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Minister says official use of all rest houses will be stopped

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Pervaiz Khattak on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the working group on alternative use of public properties at the Ministry of Housing and Works in Islamabad.

The minister was briefed about location and status of various public properties and their alternative use. Various public properties were identified in major cities during the meeting.

He directed the authorities to conduct a survey and prepare a feasibility report on various pilot projects.

The minister emphasized the need for optimum utilization of public properties, adding that unutilized land would be developed through public private partnership.

He issued directives for the provinces to identify lands and the current and planned use of the unutilized lands.

Pervaiz Khattak said the official use of all rest houses will be stopped and they will be utilized in a proper way. He said that the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to provide cheap housing to common man will be fulfilled.

He further said that if the public properties would be used in optimal way it will have huge impact on the efforts of the government to solve housing problems of common man. The meeting was attended by the secretary housing and works and representatives from the provincial governments.



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