LAHORE: Minister Imran Khan launched the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme in Okara on Saturday.
The Prime Minister performed the groundbreaking of the flagship PTI project to construct low-cost housing units for the homeless.
Addressing the ceremony, Imran said that five million houses will be built in five years. “This housing society will give a chance to those who could never imagine owning a house of their own.”
He said that the government was taking steps to uplift the weak segments of society. The government is committed to providing basic facilities to the masses, he added.
The Prime Minister said that the private sector will invest in the mega project while the government will play the role of facilitator.
He informed that a number of foreign companies have taken a great interest in investing in the housing sector.
The prime minister added the scope of the housing project is to spread to the whole country. “I am confident that the project will gather pace with each passing year as Naya Pakistan Housing Authority has been established and all the hurdles in the way have been removed with amendments in the rules and regulations of State Bank of Pakistan.”
Moreover, PM Imran said the government is executing difficult projects which the previous governments failed to undertake. “The housing project will enable the youth to establish construction companies. This mega project will uplift forty industries allied to the construction which will generate economic activity and job opportunities for the youth.”
“The government is also bringing a program for katchi abadies in which these slums will be converted into flats where people will have access to basic amenities including water, electricity and sewerage,” PM Imran shared.