Like all the other pillars that make up the country’s foundation, real estate may be the one that has withstood the test of time the best. As evidenced by the real estate industry study in Pakistan. Since the times of the Covid-19 pandemic and the full suspension of all socioeconomic activity, real estate statistics in Pakistan in 2022 have remarkably improved.
Since it is the only industry in Pakistan that was prospering at the time was the construction and real estate sector. For various reasons, the real estate business still possesses latent human capital for growth and development. To begin with, the construction industry accounts for only 2.53% of the Gdp of Pakistan.
The prospect of the property market in Pakistan is bright, thanks to the most favorable business climate in the country. Pakistan’s government took the following critical initiatives to support the country’s faltering economy, growing population intensity, and highest levels of unemployment.
Reduced Rate of Net Earned Income
To boost stagnant economic growth, the PTI administration proposed a 25% reduction in the tax on net capital gains. It was well-received and received by investors since it significantly expanded investment trade.
So far, the real estate statistics in Pakistan 2022 are more than satisfactory and hopeful. Avoiding cosmetic measures and implementing the most supportive policies can secure the sector’s growth.
Current situation of law imposition
Previously, capital gains or profits were taxed based on the time the property was held.
- There will be a 10% increase during the 1st
- There will be a 7.5 percent gain in the 2nd
- For the 3rd year, the rise would be 10%.
If you sell your house within three years, you will not have to pay any further CGT. Unfortunately, this technique jeopardizes the holding period or the length of time that an investor keeps the property for himself. The holding period was so short that acquired residences were only for resale.
Advancement in the job sector
In Pakistan, there is an oversupply of labor and daily wage employees. The real estate business was the sole sector that used this enormous labor supply. Currently, 8% of the construction industry’s overall labor force is employed.
This one-time rise in the job sector will have a rippling effect on other businesses after boosting the building industry. Surprisingly, over 40 firms in the industry in this densely populated country are directly related to the real estate sector.
Benefits available in 2022 and beyond years
Now housing developers and building firms can register their works and projects under the tax amnesty scheme. This relieves them of the burden of establishing their sources of revenue and allows them to benefit from the set tax rate.
Because of the delayed date and time, property investors can now avoid declaring their financing sources and profit from a fixed tax structure. For instance, it was November 22nd, 2021, and currently, it is March 21st, 2023.