Naya Pakistan Housing scheme has been expanded up to 19 cities to fulfill housing needs of the poor segments of the society.
Official sources of the Ministry of Housing and Works told APP that the government has decided to include two more cities from South Punjab namely Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh in Naya Pakistan Housing Programme following which the number of total cities under this programme has risen to nineteen.
The sources said initially, the programme was launched in seven districts including Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, Islamabad, Faisalabad, but it was expanded to ten more cities including Lahore, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum and Gujranwala.
The sources informed that National Database Registration Authority has started receiving forms from citizens who are applying for a house under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme from October 22 for seven districts announced in the initial phase.
For remaining 12 cites, the process to submit registration form will start from January next year in second phase.
The sources of the Ministry of Housing and Works said the scheme’s pilot project in various cities is currently underway and people would be greatly benefited from this scheme besides economic boom in the country.
About establishing of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority, the sources said the government would complete all requirements to set up an apex body till end of this year.