PM Imran to inaugurate housing scheme tomorrow: Fawad Chaudhry
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, on Tuesday said that PM Imran Khan will inaugurate housing scheme on Wednesday (tomorrow), ARY News reported.
The information minister, while addressing a press conference after the federal cabinet meeting, detailed that 150,000 houses would be built in the first phase under “Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme” and five million low-cost houses will be constructed in next five years.
“Cabinet has expressed concerns over recent money laundering cases. The session approved the provision of powers to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to monitor money laundering cases,” he said.
Regarding extradition treaty with foreign countries, Chaudhry clarified that death row prisoners will not be extradited to other states under the agreement. He announced the construction of cultural and media centre at Kartarpur Corridor.
“Pakistan will be successful in uprooting terrorism across the country soon. Foreign hands are also involved in terrorism incident,”
“We are steadily moving forward for implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) which has significantly reduced terrorism in the country.”
He added, “We are steadily moving forward for implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) which has significantly reduced terrorism in the country.”
“The government has ended quota system for legislators in the National Assembly. Now, new appointments from Grade 1 – 5 will be made on merit through balloting,” he said.
“Approval to the new amnesty scheme is not made today. The scheme will be presented before the cabinet tomorrow as members wanted to make a clause-wise review of the scheme,” he said.
“Law will find its way in money laundering cases. Asif Ali Zardari and Sharif family had laundered money in past. Evidences of money laundering are being emerged against the Sharif family, while, the case of Ishaq Dar is also in front of the nation.”
“The government has ended quota system for legislators in the National Assembly. Now, new appointments from Grade 1 – 5 will be made on merit through balloting.”
He vowed that the nation would witness more revelations against the corrupt elements in the near future.
The information minister said that six companies have expressed interest regarding Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM), which will be run on public-private mode. ” Our demand from PSM is nine million ton, whereas, its production stands at one million ton at this stage which would be increased to three million ton.”
Fawad said that the cabinet also held discussions over the extension of licence to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and a committee was constituted for making recommendations.