An Area Guide to DHA, Karachi

DHA Karachi

Defence Housing Authority (DHA) is one of Karachi’s most modern, updated, socialised and prestigious housing societies. Covering a total land area of about 8838 acres, DHA Karachi has a total of 8 phases, offering high-quality services and facilities. 

Close proximity to Clifton Beach and Sea View adds up to its high value and demand, thus making it one of the most expensive areas of Karachi. DHA Karachi is not only in high demand because of its professional and exact design but also because of its well-managed, regulated, and expert management.

DHA Karachi hosts many events, including the largest flower show in Pakistan. Society is home to many international-styled, elite and modern clubs, hosting many sports and recreational activities. Get to know DHA Quetta.

 

History of DHA Karachi

In March 1953, a housing society known as the Defence Housing Society was founded by a group of retired army officers who were concerned about Pakistan’s future living standards.

After presidential directives were issued in 1981, the government took over this very housing complex and gave the charge of DHA Karachi to the Corps Commander.

 

Religious Places in DHA, Karachi

DHA Karachi strongly supports all religious activities in complete freedom, as well as all minorities who live there. In DHA Karachi, a huge number of mosques have been built in diverse areas to ensure that every resident may easily say the obligatory prayers.

Some of the most famous mosques in DHA Karachi are:

  • Ayesha Masjid
  • Jamia Masjid Auliya
  • Fatima Masjid
  • Masjid-e-Khadija Tul Kurba
  • Masjid-e-Faizan-e-Islami
  • Jamia Masjid Abdul Aziz
  • Jamia Masjid Noor-ul-Islam

Masjid-e-Tooba, which is the largest single domed mosque in the world, is also located in Phase 2 of DHA Karachi. The Mosque has a total capacity of 5000 worshippers.

Apart from the mosques, DHA Karachi is also home to many churches and other religious places:

  • Church of Christ
  • Thomas’ Church
  • Anthony’s Parish
  • Newlife Technological Seminary
  • Andrews Church
  • Shree Darbar
  • Samantha Dham
  • Shri Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple

 

Marketplaces in DHA, Karachi

There are many marketplaces in different phases of Karachi. These markets consist of clothing shops, restaurants, pharmacies, banks, and supermarts. The markets in DHA are known as ‘commercial’ and are named after their respective area.

The major commercials in DHA Karachi include:

  • Badar Commercial
  • Bahria Commercial
  • Bukhari Commercial
  • Saba Commercial
  • Rahat Commercial
  • Peninsula Commercial
  • Khadda Market

Restaurants in DHA Karachi

In DHA Karachi, there are many available options for eating and munching. There are many Pakistani, Indian, and fast-food restaurants serving delicious cuisines. 

 

DHA Karachi

Some of the most popular restaurants in DHA Karachi include:

  • Kolachi
  • Rotisserie
  • Angeethi – Shahbaz DHA
  • Jardin
  • Nawab’s Dynasty
  • Hot N Spicy Restaurant
  • Cafeela Restaurant
  • Gazebo Restaurant
  • Nando’s

Hospitals in DHA Karachi

DHA Karachi is home to some of Karachi’s best hospitals – both private and public – which are equipped with the latest medical technology and cater to patients from all over the city.

 

DHA Karachi

 

Here are some of the best hospitals in the area:

  • PNS Shifa Hospital
  • Ziauddin Hospital
  • DHA Medical Centre
  • Sir Syed Hospital
  • Metropolis Health
  • KMC Hospital

Public Transport in DHA Karachi

Almost every resident of DHA has their own private transportation or commute through ride-hailing services. But still, there are many buses passing DHA Karachi, completing several routes, and covering different parts of the city. These routes include W30, X10, W21, Z2, Gulistan Coach, and the famous Aiwan Coach.

 

DHA Karachi

Following are some of the bus stops in DHA Karachi

  • Qayyumabad
  • Defence View
  • Iqra Bus Stop
  • M-1 Bus Stop
  • Gizri Bus Stop
  • KPT Underpass
  • Warraich Express
  • JolSol Bus Stop
  • Madina Stop
  • Submarine Chowk

Price Trends in DHA Karachi

Whether you are looking for commercial plots, an apartment for rent or a house for rent in DHA Karachi, you will find plenty of options to choose from. Following are the tables that enlist the price trends in this neighbourhood.

DHA Phase 8

Following are the average sale prices of residential and commercial plots and in phase 8 of DHA, Karachi.

Residential Plots

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 2.8 Crores
120 3.25 Crores
300 4 Crores
500 85 Million
1000 140 Million

Commercial Plots

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 Rs. 7 Crores
200 Rs. 23 Crores

 

DHA Phase 5, 6 & 7

Following are the average sale prices of residential and commercial plots and properties in phase 5, 6 & 7 of Defense Housing Society, Karachi.

Residential Plots in DHA Karachi

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
500 7 Crores
600 8.75 Crores
666 9.25 Crores
1000 13 Crores

Commercial Plots in DHA Karachi

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 5 Crores
200 12 Crores
300 20 Crores

Residential Built-up

House

Following table enlists the average prices of houses for sale in DHA Karachi Phase 5, 6 and 7.

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
500 8 Crores
600 11 Crores
666 12 Crores
1000 16 Crores

Apartment

Following table enlists the average prices of flats for sale in DHA Karachi.

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
450 60 Lacs
900 1 Crore
1150 1.2 Crore
1500 1.4 Crore

 

Commercial Built-up

Shop

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
300 1 Crore
750 2.5 Crores
1000 5 Crores

 

Office

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
500 Sqft 70 Lacs
1020 Sqft 2 Crores

 

DHA Phase 1, 2 & 2ext

Listed below are the average sale prices of residential and commercial plots and properties in phase 1, 2 and 2ext of Defense Housing Society, Karachi.

Residential Plots

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 2.5 Crores
120 2.8 Crores
200 3.8 Crores
500 8.5 Crores
1000 12 Crores
2000 32 Crores

Commercial Plots

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 6 Crores
200 22 Crores

Residential Built-up

House

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 3 Crores
120 3.9 Crores
200 4.5 Crores
500 11 Crores
1000 16 Crores
2000 35 Crores

Apartment

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
550 60 Lacs
950 80 Lacs
1400 1.5 Crores
1800 2.1 Crores

 

Commercial Built-up

Office

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
700 1.4 Crore
900 1.8 Crore
1800 3.6 Crores

Shop

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
200 70 Lacs
550 1.93 Crore
1000 3 Crores
1650 14.85 Crores

Building

Size (sq. ft.) Avg Sale Price (in Rupees)
100 8 Crores
200 25 Crores

Apart from the plots and built-up properties for sale, you will also find budget-friendly options for the apartments for rent in DHA Karachi.

Emergency Contacts

Emergency Places Contact Information
Edhi Ambulance 115
Civil Hospital 992 15960
Edhi Welfare Centre 241 3232
Police Emergency 15
Rescue Service 1122
Aga Khan University Hospital 493 0051
Lawyers for Human Rights and Legal Aid 568 5824
521 9902

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