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Housing project will help realize dream of shelter for poor: PM Imran


ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged the nation to hold on to patients as the difficult time will pass soon.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that the target of the government is to ensure the provision of five million affordable houses for underprivileged classes during the next five years, adding that the New Pakistan Housing Project will bring prosperity in the country.

The prime minister expressed the confidence that the programme would not only help realize the dream of a shelter for the poor but also create employment opportunities.

“It will also attract local and foreign investment and stimulate about forty related industries,” he said adding that the project will help around 40 industries to grow.

Regarding money laundering, Khan said that US$10 billion were being laundered annually.

He went on to say that Pakistan is enriched with natural resources but is facing management issues, adding that the four minerals present in Pakistan are worth US$400 billion.

Regarding government’s decision to approach IMF, he said that the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has gifted a deficit of US$18 billion to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, adding that the government needs money to pay the debt.

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