PIA Township

PIA Township
پی آئی اے ٹاؤن شپ
PIA Colony
Township
Front south entrance
Coordinates: 24°53′25.5″N 67°08′27.8″E / 24.890417°N 67.141056°E / 24.890417; 67.141056
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Division Karachi
Cantonments Faisal Cantonment
Neighbourhood Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority
Established 1970
Government
  Type Cantonments[1][2]
  Executive Officer Rana Kashif Shahzad[3]
Area
  Total 0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
Elevation 20.4 m (66.8 ft)
Population
  Total ~5,000
  Density 25,000/km2 (60,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal code 75290
Area code(s) 34

PIA Township (Urdu: پی آئی اے ٹاؤن شپ) also known as PIA Colony is Pakistan International Airlines flat complex which is a major residential neighborhood & gated community located in Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority area of Faisal Cantonment in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The township was built for the employees working in PIA. The township has at least 1100 flats. The township is next to the Jinnah International Airport.

Location and layout

Shahrah-e-Faisal is the main road from the front entrance that connects the society to the city which does not allow vehicles to enter. The University Avenue is the second road which connects to the township which allows cars to enter the township. Society is also near Natha Khan Bus Stop, Acacia Country and Golf Club, University of Karachi, Lucky One Mall, Karachi Race Club, Drigh Colony railway station, Metro Cash and Carry and Karachi Safari Park.

Facilities

The township also has PIA Township Masjid, PIA Model Secondary School, Air Hostess Hostel and PIA Township Dispencery. Also many grocery and many other kinds of shops are also located in the township.

Security

The society lies in the Airport Police Station area. At the south and east entrances, there are several PIA township security guards who inspect and surveil foot or motor traffic coming in and out of the society for the security of the township.

PIA Boy Scouts Association (PIA-BSA)

PIA has its own Boy Scouts Association (PIA-BSA) located in the township which is working in partnership with Pakistan Boy Scouts Association.

See also

References

  1. "You've got mail: KMC suddenly sends bills to cantonment houses - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. ":: Cantonment Board Faisal ::". cbf.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  3. "Board – Cantonment Board Faisal". cbf.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-02-27.

Coordinates: 24°53′25.5″N 67°08′27.8″E / 24.890417°N 67.141056°E / 24.890417; 67.141056

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