KARACHI: As many as 6,000 applicants have successfully secured their spots in the new Fazaia Housing Scheme built in Karachi on Tuesday.
The list of successful candidates was prepared through a computerised balloting process during a ceremony organised by the housing scheme developers at PAF Museum on Tuesday.
“The housing scheme met with an overwhelming response as it received a large number of applications during the registration season,” said the host of the event. “The registration was opened to assess the demand in Karachi and it came out with unprecedented numbers for the project than any other city where such schemes have been put into place.”
“Fazaia Housing Scheme is a community project backed by the Pakistan Air Force,” Farhan Ahmed, a guest at the event, told The Express Tribune. “It is situated on the outskirts of the city near the Dream World Resorts. It is good residential project equipped with basic facilities and far away from the hustle and bustle of this ever expanding city.”
He said, “Banks, shopping malls, gymnasium and all other needed utilities have also been included in the housing scheme.”
Fazaia Housing Scheme initially offers two, three and four bedrooms apartments categorised in luxury and standard classes. Their cost, depending on the category, starts from Rs3.7 million
to Rs10 million.
Air Vice Marshall Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command, presided over the event as the chief guest and started the balloting process.
“The housing scheme aims to provide a healthy lifestyle to all its residents,” Air Vice Marshall Bukhari said. “It intends to accommodate serving and retired airmen, families of those martyred, as well as it has a quota for the public. The ballot process is done in public to make the allotment process more transparent. It will take four to five years to complete the project.”
Those who could not secure a spot in the housing scheme will be given priority in a series of upcoming schemes as there are other projects in the pipeline.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 14th, 2015.