Minister of State for Law and Justice Shahadat Awan apprised the Senate that a total of 3,564 low-cost housing units of Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) and 18,499 of Akhuwat Foundation have been successfully completed under Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme (NPHP).
During the question hour in the House, the minister stated that 150,712 low-cost housing units were under construction across the country.
Shahadat Awan said that the balloting for 2,000 units of Farash Town, CDA, Islamabad, 1,508 low-cost housing units of WWF in Zone-V, Islamabad, 839 housing units of Raiwind, Sargodha, and Chiniot 4,000 low-cost housing units of LDA City Lahore, and 300 low-cost housing units of PHA Housing Scheme, Jalozai, Nowshera, KP has been conducted.
He added that the cases of 9,563 applicants successful in balloting for under-construction housing units were under process for housing finance.
The minister further said the low-cost housing projects were being completed in cooperation with Development Authorities, Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA), and Workers Welfare Fund (WWF).
Relying on the question regarding sub-sector G-14/1, he told that affectees of the area had approached Islamabad High Court with the appeal to assess and measure illegal built-up properties (BUPS) along-with GIS based old and genuine BUPs.
In addition, he stated the matter was still sub judice and the court was hearing the case every second or third day. The court has ordered to finish the measurement of BUPs of Sector G-14/2 first. With regard to Sub-Sector G-14/1, FGEHA has asked IHC to direct members of the affectees’ committee to coordinate on daily basis for measurement of legal/illegal BUPs, he remarked.
Shahadat Awan said the FGEHA has not completed any works in Sub-Sector G-14/1, Islamabad since the access was not approved to FGEHA and its survey teams by local occupants.
Besides, local occupants may have executed works on their own or through any other sector for their basic requirements and access to residential and commercial units, the minister lamented.