Complete List of CDA Approved Housing Societies

Finally, the time has come to invest your hard-earned money. You are almost there! There is just one thing holding you back and it is the fear of making a mistake. Making a decision without accurate information is not a sound way to make an investment. Why add another error by settling for an unsuitable place? The solution: Run a background check on each of your viable options to make an informed choice.
Development authorities across the country have become active under the supervision of the Supreme Court’s direct order to deconstruct any illegal real estate developments.

If you are in a housing society, you can check whether your housing society has been approved by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The CDA is the government body responsible for managing, developing, and regulating Islamabad's civic amenities and utilities.

In this article, we will share complete detail about CDA approved housing societies. But before that, I want to clear one thing. As per law, there are no unapproved housing societies in the country. There are only legal and illegal housing societies. Those who follow the procedure of approval from CDA are legal housing societies, and those who ignore this procedure are illegal housing societies.

Complete List of CDA Approved Housing Societies

This has led to a wave of chaos in people who had invested in those projects but unfortunately get no assistance from the law in this regard. In view of this situation, we have collected a complete list of CDA-approved residential projects so that you can check whether your housing society is safe or not!

Let me tell you one thing here that all these schemes have been approved to start construction work and issue NOCs for the transfer of land. And if your project is not on this list, then it means that it is non-existent or illegal.
Because of this, it is crucial to run a thorough check on the housing society, apartment or any real estate project you are eyeing to invest in.

To ease the decision-making of investors in this regard, development authorities like CDA have released an official list of approved and legal housing societies which you can go for. brings you a detailed list of CDA approved housing societies that are a great option for you to invest and live in without any uncertainty and legal scares.

Why Do You Need to Check NOC for Housing Societies?

If you’re a real estate investor or looking for a plot to build your house, you need to know that illegal housing schemes can be deconstructed anytime as per the order of the court. 

To avoid such unfortunate situations in the future, you need to be aware of the housing scheme you’re considering has proof of acquired NOC. 

Non-Obligation Certificate (NOC) is proof of legal permission that is given by the development authority of an area. This means that the government will supervise the project to be delivered in time, as long as it is legally approved according to the master plan.

A Full List of CDA Approved Housing Societies

This is a complete and CDA approved list of legal and approved housing properties that have been issued NOCs by CDA. This is a great source of information if you’re looking to invest. Let’s take a look at approved projects in Islamabad.

Bahria Town, Phase-II, III, V & VI
Bahria Town, Phase-II, III, V & VI
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Location: Mouza Kotha Kalan

Area: 2501 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1384

Layout Plan: Layout Plan approved on 08-08-2000. 

NOC: Issued on 05-07-2001

Bahria Town is a very popular project that has captured the attention of thousands of people around the country.
This project is in major cities, but in Islamabad, it is a popular area that shares one side with Rawalpindi.

This housing project is a legal real estate development in the capital and is spread across a vast land alongside Islamabad Expressway, and in close vicinity to DHA. Bahria Town has approved NOC for the development of a housing scheme. 

Bahria Town (Phase-VII-E)
Bahria Town (Phase-VII-E)

Location: Mouza Khota Kalan, Humak of GT Road (Near Soan Bus Stand)

Total Area: 711 Kanals

Residential Plots: 647

Layout Plan: Approved on 14-05-2012

NOC: Issued on 20-03-2015

This is an extension project as a phase for Bahria Town and was planned and approved after the initial phases were complete. This is a great opportunity for investors as the area is well-developed and famous for the value that it gives off the land. 

Cabinet Division Employees Co-operative Housing Society
Cabinet Division Employees Co-operative Housing Society

Location: Sectors E-16 & E-17

Area: 4405 Kanals

Residential Plots: 2749   View Details

Layout Plan: Layout Plan approved on 28-06-2004. Revised Layout Plan submitted.

NOC: Issued on 13-10-2004.

CDECHS is a developing project that is approved by CDA and has obtained NOC for real estate development in the area. This is a housing scheme that aims to provide a modern lifestyle and is located close to the city of Islamabad. 

The project aims to be a pedestrian and cycling-friendly neighborhood that has a serene atmosphere and close community. It is an up-and-coming project and great for investors who are looking for safe options. 

CBR Town
CBR Town

Location: Mouza Lohi BherOff Soan Garden Road, Islamabad Highway

Area: 1093 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1041  

Layout Plan: Layout Plan approved on 24-02-2007

NOC: Issued on 28-05-2009

CBR Town is a housing scheme that is a project of the Central Board of Revenue Employees Cooperative Housing Scheme (CBR-ECHS), in Islamabad.

The town is in neighbourhoods with Bahria Town and Soan Garden and is a fully developed housing scheme that has a complete facility of gas, water and electricity.
CBR Town is easily accessible through Islamabad Expressway and is an approved CDA housing scheme that you can invest in without any worry.

Engineers Housing Scheme
Engineers Housing Scheme

Location: Sectors D-16 & D-17

Area: 1156 Kanals

Residential Plots: 706   

Layout Plan: Approved on 01-03-2008

NOC: Issued on 08-11-2010

Engineers Housing Scheme is a vast housing project that has over 1000 Kanals of land under its umbrella. This housing scheme was specially introduced for government employees working in Grade -17 and onwards. 

This is a closed-community project that is built legally and is a good place to invest your money if you are looking for CDA approved projects. 

Gulberg Greens Housing Scheme
Gulberg Greens Housing Scheme

Location: Mouza Koral, Boora Bangial, Pahag, Darwala, Ghora Sardar

Area: (3862 Kanals already approved) Revised/ Extended land measuring over 18660.84 Kanals

Residential Plots: 409

Layout Plan: 3862.85 Kanals approved on 26-08-2011. Extended land measuring 18660.84 approved on 13-07-2018

NOC: Initially issued on 28-05-2012, Revised NOC issued on 26-06-2020

Gulberg Greens Islamabad is a huge project that is built on a vast area of land. Amongst the housing schemes in Islamabad, Gulberg is one of the most premium and well-developed housing projects that you can invest in.

It is easily accessible from Islamabad Expressway and takes about 20-25 minutes to reach the place. 

The project has vast commercial space, as well as farmhouse allocated areas and residential space that you can opt for. NOC was issued to Gulberg Green and is listed under CDA approved projects. 

Gulberg Residencia (IBECHS Ph-III) Housing Scheme
Gulberg Residencia (IBECHS Ph-III) Housing Scheme

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Location: Mouza Darwala, Khatreel and Sher Dhamyal, Darwala Road

Area: 19390.36 Kanals

Residential Plots: 12477

Layout Plan: 3799.09 Kanals approved on 18-06-2010. Revised/ Extended Layout Plan measuring over 19,390.36 Kanals approved on 18-03-2018.

NOC: Initially issued on 22-07-2011. Revised NOC issued on 01-06-2020.


Location: Sector E-18 (specified area)

Area: 1748 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1386

Layout Plan: Approved on 16-04-2004

NOC: NOC for development issued on 09-12-2010. 

(Sponsors of the scheme shall obtain formal NOC from concerned Local Development Agency)

Gulshan-e-Sehat is currently a developmental and investment project that has not initiated any construction. This project is in its very initial phases that is ideal for people who are looking for a long-term investment opportunity. 

CDA has provided approved NOCs for this housing society, however, further development and related NOCs will be issued later. 

Islamabad Gardens
Islamabad Gardens

Location: Sector E-11

Area: 811.50 Kanals

Residential Plots: 662

Layout Plan: Layout Plan approved on 10-06-2005. The completion plan was withdrawn.

NOC: Issued on 23-08-2005

Islamabad Gardens is a project of MPCHS located in Sector E-11. It is a beautifully developed housing project located in Islamabad. The area has a beautiful view of Margalla Hills in its backdrop and has a large number of houses developed in the area. 

Khayaban-e-Kashmir, Phase-I

Location: Sectors G-15/ F-15

Area: 3480 Kanals

Residential Plots: 2516

Layout Plan: Layout Plan approved on 25-04-2002. Action is being taken in the scheme area for the removal of unauthorised buildings.

NOC: Issued on 13-05-2004.

Khayaban- e -Kashmir is another one of the very popular investment projects and housing schemes that have been approved by CDA. Development in Phase-1 is currently in process, however other phases are still pending approval.

Soan Gardens
Soan Gardens

Location: Mouza Lohi Bher, Islamabad Highway

Area: 2985 Kanals

Residential Plots: 2401

Layout Plan: Approved on 15-06-1994

NOC: NOC issued on 09-08-2004 

Soan Gardens is one of the very popular housing schemes in Islamabad. It is a fully-developed area that spans over an area of about 2900 Kanals. 

Soan Gardens is directly accessible from Islamabad Expressway and is near PWD, which is another housing and commercial space in the city. Because of its convenience, it is a popular choice for people to build their homes and invest plots in. 

However, there have been problems with commercial real estate development in Soan Garden, and the approval is up for renewal by CDA which is still pending. 

Ministry of Interior Employees Co-operative Housing Society
Ministry of Interior Employees Co-operative Housing Society

Location: Sector G-16

Area: 1630 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1279

Layout Plan: Approved on 23-05-2005

NOC: No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued on 07-10-2010 is intact as per Court Order dated 11-11-2017 extended on 16-02-2018. (As intimated by Planning Wing CDA vide their letter No. CDA/PLW-HS(90)Revised LOP/2018/653 dated October 30, 2019)

The MIECHS is a CDA approved housing project that is located in Sector G-16. It has a wide area and is developing at a fast pace. Given its location and reputation, a housing project is a safe option for people who are looking to invest and construct houses. 

Multi Gardens, Phase-I
Multi Gardens, Phase-I

Location: Sectors A-17, B-17 & B-18

Area: 7673 Kanals

Residential Plots: 4670

Layout Plan: Approved on 27-09-2006

NOC: Issued on 30-01-2008

The Multi-Gardens project is very popular in sector B-17 that has developed at a very fast pace. It has a very organised town plan and is paved with green belts, a zoo, a mall, and houses. This project is CDA approved and is one of the very popular options that investors are going for. 

Naval Anchorage
Naval Anchorage

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Location: Mouza Sihala Khurd and Gangota Off Islamabad Highway, Japan Road

Area: 3702.70 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1339   View Details

Layout Plan: Initially approved on 21-07-2005, Revised LOP approved on 27-02-2020

NOC: Issued on 28-05-2020

Naval Anchorage is a housing project that is developed by Pakistan Navy, and it is a CDA approved project with a vast area of land that offers 1 Kanal, 14 Marla and 5 Marla Houses and Plots. It is developing at a very fast pace and is accessible through its own intersection at Islamabad Expressway.

Plans for extending the Naval Anchorage Housing scheme in surrounding land are in action, and currently seeking approval.

OPF Housing Scheme

Location: Mouza Ladhyot, Herdogehr, Pind Malkan, Japan Road

Area: 4683 Kanals

Residential Plots: 2246   View Details

Layout Plan: Approved on 17-04-2002

NOC: Issued on 08-10-2011

OPF Housing project is a housing scheme that is located in ICT Zone-5 and is a planned project that is approved by CDA. 

The housing scheme is developing at a fast pace with houses being constructed rapidly across the area. The housing scheme is easily accessible from Islamabad and Rawalpindi hence is a great opportunity for investors and home buyers alike. 

Margalla View Housing Scheme

Location: Sector D-17

Area: 1912.02 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1578   View Details

Layout Plan: Revised Layout Plan of the Scheme has been approved by the competent Authority on 31-12-2020, subject to fulfilment of terms & conditions mentioned in the Layout Plan approval letter No. CDA/PLW-HS(90)/2010-A/Vol-IV/04, dated January 01, 2021

NOC: Initially issued on 14-06-2002. Revised NOC is yet to be obtained by the sponsors of the scheme

Margalla View Housing Scheme (MVHS) was initially approved in 1995, with all NOCs clear from CDA. The total residential plots in the area amount to 1118, with over 2000 Kanals. The remaining land around is planned as commercial space and the development since its initiation has been drastic. 

Senate Avenue

Location: Mouza Herdogher, Gagri, Dharwala, Khartil and Paeja Off Japan Road

Area: 680 Kanals

Residential Plots: 569

Layout Plan: Approved on 21-02-2009

NOC: Issued vide letter # CDA/PLW-HS(RP)2(875)/2005/Vol-V/529 dated 12-11-2021

Senate Avenue is a very popular housing project that has been approved by CDA. It was first launched in the year 2002, and the plots were allotted to Senate employed on cash payment. However, now they are open to the general public as well, and due to their location, they are a very competitive and popular housing scheme. If you want to invest in location and a safe option, Senate Avenue is a good choice. 

Zara Housing

Zone: V

Location: Mouza Humak and Bhangrial Khurd, G.T. Road.

Area: 1516.70 Kanals

Residential Plots: 1419

Layout Plan: Initially approved on 05-07-2005. Revised/Extended/Amended/As-Built Layout Plan of Zaraj housing scheme sponsored by M/s Zaraj Group (Pvt) Ltd. is approved by competent Authority on 13-07-2020

NOC: NOC issued on 10-11-2005

Zara housing is a CDA approved housing area that is currently under development. It is in its investment phase, and if you are an investor, it is a great opportunity to invest in and get profit off it in the coming years. 

DHA Islamabad/Rawalpindi

Many people confuse CDA approval for DHA. The fact is that Defence Housing Authority does not require any approval or NOC because it is itself a development authority. Therefore, these are also a safe investment option 

This compilation of CDA approved housing societies will not only assist you to make the right decision but will also keep you safe from any illegal developments that will lead you to lose your money. 

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