Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on construction of low-cost/affordable 05 million houses at the Prime Minister’s Office today.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Yaqoob Izahar, Mr. Najeeb Haroon, Mr. Arshad Dad, Secretary Housing & Works Dr. Imran Zeb Khan, Secretary Law Mr. Justice (R) Abdul Shakoor Paracha and other senior officers.
The Prime Minister said that construction of low-cost and affordable 05 million houses is the foremost priority of the Government which would not only address housing issues of the people especially in the major cities but would also promote economic growth and create job opportunities. Simultaneously, we have to devise a comprehensive mechanism for regulating katchi-abaadis and slums without dislocating poor people and ensuring provision of all civic amenities to the people in those areas, continued the Prime Minister.
After a detailed discussion on various international models and road-map for addressing the issue of housing, a committee was constituted by the Prime Minister under Secretary Housing & Works to devise a comprehensive and coherent plan of action, in consultation with relevant experts and representatives of concerned departments, taking into account all aspects including the legal framework, availability of the land bank and raising of required resources for smooth implementation of the project. The Committee would submit its initial recommendations to the Prime Minister within one week.
The Prime Minister emphasized that private sector should be encouraged and maximum facilitation be extended to those who would be partnering with the Government in the implementation of ‘05 Million Housing Program’.