The government will start construction of 10,000 houses in six districts of Punjab under Naya Pakistan Housing Programme from the next month as the layout plan has been completed, according to a source.
He said that Faisalabad has been identified for the pilot project of the programme, but it has been now extended to five other cities including Sialkot, Lodhran, Chiniot, Bahawalnagar (Chishitan) and Muzaffargarh.
The source said that the first phase regarding construction of 10,000 houses would start at the beginning of the next year.
He said that the low-income group would be given priority for this project.
There is a lack of 12 million houses in Pakistan and investors from private sectors have already approached to invest for construction of five million houses.
Initially, the registration process has been started in seven districts including Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, Islamabad, Faisalabad.
It should be mentioned that only one person per family is eligible to apply and preference will be given to those who do not own a house in Pakistan.
According to the website of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), the last date of submission of forms under NPHP is December 21 (Friday) for the first phase.
Applicants are required to pay 250 rupees along with the application form, filled with complete information.
The forms can be also downloaded free from the website of NADRA