PM’s vision in peril as steel price skyrockets

The prime minister’s low-cost housing initiative is under threat due to the rise in steel and cement prices. The construction costs of projects have gone up which could result in the builders not being able to deliver in the price limits set by the government, rendering the whole initiative unsustainable.

Abdul Razak Dawood Explains Government Priorities: Exports!

Managing Editor GVS sits down with Mr. Razak Dawood to understand the export challenges faced by the government and how it intends to deliver. He provides a framework that the government is working on to cope with all these challenges and to achieve the targets set forth.

Zeeshan Ali Khan CEO ( In-Depth On The Real Estate Market’s Digital Transformation

Zeeshan Ali Khan, founder & CEO,, sits down with GVS for a detailed discussion on how digitalization is transforming the country’s real estate sector and how PM Khan's success in kick-starting a housing mortgage market can be a game-changer.

Amnesty Scheme should be extended

The government should negotiate with the IMF to secure a two-year extension for the amnesty scheme offered to the construction industry that ended on 30 June, 2021.

Minister for Housing and Works’ message on construction sector

Tariq Bashir Cheema, Minister for Housing and Works, elaborates on the significance of the construction sector and the role of the prime minister's initiative on low-cost housing in boosting the country's economy.

Judicial Reforms: Pakistan’s need of the Hour

The Chief Justice of Pakistan can create history by opening and leading the process of judicial reforms in the best interest of Pakistan.

Prime minister’s message on housing

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, explains his vision for low-cost housing in Pakistan and how it is being implemented.

General Anwar Ali Hyder Chairman (NAPHDA): Unpacking The Low-Cost Housing Initiative

Editor GVS sat down with Chairman, Naya Pakistan Housing Development Authority (NAPHDA), Gen. Anwar Ali Hyder to discuss Prime Minister's initiative on low-cost housing.

Pakistan’s Failure to promote Low-Cost Housing? A Historic Overview

Overview of the challenges highlights the lack of mortgage financing driven primarily by weak foreclosure laws and inadequate land registration and titles documentation, among other reasons.

Karachi Cantonments need unified building bylaws

A new draft law was agreed to in 2019, showing signs of a possible solution, but the sluggish bureaucratic system ended it.

Construction sector builds the economy but needs attention

The construction industry continues to face severe obstacles shaking the confidence of builders, developers, and investors. The Government needs to direct more attention to this vital sector.

Walking through Spain’s Islamic history

The Spanish Embassy and JS bank held an event showcasing a beautiful coffee table book on the Islamic history of Spain 'Walk through Spain'.