Infrastructure

Land Registration System in Pakistan: History and Challenges

January 31, 2022

Introduction Land Registration System is devised for comprehensive record-keeping of the documents related to land ownership, possession, and other property rights. The methods provide formal records for evidence of title, facilitate transactions, and prevent unlawful disposal of land. To understand the land registration system, it is vital to comprehend the[...]

PPDWP approves 4 development schemes worth Rs3.447 billion

January 28, 2022

LAHORE: Four development schemes of Urban Development and Roads Sectors, worth Rs. 3.447 billion have been approved by the Punjab Provincial Development Working Party (PPDWP).  The list of projects approved includes the upgradation of Lahore-Jaranwala Road - starting from Saggian Bypass till Begum Kot, worth Rs 740.568 million, Construction of[...]

Benefits of Living in High-Rise Buildings

January 27, 2022

Introduction Land in urban areas is becoming an increasingly scarce resource due to increasing global population growth levels and rising rural to urban migration trends, forcing urban planners to adopt vertical growth over horizontal expansion. Vertical development of the cities has emerged as a solution that can accommodate a large[...]

Graana.com launches Overseas Property Verification System

January 13, 2022

Transforming real estate practices for every Pakistani and indulging approximately 9 million Overseas Pakistanis living around the globe, Graana.com unveils Online Property Verification System (OPVS) to cater their housing needs in their homeland. The service was launched at the Overseas Pakistanis’ Convention 2022, organised by the Parliamentary Committee of Kashmir.[...]

28,000 acres of land illegally occupied: DC Islamabad

January 12, 2022

ISLAMABAD: The government has yet to take possession of 28,000 acres of land retrieved after encroachment, informed the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqat. The Standing Committee on Housing and Construction, chaired by  Senator Haji Hidayatullah Khan, directed DC Islamabad to submit a detailed report on the illegal development activities on[...]

Rethinking Lifestyle in Cohousing

January 11, 2022

Our lifestyles are dependent on our social structures. The way we design our homes are heavily influenced by the norms and values - the western culture is more inclined towards single-family structures. In contrast, the eastern culture promotes joint family structures. The reflection of our family directly influences the design[...]

Making Safe Investments through Property Verifications

January 10, 2022

Introduction Pakistan’s real estate sector offers itself as one of the most lucrative and stable investment options for millions of people. A healthy Return on Investment (ROI) makes it one of the most profitable sectors. However, real estate investment is more complex than buying a property at a lower price[...]

The Importance of Quality Listings in the Real Estate Sector of Pakistan

January 7, 2022

Introduction Property listings in real estate are property records for sale or rent by an authorised agent. Listed properties refer to the available properties in the market. In more legal terms, a listing also represents an agreement between an agent and property owner, allowing the agent to show and facilitate[...]

How to Make Your Home Office Work

January 5, 2022

Introduction The onset of COVID-19 transformed the work landscape permanently. The perception of remote work has changed in the last two years as both employers and employees have realized its potential benefits. However, employees are still struggling to find ways to make work-from-home more productive. The period during quarantine under[...]

LDA to initiate work on Gulberg-DHA signal free corridor next month

January 5, 2022

LAHORE: To resolve the congestion issues, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is all set to initiate the construction work on Gulberg-DHA signal-free corridor by next month. As per the official of LDA, the groundbreaking ceremony of the project will be held next month which will officially start the work on the[...]