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Federal Sharia Court Abrogates HBFC Law

The Federal Shariat Court disposed of the petition against the House Building Finance Corporation Act, 2018. A bench consisting of Acting Chief Justice Syed Mohammad Anwar and Justice Khadim Hussain M. Sheikh conducted the hearing. It was argued in the petition that the House Building Finance Corporation Act, 2018 is an anti-Islamic law. The court said that the relevant law has been repealed by the House Building Finance Corporation in 2018.

The court disposed of the case on the ground that the law was repealed.

Bear it in mind that House Building Finance Company Limited (HBFC) is the pioneering housing finance subsidiary Corporation in Pakistan, initiated in 1952 by the State Govt. of Pakistan.

HBFC was centralized in 2007 for supporting average income households to build their homes. The Corporation is now a govt.-backed public limited joint venture. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan (GoP) collaboratively possess the capital of HBFC with 90.31% and 9.69% of the assets’ shareholdings respectively.

HBFC supports monetary facilities

HBFC supports monetary facilities for building and buying of houses or plot subject to be built house on laterly. Through its deep diffused countrywide. National footprint consisting of 51 Branches, 7 Subjected area offices, 3 Regional offices and 1 Head Office headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan.

The recent decree on HBFC of the apex religious court (Wafaqi Sharíí Adalat) has rendered the stakeholders to boost a confidence to invest in housing and building projects. One of the best things for the real estate investors will be that HBFC -led government building projects are to be impacted directly by virtue of this verdict.
Abridgement of the news that will cast a reflection on the real estate sector is that

Middle-class homebuyers

Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and Ghar Aasan Flexi will be the major beneficiaries in housing finance products. In catering the needs of masses the verdict can be a sigh of relief for the middle-class homebuyers.

Further, keeping in realisation the subduing affordability of low income and average households in Pakistan, HBFC has sponsored Ghar Pakistan. The scheme like other schemes will be the first fixed-rate housing finance in the historic background and foreground of Pakistan.

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