The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has started preparations for the local body elections.
An important meeting was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he directed to mobilise the party workers across the country.
At the behest of the prime minister, Chief Organiser Saifullah Khan Niazi and other leaders will visit different areas of the country. According to sources, the tours will start from South Punjab.
Senator Saifullah will visit Bahawalnagar on September 11 along with Senator Aun Abbas, the president of South Punjab.
During the visit, Senator Saifullah will hold meetings with the local leadership and members of the PTI national and provincial assemblies to review organisational and administrative issues.
Meanwhile, the prime minister also presided over a meeting of the National Coordination Committee for Housing, Construction and Development.
Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Shahbaz Gill, State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir, Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Anwar Ali Haider and other senior officers were in attendance.
PM Imran was told that the Ministry of Housing and Works was constructing 86,323 housing units at a total cost of Rs463 billion.
Besides creating over 200,000 employment opportunities, boom in construction sector across the country under various projects would also create economic activities worth over Rs2.314 trillion, he was told.
He was briefed about the progress of various housing projects under the Ministry of Housing and Works.
The prime minister was also briefed about the ongoing cadastral mapping exercise in Lahore and told that the project was on track and would be completed by November 15, this year.
The prime minister directed the relevant authorities to focus on early completion of land record digitisation in Lahore so that common man could get relief in terms of land mafia and encroachments.
He reiterated vertical housing in the shape of high-rise buildings was the government’s priority.
This would not only cater to the housing needs of the growing population, but would also ensure the effective utilisation of urban lands as per digitalized cadastral mapping, he added.
(With input from APP)
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