KARACHI: The Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, on Monday presided over a high-level meeting at CM House here regarding construction of low cost houses under Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Housing Programme (SBBHP).
He announced that 10,000 two-room houses would be supplied/allotted to poor and needy people/families throughout province within three months.Shah said that as per commitment, 50,000 plots were being provided to poor, deserving and needy people, and first 5,000 plots for Karachi would be allotted to the needy and the poorest people on birth anniversary of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto on January 5.
He further said that the houses constructed by the Governments of Turkey and Iran would be distributed and allotted to flood/rain affected people of Thatta, Badin, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Kashmore and Khairpur districts.The chief minister directed that the process of construction of low cost houses be completed immediately so as to meet the challenge and houses were distributed within 3-month.
The meeting was attended by Minister Law and Housing, Muhammad Ayaz Soomro, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Advisor to CM for Finance Syed Murad Ali Shah, Senior Member BOR Shahzor Shamoon, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Arif Ahmed Khan, Principal Secretary to CM Muhammad Siddique Memon, Chairman SBBHS Manzar Abbas Shah and others.The meeting discussed the contents of the programme under the vision and policies of present elected government and housing facilities for poor and needy people under moto `Roti, Kapra aur Makan’.
The chief minister said that the government of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had always served the people without any distinction and promises made by the leadership for provision of houses had always been fulfilled.He also directed all Advisors to Chief Minister Sindh to visit various districts and coordinate and monitor the work.Earlier, the Chairman of SBBHC in his detailed briefing informed that the Cell was established in 2008 with an allocation of Rs 3 billion and decided to construct low cost houses instead of model villages.
He said that so far 400 energy efficient and cyclone resistant houses had been completed in the coastal belt of Badin, Thatta and Karachi.Besides, 200 houses have been completed in districts of Larkana, Khairpur, Sukkur, Shikarpur and Jacobabad, while 91 houses have been constructed in village Jano-Ji, Deh Saleh Pat, Sukkur as the whole village was burnt by fire.
He further informed that SBBHC took over possession of a project of 368 flats built by Pakistan Housing Authority at Landhi, Karachi, and President Asif Ali Zardari gave away allotment letters and keys to 155 heirs of the martyrs of October 18 and December 27.Chairman SBBHC further informed that it was decided that out of remaining 213 flats, BHC should retain 83 flats, while the possession of 130 flats be handed over to SGA&CD.He added that in first phase, 5,611 beneficiary families had been identified/ selected by elected representatives. – Dailytimes