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Rising Problems of Urban Development in Pakistan

July 29, 2022

The rising problems of unmanaged urban development in Pakistan have stressed the economy and the issue needs to be dealt with better policies. Over the past few years, Pakistan had the highest urbanisation rate in South Asia. According to the United Nations Population Division, nearly 50% of Pakistan’s population will[...]

The Cost of Land Encroachments and anti-encroachment drives in Pakistan

November 25, 2021

Introduction Anti-encroachment drives against illegal housing and development projects have recently been making headlines in Pakistan. Land encroachment occurs when a property owner trespasses onto the nearby property by building or extending structures beyond its boundary. Land encroachment is common in Pakistan due to outdated physical surveys and demarcation of[...]

List of NOCs required for Project Approval in Jurisdiction of CDA

November 24, 2021

The construction of any real estate project requires several approvals in the form of a ‘non-objection certificate’ (NOC) from the regulatory development body, constituted according to the policies approved by the Federal Government. The NOCs ensure timely approval of layout and construction plans, issuing requisite NOCs from concerned departments and[...]

The Role of Cadastral Mapping in identifying Encroachments and Illegal projects

November 22, 2021

Transforming the real estate practices, ‘Cadastral Mapping’ is defined as a comprehensive system to highlight the boundaries of subdivisions of land, help determine the property’s location, indicate its size and shape, and reveal geographic relationships that affect property valuation. This Digital technology was recently launched in three major Pakistan cities[...]

PM Imran Khan to launch digitised cadastral map of Islamabad today

September 8, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to launch Islamabad’s digital cadastral map today. The initiative aims to control the tampering of land records and monitor ongoing construction projects through extensive imagery to provide accurate and updated information about land ownership through a single click, especially for the overseas Pakistanis.[...]

Anti-encroachment drive to be initiated in Peshawar

August 31, 2021

PESHAWAR: The authorities announced an anti-encroachment drive within the provisional capital, under the Peshawar Revival Plan, in a meeting chaired by division commissioner Riaz Khan Mehsud. After a detailed briefing, the municipal administrations and the traffic police of the four towns were tasked to submit a report after surveying within[...]

FBR unveils E-Audit System

June 3, 2021

ISLAMABAD: To facilitate taxpayers, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has unveiled ‘E-Audit’ implementing online audit meetings, abolishing the need to attend a hearing by going to tax offices or FBR Headquarters. Under the new regulation, the board will conduct meetings through electronic means, including video links or any other[...]

Impact of ‘Land Encroachment’ category on real estate sector

April 10, 2021

Land encroachment is one of the major impediments in urban development. This illegal activity is a common practice not only in Pakistan but also dominates a major portion of urban culture in many developing nations. The land encroachers do not have a defined set of patterns, they illegally occupy public[...]

Structures in Rawalpindi violating building by laws: RMC

February 27, 2020

RAWALPINDI: Several commercial and residential structures constructed in the city over the course of the last five years are in violation of the building by-laws, notified a report submitted to Rawalpindi Commissioner Muhammad Mahmood. The identification of all such structures had been tasked to the Rawalpindi Metropolitan Corporation (RMC). The[...]
CDA mulls converting H-16 into residential sector for affectees

CDA mulls converting H-16 into residential sector for affectees

February 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: For those owners whose lands have been acquired by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and are entitled to alternate plots, the civic body is considering converting H-16 from an educational sector to a residential one. This was confirmed by CDA spokesperson Syed Safdar Ali, who said that changing the[...]