In 1947, Pakistan was freed from the clutches of the British Empire and Kolachi, now known as Karachi, became the first capital. But in the 1960s, Islamabad was made the capital of Pakistan. The city was planned by a Greek architect, named Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis, and it is demarcated into eight areas, including industrial sectors, diplomatic enclave, educational sectors, residential areas, and commercial zones. Owing to its picturesque views and breathtaking natural beauty, it is a popular city to live in.
The real estate sector of Islamabad has grown considerably in the recent past. Housing projects that were built over the last decade include Bahria Enclave, Park View City, Star Enclave, which is near Bani Gala, Eighteen Islamabad and Taj Residencia. Islamabad Express Highway is now a signal free corridor, a development that has led to a significant increase in property prices which is situated nearby, such as Soan Gardens and Gulberg Greens.