LAHORE (January 25, 2011) : Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif has said transparency will be ensured in Ashiyana Housing project at any cost. The chief minister further said that board of directors should select well-reputed companies for these projects, which would definitely ensure a high standard of construction.

He was speaking at a meeting of the Board of Directors of Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC), here on Monday. Chairman PLDC and Member Provincial Assembly Sh. Allauddin, Khawaja Imran Nazir MPA, Chairman Lahore Transport Company Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan, Senior Member Board of Revenue, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretaries of Finance, Housing, Communication & Works and senior officers concerned were present. The meeting reviewed in detail the pace of progress of Ashiyana Housing Project for low-income people.

The chief minister said that under Ashiyana Housing Scheme, houses would be provided to low-income people at a reasonable rate and availability of all necessary facilities would be ensured in these residential schemes. He said that all residential schemes under Ashiyana Housing Project would be completed in a transparent manner and the houses would be allotted through balloting. He said that special quota has been allocated for widows, orphans, disabled persons and families of martyrs in Ashiyana Housing Schemes.