Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority on April 17 in Islamabad.
Briefing the media after a session of the Federal Cabinet, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said 135,000 housing units would be built across the country in the first phase.
“25,000 apartments will be built in Islamabad for federal government employees and 110,000 apartments will be constructed in Balochistan for fishermen of Gwadar,” Chaudhry said.
He added, the cabinet also approved the establishment of a Media University whose headquarters will be in Islamabad.
“Media university will be established after merging three academies namely PTV Academy, Information Academy, and Pakistan Broadcasting Academy,” the information minister said.
Earlier, Secretary Housing Imran Zeb Khan while giving details of various housing projects being undertaken in the first phase of NPHP said the Housing Ministry would be signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Government of Balochistan for various housing projects in Quetta (5000 apartments in Wahdat Colony),
Gwadar (55,000 apartments), Fisher Colony (54,000 apartments) and other places of the province.
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 3,000 units would be constructed whereas 19,000 units would be built in Islamabad in the first phase.
The registration process for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme began on October 22.