LAHORE    -    Senior Provincial Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal on Thursday presided over the 88th board meeting of Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA) here at 90 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam in which two new housing schemes were approved.

According to spokesperson for PHATA here, New City Paradise Housing Scheme would be established in Mouza Kohliya Islam Garh, Khaliq Dad, Tehsil Hasan Abdal, district Attock and D-One Capi­tal Parks City Housing Scheme would be built in Mouza Ratwal and Dolatpur of Tehsil Fateh Jhang in Attock District. According to the policy, 20 percent quota in both the housing schemes was reserved for Naya Pakistan Housing Proj­ect. Senior Provincial Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal expressed concern over the unjustified delay in the approval of residential schemes and said that a focal person would be appointed in the Board of Revenue for the early approval of housing schemes, adding that it would be mandatory to give a complete water supply and drainage plan for the approval of new housing schemes in future. Mian Aslam Iqbal said that the delay in the schemes of providing roofs to the homeless could not be tolerated. He said that the government would provide all possible support to the developers for the speedy com­pletion of the schemes of public interest. “The developers have assured to complete the infra­structure in the housing schemes within the stipulated period”, he added. Secretary Housing Mian Shakeel Ahmad, Director General PHATA Khalid Nazir Wattoo, Board members and de­velopers attended the meeting.