All posts by Farhan Khan

Bonfire, Arabian Nights

Bahria Town School & College, is now going to arrange an Arabian Night themetic Bonfire. Last year in December, Atif Aslam’s concert was also arranged in sector B campus. And earlier this month, they have also organized an event for Eid Milad un Nabi and a Naat competition among students. The Mid-year examination and send-up exams for intermediate has already started. So after the completion of these exams Bonfire will be held in the school. Along with Bonefire night, other activities are also part of this event including:

 

  • Food court.
  • Games & Rides.
  • Face Painting.
  • Jumping Castle.
  • Bravians Music Concert.
  • Live Performances.

 

The event by Bahria Town School & College is not just for the school community and students, but it will be opened for all Bahria Town’s residents. For the entry of this event you have to buy a ticket, which is available at front desk of all campuses(Sector A,B & C) of Bahria Town School & College. Entry is not allowed for any single person, it is only valid for children and families.

 

Ticket Price:
Rs 400/- per person.

 

Venue:
Bonfire night will be held at Bahria Town School Girls campus, Sector B, on Saturday, 23rd December. Timings are 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

 

For More Details & Tickets:

 

Sector A campus:
042-35453936
0322-2872333

 

Sector B campus:
042-37862641
0322-2872111

 

Sector C campus:
042-35976311
0322-2872444

Riwaj, A House Of Hair Saloon

Chicago scissors in Overseas A, Am-pm Salon & Talent House, Cuts n Color in sector C, was opened in Bahria Town not long ago. All of these shops started functioning for its customers in the period of one month(October). The flow of these particular new openings of barber shops is still ongoing, because few days back another barber shop has opened in sector C. Now, with the addition of new barber shop and despite of few closing, there are still more than fifteen Barber shops are active.

 

Riwaj, A House Of Hair Saloon, is the new barber shop that has opened in about week ago. They are giving all kinds of services for men including, cutting, trimming, beards trimming, shaves, hair styling and shampooing.

 

Charges:
Rs 200/- to 350/-

 

Timings:
11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Location:

Riwaj, A House Of Hair Saloon is located at 107-B sector C, commercial area and adjacent to Pick n Pay mart. Also, few minutes drove away from Bahria Golf & Country Club.

 

For more details:
0321-8444868

Smash

One more restaurant by the name of ‘Smash’ is going to open this week in Bahria Town. It’s a fast food restaurant offering more than 12 types of burgers and sandwiches. They have all kinds of shakes, cocktails and frappuccino. According to one of their official, told me that Smash is a international chain and all of its ingredients used in each product is imported. The restaurant will start serving in Bahria Town on sunday, 10th, December, after its official opening at 4:00 pm.

 

Opening offer:

Due to its official opening in Bahria Town, they are offering flat 20% discount on whole menu. Complimentary iced teas and pop-corns will also be served with meals. This discount offer will valid for further one week.

 

Location:

Smash restaurant is located 119-B, ground floor Jasmine block, sector C, commercial area near to girls hostel. Earlierُ at this location Hamza milk farm was active, which is closed now.

 

For more details:
0305-1001003

Sawera Milk Shop

Last month, Al-Baik milk shop was opened and now another dairy shop has opened by the name of Sawera Milk Shop. There are more than four milk shops set up in Bahria Town in the last two to three months. The official opening of Sewara milk shop was held yesterday, due to its official opening they are offering one litre free milk on purchase of two litres. Right now, Sawera milk shop is only selling fresh milk & yogurt. The owner told me that their dairy farm is located at Pak Patan city, the milk is extracted back there. He also said that their milk is 100% pure without any mixing of water and any other chemicals.

Location:

Sawera Milk Shop is located at 134-B, Dubai Tower, Sector C commercial zone near to Girls Hostel.

 

For Free Home Delivery:
0333-8752454

 

Hamza Milk Farm Is Closed:

Hamza Milk Farm was opened in Bahria Town back in the month of June, this year. I wrote about its opening back then and now writing about its closing. This milk shop has closed its doors two weeks ago. The reason is same, they didn’t managed to make much customers and eventually wiped out. Moreover, they have now shifted to Gulberg-2.

Mastani By Nazia Hafeez

Bahria Town being a fast changing realm always gives us a lot more new openings of many venues on daily basis. Despite of few closings, the progression of these new openings of every type is always thrilling for the residents. Certainly, the space for clothing and apparel brands still need to be filled yet. Because, there are only few names that have entered in Bahria Town’s market and I already mentioned and anticipated that many big names are expected to open in future. Roughly, more than 30 names are operational including ladies boutiques and other renowned brands. I have updated about the opening soon of Chenone last month. It will also open in sector C, at the end of this month. You can check all the names of boutiques and clothing brands in telephone directory.

 

Now, ‘Mastani by Nazia Hafeez’ is another boutique is going to open in Bahria Town. This brand is owned by former Pakistani cricket team captain and opener Mohammad Hafeez’s wife. All of the clothes designing, styling, color combinations and fabric choice is managed by her. I do not have much idea about the women’s clothing, but the store has all kinds of casual, party-wear clothing and a range of women accessories. Previously, their stock was also available at ‘Tehzeeb’ which is located at MM Alam road. The interior and exterior work has completed in a very short span of time. Each segment and setting of the outlet is ready, as it can also be seen in pictures. They are ready to open this store tomorrow, But the official opening and selling for general public will start the day after tomorrow on Friday. Moreover, they have not decided about the discounts yet but there will be few discount offers for its customers at opening.

Location:

‘Mastani by Nazia Hafeez’ is located at Roshaan centre, ground floor, main boulevard commercial area Sector C.

Pacific International & Balaaj Mobiles

There are about three to four educational and tourist consultants that are operational in Bahria Town. Recently, another consultancy firm has opened by the name of ‘Pacific International’. They are specifically dealing in China, for the time being, they’re only providing consultancy for those who are interested to establish a business or want to pursuit studies in China. Later on they will also start visa services. One of the guy out there also told me that, their firm is associated with a Chinese agency and they work together. Moreover, in future, they will also start Chinese language classes.

Location:

Pacific International is located at main boulevard, commercial area Sector C, above Agha Khan Laboratory, near to Talwar Chowk.

 

Contact number:
‭0321 3566665‬
‭0321 8449689‬

Balaaj Mobiles:

Well, you can easily find mobile shops at every possible location. But, precisely, ‘Eagle Heights’ which is located at Sector B, near to Safari Villas, is the main spot for many mobile and laptop shops. In other words, I would say, Eagle Heights is the mini Hafeez Centre of Bahria town. Now, Balaaj Mobiles opened in Bahria Town few days ago. It has all kinds of easyloads, calling cards, mobile accessories and limited range of new phones. To check other mobile shops in Bahria town go to this link.

Location:

Balaaj mobiles is located at 140A, G3, Sector C, commercial area near to Talwar chowk. Adjacent to Ansar Dogar pan shop and opposite to Ravi restaurant. Previously, a biryani shop was active at this same location.

 

Contact no:
0336-4104773

Fresh Fruitly Juice Is Active

Last month, I have written about the new opening of a juice shop. It was active two or three days ago, now it is fully operational. They have more than one hunderd items in their menu including, Fresh juices, Shakes, Smoothies, Ice-cream, Coffee, Rolls and all other kinds of Snacks. I have attached its whole menu below. Free home delivery is also available on entire menu, within Bahria Town.

 

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

 

Menu:

Location:

Fresh Fruitly Juice is located at 21 Taimoor Heights, Quid Block, Sector E, commercial area facing Eiffel Tower.

 

Contact number:
0303-5715330

Free Medical Camp

Green poly clinic has arranged a free medical camp for the residents of Bahria Town. The camp has  started this week and it will be held on every Sunday. The banner is placed above the Green pharmacy. As it is mentioned in banner, they are offering free screening tests for hepatitis B & C. Along with these free screening tests, a free general check-up is also offered by Dr. Ayub Naich.

 

Timings:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Location:

Free camp will held at Green Poly clinic, which is located at main boulevard, Sector C. Near to Agha Khan Laboratory and Talwar Chowk.

 

Doctor’s Contact Number:
‭0307 6666922‬
‭0321 4941745‬

 

Pharmacy Number:
‭0307 4449595‬

 

8 Mosques Of Bahria Town

Introduction:

There is no doubt about the fact that Bahria Town Lahore is known for many attractions as compared to any other housing society in all over Pakistan. And it changed the concept of living with its enormous and essential facilities and features. Due to all the new changes and innovations many other housing socities are now adopting the ways followed by Bahria Town. Bahria Town introduced the concept of own Electric power plant to avoid load shedding issues and all of their electrification are underground. Its Hospitals, Education facilities, Cinemas, Play Grounds, Restaurants, Living standards and all other recreational activities have attracted a lot of people in past few years.

 

Most Visited Places in Bahria Town:

I remember that when I was in my school life, in Lahore, we had only few places to visit at that time, like Zoo, Minar-e-Pakistan, Badshahi Mosque, Shalimar Gardens and Shahi Qilla. But now Bahria Town has been added to the list of must visit places by providing various other options. It has now become one of the best spot for many visitors to spend their leisure time. I have also witnessed that many trips of students from Lahore and other surrounding areas come to Bahria Town. The most visited place in recent days in Bahria Town, is the replica of Eiffel tower and Grand Jamya Masjid. Eiffel tower is the third most largest copy of Eiffle tower, in the world after Paris and China. Recently, Cinegold Plex has opened in Bahria Town, which is a Pakistan first 3D gold cinema with state of the art structure. It is also become a new destination for residents of Lahore. However, there are number of choices to visit in Bahria Town and everyone is  familiar with it. And the pinpointing more deeply about all the places of Bahria Town could take more time.

 

For now, the only thing I chose to share, are the Mosques of Bahria Town Lahore. These Mosques in Bahria Town are one of the things which have impressed me and forced me to write about them. Mostly people only talk about the Grand Jamya Masjid. And solely, Bahria Grand Jamya Mosque is a stand-out among all, but there are other seven Mosques in Town as-well. Residents of Bahria Town may be accustomed with all the Mosques but visitors may not know about them other than Grand Jamya Mosque. All of them have uniquely architectural feats, which drift your mind to visit them atleast once. With all other amenities and facilities Bahria Town, has also bring-in the idea of separate Mosque for each Sector/Block. Indeed, in every Bahria Town’s project, certainly its Mosques has become the identity of Bahria Town.

Grand Jamya Masjid:

Well, it is legit that the Grand Jamya Masjid is now the identity of Bahria Town. But not just Bahria Town Lahore, it also gathered pertinent attraction from all over the Pakistan. Eiffle Tower and Grand Jamya Masjid has been the top visited and crowd-pleaser places in Bahria Town. It was constructed in 2014 and it took more than four six years to complete. Including many artistic and inventive characteristic made it a unique masterpiece.

We all know that it is the world’s 7th largest and Pakistan’s largest Mosque. It was desigend by renowned architect ‘Nayyar Ali Dada’ and it was inaugurated on Eid-ul-Adha, 2014. Recently, I got to know about the more interesting facts which I was un-aware off. Despite of its size and structure, there are many other distinctive salient features that has made it more noticeable and historical.

 

  1. The main Dome of Mosque has surrounded by other twenty small Domes.
  2. It has four Minarets, each Minaret standing tall at 165 feet.
  3. All of its carpetes are customised and imported from Turkey, and there are over fifty ‘Persian Chandeliers’. Beneath the carpet, there are three layers of cushioning, making it more comfortable.
  4. Minbar of Imam is designed in such a way that, if the hall is full, it is visible from all the sides of the hall. And it made from ‘Sheesham’.
  5. The voice of Imam naturally travel through main Dome to the other surrounding Domes.
  6. Exterior consist of forty million, 2.5 inch hand-made Multani tiles, made with Multani-Matti.
  7. All of these tiles are placed manually by Craftsmen.
  8. It has the capacity to adjust Seventy thousand people at a time.
Shower Cabinets For ‘Ghussal’:

Bahria Grand Jamya Masjid has a separate shower rooms for ‘Ghussal’. It is located at basment area and has a separate entrance. With marbel tiling and fixtures, this area have a capacity to accommodate hundreds of people at a time.

Art Gallery & Women Prayer Area(first floor):

The first floor is dedicated for women’s prayer area with a separate entrance and exit. Islamic Museum is also a part on first floor, with an Islamic library and a very rare collection of Quranic collections.

Islamic Institute:

Islamic academy is located at the basement. It is fully operational. It is offering comprehensive religious courses, with all state of the art and lastest facilities.

Moreover, on every month of Ramadan, Grand Jamya Masjid accommodate more than hundred people forItikaf’. Last year a ‘Bayan’ was also given by ‘Maulana Tariq Jameel’. And about two years ago, one of the ‘Imam-e-Kaba also led Jumah prayer in Grand Jamya Masjid.

Grand Jamiya Masjid Karachi:

The construction of Grand Jamya Masjid Karachi have already started in 2015. The Grand Jamia Masjid in Bahria Town Karachi is being constructed on top of a 60 feet. And the groundbreaking ceremony has already conducted by eldest employee (73 years of age) of Bahria Town. After its completion it will become the World’s third largest Mosque after Masjid-ul-Haram and Masjid-ul-Nabvi. And it has the capacity of 800,000 ‘Namzis’. Approximately, 12 times more capacity than Lahore’s Grand Jamya Masjid. Surrounded by arch-shaped walls and it has only one Minaret standing tall at 365 feet high. And it will be protected by storms and powered by Thermal Power Plant. It includes:

 

  • Islamic Research Centre.
  • Islamic Museum.
  • Islamic Cultural Centre.
  • International Islamic Univeristy.

Jamya Masjid Abu Zar Ghafari:

 

I think that Jamya Masjid ‘Abu Zar Ghafari’ is the second most alluring and magnificent architectural Mosque. The construction of this Mosque has completed in 2016. And it is the only Mosque which is located at Sector F.

 

  • The Mosque have only one central Dome and one Minaret.
  • There are two fountains that are placed at one side of the Mosque.
  • It has the room for more than 7000 Namazis.
  • Whole Mosque(internally and externally) is the combination of black and white tiles, making it more mesmerising.
  • The ‘Wazu’ area of this Mosque is totally different and comfortably designed as comapred to all other Mosques.
  • A small portion of books is available at this Mosque.

Al-Falah Mosque Executive Lodges:

Al-Falah Mosque in Bahria Town is nestled between the Executive lodges and Overseas Enclave. Though, all the Mosques in Bahria Town, are impressive due to its own structure and beauty. But I have graded this Mosque on third number due to its idiosyncratic carving and calligraphy.

 

  • The most interesting fact about this Mosque, is that, it have the oldest ‘Holy Quran’ unique manuscripts, which are about 200-300 years old.
  • It has the capacity to accommodate more than 1500 ‘Namazis’ at a time.
  • It has two separate areas for ‘Wazu’, which can be seen in picture in front of the Mosque.

Abu Bakar Saddique(R.A) Masjid:

Abu Bakar Saddique(R.A), Mosque is the forth most attractive Mosque in Bahria Town. It is located in the middle of Umar and Gulbahar Block.

This Mosque has also the capacity of more than 3,000 Namazis at one time. The Dome and Minaret of this Mosque is simple. But on Dome ‘Kalma Tayyaba’ is written on it. The above pictures are from its back and front side. The simple colour combination of green and off-white, makes it more elegant and graceful.

Qurtaba Masjid:

Qurtaba Mosque is located at Central Avenue, Safari Villas, adjacent to Safari Mall. It looks like a small one, but it can also accomdate more than 5000 Namazis at one time.

 

  • This Mosuqe is attached with a lawn and it is one of the low roof Mosque, which is in round shape.
  • There is no Dome attached to this Mosque, however it only have one Minaret.
  • The most simple yet adorable Mosque in Bahria Town.

Sarwar Masjid:

Sarwar Mosque is located at CC block, Sector D, near to Mcdonalds. This Mosque can accommodate more than 2000 Namazis.

Ali Masjid:

Ali Masjid is located at Ali block, it can accommodate approximately more than 1500 Namzis at one time. This Mosuqe shows the simplicity and appealing due to its unique colour. Having only one Minaret and four small Domes.

Rafi Masjid:

Rafi Masjid is located at Rafi Block. At a  time, about 2000 Namazis  can offer prayer at this Mosque. This Msoque may not clench your attention because of its simple design and architect. But the use of white coloured tiles purely makes it visible to the entire area that surrounds it. It have only one small Dome and one square shaped Minaret.

 

Bahria Town is on top of the list by having maximum numbers of Mosques. each Mosque in Bahria town have a separate and spacious car parking area. All Mosques are equipped with all basic things, centrally air-conditioned, carpeted and well maintained.

 

12 Rabi-ul-Awal Discounts

Due to 12 Rabi-ul-Awal, two of the restaurants are now offering discounts on their entire menu.

Lighthouse Cafe:

Lighthouse cafe is located at main Canal road, adjacent to Yasir Broast and PSO filling station. They are offering flat 30% discount on entire menu.

 

Promo Code: LIGHT12

Contact no: 042-35454066

Crosta 11:

Crosta 11 is located at 211-B, sector C opposite to Bahria Golf & Country Club. Previously, there was upto 20% discount and but now they are offering flat 12% discount on complete menu. This offer is valid for three days and wil be end at 3rd, December.

 

Contact no:
0321-1118889