Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the Rs 100 billion housing projects for the construction of 20,000 housing units in the second week of March. The houses will be constructed for low income groups and salaried people in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, and Quetta.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the government had made huge efforts for starting the construction of five million houses in the country as the initiative often drew criticism from the political opponents. “But now after the breakthrough and path-finding, the journey has started towards realisation of this initiative,” he added.
He said that as the government employees, particularly the class four employees and police personnel, could not construct their own houses with salaries, the government could arrange bank financing for them. This initiative would also benefit 40 industries allied with the construction sector, creating job opportunities and pushing economic growth.