ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday emphasized on a permanent solution to the Karachi problem and the timely completion of all projects in this regard.
He chaired a high-level meeting on the Karachi Transformation Plan, in Islamabad on Thursday.
The meeting informed that more than 100 projects were planned under the Karachi Transformation Plan to be completed at a cost of 1.117 trillion rupees. These projects have been divided into three stages in terms of completion.
On the occasion, Imran Khan said that the damage caused by rainwater in Karachi during the rainy season every year is caused by the illegal construction of waterways.
The prime minister clearly directed that alternative arrangements should be made in advance for the rightful Karachi residents before eliminating encroachment.
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Asad Umar, Faisal Wawda, Financial Advisor Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
There are no additional burdens on home loan borrowers
Earlier today, the current prime minister chaired the weekly meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Housing, Construction and Development directed that no additional burden should be placed on those who intend to secure loans in easy installments for the construction of their homes under Naya Pakistan. Housing Scheme.
Imran Khan has directed to simplify the NOC procedure and approval process for the supply of new electrical connections.
The Prime Minister said at the moment, there is no shortage of electricity in the country and therefore, there is no reason to delay the provision of new connections.
He said the government aims to provide shelter for the community, therefore simple facilities and procedures must be ensured.
PM Imran explained that as current procedures pose difficulties for the construction sector, the lengthy approval process for utility connections must be simplified.
Describing a meeting on the Pakistan Quarters housing project, which is underway, in Karachi, the Secretary for Housing and Works said 600 apartments will be built under the project.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister was directed to provide facilities to Pakistani citizens abroad, who intend to invest in Pakistan.
From the meeting it was informed that an online mechanism was being formulated for the NOCs needed to obtain new gas connections.