City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal has cautioned that citizens would not be wholly benefited from ongoing development activity if immediate attention was not paid on providing housing facilities while corruption and crime will go up.
Therefore, vacant land should be brought under use to promote better housing schemes and it was the reason the government revived housing schemes in abeyance through rapid development so that public confidence is restored. "The city government has allotted 0.125 million plots in Taisar and Malir Housing schemes where work on infrastructure development is fast underway".
He was addressing a ceremony after inaugurating HBFC's newly launched Mobile Van Office Facility here on Thursday. He said the projects conceived 30 years back suffered from delays and other crisis situation. However, these were revived with proper planning and by spending huge money. The Nazim referred to large-scale migration of people from rural to urban areas and said low cost housing schemes were need of the hour.
He pointed out that city government alone could not do it alone and cooperation from federal government, financial institutions and private sector was also needed. He termed the launching of HBFC's mobile van office facility as a measure towards improvement and hoped that other financial institutions would also begin such projects.
He informed that all record pertaining to land and revenue departments was being computerised and linked with the financial institutions including HBFC to ward off chances of forgery and fraud in the documentation of property.
Earlier, HBFC CEO Zaigham Mehmood Rizvi while addressing the ceremony said that City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal was working with great enthusiasm and he must be congratulated for unprecedented development works in the city.
"All of us should work in collaboration with him to provide better housing facilities to citizens and the launching of mobile van office was part of this endeavour so that people of far away areas could also be provide with complete facilities