Gujranwala: The Punjab government on Tuesday affirmed the feasibility of a section of state land in Gujranwala and Sialkot for constructing houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) project, a news source reported.
Liaquat Ali Chattha, director general of the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA), visited the sites concerned – located near People’s Colony Gujranwala and the Sialkot International Airport.
The PHATA chief directed officials of the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) to initiate the land acquisition process in the said areas.
Meanwhile, Construction work on more than 3,000 houses in Chishtian, Lodhran and Renala Khurd will start from next month onwards. According to sources, the authorities concerned will execute this task in a phased manner.
Previously, the provincial government had invited applications for NPHP project from the residents of the three districts. The submissions deadline to this effect expired on April 1. PHATA, which is supervising the housing project, will determine the number of houses to be constructed.
As per reports, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has received a large number of NPHP applications from interested citizens. Last month, it completed the digitisation process of over 500,000 forms.