Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that a plan has been prepared to convert the slums and equip them with the modern facilities including that of sanitation and sewerage.
According to details, PM performed the groundbreaking of Farash Town apartments in Islamabad on Thursday under Naya Pakistan Housing program.
Later while addressing the gathering, Imran Khan said that the project is aimed at providing homes to the marginalized segments of society including workers and labourers. He further said that soon groundbreaking of peri-urban housing society for the farmers will be performed by the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
“The slum dwellers will be given houses on proprietary rights. The mortgage facility has been introduced to provide loans to the people on easy installments so that they could construct the houses. Negotiations are underway with the banks to remove any impediments,” he said.
Regretting the fact that past loans have burdened the economy, PM said that government is focusing on wealth creation projects to retire the country's debt.
“The wealth creation projects include Ravi City and Central Business District in Lahore whilst negotiations are being held with the Sindh government to develop the Bundal Island,” he said.
He said the projects to be executed under Naya Pakistan Housing Program will also uplift the thirty industries allied with the construction sector.
While expressing satisfaction over increased activity in the construction industry, PM said that Naya Pakistan Housing Program will also boost the industries allied with the construction sector.