ISLAMABAD: Government was finalising a plan to launch a low cost ‘Apna Ghar Scheme’ for the homeless people of the country, Parliamentary Secretary Syed Sajid Mehdi told National Assembly on Thursday.
Responding to the questions of Parliamentarians in National Assembly during Question Hour, he said under the scheme 500,000 low cost houses would be provided to the homeless people in the country,
He said Apna Ghar Company has already been formed and essential planning is completed for the project.
He said the scheme will be launched shortly after the briefing to the Prime Minister. Each housing unit including land would cost Rs 1 million.
The government would provide hundred percent loan facility with only one percent interest facility while government will pay remaining six percent.
He said each unit consisting of 415 square feet will be allotted to the general public and they will build the house by themselves.
He said Balochistan has provided free of cost land for the project and Punjab will provide the land at half cost while negotiations are underway with the Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in this regard.
A number of innovative housing designs have been prepared by an in house technical support unit consisting of engineers, architects, town planners already working in the ministry.