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Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to simplify the NOC procedure and approval process for provision of new electricity connections.

He was presiding over weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said presently, there is no shortage of electricity in the country and hence, there is no justification of delay in provision of new connection.

He said the government is aimed to provide shelter to people, therefore facilities and simple procedures should be ensured.

The Prime Minister made it clear that since the current procedure is creating difficulties for construction sector, long process of approvals for utility connections must be simplified.

Imran Khan directed that no additional burden should be put on those, who intend to get loan on easy instalments for the construction of their homes under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.

Briefing the meeting about residential project of Pakistan Quarters, being undertaken, in Karachi, Secretary Housing and Works said 600 apartments will be constructed under this project.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister directed to provide facilities to overseas Pakistanis, who intend to invest in Pakistan.

The meeting was informed that an online mechanism is being formulated for NOC required to get new gas connections.