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Regulating the unregulated real estate sector

Regulating the unregulated real estate sector

With around 220 million people, Pakistan is amongst the most populous countries in the world where millions of people are still living without basic necessities including proper accommodation. Pakistan’s real estate sector is traditionally unorganized and is characterized by various …

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Pakistan sees huge expansion in cement industry

Pakistan sees huge expansion in cement industry

PSDP, CPEC with private housing schemes likely to push and growth and development of the sector Huge rising demand encouraged cement manufacturers to invest Rs254 billion for expansion of their production capacities from 49.4 million tons to 72.8 million tons …

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Affordable housing dilemma

Affordable housing dilemma

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced 5 million affordable housing program for the welfare of poor, low income families. Affordable Housing Act should include the promotion of general welfare of the poor and low income families by providing fund and …

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Non tariff barriers in trade for protectionism

Non tariff barriers in trade for protectionism

Exports compose ample role in liberalized economies. But Pakistan export growth has performed unimpressively over the last years, following the similar global trade patterns. Pakistan succeeded World Trade Organization in 1995 after GATT (general agreement on tariff and trade) ends; …

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Improvement in railways system in near future

Improvement in railways system in near future

Revamp of the Pakistan railways would be completed within the next 120 days. The proposal to introduce standard-gauge rail track in the country under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects is duly considered. Steps are under way to provide …

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