Low cost houses only for deserving people: Akram Durrani

Islamabad: Transparency and meritocracy will be ensured in Prime Minister’s Low Cost Housing Scheme’ said the Federal Minister for Housing & Works Akram Khan Durrani.

The Minister said so while chairing a meeting of core group on Prime Minister’s low-cost housing scheme on Friday. A detailed briefing about the Low-Cost Housing Scheme was given to the Minister by the Secretary Housing & Works (H&W).

The Minister said it is undeniable fact that there is a dire need of affordable housing in the country and this initiative of the present government to build 500,000 houses will definitely overcome the housing shortfall.

The Minister added that as the Ministry gets approval from Prime Minister’s office to initiate the project, it will be completed expeditiously because all the stakeholders are already on board. The Minister lauded the provincial government’s willingness to offer their land for the scheme and stated such cooperation is needed to accomplish this gigantic task.

It is one of the major innovative schemes of the present government which would cover all areas of Pakistan by providing loan to 25,000 low and middle class families.

The meeting was attended by the Secretary (H&W), Joint Secretary Housing & Works, and Director General National Housing Authority (NHA).

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