Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday(7.JAN.2021) received briefings from the chief secretaries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and chairman of the Capital Development Authority (CDA). They briefed PM on various urban development projects.
According to an official announcement by the PM Office, Mr Khan expressed the hope that the provincial governments would take greatest advantage of the concessions announced by the federal government for the construction sector.
PM gave a “new year gift” to those associated with the construction sector.
REFORMS INTRODUCED BY PM FOR CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
Simultaneously, he had last week announced that they have extended the fixed tax regime for construction sector by another year till December 2021.
And the facility of non-disclosure of source of income while making investment till June 2021.
The prime minister had also given one-year extension to construction projects which owners had to complete in 2022. Hence, now they can complete them by 2023. In the last year of the five-year term of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf led government.
During a meeting of the National Committee on Housing, Construction and Development (NCHCD), the PM directed the officials to take care of environment protection while completing the projects. He not only stressed the need for protecting green area, but also called for increasing it.
Mr Khan was of the view that the economy was strengthening with the activities in the construction sector. Thus, creating employment opportunities for people of Pakistan.
BRIEFING BY CHIEF SECRETARY OF KPK ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
The Chief Secretary of KP briefed the PM about master plans of 11 big cities of the province. He said they were also preparing master plans of eight tribal districts.In addition, he said we have allocated PKR 242 billion for various urban development projects in the province.However, we have already spent PKR 61 billion by December 2020.
BRIEFING BY CHIEF SECRETARY OF SINDH ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
According to the official handout, the chief secretary of Sindh also briefed the meeting about development projects in the province. On contrary, “the prime minister expressed his dissatisfaction over the briefing”.
BRIEFING BY CDA CHAIRMAN
The CDA chairman gave a briefing about various construction projects in Islamabad’s E-11 sector.He informed the participants of the meeting that they have drafted separate laws for the construction in this sector. Moreover, they will complete the delayed projects soon.
Earlier, the prime minister during a meeting with KP Chief Minister Mehmood Khan directed the provincial government to ensure sufficient availability of daily use commodities for the masses in the province.
The prime minister appreciated the KP government for taking measures to bring about food security.