On April 3rd 2020, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan announced incentives for the construction industry in order to increase employment opportunities in the country in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. These incentives included a major tax exemption for investment in projects under the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority, the PTI government’s low-cost housing programme.
In Tabadlab Policy Roundtable 04, we speak to a housing developer, a real estate finance guru, a low-cost housing expert, an urban planner and an international financial institution specialist about the incentive package, and what it could mean for the country’s goal of bridging the housing shortage gap through supply of affordable housing.
- Jawad Aslam
CEO, Ansar Management Company
- Ibrahim Khalil
Non-Resident Fellow, Tabadlab
- Fizzah Sajjad
Research and Policy Director, Mahbub ul Haq Research Center, LUMS
- Huma Sattar
Researcher, Consultant Economic & Public Policy, Business Recorder
- Namoos Zaheer
Senior Specialist, The World Bank