KP govt takes initiative to facilitate low income employees

KP govt takes initiative to facilitate low income employees

PESHAWAR: The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has said that Satellite Towns would be established to address the problems of government employees and lower income classes in getting homes.

This was told in a meeting held at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House, Abbottabad on Tuesday with Advisor to CM on Housing, Dr. Amjad Khan in the chair.

The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner Hazara Division, Arshad Naveed, Deputy Commissioners of all districts of Hazara Division, District Nazims of Mansehra, Battagram and Torghar district, Provincial Housing Authority’s (PHA) Director General, Ejaz Afzal and other concerned officers. Saif ur Rehman Usmani, Director Town Planning, PHA, briefed the participants about the prominent features of the scheme.

This scheme will be commenced from Hazara Division where according to facts and figures of KP Housing Authority there exists shortage of over two hundred and twelve thousands housing units. Deputy Commissioners of concerned districts of Hazara Division have been directed to conduct surveys, identify and arrange suitable places by May 20, 2017.

The land for proposed towns should be between five hundreds to twenty thousand kanals. The plots of five marlas each would be made available to applicants through balloting at a cost of Rs. three lakhs while financial arrangements of Rs. 4.59 billion financial arrangements were being made through banks by provincial government. This amount would be disbursed to successful applicants in form of loan on highly subsidized mark up rates for construction. (APP)