LAHORE : The Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (PGSHF) has decided to launch housing schemes for government employees in Lahore and Rawalpindi under private-public partnership in the first phase.
This was said by PGSHF Managing Director Dr Pervaiz Ahmad while talking to APP on Thursday.
He said a project of modern towers had also been launched in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Sahiwal where apartments with modern facilities would be constructed.
He said that houses had been handed over to 1,341 servants from Grade 1 to 22 in the provincial capital while plots of different categories had been allotted to more than 9,500 retired employees in other big cities of the province.
The MD said that new schemes in Muzaffargarh (2,000 Kanals), Lodheran (2,125 kanals), Faisalabad (5,500 kanals), Bahawalnagar and Chishtian (3,129 kanals), Bhakkar (1,500 kanals) and Jhang (1,600 kanals) were ready to be launched.
He said that the PGSHF had conducted balloting for three times during the current year in which 3,500 members had been allotted plots while schemes were under construction in Sialkot, Sahiwal and Khanewal.
“All pending cases of members of PGSHF schemes will be resolved,” he added.
He said that only development charges were received from the retired government employees in the province while the government provided land free for welfare of employees.
To a question, Dr Pervaiz said that the PGSHF started its working in 2004-05 and initially houses were given to government employees after their retirement.
To another question, he said that the PGSHF had successfully completed all its projects within given time and new schemes would be launched in Jehlum, Sheikhupura, Okara, Sahiwal and Sargodha in future.