Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that the labour class in Pakistan was neglected during the past governments.
According to the details, Imran Khan was addressing a ceremony in connection with the allotment of houses and flats to working class under Naya Pakistan Housing Program.
Imran Khan said that the soaring prices of land make it difficult for the salaried class, workers and laborers to build or purchase their own, but government of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) has started Naya Pakistan Housing Program with a new mindset to provide support to these segments of the society to own a house.
Imran Khan said that it is one of the primary objectives of PTI government is the uplift of poor and underprivileged segments of society. Adding that, the government has introduced legislation under which the banks will provide loans at a five percent interest rate for the construction of houses. Prime Minister said that the banks have promised to set aside 380 billion rupees for this purpose.
Imran Khan also directed the State Bank of Pakistan to ensure safe and smooth availability of loans to the people, which can be repaid over a period of 20 years.
During his address, Imran Khan also ensured to allocate more funds for the housing program with the increase in the revenue of the government in a bid to provide mass relief to the working class in building their homes.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the construction industry of Pakistan is at boom and this will provide numerous employment opportunities to the youth.