Housing Scheme

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Promises

1.50 lakhs affordable houses in 5 years. This will increase employment for youth and for different industries.

2.We will champion housing for the urban poor outside of Karachi with efficient commute infrastructure.

Progress

3 September 2018

A meeting on construction of affordable houses, headed by Prime Minister, was held which focused on growth of economy and creating employment opportunities through constructing low cost 5-million houses. The Prime Ministered ordered formation of a committee under the secretary housing which is to submit recommendations within a week.The issue of regulating slums without dislocating the residents and providing them with the basic necessities was also under discussion.

10 September 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review the progress made on housing program. He directed the committee to bring forth the reforms within the next two weeks. Prime Minster also alluded that the state owned lands including guest houses and accommodations in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa could add billions of rupees to the housing scheme.

Bilal Ahmad, Construction Expert and Advisor Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme talks about whether or not the set target by the PTI government is achievable.

27 September 2018

In a meeting the task force explained the prime Minister about the development in the housing plan. It was decided that the 5 million housing project will officially commence in mid-October.

21 October 2018

Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh were added in the housing project, announced by the PTI government.

22 October 2018

The provincial Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Muhammad Khan, launched the housing scheme in Swat. The registration process had also begun which was expected to be completed within 60 days.
Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, inaugurated Naya Pakistan Housing society registration office in Sukker. Inauguration and registration process of Naya Pakistan Housing scheme also began in Islamabad.

5 November 2018

The government has revealed that it will bear 80 percent of the cost of houses under Naya Pakistan Housing Program and applicants will have to bear 20 per cent of the total cost of their house as down payment. It was the first time that the government revealed this information.

Bilal Ahmad, Construction Expert and Advisor Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme talks about whether or not the set target by the PTI government is achievable.

16 November 2018

Land had been acquired in Sindh for the construction for the PM’s Housing scheme. These include Mai Kolachi Bypass, Phase-II Trans Lyari Hawksbay Road, Mirpurkhas , Kot Ghulam Muhammad, Sindhri, Dighri, H B Marri, Jhudo, Umerkot, Pithoro, Samaro and Kunri.

22 November 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the government to expand the Naya Pakistan Housing scheme to Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

24 November 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan in a meeting was told that about 41 bidders have offered land for plots, apartments and houses in major cities of Pakistan.  Also, a 17 member task force has been formed to oversee the workings of the Housing scheme.

25 November 2018

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) and approved a grant of Rs5 billion for Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP).

14 December 2018

A Chinese firm CSEC, in a meeting called on by Federal Minister for Housing and Works Ch Tariq Bashir Cheema in his office vowed to invest in PM’s Naya Pakistan Housing scheme.

27 January 2019

The prices of the housing units under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme have been fixed. Under the scheme, a 3-marla house will be priced at Rs 16.5-17.5 lac while a 5-marla house will be available at Rs 21-23 lac.

Bilal Ahmad, Construction Expert and Advisor Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme explains the difference between horizontal and vertical construction.

30 January 2019

Punjab government has started the feasibility studies in different districts which come under the PM’s housing scheme. In this process consultants will provide detailed engineering design to prepare the planning proposals for the construction of houses under the housing scheme.

19 February 2019

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed at the City University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, for technical design and support to “Prime Minister Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme”.

23 February 2019

PTI government decided to add 10 more cities from Punjab. These include Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Layyah, Multan, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Gujranwala.

27 February 2019

The Punjab government has decided to launch Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme (NPHS) and other low-cost projects under the supervision of the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) in the province. Provincial Minister for Housing and Urban Development Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed said that PHATA is to be equipped with all modern facilities. The  legal framework for the launch of low cost housing units was under process and necessary amendments in existing laws would also be introduced.

5 March 2019

The Punjabprovincial government has tasked the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) with constructing the five million houses under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme for low-income families, particularly in the industrial districts of the province. The government has already marked Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Sialkot for the initial execution of the housing project. Liaquat Ali Chattha has been appointed as the director general of the agency. Mr Chattha has experience of successfully executing some vital construction projects during his stints as the deputy commissioner of Gujrat and Sargodha.

11 March 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the low-cost finance scheme for the PTI’s project of constructing five million housing units in the country. State Bank of Pakistan launched financial facilty for low cost housing project at low interest rate. Tariq Bajwa, State Bank Governor said that special segments, including widows, orphans, transgenders, martyrs and people living in war against terror hit areas would be given priority under the scheme. The prime minister also announced to initiate a programme for the slums, for which the private sector developers would be encouraged to build flats with all facilities.The flats would be allotted to the slum dwellers on ownership basis.

1 April 2019

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has processed digitization of 499,040 applications for the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.

Bilal Ahmad, Construction Expert and Advisor Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme gives some recommendations to improve Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.

17 April 2019

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme to construct 141,000 houses across the country for the uplift of the poor strata of the society. Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad, the prime minister said at least 25,000 housing units will be constructed in the federal capital, 110,000 in Balochistan and 6,000 in Azad Jammu Kashmir in the first phase of the scheme.