LAHORE (December 26, 2011) – CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Ashiana project is an important step towards transformation of Pakistan in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal as facilities better than the housing societies of the rich have been provided to the families of martyrs, widows, workers and common man in these schemes.
He said that he would continue providing rights to the people at their doorstep till his last breath. The chief minister was addressing a function to give keys of the houses to the winner families in Ashiana Housing Scheme, Saroba Attari, here on Monday.
The CM said that it was for the first time in the country’s history that such hapless and under privileged persons had been given houses who could not even imagine to have their own houses. He said those families were being inhabited in Ashiana housing schemes which had given their sweat and blood to the country. He said Ashiana schemes had also been started in other cities of the province on the pattern of Lahore.
He said some people were making claims of providing justice to the people whereas the PML-N had already provided justice to the people by providing houses to the poor and Ashiana schemes had realized the dream of Quaid and Iqbal. He said he would continue serving the masses and making Pakistan a strong and prosperous country.Punjab Land Development Company Chairman Sheikh Alauddin said sports, education, health and other basic amenities were being provided in the Ashiana colonies. He said more land had been acquired in Saroba Attari, on which 3,000 more houses would be constructed.
Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Vice-Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib and Justice (R) Aamir Raza Khan also spoke. Earlier, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif gave the keys to the houses to the lucky families in Ashiana housing scheme. Provincial Minister Iqbal Channar, members national and provincial assemblies, vice-chancellors of universities, commissioner Lahore and a large number of people were present.