Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan invited Turkish companies to help his government with the planning and construction of five million affordable residential units – a news source reported.
The government plans to construct five million low-cost residential units in five years under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP). Another 10,000 residential units will be completed by June 2019. Several welfare organisations have agreed to collaborate with the government on the project.
The Punjab government is also seeking amendments in the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Act, 1975, in its bid to construct low-cost residential units and has constituted a committee in this regard.
The chief town planner has been appointed as convener of the committee. Other members include Chief Metropolitan Planner Ibrar Sheikh and Deputy Secretary Housing Waheed Butt. The committee, which will also suggest policies to promote the housing sector, has been asked to submit its recommendations to the housing secretary within 20 days.