Islamabad: Federal minister for defence pervaiz khattak has chaired a meeting of working group on alternative use of public properties today at ministry of housing and works islamabad . The minister was briefed on location and status of various public properties and their alternative use. The meeting identified various public properties in major cities. The federal minister also directed to conduct survey and prepare feasibility report on various pilot projects. The minister has emphasized the need for optimum utilization of public properties. The minister has said that unutilized land will be developed through public private partnership and also directed that the provinces will identify the lands and the current and planned use of the unutilized lands. The minister has said the official use of all rest houses will be abolished and it will be utilized in proper way. The minister has said that the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to provide cheap housing to the common man will be fulfilled. The minister has said that the if the public properties would be used in optimal way it will have huge impact on the efforts of the government to solve housing problems of common man. The meeting was attended by secretary housing and works and representatives from the provincial governments.