Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

The Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme is the flagship initiative of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf-led administration, which aims to provide housing for the homeless, boost economic activity in the country, and create work opportunities for the younger citizens.

An Overview of PTI’s Agenda

None of the previous governments of Pakistan addressed the housing problems. It was mentioned in political slogans and campaigns, but it never received serious consideration and efforts. As soon as PTI came into power, it rose to tackle the unsolved problems.

PTI recognizes that the most important fundamental right of the people, as stipulated in the constitution, is to live a decent life, which any individual cannot achieve without the state’s intervention.

Pakistan’s economic situation has been vulnerable for the past few years, with a significant international trade imbalance, an unsustainable internal-external debt burden, low agricultural productivity, lower export volume, and essentially no job possibilities in a country with the world’s second-largest youth population.

Two-thirds of the population lives in rural areas, mostly in mud-housing, while the remaining 40% resides in urban regions. In major metropolitan areas such as Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Faisalabad, many of the population live in slums, and other low-income individuals live in squalid housing. The urban housing shortfall in Pakistan is believed to be over 4 million, with a backlog of 7-8 million in rural areas.

PTI believes that the housing sector, which encompasses financing, construction, and related building material industries, is the only one that can address all of these concerns at once. PTI is confident that its housing strategy will alter the country’s economy and enhance the banking sector.

Currently, the country requires 10 lac housing units each year or 50 lac units in five years. As a result, PTI aims to build the necessary housing units in both urban and rural locations. It is the organization’s most valued aim.

Chairman of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

The chairman of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme is Mr. Zaigham Mahmoud Rizvi. Mr. Zaigham Mahmoud Rizvi has several master’s degrees. One is a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University in the United States. Another is from Punjab University in Economics, and the third is from Engineering University in Lahore.

Mr. Rizvi is also a Nominee Director on the Boards of the Islamabad Stock Exchange, Karachi Stock Exchange, National Commodities Exchange of Pakistan, Meezan Bank Limited Pakistan, and Dubai Islamic Bank of Pakistan, as well as other financial and manufacturing companies.

Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA)

The government has established an authority known as the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority (NPHA). It will help the government move forward with its ambition to build 135,000 housing units around the country. The project will be inaugurated in Islamabad, where 25,000 houses will be made, and then in Baluchistan, where 110,000 residences will be built. A dedicated settlement for Gwadar fishers is also planned as part of the proposal.

Approval of CDA

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has legalized seven acres of land in Islamabad’s Mauve Area for this housing project. The board also approved the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) receiving 508 Kanal of land near Askari-VI for the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Islamabad.

Approval of LDA

According to reports in the leading newspapers, the Lahore Development Authority, or LDA, has approved 4,000 residential units under Phase 1 of the LDA City Naya Pakistan Apartments Project. The project will cost around PKR 10 billion.

The LDA has agreed to build 125 four-story residential complexes on 563 Kanal of land in Mouza Haloki over the next year. The project will have 32 residential units in each block. In addition, the project would include the construction of various mosques as part of the Prime Minister’s Naya Pakistan Housing Program.

The LDA authorities also resolved to build roads, walkways, sewerage systems, water supplies, water treatment plants, and other infrastructure on the 8,500 Kanal of land set aside to construct 35,000 units.

Location of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

The Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme has been introduced in the Federal Capital; it is situated on the Japan Road, occupying the land of 2560 Kanal. It is also to be constructed in,

  • Punjab
  • Sindh
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Swat
  • Sukkur
  • Baluchistan
  • Gilgit-Baltistan

Azad Kashmir

A Joint Venture

The Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation and the private sector will collaborate on the initiative. Under the Naya Pakistan Housing Project, the government shall build double-unit dwellings. As previously stated, the government would act as a facilitator for the venture, while private companies would construct the units.

A Chinese corporation has expressed interest in building two million residences as part of the initiative. The good news is that under the Naya Pakistan Housing Program, the government has made it necessary for Chinese and other multinational corporations to use exclusively locally produced raw materials. Furthermore, the government will permit no company to hire workers from other countries.

Types of Housing in Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

The developers will build houses in the Naya Pakistan Housing project in three categories. These are:

  • Labour class
  • Lower middle class
  • Middle class

These houses are obtainable on a 10% to 25% down payment to all the categories mentioned above.

Initial Phase Development

On March 18, 2021, Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled the Naya Pakistan Housing Program (NPHP) first phase in Islamabad. Around 1500 brand-new apartments and houses for laborers were approved by the prime minister. According to reports, the initial phase of the Naya Pakistan Housing Project has begun, with the first phase containing approximately 6000 homes.

The revolutionary ceremony for the NPHP’s second phase will take place simultaneously with the inauguration ceremony for Phase-1. In the project’s first phase, 4000 apartments will be constructed. They will build around 35,000 units in total. A new balloting procedure for the labour class is being planned. Approximately 3,000 laborers and workers have successfully applied to be included in the upcoming ballot.

Development for the Cities in Punjab and Lahore

The Punjab government has agreed to launch this inexpensive housing project in Layyah, Quaidabad (Khushab), and Bhakkar. The process of receiving applications for the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme will begin shortly. The government officials gave this statement to the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA).

The meeting also decided to make a final decision on the preferred Lahore sites. After viewing the proposed sites, the committee will present its report. The minister also ordered that a meeting of the PHATA governing body be held every 15 days to expedite the continuing work of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme. A design brief for the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Multan was also released.

Who can apply for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme?

  • The housing project is here to facilitate the lower class of society. The eligibility criteria for application is,
  • All men and women in possession of a valid CNIC (including Non-Resident Pakistani).
  • One unit per household for first-time home buyers.
  • This policy only allows one person to receive a subsidized home loan once.
  • Applicants must have a minimum monthly income of PKR 25,000, and co-applicants must have a minimum monthly payment of PKR 20,000.
  • A minimum of three years of business proof is required for business individuals, and for SEPs (self-employed professionals), a minimum of two years of business proof is needed.
  • Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian entrepreneur, has expressed interest in investing in the housing project’s 100,000 units.

Variants of the Product

  • Buyer of a House
  • Building a House
  • Purchase of a plot + construction

Eligible Age for Applicant and Co-Applicant

  • 60* Years for Salaried Individuals and
  • 65* Years for Self Employed Businessmen/Professionals
  • *at Maturity

Tax Exemption on Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

PM Imran Khan reported to have instructed the Federal Board of Revenue to exempt construction activities under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme from sales tax and fixed taxes. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to Imran Khan on Information, communicated the decision to the media on December 5.

The legislation, which is being considered in Punjab, KPK, and Baluchistan, aims to promote the country’s housing and building sector. PM Imran Khan also requested that provincial officials notify him of any idle public land to utilize for his low-cost housing initiative.

Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Payment Plans

Banks shall offer home loan facilities with reasonable terms and circumstances that allow for payment to be made over up to 20 years. Renowned banks like Bank Al Habib Limited and Meezan Bank Limited offer loans for five years at the minimum and can go up to 20 years.

So, if you have applied for this economic housing project, be prepared to pay a 20% down payment as a part of the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme, with the bank covering the remaining 80% through the home financing option.

Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Rawalpindi Payment Plan

The payment plan for residential plots offered under the third phase of the NPHP in Rawalpindi has been issued by the Punjab Housing and Town Planning Agency (PHATA). These plots range in size from 3 to 5 Marla.

Unit Size 3 Marla 5 Marla
Processing Fee PKR 250 PKR 250
Token Money (Refundable) PKR 10,000 PKR 10,000
20% Down Payment PKR 67,200 PKR 112,000
36 Monthly Instalments PKR 7,467 PKR 12,445
Estimated Total Price PKR 336,000 PKR 560,000

Please note that the deadline for submitting NPHP application forms in Rawalpindi is December 12 December. The condition is available on the official PHATA website and submitted at any of the Bank of Punjab’s approved branches before the deadline. Furthermore, the predicted total price for these residential plots may vary. Additionally, it excludes Sui gas utility charges.

Online Registration for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

Our clients inquire about the submission for the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme. If you are an individual who cannot afford to buy a house in the current market, the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme is best for you.

Society requires the applicants to achieve specific income requirements for the entire household. Application form is available on the official site of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

The applicants are bound to state their family’s total gross income per month if it is in the range mentioned below,

  • PKR 20,000 or less
  • Amounts ranging from PKR 20,001 to PKR 40,000
  • Rates ranging from PKR 40,001 to PKR 60,000
  • Sums ranging from PKR 60,001 to PKR 100,000
  • PKR 100,000 or more

Second Phase of Online Registration

On July 15 July 2019, the second phase of online registration for the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme began across Pakistan. It is open to deserving families for the next three months until October 15 October. The Gov later extended the deadline to November 15. Because of the program’s growing popularity, the deadline for registering for this low-cost housing scheme has been extended to the middle of December.

It is an ideal opportunity for those living in rented housing due to a lack of financial means. For booking and further details, visit the Sigma Properties office or consult with our experts online.

Government Subsidy

The government would be required to offer a subsidy under the pilot project, currently being run by the Town Planning Agency (PHATA) and Punjab Housing in six areas across Punjab.

Fixed-rate mortgages seem to be the only product that appears to be the most economical. Applicants will not have to be concerned about interest rates rising if it is fixed. However, we expect that most of the pilot residences would have monthly mortgage payments exceeding Rs20, 000, which is the upper limit of our highest instalment category. A government subsidy will fill this.

subsidy under naya Pakistan housing program

Unfortunately, a lot of guesswork is involved here. We will have to rely on estimates since we don’t know the actual distribution of houses to be built regarding size and housing price and how many allotters have chosen which monthly payments plan; we’ll have to work with averages.

According to our calculations, the government will have to pay Rs1.5 billion each year for the next 20 years, based on the average housing price and the average monthly instalment under the NPHP (PKR 15,000, assuming the PHATA builds 10,000 in the pilot project). Realistically speaking, when more houses are created each year, this subsidy balloons to a massive amount.

Annual Subsidy Required Under NPHP

Pitfalls for Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

  • All great endeavours need consistency along with hard work. We must take the potential pitfalls of the Naya Pakistan Housing scheme into account. They are,
  • The government will have to maintain some semblance of price consistency in building expenses for the program to succeed.
  • The program can only operate at the pricing set by the developer and paid for in convenient monthly payments by the beneficiaries, ensuring that the developer’s commercial viability is not jeopardized.
  • Inflationary pressures, especially in construction supplies, are, however, a key concern.
  • Inflation has a direct bearing on affordability, as the NPHP aims to alleviate the housing shortfall in the low-income sector and will eventually enhance supply where existing stocks are lacking—primarily for the country’s middle to low-income households.

Future of Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme

In the immediate future, the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme Phase 3 will be launched. After its effectuation, almost 60% of the housing problems in the country will be resolved. The industrial and employment sector will have a massive impact on the scheme’s success. When a more significant part of the nation is living in pure and proper abodes, the country shall prosper unlike ever before. Would the succeeding governments honor the commitments that this government may make under their budgets during its tenure? Only time will tell.

Conclusion

Homelessness is a huge issue that affects not only this region of the world but even developed countries. It is not the only problem in Pakistan, but it is the core problem, engulfing all of the rest within its realms. Imran Khan’s strategy to take on the shortage of homes will give wings to all the other sectors. It is similar to the methodology adopted by Finland, they provided inexpensive housing options to the lower class, and it was a huge success. Even if a person is battling drug and alcohol addiction, the country considers that having a home is a fundamental right of every citizen. As a result, once the homeless were given a place to reside, they did not see any reason to continue doing drugs.