Al-Fateh Store Opening Soon

Yes, you heard it right! Here is the most thrilling news for the residents of Bahria Town and all those who are the frequent shoppers of Al-Fateh departmental store. And I was thinking lately, how can we miss this oldest and the most famous departmental store in Bahria Town? Well, better late than never! Now, finally, one of the most extravagant and pioneer departmental stores of Lahore, Al-Fateh is now setting-up to open its new branch in Bahria Town. We all know that this flagship store has a humongous range of commodities, from home furnishings, beds, cushion, and kitchenware to men and women fashion, beauty essentials and electronic products. And, a luxury heaven for all high-end major international brands. Al-Fateh has several flagship stores across Lahore and recently at the start of this week they’ve also opened its another branch in H block, Phase-1, DHA. 

 

Where Al-Fateh Is opening:

Well, almost a year ago, someone told Mr.Nabeel that Al-Fateh bought more than 2 kanals land somewhere near to Sector- F and planning to build their own plaza similar to give a similar shopping experience like the one located at Hussain Chowk. At the time, we tried to confirm the news but there weren’t any grounds for that rumor. I skipped writing about this rumour. Coming next, a few days back again news were circulating referring to the official opening of Al-Fateh Store without any authentic confirmation. So, after a little deep digging the news is verified now. And, I went to the location last week and the picture of the building is also attached where Al-Fateh store is coming. 

 

The Al-Fateh Store will open soon at Nishtar Heights, Main Boulevard, Nishtar Block, Sector E, near to Clock Chowk and Eiffel Tower. The Nishtar Heights consists of 7 to 8 floors including parking floor and basement. The complete ground floor of Nishtar Heights was occupied by different property dealers but now they all are re-locate and Al-Fateh took the possession. One of the guys who was working there told me that initially, Al-Fateh’s management took only two floors basement and ground floor, maybe they will go for whole building later but it is not confirmed yet. 

 

When To Open: 

Well, they set the ball rolling and started the renovation work already. According to them, they’re planning to open it as soon as possible perhaps before Eid or at Chand Raat. But the current situation out there doesn’t go with their planning and I believe approximately it will take one and a half month more. You will hear from us soon about its official opening date. 

 

It is always fascinating to have a mainstream departmental store like Al-Fateh, Jalal Sons, Green Valley, Victoria, and others. But, meanwhile, the only odds I feel for the other dozens of departmental stores in Bahria Town is that after having these bigger names, the smaller ones will face major effects and the sales volume will eventually decrease. So, how can small size stores will survive in the shadow of this significant store? Share your thoughts on it in the comment section. 

Yellow Products Mobile Shop

Eagle Mall in Sector B itself is a roof for hundreds of mobile and computer shops where you could buy all types of accessories, old and new phones and repairing labs. However, every other week new mobile shops have been popping up at different locations. You may easily find out a mobile shops at walking distance away from your resident and I really don’t feel the urge to write about every new mobile shop. But, most of the times I’ve observed that despite having several options you couldn’t get the stuff which you’re looking for and you have to check other available shops. So, posting about each mobile shop will also help few of us.

 

Yellow Products mobile & computer accessories is active now. This shop is offering all kinds of calling cards, easy-loads, local and imported accessories for mobile and computers, new and old mobile phones etc. Yellow products is located at ground floor, Metro Gulf Centre, Sector C,  commercial zone near to Bahria Golf & Country Club.

 

Timings:

Opening time: 10:00 AM.

Closing time: 11:00 PM.

For more details:

0335-4297163

‭The Consultants Medical & Dental

Here is another quick update of a newly opened medical and dental consultant which is established a few days back in Sector D. There are around 10 to 14 experienced dentists in Bahria Town that have been practicing their expertise at different locations to take care of your teeth. You can get all their contact details in the telephone directory.

 

The Consultants(Medical & Dental) offering all services related to dentistry including Implants, Braces, Cosmetic Dentistry included Teeth Whitening, Bonding, Veneers, and Tooth Reshaping. The contact details are mentioned below to get an appointment and more information. 

 

Charges:

The Consultants(Medical & Dental) charge Rs 500/- for a general check-up which is I think less than many other dentists in Bahria Town. 

 

Timings:

In Ramadan timings are between 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM and it would be changed after Ramadan. 

 

Location: 

The Consultants(Medical & Dental) is located at main road, Shop no 8, CC block, Sector D, near to Mcdonald’s. 

 

Contact number:

0324 4920279

Sports Icon Opening Soon

If you’re into different sports activities or your kids are always obstinate to buy more and more sports equipment no matter how much they already have. Then, you will agree with the fact that there are very bounded choices for sports equipment shops. A few departmental stores have a limited range of sports equipment and I think other than departmental stores, Liberty Sports is merely an option in Bahria Town that has a complete range of sports equipment(located at Jasmine Block near Jasmine Mall). And before writing, I’ve checked that there isn’t any listed option for sports shops in the telephone directory. So, I will update all the available options in Bahria Town from where you can get sports equipment after reconnaissance on it.

 

Sports Icon is another sports equipment shop which is opening soon in Bahria Town. I contacted them today and the owner told me that it will be opened after one week. They will sell all kinds of local and imported sports equipment and sports clothing. You will get more details here along with the pictures of product range after its official opening. 

 

Location:

Sports Icon is located at 98-B, Sector C, commercial zone, next to Ashely Furnitures and near to TGM and Bahria Golf & Country Club. Earlier at this location Vista Travel & Tours was active. 

 

For more details:

0300 9619198

Curves Boutique

It is obvious that during Ramadan and before Eid the shopping for both clothes and food become a ritual. But, why there are too many local clothing brands and boutiques started opening just before Eid? I mean how new boutiques can grab customer’s attention when people have already planned for Eid. And, there is no doubt that people spend loads of money on clothes before Eid but they won’t try anything new so easily unless they would see something unique and vital as compared to other brands that they’ve already tried. 

 

For any new opening it would take time to develop their value proposition and people will gradually see, hear and feel the potential of any newly opened boutique. I am saying all this because in a last few days I’ve seen 3 to 4 boutiques has opened in Town and the same thing had happened last year and in the previous years. However, these new boutiques openings still seems fascinating but they should have opened it before Ramadan or Eid to buy more time and to stable their business. It is my concern which I was thinking lately so do share your thoughts in comments how you see these opening mainly before Eid. 

 

Well, after opening of the tailoring studio, a ladies bou tique ‘Curves’ has opened yesterday in Sector D. You can get your hands on all types of ladies, kids and men clothes, along with other accessories. They’re also providing stitching services for both men and women. Here are the stitching charges by Curves mentioned below:

 

Men: Rs 850 for simple Shalwar Kurta.
Women: Rs 750 for simple stitching.

 

Note: Prices will be changed according to the designs and stitching. 

 

Location:

Curves boutique is located at main road, Plaza no.  6, CC Block, Sector D. Next to Tobacco king and near to Mcdonald’s. 

 

Timings: 

Opening Time: 12:00 PM.
Closing Time: 12:00 AM.

 

For more information:
0331 4763756

Ghous Pak Travel & Tours

Nearly 10 to 12 travel & tours companies have been operating in Bahria Town and all of them are offering high-quality visa services, Umrah packages, and ticketing services. You can check the details of available travel & tours by clicking here. Not long ago, Vista travel & tours permanently closed which was open for business last year in November. 

 

Now, another travel & tours company has opened a few days ago by the name of Ghous Pak travel & tours. They’re providing visit visa services for all countries, Umrah services and packages, and tickets of all airlines. Here are the contact details mentioned below:

 

Location:

Ghous Pak travel & tours is located at Metro Gulf Centre, Tulip extension block, Sector C, Commercial zone near to Bahria Golf & Country Club. 

 

Timings: 

Opening time: 9:00 AM.
Closing time: 5:00 PM.

 

For more details:

0322-5405555

The Tailoring Studio

The opening ceremony of The Tailoring Studio was held on Tuesday, 15th May. Though there are around 20 to 25 tailors in Bahria Town that offers stitching services. But, most of them are for ladies and few of them offers stitching services for men. The Tailoring Studio is specifically for men’s stitching and stocks up all types of local and imported fabric. Well, the attention towards tailors is nothing new in Ramadan and if your own tailor is fastidious again to accept your stitching order like every year and telling you that he will deliver your clothes after Eid then visit The Tailoring Studio. Because I’ve talked to them and the bookings are open for Eid with a discount offer which is mentioned below:

 

Ramadan Offer:

Due to Ramadan and its official opening in Bahria Town, the tailoring studio is offering 15% discount on stitching services and on a limited range of fabric. This discount offer will valid till the end of Ramadan. 

 

Stitching Charges:

They charged Rs 1,200/- and after discount, it would be Rs 1,000/-.

 

Location:

The Tailoring Studio is located in Metro Gulf Centre, Ground floor, 213 Side B, Sector C, commercial zone. Opposite to Bahria Golf & Country Club and near to Croasta 11 restaurant. 

 

For more details:
0307 4124996

Ramadan Mubarak!

The Messenger of Allah (saw) addressed his companions on the last day of Sha`ban, saying, “Oh people! A great month has come over you; a blessed month; a month in which is a night better than a thousand months; month in which Allah has made it compulsory upon you to fast by day, and voluntary to pray by night. Whoever draws nearer (to Allah) by performing any of the (optional) good deeds in (this month) shall receive the same reward as performing an obligatory deed at any other time, and whoever discharges an obligatory deed in (this month) shall receive the reward of performing seventy obligations at any other time. It is the month of patience, and the reward of patience is Heaven. It is the month of charity, and a month in which a believer’s sustenance is increased. Whoever gives food to a fasting person to break his fast, shall have his sins forgiven, and he will be saved from the Fire of Hell, and he shall have the same reward as the fasting person, without his reward being diminished at all.” [Sahih Bukhari].

 

Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness” (Quran 2:183).

 

As the auspicious month of Ramadan starts, may all of us find peace in this month and all our prayers are answered. And I hope that this Ramadan will be a beautiful one with plenty of ’ilm & taqwa. 

 

Happy Ramadan to all the readers!

TGM TAZA Ramadan Offer

The Great Mall has a separate department of fresh fruits and vegetables along with meat by the name of TGM TAZA. This time, TGM TAZA has another Ramadan offer for the residents. They’re now offering fresh vegetables at discounted prices:

 

  • Tomatoes: Rs 8/-
  • Onion: Rs 19/-
  • Potato: Rs 14/-

 

These discounted prices are very low as I purchased tomatoes yesterday at Rs 30/- per kg and the price of onion was Rs 25/- per kg. So, you can get these vegetables in less than a half price as compared to the market’s rates. It’s a limited time offer and only valid for one day on 16th May.

 

The Great Mall is located at Tulip block, 208-B, Sector C, commercial zone in front of Bahria Golf & Country Club. 

 

For more details:

0348-4504445

Update On Internet Up-Gradation

Internet services is one of the prime issues in Bahria Town since the very start but now it seems like that this exasperating problem will be settled and you will experience the uninterrupted and upgraded internet services soon. Mr. Waqas Tariq(who is the regular follower of this blog) has provided the information regarding the current situation of up-gradation of the internet which is mentioned below. 

  1. Fiber distribution boxes are being added (27 of them) to different sectors, mainly located in gardens. Like for example, there is one in the garden near to Bahria School near Moor chawk.
  1. They have started digging to lay fiber if you see the main boulevard, the left side of the main boulevard at service road on house ramps has all being dug up.
  1. Bahria Cable wala will also be offering FTTN/E (Fiber To the Node and then Ethernet) internet very soon.
  1. I was talking to the guy and they are going to launch services in a month or so. They will offer the service using the internet/backbone of National Broadband (the subsidiary of CyberNet).
  1. National Broadband is a subsidiary CyberNet created to work with local service providers.
  1. Initially, the offering will be a maxi 10Mbps, which NB will update in the future as they have done in Karachi (up to 50Mbps).
  1. Note that I know it’s NB backend the service structure is the same, he is not naming NB right now.
  1. PTCL FTTN digging has started to energize all the boxes they have installed. 

Well, I am also planning to visit PTCL office in person to get all the other basic details. So, I will share more information here anytime soon.