Defence Housing Authority, Islamabad

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Defence, Islamabad
LocationIslamabad, Pakistan
GroundbreakingMay 1992[1]
DeveloperHabib Rafiq (Pvt.) Limited
OwnerPakistan Armed Forces
Technical details
Size50 Sq km

The Defence Housing Authority (DHA Islamabad) is a neighbourhood located within the Islamabad–Rawalpindi metropolitan area. The neighbourhood is divided into five parts and straddles the Punjab provincial border.[2] The neighbourhood was primarily established for military personnel in 1992 by the Pakistan Armed Forces Welfare Department.


Phases Sectors
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 V located on Islamabad expressway
Defence Valley, Islamabad On hold, located adjacent to Defence II on Islamabad Expressway. Subject to a massive corruption scandal.[3]


Defence is headed by a serving brigadier of the Pakistan Army under the Welfare and Rehabilitation Directorate.


Defence I[edit]

Defence I is located in Islamabad south east of Morgah and Attock Refinery, Rawalpindi. This subdivision on its southwest abuts Soan River. A larger area acquired by Defense Housing Authority just southwest of Phase I is named Phase I Extension and covers a total of 16,750 Kanals (8.47 sq km).

Defence II[edit]

Located in Zone V of Islamabad near the Kahuta Triangle, with GT Road on its south end and Islamabad Highway on its North. The project was commenced in February 1994. Phase II Extension launched in March 2005 is between Islamabad expressway and Rawalpindi.

Defence Valley[edit]

Launched on 18 August 2008, it is located adjacent to Phase II in Zone V of Islamabad.

Commercial zones[edit]

All phases have commercial zones.

See also[edit]


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

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