Near Lahore’s Walton Road, Seth Abid’s leftovers are up for grabs

Silently and almost in obscurity, Premier Villas has become popular in a location where the real estate market seemed dead. Here’s how it happened

A strange sight is emerging in a small corner of Lahore. In the area of Lahore’s Walton Cantonment Board, where development work has ground to a halt, roads languish broken and neglected, cleanliness is a daily challenge, and encroachments are a common sight, an unusual development has taken place.

Right off main Walton Road is Premier Villas. The little gated society has quietly and swiftly come alive. The area in which the housing society exists is not particularly big. In fact, most of the plots being sold (and yes, plots are being  

Quietly and swiftly, a housing society has sprung up on a small piece of land bordering the Defence Housing Authority (DHA). Despite the surrounding chaos, plot buying and selling have already begun, and the society is selling plots ranging from 3 to 10 marlas at rates of Rs 20-22 lakhs per marla. How is this little parcel of land developing so quickly in an area of the city where land disputes and confusions have caused real estate development to slow down to all but a stop? 

The reason is Seth Abid.

 

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Shahab Omer
Shahab Omer
The writer is a member of the staff and can be reached at [email protected]

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