ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that beneficiaries of the system including a few members of the Federal Board of Revenue are resisting change.

“Even in the FBR there are people who are resisting change for their personal interest,” the premier said at the inauguration of Naya Pakistan Housing Programme.

PM Imran said that his government holds the vision of making Pakistan a modern Islamic welfare country.

The premier said that his government wants to build 5 million homes for the lower strata.

“As many as 40 percent of Karachi lives in the informal settlement,” the premier said. “We want to take ahead the lower strata ahead.”

“Our government has been called a failure from Day 1,” he said. “They can’t win their battle against us.”

Under the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme, 135,000 housing units will be built across the country in the first phase.

Earlier, Secretary Housing Imran Zeb Khan while giving details of various housing projects being undertaken in the first phase of NPHP said the Housing Ministry would be signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Government of Balochistan for various housing projects in Quetta (5000 apartments in Wahdat Colony), Gwadar (55,000 apartments), Fisher Colony (54,000 apartments) and other places of the province.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), 3,000 units would be constructed whereas 19,000 units.

Special segments, including widows, orphans, transgenders, martyrs’ families and people living in war-against-terror hit areas would be given priority under the house financing scheme, he added.

The registration process for the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme began on October 22.