10% applicants for houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Progra­mme are slum residents

The number of applications for the Naya Pakistan Housing Program has exceeded the 1.9 million mark.

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10 percent of the applicants for houses under the Naya Pakistan Housing Progra­mme are slum dwellers, according to the available data.  Among 1.98 million applicants, over 196,000 are slum dwellers.

The currents statistics have revealed the following facts:

  • 1.02 million of them, which makes up 52pc live in rented houses.
  • 0.687m, which make up 21pc, are settled in a joint family home.
  • Over 0.748m (38pc) of the applicants are from the labour class.
  • 0.425m (21pc) are private sector employees.
  • 0.202m (10pc) government employees and 73,479 (4pc) self-employed individuals.

Gender analysis revealed the following:

  • 1.51m of the applicants are male.
  • 0.462m (23.4pc) female.
  • 5,519 (0.3pc) transgender.

The number of applications for the Naya Pakistan Housing Program has exceeded the 1.9 million mark, as per the data released by the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).

The low-cost housing program, initiated by the current government, has attracted people from different working classes. Among the 1.9 million applicants, 5,500 transgender persons have also submitted their applications.

According to a spokesman, the second phase of the program received an overwhelming response from the masses. Federal capital has topped the list of applications with 259,276 applications followed by Karachi (121,759), Multan (77,569), Bahawalpur (57,442), Peshawar (44,685), and  Lahore (22,089).

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