Approval accorded to merge National Housing Authority into Naya Pakistan Housing Authority

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Cabinet Committee on Institutional Reforms (CCIR) has approved the merger of the National Housing Authority into the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority under the Cabinet Division.

The approval was accorded in the CCIR meeting held in Islamabad on Friday with the Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training and, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood in the Chair.

The Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, the Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Babar, and the Prime Minister’s Advisor on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr. Ishrat Hussain attended the meeting.

Now the summary of the merger of the National Housing Authority into the Naya Pakistan Housing Authority will be forwarded to the Federal Cabinet for final approval.

To make the working of the government expeditious and unconstrained, the Committee also discussed and deliberated the amendments in certain Rules of Business in the meeting.

In the meeting, the Chairman CCIR remarked that the amendments in Rules of Business are meant to end the red-tapism and needless delays in the working of the government.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the rules which were creating ambiguity in the disposal of business of government are also being amended to bring in clarity.

The Committee after a painstaking discussion proposed that the autonomous bodies and Companies will intimate the Ministry of Law about the hired lawyer or the firm to represent in the Courts and the Ministry of Law will give its input within 10 days to the former.

The meeting was adjourned till next Thursday.