Islamabad: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will inaugurate two projects under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) in Islamabad and Quetta, according to a news report.
This development will form part of the first phase of NPHP. The authorities concerned will build 110,000 units in Balochistan. They would start with cities like Quetta and Gwadar. In addition, this phase also involves the construction of 19,000 apartments in various locations of Islamabad.
The authorities made this decision at a meeting held to discuss NPHP’s progress. They also informed the premier that a project in Chaklala – to be comprised of 30,000 apartments – is currently underway. Furthermore, stakeholders are also pursuing a project on the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) land with a potential to hold 6,000 apartments.
The Housing Department Secretary Dr Imran Zeb told the prime minister that draft legislations were underway for NPHP, home loan recovery procedures, and foreclosure laws. He also stated that all procedures for the establishment of the Naya Pakistan Housing Company will be completed within a week.
Zeb also added that the Housing Ministry had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Balochistan Government for housing projects in Quetta (5,000 apartments in Wahdat Colony), Gwadar (55,000 apartments), and Fisher Colony (54,000 apartments) - among other places.
NPHP will also include 3,000 apartments in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, along with the 19,000 apartments in Islamabad in its first phase.