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  • PTI’s housing programme is ambitious but will it address the root causes of the housing crisis?

    First things first: the spirit behind the government’s Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) must be commended...

    The struggle for dignified housing in Pakistan has a long history replete with brutal evictions of katchi abadi dwellers, political and legal resistance by groups like the Karachi Indigenous Rights Alliance, the Alliance for Katchi Abadis and the Awami Workers’ Party (AWP), the cumulative efforts of low-income housing...

  • Rs228bn irregularities detected in two govt housing projects

    ISLAMABAD: The auditor general of Pakistan has found Rs228 billion irregularities in two housing ventures of the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) in the federal capital...

    The audit report claimed that in violation of the prime minister’s directions the FGEHF gave preference to the superior courts, media and the Ministry of Housing and Works, the parent ministry of the foundation, in the allotment of quota...

  • SBP to finance two pilot housing projects

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday set up a Steering Committee on Housing and Construction Finance to prepare for and implement sustainable market-led financing of housing projects and mortgages in order to promote the development of housing and construction industry in the country...

    “Housing finance was a priority area for the central bank and the SBP will play a facilitative and supportive role for its promotion...

  • Water commission orders govt to demolish all illegal housing schemes in Karachi

    The Supreme Court-appointed commission on water quality in Sindh on Tuesday ordered that all newly constructed housing schemes be demolished, including the controversial Bahria Town, if found in contradiction with relevant laws governing such development projects...

    ""Under what law was the report submitted?" Justice Muslim asked, also inquiring as to how many other such housing schemes exist...

  • CDWP clears Karachi, Peshawar mass transit projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Cen­tral Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wed­nesday cleared a total of 16 development projects with an estimated cost of Rs130 billion, including two mass transit projects for Karachi and Peshawar...

    The two projects are part of the China-Pakistan Eco­nomic Corridor (CPEC) and expected to be formally approved by the two nations on the sidelines of upcoming One Belt, One Road conference in China by mid-month...

  • Murad wants Karachi package projects completed this month

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Saturday that the ongoing development schemes launched under the Rs10-billion Karachi package “must be completed” by the end of this month, or “I would become PD [project director] myself to complete them,” he said...

    “Speed up your work, or should I run these projects right from my own office,” said the chief minister while presiding over a meeting held to review progress on...

  • PM speaks of projects to pacify Karachi MNAs

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif found himself fending off accusations of equating deaths from violent crimes in Karachi to ‘dying flies’ in the National Assembly on Tuesday, before vowing billions of rupees in full federal financing for a modern bus service for the city and partial financing for a proper water supply project there...

    Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain had demanded — in a speech from London over...

  • Sindh seeks World Bank’s help for Karachi uplift projects

    ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has sought financial and technical assistance from the World Bank for launching mega projects and infrastructure development in Karachi...

    The chief minister visited the World Bank resident mission here on Tuesday and discussed development projects of Karachi with World Bank Country Director Illango Pathcamuthu...

  • Girls at Karachi govt school showcase artistic flair, science projects

    An art and science exhibition organised by Karachi's Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School this weekend attracted a large number of visitors...

    At the third annual Art and Science Show organised by the Zindagi Trust-run school, students showed off their artistic skills and displayed their knowledge of science through various projects and experiments, a press release issued on Saturday said...

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