ISLAMABAD: One of Asia’s biggest construction tycoons and Pakistan’s top investor Malik Riaz has disclosed that Bahria Town Peshawar will sprawl over 100,000 Kanal land and it will be completed in the shortest possible period time of three years against the completion of Bahria Town Karachi in four years.

He said work would continue 24 hours on the project and it would consist of 200,000 plots, apartments, small and big houses for lower and middle class people.

In an interview to the Daily Jang, Malik Riaz said the town’s development work would start in the beginning of the next year and latest machinery and construction technology would be used. “Services of the world’s renowned architects will be hired for it. Its construction and security standards will be on a par with housings in Kuwait, Qatar and Dubai. Besides, 30 percent quota will be fixed for overseas Pakistanis. Moreover, like Bahria Town in Karachi and Lahore, facilities, including commercial mall, school, college, mosque, ultra-modern cinema house, hospital, dispensaries, zoo and theme park will also be built. The residents will not have to go out of the town as everything would be available in the Town,” he said, adding that uninterrupted availability of facilities, including water, electricity and gas would be ensured.

The property tycoon, who has fixed 70 percent of his income for deserving persons and public welfare projects, said that spending on deserving persons increases businesses. He urged other businessmen to spend half of their income on deserving people. He said that he spends on charity and Allah Almighty gives him seven times more.

Malik Riaz said that Bahria Town Peshawar would be made the most beautiful city of Pakistan. “With the blessings of Allah Almighty, not only Bahria Town Rawalpindi but also Lahore and Karachi were also made of international standards which are being appreciated by expert architects and construction companies from America, Australia, governments and the world media,” he added.

He said international awards conferred on him as the chief executive of Bahria Town in global competitions in Malaysia were also a clear proof of blessings of Allah on him. Malik Riaz said Bahria Town in Karachi, Rawalpindi and Lahore were developed in accordance with international standards and the world had praised them. “The credit for it goes to the Bahria Town team. My only contribution is to act upon on the advice of the team and make minor changes where necessary.” He said he intended to build a grand mosque of the Islamic world like the grand mosque of Bahria Town Lahore and the third biggest mosque of Bahria Town Karachi. He said he would serve the country and nation in true sense by fulfilling all the promises. “People are requested to support me in Peshawar Bahrian Town the way they backed me in Bahria Town Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi,” he added.

Earlier, the sales and marketing office of Bahria Town Peshawar was inaugurated. Bahria Town Chairman Malik Riaz Hussain was the chief guest. Social and business figures, Bahria Town management and other guests participated in the event.

Bahria Town country head Shahid Mahmood Qureshi called the project a game changer for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Bahria Town is the largest private real estate developer of Asia which is going to introduce modern lifestyle to Peshawar after Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Nawabshah.

People of Peshawar are of the view they were waiting impatiently for the project because they extremely trusted Bahria Town and all its projects. The affordable project will not only benefit locals but also spur economic development and create employment opportunities, they added.

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