Chief Minister approves housing scheme for Hangu district

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan on Wednesday approved the construction of a housing scheme in Hangu district, where some 9000 houses will be constructed.

The approval was granted during a meeting at the Chief Minister house. The meeting was called to oversee the progress on the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme (NPHS) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

During the meeting a number of housing schemes were discussed however, three projects were approved for construction including housing in Peshawar, Hangu and Swat districts of the province. It is estimated that some 32,000 houses will be constructed in all three districts.

The housing schemes are being initiated under the NPHS launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to details, approximately 20,000 houses will be constructed in Peshawar, 9000 in Hangu and 3000 in Swat.

The meeting was also attended by Prime Ministers Special Assistant Iftikhar Durrani, Minister for C&W Akbar Ayub, Provincial Minister Amjad Ali, Advisor to CM on E&SE Ziaullah Bangash, Additional Chief Secretary Shehzad Bangash, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shahab Ali Shah, Secretary Finance and other officials.

The Chief Minister directed secretary housing to complete the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan Housing Authority and initial feasibility study for Peshawar Housing Scheme within twenty days. He also directed to submit final and complete proposal for Swat and Hangu housing schemes within 10 days. He also directed to submit the plan for housing scheme in District Kohat.

The Chief Minister reiterated that the housing schemes are a reflection of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for the underprivileged and deprived segment of the society. The Chief Minister stated that the basic goal of the incumbent government is to ensure efficient services delivery and facilitate poor and needy public of the province on a priority basis. The government has planned to provide the houses at the schemes to low-income families on easy instalments.