Lahore (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the ground breaking of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) City Naya Pakistan Apartments on Friday.
Addressing the ceremony, the premier reaffirmed the determination to transform Pakistan into a welfare state as per the State of Madina's principles of rule of law and compassion.
He said this is a defining moment for the country as the war has been waged against the mafias to bring them under the ambit of law.
Imran Khan noted that only those nations move forward where there is rule of law.
PM Imran said that the mortgage facility has been introduced after the passage of foreclosure law to ensure low cost housing for the poor and fixed income groups, the Radio Pakistan reported.
He expressed satisfaction over the increased activity in the construction industry saying the cement sale witnessed record increase last month.
Imran Khan said the government is working to provide universal health coverage to the people.
He said all the households have been covered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa whilst Punjab government has taken the challenge of providing health cards to each household by the end of this year.
He said that the network of Panagahs and that of 'Koi Bhooka Na Soi' scheme will be expanded to the whole country.
PM Imran Khan said that a mega project of targeted subsidy will be launched after the completion of poverty survey in June this year.
Earlier, speaking about the LDA Naya Pakistan Apartments, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that the government is planning to build more than 35,000 apartments in Lahore for the poor.