List of Legal Housing Societies in Islamabad 2023

Picture of Written by: Souman Masood
Written by: Souman Masood
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Reviewed by: Majid Hussain

Islamabad is the ninth most populous city in the country. With the influx of people from rural areas to Islamabad for better opportunities, 2023 has seen 2.84 per cent increase in population from 2022. That makes a whopping estimate of 1,232,447. That number is expected to rise dramatically in the next years. Every day, people are looking for good places in Islamabad, increasing the demand for Pakistan housing society, from cheap house for sale in Islamabad to biggest houses in Pakistan.   

Currently, there are 150 housing societies and towns in the twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi, but not all are approved by the governing authorities yet. In Pakistan, three regulatory bodies are generally trusted to approve the legality of private housing societies—CDA, RDA, and LDA. This blog explores the difference between the three, which authority is responsible for Islamabad areas, significance of NOC, and most importantly, the list of legal housing societies in Islamabad.

List of Legal Housing Societies in Islamabad


What Are CDA, RDA, and LDA?

Government housing societies in Pakistan are generally operated by CDA, LDA, RDA, and other Cooperative schemes. For private housing societies, they will need permission from any of these authorities first before they can put up residential and commercial property for sale Islamabad, Peshawar, or other cities. 

CDA stands for Capital Development Authority, responsible for authorising infrastructure projects in Islamabad capital territory through a No Objection Certificate (NOC). Society officials send a Layout Plan (LOP), a technical analysis of the development, to CDA. Once CDA approves the LOP, the society will then have to complete other required documents to be issued NOC. The housing society can then put up any house for sale in Islamabad Rawalpindi.

RDA, on the other hand, stands for Rawalpindi Development Authority. This is the authority responsible for any development work in Rawalpindi or the city of Islamabad. They can initiate government real estate projects and approve private housing schemes at the same timeLastly, LDA is the abbreviation for Lahore Development Authority. Like CDA, it regularly publishes a list of legal and illegal housing societies in Lahore. It can also issue NOC. 

Why Is NOC Important?

NOC is a must-have for modern houses in Pakistan, which must be obtained by both the developer and the buyer. The certificate ensures that the housing project is legitimate and compliant with all the necessary standards that regulatory authorities have set, drawing more investors into the society.

Moreover, it serves as a buffer against any legal complications, which means both the buyer and developer are protected. NOC also guarantees that the development work also follows specific infrastructure standards and that the properties generate substantial revenue. Its validity varies, ranging from a year to a decade.

Some housing societies, such as Saffron City, one of the elite residence Islamabad that offers affordable housing and luxury with convenient instalment payment plans, are on a fast-paced development and full-swing of plot bookings whilst actively waiting for NOC. For now, it offers pre-launch benefits where buyers can book beforehand big and small house for sale in Islamabad.

Aside from NOC, Islamabad investors are also drawn to housing complex or gated community near Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2), Rawal Lake, golf spaces, shopping mall, DHA, and other necessary facilities and prominent landmarks on the map which makes them the best place in Islamabad.

List of Legal Housing Societies in Islamabad Approved by CDA

Here is another list of legal housing schemes in Rawalpindi and Islamabad approved by other regulatory authorities or not yet listed on the CDA website:

  1. AGOCHS, Phase-1
  2. Al-Hamra Hills Agro Farming Scheme
  3. Army Welfare Trust
  4. Bahria Enclave Housing Scheme
  5. Bahria Garden City
  6. Bahria Town (Phase 8)
  7. Bahria Town (Phase-3-E & IV)
  8. Bahria Town (Phase-7-E)
  9. Bahria Town, Phase 7
  10. Capital Enclave
  11. Engineers Co-operative
  12. Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF)
  13. Federation of Employees
  14. FIA Park Enclave Housing Scheme
  15. Grace Valley
  16. Islamabad Model Town
  17. Jeddah Town
  18. Jinnah Garden, Phase-1
  19. Jinnah Garden, Phase-2
  20. Jinnah Town
  21. Kashmir Gardens Farming Scheme
  22. Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase (Extension)
  23. Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase-2
  24. Margalla View
  25. Morgah City
  26. National Assembly Employees Cooperative Housing Society (NAECHS)
  27. New Islamabad Garden
  28. Pakistan Medical Cooperative Housing Scheme
  29. Park View City Housing Scheme
  30. Parliamentarians Enclave
  31. River Garden
  32. Roshan Pakistan (RP) Corporation Housing Scheme
  33. Services Co-operative Housing Society
  34. Smart City
  35. Soan Gardens
  36. Tele Gardens Housing Scheme
  37. WWF Labor Colony

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