Prime Minister Approves Low Cost Apna Ghar Housing Scheme
(Published in Daily English Business Recorder Karachi)
Rawalpindi / Islamabad (Monday, 11 November 2013 ) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday approved the establishment of a company under the supervision of the Ministry of Housing and Works to initiate a government housing scheme for the low-income strata of society.
The scheme would be called “Apna Ghar” scheme.
The Prime Minister made these directions while presiding over a high-level meeting on low-income housing scheme here at the Prime Minister House this evening.
The Prime Minister said that the objective of this scheme is to provide housing units to low-income sections of society at low- cost and easy installments.
He further directed that a separate package should be initiated under the rubric of the “Apna Ghar” housing scheme for the needy, widows etc. and that such people be separately given financial assistance to pay the installments.
The Prime Minister resolved that a respectable living on the models of Turkey and China would be made available to the citizens of the country.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Housing and Works to chalk out all the details and other criteria of the project by the end of this month.
It was also decided in the meeting to make an Advisory Board to look after the affairs of the housing scheme.
The Prime Minister was apprised during the meeting that provinces have been written for the site selection and allocation of land for the project.
Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Information Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister of State for Housing and Works Usman Ibrahim and other senior government officials also attended the meeting.