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PM pushes housing ministry for early roll-out of housing plan

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday gave a two-week deadline to the Ministry of Housing to finalise a comprehensive plan for early roll out of the ambitious plan for the construction of five million low-cost houses.

Chairing a meeting at the PM Office to review progress on the project, Imran Khan said he would personally look after the initiative to ensure smooth implementation of the project and removal of any administrative bottlenecks.

He asked the committee for finalisation of its recommendations and formulation of a plan of action with definite time-lines for the launch of the ambitious housing programme.

The prime minister had setup the committee last week, under the secretary housing and works to study international models and to come up with a road-map, in consultation with experts and representatives of concerned departments.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said low-cost housing with all basic facilities and regularisation of slums was the foremost priority of his government.

He said construction of affordable housing initiative would not only provide shelter to the homeless but would generate a huge economic activity by creating millions of jobs and boosting allied industries.

Imran said that besides the availability of vast state lands across the country, utilisation of prime land of the state guest houses and other government owned accommodation and properties in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa alone could generate billions of rupees for the housing scheme.

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