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Overview: Shikarpur Colony is a quiet and relatively secure residential area located near the Quaid-i-Azam’s Mazaar. It was established in the 1970s. The occupancy rate stands at 95%; property is in high demand.
What is nearby: Dawood University of Engineering and Technology, KDA Officers Club and Islamia College are a five-minute drive away.
Boundaries: Jigar Muradabadi Road (north), New MA Jinnah Road (east), Joseph D’Amno Road (south) and Dadabhoy Nauroji Road (west).
Total area: Approximately 150 acres.
Available utilities include: Electricity, gas, sewerage, telephones and water.
Nearby amenities include: Mosques, parks and schools.
Nearby recreational avenues include: Restaurants, clubs, shopping centres and sports complexes.
The prices of houses in Shikarpur Colony (in rupees) are as follows:
Plot sizes (sq yds) Purchase price ranges Monthly rental ranges
500 30-35 million 25,000-45,000
1,000 45-58 million 55,000-80,000
– Uzma Nawaz
Information provided by Gul Estate, Karachi.
First published in the Real Estate Section of The DAWN National Weekend Advertiser on June 9, 2013.