Balochistan

PM to inaugurate housing scheme in Quetta today

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Quetta today to visit the Hazara families and offer his condolences over the Hazarganji suicide attack.
The prime minister will also inaugurate a housing scheme that is part of his government’s ambitious agenda of constriction of five million housing units for the masses.
According to Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, the prime minister will also condole with the bereaved families of those killed in the Hazarganji terror attack.
Speaking to media after a meeting chaired by the prime minister on Saturday, she said the premier directed all ministries concerned to provide maximum relief to the masses during the holy month of Ramadan.
She said different targets have been given to the ministries to control power load-shedding and price hike before the advent of Ramadan.
Earlier, on April 19, Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema had said PM Khan had promised to launch a gigantic housing project in Quetta during his election campaign.
“Prime Minister Khan has given approval for establishment of the housing authority. Until establishment of the housing authority, Naya Pakistan Housing company will work on the projects,” he said.
He said 5,000 apartments would be built on 29 acre in Wahdat Colony, Quetta. The project in Quetta would be started in cooperation with the provincial government, he added.