ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led federal government decided on Monday to include 10 more cities from Punjab in the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
The cities which are being included in the housing project are Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Layyah, Multan, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Gujranwala.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched PTI’s ambitious flagship “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme” aimed at building five million low-cost and affordable housing units across the country, fulfilling one of the “cornerstones” of his party’s election manifesto.
Addressing the launching ceremony at the PM Office, the Prime Minister announced that the government would provide the land, facilitate and remove bottlenecks and work under a public-private partnership to construct housing units with all basic amenities.
Under the scheme, it was announced that “5 million houses would be constructed.” Registration forms for the scheme are available on the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) website.
The first phase the project will start in seven cities which include Islamabad, Sukkar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Quetta, Swat and Faisalabad.
Federal Housing Taskforce and the government of Punjab have completed the initial preparations for the project.
The scheme’s pilot project in Faisalabad is currently underway.