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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. 

Tobacco King

Tobacco King is the only tobacco shop in Sector D, which has opened a week ago. Before that there wasn’t any proper Paan & Tobacco shop available in this particular area. They’ve all kinds of imported tobacco and soft drinks, and it remain open 24 hours (except Ramadan). On minimum order of Rs. 200/- free home delivery is also available within the town. 

 

Location:

Tobacco King is located at main road, CC Block, Sector D. Next to Pakistan free range poultry farm and near to Mcdonald’s. 

 

For more details:

0320-8024012

9 Creations

If you’re looking for home decor items and other antiques in Bahria Town then 9 creations is the option for the residents that have opened in Sector D last month. Also, 9 creations have a wide variety of ladies accessories, cosmetic products, stationery, toys, and a unique collection of gift items. They’ve many other things to sell out which you can get to know about by visiting this shop. Though the shop was opened more than a month ago still they haven’t placed the board in front of the shop yet. Here is the address of the shop:

 

Location:

9 Creations is located at main road, CC block, Sector D, adjacent to Ahmed Mart and near to Mcdonald’s.

 

Timings:

Opening time:
10:00 AM.

Closing time:
11:30 PM.

 

Contact numbers:
0321-6267273
0313-5142772

Al-Baraka Bahria Town’s Branch

I did not update about the opening of a branch of any Bank before. But I think writing about them is as important as other venues because we all know that most people are so picky and take great interest in the services and facilities before opening an account. Well, in Bahria Town we’ve branches of all prominent banks at different locations. You can check here all the name of banks that are operational in Bahria Town along with the address and contact details. If you believe any name is missing in the directory then do update us in the comment section.

 

Well, here is the first update of the opening of a new branch of Al-Baraka Bank. I took the above-attached picture yesterday, you can get the idea from the picture that Al-Baraka bank, Bahria Town’s branch is in the last stage of finishing and will be functional after few days maybe in the start of next week. I do not know much about its facilities and services but I do know that Al-Baraka Bank came into being as a result of the first merger in the Islamic Banking sector of Pakistan. So, those who are looking for Islamic banking as well then this is another option in Town.

 

Location:

Al-Baraka Bank Bahria Town’s branch is located at Tulip extension block, Sector C, near to Bahria Golf & Country Club and opposite to Croasta 11 restaurant and the great mall.

 

For more details and information:

111-113-442

Pakistan Free-Range Poultry

There is no doubt about the fact that every type of food is essential for health in our daily routine and chicken’s meat plays an important role to satisfy all the basic and required nutrients. But on the other hand, not all types of chickens are healthier for our health and have some serious side effects on human health. Especially the broiler which is more like a artificial meat these days. I’ve personally seen their growth within 25 to 35 days because one of my friend’s father is in the business of poultry farm. My friend told me that they have been injecting antibiotics and growth hormones in chicken’s feed that help chickens to grow faster and to gain more weight.

 

Moreover, the major part of their feed prepared by re-cycling with the waste of chickens. And a recent study indicates that eating this meat three times a week is equal to taking three powerful antibiotic injections. So, you can guess that what exactly we’re consuming in the name of meat and I believe most of us already knew about this fact. And, the only way to avoid this unhealthy meat is to use only organic and country chicken(Desi Chicken which is hard to find).

 

Well, talking about chicken meat there are plenty of spots within Bahria Town and in surrounding areas that are selling broilers. However, for Desi chicken there is hardly any authentic option in Town, you may find out several options in main Raiwind road for Desi chicken along roadsides. This time in Bahria Town a meat shop has opened two weeks ago by the name of Pakistan Free Range Poultry. They’re only offering organic and desi chicken that grown up in their own field. They’re claiming that all of their chickens are:

 

  • 100% organic standard free range chickens.
  • 100% antibiotic and hormone free.
  • 100% green and grain feed without any commercial feed.
  • Grown in the natural environment within 24+ weeks.

 

You can visit their Facebook page to get more details about it, they’ve uploaded few videos and picture of their free-range. Also, with desi chicken, you can get organic eggs. They’re offering free home delivery within Bahria Town. The prices are mentioned below:

 

Organic Chicken: Rs 999/- per kg.
Organic eggs: Rs 160/-

Location:

In Bahria Town, their shop is located at main road, plaza no. 5, CC block, Sector D, a commercial area near to Mcdonald’s and adjacent to things mart.

 

For more details and delivery:
0300-7377730

Brandz

The opening of any clothing brand is always fascinating because whether you’re a frequent visitor or not it is still good to have them. There are already several local high street fashion brands are available in Bahria Town and most of them are situated at Jasmine Mall. But its been a long time we haven’t seen any new opening of clothing brand in Bahria Town, especially for men. And, despite having several brands, Bahria Town still isn’t a complete shopping destination for us, it will take few more years to become multiple high-end retail shopping hubs. You can check all the names of brands and boutiques that are available in Bahria Town here.

 

Well, most people only prefer to buy branded clothes over the prices and quality. And for all those who aren’t brand conscious, ‘Brandz’ is the option for them which is opened almost two weeks ago. I gave it a visit recently, they’ve got imported and local stuff with a very affordable price range. You can get a good denim in Rs. 1000/- to Rs 1300/- and a fine quality polo t-shirt in Rs 850/-. You will also get a range of clothes for kids there.

 

Timings:

Opening time: 12:00 PM.
Closing time: 11:30 PM.

 

Location:

Brandz is located at tulip extension block near to the great mall and croasta 11 restaurant. At this location the fine eatery restaurant was opened which was closed a long time ago.

Smash Moved Out

Smash restaurant was opened in Bahria Town last year in the first week of December. They were selling burgers, Lebanese shawarma, and shakes. I tried their cordon blue zinger and dark temptation shake twice in a month after hearing attractive reviews and feedback from others. And I think that they’ve had the best burgers in Bahria Town with the fine quality and quantity.

 

Well, last week they moved out from Bahria Town and closed it permanently. Here are the few reasons for moving out from Town. First of all its location wasn’t good enough and they had very congested sitting area. It was located in Jasmine Block, Sector C near to Girls Hostel. Secondly, more than 80% of their customers are in other parts of the city not from Bahria. So, they shut down recently and take this restaurant in the middle of the city.

 

For all those who still wanted to get their giant and juicy burgers, they’ve relocated and opened it at main PIA road near to Wapda Town with much better location and ample of space with roof-top.

Vista International Is Closed

Bahria Town has several travel & tour service consultants, if you go to telephone directory and check travel & tour section there are around 10 to 12 options that are available. Vista International is one of them it was opened in Bahria Town in November last year. I’ve written on Vista International and their services here at the time of its opening. Today, I saw that after a few months of struggling it has closed and there wasn’t any activity, their office turned out to be a vacant space.

 

Then I was thinking maybe they planned to change its location so I called them but they didn’t pick. So, apparently Vista International is closed now and of I hear about re-locating then I will update it. Vista International was located at the tulip block, sector C, near to The Great Mall and adjacent to Ashley furniture.

 

Well, you still have other options to get travel & tour services to check the details go to this link.

Freshly Second Branch Is Active

After a long stand by the second branch of Freshly by Metro has finally opened in Sector B. The opening soon board was placed in February and like the first branch, it also took almost 3 months to finish all the renovation and finishing work out there. The soft opening of this store was held two days ago and today was the official opening which was held after 2:00 PM. This store is same as the other freshly stores in Lahore.

 

Well, one thing I noticed that maybe the parking space will going to be a problem for the customers and store because it isn’t convenient as the first branch of freshly. And, I mostly get stuck on this specific road in the evening where the store is located. But, still for all the freshly’s frequent customers the D market’s parking has ample of space if it utilizes properly.

 

Location:

Freshly by Metro second branch is located at D-Market, Shaheen Block, Sector B. Adjacent to Hot n Spicy restaurant and opposite to UBL.

 

Timings:

Opening time: 9:30 AM.
Closing time: 01:30 AM.

 

For more details:
0324-5000077

Muhammad Saad Al-Nomani Leading Junmah Prayer

Previously, many prominent religious personalities visited and Islamic events held at Bahria Grand Jamya Mosque. Imam-e-Kaba Sheikh Khalid Al-Ghamdi who is one of the youngest Imams of Kaba led Jumah prayer in Grand Mosque and in 2015 Khutba was given by Head Moazan of Masjid-e-Nabwi Sheikh Ayaad Shukri and Juma prayer was led by Imam Sheikh Muhammad Zubair bin Ayub who is head of the department of languages in Madina University. Moreover, in October 2016, Maulana Tariq Jameel also delivered a Bayan. These are the few happenings that already take place at Grand Jamya Mosque.

 

Well, another famous religious person Muhammad Saad Al-Nomani is going to visit Grand Jamya Mosque on this Friday. Muhammad Saad Al-Nomani is the reciter of the Quran in the Islamic- World who is known for his unique ability to render the recitation of the Quran in a manner recited by many world famous reciters, or qaris, of the world. He has been gifted with the talent to articulate the Quran like more than 85 qaris and Imams including the imams of the two Holy Mosques of the Muslim world in Makkah and Madinah.

 

​Now, tomorrow he is going to visit Bahria Grand Jamya Mosque where he will deliver a Bayan and will lead a Jumah’s Prayer at 12:00 PM.