Islamabad: The government is planning to initiate high-rise projects in three major cities under the Prime Minister’s (PM) Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) project, a news source reported. For this end, it will partner with the private sector to launch four low-cost housing projects in Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar.

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Sources have revealed that the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF), which works under the Federal Ministry of Housing & Construction, will initiate the development of the high-rise projects in the cities mentioned.

In Lahore, the government will launch two of these projects: one in the Katcha area comprising 500 housing units; the other in Manga Utara consisting of 2,700 units of the same.

In Karachi, the government plans to construct a 4,000-housing-unit-strong development at Jam Chakro (near Surjani Town, and spread over an area of 184 kanals) under a joint venture arrangement. For this construction, the authorities concerned have cleared the land for the FGEHF to commence with its operations.

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The third project, located in Peshawar’s Balarazai area, is currently under construction, and is set to cover an area of 3,500 kanals.