After Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement of ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Program’, the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has issued the registration forms for the housing project.
The pilot project has kick-started in seven districts including Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad and Swat. NADRA has been tasked to gather data for the housing needs of the people.
A Flagship Project
PM Imran Khan, several times during his election campaign and after assuming the office, announced to build as many as 5 million low-cost houses and create 10 million jobs across five years of his term. The project which seems nearly impossible was ‘one of his ambitions for the people of the country.
During the third week in power, the PM constituted a task force and urged it to come up with suggestions within a week. After the finalization of the procedure, the government has launched the first phase of the housing program.
According to the details, the government is responsible to provide the required land for the project and play the role of a regulator and facilitator throughout. The government will address all the hurdles and will ensure a suitable environment for public and private sectors and non-profit organizations to execute the project seamlessly.
Provision of 6 Million Jobs
PM Khan believes that the successful completion of the project will also create millions of jobs.
In his Twitter post on Thursday, country’s premier said the project will provide as many as 6 million jobs and create demand in 40 industries directly involved in house building & attract FDI.
We have launched our most ambitious, landmark housing policy of building 5mn homes in 5 yrs. InshaAllah this will provide affordable houses for our less privileged strata of society, plus 6mn jobs, create demand in 40 industries directly involved in house building & attract FDI.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 11, 2018
Who Can Apply for Naya Pakistan Housing Program?
- The eligibility criteria of the project allows only one person per family (husband, wife and children) to apply in this scheme.
- Candidates who do not own any independent residential unit in Pakistan will have the privilege.
- Homes are for the common man with monthly income around Rs10,000-25,000.
- Candidates will deposit PKR 250 along with this registration form.
- The housing authority will decide the housing specification including design, price and site for the applicants based on the data provided in the forms.
How to Apply for Naya Pakistan Housing Program?
The registration forms are now available on NADRA’s website and can be downloaded from there. The applicants can submit the form at the selected district offices within two months (from October 22 to December 21) along with registration fee of Rs 250. List of the offices is given below.
Registration forms can be submitted in the following offices:
SUKKUR: DC Office, Sukkur
GILGIT: DC Office, Gilgit
MUZAFFARABAD: DC Office old secretariat, Muzaffarabad
ISLAMABAD: NADRA Mega Center, Blue Area Islamabad
FAISALABAD: DC Office Faisalabad