5m houses shall be built at any cost: Tariq Bashir


Staff Reporter


Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema, Federal Minister for Housing and Works said that 5m houses shall be built at any cost, he expressed these views as a Chief Guest at the balloting ceremony of Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation (PHAF), Residentia Kuchlak Road Quetta Project here today in Islamabad.
While addressing the ceremony Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema, Federal Minister for Housing and Works said that Country is facing shortage of 11m houses and we are fully committed to build low cost and affordable housing units under the directives of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan who is very ambitious to build 5m affordable houses for the poor and vulnerable segments of the society across the country.. Minister Said that today’s project is a tight slap on the face of the critics who did not do anything during their tenure and totally neglected this most important sector.
During the Ceremony, Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema further said that he visited Quetta to inspect the PHA Residentia Kuchlak Road Quetta Project and is very enthusiastic for the completion of the project. He also expressed great pleasure for the quota of the Shahada of Hazara community in the said project.
Minister vowed that he will ensure the transparency throughout the project and no one will be spare on any irregularities. The Minister further said that Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA) has been established and to further enhance and for the speedy completion of the projects of the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) is converted into Authority.
Tariq Rashid, MD, PHAF apprised the Minister about the ongoing and future projects of the PHAF across the Country. He said that in PHAF Residentia Kuchlak Road Quetta Project, 7720 applications were received and to ensure transparency, Software had been prepared through which Balloting process took place.
The names of the successful candidates will be display at the official website of the PHAF. He further said that the total 1350 houses and apartments will be built which are divided into different categories. PHAF is committed to handover the said houses and apartments in three to five years to the allottees. Furthermore he also uprised about the future projects of the PHAF, which are to be initiate at Gwadar, Baluchistan and at KPK.

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