4000 houses to be handed over to homeless poor on Dec.27

Karachi: Sindh Minister for Law & Housing, Ayaz Soomro said on Thursday that President Asif Ali Zardari would hand over keys of 4000 houses to the poor on December 27 on the occasion of death anniversary of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto at Garhi Khuda Bux or Naudero. The houses have been built with cooperation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Housing Cell.

Talking to the media here he said ten thousand more such houses would be built for the poor in all the districts of Sindh.

He said Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Housing Cell is also working on distribution of plots among poor and the work in this regard in Khairpur and Karachi is in final stage. The flats built by the Cell in Karachi would also be given to poor shortly. Out of these flats, 155 have been handed over to the heirs of those martyred in October 18 bomb blast of Karsaz Karachi. Rest of the flats would be given to disabled and other poor.

Ayaz Soomro said 1725 houses have been built in Surjani town under low-cost housing scheme for the poor.