Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

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THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

Housing Conditions in Pakistan: 1960-80

The paper sets out to examine the housing conditions, both quantitative and qualitative vis-a-vis population growth, particularly with reference to such factors as rural-urban migration, escalating prices of housing materials and the role of government agencies dealing in loans and plots distribution during the last two decades. Subsequently, the housing shortage is estimated by taking the habitation density level of 1960 as a bench mark. While analysing the quality of housing, composition of housing by the type of construction and various housing facilities available in them is considered.

M. Javed Akbar Zaki

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