LAHORE – Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that credit goes to Pakistan Muslim League-N for providing shelter to the common and poor people during the 64 years history of the country which materialized the dream of the poor of having their own house by launching Aashiyana Housing Project. He said that Aashiyana Housing Project is an important step for transforming the country in accordance with the ideals of Quaid-e-Azam and poet of the East. He said that Aashiyana Housing Scheme is a unique with regard to transparency. He disclosed that the project of Aashiyana-II will soon be started near Barki and Ring Road in Lahore whereas Aashiyana schemes will be started this year in 17 districts of the province.

He was addressing a ceremony of signing an agreement between Bank of Punjab and Punjab Land Development Company with regard to provision of soft term loans to those who got houses in Aashiyana Housing Scheme. Addressing the ceremony, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that Pakistan had not come into being that the elite have all facilities at their doorstep whereas a common and poor man is deprived of it. He said that by providing houses equipped with modern facilities to the poor, labourers, orphans and widows in Aashiyana Housing Project, we have proved that not only the rich but the poor and common man has also right over the resources. He said that more facilities than the schemes of elite have been provided in Aashiyana Housing Scheme which included solar energy system, school, hospital, park, community centers and playgrounds.