Mr. Zaigham Mahmood Rizvi – Chairman Task Force Naya Pakistan Housing Program.
Team Members Task Force Naya Pakistan Housing Program.
Government Policy on Housing
The housing sector has largely been neglected by various Governments in Pakistan. If at all, it got any attention of the Political Leadership, it never moved beyond mere political slogans. Even if some work was done at the government level, it did not move beyond some desire and discussions and was not even put on any drawing table.
Pakistan is currently facing an overall housing backlog of 11-12 million housing units. The urban housing shortage is estimated to be around 4 million. Pakistan’s urban population is one-third of the total population, which is expected to reach 50% by 2050. Most of the urban housing backlog is in low and lower-middle income segments of the population. On the supply-side, the housing developer industry has been active in supplying units to middle and upper-middle segments of the population. The people at the Bottom-of-Pyramid (BoP), overall estimated at 20% of the population, largely live in illegal habitat, squatter settlements, and slums (Katchi Abadis). Housing supplies for low and lower-middle segments are commonly termed as Social Housing Segment, while housing market for upper-middle and high-end segments of the population are known as Market Housing Segment.