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Chief Secretary Azam Reviews Naya Pakistan Housing Programme

--PHATA plans to build 1.37 million houses


LAHORE– A meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Punjab Major (retired) Azam Suleman Khan reviewed pace of work on Naya Pakistan Housing Programme in the province and took important decision to enhance capacity of the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA), the main executing agency of the project.

The meeting held on Wednesday discussed the process of land acquisition in Kala Shah Kaku and Gujranwala after Renala Khurd and decided to acquire 304 acres of land in Gujranwala region.

Speaking at the meeting, the Chief Secretary said that in accordance with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Punjab government is giving priority to construction of houses for low-income people. He also issued directions regarding speeding up work on the project.

The meeting was briefed that the PHATA has prepared a plan to build 1.37 million houses of three and five marlas in different cities of the province in next three years.

The PHATA will construct 170,000 houses whereas remaining 1.2 million houses would be completed under private partnership.

The meeting was attended by Chairman Taskforce on Housing Yaqoob Tahir Izhar, Vice-Chairman LDA SM Imran, administrative secretaries of housing and finance department and commissioner Lahore Division.— HANDOUT