A high level meeting on Monday decided to take coordinated steps to accelerate work on this scheme. It was also decided that a feasible business model will be devised for this scheme and Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA) and Housing Taskforce Punjab (HTP) will jointly work to move the project forward.
The meeting was presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office here. In meeting different matters pertaining to progress on Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme (NPHS) were reviewed. Chairman NPHA Lt. Gen. (r) Anwar Ali Haider also attended the meeting.Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that construction of low-cost houses for low-income families is a flagship program of the PTI government. He informed that suitable sites have been selected in some districts of the province for this scheme adding that this project would enable the middle-class to own a house. He directed that the matters pertaining to this project should be settled early and hoped that Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme will create tremendous employment opportunities. The Chief Minister assured that the Punjab government will extend every possible support for speedy work and the province will take a lead in this regard.
Deputy Chairman NPHA Maj. Gen. Amer Aslam Khan, Advisor to CM Dr. Suleman Shah, Chief Secretary, Chairman P&D, secretaries of finance and housing departments, Chairman HTP Mian Yaqoob Tahir Izhar and others attended the meeting. The housing project aims to provide five million housing units to the low-income population.
It will also directly benefit forty different industries related to the construction business, as per Prime Minister Imran Khan.