LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Wednesday directed to expedite the construction of houses under Naya Pakistan Housing project, ARY News reported.
These directives were issued by Buzdar while chairing a meeting in Lahore, to review the performance of Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency.
The meeting was attended by officials concerned, who briefed the provincial chief executive about the so far progress made into the project.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Punjab said Naya Pakistan Housing project will help low paid salary scale people to fulfill their dream of having their own house.
He said construction of five million houses is a flagship project of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.
Mr Buzdar said in first phase houses will be built in Lodhran, Chistian, Renala Khurd, while houses will be built in Lahore, Sialkot, Sargodha, Chiniot in second phase.
Yesterday, the Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works was informed that the government had identified sites in Islamabad and Quetta for the construction of houses under Naya Pakistan Housing project and formal work would start there soon.
Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema informed this to the committee which met here under the chairmanship of Senator Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi.