Defence, Islamabad-Rawalpindi

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Defence, Islamabad-Rawalpindi
Location Islamabad-Rawalpindi metropolitan area
Status Completed
Groundbreaking May 1992[1]
Website www.dhai.com.pk
Companies
Developer Habib Rafiq (Pvt) Limited
Owner Pakistan Armed Forces
Technical details
Size 50 Sq km

Defence, Islamabad-Rawalpindi or simply Defence, is a neighbourhood located within in the Islamabad Rawalpindi metropolitan area. The neighbourhood is divided into four phases and straddles along the Islamabad Capital Territory-Punjab provincial border; thus Defence is located in both Islamabad Capital Territory and Rawalpindi District.[2] The neighbourhood was primarily established for military service personnel in 1992 by the Armed Forces of Pakistan Welfare Department.

Subdivisions[edit]

Defence, Islamabad-Rawalpindi is subdivided in five phases:

Subdivision Geography
Defence I Oldest phase of Defence, located near Morgah.
Defence II Largest of all subdivisions, between Islamabad Expressway and N-5 National Highway. Home to the World Trade Center Islamabad.
Defence III Previously Bahria Garden City, located east of Bahria VIII.
Defence IV Under construction
Defence Valley On hold, located adjacent to Defence II on Islamabad Expressway. Subject to a massive corruption scandal.[3]

Administration[edit]

Defence Islamabad-Rawalpindi is headed by a serving brigadier of the Pakistan Army under the W&R (Welfare and Rehabilitation) Directorate of Pakistan Army.

Locations[edit]

  • Defence I

Defence I is located in Rawalpindi south east of Morgah and Attock Refinery, Rawalpindi. This phase on its south west enjoys waters of Soan River, while this phase is linked to the city through GT Road and Jhelum Road. It covers an area of 11000 Kanals (5.56 Sq. km) providing a total of 3100 residential plots.[4] An even greater area acquired by Defense Housing Authority just south west of Phase I has been named Phase I Extension and covers a total of 16750 Kanals (8.47 Sq. km). It is located at the south end of Rawalpindi city near Askari XIV Housing Society, and its perimeter extending as far as Dhagal village on Adyala Road of Rawalpindi District and Rawalpindi Central Jail. The extension is still under development and will be completed in two parts. The development of part one has already begun.[5]

  • Defence II

Located in Zone V of Islamabad near the infamous Kahuta Triangle, with GT Road on its south end and Islamabad Highway on its North. The project was commenced in February 1994, this phase stretches on 15060 Canals (7.61 Sq. km). Here over 90% of the developmental projects have been completed and construction in this phase is rather rapid as over 500 plots are under construction.[6] Phase II Extension launched in March 2005 is the a massive project standing at 55000 kanals (27.81 Sq. km). It lies in Islamabad Capital Territory..".[7] Extension has of Phase II has been divided into sectors; namely, A, B, C and D.

  • Defence Valley

Launched on 18 August 2008, is located Adjacent to Phase II in Zone V of Islamabad. This project takes into consideration lower income families as it incorporates residential plot sizes of 5 and 8 marla. Moreover, it also contains 4 and 8 marla commercial plots.[8]

Commercial zones[edit]

All phases of Defence have commercial zones. Important commercial areas of DHA Islamabad are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DHAI Phase 1". DHA Islamabad. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Defence Housing Authority". Dhai.com.pk. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "NAB issues warrants for Kamran Kiani in DHA scam". The Nation. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
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