List of tallest buildings in Pakistan

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Ocean Towers Karachi.


This list of tallest buildings in Pakistan ranks skyscrapers in Pakistan. Habib Bank Plaza built in 1963, was the first high-rise and the tallest building in Pakistan, located in Karachi. It stands 101 m (331 ft) tall with 25 floors; however in 2005 MCB Tower also in Karachi surpassed Habib Bank Plaza to become the tallest building in Pakistan at 116 m (381 ft) tall[1] with 29 floors. Currently, Bakht Tower (recently topped out) of 37 floors and 145 meters height has become the tallest completed building in all Pakistan surpassing the Ocean Tower of 30 floors and 120 meters.

A number of buildings taller than 100 m (328 ft) are under construction in various cities throughout Pakistan, however construction is mostly concentrated in Karachi, followed by Islamabad & Lahore. The tallest building under construction is Bahria Icon Tower in Karachi, which is expected to be completed in 2017 and upon its completion, will become the tallest Skyscraper in Pakistan changing the skyline of Karachi, at 68 floors, and 269 m (883 ft) height.[2]Karachi is currently developing Skyline in clifton where more than 4 skyscrapers(200m+) and 10 more than 100 m are under construction, worth mentioning the Dolmen City Twin Towers, 200m each are expecting to be completed by 2018.

Completed Buildings[edit]

This list ranks completed and topped out buildings that stand at least 70 m (230 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement.

The Centaurus Islamabad


Rank Name City Height Floors Year References
1 Bakht Tower Karachi 132 m (433 ft) 34 2015 [3]
2 Ocean Towers Karachi 120 m (394 ft) 30 2012 [4]
3 MCB Tower Karachi 116 m (381 ft) 29 2005 [1]
4 Centaurus Tower Islamabad 110 m (361 ft) 30 2011 [5]
5 Centre Point Tower Karachi 110 m (361 ft) 28 2013 [6]
6 Telecom Tower Islamabad 108 m (354 ft) 24 2011 [7][8]
7 Mega G4 Corporate Tower Karachi 108 m (354 ft) 27 2015 [9]
8 Bahria Town Tower Karachi 108 m (354 ft) 27 2012 [10]
9 Arfa Software Technology Park Lahore 106 m (348 ft) 17 2012
10 One Constitution Avenue Islamabad 105 m (344 ft) 26 2014 [11]
11 Dolmen Mall Clifton Karachi 103 m (338 ft) 25 2011 [12]
12 The Center (JS Tower) Karachi 102 m (335 ft) 22 2013 [citation needed]
13 Habib Bank Plaza Karachi 101 m (331 ft) 25 1962 [13][14]
14 UBL Tower Karachi 101 m (331 ft) 24 2014 [citation needed]
13 PNSC Tower Karachi 101 m (331 ft) 21 1982 [citation needed]
15 Lakhani Presidency Tower Karachi 100.4 m (329 ft) 24 2013
16 PIC Towers Karachi 100 m (328 ft) 23 1980s [15]
17 Pace Tower Lahore 92 m (302 ft) 24 2013 [16]
18 Chapal Plaza Karachi 95 m (312 ft) 22 1985 [14][17]
19 Tower 27 Lahore 92 m (302 ft) 24 2014 [18]
20 Islamic Tower Karachi 87 m (285 ft) 23 2011 [citation needed]
21 Saima Trade Towers Karachi 85 m 19 1995 [19][20]
22 Avari Towers Karachi 83 m (272 ft) 20 1985 [21][22]
23 Navy Heights Karachi 80 m (262 ft) 20 2010 [23]
23 TechnoCity Corporate Tower Karachi 79 m (259 ft) 17 2005 [24]
24 G&T Tower Karachi 79 m (259 ft) 19 2011 [25]
25 Sea Breeze Plaza Karachi 76 m (249 ft) 20 2011 [26]
26 Tricon Corporate Centre Lahore 76 m 19 2013 [27]
27 Islamabad Stock Exchange Towers Islamabad 76 m (249 ft) 19 2009 [28][29]
28 AOK Tower Karachi 74 m (243 ft) 20 2007 [citation needed]
29 United Bank Building Islamabad 74 m (243 ft) 18 1992 [citation needed]
30 Habib Bank Building Islamabad 73 m (240 ft) 18 1992 [citation needed]
31 OGDCL Islamabad 73 m (240 ft) 18 1992 [citation needed]
32 Saudi Pak Tower Tower Islamabad 73 m (240 ft) 20 1991 [citation needed]
33 State Life New Islamabad 72 m (236 ft) 18 1992 [citation needed]
34 Shaheed Millat Secretariat Islamabad 72 m (236 ft) 18 1992 [citation needed]
35 NIC Building Islamabad 72 m (236 ft) 18 1992 [citation needed]
36 NIC Tower Karachi 72 m (236 ft) 20 2007 [citation needed]

Under construction buildings[edit]

This section contains a list of skyscrapers which are currently under construction, and planned to rise at least 100 m (328 ft).



Bakht Tower, undercontruction and topped out


Rank Name City Height Floors Est. Completion
1 Bahria Icon Tower Karachi 270 m (886 ft) 64 2017
2 Dolmen Tower 3[30] Karachi 240 m (787 ft) 60 2018
3 Dolmen Tower 4[31] Karachi 240 m (787 ft) 60 2018
4 Ankaa towers[32] Karachi 165 m (541 ft) 43 2020
5 Marriott Height[33] Karachi 225 m (738 ft) 48 2020
6 Marine Promenade Tower[34] Karachi 216 m (709 ft) 46 2019
7 Serang Skymark Tower[citation needed] Karachi 230 m (755 ft) 50 2019
8 Opal 225 Tower[citation needed] Karachi 180 m (591 ft) 47 2015
9 Icon Hotel Tower[citation needed] Karachi 210 m (689 ft) 45 2020
10 Ocean Heights[citation needed] Karachi 160 m (525 ft) 45 2018-20
11 Bakht Tower[citation needed] Karachi 150 m (492 ft) 40 2017
12 Oviation Tower[citation needed] Karachi 150 m (492 ft) 37 2018
13 Emaar's Reef Towers[citation needed] Karachi 146 m (479 ft) 38 2017
14 Emaar's Pearl Towers[citation needed] Karachi 144 m (472 ft) 35 2017
15 Com 3 Towers[citation needed] Karachi 132 m (433 ft) 32 2014
16 17 Park View Tower[citation needed] Karachi 130 m (427 ft) 32 2018
17 The Arkadians Tower A[35] Karachi 130 m (427 ft) 34 2014
17a Lucky One (Main Tower) Karachi 135 m (443 ft) 28 2017
18 Metro Twin Tower[citation needed] Karachi 130 m (427 ft) 30 2016
19 Lucky One (Residential Towers) Karachi 120 m (394 ft) 30 2017
20 Emaar's Coral Towers[citation needed] Karachi 120 m (394 ft) 30 2016
21 70 Riviera[36] Karachi 118 m (387 ft) 29 2014
22 Ali Trade Center Lahore 118 m (387 ft) 24[37] 2015
23 G4 Corporate Tower[citation needed] Karachi 117 m (384 ft) 27 2014
24 Creek Marina 3 Towers Karachi 112 m (367 ft) 28 2014
25 Park Lane Tower[citation needed] Islamabad 103 m (338 ft) 29 2019
26 KASB Skyview Towers[38] Karachi 100 m (328 ft) 22 2014
27 Saima Royal Residency[citation needed] Karachi 100 m (328 ft) 22 2014
28 Defence Executive Apartments[39] Islamabad +18 2014
29 Noman Residencia[40] Karachi 18 2015
30 Prestige Trade Center[41] Karachi 17 2015
31 Dawood Center[42] Hyderabad 15 2014
32 Al Tijarah Center[43] Karachi 15 2014
33 Gateway Tower[44] Faisalabad 75 m (244 ft) 16 2015

On-hold buildings[edit]

This list includes the tallest buildings which are currently on-hold.

Name City Height Floors Year References
Mubarak Center Lahore 250 m (820 ft) 60 2016 [45]
Sheikh Zayed Center Tower 2 Lahore 205 m (673 ft) 45 2016 [46]
Grand Hyatt Islamabad Islamabad 200 m (656 ft) 45 2016 [46]
Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Tower Lahore 200 m (656 ft) 50 2016 [46]
InterContinental Hotel Lahore 150 m (492 ft) 38 2016 [46]
Alamgir Tower Lahore Lahore 137 m (449 ft) 31 2017 [45]
KASB Altitude[citation needed] Karachi 129 m (423 ft) 32
Kohinoor One Mall[citation needed] Faisalabad 100 m (328 ft) 22 2016 [46]
Corporate Tower[citation needed] Lahore +70 m (230 ft) 15 2016 [45]

Approved and proposed buildings[edit]

This is the list of Approved and proposed buildings in Pakistan.

Sr No Name City Height Floors Year References
1 Port Tower Complex Karachi 593.446 m (1,947 ft) 130 2020 [47]
2 Eiffel Tower Building (Islamabad) Islamabad 339 m (1,112 ft) 87 2019 [48]
3 Wak Tower Lahore +100 m (328 ft) 27 2016 [49]
4 Media Tower Islamabad 26 2017 [50]
5 Holiday Inn Islamabad +70 m (230 ft) 20 2015 [51]
6 DHA Haly Tower Lahore 17 2014 [52]
7 Capital Residencia Islamabad 15 2015 [53]
8 Zaitoon Tower Lahore 2015 [54]
9 CAA Tower Islamabad 2015 [55]

See also[edit]

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