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Imran Khan on Naya Pakistan Housing Programme: 'Most ambitious, landmark'

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has termed the newly launched Naya Pakistan Housing Programme as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s most ‘most ambitious and landmark housing policy’.Building 5m houses is not a joke: CJPThe prime minister on Wednesday launched PTI’s flagship housing scheme aimed at building five million low-cost and affordable housing units across the country, fulfilling one of the “cornerstones” of his party’s election manifesto.In a tweet a day after the inauguration, the PM said: “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.”Addressing the launching ceremony at the PM Office, the prime minister said that the government would provide the land, facilitate and remove bottlenecks and work under public-private partnership to construct housing units with all basic amenities.“We want to build houses for those who ordinarily do not even dream of owning a house, as they fall in low-income group and barely manage to find a shelter,” Imran Khan said.He said the data of federal or provincial lands was being collected and registered by a land bank so that the government could provide land for the housing programme to be undertaken by the private sector.Vowing to personally supervise the project the Prime Minister announced the setting up of a Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA) in 90 days. Meanwhile the 17-member Housing Task Force would oversee the housing programme, he added.The Housing Task Force consist of eight members from private sector, five from federal government including secretaries housing, law and justice, finance, planning, NADRA chairman and five provincial housing ministers, or their nominees.The NPHA would provide a one-window operation and construct houses in both rural and urban areas, he said and added, the Authority would coordinate with the local bodies and provincial governments.The Prime Minister said the data of the ‘kaachi abadis’ (slums) would also be collected. The estimates say that 40% land in Karachi and most precious land in Islamabad was encroached by such illegal housing, he added.He said after reviewing international models, high rise buildings, having all basic facilities would be constructed and the owners would have full property rights.He announced the launch of pilot project under Naya Pakistan Housing Programme in seven districts including Faisalabad, Sukkur, Quetta, DI Khan, Islamabad, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad, where NADRA would help collect the basic data of those in need of the housing through registration during the next 60 days.He said the earlier schemes failed as those did not have the requisite basic data to work upon, adding, the data would help find the requirements, the income level of the people and how much they could pay for the mortgage per month.Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the launch of first housing scheme under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme for the federal government employees from Thursday and said data collection would start from tomorrow.The federal government employees from BS Read More      

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