Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday inaugurated a residential project for industrial workers in Peshawar city’s Shahi Bala area.
The Labour Complex Shahi Bala will provide flats to 2,056 industrial workers registered with the provincial government after balloting.
A quota of three percent is set aside for widows and two percent for differently-abled people in the project.
Addressing the ceremony, Prime Minister Imran said that it is the first housing facility being developed for the labour class in Pakistan. The cost of a flat is equal to monthly rent paid by a common man, he added.
The prime minister said that it is the responsibility of the state to support the underprivileged segments of the society. After completion of five years’ term, he would like to revisit how much he has been able to lift these segments, he continued.
“A UNDP report highlighted that KP witnessed improvement in poverty index from 2013,” he said.
The prime minister said that the law is equal for all and mafias are trying to get an NRO from him, however, they would not succeed in their efforts.
The prime minister was accompanied by KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan during the inauguration of the project.