Monday, May 30, 2011

480 houses of Ashiana to be ready by July

Up to 480 houses of the Ashiana Housing Scheme will be completed by the first week of July and will be distributed to the deserving people, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Sunday.

Out of 3,000 houses of the housing scheme only meant for the poor, the first block of 480 houses would be distributed to the poor in July, Mr Sharif told reporters at Saroba Atari, the site of the housing project. He said the scrutiny of applications was under process and it would be ensured that only eligible get houses in the scheme.

He said the Punjab government had materialised the dream of the poor of having their own house through the project first time in the country, says a handout.

He said a permanent system should be evolved for the security, sanitation, maintenance of parks and provision of educational and medical facilities in the scheme. Punjab Land Development Company Chairman Sheikh Allauddin, Members of the Provincial Assembly Mian Naseer Ahmad and Khwaja Imran Nazir and Lahore division officers were also present.