ISLAMABAD, Mar 22 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the ground-breaking of initial projects of Naya Pakistan Housing Program during the second week of April.

It was decided during a meeting on Naya Pakistan Housing Program chaired by the Prime Minister here at PM Office on Friday.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Housing Minister Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema, Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Advisor to PM Abdul Razzak Dawood, Special Assistant to PM Iftikhar Durrani, Secretary Housing, Secretary Finance and senior officials.

The prime minister was informed that the legislation for Naya Pakistan Housing Program has been finalized and soon it would be presented to Cabinet Committee on Legislative Cases before being tabled in the Parliament.

It was informed that four sites at Islamabad, one in Lahore and other in Quetta was ready for formal launch of the Naya Pakistan Housing Program.

Discussing the issue of allowing vertical structures, it was decided that the modal being followed in the federal capital would be replicated in all major cities of the country while addressing the issue of granting permission for construction of high-rise buildings.

The prime minister, in his remarks, stated that five million housing program was a flagship project of the government which would boost economy by creation of job opportunities for the youth and businesses for allied sectors of construction industry.

He said that implementation of five million housing program, the main plank of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf manifesto, will fulfill the dream of affordable housing for the low income segment of the population.

The prime minister directed that the process of legislation should be expedited and seamless coordination should be ensured at federal as well as provincial level.