Al-Baik Milk & Foods

The trend of dairy shops has changed and there is no doubt in it, mostly dairy shops in Bahria Town also adopted the new patterns and standards. But, still finding a hygienic and atleast near to a pure ‘Dairy Shop’ is way too hard. And everyone is more concerned about the purity and un-mixed dairy products. Though, everyone claimes that they are selling 100% pure dairy products. However, only few names are note-worthy which are close enough providing better quality of dairy products. Organica Milk Shop, Adil Mik Shop, Hamza Milk Farm etc are the few names (haven’t tried all the options yet). You can also check the complete list of ‘Fresh Milk Shops’ in telephone directory.

 

Recently, in two months more than four dairy shops are opened in Bahria Town. For now, another shop has opened approximately twenty days ago, by the name of ‘Al-Baik Milk and Foods’. It is owned and manged by ‘Al-Baik Dairies’. They claimed that, their milk is totally pure and they only sell that milk which is extracted within last 24 hours. And the milk extracted, stored and packed by computerised machines. Moreover, no humans and any manual way is included in all the procedure. They are also selling Deesi Ghee, Desi Eggs, Yogurt, Almond Milk, Fresh farm Cream and Lassi. Free home delivery is also available for the residents. Secondly, you can also fill below form for home delivery and drop it to their shop only once.

Prices:

  • Milk: Rs 100/- per liter.
  • Desi Ghee: Rs 1000/- Kg.
  • Yogurt: Rs 100/- Kg.
  • Farm Cream: Rs 400/- Kg.
  • Desi Eggs: Rs 180/-
  • Lassi: Rs 60/-
  • Almond Milk Bottle: Rs 60/-

 

Timings:
Opening time: 7:00 am.
Closing time: 10:00 pm.

 

Location:

‘Al-Baik Milk and Foods’ is located at 100-A sector C, commercial zone.

For more details and delivery:
0308-5551111

Upto 70% Off At Ideas

Ideas by Gul Ahmed is a renowned brand for Men, Women and Kids. They have wide range of Fabrics, Home Textile and Accessories almost at every outlet. One of their branch is also located at Bahria Town in Jasmine Mall(Ground floor) sector C, Commercial zone near Talwar Chowk.

 

They are now going to offer 70% discount nationwide. So this discount is also for Bahria Town residents. This discount offer will start from 24th November, and it might end after 2 weeks.

 

They have another 70% discount offer for two days, 21st November and 22nd November. This offer is only valid for UBL, HBL, Faysal Bank and Al-Falah Bank card holders. You can avail this offer at Bahria Town outlet.

 

For more details:
111-143-327

Alternate Routes In Bahria Town

I was and somehow still, way too stressed and disturbed by the traffic congestion issues at Shahkam Chowk. Since I am the resident of Bahria Town, the major and foremost drawback that I observed is the chaotic condition at Shahkam Chowk. Whenever I have to enter or exit Bahria Town it takes a lot of time to think, which way I should prefer (sometimes I succeed and most of the time I lose). Due to this, I also schedule and limit my unnecessary traveling if I have to use Shahkam Chowk route. And I believe that everyone is familiar with this hindrance which we have to face whether we are entering or exiting Bahria Town from Shahkam Chowk. And the struggle to pass through it could not be more real for us. In addition, residents of Punjab Co-operative society, Canal Gardens and Sukh-chan gardens are also on the same boat with Bahria Town to cope this hurdle of Shahkam Chowk.

Bahria Town Policy:

First of all, I want to mention  that Bahria Town has a separate department, of Road networks and Traffic management. This department not only work within Bahria Town but also for surrounding areas of Bahria Town. And it is one of their policy to do such voluntary projects which are beneficial for their residents and other people living near Bahria Societies.

I have also witnessed the above policy many times, where ever Bahria Town projects are located. They always try to make changes outside of Bahria Territory, it includes construction of main roads, underpasses and bridges that connects to Bahria Town.

Few Examples:

Karachi’s Clifton Flyovers and underpasses developed by Bahria Town. It is one of the Pakistan’s mega and only project that was  developed by Bahria Town itself. The project not only provide clear and smooth way for the Bahria Town Karachi residents, but also contribute to solve the enormous traffic issues for many other surrounding areas. Similar projects were undertaken at Medical & Education City near Ferozpur road, they carpeted all the roads that connect to this society. Bahria Town have done every possible thing to provide ease and convenience to its residents. Well, as a matter of fact, this policy has failed at Shahkam issue so far.

Dispute At Shahkam Bridge:

If you ever wonder why is this issue taking too much time to construct a bridge or why Bahria Town have not done something for it. Even though, it is just a matter of days for Bahria to resolve this issue. Well, last year I also heared that the Government has approved the construction of a bridge on Shahkam Chowk. However, up till now there are no signs of it, no one is sure as to when the construction will take place. My brother told me that, the bridge or underpass is surely expected and Bahria Town management is working on it. But, the real hurdle that is stopping the construction of bridge, is the Shahkam Industries. Because, the land opposite to ShahKam industries is owned by Shahkam group and they are not ready to leave it. So, strangely enough this dispute is not going to settle any time soon. Either we have to wait patiently or consider other routes that are already available.

Few Steps Taken By Bahria Town:

Unfortunately and sadly Shahkam Chowk is the main entrance of Bahria Town. Every time I cross Shahkam Chowk, it seems that there are peak-hours. In early days, like four to five years ago we did not expected that it will be some serious choking issues and overloading traffic at Shahkam Chowk. Its been years that no proper steps have been taken to resolve the traffic issue out there. Though, in the start of this year, Bahria Town management did a little work and got some space from Imeprial College side to widened and construct the canal road. However, it was not as fruitful as we thought. Secondly, the number of traffic wardens also increased, around six traffic wardens and two to three guards of Bahria Town enggaged in controlling the traffic flow. Thirdly and most importantly, Bahria Town worked on different substitute ways which helped us a lot.

Other Connecting Routes:

There is no doubt we all need clear and time saving way through Shahkam Chowk and it is the most common route for almost all the residents. And no one wants to spend their time hours just to cross this obstacle of Bottle-neck Shahkam Chowk. Well, I looked into this tormenting situation with a great interest and tried to find out every possible solution for it to share.

Luckily, there are other substitute ways in Bahria Town too, many of us are well-aware with other ways and might be some of us are not. But this information would be helpful for those who haven’t accustomed with it yet.

Jaliana Exit & Entrance:

Well, according to me Jaliana exit and entrance is one of the most convenient and easy substitute way out. I personally use this way most of the times. After traffic overloading issue at Shahkam, in start of this year, Bahria Town management made some changes on Jaliana exit. Somehow, this route works but not as much as we required. At Jaliana exit they have made few changes last year:

 

  1. Carpeted the road to Dream Gardens.
  2.  Opened both sides of Jaliana for exit and entrance.
  3. Placed two guards on both sides of the bridge. So that, one way traffic can move on the bridge.

Advantage of this Route:

This route is a little longer to reach canal road, but it surely saves the time that is wasted at Shahkam Chowk instead.

 

  • This route will connect you to Raiwind Road crossing Dream Gardens Society.
  • You can easily enter to Jubliee and Izmir Town via this route, which leads you to the main canal road.
  • Same route can be used if you are coming from Thokar via canal road to enter Bahria Town using bridge towards Jaliana.

Golf View Or Nargis Block Exit:

The second most appropriate way is Golf view exit through Nargis Block. You may face some traffic at Jaliana at certain times, but this Golf view exit is always clear and it will save much of your time. This route was basically constructed to connect Bahria Town to Bahria Orchard. And I observed that many people are now using this route from last few months.

Bahria carpeted the roads till ‘BeaconHouse National University’. A small patch of road is not constructed where you can face slow moving.

 

  • It will take four to five minutes after entering Nargis Block to connect you ‘Mirza Chowk’ and then ‘Adda Plot’.
  • This route will also help you to take Ring road.
  • Shaukat Khanam, Wapda Town, Valencia Society, DHA Rehbar and other surrounding areas are easily accessible through this route.

Sector F or Tipu Sultan block Exit:

Sector F or Tipu Sultan block exit is the third most suitable path. Well, this route takes a little longer to  exit from Bahria Town, but it  is quite suitable for the residents of  Sector E and Sector F. While exiting Tipu sultan block the road is extremely wide and carpeted till the end which passing through Sui Gas Housing society.

 

  • This route will lead  you towards ‘Jaati Umra’ and further Raiwind Road.
  • Sector F exit is only suitable for those who have to travel to the other side of the city.
  • It is one of the most clear and peaceful route with a very low traffic flow.

Sikandar Block Exit Sector F:

Sector F has another exit from Sikandar block. This passage will link you to the main Multan Road via passing through NFC 2 society.

Sukh-Chan Garden Route:

Sukh Chan Gardens has two entrances, one side is at main Canal road adjacent to Bahria Town and other gate of Sukh Chan Garden opens at main Multan Road. But, there is another way and mostly people are unfamiliar of it. That route links  you to Multan Road near to Punjab Co-operative society main gate. If you are coming from Bahria Town and take the service lane of Canal road from Sukh Chan Gate onwards. After 500 to 700 meters you can have left turn, then it will open to Multan Road. But that service road is not wide enough and is usually not clear.

EE Block Near Overseas B:

I have not used this route yet, and do not know how long it is. But this route can also be used to reach main Multan road, through EE block near to Overseas B.

Rafi Block:

There is another exit through Rafi Block, the roads are unmattled  on  this way. But now this route has closed temporarily, it was also used to reach Multan road. I have seen ‘Work in Progess’ board where road has blocked, might be this way open again after a few days.

 

Well, we have these seven different routes to and from Bahria Town. But they are still insufficient because most of the routes certainly gives a decent approach to Multan Road and Raiwind Road. For the time being, only Jaliana and Golf View exit are somehow substitute for the Shahkam Chowk. Nevertheless, which ever way I chose I never reached anywhere on time. So, the only hassel-free way we need is the Shahkam Chowk.

 

Earlier in this post I mentioned that, we heared almost a year ago about the construction of a bridge. Its been more than a year now and seen no signs of it. But the positive hope is still there and I am winding up this post by leaving a good news here. In July this year, LDA has approved a bridge/underpass for Shahkam Chowk and allocated Rs 100 Million for this project. And there are rumors the construction of bridge/underpass at Shahkam chowk will start in the start of next year.

Fri-Chicks Shifted Again

It is the second time for Fri-Chicks, they moved again at another location within the Bahria Town. It first opened in Bahria Town about three years ago, and within three years they have already changed three different locations.

First location:

In 2014, Fri-Chicks opened its first branch in Umer Block main road, commercial area, near second entrance of Safari Villas.

Second location:

In start of this year, they moved to the second location, at sector E, facing Eiffle Tower.

Current location:

Fri-Chicks is still facing Eiffle Tower and located at Quid Block, Sector E. But now they shifted to two buildings before the previous one.

Fri-Chicks changed its first location from Umer Block to Sector E, due to failing enough customer’s attraction. The reason of again changing its location is the settlement and rent issues with the building owner.

 

Zest Restaurant Second Branch

Zest Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurant in Bahri Town, that is still serving to the residents. Other than that, they are also offering event management and catering services within Bahria Town and other surrounding areas. It is located at 198-B, Sector C commercial zone. They have all kinds of Desi, Fast food and Chinese cuisines in their menu. To check all eat-out places in Bahria Town click here.

 

Now Zest restaurant is going to open its second branch within Bahria Town. As it can be seen in the above picture, they are going to open it by the name of ‘Zest 2’. All of its products are same as branch 1. Almost all the interior, exterior work has completed. It will not take more than 1 or 2 days to finally open it again. Furthermore, they have no plans to offer any discounts yet at the time of opening.

 

Location:

Zest 2 restaurant is located at 32-C, Side B commercial zone sector C. It is adjacent to Sunmit Bank, near to Briyani Master and opposite to Bin Bakar Electronics.

 

For more details:
‭0306 8967672‬
‭0331 3766564‬

Aleena’s Beauty Saloon

 

A new Ladies Salon by the name of ‘Aleena’s Beauty Saloon’ has opened about a week ago. Now, with the opening of this new ladies saloon, there are approximately thirty-five to fourty ladies salons are currently active in whole Bahria Town. You can easily find it at every possible location or you can check our telephone directory for this, along with the complete address and contact numbers.

Timings:

Opening time: 11:00 am.
Closing time: 10:00 pm.

Location:

Aleena’s Beauty Saloon is located at City Tower, Talwar chowk near Jasmine Mall, sector C commercial zone.

For more details:
0308-5760749

Chenone Opening Soon

I am always positive about the fact that Bahria Town still need more names in its market to make a complete stopping place for shopping. Currently, clothing and apparel brands lack in number, but the number of such brands are gradually increasing in Bahria Town. Few of them have already entered and many big names are still anticipated and will step in future. Well, for now there is another big name that is opening its door for the residents of Bahria Town. Yesterday, when I was enroute to Tulip block near Biryani Master, I saw the banner and got to know that ‘Chenone’ is next now.

 

Almost everyone is familiar with the name of Chenone in Pakistan. But those who do not have the exact idea about it, its not just an apparel brand. Chenone is a subsidiary brand of Chenab group and they are offering wide range of foot wear, Bed Linen, Kitchen Accessories, Furniture and Home textile. It first started in 1997, and it is now one of the largest chain in Pakistan with more than 50 outlets. Chenone stores are established in all most all the cities nationwide.

 

When to open:

If you visit any Chenone store than you will find out that mostly Chenone stores have secured spacious area. Because all of their products are available under one roof. Well, if you look at the above picture it seems like that this whole building is for Chenone. But they will only get 2 or 3 floors from this whole building. For the time being only grey structure has completed, still all the renovation, interior and exterior work is yet to be completed. The main point is when will it open, they said that they’re trying to open it by the end of November and there is no exact date have been announced yet. But according to the current situation I believe it will take one more month to finally open its door in Bahria Town. I will definitely update here about the final date of its opening whenever I get to know about it.

 

Location:

Generally, most of the Chenone stores are not located within the premises of any Mall, and you won’t find it with other brands. They always go for a separate place for their stores, so it is obvious that they aren’t going to open it in Jasmine Mall. It is located at Tulip Block, sector C commercial Zone, near to Briyani Master and also adjacent to Bin Bakar Electronics. Few minutes drive away from Bahria Golf & Country Club and opposite to Grand Jamya Mosque.

Vista International Travel & Tours

In Bahria Town, we have all major and utterly important services, like Health to Entertainment facilities, IT services to Security system, Hospital, Education facilities. Each and everything is available in town that meets the diverse and changing needs of residents. Ultimately, all these things make us more secure, comfortable and accessible to everything within our comfort zone. No doubt, while having these much-needed facilities we do not have to go far away from Bahria Town. In the list of all facilities, ‘Travel & Tour’ services are also way too important to be near by us. Therefore, we can easily find different Travel & tour offices in Bahria Town.

 

There are approximately more than ten ‘Travel & Tour’ offices currently available in Bahria Town. All of them are providing different facilities and services, most of them only provides Hajj & Umrah services, some of them have ticketing and holiday package services. You can check the whole list of these ‘Travel & Tours’ offices in our telephone directory. Recently, A new travel agency has opened by the name of ‘Vista International Travel & Tours’. It was opened in Bahria Town about a week ago. This travel agency provides all kinds of services which are mentioned below:

 

  • Domestic & International Ticketing.
  • Holiday packages.
  • Umrah & Hajj packages.
  • Visa assistance.
  • Transportation.
  • Accomodation & hotels booking.

 

Location:

Vista International Travel & Tour is located at 98-B sector C, commercial zone. Few minutes drive away from Talwar chowk and Grand Jamya Mosque. Near to Bahria Golf & Country Club and The Great Mall.

 

For more details:
0300-7442331
042-35976094

Refuel Fitness Health Bar Offer

Two weeks ago, ‘Refuel Fitness’ opened its Health Bar within the premises of their gym. You can check these details by clicking here. For the first week of its opening, they offered flat 20% discount on all juices and this discount offer has ended.

 

Its been two weeks for this Health Bar, there is another offer has been showed up by Refuel Fitness. Here are the details mentioned below, which I took straight from their Facebook page.

Location:

Refuel fitness is located at 48-A Chambaili block, Sector C, commercial zone.

 

For more details:
0320-9000100

Free Entry Pass By Gloria Jeans

Few days back, Gloria Jeans Bahria Town branch was offering different discount offers for the residents. They offered flat 20% discount on all coffees and also gave discount coupons in Rs 500/-. You can check these details by clicking here.

 

Now, Gloria Jeans Bahria Town branch brings another offer for all its customer. A renowned singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will going to perform in a ‘Live Concert’ at ‘Royal Palm Golf & Country Club’ on 15th, November. All you have to do is to spend Rs 5000/- and more at Gloria Jeans Bahria Town Branch and you will be able to get Free Entry Pass for this live concert. This offer has start now and you have two days 13th to 15th November, to avail this offer.

 

Location:

Gloria Jeans Bahria Town Branch is located at 1-F, sector C, commercial zone at talwar chowk opposite to Metro heights, near to Jasmine Mall.

 

For more details:

042-35963760