Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Law in pipeline

Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Law in pipeline

ISLAMABAD - At the outset, the house offered Fateha for those martyred in Lahore blast today.

The National Assembly was informed today that Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Bill will soon be laid before the Parliament for approval.

Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema told the House during question hour, that this authority will provide one window facility to facilitate the private sector to invest in this mega project for construction of five million houses.

He said the Prime Minister has launched the housing projects in Islamabad, Quetta and Okara, and construction work on the sites will soon commence.

Tariq Bashir Cheema said that five billion rupees have been allocated to provide interest free loans to those who cannot build their houses. He estimated that per unit cost of each housing unit under this project will be three million rupees. He said 2.7 million rupees will be provided to the people in loans through banks to construct the houses. He said Naya Pakistan Housing Programme will be executed keeping in view the codal formalities.

Minister for Power Omer Ayub told the House that the government plans to install concentrated solar power plants in Balochistan. For this purpose, we are also in negotiations with Saudi Arabia. He said we also plan to establish small water reservoirs in Balochistan.

Omer Ayub said unlike the previous governments, the Prime Minister Imran Khan only inaugurates those projects, for which solid funding is available.

Parliamentary Secretary for National Food Security Muhammad Ameer Sultan told the House that present government has declared agriculture emergency in the country to enhance the productivity of this important sector. He said we have allocated 284 billion rupees for thirteen agriculture related projects to bolster the yield of major crops.