5m houses to be built at any cost

Low cost, affordable housing units to be build under PM’s directives: Cheema



Federal Minister for Housing and Works Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema has said that five million houses shall be built at any cost, he expressed these views as a Chief Guest at the balloting ceremony of Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation (PHAF), Residentia Kuchlak Road Quetta Project here on Monday.

Minister said that country was facing shortage of 11 million houses and we are fully committed to build low cost and affordable housing units under the directives of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan who is very ambitious to build 5 million affordable houses for the poor and vulnerable segments of the society across the country.

Minister said that today’s project is a tight slap on the face of the critics who did not do anything during their tenure and totally neglected this most important sector. During the Ceremony, Ch. Tariq Bashir Cheema further said that he visited Quetta to inspect the PHA Residentia Kuchlak Road Quetta Project and is very enthusiastic for the completion of the project. He also expressed great pleasure for the quota of the Shuhada of Hazara Community in the said project.

Minister vowed that he will ensure the transparency throughout the project and no one will be spare on any irregularities. The Minister further said that Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA) has been established and to further enhance and for the speedy completion of the projects, the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) is converted into Authority. Tariq Rashid, MD, PHAF apprised the Minister about the ongoing and future projects of the PHAF across the Country.

He said that in PHAF Residentia Kuchlak Road Quetta Project, 7720 applications were received and to ensure transparency, Software had been prepared through which Balloting process will take place. The names of the successful candidates will be display at the official website of the PHAF. He further said that the total 1350 houses and apartments will be built which are divided into different categories.

PHAF is committed to handover the said houses and apartments in 3 to 5 years to the allottees. Furthermore he also upraised about the future projects of the PHAF, which are to be initiated at Gwadar, Baluchistan and at KPK.

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