Prime Minister Imran Khan has labelled Naya Pakistan Housing Programme as “most ambitious, landmark” and will create six million jobs and demand in 40 industries.
PM Imran Khan took to Twitter a day after launching the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme at a ceremony in Islamabad and said, “We have launched our most ambitious, landmark housing scheme of building five million homes in five years.”
He further added “This will provide affordable houses for our less privileged strata of society, plus six million jobs, create demand in 40 industries directly involved in house building and attract foreign direct investment (FDI).
We have launched our most ambitious, landmark housing policy of building 5mn homes in 5 yrs. InshaAllah this will provide affordable houses for our less privileged strata of society, plus 6mn jobs, create demand in 40 industries directly involved in house building & attract FDI.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 11, 2018
Speaking at the ceremony a day earlier, PM Imran had expressed confidence that the housing programme and claims that it would not only provide affordable housing to the poor but also create employment opportunities in the country.
Initially, the housing project will be launched in seven cities which include Faisalabad, Sukkur, Quetta, Swat, Islamabad, Gilgit and Muzaffarabad.
PM Imran had said he will take ownership of the initiative in order to ensure smooth implementation and remove any administrative issues.
Provision of five million houses equipped with all basic facilities, and regularization of slums is the foremost priority of the government and a part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto, he had further asserted.
On Thursday, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) issued registration forms for PM Imran’s “Naya Pakistan Housing Programme”. The premier had announced that registration for the houses will begin from Thursday with the cooperation of NADRA, which has been tasked with collecting data to identify those in need.