Punjab minister urges private sector to facilitate PM’s housing scheme


LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Local Government and Community Development Abdul Aleem Khan on Sunday urged the private sector to come forward and play a role in the construction of 50 lacs low-cost houses under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.

Abdul Aleem Khan expressed these views while talking to the Members of the Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) who called on him to apprise him of the issues they are facing.

Keeping in mind the challenges, he said that work has started to establish new by-laws that will support and secure private investments in big cities.

Khan said that permission for construction of multi-story buildings would also be granted on the European and American models and a mortgage policy will also be implemented for financing residential constructions.

Khan said that common man has pinned hopes on PM Imran which requires untiresome efforts and collaboration of all stakeholders.

In the meeting, Gohar Ejaz and other members of ABAD, Akbar Sheikh, Ayoub Azhar, Sheraz Munnoo, Kamran Shuja and Sajid Saeed in their conversation informed the Khan that they are in close contact with the government agencies but their issues are not being resolved.

They highlighted the problems being faced by the housing industry and proposed their solutions.