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Gatwala Commercial Hub , Faisalabad is Punjab’s biggest and Pakistan’s second largest mixed use, real estate project. It has a covered area of over 3.1 million sq. ft.

This mega project, designed and developed by Shah Nawaz Associates, is located, at the junction of Canal Expressway and Lahore Sheikhupura Road. The road in front of the GCH project, has an average traffic count of 30 vehicles per minute. become, the city’s next mega center for trade, commerce, industries as well as residential projects.

 

Gatwala Commercial Hub

Surge in cement, steel prices

KARACHI: The prices of cement and steel have surged as the manufacturers increase the purchasing cost. The new prices of steel bars were increased by Rs5, 000 per ton to Rs128, 500, adding to a cumulative increase of Rs18, 000 per ton within the last one-and-a-half months. Similarly, the cement prices were also increased by Rs45 to Rs625 per 50 kg bag in the last two months. The data released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) highlighted a drop of 23 per cent in the local sales of the cement, whereas the overall exports of cement witnessed a plunge of 12 per cent. The hike in the prices of...

RDA to protect citizens’ investments by reviewing housing societies

RAWALPINDI: In an attempt to protect the investments of citizens and promote ethical real estate practises, the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has announced it will review housing societies, informed RDA Metropolitan & Traffic Engineering (MP&TE) Director, Shahzad Haider. This initiative is aimed at resolving matters pertaining to legal issuance of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to the residents of illegal housing societies from RDA, for the installation of utility services including water, gas, and electricity connections. The authority will highlight all the existing housing societies that do not abide by the existing by-laws. Out of a total of 300 private housing schemes, only 49 are legal. This is because many housing...

An Assessment of Pakistan’s early Urban Planning Policies (1947 – 1997)

Preamble Pakistan faced a myriad of challenges in the early phase of the country’s formation. Despite an influx of refugees, weak government institutions, and a plethora of urban challenges, Pakistan managed to steer itself out of the crisis. The article presents the public policies and programs which were adopted in dealing with the urban crisis in Pakistan during the first fifty years (1947-1997). The policies fall into three distinct phases in relation to the evolving political and economic regimes. The Iqbal Institute of Policy Studies (IIPS) presents an analysis of how successful these policies and programs have been in managing the urban crisis of Pakistan during the period....

آر ڈی اے کا قانونی اور غیر قانونی ہاؤسنگ سوسائٹیوں پر نظرثانی کرنے کا فیصلہ

راولپنڈی: راولپنڈی ڈیویلپمنٹ اتھارٹی نے قانونی اور غیر قانونی ہاؤسنگ سوسائٹیز کی فہرست پر نظرثانی کرنے کا فیصلہ کرلیا ہے تاکہ لوگوں کی سرمایہ کاری کو محفوظ کیا جا سکے۔ یہ فیصلہ اس ضمن میں کیا گیا کہ متعدد ہاؤسنگ سوسائٹیز عملی طور پر گراونڈ پر موجود نہیں ہیں۔ آر ڈی اے نے اِس تمام عمل میں محکمہء محصولات، مقامی حکومت، ضلعی کونسل اور دیگر محکموں کو شامل کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا ہے۔ وزیر اعظم عمران خان نجی ہاؤسنگ سوسائٹیز کے کام کرنے کے عمل کو باضابطہ بنانا چاہتے ہیں جہاں عوام نے بھاری سرمایہ کاری کی ہے۔ ہزاروں افراد بہت سی غیر قانونی ہاؤسنگ سوسائٹیز میں آباد ہوچکے...

Unmanageable Urbanisation in Pakistan

Preamble The uncontrolled urbanisation is fast becoming a nuisance for the people living in major cities of Pakistan. This blog by Iqbal Institute Policy Studies (IIPS) discusses the main drivers of urbanisation and the subsequent challenges faced in the health, housing, and transport sectors. The role of government in mitigating the harmful effects of urbanisation and the private sector’s efforts in spreading urban amenities to rural areas are also highlighted. Lastly, suggestions are presented to tackle the problems associated with urbanisation in Pakistan.   Research Questions What are the drivers of urbanisation in Pakistan? What are the subsequent challenges Pakistan faces due to rapid urbanisation? What are government policy and the role of...

LDA completes consultant hiring process for Lahore Master Plan

LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) completed the last phase of the hiring process of a consultant for the preparation of the Lahore Master Plan 2050. In a meeting chaired by LDA DG Ahmed Aziz Tarar, it was informed that a consortium of Dar-ul-Hindsa (Lebanon), Mine Heart (Singapore), and NESPAK (Pakistan) had been shortlisted, out of a total of seven, for the preparation of the Lahore Master Plan. The companies were finalized after the technical proposals submitted were analyzed by the consultant selection subcommittee.   For news and blogs, visit Graana.com. ...

لاہور ماسٹر پلان: ایل ڈی اے نے کنسلٹنٹ مقرر کرنے کا عمل مکمل کرلیا

لاہور: لاہور ڈیولپمنٹ اتھارٹی (ایل ڈی اے) نے لاہور کے ماسٹر پلان کی تیاری کے لیے کنسلٹنٹ مقرر کرنے کا عمل مکمل کرلیا۔ متعلقہ سب کمیٹی نے ٹیکنیکل پروپوزل پر نظرثانی کر کے تین کمپنیز کو شارٹ لسٹ کرلیا اور اپنی رپورٹ کنسلٹنٹ سلیکشن کمیٹی کو جمع کرا دی۔ ایل ڈی اے کے ڈی جی احمد عزیز تارڑ نے کنسلٹنٹ سلیکشن کمیٹی کی میٹنگ کی سربراہی کی۔ میٹنگ کو بتایا گیا کہ لبنان کی کمپنی دار الہندسہ، سنگاپور کی کمپنی مائین ہرٹ اور پاکستانی کمپنی نیسپاک کو سات کمپنیز میں سے منتخب کیا گیا ہے۔ اجلاس کو آگاہ کیا گیا کہ لاہور ماسٹر پلان 2050 کی تیاری میں...

Graana.com partners with SAP – A German multinational software corporation

ISLAMABAD: Taking a step forward in the digital transformation arena, Graana.com – the PropTech pioneers in Pakistan signs an exclusive deal with SAP – a German multinational software corporation. The agreement was signed by Mr. Sardar Naufil Executive Director TallyMarks Consultancy and Mr. Shafiq Akbar Chairman Imarat Group of Companies and CEO Graana.com. The prestigious attendees of the ceremony included Mr. Saquib Ahmad Country Director SAP, Mr. Haroon Khan Account Director, Mr. Shahab Malik Sales Lead TMC, and Group Directors Mr. Farhan Javed, Mr. Sharjeel E. Ahmer, and Mr. Arslan Javed.   For news and blogs, visit Graana.com.  ...

Can Regulations help Boost the Real Estate Sector?

Preamble The real estate industry in Pakistan is experiencing a phase of mushroom growth. This blog by Iqbal Institute of Policy Studies (IIPS) presents the need for regulations in the financial, administration, land-use, and the environmental domain to assess the subsequent impact on real estate growth. After mentioning key issues and problems of the real estate sector in Pakistan, an analysis of the implications of such regulations on real estate will be presented. The blog also suggests vital areas of policymaking and regulation, which will eventually boost Pakistan’s real estate sector.    Research Questions What are the problems of real estate in Pakistan? What areas require regulation in Pakistan’s real estate? What is...

Top 5 Locations to Rent a House under Rs. 30,000 in Karachi

Being Pakistan’s biggest metropolitan area, Karachi offers a fast-paced lifestyle with innumerable business and professional opportunities present. Karachi has a well-developed infrastructure, including well-reputed educational institutions, modern health-care facilities, and limitless entertainment options as well as tourist spots, offering a complete and comfortable lifestyle for residents. Karachi offers a remarkable variety of attractions and activities, ranging from sandy beaches to traditional bazaars, modern shopping malls, water-parks, best gyms, top cinemas and brings you flavours from all around the world in the 4-star hotels offering a myriad of cuisines, restaurants, and top coffee shops and cafes. Given its strategic location, business opportunities, and amenities, the city has been identified as one...