Govt hands over possession of 1,508 apartments under NPHP

ISLAMABAD:The government has handed over the possession of 1,508 apartments and housing units to the applicants under Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP).

Talking to reporter, a housing ministry official said around 2,003,940 people applied for the registration in NPHP during Phase-I and II, out of which 1,799,533 were eligible.

He said the ministry was taking various steps to facilitate the low income segment of the society by restarting stalled schemes and constructing new apartments worth Rs109 billion.

He said the ministry had revived some stalled projects including Kurri Road, G-10/2, I-16/3, I-12/1 and Wafaqi Colony Lahore.

These long stalled projects had been put on track and completed by the Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA), however, the work on I/16-3 and I/12-1 projects was in progress, he added.

Regarding the initiatives taken in Balochistan, he said the Kuchlak Road project Quetta, consisting 1,350 housing units, was inaugurated in 2019 on the land provided by the Balochistan government.

The official said the membership drive was executed and over 7,700 applications were received and automated balloting was also held successfully.

He said the PC-I had been approved from the Development Working Party (DWP) and endorsed by the PHA-F’s board of directors.

Bidding and tendering process had been completed, he said adding letter of commencement to the contractors had been issued and work had been started.

About the initiatives taken in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), PHA Residencia Sorazai Project, Peshawar, he said the land measuring 8,500 Kanal was provided by the KP government and in the first phase, the PHA-F would construct 10,000 housing units.

The official said all information regarding projects and schemes were available on the official web page of the ministry to keep the stakeholders and allotees timely updated.

Simultaneously, he said, the PHA and FGEHA had their social accounts on Facebook and Twitter, having complete information about the projects/initiatives. Moreover, the projects campaigns were also being publicized through newspapers, seminars and media talks, he maintained.