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PM to lay foundation stone of 7 projects of 20,000 construction units

PM to lay foundation stone of 7 projects of 20,000 construction units
March 11, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will lay foundation stone of seven housing projects, envisaging construction of 20,000 housing units at the cost of 100 billion rupees in Islamabad today (Wednesday). Among these projects, six pertain to Federal Government Employees Housing Authority whereas one would be executed by the Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation. Under the prime minister’s vision, these projects would not only provide residential facilities to those people who do not own any but also boost the construction sector in the country and will create job opportunities. Earlier, PM Imran Khan has said that poverty is a disease for the nation. Speaking at the launch of Ehsaas District Development Portal ‘Data4Pakistan’ on Tuesday, he said that the government has waged a jihad against poverty, which is the real jihad. “A disease cannot be treated unless it is diagnosed,” he said. The prime minister thanked the World Bank for helping Pakistan. He said that the money should be distributed as per need. “The money should be given to the areas which are in need,” he added. Imran Khan said that the government would first time prepare the budget on merit. “Unluckily ground realities are not kept in mind while spending money on the masses. Data4Pakistan will tell which area needs the money. These statistics will help in decision-making and allocation of funds,” he said, adding that the government is determined to eliminating poverty. Data4Pakistan will provide an open and public access to poverty estimates for every district along with the development and policy indicators. It is the first initiative of its kind in the country that will also provide public access to over 120 development and policy indicators.