ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the government’s determination to provide all-out facilities to the promotion of the construction sector.

He was chairing a meeting in Islamabad today in connection with promotion of the construction sector in the country.

The Prime Minister said forty industries are associated with the construction sector and its promotion will not only spur the economic growth but also create job opportunities for the people.

He directed the Finance Minister that a request be made with the higher judiciary to set up a special bench to speedily dispose of cases related to lands and construction that are pending in various courts.

He agreed with a proposal to promote compliance regime instead of NOCs.

On a proposal regarding the provision of state lands for construction, the Prime Minister said utilization of state lands that are under the possession of various government departments for the construction of houses to people of low-income backgrounds is a key element of the government’s policy.

He also welcomed a proposal to include representatives of Association of Builders and Developers in regulatory bodies concerned and the process will be started from federal capital Islamabad.

The Prime Minister also directed the Competition Commission of Pakistan to play a vibrant role to stop the unrealistic increase in prices of raw material associated with building and to discourage the trend of making cartels in the construction sector.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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