Residential plots for journalists to be reserved
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar on Saturday announced that for facilitation of working journalists, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting managed to reserve a good number of residential plots in Islamabad for them.
The minister, while presenting the federal budget for fiscal year 2009-10, said the government will also take affordable housing initiative under a phased programme for the low-income population through community participation and squatter-settlement regulation. She said in this budget, tax credit limit on interest paid on loans for construction of a new house or acquisition off a house is proposed to be enhanced from Rs500,000 to 750,000.
Source: The News