Naya Pakistan Housing Program, a flagship project of PTI led government to construct quality and affordable houses for homeless and poor, is transforming fast into reality in Khyber Pakthunkhwa where 8400 kanals land were identified for construction of 12,000 housing units in first phase in three different districts of the province.
‘In line with vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, work on ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Project is in full swing in KP, identifying 8400 kanal land in three major districts for construction of 12,000 housing units on which practical work would soon commence,’ Muhammad Waqas Anjum, Financial Expert, Provincial Housing Authority (PHA) Government of KP told.
The land has been identified in Swat, Peshawar and Hangu districts during an extensive survey by the Housing Department and PHA, adding the houses would be constructed with assistance of Communication and Works Department. Giving details of the land sites, the PHA official said around 4100 kanal land has been identified at Surizai Peshawar, 4000 kanals in Hangu and 300 kanals in Swat, adding nearly, 7,50,000 housing units would be constructed under this landmark program over a period of five years in the province.
On July 15, 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan have formally opened the second phase of registration for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme across the country including Khyber Pakthunkhwa. The registration is in full swing in the province being conducted with assistance of NADRA and response of people is overwhelming. The objective of the countrywide registration process by the Pakistan Housing and Development Authority through this scheme is to collect data regarding the demand for housing units across the country and launch projects accordingly, Waqas said.
PHA official said persons with disabilities, martyrs of police, widows and terrorism affected people of erstwhile Fata would be given special relief in payment process. PHA would perform facilitator’s role in the project and would extend full cooperation to C&W Department, NPHP management and other lines departments for speedy materialization of the program in the province.
Pakistan is confronted with a major problem of shortage of housing units since long and at least 10 million houses are required by 2025 to cater demands of around 210 million people.