Work on 9 housing projects under NPHP underway in KP
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is currently working on nine different housing projects for government employees and general public under the Naya Pakistan Housing Program (NPHP), an initiative of Prime Minister Imran Khan. These projects include 8,500 Kanal NPHP housing schemes in Surizai area in Peshawar, 190 Kanal Mulazai housing scheme Warsak road Peshawar, Jerma Housing Scheme Kohat, Satellite Town, Jalozai Housing Scheme Nowshera, Haveli Housing Scheme, CPEC City, Hangu Model Town and Dangram Housing Scheme Swat. An official of the Housing department told this agency that currently the 190 Kanal Mulazai housing schemes on Warsak road in the provincial capital have been completed and construction of houses has been started after giving possessions to allottees. He said the project was completed at a cost of Rs 164.5 million, adding 144 flats were being constructed in Hayatabad phase-V Peshawar for government employees while 96 flats have been completed in Civil Quarters Peshawar phase-II. Similarly, he said, the government has acquired and allotted 8,500 Kanal of land for NPHP in Surizai area in Peshawar for which the boundary wall and link road would be constructed by the provincial government while the grey structure construction would be made by the federal government. He further said that allotment letters have been issued to allottees of Hangu Township, while Dangram Housing Scheme Swat has been inaugurated and development work started on the projects. The directorate of provincial housing authority has set up regional facilitation centres in Peshawar, Kohat, Abbottabad and Swat for issuance of allotment letters, transfer of plots, bank home finance facility and other matters related to the housing projects. The official said that as per the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Chief Minister KP Mahmood Khan the provincial housing department was encouraging private individuals and entrepreneurs in housing projects at land sharing formula. He explained that any individual who owns at-least 160 kanal of non-agricultural land or a co-partner of any such property can join the KP government as a partner of a housing project. The individual should have land in 7 to 12 kilometer radius of district and divisional headquarters, have documents of the land in his/her name and have basic facilities of road, electricity, gas and others in nearest distance can contact the directorate general of provincial housing authority University road Peshawar. He said the mission of the housing directorate is committed to providing houses, flats and plots to all at nominal rate while developing cohesive and economically healthy communities. – APP