Federal cabinet approves Naya Pakistan Housing Authority
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Federal cabinet, which held on Tuesday uner the chair of Prime Minister Imran khan, approved construction of 1,35,000 apartments under “Naya Pakistan Housing Authority” across Pakistan.
Briefing the journalists after the federal cabinet meeting, Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said the cabinet granted approval to the establishment of “Naya Pakistan Housing Authority”.
The minister explained that 25,000 apartments would be built in Islamabad for federal government employees and Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the scheme on 17th of this month. He said 110,000 apartments will be constructed in Balochistan, where fishermen of Gwadar can get residence as well.
PM directs crackdown against thieves of electricity & gas
Fawad Chaudhry said the premier also directed crackdown against big fish involved in theft of electricity and gas. He said pilferage of electricity worth forty billion rupees has been prevented due to effective measures.
He mentioned that the cases have to be registered against those involved in gas and electricity theft. He said gas worth three billion rupees was stolen in last three years.
Fawad said 43 per cent gas is being stolen. He said 93 per cent of gas in Karak district and 41 per cent in Balochistan went unaccounted for. He said that PML-N leader Sheikh Rohail Asghar’s gas bill has gone up from mere 1,200 rupees to over ten million rupees, which shows massive theft of the commodity.
Train station being established at Nankana Sahib
The information minister said that a train station is being established at Nankana Sahib after the name of Baba Guru Nanak. He said the cabinet approved directing all the government departments to use Pakistan Post for official communication.
Germany’s grant to be utilized for drinking water
Fawad said that a grant of 94 million Euros from Germany was also approved to be utilized for the provision of clean drinking water to the residents of Faisalabad.
Cabinet nodded establishment of Media University
The minister said the cabinet also nodded establishment of Media University with its headquarters in Islamabad. He said media technology, digital media, cinematography, and other modern media techniques will be taught at the new state of the art university.
He said the media university will be established after merging three academies namely PTV, Information Academy, and Pakistan Broadcasting Academy.
Asad is visiting Washington to discuss agreement with IMF
Fawad Chaudhry informed the journalists that Finance Minister Asad Umar is visiting Washington to discuss an agreement with the IMF, which is likely to be signed soon.
He said Asset Declaration Scheme will be launched after discussing it with Asad Umar upon his return from Washington. He said the meeting also approved reconstitution of Evacuee Trust Board.
He said the approval was granted to one year license for a private airline MS Air Eagle. He said it was approved that now Pakistan Baitul Mal will provide financial assistance for treatment of fatal diseases, which include liver and kidney problems.
The information minister said the government is closely monitoring the way pattern of Hudabiya Paper Mills case being used as a model for money laundering through front men.
He said millions of rupees were laundered abroad and then re-routed to Pakistan through fake bank accounts.
Fawad Chaudhry said Hamza Shahbaz, Asif Ali Zardari, Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif were pursing the same pattern. He said PTI’s stance is very clear regarding corruption and accountability as no one will be given clemency, who has looted the wealth of Pakistan.