PM takes ownership of 5m housing programme


Zahid Chaudhary


In order to ensure smooth implementation and re-move any administrative bottlenecks, it has been decided by the government that Prime Minister Imran Khan will take ownership of the mega five million housing program.
Khan chaired a meeting on Monday to review progress on the formulation of a road-map for con-struction of five million houses across the country.
“Provision of five million houses equipped with all basic facilities, and regularisation of slums is the foremost priority of the government and a part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto,” PM Imran said.
PM Imran further added that construction of affordable housing initiative would not only provide shelter to the homeless but would generate huge economic activity by providing millions of jobs and will boost all linked industries of the housing sec-tor.”
He continued, “Besides the availability of vast state lands across the country, utilisation of prime lands of the state guest houses and other government owned accommodations/properties in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone could generate billions of rupees for the five million housing programme.”
PM Imran also directed the committee to final-ise its recommendations regarding formulation of a comprehensive plan of action with delineated time-lines within two weeks for early roll out of the hous-ing programme. Earlier, the secretary housing briefed the pre-mier about the current situation vis-à-vis the annual demand and shortfall in the housing sector.

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