Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid foundation stone of seven housing projects, envisaging construction of 20,000 housing units at the cost of 100 billion rupees in Islamabad.
While addressing the ceremony, the Prime Minister said these housing projects are meant for weaker segments of the society.
The Premier explained “It took us one and a half year to reach here,” “We had to form a structure, the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority and then had to get it approved by the assembly,” PM Imran added.
He said the government has found a path to the people and things will get easier after this.
“The government never had the resources to build these 5 million houses,” the prime minister said. “They were to be built by the private sector and the government was only to facilitate it.”
He said the construction of these 20,000 houses will help boost 40 industries associated with the construction sector and create jobs.
Among these projects, six pertain to Federal Government Employees Housing Authority whereas one would be executed by the Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation.
Under the Prime Minister’s vision, these projects would not only provide residential facilities to those people who do not own any but also boost the construction sector in the country and will create job opportunities.
Defending the vertical housing concept, the Prime Minister said new master plans of the cities will cater to the availability of green areas and land for farming and other activities.
The Prime Minister said the proceeds obtained from launching of Blue Area in Islamabad and two other commercial projects in other cities will be used to accommodate people of slums and shanty areas, so that they get a decent living in vertical housing units.
He said a uniform syllabus will be introduced in the country’s schools by next year, in order to remove different cultures in the country.