Magnitude of Real Estate Sector in Pakistan

According to research, real estate sector of Pakistan is the second largest employer for the people locally after agriculture. It’s also considered as the multi-million $ industry of the country, which can be gauged from the domestic real estate assets market value that is about 700 Billion USD. Furthermore, the share of housing & overall real estate sector in Pakistan’s economy – it contributes over 2% of total GDP. Real estate industry of Pakistan is also the backbone of urban economy, since it also involves many other business activities as well.

Real Estate Sector in Pakistan

Linked Business to Pakistan Real Estate Industry:

The associated business and industries with countries real estate sector makes it a syndicate. Because, these all elements makes it a proper industry and none of the businesses can survive without each other. The associated industries to real estate sector of Pakistan comprises of Bricks industry, Cement, Steel, Marble, Furniture & Wood, Sanitary, Aluminum and last with some other small ones includes Paint Industry.

These all manufacturing and services sector are interconnected with real estate sector of Pakistan. Also these all industries and business provide employments to thousands of native people, and nothing could be constructed in real estate sector without these essential elements of real estate industry mentioned above.

Why Domestic Real Estate Sector is Considered Viable:

The ample reason behind this conjecture is based upon realistic aspects that why real estate industry in Pakistan remained dynamic for many years now and still growing. The rational of this viability in domestic real estate sector is because, the over 65% rural population of the country always remain in hunt of lucrative investment in real estate sector. So, with the acute of hefty rural population of first buying a plot in urban areas for building a home later is a major aspect that’s why heavy investment being made in housing schemes time to time.

Although, not all people buy a new plot or property for constructing a home in Pakistan, most of them who already own a house do it as an investment point of view. Because, the rate of properties is bound to rise significantly in future and so people buy and then sale these properties eying heavy margins from generic prices from the past. This is the form of long term investment locally and a very lucrative solitary. As a result, buying and selling of properties 365 days in Pakistan keeps the real estate industry flowing.

One of the other most vital reasons of the boom in the real estate sector of Pakistan is the dream of owning house in Pakistan. Some people easily have it as an inherit properties but countless other Pakistani’s still has to work hard for fulfillment of their wish concerning own house. Therefore, these people become the main fuel for the real estate business in the country. This huge population of the country, who does not have possession of any house, invests heavily in real estate sector.

Obstacle for the Sector:

Some of the pondering aspects that is making real estate sector of Pakistan stumbling include under mentioned ones.

  • Land Grabbing
  • Scam Housing Schemes
  • Congestion of Projects
  • Poor Law & Order Situation
  • Dubious Investment Sources
  • Transfer and Registry Issues (Legal Framework)

These all pessimistic aspects prevailing in the country playing the rule of evil spirit and stopping not only local investor to invest more but foreign investors as well. Resolve of these issues will surely further amplify the productivity of real estate industry of Pakistan.


Undoubtedly, real industry of Pakistan has immense potential as the ever growing population of Pakistan, which has touched 190 Million. So, to conquer the housing need of this gigantic population, the domestic real estate industry will surely have to play a fundamental role. Thus, we can expect establishment of more wonderful real estate venture in Pakistan as the time progresses following latest trends.

Saleem Janjua