Vol. 4 No. 1 (2021): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs

Shortage of Construction Materials A Case Study of Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar, Pakistan

Published 2021-03-29


The fundamental focus of this qualitative study is to explore the contributing factors responsible for construction material shortage specifically in major cities of Pakistan's such as Lahore, Peshawar, and Islamabad. Further, the study has concentrated to discover the potential remedies to overcome the barriers resulting in a shortage of construction material availability. Data sampling methods are utilized to apprehend the participant’s opinion. The participant’s opinions were recorded to make them efficiently analyze through inductive thematic investigation. For sound results, the current condition of material shortage, relevant reasons, and deficiency of key items are examined in detail. The research findings proposed that the unavailability of materials is associated with the deficiency of a customary delivery system, fluctuations in demand, complications in the import of materials, significant expense, limited share portion in raw material, constrained suppliers of crude material, political clashes, administrative limitations, and maintenance of realistic prices. The result obtained, the recommended remedies are to extend flexibility and guideline for the manufacturers, the maintenance of realistic prices, and boosts the record control system, improvement in stock control framework, and establishment of a reserve system in the country. This study believes in contributing to the shortage of construction materials: a case study of Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar, Pakistan