Bahria Town


Founded in late-1990s, it established its first gated community in southern Rawalpindi on the Grand Trunk Road, which by mid-2000s had expanded into nine phases divided into two compounds.[1] Its second gated community opened in Lahore, which is influenced by Greco-Roman culture, and is built in Southern Lahore. In 2015, it launched the Bahria Town Karachi, the largest of its gated communities, while Bahria Enclave Islamabad (launched in 2013) is the smallest of them.[2][3] Most of these communities are large towns in their own right, its oldest community in Rawalpindi spans over 16,000 hectares (40,000 acres).[4] The under-construction Bahria Town Karachi spans over 16,000 hectares (40,000 acres) and it is the largest privately owned residential community in the country.[5] Combined, its projects have the capacity to house over a million people.[6]

Apart from gated towns, the company owns several shopping complexes including the Mall of Lahoreand the under-construction Mall of Islamabad, chain of cinemas under the brand of Cine Gold, a chain of supermarkets under the banner of Green Valley Hypermarket and skyscrapers including the Bahria Icon Tower, which is the tallest in Pakistan.[7][8][9][10]With over 100,000 employees, the group also is the developer of Grand Jamia Mosque, Lahore, which is the seventh largest in the world, and is constructing the third largest mosque in Karachi.[11][12][13] The under-construction Rafi Cricket Stadium when completed will also be the largest in the country.[14][15] On November 2016, Bahria entered into a contract with Hyatt to develop four properties across Pakistan, including two golf resort‘s, worth combined $600 million. The properties would be owned by Bahria.[16]

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