Punjab Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed has said the construction of low-cost housing units would be started by the next month in Lahore and Faisalabad under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
The minister expressed these views while presiding over a meeting of the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) board on Tuesday. He said PHATA should also complete the process of acquiring land in other cities of the province on a priority basis.
Liaquat Ali Chatha PHATA Director General and other board members attended the meeting.
Rasheed said Naya Pakistan Housing scheme would also be started in Sialkot and Chiniot from the next month. In order to ensure the participation of private sector in this scheme, relevant by-laws were being amended, the minister added.
He directed PHATA to expedite the process of acquiring land from Liquidation Board for the housing project. Moreover, matters should also be settled with Faisalabad Development Authority for acquiring 600 kanals in the city.
PHATA DG Liaquat Ali Chatha briefed the meeting about the progress of Naya Pakistan Housing scheme at Chishtian, Renala Khurd and Lodhran. He also briefed the minister about the housing projects of PHATA in Mandi Bahauddin, Hafiz Abad, Toba Tek Singh, Muridkey, Jhelum, Pattoki, Rahim Yar Khan, Minchanabad and Jhang.