Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

THE PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW 

The Islamabad Master Plan (Policy)

Islamabad is currently in the process of reviewing its master plan. Like most cities in the developing world, Islamabad is facing insufficient public utilities, lack of affordable housing, commercial and office space, decaying public infrastructure, illegal and haphazard development and mushrooming slums. What was planned to be ‘a city of the future’ by its architect C. A. Doxiadis and named ‘Islamabad—the Beautiful’ by its residents is turning into another case of urban decay (see also PIDE Policy Viewpoints 2, 12 and 13 and Haque and Nayab, 2020).

LUBNA HASAN, AQEEL CHAUDHRY, AYAZ AHMED, and HANZLA JALIL

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