Why (and how much) Pakistanis overinvest in real estate

Country/area: Pakistan

Organisation: Profit magazine by Pakistan Today

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 11 Jul 2020

Credit: Farooq Tirmizi

Project description:

This project examined the investment volume in real estate in Pakistan and discussed how it presented an unhealthy trend. The project also offered alternatives for investors.

Impact reached:

It provided discussion on investment alternatives that would benefit rather than harm the economy.

Techniques/technologies used:

Microsoft Excel

What was the hardest part of this project?

Analysing data from disparate sources such as the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the State Bank of Pakistan, the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the Mutual Funds Association of Pakistan, and digital real-estate marketplace Zameen.com.

What can others learn from this project?

Solutions journalism can be practised on the economy beat using data given that you are willing to explore important questions hidden in plain sight.

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