LAHORE (Saturday, July 17, 2011) – CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Ashiana Housing Project is for the poor, widows, workers, farmers and the common man where facilities than those of residential schemes for the elite are being provided.
He said the scheme had been launched to materialise the dream of the poor of having their own house and its credit went to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). He said that besides Lahore, work on the project of Ashiana schemes was also going on speedily in Jhelum, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Sargodha whereas these schemes would be started in 16 more districts in the current year and their scope would be extended throughout the province under a phased programme.
The chief minister was addressing a briefing during his visit to Ashiana Housing Scheme at Saroba Attari here on Saturday. He said houses had been allotted in a very transparent manner through balloting in first Ashiana scheme in Lahore, adding that the facilities being provided in the schemes included schools, hospitals, parks and mosques. He said the construction of houses was being carried out speedily in the scheme at Saroba Attari and additional land had also been acquired for 1,500 houses here.