Naya Pakistan Housing scheme has been expanded up to 19 cities to fulfil housing needs of the poor segments of the society.

“It has been decided to include two more cities from South Punjab namely Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh in Naya Pakistan Housing Programme following which the number of total cities under this programme would be 19” the official source in the Ministry of Housing and Works told APP on Tuesday.

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Initially, he said this programme was launched in seven districts including Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, Islamabad, Faisalabad, but it was further expanded to ten more cities including Lahore, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Vehari, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum and Gujranwala.

“Now it has been decided to include to Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh in this programme,” he maintained.

He said that National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has started accepting forms from citizens applying for a house under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme from October 22 for seven districts announced in the initial phase. For remaining 12 cites, the process to submit registration form will start from January 2019, he added.

It is worth mentioning here that 5 million houses would be constructed under this scheme and Federal Housing Task Force and the government of Punjab have completed the initial preparations for the project.

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