Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed Thursday that the Ministry of Housing and Works was constructing 86,323 housing units at a total cost of Rs. 463 billion and under its various projects, more than 200,000 jobs are rapidly being created in construction activities in the country.

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In this regard, Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Housing, Construction, and Development, which was informed that economic activities worth more than Rs. 2314 billion will be produced.

Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Dr Shahbaz Gill, State Bank Governor Reza Baqir, Chairman of the New Pakistan Housing and Development Authority Lt-Gen Anwar Ali Haider (retd) and other senior officers attended the meeting.

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The premier was informed on the city of Lahore’s ongoing cadastral mapping project. The project is on schedule and will be completed by November 15, 2021, he was told. The prime minister instructed the competent authorities to work on completing the digitalization of Lahore land records as soon as feasible so that the ordinary man can be protected from land snatching mafia and encroachment.

He was also apprised of the progress of various housing projects under the Ministry of Housing and Works. The prime minister reiterated that vertical housing in the form of tall buildings is a priority of the government.

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