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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.