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Focusing on a full day convention with real estate industry players on major game changing topics & panel discussions that will follow it.

Smart, Safe & Sustainable Building technologies Convention

A convention focusing on addressing global climate change through Tech innovations in building technologies, whilst creating smart, safe and sustainable housing solutions
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Tentative Programs

Session 1 ⤵️

9:30 am - 10:00 pm


10:00 am - 10:15 am

Convention Opening


10:16 am - 10:30 pm

Housing approaches for sustainability in Pakistan: Some perspectives

Amer Saleem Qureshi
10:31 am - 10:45 am

Role of Architecture in upliftng the dynamics of real estate in Pakistan

Thought leadership talk

Eng. Rizwan
10:46 am - 11:00 am

Shaping the future of Construction Industry

Thought leadership talk

Muhammad Kamran Basit
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educating for smart, sustainable and environment friendly real estate development

Panel Discussion

Mr. Arif Changezi
Mr. M. Hasan Bakhshi Mr. M. Hasan Bakhshi
Mr. Muhammad Ejaz
Dr. Saeed Ud Din Ahmed
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Engineering the future: Innovation in smart buildings

Thought Leadership talk

Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry
12:25 pm - 12:55 pm

Local & environmentally safe materials in projects

Panel Discussion

Faheem Rao
Mirza Abbas Mirza Abbas
Ar. Purnia Farukh
1:00 pm -

Closing remarks & Vote of thanks


Session 2 ⤵️

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm



Chief Guest Chief Guest
2:16 pm - 2:30 pm

China's Journey in PropTech Innovation: Lessons & Collaborative Opportunities

Keynote speaker

H. E Mr. Yang Yundong H. E Mr. Yang Yundong
2:31 pm - 2:45 pm

Integrating Cutting-Edge Proptech Solutions in Pakistan's Real Estate Development: A vision for the future

Thought Leadership

Mr. Asif SumSum
2:56 pm - 3:10 pm

Embracing PropTech for Sustainable Urban Development in Sindh

Thought Leadership

Mr. Kamran Tessori
3:11 pm - 3:25 pm

PropTech & Future of Real Estate of Pakistan

Thought Leadership

Mr. Zohaib Khan Mr. Zohaib Khan
3:26 pm - 3:40 pm

Transforming the Real Estate Landscape through Technology - The Falaknaz Way

Thought Leadership

Mr. Fayyaz Ilyas Mr. Fayyaz Ilyas
3:41 pm - 3:55 pm

Building Smart Home Solutions - From Legacy to Future

Thought Leadership

Mr. Rizwan Adhia Mr. Rizwan Adhia
3:56 pm - 4:10 pm

Revolutionizing Construction & Development: The Role of Proptech in shaping Future Cities

Thought Leadership

Mr. Raheel Rinch
4:11 am - 4:50 pm

The Future of Real Estate Investment: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of REITs in the Digital Age

Panel Discussion

Mr. Muhammad Ejaz
Mr. Ali Asgher Mr. Ali Asgher
4:51 pm - 5:05 pm

Malir Expressway: Impact, development & regional insights

Thought Leadership

Brig. Hasan Raza (R) Brig. Hasan Raza (R)
5:05 pm - 5:10 pm

Collaborative Pathways: How Banks and Real Estate Can Build the Future Together

Thought Leadership

5:11 pm - 5:25 pm

Revolutionizing Real Estate Marketing: Leveraging Proptech For Enhanced Customer Engagment

Thought Leadership

Mr. Mahmood Ahmed Khan Mr. Mahmood Ahmed Khan
5:26 pm - 5:40 pm

Innovating Urban Development: PropTech in the Ravi Riverfront Project


Mr. Shehryar Rana
5:55 pm - 6:00 pm

Housing potential & role of PPP's


Mr. Asif Haidar Mirza
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Proptech Revolution: Seizing the Future of Real Estate With Innovation and Opportynity


Mr. Arshad Awan
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The Impact of Government Policies on the Real Estate Industry


Mr. Mustafa Shaikhani
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome Note

Morning Session Opening Remarks

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Visionary in Sustainable Facility Management

Thought Leadership Talk

Brig. Ahmed Faraz Butt Brig. Ahmed Faraz Butt
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Role of Architecture in uplifting the dynamics of real estate in Pakistan

Thought Leadership Talk

Arch. Mohsin Ejaz Arch. Mohsin Ejaz
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Innovative Green Architecture for Sustainable Living

Panel discussion

Buraq Shabbir Buraq Shabbir
Ambreen Bilal
Ar. Wajiha Siddiqui
Farhan Anwar
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Future of Smart Cities

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Murtaza Wahab Mr. Murtaza Wahab
12:00 pm - 12:18 pm

Role of Rescue 1122 in Fire Emergencies

Thought Leadership Talk

Dr Abid Jalal Uddin Shaikh Dr Abid Jalal Uddin Shaikh
12:18 pm - 12:36 pm

Issues of Fire Emergencies in Housing Societies

Thought Leadership Talk

Brig. Kashif Ijaz Brig. Kashif Ijaz
12:36 pm - 12:54 pm

Implementation of Building Codes in Pakistan

Thought Leadership Talk

Adv. Nadeem Shiekh Adv. Nadeem Shiekh
12:54 pm - 1:12 pm

Challenges in Fire Fighting Operations in Karachi

Thought Leadership Talk

Ishtiaq Ahmed Ishtiaq Ahmed
12:12 pm - 1:30 pm

Role of NFOs in Fore Emergencies.

Thought Leadership Talk

Naveed Ali Baig Naveed Ali Baig
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Networking & Lunch Break

Lunch & Networking Lunch & Networking
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Welcome Note SBCA Role In Proptech

Opening Segment

Mr. Farhan Qaiser
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Overview Real Estate Ecosystem

Thought Leadership Talk

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Advantages of Real Estate Ecosystem

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Muhammad Ejaz
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

The Impact of PropTech on Urban Planning and Development

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Johar Iqbal
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

The Role of PropTech in Sustainable Real Estate Development

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Adnan Jilani
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Talk 1: "Fortify: Revolutionizing Financials in Real Estate Development" Talk 2: "Asani.io: Sustainable Water Management Solutions" Talk 3: "DataTrackTool: Empowering Data-Driven Decision-Making"

Panel Discussion

Mr. Ansab
Syed Zain Ali
4:15 pm - 4:55 pm

Talk 1: City Property Talk 2: "Front Line Marketing Talk 3: Mark Property

Panel Discussion

Mr. Adnan Tumbi Mr. Adnan Tumbi
Mr. Irfan Javed Lari Mr. Irfan Javed Lari
Mr. Faisal Waqar Mr. Faisal Waqar
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing remarks & vote of thanks


Convention Director Convention Director
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Academia Linkage with Industry & Book Launching


Mr. Muhammad Rizwan Khan
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Financial Literacy Fire Side Chat with Sennen Desouza

Panel Discussion

Mr. Muhammad Junaid
Mr. Sennen Desouza Mr. Sennen Desouza
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Women's Role in Real Estate

Panel Discussion

Ms. Nilofer Lalani
Ms. Samar Godil
Ms. Mariam Madhupurwala



Muhammad Ejaz

CEO arif habib dolmen reit rmc ltd.

Mian Talat

president dhaeaa

Usama Naveed

Special technology zones authority


What Attendees Say

Post Show Report





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Introduction: Unveiling a Model for Modern Cities

The recent PropTech Convention '24 provided an insightful platform for exploring groundbreaking developments in the eco-friendly real estate sector, particularly through the lens of sustainable urban development. Col. Masood Qureshi's presentation on DHA Bahawalpur not only highlighted the project’s innovative approach to eco-friendly real estate but also set a precedent for future cities in Pakistan. As a beacon of modernity and eco-friendliness, DHA Bahawalpur is redefining the standards of living and investment in the real estate landscape.

DHA Bahawalpur: A Vision for Sustainability

Located at the heart of Pakistan, DHA Bahawalpur is pioneering the integration of sustainability with luxurious living. Col. Masood Qureshi, representing DHA Bahawalpur at the PropTech Convention 24, outlined the project’s commitment to becoming the first modern, eco-friendly real estate society in Pakistan after Karachi. The development is strategically designed to accommodate a growing population while ensuring minimal environmental impact, showcasing a significant shift towards sustainable urban planning.

The Strategic Importance of DHA Bahawalpur

With an elevation of 150 meters above sea level and enriched by a diverse landscape and cultural heritage, DHA Bahawalpur stands as a model city that promises more than just residential space. Col. Masood emphasized its strategic location and the demographic potential that includes a high percentage of young, educated residents. This demographic is pivotal for fostering a dynamic community that values education, technological advancement, and economic growth, all within the context of sustainable real estate development.

Innovations in Sustainable Urban Development

DHA Bahawalpur is not just about creating housing units; it's about crafting a community that thrives on innovation and modern conveniences. The project boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a direct connection to the motorway and proximity to the airport, enhancing its attractiveness to both local and international investors. The development spans over 7,500 acres, with dedicated areas for entertainment, education, hospitality, and sports, making it a comprehensive lifestyle destination for eco-friendly real estate.

Eco-friendly Initiatives and Green Living

A core aspect of Col. Masood’s presentation was the emphasis on sustainable infrastructure that aligns with global environmental standards. DHA Bahawalpur is home to 37 parks, reflecting the project’s commitment to green living. The introduction of solarization projects and eco-friendly building practices illustrates a forward-thinking approach to real estate development, ensuring that the community not only exists in harmony with its environment but also promotes a healthier lifestyle for its residents.

Challenges and Future Directions

Despite its many advancements, DHA Bahawalpur faces challenges typical of large-scale developments, including the integration of modern technology in traditional real estate practices. Col. Masood discussed the ongoing efforts to synchronize emerging technologies with the project's infrastructure, aiming to enhance efficiency and service delivery. The future plans involve expanding the digital and technological footprint within the community, incorporating smart city features that cater to the needs of a modern populace.

Conclusion: A Paradigm of Progressive Development

Col. Masood Qureshi’s insights at the PropTech Convention '24 painted a promising picture of DHA Bahawalpur as a leading example of how integrated planning and innovative design can result in a sustainable and prosperous urban environment. As Pakistan continues to embrace technological advancements in real estate, projects like DHA Bahawalpur are pivotal in demonstrating the potential of real estate to contribute significantly to the country's economic and social fabric.

DHA Bahawalpur is not merely a housing project; it is a vision for the future, a testament to the potential of thoughtful, sustainable urban planning. It stands as a model for future developments across Pakistan and potentially for other regions looking to harmonize luxury living with eco-friendly practices.

21 May 2024
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Introduction: A Technological Revolution in Real Estate

The recent PropTech Convention '24, held in conjunction with the 24th ITCN Asia in Lahore, marked a pivotal moment for Pakistan's real estate sector. Usamah Naveed, representing the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), delivered a compelling speech. He emphasized how technology and real estate converge to foster economic growth and innovation. His address was a clear call to action, showcasing the transformative potential of integrating advanced technologies in Real Estate through Special Technology Zones.

The Concept of Special Technology Zones

Central to Mr. Usamah's discourse was the innovative concept of Special Technology Zones. These zones are designed to catalyze the technological transformation of the real estate sector. Envisioned as ecosystems where technology and real estate collaborate, they drive Pakistan’s ambition to become a regional technology hub. By offering incentives and creating a conducive regulatory environment, these zones attract investment and foster innovation at the tech-real estate intersection.

The Strategic Role of the STZA Act of 2021

Mr. Usamah highlighted the foundational role of the STZA Act of 2021. This legislative framework supports the development of Special Technology Zones. It provides a robust platform for both local and international investors to engage with Pakistan’s burgeoning tech sector. The legislation reflects a strategic approach to fostering a symbiotic relationship between technology and real estate, aiming to propel national progress.

Economic Implications and Global Positioning

Expanding on economic impacts, Mr. Usamah presented an optimistic view of Pakistan's potential as an emerging tech hub. He highlighted the growth in IT and tech exports. He also showed how strategic real estate developments within Special Technology Zones could amplify this growth. By establishing infrastructure like data centers and technologically advanced office spaces, Pakistan aims to attract significant foreign investment and enhance its global market position.

The Transformative Impact of Technology on Real Estate

Further into his speech, Mr. Usamah explored the transformative effects of technological integration within real estate. Examples include smart building technologies, digital transaction platforms, and enhanced property management systems. These innovations not only improve operational efficiencies but also elevate living and working environments, making them more sustainable and responsive to modern needs.

Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities

Acknowledging existing challenges, Mr. Usamah pointed out the obstacles in aligning current real estate practices with emerging technologies in Special Technology Zones. This shift requires both infrastructural and mindset changes across the industry. However, the potential rewards justify the effort, promising a future where real estate contributes significantly to national economic stability through innovative practices.

Collaboration as the Key to Future Success

As his presentation concluded, Mr. Usamah stressed the importance of collaboration among government bodies, technology innovators, and real estate developers in Special Technology Zones. He urged all stakeholders to actively participate in this technological renaissance, which promises to redefine the sector and contribute to a thriving economy.

Conclusion: A Vision for a Technologically Empowered Real Estate Sector

Usamah Naveed’s speech at the PropTech Convention '24 offers more than a reflection on current trends; it provides a roadmap for the future. As Pakistan aims to harness the full potential of its tech and real estate sectors, initiatives like the Special Technology Zones could set a global benchmark. The integration of technology into real estate is a strategic evolution crucial for meeting future demands. Through steadfast collaboration, strategic investments, and adherence to enabling legislation, the visionary goals outlined by Usamah Naveed can become tangible realities, securing Pakistan’s position as a leader in the global real estate technology landscape.
18 May 2024
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Introduction: Celebrating Transformation in Real Estate

At the recent PropTech Convention '24 at Lahore, Mian Talat echoed on the Digital Transformation in Real Estate. The journey from being referred to as "dalals" to being recognized as real estate consultants, marks a significant evolution in Pakistan's real estate sector. This transformation reflects a shift that goes beyond mere titles to the very essence of how real estate operates today, highlighting a broader change.

Evolution of a Profession: From Brokers to Consultants

Mian Talat offers a reflective look at the past when real estate professionals in Pakistan dealt with an overwhelming amount of paperwork, and despite the nobility of the profession, it often lacked the respect it deserved. Over the years, as digital transformation in real estate took hold, the industry began to evolve significantly. This shift not only elevated the profession's stature but also attracted new interest and respect from the public. This change marks a profound shift toward professionalization and greater recognition within the Pakistani real estate industry, showcasing how technological advancements have reshaped perceptions and operations.

The Digital Leap: Technology in Real Estate

As the industry has evolved, so have its methods. Mian Talat discussed the gradual transition from traditional advertising to digital platforms, a transformation that initially featured elite, expensive packages but has since become accessible to a wider audience. This evolution underscores the necessity for the real estate sector to adopt digital tools to stay competitive and relevant. The digital transformation in real estate is not just about adopting new technologies but also about changing the mindset and operations to thrive in a digital economy.

Social Media and Real Estate

Moving on Mr. Talat emphasizes the crucial role of social media in Today's real estate. The adoption of digital systems and social media marketing has simplified property viewing and transactions, significantly broadening the reach to potential clients globally, all from the comfort of one's home. This new frontier of marketing not only enhances visibility but also improves customer engagement and satisfaction.

Empowering Youth through Technology

The digital transformation in real estate has also led to significant job creation, particularly for the youth. By incorporating IT-savvy young professionals into their teams, real estate agencies are not only enhancing their operational capacity but also providing valuable employment opportunities. This integration of technology and talent is pivotal for the future of real estate in Pakistan, as it harnesses the enthusiasm and tech expertise of the younger generation to propel the industry forward.

Overcoming Challenges: The Road Ahead

Despite the progress, challenges remain. Issues such as regulatory complexities and market acceptance continue to test the resilience and adaptability of the industry. However, the continuous efforts of leaders like Mian Talat, are guiding the sector towards a more structured and efficient future. Through their leadership, the industry is gradually overcoming these hurdles, setting a benchmark for others to follow.

In-Depth Case Studies: Success Stories

To further illustrate the impact of digital transformation, we have several case studies where real estate agencies have successfully implemented digital strategies. These stories highlight the benefits of digital tools in enhancing property listings, customer interactions, and closing deals. They serve as a blueprint for others in the industry, showing how embracing technology can lead to substantial business growth and client satisfaction.

Conclusion: A Bright Future for Real Estate in Pakistan

While closing, Mian Talat added:
"let's recognize the hard work and dedication of pioneers like Atif and the entire management team, who have played a crucial role in the industry's transformation. The future of real estate in Pakistan is not just about developing properties but about building a more connected, digitally savvy, and client-friendly industry."
As we look forward to more innovations and growth, the sector is poised to redefine itself, offering new opportunities and a better experience for all stakeholders involved.
16 May 2024
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At the heart of the PropTech Convention '24, held on April 19th at the ITCN Asia Expo Center Lahore, a powerful message was delivered by Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, CEO of Arif Habib Dolmen REIT RMC Ltd. His speech resonated deeply with the convention’s overarching narrative of catalyzing the fusion of technology in real estate to unlock new possibilities for Pakistan’s developers, investors, and professionals. Mr. Ejaz’s perspective on the pivotal role of knowledge and innovation in the real estate sector provided a compelling framework for the event’s discussions and goals.

Embracing a Culture of Tech Learning

Mr. Ejaz began by emphasizing the unparalleled importance of knowledge across various domains, including business, economics, government, and social subjects. He stressed that in an ever-evolving world, there is always room for learning and growth. This sentiment aligns perfectly with the convention's focus on empowering youth through technology-enhanced real estate opportunities. By engaging young professionals in workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations, the event aimed to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation, essential for the future of Pakistan’s real estate sector.

Learning from the Past and Present

Drawing inspiration from historical and global examples, Mr. Ejaz highlighted how knowledge from our ancestors and successful international practices can be leveraged to improve Pakistan’s real estate market. He referenced the energy-efficient buildings, which were designed to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This historical wisdom, combined with modern smart home technology, can lead to innovative solutions that enhance property management and sustainability. Additionally, Mr. Ejaz pointed out the successes of other countries in using technology to transform their real estate industries. These examples serve as valuable case studies for Pakistan, illustrating how technology in real estate can drive economic growth and create new job opportunities. This perspective strongly supports the convention’s goal of showcasing purpose-built real estate solutions that address real-world challenges.

Tech in Real Estate: A Catalyst for Economic Growth

Mr. Ejaz passionately articulated the vast potential of the real estate sector to drive economic growth and generate employment in Pakistan. He noted that many countries have leveraged their real estate sectors as engines of growth, and Pakistan has the opportunity to do the same. This vision of real estate as a catalyst for economic development dovetails with the convention’s advocacy for Special Technology Zones. These zones, designed to foster real estate tech development, provide the necessary infrastructure, policy support, and incentives to encourage the adoption of technology in real estate projects.

The Path Forward: Strategy and Execution

A key takeaway from Mr. Ejaz’s speech was the emphasis on strategy and execution. He shared a valuable insight from a conversation with Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry, highlighting the importance of having a clear plan and a dedicated team to drive it forward. This practical approach is crucial for transforming the real estate sector and aligns with the convention’s focus on actionable insights for developers. Mr. Ejaz stressed that Pakistan has all the necessary resources to succeed in the real estate sector. The challenge lies in effectively leveraging this knowledge and executing well to achieve desired outcomes. This call to action is a powerful reminder of the need for strategic planning and diligent execution, themes that were central to the discussions at the PropTech Convention '24.

Envisioning the Future of Real Estate & Technology

As Mr. Ejaz concluded his speech, he expressed optimism about the future, hoping for a productive session at the convention. His vision for a dynamic and innovative real estate sector in Pakistan encapsulates the spirit of the PropTech Convention '24. The event’s mission to transform Pakistan's real estate landscape through greater transparency, sustainability, and efficiency was echoed in his words, providing a strong foundation for the strategic initiatives discussed during the convention.


Mr. Muhammad Ejaz’s speech at the PropTech Convention '24 was a powerful testament to the vital role of knowledge and innovation in the real estate sector. His insights on continuous learning, leveraging historical and global knowledge, and the importance of strategy and execution provided a robust framework that supports the convention’s narrative. As we look back on the successes of the event, Mr. Ejaz’s perspective will continue to inspire and guide the future of Pakistan’s real estate industry, driving it towards new heights of growth and innovation. By focusing on smart home technology, energy-efficient buildings, and the potential of Special Technology Zones, the PropTech Convention '24 showcased the immense opportunities within Pakistan’s real estate market. The event underscored the importance of empowering young professionals, fostering a culture of innovation, and strategically leveraging knowledge to drive the sector forward.
13 May 2024
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At the heart of Pakistan's rapidly evolving fintech landscape, Mr. Shakeel M. Paracha, Head of Operations at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), recently illuminated the path forward during his insightful address at the Proptech & Smartech Convention '23. He delved into the pressing challenges and bright opportunities within the IT and fintech sectors, highlighting the pivotal role of regulatory frameworks and education in shaping the future of finance in Pakistan.

Bridging Gaps, Fostering Growth

Navigating the complexities of foreign exchange regulations and aligning educational outputs with market demands stands at the forefront of Pakistan's fintech evolution. Paracha's discourse emphasized the necessity of syncing regulatory practices with the dynamic needs of the IT sector, advocating for a more inclusive and supportive environment for burgeoning software companies and IT graduates.

A Vision for Inclusive Innovation

The narrative championed by Paracha painted a picture of a future where technology seamlessly integrates with financial operations, creating a fertile ground for innovation. With over 300,000 IT graduates and a burgeoning number of small-scale IT entrepreneurs, Pakistan is on the cusp of a digital revolution, driven by a collective effort to make fintech accessible, sustainable, and aligned with global trends. For a deep dive into Mr. Shakeel M. Paracha's visionary approach to transforming Pakistan's digital finance ecosystem, catch his full speech video here. Discover how innovation and regulatory strides are unlocking new potentials in the fintech sector.
12 Mar 2024
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Introduction: Embracing a Digital Transformation

At the recent Proptech & SmarTech Convention '23, A panel discussion hosted by prominent industry leaders including Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, CEO Arif Habib Dolmen REIT, Mr. Faizan Laghari, Project Manager at NIC Karachi, Ms. Huma Mehmood, Deputy Chief Manager SBP BSC, Mr. Shoukat Bizinjo, Additional Director SBP, Dr. Muhammad saleem, Additional Director FISD SBP; marked a pivotal moment in Pakistan's financial landscape. Aimed at exploring the fusion of technology with financial services, this groundbreaking event showcased the boundless potential of fintech to revolutionize traditional banking and investment practices, promising a future where technology drives financial inclusion and economic growth.

Innovative Minds Leading the Way

The dialogue centered around leveraging technology to enhance entrepreneurial ventures, improve real estate development, and foster innovation within the banking sector. Each speaker brought unique insights, emphasizing the crucial role of technological adoption in expanding access to financial services, simplifying transactions, and enhancing customer experiences. The collaboration between tech experts and financial institutions underscored a collective ambition to redefine Pakistan's economic framework through digital innovation.

Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

Highlighting the importance of sustainability, the panelists envisioned a future where fintech not only boosts economic efficiency but also addresses social and environmental challenges. The discussion underscored the necessity for collaborative efforts in achieving sustainable development goals, with a special focus on inclusivity and responsible investment.

Conclusion: Charting a Path Forward

This insightful gathering not only served as a catalyst for future fintech initiatives but also illustrated a unified commitment towards building a resilient, inclusive, and technologically advanced financial ecosystem in Pakistan. As we anticipate the practical outcomes of this discussion, it is evident that the journey towards a digitized economic landscape is well underway, promising a brighter future for all stakeholders involved.
12 Mar 2024
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Introduction: A New Chapter Begins

In an unprecedented move, the Proptech & Smartech Convention '23, organized by landtrack.pk under the visionary leadership of Mr. Atif Arafin, CEO and founder, marked a significant milestone in Pakistan's real estate sector. This event, the first of its kind, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders to discuss the future of real estate in the region. With the support of prominent sponsors and contributors like Arif Habib Dolmen REIT and Star Marketing, the convention aimed to bridge the gaps within the industry, showcasing the potential for technological integration and sustainable practices.

Innovations and Collaborations Unveiled

The convention kicked off with a focus on how technology can revolutionize the construction industry, emphasizing smart, safe, and sustainable building technologies. Discussions highlighted the need for Pakistan to embrace global standards of affordable housing and innovative construction methods. The role of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and the collaborative efforts of developers and stakeholders were also explored, setting a tone for constructive dialogue and mutual growth.

A Sustainable Future in Sight

As the event progressed, the spotlight turned to the impact of climate change, the significance of sustainable development goals, and the pivotal role of academia in the real estate domain. Mr. Arafin's call for collective wisdom and a collaborative approach underscored the convention's ethos - that unity and knowledge-sharing are key to navigating the challenges and opportunities ahead. The presence of educational institutions alongside industry giants highlighted a comprehensive approach to fostering innovation and sustainability in real estate.

Conclusion: A Beacon of Hope and Progress

The Proptech & Smartech Convention '23 not only served as a platform for discussion but also as a beacon of hope for the future of real estate in Pakistan. Mr. Arafin's closing gratitude towards sponsors, supporters, and the State Bank of Pakistan reflected a successful culmination of efforts and the beginning of a promising journey. As we look forward to seeing the tangible impacts of this convention, it's clear that the path to a more innovative, sustainable, and collaborative real estate sector has been laid. For a comprehensive insight into the convention and to hear from the visionary himself, watch the full video here.
14 Feb 2024
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In a recent panel discussion at the Proptech & SmarTech Convention '23, industry leaders including Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, CEO of Arif Habib Dolmen REIT, Mr. Sarfaraz Shahid Hussain, CEO of YPay Financial Services, and Mr. Muhammad Junaid, Program Manager at I Thrive ICAP, delved into the critical role of financial literacy in today's technology-driven world. Amidst a backdrop of evolving property technology (PropTech) and smart technology (SmartTech), the conversation underscored the importance of understanding financial fundamentals as a cornerstone for both individuals and businesses.

Understanding Financial Literacy

Financial literacy, as defined by Mr. Ejaz, encompasses a comprehensive understanding of financial matters: from income and expenses to savings, investments, and the associated risks and returns. This knowledge is not just about numbers on a page; it's about making informed decisions that align with personal or business goals and risk profiles. The dialogue highlighted how educational institutions and industries related to property technology are increasingly focusing on building this critical competency.

The Role of PropTech and SmartTech in Financial Education

Mr. Junaid emphasized the unique position of PropTech and SmartTech industries in bridging the gap between complex financial concepts and the average consumer. Unlike traditional real estate transactions, these technologies offer a platform for more direct interaction with retail customers, many of whom may lack a foundational understanding of investment principles. This shift presents an opportunity—and a responsibility—for businesses within these sectors to prioritize financial education as part of their customer engagement strategies.

Financial Literacy and Technology: A Symbiotic Relationship

The panelists agreed that financial literacy and technological advancement are increasingly interlinked. As Mr. Hussain pointed out, the evolution of technology not only transforms how we access and manage our finances but also raises the bar for consumer education. In the era of digital wallets, online investments, and blockchain, understanding the underlying assets and the principles of sound financial management becomes more crucial than ever.

Conclusion: Charting a Path Forward

The discussion at Build Asia makes it clear: as technology continues to reshape the landscape of industries, particularly in PropTech and SmartTech, financial literacy becomes not just an asset but a necessity. For individuals and businesses alike, the future will be shaped by those who not only embrace technological innovations but also possess the financial acumen to navigate this new terrain wisely. To gain more insights into this enlightening panel discussion on financial literacy within the realms of PropTech and SmartTech, click here to watch the full video.
13 Feb 2024
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In the rapidly evolving construction sector of Pakistan, Mr. Zikar Mehanti, CEO of Mehanti Corporation, stands as a herald of progress and integrity. His heartfelt address at the Proptech & Smartech Convention 23, organized by landtrack.pk, captured the essence of his journey and the challenges he faced. From the modest beginnings of conducting surveys on bicycles and scooters to confronting the complexities of an unorganized sector, Mr. Mehanti's story is one of resilience and visionary leadership. Confronting Challenges with Determination Zikar Mehanti's narrative is deeply intertwined with the broader challenges of Pakistan's construction industry. He vividly describes the hurdles of navigating through an intricate web of permits and regulations, a process made daunting by frequent changes in laws and the inefficiencies of bureaucratic procedures. Mr. Mehanti remarks, highlighting how well-intentioned businesses often find themselves stymied by regulatory obstacles. Despite these challenges, his commitment to doing good, clean work without succumbing to shortcuts shines through as a beacon of hope. A Call for Integrity and Compliance Mr. Mehanti's vision extends beyond mere construction; it encompasses a transformative approach to how business should be conducted in the industry. He draws inspiration from global benchmarks like Dubai and Singapore, where adherence to laws and regulations underpins the success of their construction sectors. Mr. Mehanti emphasizes the importance of forsaking shortcuts for long-term progress, stating,
"Agar hum sirf shortcuts dhundte rahenge, toh hamara mulk kabhi tarakki nahi karega."
His plea for compliance and integrity is not just about building structures but about laying the foundation for a more accountable and sustainable future. Conclusion: Building a Legacy of Progress Zikar Mehanti's contributions to the construction industry in Pakistan transcend the mere erection of buildings; they represent a steadfast commitment to ethical practices, legal compliance, and industry-wide progress. His journey and the challenges he has overcome serve as a powerful testament to the potential for positive change within the sector. As Mehanti Corporation continues to lead by example, the path forward is clear: embracing the rule of law, prioritizing quality, and maintaining integrity are crucial for the advancement of the construction industry in Pakistan. To explore more about Zikar Mehanti's insights and his vision for a reformed and prosperous construction sector, watch his full speech here.
12 Feb 2024
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The construction industry in Pakistan is on the brink of a new era, marked by rapid technological advancements and shifting regulatory landscapes. At the forefront of this transformation, Mr. Abdul Kareem Adhia, former Vice Chairman of ABAD & COO of Olympic Group, shared his insights at the Proptech & Smartech Convention 23, organized by Landtrack.pk. His speech highlighted the pivotal changes and challenges facing the sector, from tax reforms to the integration of cutting-edge technologies.

Navigating Regulatory Complexities

In his address, Mr. Adhia emphasized the evolving dynamics within the construction sector, particularly the significant shifts in tax regimes. The introduction of "one window operations" was initially seen as a beacon of hope for simplifying bureaucratic hurdles. However, post-2018 tax modifications have presented new complexities, underscoring the need for a more streamlined and supportive tax framework.

The Shift in Taxation and Its Impacts

The former Vice Chairman of ABAD advocated for the Final Tax Regime (FTR), arguing that a simplified tax system is crucial for the industry's growth. His reflections on the tax regime changes highlight the industry's demand for a system that not only fosters business development but also treats tax-paying businesses with the respect they deserve.

Technological Transformation in Construction

Moreover, Mr. Adhia's speech shed light on the significant role of Proptech and Smartech in reshaping the construction industry. These technologies promise to revolutionize business operations, from procurement and financial management to project oversight, driving the sector towards greater efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

Looking Forward: Balancing Regulation with Innovation

The construction industry in Pakistan finds itself at a crossroads, navigating between the challenges of a complex tax system and the opportunities afforded by technological innovation. The path forward will require a delicate balance, streamlining regulatory processes to encourage growth while leveraging new technologies to enhance competitiveness.


As Mr. Abdul Kareem Adhia's insights reveal, the future of Pakistan's construction industry lies in embracing change—both in regulatory practices and technological adoption. By addressing these challenges head-on, the sector can pave the way for sustainable growth and development, setting a new standard for innovation and efficiency. For a deeper dive into Mr. Adhia's comprehensive analysis and forward-looking vision, watch the full video of his speech at the Proptech & Smartech Convention 23.
11 Feb 2024


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