Centaurus Mall is one of the most famous shopping malls in Pakistan and is ranked among the biggest. By looking at the vast building and thinking of the revenue that it generates, a question might arise in your mind who the owner of Centaurus Mall Islamabad is? Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan is the owner and CEO of Centaurus Mall Islamabad.
Who is The Owner of Centaurus Mall Islamabad?
Owner of Centaurus Mall Islamabad, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, is the younger brother of Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, Prime Minister of Azad and Jammu Kashmir. He was also the former President of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sardar Ilyas Khan had done MBA from Kingston university London and BBA (Honors) from the American University of Dubai. He also inaugurated Double Decker Tourism Bus Service in Islamabad,
He has organized several events like the largest mango festival, technology parks, the largest automotive festival of twin cities, Pakistan property, construction, housing and industrial expo, the international cycling gala, and the Corona Vaccination Drive.
Centaurus Mall Islamabad
It is one of the largest shopping malls in Islamabad. It is a five-storied building that provides all the amenities that one looks for in a shopping mall. The mall contains almost 250 stores with many top brands of Pakistan to get anything you want under one roof.
Some famous brands in Centaurus Mall are Scentsation, Khaadi, Gul Ahmed, Sapphire, Junai Jamshed, Nike, International Watch Company, Charles and Keith, Hub Jafferjees, Hush Puppies, Sputnik Footwear, etc.
On the top floor is the food court, where a wide variety of food is available, from desi to international cuisines from famous food brands of Pakistan.
Centaurus Mall Construction
The Centaurus consists of three skyscrapers that house almost every necessity of life. You can live, work, shop, entertain and eat in one place. Centaurus Mall Islamabad’s three buildings contain corporate offices, residential apartments, a five-star hotel, and a four-story shopping mall. Two towers are designated for residual purposes and one for corporate.
This large mall has a lot of facilities like 250 brand stores, entertainment, and a food court. British architectural firm WS Atkins designed the architecture of the building. The construction cost around $100 million.
The Centaurus Mall has entertainment facilities for people of all ages. The mall provides a big movie theatre named “The Centaurus Cineplex” for adult entertainment, which screens many Hollywood and Lollywood movies for regular enjoyment. There is a spacious kid’s play area called “Fun City”. The fourth floor of the mall is allotted for entertainment purposes.
Food Court is also on the fourth floor, where many international and national food chain stores can be found. There are multiple international coffee shops in The Centaurus Mall, like Cinnabon and Gloria Jeans.
Centaurus Mall Entry Fee
Malls have become a place for hangouts for families and groups of friends. They usually come to the malls to pass their time and crowd the area. It affects the reputation of the mall because the actual shoppers feel disturbed while shopping in crowded areas. To prevent this, the mall administration enforced an entry fee which caused controversy.
In a Public Notice, Centaurus Mall stated the exception of 23 categories from the entry ticket requirements. The categories included women, children under 12, senior citizens, legislators, diplomats, foreign nationals, business leaders, journalists, country Club Members, Registered Engineers, Doctors, Instructors, and Attorneys. Moreover, celebrities and renowned hockey, cricket, golf and football players can enter for free.
This initiative was taken to prevent overcrowding in the mall. So, the shoppers can comfortably shop, get entertained and dine in peace.
Centaurus Mall Fire
On October 9, 2022, the building of Centaurus Mall mysteriously caught fire and the whole food court burnt into ashes. The rest of the building was also severely affected. The mall remained closed for a few weeks but reopened on October 24 2022.
After all these details, you might very well know about the owner of Centaurus Mall Islamabad and the building itself.