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Web Desk
April 21, 2019

PM Imran Khan launches Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme at a ceremony in...

PM Imran inaugurates ‘Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme’ in Quetta


Web Desk
Sun, Apr 21, 2019

QUETTA: Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme in Quetta and expressed his government's commitment to uplift Balochistan to make it at par with developed parts of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran Khan said the plundering of the country by the two political parties has caused severe harm to it. 

“No nation can progress unless corrupt elements are brought to justice,” he asserted and added that “Corruption is the main cause of the deprivation of various areas in the country.”

"The political leaders who had plundered the country during the last decade and burdened the country with excessive debts would be taken to task and mad an example."

“How so long it takes, we will get them punished who have done this to the country, just to make them a deterrent for those contesting election in future,” Khan added.

Khan said, “The country will develop when the weak segments of the society are cared for by the state.”

Held at the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, the event was attended by Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, Governor Amanullah Yasinzai, Federal Minister for Housing Tariq Bashir Cheema, federal and provincial cabinet members and senior government officials, besides a huge number of students.

He said Sharif Family, and Asif Zardari wanted to remove the government for fearing the jail as new facts (concernign their corruption) were revealing with every passing day. He said Maulana Fazlur Rehman wanted to wind up the whole system after he faced defeat in election.

He said the project of five million houses was to fulfill the dream of those who could not afford to build their own house particularly the salaried and other low-income groups. He said despite being a basic need, owning a house had become even more difficult with the skyrocketing real estate prices.

He said unfortunately, in the existing banking system, the loan facilities were limited to the elite class. However, the government was making legislation to extend it to low income group. Currently, only 0.2 percent people in Pakistan availed housing finance against 80-90 percent in Europe, 30pc in Malaysia and 10pc in India.

He told the gathering that foreign companies were interested to invest in the housing project that would also boost another 40 linked industries besides creating job opportunities.

The prime minister who earlier unveiled the plaques for construction of 110,000 houses in Quetta and Gwadar including 54,000 units for fishermen, said instead of awaiting the government jobs, the youngsters should form their own constructions firms.

He directed the Balochistan chief minister to design a master plan of Quetta and allow the vertical construction to discourage the spread of the city.

The prime minister urged the youth to study the principles of Madina state which conquered two super powers of that time despite being far smaller in size and resources.The prime minister said his government wanted to develop Pakistan on the principle of Madina state which featured compassion for the poor and fulfillment of their basic needs including education, health and justice.

He said during last 70 years, only the elite class enjoyed all out facilities in Pakistan including quality education and healthcare. It was for the first time that influential corrupt elements were being arrested, he added.

He assured the gathering that the government would uplift the ignored areas of Balochistan, tribal areas and interior Sindh.

He said the country would face tough times for a short period that would follow the good days.

He said starting from his cricketing career to building cancer hospital and now the politics, he kept up his struggle ignoring all discouraging voices and faced all challenges.

He said realizing the immense potential of Pakistan, the companies from Turkey, Malaysia and China were coming to invest in Pakistan.