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PM Imran finalizes housing plan for slum dwellers in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Reiterating his resolve to fix housing problems, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the government was going to build high-rise buildings in the federal capital under Naya Pakistan Housing project.

PM Khan, while chairing a meeting of Capital Development Authority (CDA), said the government was negotiating with foreign investors and the project would provide the construction of commercial buildings on pricey land besides accommodation to the residents of the slums.

The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on CDA Ali Nawaz Awan, Spokesperson to Prime Minister Nadeem Afzal Chan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Yousuf Baig Mirza and CDA Chairman Amer Ahmed Ali and other senior officers.

According to statement from the PM House as reported by the APP, Khan said provision of quality housing to the slum dwellers was a key component of government’s housing policy.

The CDA chief briefed the prime minister on the performance of the civic body, structural and procedural reforms, uplift of social sector, environmental protection, enhancement of revenue and completion of halted projects.

It was told that shelter houses for down-and-out people had been constructed at Tarlai, sector I-11 (Pir Wadhai) and sector G-9 (Peshawar Mor) where the inhabitants would also be provided food. The facilitation centers had also been built at Tarlai, Bhara Kahu and G-11, he added.

The prime minister directed the CDA chairman to carry out indiscriminate operation to regain the illegally occupied land.

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