The PM Imran Khan has launched Naya Pakistan Housing Program for homeless and underprivileged people in Pakistan which was earlier rumored as Insaaf Homes.
PTI, as per its manifesto, has launched the pilot projects of housing scheme simultaneously in all four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan which will have 5 million homes in total upon the completion of the project.
In order to apply for the home, registration forms can be downloaded from the website of National Registration and Database Authority (NADRA) without any cost. Here is the link https://www.nadra.gov.pk/nphp/
NADRA is planning to commence an online form submission facility which will further ease the process as people will apply for the scheme from the confort of their homes.
A photocopied form can also be used to apply for the same.
As of now, PTI Government hasn’t designed and announced anything particular for this mega project and everyone is invited to apply for the homes with a restriction that only one application can be entertained from a family unit. As per the announcement the family unit includes (husband, wife, and children).
Although everyone with any income slot can apply for Naya Pakistan Housing Program, priority will be given to citizens having no home, registered in own name, in the country.
How to Register:
Initially, the federal government in consultation with provincial governments have selected 7 districts from all over Pakistan to execute the pilot project. Following are the offices where you can submit the registration form;
- Sukkur (DC Office)
- Quetta (NADRA Registration Center, adjacent Helper Eye Hospital, Sariab Road)
- Gilgit (DC Office)
- Muzaffarabad (DC Office old secretariat)
- Swat (DC Office, District Court, Mengura)
- Islamabad (NADRA Mega Center, Blue Area)
- Faisalabad (DC Office)
Rs. 250 is the registration fee alongside the application form.
Punjab government has just bought 650 kanal land at Makwana Road, Faisalabad while they are aiming to complete the project within 2 years.
Recently, the government has decided to expand the registration process to 10 more cities of Punjab which are Lahore, Kasur, Sialkot, Jhelum, Bahawalpur, Layyah, Multan, Vehari, Rahim Yar Khan and Gujranwala.
Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh from south Punjab while Nankana Sahib, Jaranwala and Samundri from upper Punjab have also been recently added to Naya Pakistan Housing Program.
As of 23rd Nov, Imran Khan directed the government to extend the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme to Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Will Every Applicant Get a House?
No, the registration process will take 60 days, after that government will prioritize the deserving applicants. The pilot project is meant to gather data and facts about the demand in respective districts.
“One of the reasons for the failure of the earlier housing schemes was lack of knowledge, we have started the registration process in order to get exact figures of the demand”, said PM Imran Khan.
Naya Pakistan Housing Authority
“Naya Pakistan Housing Authority” will take 90 days to start functioning, however, a task force of 17 members has been set up by the Prime minister to overlook the planning matters.
“The Authority will function under my direct orders and will devise the strategies and mechanism regarding the affordable housing program”, said PM Imran Khan.
Note that in Pakistan, 0.25% of people are provided with loans for houses whereas the percentage in Malaysia, India, and Bangladesh is 33%, 9%, and 3% respectively. The national financing regulatory authority will also be established in 90 days to overcome the hurdles in the provision of housing loans to citizens.
One-Window Operation For the Investors
The Naya Pakistan housing Program will be constructed in a public-private partnership where private companies will be assisted with the one-window operation to ensure sophistication and swiftness. “Government will provide the land and perform the role of a regulatory body while the construction-related work will be done by the private sector,” emphasized PM Imran Khan.
Earlier, Pakistan Army also ensured PM to provide the government with their expertise regarding the construction of affordable homes for their employees.
What about Slums (Kachi Abadi)?
40% of the land in the metropolitan city of Karachi has been converted into slums while many people are also living in poor condition on the outskirts of Islamabad. Speaking about the slums, PM said that the government will locate all the slums and erect high rise buildings over there, accommodating people in flats taking the help from already established models in India and Turkey.
Opportunities for Youth
The Naya Pakistan Housing Program will not only provide low-income people with their own homes but will also generate many employment opportunities especially for the youth of Pakistan. The construction of affordable homes will connect more than 40 industries including that of steel, textile, sanitary, transportation and, plastic.
The government has also decided to work on the skill development of unemployed youth by establishing teaching and vocational institutes related to the construction industry.