KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Monday inaugurated Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Registration Centre at Sukkur deputy commissioner’s (DC) office.
Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that the provision of five million houses equipped with all basic facilities, and regularisation of slums is the foremost priority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.
He said the target of the present government is to ensure the provision of affordable houses for underprivileged classes during the next five years.
He expressed the confidence that the programme would not only help realize the dream of a shelter for the poor but also create employment opportunities.
He said that the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has been given the task of collecting data to identify those in need.
Later, answering to a question, the Sindh governor said in this 5 million houses programme, the government has decided to construct 40 per cent houses in rural areas, 40 per cent in urban and 20 per cent in slums areas.
He said that the present government is committed to facilitate the masses and formulate various policies to provide jobs to youth.
To a question, he said that due to failed policies of former governments, the national economy is facing various challenges and now the government is taking serious steps for the revival of industries to enhance the export for the development and prosperity of the country.
On the occasion, Sukkur Commissioner Rafiq Ahmed Buriro and NADRA Director General (Sukkur) Naveed Jan Sahibzada were also present.