Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


The Paradox of Housing Societies in Islamabad

Date : Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 03:00 PM PST
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem Ul Haque, VC, PIDE
Speaker :

Malik Tariq Hussain, Vice President, Media Town Islamabad
Farhan Javed, Group Director, Graana & Imarat
Lubna Hasan, Senior Research Economist, PIDE

Housing Societies have gained in importance overtime as they provide shelter to the urban dwellers. However, these Societies have to work under the ambit of Local Development Authorities, who have a stringent regime for granting approvals. Same is the case with Capital Development Authority, which manages development of Islamabad. How does its regulatory regime measure upto the yardstick of a pro-development and efficient regime. In this webinar, we will discuss the processes as well as bottlenecks that developers face while seeking permission for the development of a society.