ISLAMABAD, January 25: On the Transparency International report during the Federal Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the present government has taken maximum steps against corruption.
According to sources, the recent report of Transparency International regarding Pakistan was also discussed during the meeting.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister said that instead of facing corruption cases, the perpetrators are out of the country, the perpetrators of corruption are making excuses for unnecessary delay in cases, to take effective action in the courts for speedy disposal of pending corruption cases.
On Tuesday also the prime minister was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Pakistan Housing Authority (PHA) Officers Residencia, Kurri Road. The project was conceived in 2008 on 90 acres of land provided by the Capital Development Authority. Prime Minister said that thegovernment was facilitating construction of affordable housing units for the salaried and low income groups through provision of subsidies and waver of interest rates on the house financing. The prime minister appreciated the ministry of housing to complete the decade old stalled housing projects for the government employees, and stressed that the authorities should also ensure timely completion of further 88,000 housing units. The total cost of the project was Rs6.5 billion, consisting of 588 grey structure housing units in the three categories. The project was launched for the federal government employees. A full-scale physical work initiated on the stalled project in 2018 in the light of prime minister’s vision of providing shelters to the citizens of Pakistan. The project also includes 88 commercial shops, 66 apartments, community center etc, having all the basic amenities. The prime minister further observed that the construction served as an industry and driving force which could lift the country’s economy. When the construction industry thrived, about 30 more allied industries also moved on, he said, adding that during the last two years, the construction industry in Pakistan was booming with record cement and steel sales. The prime minister said that completion of housing projects for the government servants was of significance as they had no capacity to purchase and own their houses. He also commended the ministry for the completion of stalled projects in the short period of three years. The prime minister said there was shortage of housing units in Pakistan. The people could own residences if they had cash, otherwise, in the past, there was no option for seeking bank loans for the construction of homes on easy installments due to pending foreclosure law before the courts. NNI