The federal government on Monday decided to include 10 more cities from Punjab in the ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme,’ Express News reported.
The cities which are being included in the housing project are Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Layyah, Multan, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Gujranwala.
Last week, Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled his government’s “flagship” project – Naya Pakistan Housing Programme – aimed at constructing five million houses for the low-income segments of society during the next five years.
PM Imran hoped that the successful implementation of the programme would not only boost the country’s economy but also create immense job opportunities.
Under the scheme, it was announced that “5 million houses would be constructed.” Registration forms for the scheme are available on the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) website.
The first phase the project will start in seven cities which include Islamabad, Sukkar, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Quetta, Swat and Faisalabad.
Federal Housing Taskforce and the government of Punjab have completed the initial preparations for the project.
The scheme’s pilot project in Faisalabad is currently underway.