ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Property, Housing and Construction Expo 21 organized by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry( ICCI) here at Pak-China Friendship Centre has attracted a large number of visitors, who are showing great interest in the expo.
The Expo was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Imran Khan and would continue till September 5, 2021.
On the second day, people were visiting in large numbers and were taking keen interest in the property, housing and construction projects displayed in the expo.
Many dignitaries including Minister for Railways Muhammad Azam Khan Swati, PTI leader Zulfi Bukhari, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat and diplomats of Azerbaijan and Jordan visited the expo.
They highly appreciated the initiative of ICCI for organizing the expo as it has provided an excellent platform to the exhibitors to showcase the potential of their projects to the visitors and improve
their business prospects.
The State Bank of Pakistan and commercial banks have also set up their help desks in the expo to provide information about the government’s subsidized financing schemes for people to purchase houses being constructed under Naya Pakistan Housing Program. The expo has many attractions for the visitors including food stalls and distribution of gifts like mobile phones and motorcycles through lucky draws. Speaking at the occasion, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President, ICCI said that the expo has been organized to support the PM’s vision for construction of 5-million houses. He said that over 70 companies of property, housing and construction sectors from across Pakistan are participating in the expo and they have assured of their commitment for the investment of over Rs.250 billion and development of 1 million housing units collectively which will play a pivotal role towards transforming the Prime Minister’s vision into a reality.
He said that the expo has full endorsement of Naya Pakistan Housing and Development Authority as it would benefit over 60 allied sectors and generate a lot of business activities. He said that there is a great need of approximately 12 million housing units today to meet the needs of the rising population and organizing such expos would help them to find the housing units of their choice. He also expressed thanks to prime minister for granting this sector a much needed amnesty scheme which has given significant boost to this important sector and created a lot of new jobs besides promoting the business of all allied sectors. He said that such amnesty should also be provided to other industries that would pave the way for bringing an industrial revolution in Pakistan.