On 19 July 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the second phase of registration for the Naya Pakistan Housing Program to provide affordable housing facility to the low-income segments of the country.
The ceremony was attended by Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar, special assistant’s Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan and Naeem ul Haq, Naya Pakistan Housing Authority Chairman General (retd) Anwar Ali Hyder, Secretary Housing Dr. Imran, and senior government officials.
While the phase I was launched in August 2018 where Prime Minister Imran Khan announced Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme to help low-income people by providing them five million houses.
“I am confident that the program would not only help realize the dream of a shelter for the poor but also create employment opportunities. It will also attract local and foreign investment and stimulate about 40 related industries,” Khan said at the ceremony held at the prime minister’s office.
“A Land Bank would be established to identify land with the Federal Government, the Housing Ministry, provincial governments and local governments,” the prime minister said.
“The government would serve as a facilitator while construction activity would be undertaken by the private sector,” Khan explained.
In the first phase of the project, the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Program has covered seven cities like Islamabad, Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, Faisalabad.
According to an estimated, more than 50,000 people have applied in the first phase to avail of the housing facility in the Naya Pakistan housing scheme.
One of the key features for the Naya Pakistan housing scheme is to improve the housing situation for Pakistanis and to promote access to affordable houses as there is a shortfall of over 10 million houses every year.
A web portal has been launched to facilize the applicants to get registered online. Also, applicants can register themselves through the E-Sahulat facility available across the country. There are around 7,500 NADRA E-Sahulat facilities across the country.
The data collected through the database will help to locate the location, and the applicants will also be selected through the database. A nominal fee of Rs.250 must be pay by the applicants through debit/credit card.
During phase I, NADRA had digitized around 500,000 applications which shows the interest of people in the Naya Pakistan housing scheme.
Registration for phase II has also begun across the country from mid of July 2019 and will continue for the next three months till the middle of October. Any deserving family can avail of this opportunity to fulfill their dream of house.
The registration process is also very easy and straightforward as was in Phase I. Anyone from within Pakistan and outside Pakistan can register themselves through an online portal.
Anyone who has a valid CNIC and doesn’t own a house can register themselves for the Naya Pakistan housing scheme. Applicants who have already registered themselves in Phase I don’t need to register again in phase II.
After registration, applicants will receive a receipt, and they must make ensure that the CNIC and tracking numbers are entered correctly. In last, before applying to this housing scheme, read all the terms and conditions available online to save yourself from any hurdle.