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Economy/Politics

Documenting a Country’s Real Estate Economy

For too long, Pakistan’s economy has remained largely undocumented and informal. This has caused a lot of trepidation both within the country and internationally. Locally, everyone knows that the country’s real estate sector has been used to park a significant amount of black money as well as launder money.  When we say ‘black money’, we… Keep Reading

Politics

How Infrastructural Development Dictates Real Estate Trends in Islamabad

Infrastructure developments across the globe dictate real estate buying trends. The practice to benefit from such developments is particularly common among veteran real estate investors. In this regard, access to correct information and the status of on-ground development work is crucial. This is often why only a select few people end up benefiting from these… Keep Reading

Politics

Will Pakistan be successful in reforming its real estate taxation regime?

Pakistan’s real estate sector is known within the country not only for its (unnecessary) complexity but also for its resistance to any form of structure, regulation or organization. Nothing surprising about that, however. The state of affairs suits both the professionals and businesses engaged in real estate activity. It may not exactly suit the government… Keep Reading

Business/China

Are CPEC-linked Property Rate Hikes in Pakistan Short-lived?

Investment security figures as a major concern for foreign investors who contemplate benefiting from Pakistan’s emerging role in the global economic and trade designs of its domineering Chinese neighbour up north. The two countries signed a USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement back in 2015. And since then, the Pakistani state and its… Keep Reading

China

Xinjiang Issue and China’s Public Image in Pakistan

Xinjiang Issue and China’s Public Image in Pakistan by Dr. Khuram Iqbal On November 2nd, 2018, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is heading to China for a meeting with the top Chinese leadership. Besides concessional loans for Pakistan, both sides are expected to take stock of issues ranging from “Make in Pakistan” to Naya Pakistan Housing Project… Keep Reading

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