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PM Imran forms high-level committee for implementation of '5 Million Housing Program'

Haider Ali 03:25 PM | 3 Sep, 2018
PM Imran forms high-level committee for implementation of '5 Million Housing Program'
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a committee under Secretary Housing & Works for the implementation of his project to build five million homes across the country.

The committee was formed after the incumbent premier chaired a meeting on construction of low-cost/affordable houses at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday.

The committee has been directed to devise a comprehensive and coherent plan of action, in consultation with relevant experts and representatives of concerned departments, taking into account all aspects including the legal framework, availability of the land bank and raising of required resources for smooth implementation of the project.

According to a communique issued by the PM House, the Committee would submit its initial recommendations to the Prime Minister within one week.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister said that construction of low-cost and affordable 05 million houses was the foremost priority of the Government which would not only address housing issues of the people especially in the major cities but would also promote economic growth and create job opportunities.

'We have to devise a comprehensive mechanism for regulating katchi-abaadis and slums without dislocating poor people and ensuring provision of all civic amenities to the people in those areas,' continued the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister emphasized that private sector should be encouraged and maximum facilitation be extended to those who would be partnering with the Government in the implementation of ‘05 Million Housing Program’.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Yaqoob Izahar, Mr. Najeeb Haroon, Mr. Arshad Dad, Secretary Housing & Works Dr. Imran Zeb Khan, Secretary Law Mr. Justice (R) Abdul Shakoor Paracha and other senior officers.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 7, 2022 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279 282
Euro EUR 296.67 297.26
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.71 332.41
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.21 73.51
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.72
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.43
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.19
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.42
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – The gold price in Pakistan dropped by Rs4,300 per tola to reach Rs200,000 on Tuesday as it lost ground on second consecutive day after witnessing mostly bullish trend last week.

As per the All-Pakistan Sarafa Gems and Jewellers Association (APSGJA), the price of 10 grams of 24 carats gold decreased by Rs3,686 to settle at Rs171,468.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity dropped by $1 to reach $1,869 per ounce.

Meanwhile, silver prices in the domestic market slumped by Rs20 per tola and Rs17.14 per 10 grams to reach at Rs2,230 and Rs1,911, respectively.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/07-Feb-2023/rupee-depreciates-against-us-dollar-again

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