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PM summons meeting of task force for housing today

ISLAMABAD: In order to get briefing about progress been made so far for implementation of  "Naya Pakistan Housing Program" PM Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the Task Force on housing on Friday (today). Ministers for housing, finance and planning and development, representatives of the task force hailing from all four provinces and Punjab's senior minister, Aleem Khan will be in attendance. Prime Minister Imran Khan will be briefed about the progress made so far over "Naya Pakistan Housing Program", the incumbent…

PM takes ownership of ‘unprecedented’ low-cost housing scheme

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday chaired a meeting to review progress on formulation of a road map for construction of five million house across the country. During the meeting, it was decided that the prime minister will take ownership of the initiative in order to ensure smooth implementation and removing any administrative bottlenecks. The prime minister said that provision of five million housing, equipped all basic facilities, and the regularisation of katchi abadis is a foremost priority of the…

Govt employees face shortage of housing in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The housing shortage for federal employees, who are waiting for official accommodation, is reaching alarming proportions as the figure of people on the waiting list has reached 22,709. This shortfall is attributed mainly to the ban on construction of new government housing units since 1995. Currently, the Estate Office has only 17,497 government-owned accommodations in the federal capital. “As many as 6,807 federal government employees have applied for allotment of government accommodation since June…

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

NEW DELHI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said on Tuesday. The firm behind the development is alleged to have taken millions of dollars from homebuyers before the project folded. "We have registered a case of cheating on directions from the court," said local police officer Arvind Sharma. He said Sharapova and the firm behind the development,…

Second block of first phase of census begins today

ISLAMABAD: The population and household count in the second block of the phase one under the sixth population census in sixty-three districts across the country will start today (Friday). Briefing media on Thursday, Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa said that the house listing operation in the second block of phase one will start on Friday and will continue for three days. He said the population and household count of the second block will be made from April 3-12. He said the homeless people in the second block will…