Across Pakistan, development authorities such as CDA, LDA, RDA and other delegated government authorities have started operations against illegal housing societies, unapproved real estate projects and property encroachments within the cities. While the crackdown on illegal settlements was necessary to ensure planned development within cities, it has created a need for conducting your own research before buying any property

With this recent real estate development in Pakistan, the onus is now on the property investors and buyers to make sure that the property or real estate housing project in consideration has received necessary approvals from concerned government authorities.

Nonetheless, the concerned development authorities have not left their people unguided and directionless. To make things easier for the stakeholders of the real estate sector, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and other similar institutions that are looking after the real estate development activities in their respective regions have released a list of approved property developments on their official websites.

We have compiled a list of CDA – approved housing societies in Islamabad specifically for property investors and real estate buyers in the capital city of Pakistan. At the end of the list, we have also briefly touched upon the most popular real estate developments in the capital city.

A COMPLETE LIST OF CDA-APPROVED HOUSING SOCIETY

As per the official website of CDA, the following is the list of legal housing societies in Islamabad. Take a look to find out if your concerned housing society is approved or unapproved. Here, we will also like to mention that there are a few housing projects which are in the process of approval – but as long as the official NoC and CDA approval is not received it will not be mentioned in the list below

  • AGOCHS, Phase-I

  • AGOCHS, Phase-II

  • Al-Hamra Avenue

  • Al-Hamra Hills Agro Farming Scheme

  • Al-Makkah City

  • Agro Farming Scheme

  • FIA Park Enclave Housing Scheme

  • Grace Valley

  • Gulberg Greens Farm Housing Scheme

  • Gulberg Town

  • Margalla View Housing Scheme

  • Ministry of Interior Employees Co-operative Housing Society

  • Morgah City

  • Rahman Enclave Housing Scheme

  • River Garden

  • Tele Gardens Housing Scheme

  • Army Welfare Trust

  • Bahria Enclave Phase-I Housing Scheme

  • Bahria Enclave-II, Agro Farming Scheme

  • Bahria Enclave-II, Phase-II, Housing Scheme

  • Bahria Garden City

  • Gulshan-e-Rabia

  • Gulshan-e-Sehat

  • Islamabad Gardens

  • Islamabad Model Town

  • Jeddah Town

  • Multi Gardens, Phase-I

  • Multi Gardens, Phase-II

  • National Assembly Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NAECHS)

  • National Police Foundation

  • Roshan Pakistan (RP) Corporation Housing Scheme

  • WWF Labor Colony

  • Bahria Town (Phase-III-E & IV)

  • Bahria Town (Phase-VII-E)

  • Bahria Town, Phase VII

  • Bahria Town, Phase-II, III, V & VI

  • Cabinet Division Employees Co-operative Housing Society

  • Jinnah Garden, Phase-I

  • Jinnah Garden, Phase-II

  • Jinnah Town

  • Kashmir Gardens Farming Scheme

  • Naval Anchorage

  • New Islamabad Garden

  • OPF Housing Scheme

  • Pakistan Medical Cooperative Housing Scheme

  • Senate Avenue

  • Services Co-operative Housing Society

  • Zaraj Housing

  • Capital Enclave

  • CBR Town

  • Engineers Co-operative

  • Engineers Housing Scheme

  • Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)

  • Federation of Employees

  • Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase (Extension)

  • Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase-I

  • Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase-II

  • Pakistan Navy Farms, Simly Dam Road, Islamabad

  • Paradise City

  • Park View City Housing Scheme

  • Parliamentarians Enclave

  • Soan Gardens

  • Supreme Court Employees Housing Scheme

If you have invested in any one of the above-mentioned legal housing societies in Islamabad, then you do not have to worry about the future of your investment property.  However, if you are planning to buy a property in a residential housing project other than the list provided above, then make sure that it doesn’t have any legitimacy issues to avoid any risks involved.

On a side note, if you are a commercial investor in the capital city, you should know about Beacon One. The project is approved by all concerned authorities and is one of the most successful property ventures by Beacon Investment.

Beacon One is a small-scale mixed-use development which aims to redefine standards of workspaces in Pakistan. It is set to emerge from the prime location Bahria Paradise. If you want to learn more about this groundbreaking project, read our detailed post on Beacon One — the upcoming dream corporate destination in Islamabad.

You can also read more about LDA Approved Housing Societies.