The government has decided to add all the 36 districts of Punjab to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s flagship housing scheme, Naya Pakistan Housing Programme.
This announcement was made by Punjab Minister for Housing Mian Mahmood-ur-Rashid. Besides the districts, some tehsils of the province are also being included in the scheme.
The minister said the meeting of the central taskforce of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme has been convened. The task force meeting will be held in Lahore on Thusday.
Rashid said the government has decided to start work on the programme’s project in every district of the province. He said that the task force will review the financial order of the project.
The meeting will also deliberate over the policy relating to including private real estate developers in the programme.
Before the decision to include all Punajb districts to the scheme, the total numbers of cities listed in the housing programme from across the country were 22.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had rolled out the mega housing project on 10th of October under which as many as five million low-cost houses are to be constructed for the underprivileged class across the country in the next five years.
Initially, the project was initiated in seven districts including Islamabad, Quetta, Sukkur, Faisalabad, Swat, Muzaffarabad, and Gilgit as a pilot scheme.
A week later, 10 more cities including Lahore, Multan Gujranwala, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Sialkot and Kasur, Layyah, Vehari and Rahim Yar Khan were added to the low-cost housing initiative.