News from November 29 says that the Ministry of Housing and Works in Islamabad has asked for permission to make it easier to build housing or hostels for people who work for the federal government.
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According to the sources, the federal cabinet put a stop to building new housing for federal workers on January 14, 1995. This made it hard for federal workers to find places to live. It was also pointed out that the plan to sell the homes of federal government workers included a ban on new projects. But the strategy for making money wasn’t used.
According to the data, 17,496 housing units are available and have been given out, while almost the same number of employees are on waiting lists. It was also pointed out that the one- or two-story homes that were built in the 1960s and 1970s on government-owned land in Sectors G-6, G-7, and F-6 are no longer useful and need to be torn down.
In order to do this, the Ministry of Housing and Works has asked the Secretaries Committee to do the following:
Improvements to existing government homes
Elimination of the policy of charging money for building new homes or hostels for federal employees
By bringing “the Right to Shelter Act, 2022” before the legislature, the Ministry of Housing and Works will set up the Urban Regeneration, Human Settlement, and Social Housing Board.
The ministry has made it clear that the costs of renewal will be paid for by different ways of making money, not by the national budget.