Defence Valley is a joint venture between DHA Islamabad, Bahria Town, and Habib Rafiq. The plan includes a secure community with parks, utilities, commercial shopping, schools, mosques, and a hospital. The project's master plan was designed by the California-based company OJMR Architects. Habib Rafiq is responsible for the transportation infrastructure, while construction of DHA Homes was awarded to the Turkish company AREA. The master plan includes the following projects Defence Valley, Defence Valley (Overseas Block), Defence Homes and Defence Commercial Avenue The project launched in November 2008 and should have been completed by the end of 2014.
Kamran Kayani, brother of former Chief of Army Staff Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, is allegedly involved in a number of land scams including Defence Valley. The corruption watchdog National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigated Kamran Kayani and later issued his arrest warrants.
On 2 February 2011, a complaint was lodged with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the management of Defence Valley. The complainant Lt. Col. Tariq Kamal accused the management of Defence Valley of embezzlement in sale, development, and purchase of land in the subdivision. On the directions of Supreme Court of Pakistan, NAB submitted a list of 179 cases before the court. The list also included the Defence Valley case. Later, the same list was uploaded on NAB's website. The status of the Defence Valley case in NAB is "inquiry under progress", as of January 27, 2017.
On 3 August 2015, a report was submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Punjab Irrigation Department. The submitted report assured the Supreme Court that Dadhocha Dam would be built at the original site. The original site of Dadhocha dam had been included in the master plan of Defence Valley. On 27 January 2016, the district administration of Rawalpindi told the Punjab Irrigation Department to start constructing the stalled Dadhocha Dam to end its tussle with the Defence, Islamabad-Rawalpindi.