Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Naya Pakistan Housing Project during a special ceremony at Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday.
The authority is aimed at providing a single window for construction activities to operate and be organized under, said Imran. He added that it would be set up in 90 days and currently a 17-member task force has been constituted to head the project and that he would personally monitor it.
The prime minister said the government would remove impediments to home ownership and that this would include working with the law ministry to draft legislation to make this possible.
“Our target is to build five million homes in five years. The homes are to be made for the common man, who earns Rs10,000 – 25,000 a month.”
He also said that boosting the construction industry would directly solve the country’s unemployment problem.