Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Future of PHA apartments / flats in Shabbir Town Raiwind Road Lahore

What is future of PHA Flats Shabbir Town Lahore?
Is it good for investment point of view? 
What is current rental income?
And finally what is an average price of these flats ?

Hussain Kaisrani replied on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 03:41 AM PST

PHA Shabbir Town has two types of apartments:
B - Type (6 Marla apartment size approximately)
D - Type (3 Marla apartment size approximately)

Yes! It is a good investment if one has a B-Type apartment. The project is situated on main Raiwind Road Lahore and adjacent to Punjab University Employees Housing Scheme which is now on its final stage of development. Almost all the plots in Punjab University Project are of one kanal and are allotted to Professors.

University Of Lahore is also close by to B-Type Apartments. B-Type apartment has two approaches from Raiwind Road. The project is gated walled community, neat, clean and open as every apartment is a corner apartment. Also each plot has car parking facility as well as direct access to a park. This is a family oriented community.

The monthly rent is around Rs.12,000/= per month for a ground floor B - Type apartment.
Rs.25 Lac is an average price of a ground floor B - Type apartment.

All the utility connections (water, electricity and gas) are available.

D-Type apartment are not attracting investors due to its location and size. Moreover it is not a family oriented community as students are renting out these apartments.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Steel Grills on Glass Windows and Rules of Bahria Town Lahore

Steel grills on glass windows
Dear friends
I want to fix steel grills on all the glass windows of my house in Bahria Town Lahore. Can someone suggest some good workshop nearby and give little idea about the rates.
Does Bahria allow to put these protective grills outside or these should be fixed inside not disturbing the elevation. Tahnks

Hussain Kaisrani replied on Saturday, June 4, 2011 01:18 PM PST

Dear Limu,
Mubarik Ali (Ali Steel Works phone numbers 37592730, 03004248977 and email: is highly recommended person though his workshop is not nearby but his work can be seen in all over the
Bahria Town and Sukh Chayn Gardens. Simplicity with quality is his main edge but his rates may be on bit higher side. He is a professional and takes care of his commitments.
Bahria Town allows these protective grill inside but I have seen fixed outside as well which does not generally look good.

INFO replied on Saturday, June 4, 2011 02:09 PM PST


limu replied on Saturday, June 4, 2011 07:58 PM PST

Hussain Kaisrani sb, thank you so much for the info, you have always been very helpful.Would you recomend someone living in Bahria to go for such protective grills ?

@INFO, do the rates include painting charges also?

Khan replied on Saturday, June 4, 2011 08:22 PM PST

I second the recommendation of Mr.
Hussain Kaisrani. I took lead from him and got help from Mubarak of Ali Steel. I found him a rare specie. He is forthright and a satisfaction to deal with. I liked his tough bargaining stance which comes only from those who know what they are talking about.

Hussain Kaisrani replied on Sunday, June 5, 2011 03:04 AM PST

Thanks for your kind words.
I know many homes in
Bahria Town where Mubarik Ali Sahib's work can be checked. I am afraid that owners of these houses will not like it. you have seen my home in Ali Block and you can check my home in Safari Villas. It is now locked as my family is visiting UK nowadays but you can see the grills. The best option is to contact him directly. You may give him my reference if needed.

@Khan, Nice to hear from you about Mubarik of Ali Steel.

limu replied on Sunday, June 5, 2011 04:12 PM PST

Thanks a lot Kaisrani sb, i will do as suggested.

Amar replied on Sunday, June 5, 2011 06:43 PM PST

Dear All above,Mr.
Hussain Kaisrani, Mr. Limu and Mr. Khan,
I live abroad and nowadays planning to develop my 10M plot in Overseas Block Lahore. Would you please be kind enough to guide in the following: Please note that I would have all the construction done by someone trustworthy and well known to me.
1. Map approval - Does it require POA in the name of a person in Pakistan for seeking approval of Map from BT management. And also, how the procedure goes on. Let us assume that the drawings are made and are to be submitted.
2. Is my presence required for the earth breaking stage?
3. Would I be required by BT management for any other process during the construction?
4. What is the present price structure in BT?
5. How long (approx.)would it take to build a 10 marla double storey house?
6. Since it is corner plot, I saw a small cut in the drawing on corner of two roads. I am told it is as per bylaws of BT. Do I have to give away this much land for the corner for smooth flow of traffic?
I hope to be enlightened with answers of above questions. Would do a great deal of relief.
Allah bless you and best regards,

AG replied on Monday, June 6, 2011 03:14 PM PST


1. You can get your house design done by BT Design Studio or an Architect of your choice.
2. If you use an outside Architect the design will be reviewed & approved by BT before you submit it to Town office for approvel.
3. You can authorise a contractor or any other person to deal with BT on your behalf. You don't need to be at site during the construction.
3. Chamfering (Cut) on one corner of plot is a standard practice in all societies. You don't give away any land. It is for beauty & convenience of the house.
Construction cost varies from 1200/- to 1600/- PRs/Sq.Ft depending upon your choice.
5. A good contractor can complete your house in 6 months.


Khan replied on Monday, June 6, 2011 05:00 PM PST

Mr.AG is fairly realistic,except for the completion period.I can not imagine if a house can be completed (livable) in six months. He apparently is talking about gray structure ie skeleton ( not livable). The finishing may take another year easily. It is very important that you or some one who is going to live in that house, like your begum, should be actively involved in that stage. Spending money is an easier part of house construction. Difficult part is the financial and construction management which includes different contractors. You may not like, but most of them are very hard to manage.If you are authorizing your some relative to manage it on your behalf and you are sending your "easy earned" money, be very very careful.And be willing to face serious conflicts and misunderstanding. You may think that you and your relatives are different, but it is not so.They are all the same. As they call it " you have been warned". Allah bless you in your project.

Amar replied on Monday, June 6, 2011 08:01 PM PST

Dear Mr. AG & Mr.Khan,
Thank you for sparing some time for my queries. Points from both of you have been noted well. Mr. Khan is right about the difficult part of finishing in a house building. I would somehow manage this hardship of dealing with contractors as well as relatives. I have personally seen such incidents where brothers do not speak to each other after being involved in similar monetary activity.
I would have another question about chamfering(cut). Can I install the main gate of the boundary wall on this chamfer? Is is allowed by BT?
Thank you for you input.

khan replied on Monday, June 6, 2011 11:39 PM PST

no doubt its a gud scheme all aspects ..
Disadvantage is that too far from main road .
It will take around 8 year to develop/
we can say gud scheme but on bad location so
prices will not go to0 high after development and possession coz to far from main road.and also have doubt that water problem will arise.
rental income will also be low.

AG replied on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 02:42 AM PST


I feel proud of Pakistanis like you who dare to warn their brothers of the evils in our society & guard their interests. Well done.
May Allah (SWT) bless you.


Length of the chamfered part is usually not enough for the main gate.
You can have a small gate at this location, if you like to.

--------------- Courtesy:
Lahore Real Estate