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Govt to launch low-cost housing: CM

CHIEF Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that the government will launch the low-cost housing schemes in collaboration with the private sector to provide residential facilities to people.

He was chairing a meeting which discussed the low-cost housing schemes here on Wednesday.

Punjab Assembly members, including Maj (Retd) Abdul Rehman Rana, Imran Ashraf, Secretary Advisory Council Kh Haroon, Secretary Finance, Secretary Housing, Financial Advisor Ahsen Chughtai and representatives of developers were present on the occasion. Kh Bilal Ahmed gave a detailed briefing regarding model of schemes.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister said the government would provide land for the schemes while the private sector would undertake construction work. He said low-cost schemes would not only promote construction activities but would also generate job opportunities and added that under the schemes, low income people would be provided residential facilities and hundreds of thousands of shelterless people would benefit from them. He said like other development projects, low-cost housing schemes would be completed in a transparent manner.

The chief minister appreciated the model of low-cost housing schemes presented by Ahmed Bilal. The participants of the meeting also gave their proposals and suggestions.

Meanwhile, presiding over a meeting to review the implementation of the Danish Schools Project, Shahbaz Sharif said corruption was the most serious problem of the country which had adversely affected the national development. He said that due to corruption the country had become dependent on others, adding that all the segments of society would have united against corruption and play an active role for rooting it from society. He said setting up of Danish Schools would result in provision of modern educational facilities to children of deprived segments of the society and enable them to join national mainstream.

Public service Punjab govt’s mission: Shahbaz Sharif has said that public service is a mission of the present government and all-out resources were being utilised for this purpose. He was talking to members of the Punjab Assembly from various districts at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat here on Wednesday.

Mr Shahbaz said that government was determined to rooting out corruption and a strict accountability system had been adopted at the local bodies level. He asked the MPAs to ensure the timely completion of various development projects and transparent utilisation of funds in their areas, urging them to maintain a close liaison with people for solving their problems.

Those who met the chief minister included Sheikh Allauddin, Malik Ahmed Yar Hunjra, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Malik Ahmed Kasoor Lagrial, Syed Haroon Ahmed Sultan, Mehar Sultan Sikander Bharwana and Malik Muhammad Javaid Iqbal Awan.

Source: The News

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