Islamabad: The Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) is expected to be launched in a couple of weeks, a news source quoted National Assembly’s Standing Committee for Housing and Works Chairman Engineer Muhammad Najeeb Haroon as saying.
The chairman shared this information while presiding over a meeting held to discuss the progress made till date regarding NPHP’s completion. He said that the private sector has offered 570,000 acres of land for the low-cost housing project. Furthermore, Haroon stated that the ban placed on parliamentarians for plot allocations in the project remains in effect.
He also shared the latest developments pertaining to the Bhara Kahu I scheme, where development work is expected to start in March. Haroon mentioned that the National Accountability Bureau, along with the investigative departments concerned, have cleared the project from their end.
The meeting’s participants raised questions regarding the sizes of the houses planned for Islamabad’s rural areas. They expressed their concerns over entire families’ accommodation in 3-marla housing units. The members said that, under the present framework, arranging rooms for storing grains and adjusting animals would be impossible for large families.
The standing committee also sought details on the interest earned on money received against NPHP forms.