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PM Imran reviews progress on Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Programme

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting in Islamabad to review the evaluation progress on Naya Pakistan Housing Program.
According to details, the meeting reviewed various legal and administrative aspects of the housing program.
Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem, Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Chairman Board of Investment Zubair Gillani, Secretary Housing Dr Imran Zeb and Chairman Naya Pakistan Housing Authority retired General Anwar Ali Hyder attended the meeting.
Earlier on Thursday, PM Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of a new phase of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Islamabad’s Zone 4.
PM Imran Khan, while addressing the ceremony, expressed his happiness over the initiation of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme and vowed to expand the project to other parts of the country.
“We have started this housing scheme along with the private sector as the government has not enough resources to built 5 million houses. However, the government has vacant land all over the country,” said PM Khan.
He announced that 10,000 houses will be given to needy people through lucky draw who cannot afford to purchase a home. The houses will be handed over to the people after 1.5 years of the lucky draw.
Approximately 40 percent of people are living in slums in Karachi. The government will construct houses on half of the government land for the citizens in the metropolis, whereas, the remaining land will be allotted to develop commercial centres.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed government’s commitment to encourage investors and provide them all out facilities.
He was chairing the meeting of Board of Directors of Board of Investment in Islamabad on Friday.
The Prime Minister said different laws at federal and provincial levels, unnecessary rules and regulations for businesses, hurdles by government departments for business community and corruption resulted in stagnation of industrial development.
He said the large number of youth in the country, availability of cheap workforce and liberal government policy provide conducive environment to investment which should be fully utilized.
The Prime Minister directed the Chairman BoI to complete the process of harmonizing and integrating the federal and provincial laws on business within a month. He said the relevant laws should be made simpler in coordination with the provinces in the light of recommendations of Board of Investment.
Meanwhile, MNA Faizullah Kamoka called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Friday. They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest. – NNI