Construction relief package boosted cement sector growth: APCMA

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) Muhammad Ali A. Tabba has said that the relief package provided by the government boosted cement sector growth through increased demand in construction sector. While speaking to a news agency, he

Economic recovery

The PTI government is developing the economy while removing the obstacles created by the opposition either by political rallies or spreading fear that the nation is not on the right track. I am stunned by the sheer ignorance of the

Projects worth Rs157bn registered under PM’s construction package: FBR

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has said that 348 people have registered 389 projects with a total estimated cost of Rs157 billion so far under the Prime Minister’s construction package. The pace of registration is getting momentum as

Pakistan’s economy continues to improve: Hammad Azhar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar has said that Pakistan’s economy continues to improve. Hammad Azhar took to Twitter and wrote that Pakistan’s trade deficit continues to shrink. According to him, industrial production is showing strong growth. Pakistan’s

Karachi has special importance in development of construction sector: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said Karachi being the commercial hub has special importance in the development of the construction sector. He was presiding over a weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction and Development. The prime

Illegal construction continues in Islamabad during Eid break

ISLAMABAD: Illegal construction continued in the federal capital during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) being complacent and unable to take any action. The Enforcement Directorate of the CDA has been unable to act on directives to

Govt to launch Rs400 billion construction-related projects: Minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said construction-related projects worth Rs400 billion will be initiated in the last quarter of the current year. Addressing a news conference, the minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan is giving special

Domestic cement consumption decline first time in six years

LAHORE: Cement sales increased by 29.94 percent in June 2020 to 4.623 million tons from 3.557 million tons in June 2019, ending the fiscal year 2020 on a positive note after a decline for three consecutive months. According to the

PM forms high-level committee on housing, construction

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction and Development. The objective of the committee is to coordinate and facilitate the government’s policy of promoting construction and development related activities, especially affordable housing projects

Reviving construction industry

Since independence, the construction industry has not been given much importance in the country. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan is the first ruler in the country’s history to give the construction sector the status of an industry. The construction industry

SBCA fails to control illegal constructions

KARACHI: The Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) has failed to control illegal construction in the city, just as reports emerged that a five-storey building collapsed in Lyari. Earlier, a five-storey building had collapsed in Liquatabad but the SBCA authorities failed

Construction sector relief

The construction sector is often considered as the spinal cord of a nation’s economy. Whenever tragedy strikes a nation, a crisis develops, or there is an economic crunch, or even if the government is providing any relief measures, the construction

Incentives or amnesty

After showing reluctance in imposing a complete lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted to re-open the agriculture and construction sectors along with allied industries for business to mitigate the economic effects of the

PM announces stimulus package for construction industry

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced an incentivized package for the construction industry in order to increase employment opportunities in the country in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Announcing the package on Friday, the prime minister said those who

Illegal construction on rise in Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Unlawful construction in diplomatic enclaves in the Federal Capital’s most sensitive area still continues, under the support of corrupt officials of Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad. Reportedly with the connivance of corrupt officers of the Building Control Department

PM vows to provide facilities to promote construction sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed the government’s determination to provide all out facilities to the promotion of construction sector in the country. Th prime minister, while chairing a meeting in connection with promotion of construction sector, said

Illegal construction under CDA support continues in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Illegal construction continues in the federal capital, while Capital Development Authority (CDA) staff have quietly taken their share in illegal construction in the most expensive area of ​​Islamabad. According to details, illegal construction is underway on the second floor