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Essentials of Buying a Property in Pakistan

Essentials of Buying a Property in Pakistan

People are unsure to invest in Properties in Pakistan, because of the uncertain situation of the country. Conversely, if you manage to get a piece of land on your name, your investment will multiply in no time, because trends demonstrate that the real estate market always recovers from any setback. If you are a newbie to the real estate market, here is a step by step guide on how to buy a property in Pakistan. 1. Print Still is the King While technology has rapidly grown over the years, some fads never disappear. For buying a house in Pakistan or selling one, you should look one up in the newspaper – yes! The logic here is simple – majority of the people involved in the buying and selling of properties are old folks who are not very tech savvy, like me. They still search up properties in the classified sections of newspapers and consult real estate agents. 2. Do Market Research When you know what you need, then the next step usually involves searching for your picture-perfect property. If you want an office let’s say, ensure it is in a commercial area and can accommodate your needs. If it is a house that you wish, make sure it is well furnished and is in close proximity to basic facilities like supermarkets, educational institutes, hospitals etc. 3. Be Shrewd in Negotiations If you are a newbie and are just venturing into the real estate industry, we advise you to get help from a seasoned realtor before making any offer. Often times, you might end up offering more than the actual value of the property, and please make an offer face to face with the owner, in the absence of the agent. 4. Pay in Installments Once everything has been decided, pay the owner some form of token money. The amount should ideally lie between 1 to 2 lacs. Do not forget to take a receipt of it along with the owner’s CNIC. 5. Get the Transfer Letter in Your Name Once you have moved into your property and paid the remaining amount, get the property letter transferred to your name. You will have to pay around 5 to 6 thousand rupees to get the transfer letter in your name.

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Bahria Adventure Land – A Theme Park or Hoax?

Bahria Adventure Land – A Theme Park or Hoax?

Recently, the Bahria Town Group unveiled Bahria Adventure Land – a theme park built on international standards. The park is certainly one of a kind in Pakistan; featuring exhilarating roller coasters, a giant wheel, illuminating water fountains, international food chains and much more. But the age-old adage, “all that glitters is not gold” fits perfectly in its context, want to know why? Please, read on. The Location Located in Gadap Town, the theme park is not situated in the most ideal of areas (unless you are a citizen of Bahria Town). For an average family, it will easily cost somewhere between 1-2 thousand in fuel expense alone. Add this to the entry fee and the snacks, and you seriously risk denting your wallet. The question begging to be asked here is that adventure parks, such as Aladdin, Sindbad, Atlantis are well within the confines of Karachi, then why did Bahria Town choose such a distant location to build Pakistan’s premier amusement park? Maybe the administration should slap the label “For Bahria Town Residents only” on it. The Hefty Price Tag We all know it is no Disney Land, right? But for heaven’s sake, if you are appealing to the local audience, then why are you charging such exorbitant ticket prices? Last year, I had the chance to visit U.A.E to see my relatives. One of the biggest attractions over there is Ferrari World – a theme park built by Ferrari. What they charged us for entry was only a couple thousand rupees more than what the management of Bahria Adventure Land is charging. So, you are telling me Bahria’s theme park rivals Ferrari World in terms of entertainment options and value for money? Ridiculous! There has been a video circulating on social media in which a man shares his disappointment over the outrageous ticket prices. Imagine the despondency of the families with their kids, spending thousands just to get there and barred from entering because they could not afford! The Risk Factor Perhaps the most important point to consider. What are the guarantees that the rides will not malfunction midway in the air? Is the park equipped with adequate number of security personnel to ward off any terrorist attack? Does the park have healthcare professionals or medical centers nearby in case of an emergency? These are some questions only the Bahria Town administration can answer. The wounds from the not so long ago Askari Park incident are still fresh, and I feel people should boycott this commercial, money making scheme from Bahria at any cost – especially when there are far better options well within the city.

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THE HORROR STORIES IN PAKISTAN

THE HORROR STORIES IN PAKISTAN

The night of spooks is here. Yes, we’re talking about Halloween! Kids usually dress up in their spookiest costumes to follow the old tradition of Trick or Treat, collecting candies from various houses. While it is a night of fun and frights, we decided to have a little fun of our own, by listing the top 5 most haunted places in Pakistan. P.S. read it with the lights on! Karsaz Road, Karachi Every Karachiite is familiar with the Karsaz Road, one of the busiest roads in Karachi. Now there is a famous tale revolving around this road. Particularly on its Dalmia Road, there a beautiful bride in a red dress which has been spotted by many people using that road. The story goes back to the 70s where a couple was driving home on their wedding night and got into a fatal accident. It is said that the woman’s ghost still roams around on that road, remembering the incident when she tried to help her dying husband. Shamshan Ghat, Hyderabad Every graveyard can give you the chills. However, the Shamshan Ghat in Hyderabad is on another level. It’s a 250-year-old graveyard, where it is said that Hindus used to perform their rituals of cremating the dead bodies. At present, people have witnessed paranormal activity of children playing there. It is believed that the souls never left that space. Sheikhpura Fort, Lahore The historic monument of Lahore is a tourist attraction, because of its heritage value. However, rumour has it that the Sheikhpura Fort in Lahore is haunted, with its haveli still holding the souls of the queens who have lived there. The Koh-i-Chiltan Peak, Balochistan A gorgeous peak, with the highest point is one of the major attractions of Balochistan. However, have you ever heard the story behind this tourist attraction? According to the tales, a couple lived there who could not have a child. In utter desperation, they decided to meet a pir for help. This ultimately led them to have 40 children, which also did not satisfy the couple as they could not provide for all them. With the couple abandoning 39 children, and the mother returning a few years later to find them alive, and eventually losing all her children, the place is haunted till date by those 40 children. Mohatta Palace, Karachi Who doesn’t know what the Mohatta Palace is? Built by the British, Fatima Jinnah resided there till her death. Till date, that place remains to be haunted, with objects moving here to there, and presence felt by several people. It is a museum which is open to the public in the morning, but make sure not to sneak in it at night, to remain far far away from a frightening experience. Like our blogs? You’ll love our properties. Visit our website at www.jagahonline.com to find the best properties listed across Pakistan.

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Top 5 Places to Visit in Pakistan

Top 5 Places to Visit in Pakistan

Isn’t this the time of the year you plan your vacations? Well, looks like we have that sorted for you. Pakistan is full of breathtaking sites which will make you fall in love with this country instantly. After looking at the list that we have compiled here, it will be difficult for you to believe that the spots exist in Pakistan. 1. Naltar Valley: Situated 40km away from Gilgit, the too-good-to-be-true Naltar Valley is covered with tall pine trees. But what makes it really standout is the fact that it is ‘the place’ to go skiing in the country and the residents of the valley have skiing as an inborn talent. If you really want to experience paradise in this world, Naltar is that place. It will be a love-at-first-sight moment. 2. Neelum Valley: For starters, Neelum Valley is home of breathtaking valleys of Azad Kashmir. It hosts several freshwater streams, forests, lush green mountains, trees with fresh fruits, and also a river. The valley is situated in the north-east of Muzaffarabad, running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks. 3. Shandur Top Located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral region, Shandur Top is considered as the highest polo ground in the world. Now that’ a WOW! Although snow keeps the place covered in winter, this area turns into a lush green scenery in summer. 50 shades of Green to say the least? Every July, Shandur Polo Festival is held here, which not only attracts locals but tourists as well. It is difficult to get here in winters considering the heavy snowfall and slippery tracks, but it is accessible in summer. 4. Concordia: Truly a Mountaineers Paradise (as it is called), is located in the extreme north of Pakistan along the border of China. Pakistan bears five of the tallest 14 mountain peaks of the world. Surprisingly, four of these are visible from our very own Concordia. The sunset here is a to-die-for sight as you witness the last rays of sunshine go down behind the tall mountain peaks. 5. Kalash Valley: Resting in the Chitral District, the Kalasha tribe calls this place home. The valley is not only famous for its beauty but also the colorful lifestyle, distinct culture and festivals. If you wish to see life in its true meaning, then this is the place to go. This is indeed a wonderful place to go to in order to witness the diversities there exist between cultures in the same country.

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GET READY FOR A TON LOAD OF ADVENTURE

GET READY FOR A TON LOAD OF ADVENTURE

Bahria Adventure Land Theme Park Opening on November 1st Guess what? After a long delay and repetitive launch date announcements, Bahria Town Karachi has finally decided to launch the Bahria Adventure Land Theme Park on 1st November 2019. A majestic fireworks display will also be held to mark the opening of the Bahria Theme Park. The Bahria Adventure Land Theme Park will be Pakistan’s biggest recreational park. A one-of-a-kind amusement park that will feature a wide range of exciting offerings for its visitors. Wouldn’t you like to take an exciting train ride and discover the park? Or experience a zero-gravity fall? Bahria Adventure Land is a world-class park offering the widest range of exciting and thrilling highlights that Pakistan has never seen before. With architecture that reflects the great adventures of famous characters like Sindbad and Aladdin, indulge in fun and adventure. Designed in collaboration with Italian companies, the Bahria Adventure Land will be Pakistan’s first theme park that meets international standards. Bahria Adventure Land will feature an extensive range of thrilling and exciting water rides, electrifying roller-coasters, grand castles, world-class restaurants, a Ferris wheel and much more. The theme park will also feature a Grand Circus and a Dinosaur Park and will be a delight for people of all ages.

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KARACHI ONCE AGAIN EDGES THE REST

KARACHI ONCE AGAIN EDGES THE REST

KARACHI WINS TITLE FOR THE BEST ROUNDABOUT Karachi, it is time to boast over something new. Forget the old nihari vs paye, biryani vs pulao rivalry. Karachi has officially claimed bragging rights over the city, adding a whole new spice to the rivalry. The Charminar roundabout in Bahadurabad, Karachi, is voted as one of the most beautiful roundabouts in the world. The Charminar roundabout has a mosque in the middle which is inspired by the original Charminar monument in Hyderabad, India. Need We Say More? Lahore, we feel your pain. But let’s give you a point to brag about as well. While Lahore’s roundabouts might not have qualified for THE best roundabout in the world, in terms of beauty, Lahore has a larger number of roundabouts to flaunt about. The Liberty roundabout, or Liberty Chowk, as we Pakistanis like to call it, is one of the most beautiful icons in Pakistan. Located right in the heart of Lahore, it is full of colors and lights, to give you a very pleasing feeling when crossing it. Well, it looks pretty lit Next, we have the Roundabouts at Ring Road in Lahore. It’s full of greenery, which just adds beauty to the road on its own, which is one of the most adored road for every Lahori. Why settle for one when you can have 4 ? Faisalabad, here is something for you to cheer about. You’re on the list! The Clock Tower Roundabout is a unique scenery in Faisalabad on its own, with a huge clock for you to witness while traveling on the road, which has got quite a Londonesque feel to it, because the clock tower looks very similar to the Big Ben Clock in London. Gora feels bhi tou zaroori hain Lastly, Lahore once again makes it to the list. One of the busiest roads in Lahore is Gulberg. So while you’re stuck in traffic, why not adore the beauty of the main market roundabout there? It’s a very simple roundabout, but massive in terms of size, with a place to sit, and relax from the hustle and bustle of shopping and the constant traffic around it. Ye Shehr hai ya roundabout ka adda ? So there you have it. Lahore has many roundabouts, but the Charminar roundabout trumps the rest easily. However, let’s not forget, that all these roundabouts add beauty to Pakistan, and from a national perspective, something to be proud of. Looking for a property near these roundabouts? Check out www.jagahonline.com for the best listings, to find your own home near these beautiful landscapes.

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BRT PESHAWAR: WHEN WILL IT FINALLY HAPPEN?

BRT PESHAWAR: WHEN WILL IT FINALLY HAPPEN?

Who isn’t familiar with the BRT Peshawar Project? Inaugurated for development in October 2017, it has gradually become a menace for the PTI government, and a grey area for their development, with constant delays, claims of below average construction material being used, and a very costly budget. To make matters worse, it has started to affect the life in Peshawar. The 37km long project is scheduled to have 32 stations with roughly 220 buses on it. This will help provide relief to the ongoing passengers on daily buses, who tend to stand in traffic for a considerable amount of time, due to the planning of the recently turned metropolitan city. The project might be an answer to the hassle of traffic in Peshawar. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well, it isn’t yet. The problem with the BRT Peshawar Project—also known as TransPeshawar—is the ongoing and persistent delays. Whilst this project was promised to be inaugurated in six months, it clearly hasn’t happened. To make matters worse, the project has had its share of repercussions as well. The initial project, originally at a cost Rs.of 49 billion, is currently said to be at Rs. 68 billion by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Not to mention the impact it has had on the route it is being constructed on. People on the roads are suffering because of the diversions, which has resulted in a larger amount of traffic jams on a daily basis. Not to mention the pollution and the impact that has. Makes you wonder, is the project actually worth the time being consumed, along with the barriers the people of Peshawar have to face daily? On a long term basis, the project can be a sure shot success for Peshawar, and PTI. It is expected for the project to be operational by the end of this year, something PTI will be dearly hoping for. In fact, this is probably the only project that the PTI Government will be so eager to finally end, to get it off their chest at last. Till then, people of Peshawar, all you can do is be patient, and wait.

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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SHAHID AFRIDI

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SHAHID AFRIDI

Shahid Afridi’s House, Nothing Less Than a Palace Shahid Afridi has just set foot in his brand-new home location in DHA Phase 8, Karachi. He announced it with a personalized home tour of his home. Lala has really hit this out of the park! The house—still undisclosed on size, price and exact location—is anything but ordinary. But, it is definitely no less than a palace. Although it is an addition to the already-available mansions in Phase 8, this one is as special as Boom Boom Afridi. The garden is the size of a stadium, and it is greener than the greens you’ve ever seen! Our advice to Lala: get a few floodlights, a pitch, and this house can easily host a very own Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Series! The basement has its very own table tennis table, pool table, and its very own projector cinema. It is also surrounded by the awards and achievements that Boom Boom Afridi has accumulated during his career. Not to mention, the framed jerseys of legendary former and current cricketers, which just adds to the beauty to this house. Lala surely takes his recreation seriously. The perfect attraction to this amazing house is the simple and elegant touch to his drawing room. What lifts this room are the souvenirs placed in it. For starters, there is a gold plated pistol, gifted to him by former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Raheel Sharif. In one corner is Shahid Afridi’s bat from which he scored the fastest century against Sri Lanka in 1996 — the bat that got him the title of Boom Boom Afridi. One can only dream of seeing that bat live, which gave Lala and Pakistan all the glory of that elusive record. The house has an outstanding view, and it is right by the sea, creating a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Shaaba Lala, this house is truly the biggest 6 you have ever hit. Looking for a house similar to this one? Browse Jagah Online’s listings, and find the perfect house for yourself!

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