5 Mn homes project launched: ‘Do not be afraid, stay calm’

PM Imran Khan has vowed to steer the country out of the prevailing crisis and get the affairs in order as he cajoled the nation not to get worried and be composed. He was speaking at the launching ceremony of ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Project’. Giving details of the housing programme, he revealed that 5Mn affordable houses will be constructed in five years for the common man, who earns PKR 10,000-25,000 a month. In this regard, he announced the formation of the ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Authority’ (NPHA) that will provide one-window operations to facilitate the construction industry. The Authority will be set up in three months, while a 17-member task force will oversee the housing project until then. A 60-day pilot project will commence on 11th Oct’18(today) in coordination with Nadra in seven districts to assess the demand and payment capacity for affordable houses.