The Federal government on Monday added ten cities from Punjab to the residential project Naya Pakistan Housing Programme.
The cities which are being included in the housing project are Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Layyah, Multan, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Gujranwala.
Last week, announcing the launch of the housing scheme, the premier had said that five million houses will be constructed over the next five years under the ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Project’.
“We want to build houses for those who ordinarily do not even dream of owning a house, as they fall in low-income group and barely manage to find a shelter,” PM Imran had said.
The premier, vowing that he will supervise the project himself, had expressed confidence that the programme would not only provide affordable housing to the poor but also create employment opportunities in the country.
“A special housing authority would be established in three months to serve as one window for all construction-related formalities. A task force would look after the housing project until then,” he had added.