stadium Road, is reachable in 16 minutes’ drive. Considering the increased number of international cricket matches in Pakistan, it is fortunate that the stadium features an ample number of seats for to accommodate the large population of cricket fans in Karachi. Another stadium near Tariq Road is Abdul Sattar Edhi International Hockey Stadium. Located in Cantt Society, the stadium is at a drive of 14 minutes.
Parks and clubs on and near Tariq Road Karachi
If you love nature, then you would be glad to know that Karachi is home to several beautiful parks. Speaking specifically about people living near Tariq Road, they can access quite a few community parks in the neighbourhood, including:
- Usmania Family Park, located in Bahadurabad, reachable in 6 minutes’ drive.
- Dawood Park, situated on Haider Ali Road, at a drive of 9 minutes.
- Kokan Family Park, sited on Haider Ali Road, accessible in 9 minutes’ drive.
Moving on, Karachi boasts some of the best family parks that are located at a close distance from Tariq Road. Beach View Park, located in Block 3, Clifton, offers a beautiful view of the sea along with picturesque green spaces. The park is reachable in 20 minutes’ drive away from Tariq Road.
A Beautiful park frequented by adults and children near Bahria Icon TowerAnother highly visited park near Tariq Road is Zamzama Park, which is at a drive of 16 minutes. Sited in Phase 5 of DHA, the park features walking paths, jogging tracks, a skating area, and a gym. You will find Zamzama Park open every day from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Jheel Park, situated in Block 6 of PECHS, is one of the oldest parks with an area of over 25 acres. At a 4-minute drive from Tariq Road, the park features a natural lake, beautiful flower beds, cemented canopies, and well-maintained lawns.
Located near Boat Basin, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park is one of the largest parks in Karachi. The park is approachable in 19 minutes’ drive and houses several flowerbeds, a magnificent fountain, rides, a jogging track, and play area.
Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim is reachable in 19 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. Situated in Clifton Block 3 and boasting a mesmerising view of the sea, the park features several elegant canopies, well-maintained gardens, a rose garden, a turtle pond, and few dinosaur murals.
Hill Park, located in Block 6 of PECHS, can be arrived at in a drive of 7 minutes. The park is the perfect option for a family outing with several arcade games, outdoor games, exciting rides, and several eateries. The opening hours for the park are from 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM every day.
Furthermore, some of the most popular amusement parks of Karachi are located in the vicinity of Tariq Road such as Safari Park, Aladin Park, and Chunky Monkey Amusement Park. Safari Park, situated in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, is reachable in 22 minutes’ drive. The park features chairlifts as well as many thrilling rides for visitors.
Aladin Park, located on Rashid Minhas Road, features many magic shows, circus tricks, and exciting rides. You can get to the park in a drive of 21 minutes from Tariq Road.
Chunky Monkey Amusement Park is accessible in 19 minutes' drive and features many outdoor and indoor rides such as teacups and flying chairs.
Karachi houses some of the most prestigious clubs that are 13 to 18 minutes’ drive away from Tariq Road. These are Karachi Gymkhana, Karachi Club, Karachi Press Club, Defence Authority Club, and Sunset Club. Something to keep in mind is that all these clubs require a membership to avail the facilities offered there:
- Karachi Gymkhana, located on Club Road, is one of the oldest clubs of Karachi. The club boasts many facilities such as beautiful lodges, hotel amenities, a library, a beauty salon, eateries, and many sports facilities.
- Karachi Club, situated on Ziauddin Road, is prestigious with many social, cultural, and sports facilities.
- Karachi Press Club, located on Service Station Road, is frequented by journalists and politicians of the city.
- Defence Authority Club, situated in Phase 2, DHA, offers some of the most exceptional dining facilities along with great lodging and sports facilities.
- Sunset Club, situated on Main Khayaban-e-Jami Road, features several beautiful banquet and marriage halls. You will also find many sports facilities at the club such as a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, jogging track, billiard room, and squash courts.
Salons and Spas on and near Tariq Road Karachi
Beauty clinics are perfect to escape the daily monotony and indulge in some relaxation and self-care. Thus, it is great that Tariq Road hosts several beauty salons and spas.
To begin with, Depilex, located in Bahadurabad, boasts a successful experience of 40 years. The salon is reachable in 7 minutes’ drive and offers quality services for hairdressing, makeup, and facial treatments. As the beauticians are qualified, they meet high standards for beauty care and provide satisfactory services to their clients.
Two of the biggest names on Tariq Road are MahRose Beauty Parlour and Kashee's Beauty Parlour. Reachable in 5 to 9 minutes’ drive, the salons are quite popular in the area for bridal makeup and well as daily grooming.
Next, Mian Jee Hair Salon, situated in Block 2, PECHS, is at a 1-minute drive from Tariq Road. The salon boasts several hair care services such as cutting, trimming, and styling along with facials and makeup. You can get many deals and packages at Mian Jee Hair Salon, starting from PKR 500 to PKR 3,000.
Further, Peng’s Salon, located in Muhammad Ali Society, is reachable in 14 minutes’ drive. The salon is open every day from 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM. You can choose from many hair and skin treatments at Peng’s Salon for around PKR 1,200 to PKR 4,000.
Some more parlours present near the road include Wajid Khan Salon, Kashee Men Salon, Second Skin Salon and Spa, Sahar Salon, Living Doll Beauty Parlour, White Pearls Beauty Salon, and Najla’s Beauty Parlour. All the parlours offer services at affordable prices and are around 15 to 20 minutes’ drive away.
Finally, Vijal Foot Spa, located in Faisal Apartment, Miran Mohammad Shah Road, is the only foot spa in Karachi. You can reach it in 13 minutes’ drive and enjoy many services for foot care such as foot massage and warts treatment.
MUSEUMS ON AND NEAR TARIQ ROAD
Museums play a central role in preserving cultural heritage; hence, they are quite crucial for a society to prosper and progress. Since our focus is road, some museums located near the road are the Pakistan Maritime Museum, Quaid-e-Azam Museum, PAF Museum, National Museum, and State Bank Museum.
Firstly, Pakistan Maritime Museum, located on Karsaz Road, is one of the most visited museums in Pakistan. The museum is reachable in 15 minutes’ drive and boasts six galleries, an open museum, a research library, an archive centre, and a playland. Maritime Museum features a significant number of replicas, including the replica of Manora lighthouse, Atlantic aircraft, and coffin carriers of Quaid-e-Azam & Liaquat Ali Khan. The museum charges PKR 30 per person as entry fees while the timings are from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Next, Quaid-e-Azam Museum, a 100-year-old structure, is situated near Central Jacob Lines. The museum is set in a limestone building and is at a drive of 13 minutes from Tariq Road. Quaid-e-Azam Museum was designed by a British architect and boasts a small garden, arched openings, old books, and belonging of Quaid-e-Azam, such as clothes and furniture. The entry for Quaid-e-Azam Museum is free while the visiting hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Furthermore, Pakistan Air Force Museum (PAF Museum), located on Shahra-e-Faisal Road, can be reached in a drive of 18 minutes. The museum is open every day from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and PKR 40 to 60 are charged as entry fees. You will find two galleries and a theme park at the PAF Museum that feature many replicas of old aeroplanes.
Moving on, the National Museum of Pakistan, situated in Saddar Town, features 11 galleries and 300 rare copies of the Holy Quran. It will only take you a drive of 18 minutes to reach the museum from Tariq Road. The National Museum of Pakistan boasts many miniature paintings, manuscripts, sculptures, and artefacts from several civilisations such as the Indus Valley Civilisation. The museum stays open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and charges an entry fee of PKR 20 per person.
TDF Ghar, situated on M.A Jinnah Road, reflects the old lifestyle as well as the present cultural traditions of Karachi. The museum is at a drive of 11 minutes from Tariq Road and features mosaic tiles, Sindhi swings, Remington typewriter, and a Singhara (Anglo-Indian dressing table). You will also find Sehan Café at the museum, which offers a place for tea with bright lanterns and marble-top tables. TDF Ghar remains open every day from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Finally, State Bank Museum, situated on I. I. Chundrigar Road, can be arrived at in a drive of 20 minutes. Once the Imperial Bank of India, the monument today functions as a museum. State Bank Museum features ancient coins, stamp galleries, and many murals. The museum is open from Monday to Saturday, 9.30 AM to 5:00 PM.
CINEMAS ON AND NEAR TARIQ ROAD
The excitement of watching movies on a big screen hasn’t diminished even after the arrival of the likes of Netflix. People flock to cinemas on weekends to relax and watch a good movie, as part of spending quality time with their family. Fortunately, quite a few famous cinemas of Karachi are located near Tariq Road.
To begin with, The Arena, located in Block 2, PECHS, boasts a cinema, which is reachable in 3 minutes’ drive. The cinema screens all the latest movies along with featuring comfortable seats, a great sound system, and cutting-edge imaging technology.
Another option in the vicinity of Tariq Road is Atrium Cinema, which is reachable in 13 minutes’ drive. Situated near Karachi cantonment, the cinema offers a great movie experience with impeccable imagery and sound systems.
Cinepax Cinema, located in Block 9, Clifton, is one of the largest cinema networks with a total of 12 cinemas in the country. Reachable in 17 minutes’ drive, the cinema boasts a gold experience, a platinum experience, and a CMAXX experience. Each experience includes different facilities such as luxurious lounges, comfortable reclining chairs, waiter services, the type of sound system and screen.
Then, a massive 3D cinema is also present in Bahria Town Tower, besides McDonald’s, Shahrah-e-Quaideen, 10 minutes’ walk away from Liberty Chowk, Tariq Road.
Some affluent residential societies near Tariq Road include Bahadurabad and Muhammad Ali Society, both of which are approachable in 7 to 13 minutes’ drive. The communities feature several facilities for people living near Tariq Road, such as healthcare facilities, academic institutions, eateries, and a score of commercial markets and retail outlets.
Next, Frere Hall, located on Fatima Jinnah Road, is one of the most famous historical buildings in Karachi. You can reach the building in 14 minutes’ drive from Tariq Road. Frere Hall boasts one of the largest libraries in the city, along with beautiful gardens and a stunning architecture dating back to the British era. The library also features many prized oil paintings and old manuscripts.
Then, Movenpick Hotel and Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel, located on Club Road, can be driven to in 14 to 16 minutes from Tariq Road. These are two of the poshest hotels in Karachi.
If you are interested in the top language institutes of Karachi, then Berlitz Language Centre, located on Shahrah-e-Faisal, is approachable in 10 minutes’ drive. The centre has a global reach and offers courses for several languages such as Urdu, Arabic, Chinese, and German.
One of the best zoos near Tariq Road is Karachi Zoo in Garden East. The zoo is 16 minutes’ drive away and is open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily. The zoo is home to 80 species of mammals, 30 species of fish, two African elephants, 13 species of reptiles, and features many beautiful gardens, flower beds, and fountains. The entry ticket for Karachi Zoo costs PKR 30.
Bahria Town Tower, located at one end of Tariq Road, near Shahra-e-Quaideen, is reachable in 6 minutes’ drive. The tower comprises 14 floors for corporate offices along with eateries and shopping outlets of several national and international brands. Another entirely commercial plaza for offices on Tariq Road is Dilkusha Forum, at the other end of the road, 6 minutes’ drive away.
A graveyard is also present on Tariq Road and can be reached in 8 minutes’ drive. This is one of the biggest and oldest cemeteries in Karachi, and also one of the few that are located in the centre of the city.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The location of Tariq Road is not only ideal for personal residence and investment, but also one of the most expensive areas of Karachi. Granted, it’s a bit crowded due to the ever-present score of shoppers, hawkers, and traffic, but the area has it all in terms of essential and discretionary amenities. Shahra-e-Faisal, Shahra-e-Quaideen, and Shaheed-e-Millat Road are only 10 to 13 minutes’ drive away, making it easier for people living near Tariq Road to move across the city. The road is, without a doubt, an ideal residential and commercial locality well-connected to all the necessary facilities and amenities needed for an elevated standard of living.
Importance of Tariq Road, karachi from major locations nearby
- Sharah-e-Faisal is around 10 minutes’ drive away.
- PECHS housing society is at a drive of 4 minutes.
- Jamshed Town can be reached in a drive of 6 minutes.
- Jail Road is reachable in 7 minutes’ drive.
- Tipu Sultan Road is at a drive of 9 minutes.
- Rashid Minhas Road is 16 minutes away by car.
- Sir Syed Road is at a drive of 5 minutes.
- Bahadurabad can be driven to in 7 minutes.
- Shaheed-e-Millat Road is 12 minutes’ drive away.
- Aga Khan Hospital is a 10-minute drive away.
- Muhammad Ali Society can be reached in a drive of 13 minutes.
- Jinnah International Airport is 15 km away.