Provision of roof to low-income people is among govt’s priorities: PM
December 5, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the provision of the personal roof to the low-income people is among the priorities of the government. Addressing a meeting on Thursday, he said that the country’s economy will strengthen due to progress in the construction sector. Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Chairman, provincial chief secretaries and other officials also attended the meeting. The officers briefed the prime minister about the construction of houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Program. Addressing another meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed commitment to bring to use the unutilized properties worth billions of rupees in a productive manner for welfare of the people. He said that the money earned from the unused properties will be spent on welfare of the masses and improvement of basic facilities such as schools, colleges and hospitals. The prime minister said that different departments of the federal government are facing losses of billions of rupees on annual basis regardless of the fact that they own these properties. “A criminal negligence was meted out in the past by not using these properties. Strict action will be taken against the officials who will not identify the unusable properties or create hurdles in their proper utilization.” The prime minister directed the Asset Management Committee, relevant federal departments and provincial governments that all matters pertaining to identified properties be sorted out in the next one week so that they could be efficiently used. Secretary Privatization Rizwan Malik informed the meeting that every ministry was given directions to identify at least three properties in the light of the cabinet decisions. He said in the first phase, various ministries have so far identified thirty two properties. He said marketing of these properties will be done at Dubai Expo in order to attract foreign investment including that of expatriates.