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PM says housing sector in Pakistan lagged behind!

ISLAMABAD: PM Imran Khan has noted that due to lack of mortgage facilities to people by banks, housing sector in Pakistan has legged behind. 

Speaking at the registration ceremony of  Naya Pakistan Housing Program on Monday (15th of July, 2019) here Prime Minister Imran Khan told that an ordinance related to foreclosure laws would be put before cabinet for approval to pave the way for housing finance.  

Imran Khan told that there was a demand of ten million housing units in the country, but salaried class was not able to build their homes due to lack of resources. He said affordable housing will be provided to people who otherwise are not able to bear the high costs of constructing a house.     

The Prime Minister said the purpose of registration was to get a clear picture of vital statistics relating to housing project including area preference, required finances and civic amenities. He said a comprehensive database will be prepared containing all vital information in this regard.

Imran Khan said government will facilitate new entrants to the housing business in order to encourage entrepreneurial culture in the educated youth. He said forty ancillary industries will benefit from Naya Pakistan Housing Program, reducing unemployment and spurring the business activity. He said domestic and foreign investors are being encouraged to invest in housing projects in the country.

The Prime Minister said the housing project launched on Angoori Road here will be completed in one and half years’ time while work on the housing program in other cities will start soon.


M. Nasir Uddin commenced his career 25 years ago as sub-editor with PPI News Agency. For the last 20 years he remained associated with leading Urdu daily Express brought out from over ten different stations simultaneously. He reports religious parties, national politics and local bodies etc.