Summary for construction of new govt houses moved


Applications for 3-Marla CM Punjab Housing Scheme from March 15


Islamabad—A summary has been sent for approval of the Prime Minister for construction of new government accommodation to overcome shortage of houses for the employees of the federal government. The government had imposed ban on the construction of new houses for the last 10 years, due to which the ministry is facing shortage of residences, said an official of Ministry of Housing and Works.
To a question he said that more than 3000 accommodations are in occupation of retired federal government employees or their families. At Islamabad 172 government accommodations had been got vacated from illegal occupants by the enforce-ment branch of Estate Office under the Accommodation Allocation Rules, 2002. The matter had also been taken up by the Standing, Committees of National Assembly and Senate on Housing and Works, he said.
The Standing Committees of National Assembly on Housing and Works adopted and approved a fresh survey of Federal Colonies to identify the retired/unauthorized occupants of the government accommodations. For this purpose, he said, it has been recommended that a meeting of all stakeholders including public representatives of areas be convened to discuss various proposals to settle the modalities prior to initiating the survey.
He said that both the bodies had also recommended that National Housing Authority may be given task to for-mulate a policy and to make viable proposals in respect of constructing new flats.
Sialkot: District Coordination Officer (DCO) Sialkot Dr. Asif Tufail has said that the Punjab government has formally launched Punjab Chief Minister’s 3-Marla Housing Scheme in Sialkot district. He said that the Punjab government would allot as many as 1259 plots to the deserving and low-income earning applicants of Pasrur tehsil through draw. He said the district administration would collect applications for plots between March 15 and April 15, 2016.
Lahore: As many as 87 plots and 28 houses of Ashiana Sahiwal and 72 plots and 30 houses of Ashiana Faisalabad were distributed among the people through a draw on second phase. Draw on applications received in 2013-14 for plots and houses in Faisalabad and Sahiwal Ashiana held here at Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Thursday.
In the first phase, 125 houses and 87 plots of Ashiana Sahiwal, while 106 houses and 109 plots had already been distributed among the lucky people in 2015. Addressing a ceremony, Chairman Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) & Member Provincial Assembly Mahmood Qadir Khan said that PLDC is making all out efforts to provide shelter to the low income people. He said that no nation could be developed without improving living standard of the people.
He said now draw on applications for houses or plots would be held on time and no delay would be tolerated in this regard. Dr Amjad Saqib, Chairman Akhuwat Foundation said that facilities like water, transport, mosque, school, play ground, commercial area and medical were being provided in the Ashiana Housing Schemes. CEO PLDC Imtiaz Haider was also present on the occasion.—APP


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