Published in 28 January 2021 10:35 p.m.
PM aims to end scams with people in illegal housing projects
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to take emergency steps to end fraud with people, especially the exploitation of Pakistanis abroad, in illegal housing projects and construction.
Chairing the weekly meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad on Thursday, he said an ordinary man was deprived of his lifetime income through an illegal housing scheme, which needed to be stopped immediately.
The Prime Minister said protecting the interests of citizens, especially the poor, in construction activities was the government’s top priority.
The Prime Minister was informed that a strategy for the Ravi City project had been formulated which could potentially generate around $ 7.6 billion in revenue.
Imran Khan was informed that Requests for Proposals from two large companies had been received and expected from four other companies.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Special Assistant to PM Dr Shahbaz Gill, Chairman of the Pakistani Naya Housing Authority Lieutenant General (ret) Anwar Ali Hayder, Chair of the Urban Development Authority Ravi Rashid Aziz, Imran Amin and others attended the meeting.
During a briefing on the progress of the project, it was informed that additional camps had been established to accelerate construction work.
The prime minister was also informed about the progress of the Central Business District project.
Was informed that the federal and provincial governments will benefit from the project. The Civil Aviation and Railways Authority of Pakistan is also likely to earn revenue from the partnership.
The prime minister said the country had relied on loans rather than exploiting the huge available resources and faced a huge burden of repaying the loan increase.
Those resources should be used to lift institutions that deteriorated during the previous administration, he added.
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