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  • Writer's pictureDanial Sulehri

The Trend of Vertical Living in Pakistan

Updated: May 17, 2023


In recent years, Pakistan has seen rapid urbanization and exponential population expansion. The influx of people from rural areas has put a tremendous strain on cities to meet housing and other demands. However, it is difficult for a city to continue to grow horizontally indefinitely. The only practical solution for meeting the needs of increasing urbanization and population is to expand vertically.


High-rise buildings are becoming the most feasible solution for cities like Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore that are facing land constraints. The idea of multistory structures arose as a result of rising population, diminishing space, and a desire to remain close to the major metropolis. As land becomes scarcer in the future, the only way to accommodate people will be to build taller structures. Tall constructions will become commonplace in a few years and will provide housing for everyone.


The benefits of vertical living are numerous. Tall buildings benefit the environment and the ability to accommodate more people, whether for work or dwelling. It prevents the loss of agricultural land, making room for crop planting. Because traveling is vertical, distances are shorter, and the transport mechanism is more efficient, further reducing air pollution. This decreases the reliance on roads. Tall structures that are well-planned can optimize compactness for maximum efficiency. Wind and solar electricity can also be harnessed by building upwards. Energy can be saved to maintain our rising population, while horizontal space for food production, wildlife, and recreation may be preserved.


In Pakistan, vertical expansion is predicted to be the way of the future for urban development. The government has eased some restrictions and regulations when it comes to skyscraper construction. The Prime Minister is hopeful about expanding housing projects and other small settlements to provide more cheap housing. According to him, developers and builders would be encouraged to convert slum areas of the country into high-rise apartments.


Vertical living offers numerous benefits to the people, the community, and the overall environment. Ecological sustainability and social responsibility are one of the significant advantages of vertical living. Reduced cost of living is another critical benefit of vertical living. More green spaces and better security are other advantages that vertical living offers.


In conclusion, vertical living is the way of the future for urban development in Pakistan. The benefits of vertical living are numerous, and the government is taking steps to encourage the construction of high-rise buildings. As land becomes scarcer in the future, the only way to accommodate people will be to build taller structures. Tall constructions will become commonplace in a few years and will provide housing for everyone. It is time for Pakistan to embrace vertical living and take advantage of its many benefits.


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