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February 13, 2020

Housing project land acquisition discussed

Lahore

February 13, 2020

LAHORE:A meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Azam Suleman Khan reviewed pace of work on Naya Pakistan Housing Programme in the province and took decision to enhance capacity of the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA), the main executing agency of the project.

The meeting held on Wednesday discussed the process of land acquisition in Kala Shah Kaku and Gujranwala after Renala Khurd and decided to acquire 304 acres of land in Gujranwala region. Speaking at the meeting, the chief secretary said that in accordance with the vision of the prime minister, the Punjab government is giving priority to construction of houses for low-income people. He also issued directions regarding speeding up work on the project. The meeting was briefed that the PHATA has prepared a plan to build 1.37 million houses of three and five-marla in different cities of the province in next three years. The PHATA will construct 170,000 houses whereas remaining 1.2 million houses would be completed under private partnership.

Farewell: On the occasion of retirement of Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) Headquarters Lahore SSP Mehmoodul Hassan, a farewell party was arranged in PHP Headquarters. PHP Additional IG Capt(R) Zafar Iqbal Awan presented souvenir to SSP Mehmoodul Hassan. The additional IG said that SSP Mehmoodul Hassan had been a hard working officer.

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