LAHORE – Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday announced starting a second Aashiyana Housing Scheme in Lahore, which will have some 15,000 to 20,000 houses. He said work was speedily in progress on such schemes in Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Jhelum and Sahiwal, while the scope of the project would be extended to 16 more districts during the next year.
“Planning is also being made expeditiously for the second Aashiyana Housing Scheme in Lahore where a small city of 15,000 to 20,000 houses will be built. All basic amenities will be made available in these houses,” the CM?said while talking to Assembly Members of various districts.
The CM said the Pakistan Muslim League-N, under the leadership of its Quaid Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, was utilising all available resources for the welfare of the people and speedy development of the province and a comprehensive strategy had been adopted for bringing the deprived segments of the society into national mainstream.
He said Daanish schools for the poor and Aashiyana housing scheme for low-income people were examples in this regard. “The Aashiyana Housing Scheme is not the name of a project, but of a vision which will bridge the widening gulf between the rich and the poor and transform the despair and deprivations of the poor into hope and joys,” he said, while mentioning that it was for the first time in the history of the country that residential schemes equipped with modern amenities had been launched for the poor and the common man, and the Aashiyana Housing Project was being furthered in accordance with the philosophy of public service of Nawaz Sharif and his party.