HUD dept. directed to prepare plan to regularize illegal housing societies in Punjab

August 8, 2019 Off By Web Desk

Chief Secretary Punjab Yousaf Naseem Khokhar has directed the Housing and Urban Development Department to prepare a comprehensive plan to regularize illegal housing societies in the province.

He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting at the office of Housing and Urban Development Department in Lahore today.

Secretary Housing and Urban Development Naseem Sadiq gave detailed briefing to the meeting.

Speaking on this occasion, the Chief Secretary said that there is a need to devise a strategy for permanent solution of problems related to illegal housing schemes. He said that improvement could be done by learning lessons from past mistakes.

He directed that public service delivery be improved in Water and Sanitation Agencies (WASAs), besides taking measures for solarization of water supply system. He said that a sum of Rs 200 million has been allocated for solarization in the annual budget.

He said that process of commercialization in cities be made easier through use of Information Technology but it should only be allowed in designated areas after proper planning.

He said that the government is taking measures to ensure provision of clean drinking water to rural areas as well. He also issued instructions to the Secretary Housing regarding formulation of Housing and Urban Development Policy in consultation with all stakeholders.

Yousaf Naseem Khokhar said that improving governance and public service delivery is top priority of the government. He said that performance of departments could be improved through use of Information Technology and capacity building of human resource.

Source: Radio Pakistan