Gulberg, Lahore

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View of Gulberg in winter snow fall

Gulberg (Urdu/Punjabi: گلبرگ) is a residential and commercial area of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It the central business district of Lahore. It is bordered by the Allama Iqbal International Airport to the east, the Model Town development to the south, the Aitchison College campus to the north and the Shadman district to the west.

The town is known for its upscale business centers, urban shopping centres, modern restaurants and a major sports complex. It is also known as the hub of the contemporary fashion and cuisine industry in Pakistan. Gulberg is considered to be one of the most exclusive residential areas in Lahore.

The name "Gulberg" is a combination of the Persian "Gul" (flower) and "Berg" (leaf), which when put together gives the meaning of petal. Gulberg was famous in the past for large gardens, hence the name. It is the Central Business District of Lahore.

History[edit]

There was a huge manufacturing units located in Gulberg in the past 60's and 70's named "Sartaj Industries" and "Servis Industries Limited" and in the time of war with India they played a very helpful role for Pakistan military.

Administration[edit]

  • Town Municipal Officer: Mian Nadeem Anwar
    Siddique Trade Centre

Commercial area[edit]

Two of Lahore's major markets are located in Gulberg. The Main Market gulberg and Liberty Market are commercial hubs in central Lahore, functioning as half bazaar and half shopping mall in appearance and layout. Along the side of Main Market is the Canal Park Bazar.

Most of Lahore's major high-end commercial districts are located within Gulberg, including M. M. Alam road, Gulberg Main Boulevard, portions of The Mall Road, Jail Road, Gaddafi Stadium and others. Many important buildings as well as skyscrapers like Alamgir Tower, Tricon Tower, Pace Towers, City Towers, M. M. Tower, Ali Tower, Vogue Towers etc. are also located here. Ali Trade Center is also under construction here.

Residential area[edit]

Many of Pakistan's leading industrial clans, entrepreneurs, and "pro-establishment" social elite maintain residences in Gulberg, making it the civilian epicenter of Lahore, as Military families of high rank either reside in the city of Rawalpindi, or in the Cantonment ("Cantt") district of Lahore.

Gulberg's posh reputation is well-deserved. Leading athletic competitions, health and fitness gyms, as well as mixed-gender swimming pools are easily accessible to the wealthy inhabitants of the district. The area is known for its cultural centrality for the modern pro-establishment elites of Pakistan, as well as the presence of nearly all of Lahore and Punjab's prestigious non-military families.

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