PM in Lahore to open Peri-urban Low-cost Housing Scheme

By: News Desk
Published: 03:52 AM, 6 May, 2021
PM in Lahore to open Peri-urban Low-cost Housing Scheme
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Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday arrived in Lahore where he will open Punjab Peri-urban Low-Cost Housing Scheme at Raiwind.

Ten sites had been selected to facilitate low-income groups living in smaller towns and rural areas of Punjab province.

The prime minister would attend the launching ceremony as a chief guest during his one-day visit to Lahore.

The project is being finalized in collaboration with the government of Punjab and Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority.

The prime minister would also virtually inaugurate work on different sites at Chiniot, DG Khan, Chunian, Khaneawal, Khushab, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Jalalpur Pirwalla, and Sargodha.

These residential colonies consisting of 100 to 500 housing units would be constructed in the suburbs of cities and rural areas of the province. The land for this purpose would be provided through the Board of Revenue Punjab at an affordable price.

The Board identified 133 sites in 35 districts of Punjab. The government of Punjab has been provided funds under the first phase for the development of land and infrastructure on these sites.

The federal government is providing subsidy on each housing unit whereas is also making mortgage arrangements under the prime minister’s markup subsidy scheme.

The FWO and NLC would prepare these sites and construct small housing units of 3.5 marlas each. These sites would have an expansion facility under which 4,000 houses could be added to these sites.   

The premier is scheduled to have a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in Lahore and the CM will brief the premier about the steps taken to better public service delivery.