Before coming into power after the election of 2018, Prime minister Imran Khan promised the nation that he would provide 5 million houses, with low cost in various housing schemes so that all the citizens of Pakistan have a safe roof over their heads. Another reason for building houses was that this would provide a large part of the population, which is un-employed, with employment opportunities and also help the construction sector. Therefore, in order to fulfill his promise to the nation, Prime minister Imran Khan announced the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme on 10th October 2018.
Location of Naya Pakistan Housing schemes:
These housing schemes will be built in different cities all over the country. The various cities include Islamabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Vehari, Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Muzaffargarh, Gilgit, Faisalabad, Layyah, Kasur, Jhelum, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sukkur, Quetta, Muzaffarabad, Swat and Lahore. To increase the sustainability so that these projects fulfil the need of providing employment to a large unemployed population, the government will provide land to private companies in the construction sector, thus making it more of a private-government partnership.
Projects of NPHS:
Up till today, the government has announced the launch of 2 housing projects of NPHS. The construction of the first project has already been started in 7 districts of the country including Gilgit, Swat, Muzaffarabad, Sukkur, Faisalabad, Quetta and Islamabad. The registration for the second project has also been announced which began on 15th July, 2019. The registration process will be carried out by NADRA.
Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Faisalabad:
The various areas in the district of Faisalabad where the NPHS houses are going to be constructed are Chaks 235 RB, 121 JB, 119 JB, 76 RB, 117 RB, 4 JB, 469 GB and Chak 187 JB.
Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Lahore:
The feasibility report for constructing flats at 16 locations under the NPHS has been prepared. Among these are the areas of Singh Pura, Raj Garh, Mozang road, Ram Gali, Mohni road, Sanda, Sant Nagar, Sodiwal, Model Town E-Block, Wahdat road and various others.
Apart from these locations, NPHS has also started construction in various locations also under the first phase in Sargodha, Lodhra, Chistian and Renala Khurd.
Eligibility criteria and registration processing fee:
This is a very low cost housing project for the people who cannot afford houses on their own. Therefore, in order to give these houses to only the people who actually deserve it and to avoid any corruption in this regard, the eligibility criteria is quite strict. The registration has been handed over to NADRA so that the applicants are vetted and verified. To apply for registration in this scheme, one must have an original CNIC issued by NADRA and must not own any other property. The registration processing fee is Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) along with Rs. 10,000/-(refundable in case of non-allocation of house).
Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Registration Process:
In order to apply for allocation of houses, you have to fill out the form and attach 2 passport size photographs along with you CNIC issued by NADRA and submit it. Before submitting the form, you have to be registered with NADRA E-sahulat. There is also the option of submitting the form online. The processing fee is 250/- rupees which is non-refundable in addition to 10,000/- rupees which will be refundable if you are not allocated any house. You can make these payments from jazz cash, easy paisa, E-Sahulat Centre, online payment or from debit/credit cards.
House sizes and payment procedure/schedule:
After the registration, your forms will be vetted and verified by NADRA. Upon selection for allocation of houses, you will be eligible to buy the houses in NPHS. There are two categories of houses. If you have been selected, you will be required to pay 10% of the total amount of the house and can pay the rest of the amount in the installment plan that will span over 15 to 20 years so that the people with low earning can easily pay the amount. The houses will be allotted to the people within 2 years of the registration but they will not be allowed to sell these houses before 5 years in order to discourage investors from investing in these projects due to which the deserving people will not get a chance to get the house. The categories and prices of the houses are as under.
- 3-marla house for 16.5 to 17.5 lacs
- 5-marla house for 21 to 23 lacs
Both of these categories will also be available in the form of a single story 1-2 bedroom unit and double story 3-4 bedroom units.