K-P plans to build 15,000 houses in Peshawar.

PESHAWAR: As many as 15,000 houses will be constructed in the Sarozai area of the provincial capital under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Housing Dr Amjad Ali said this as he addressed a balloting ceremony for flats built for government employees.


Dr Ali said these houses will be built in collaboration with the Pakistan Housing Foundation, for which the registration process has been completed. He said satellite towns will also be constructed in various districts for which letters have been sent to the administrations of the relevant districts to identify suitable sites.

Earlier, the balloting process for the newly-constructed 80 flats in the Hayatabad High-Rise Flats for government employees was held.

Dr Ali said the government is working to provide affordable housing to government servants and the low-income segment of the society. The minister said most of the construction work on the 28 Kanal housing scheme has been completed. He added that block B and E of the project will be completed this month, while work on the remaining 144 flats will be completed by October this year.

The housing scheme was dedicated for in-service and retired employees of the basic pay scale (BPS) grade 17 and above.

Most of the construction work has been completed on the second-largest housing scheme of the province– Jalozai housing scheme, where the possession of plot would be completed in December this year, the housing minister informed.