ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a meeting of the task force on Naya Pakistan Housing Project at Prime Minister’s Office, ARY News reported.
According to a statement released from PM Office, the prime minister appreciated the progress made so far and directed the task force to finalize modalities and future action plan regarding the establishment of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority within three weeks.
The PM said that the response received so far both from the local investors as well as foreign investors and overseas Pakistanis towards the project was encouraging.
He lamented that unfortunately the housing sector had remained one of the most neglected areas in the past and no serious effort was made by the previous governments to cater to the needs of the low-income groups for provision of shelter.
During the meeting, Chairman NADRA briefed the PM about the registration process which is being undertaken for ascertaining demand and profiling of the various income groups.
He informed the premier that the registration survey has witnessed overwhelming response from the public especially the low income and middle-income groups as over 6,00,000 forms have been downloaded so far.
The premier was informed that NADRA has made special arrangements for collection of forms at 24 registration units. The registration process would continue for 60 days.
The meeting also deliberated upon various options to facilitate provision of required financial support to the low-income groups and thus enable them avail the opportunity of five million housing project of the government.
The meeting was attended among others by Minister for Finance Mr. Asad Umar, Minister for Housing Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema, Planning Minister Mr. Khusro Bakhtiar, Senior Minister Punjab Mr. Aleem Khan, Secretary Housing Dr. Imran Zeb, Chairman NADRA, members of the Housing Task Force and senior government officials