ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says it is among the top priorities of the incumbent government to provide roof over the head to the people on today.
Addressing a ceremony in connection with government’s low cost housing program in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said provision of houses at less cost by a philanthropic organization is a big step.
The Prime Minister said due to lack of foreclosure laws, the rate of constructing houses on mortgage is very low in Pakistan.
He expressed hope that after a decision by the court, this process will be accelerated.
Imran Khan said the biggest responsibility of any government is to provide the basic necessities of life to people from lower income backgrounds.
He appreciated the Akhuwat organization for undertaking this huge task.
He said as the income of government increases, more funding will be available for housing, education and provision of justice to the poor people.
The Prime Minister said the construction activity will spur other allied industries, resulting in job creation.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave away scholarships to the first batch of deserving bright students under Ehsaas undergraduate program today.
According to the details, Around 24 billion rupees would be spent on this four-year program to support 200,000 students, half of them girls, from low-income backgrounds.
As part of the Ehsaas scholarships policy, two percent scholarships will be exclusively awarded to students with special needs.
Overall, 50,000 scholarships will be given every year to enhance financial access to higher education for deserving students.