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TITLE: Tallest buildings in Pakistan (3 towers 1 shopping complex)
PROJECT: Sheikh Zayed Business / Shopping Complex
LOCATION: Ferozepur Road, Lahore
COST: $250 Million (Rs 15bn)
AREA: 91 Kanals
JOBS: 30 Thousand People
INVESTORS: Dhabi Group UAE
CONSTRUCTION START: May 2005

Watch the Video - http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=Shaikh-Zaid-Twin-Towers

CM directive to construct SZ Complex
By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister, Ch. Pervaiz Elahi, has directed the concerned officials to implement the project of construction of a big commercial center, Sheikh Zayed Complex, over an area of about 91 Kanals at Ferozpur Road Lahore.

Chief Minister passed the instructions while presiding over a high-level meeting here on Monday.

The foundation stone of the project will be laid in May this year, after which construction activities would immediately be started.

An agreement between the Punjab Government and Dhabi Group and Associates of UAE is expected to be signed shortly after which a company will be formed in the name of Taawan. The Punjab government and Dhabi Group will have representation in the board of directors of the company, which will give a practical shape to the project. The chief minister said that the project would play an important role in the promotion of trade and recreational activities in the city besides creating 30,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.



Elahi okays Shaikh Zayed Commercial Centre

* Centre will be built on Ferozepur Road, cost Rs 15 billion
* Groundbreaking for Pakistan’s tallest building in May

Staff Report

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has approved the construction of a commercial centre, Shaikh Zayed Complex, on Ferozepur Road. The centre, consisting of a basement and three towers, will house a shopping mall, hotels, corporate offices and mini cinemas. Its construction will start next month.

The DHABI Group of United Arab Emirates will construct the tallest building in Pakistan over an area of 91 kanals at a cost of Rs 15 billion.

Chairing a meeting on Monday, the chief minister said that the centre would promote trade and recreational activities in the provincial metropolis and generate around 30,000 jobs.

The meeting was informed that the centre’s banquet hall would have a seating capacity of around 5,000 and its four parking basements would have space for around 4,000 vehicles.

The chief minister said that the Punjab government and the DHABI Group would soon sign an agreement to form a company, named Taawan, to execute the project. He said that the company would have directors both from the Punjab government and the DHABI Group.

Elahi said that Shaikh Zayed Complex would play an important role in generating economic activity in the province and would improve the living standard of the people.

Bashir Tahir, the DHABI Group chief executive, Kamran Rasool, the Punjab chief secretary, Salman Siddique, finance secretary, Sibtain Fazal Haleem, communication and works secretary, and Pervaiz A Shahid, the Bank Alflah executive incharge, attended the meeting.

Tahir said that his group was launching several projects in telecommunication, banking and other industries in Pakistan. He said that Shaikh Zayed Complex would give an impetus to trade and business activities.
 

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Ferozpur Road was an interesting choice...

And I thought PC Lahore would be the tallest in Pakistan; looks like it's lost it's title even before its construction...
 

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its the same site were the 5 star hotel was ment to be made right, by the dubai royal family, so i guess that gold tower at the back must be the 5 star hotel.
 

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Never thought I would ever see such massive infrastructure projects in Pak. Will it have a five star hotel?
 

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ZK said:
Never thought I would ever see such massive infrastructure projects in Pak. Will it have a five star hotel?
Seems like you dont know much about Pakistan.

This is just the start, just wait till KPT and LRR are completed.

5 star hotel is'nt a very rare thing in Pakistan, 5 star hotels are common in every major city, we are moving towards 6 start now (Please do not say that there is no such thing as a 6 star because we do have a standard above 5 star).
 

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the towers are 55 stroyes.


UAE investment is endorsement of Musharraf’s vision: Elahi

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LAHORE: Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi on Friday praised United Arab Emirates’ investment in Pakistan as an endorsement of President Pervez Musharraf’s economic policies.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for Sheikh Zayed Centre, a 55-storey building near Gaddafi Stadium on Ferozepur Road, Elahi said President Musharraf’s policies had given the nation hope for peace, progress and prosperity.

He said that the project was a joint venture between the Dhabi Group of UAE and the Punjab Government and cooperation and teamwork between the UAE and the Pakistani government would flourish in future.

He said that a new era of investment had begun in Pakistan and reflected enduring faith that the country was safe, secure and stable.

He said that Pakistan was now marching towards economic growth, prosperity and development in every sphere of life.

He said that the project was a symbol of determination and collective commitment to a better standard of living for the people of Pakistan. He thanked the Dhabi Group and Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan for their devotion for the welfare of the people of Pakistan.

The chief minister said that the centre would create 25,000 jobs. He said that late Sheikh Zayed had played a sterling role in Pakistan’s history in education, healthcare, farming, housing and aviation.

He said the UAE was a time-tested friend of Pakistan and this relationship was pivotal to the socio-economic well being of Pakistan. Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahayan, the UAE education minister, greeted the Pakistani government, especially President Pervez Musharraf, for ensuring friendly environment for foreign investment in Pakistan. He said that the Dhabi Group would invest more in Pakistan and take full advantage of incentives offered to foreign investors.

“I want to see Pakistan an economically strong nation,” said Sheikh Mubarak and added that the Dhabi Group would help Pakistan develop. He thanked the Punjab chief minister for his government’s cooperation in the project.

Punjab Governor Lt Gen (r ) Khalid Maqbool, provincial ministers, MPAs and senior officials were also present.

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Now the two towers aren't exactly twins... I'm not even sure if they're of the same height. I'll try my very best to get the pics of the new renderings.
 

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we have launched a $210 million project with Shaikh Al Mubarik Al Nahyan in Lahore. An entertainment complex will be constructed which will also house four cinemas. Then we will introduce for the first time IMAX cinema in the country at another entertainment complex under construction on MM Alam Road," Pervaiz said.

http://www.nation.com.pk/magazines/nationplus/2005/31-may/page4.htm
 

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I pray Allah make this dream a reality! We have been feeling really proud to have very huge, attractive and expensive advertisements, in Karachi's newspapers, about different tallest n highest buildings and other projects, even news of ground breaking ceremonies and inaugration ceremonies. Some are launched by private companies and some by Punjab govt.But, really painful thing is that whenever I visited Lahore I couldnt find many of these even under construction even local people are not aware of such projects. And sudenly we found , last year, MCB Tower, without any advertisement and with only 26 storyes, the highest in the country.Will anybody , living in lahore, inform me about what happened to Parco project of the highest building of the country in Lahore? Allah Hafiz!
 

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PARCO building will now be 20 storeys tall (not official) LINK

And PC tower has been given the green signal and its construction will start soon (It may have already been started).

There are doubts about The Sheikh Zaid towers. The tallest in the complex looks like 30 storey but many news papers and Nazim Lahore (addressing IAP) said it would be 55 storeys tall.

"He informed that two high-rise buildings of 40-storey and 55-storeywere being conducted in the City."
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CDG expresses ignorance about Zayed Complex

BY IQTIDAR GILANI
LAHORE - The City District Government has written to the Punjab Government expressing its ignorance about Sheikh Zayed Complex, which is to be constructed at Ferozepur Road.
The CDG has also raised the issue of a Rs 225 million commercialisation fee which the foreign investor of the mega-project contends is not payable.
The CDG High Level Design Committee (HLDC) has forwarded a note to the Punjab Chief Secretary expressing its ignorance about the details of Sheikh Zayed Complex and has sought future guidance for dealing with the project.
So far neither any government department or institution has any clue about the project nor has it been presented with the actual plan of the Complex.
According to the initial information about the project, it is the famous Dhabi Group of United Arab Emirates, which will execute Sheikh Zayed Complex, the tallest building in Pakistan over an area of 91 kanals at a cost of Rs 15 billion.
The Punjab government and the Dhabi Group have signed an agreement to form a company, named Taawan, with directors both from the Punjab government and the Dhabi Group. The Punjab chief minister, in a meeting with officials and representatives from Dhabi Group, had expressed hope that the project would play an important role in the promotion of trade and recreational activities in the city besides creating 30,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.
The complex consists of a basement and three towers, which will house a shopping mall, hotel, corporate offices and mini cinemas.
The centre’s banquet hall would have a seating capacity of around 5,000 and its four parking basements would have space for around 4,000 vehicles.
According to the LDA sources, a ‘note for the chief secretary’ was forwarded about a fortnight back to seek guidance from the Punjab government which has provided 91 kanal prime-land at Ferozepur Road to a Dubai based company on 30 percent equity for the government.
Sources at the Civil Secretariat confirmed that the CS office had received a note containing observations about Sheikh Zayed Complex from the Chairman HLDC, DCO Lahore.
The CDG has yet to get any guideline from the Punjab CS about the project.
According to these sources, the Dubai based company has not submitted a building plan of Sheikh Zayed Complex to the Lahore Development Authority, despite formal laying of the foundation stone by the Punjab chief minister last month. The Punjab Road Transport Company (PRTC) previously used this highly prized and centrally located piece of land as its depot. It was later auctioned but was not handed over to the successful bidder and the sale was cancelled in an arbitrary manner. The same piece of land instead was allocated for the construction of I Max theatre but later its venue was shifted to MM Alam Road and the plot was given to Dhabi Group for the construction of Sheikh Zayed Complex.
The LDA wanted to evaluate the proposed project and desired collection of commercialisation fee amounting to a whopping Rs225 million from the Dubai based company for changing the status of the land.
As the company has not submitted a building plan, the LDA is clueless about the height and other necessary details of the proposed Sheikh Zayed Complex and as such it could not evaluate the project keeping in view the master plan for Lahore.
According to sources, LDA can allow construction of 200 feet high buildings at Ferozepur Road but the foreign company wanted construction of three - towers-one for a hotel and of the remaining two one for apartments and the other for a shopping mall.
The representative of the Dubai based company, in a meeting with government officials, has contended that commercialisation fee was not payable as the site was already used by the PRTC for commercial purposes. The LDA has however claimed that the commercialisation fee was payable. The LDA officials have made it clear that the proposed site is a part of its Garden Town scheme and it has the right to collect commercialisation fee and process the building plan of Sheikh Zayed Complex.
One LDA official said that according to the set procedure, the building plan of the Complex would be submitted to the HLDC through LDA. He maintained that it was the HLDC that could allow construction on Ferozepur Road but the building plan should be submitted to the LDA for its processing and further presentation to the Committee.
Nishtar Town Municipal Administration on the other hand claims that the venue of Sheikh Zayed Complex at Ferozepur Road is in its jurisdiction and the building plan should be submitted to it for presentation before the HLDC.
http://www.nation.com.pk/daily/june-2005/15/index3.php

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chakar kia hay?

farhan said:
any update of this project
hey farhan~! i dont get one thing.....the twin towers u displayed in the 1st post doesnt resembles the rendering on the site....yeh kia chakar hay janiz....whch towers are those then...?
 

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kia chakar hay?

farhan said:
any update of this project
hey farhan~! i dont get one thing.....the twin towers u displayed in the 1st post doesnt resembles the rendering on the site....yeh kia chakar hay janiz....whch towers are those then...? :weirdo:
 
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