ISLAMABAD: The government has released application forms for the Naya Pakistan Housing Project that can be obtained from designated offices of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) from today (Oct 11).
According to requirements for obtaining a form, an applicant needs to provide his/her complete information including name, Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number, monthly income and residential address for registration.
The form will be available at Rs.250.
The government has planned 0.5m low cost houses under the project. In the first phase of the project, Faisalabad, Sukkur, Quetta, Swat, Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and KPK respectively in addition to Muzaffarabad, Islamabad and Gilgit have been selected for proportionate share of all provinces in the soft launch of the project.
Speaking at the launch of the housing scheme, the prime minister expressed confidence that the programme would not only help realise the dream of a shelter for the poor but also create employment opportunities. It will also attract local and foreign investment and stimulate about forty related industries.
He announced formation of a Naya Pakistan Housing Authority to serve as one window for all construction related formalities. The authority would be set up in three months and till then a Task Force would look after the housing project.
A National Financial Regulatory Body would be set up in two months to remove hurdles in financing of construction of houses.
A legal framework would also be prepared to ensure that there are no legal hurdles in the way of implementation of the housing project.
He said a Land Bank would be instituted to identify land with the federal government, housing ministry, provincial governments and local bodies.