Consultative session held to discuss Islamabad Master Plan



Islamabad: The federal commission tasked with revising Islamabad’s master plan organised a consultative session. It was on the issue at the Pak-China Friendship Centre on Thursday.

Several members of the commission, along with officials of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA). Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), Pakistan Housing Authority, Islamabad Police, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). Capital Development Authority (CDA), were all present at the occasion.

The participants were briefed on all the revisions proposed to the master plan. They were also apprised of the scope of the work of the federal commission.

CDA Chairman Amer Ali, who is also the convener of the commission, later said that the purpose of the dialogue was to seek input from all the stakeholders concerned with the matter. He said that the civic agency would give its at most importance to the preservation. The development of green areas while revising the master plan.

Moreover, the participants were shown a draft of the questionnaire on the master plan; which the commission had earlier prepared for communicating to the general public.

The participants also gave their suggestions on the provision of different amenities, services and areas – to be included in the revised master plan.

NPHP Balochistan launched, govt to construct 110,000 houses

NPHP Balochistan launched, govt to construct 110,000 houses

Quetta: The government will construct 110,000 apartments, including 54,000 houses for fishermen. It will be done in Quetta and Gwadar under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) project – a news source reported.

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan expressed his views on the matter during the launch ceremony of the housing project. He was at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) in Quetta on Sunday.

Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal Khan, Governor Amanullah Yasinzai, Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema, federal and provincial cabinet members, and several senior government officials were present at the occasion.

The prime minister informed that commercial banks would provide housing soft loans to low income groups. He added that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was also negotiating with a number of financial institutions to provide housing loans to the people.

Under the first phase of the housing project, the government will construct 135,000 houses countrywide. Out of this number, the Pakistan Housing Authority Foundation (PHAF) will provide 25,000 apartments to government employees in Islamabad.

For the NPHP Kuchlak Road project in Quetta, under which 56,000 apartments will be constructed in the city. The foundation concerned has extended its form-submission deadline till May 16.

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