PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has approved three housing schemes for Peshawar, Hangu and Swat districts, under which approximately 32,000 units would be constructed.

The housing schemes are being initiated under the Naya Pakistan Housing (NPH) scheme launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Approximately 20,000 houses will be constructed in Peshawar, 9,000 in Hangu and 3,000 in Swat.

The approval was given by the chief minister while chairing a meeting at the Chief Minister House, according to a statement issued here on Tuesday.

The meeting was also attended by PM’s special assistant Iftikhar Durrani, minister for communication and works Akbar Ayub, provincial minister Amjad Ali, adviser to CM on elementary and secondary education Ziaullah Bangash, additional chief secretary Shehzad Bangash, principal secretary to chief minister Shahab Ali Shah, secretary finance and other officials.

Mahmood Khan directed the secretary housing to complete the signing of MoU with Pakistan Housing Authority and initial feasibility study for Peshawar housing scheme within 20 days. He also directed to submit final and complete proposal for Swat and Hangu housing schemes within 10 days.

The chief minister said the housing schemes were a reflection of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for the underprivileged and deprived segments of the society.

Published in Dawn, June 12th, 2019