Awareness Campaign partners with NOWPDP to empower and ensure inclusion of people with disability

September 16, 2021

Working rigorously to empower the community by staying true to one of its core values of inclusion, has announced its next partnership with NOWPDP - the leading disability organisation in Pakistan.  The partnership came into fruition after Director, Mr. Farhan Javed, signed an MoU with Executive Director NOWPDP,[...]

FATF: Real estate agents to share sellers/buyers information with FBR

September 1, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) issued a notice to real estate agents and builders to share data regarding all buyers/sellers before negotiating a deal to prevent terrorists from entering real estate deals in compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) conditions. In this regard, FBR has launched[...]

The Predicament of Katchi Abadis – Mehrabadi; A Case Study

August 12, 2021

In Pakistan, about 40.1% of the population lives in urban slums. In Islamabad, there are a total of sixty-three slums in 20 out of 26 union councils in the city, according to a 2017 national census conducted by UNICEF. The census further revealed that; Out of the total 1 million[...]

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[...]

Tips for Solid Waste Management in Pakistan

April 14, 2021

“Solid wastes are raw materials we’re too stupid to use” - Arthur C. Clarke   The situation of waste management in the world is in a heap of trouble. The principle of sustainability states that in a natural cycle without any human presence, the production of waste will be zero[...]

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[...]

SBP launches Service Desk Portal to facilitate borrowers under Govt Markup Subsidy Housing Finance

January 29, 2021

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) launches ‘Service Desk Portal’, to facilitate the general public to register housing finance complaints with the SBP directly through the portal. This initiative has been introduced for people to easily avail the government’s mark-up subsidy scheme for affordable housing. In addition, the central[...] and NUST make History Together

January 28, 2021

First-ever real estate certification programme in Pakistan to be taught by experts at NUST!   Once again, is all set to score a first in the real estate sector of Pakistan. This time, it is in the realm of academia – and is not alone in this[...]

How is the Global Hospitality Industry dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?

January 22, 2021

Preamble The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors of the economy on a national and international level. With worldwide airline capacity down by 70-80 per cent in April 2020, international business and leisure tourism witnessed a drastic decline signalling a regression in business for the upcoming period.[...] partners with Urban Innovation, ICTA to host Cycling Sunday in Islamabad

December 3, 2020, in collaboration with Urban Innovation and Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA) partners with Islamabad Cycling Association, ITP, Tobacco Smoke-free Islamabad, UNDP Urban Platform, MTB Islamabad, Prime Minister’s Tiger Force, and Critical Mass Islamabad to host ‘Cycling Sunday’. The recreational event will be held on December 6, starting at 12[...]