Plot size conversion in Pakistan is a little different from what’s practiced in other countries. Working with units like marla, kanal, yard and feet often puts people in great confusion. To make things easily understandable for you, in this blog, we will explain to you the difference between the most common property measurement units in Pakistan.

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## PLOT SIZE CONVERSION IN PAKISTAN: MARLA OR SQUARE YARD? WHAT TO USE?

The property measurement unit we use to calculate the area of a piece of land greatly depends on the region we live in. Let suppose, if we live in Lahore, Islamabad or any other parts of Punjab, we’ll be using ‘marla’ and ‘kanal’ as property measurement units. However, that’s not the case for Karachi and other cities in Sindh, where the property measurement system greatly relies on ‘square yard’ and ‘square foot’ as measuring units.

The measuring unit of ‘square yard’ is also known as ‘gazz’ in Urdu and other local languages. However, if you use an advanced property portal like Zameen.com, it will be very easy for you to search for property according to your familiar property measurement unit by applying filters. Here are some more ways to use Zameen.com like a pro in your property hunt.

Quick Fact: Marla and Kanal are area-specific property measurement units mostly used in South Asian countries including Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The origin of these property units dates back to the British era. In Pakistan, these measuring units are widely used in Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory.

## PROPERTY SIZE CONVERSION CHART: CONVERTING MARLA INTO SQUARE FEET, SQUARE METRES AND SQUARE YARDS

To give you a detailed overview of the unit size conversion for property discussed above, we have compiled the chart below in which we have given you different values denoting property sizes and the measuring units in which they have been converted. So, let’s take a quick look at it.

### KEY TAKEAWAYS OF THE PROPERTY SIZE CONVERSION CHART

• Converting 1 marla into square feet results in 225 square feets
• Converting 1 marla into square metre results in 20.9 square metres
• Converting 1 marla into square yard results in 25 square yards (gazz)
• 1 kanal is equivalent to 20 marlas, 4500 square feet, 419 square metres and 500 square yards (gazz)

Note: From the table above, it is clear that 5 marlas are equal to 1125 square feet and 125 square yards, while 10 marlas are 2250 square feet or 250 square yards. The exact dimensions of these plots may also differ, depending on where the plot is located and differs from one housing scheme/colony to another.

## BUYING REAL ESTATE IN THE TOP THREE CITIES OF PAKISTAN

The three major cities of Pakistan: KarachiLahore, and Islamabad, offer many lucrative property investment opportunities to home buyers. Housing projects like DHAs in LahoreKarachi, and Islamabad, as well as the real estate developments by Bahria Town, usually remain on top of the line when it comes to property investment in Pakistan.

This was all there is to know about plot size conversion in Pakistan. We hope this blog will make it easier for you to understand the calculation of different types of property measurement units in Pakistan. If you have questions or feedback related to my blog, feel free to share it with me at kashifabidqureshi@gmail.com. I love it when my readers interact with me.

Meanwhile, you might also want to check out our blog section, which has recently been updated with some highly informative investment guides on some of the most prominent housing societies in the city of Gardens including Johar Town, Central Park Housing SchemeLake CityAskari XIDHA Rahbar and Bahria Orchard. Well, that’s not it, we have also covered comparisons on the aforementioned localities of Lahore such as Central Park vs. Johar TownAskari 10 vs. Fazaia Housing Scheme and Bahria Orchard vs. Fazaia Housing Scheme.

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##### Kashif Qureshi
Salam! I am an i-National Marketeer, Business Developer & Realtor Pakistan with a great career history of 19 years. Having lived, studied and worked in multiple countries, I am multi-lingual and I welcome you to my website.

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