Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that construction of housing units under Naya Pakistan Housing Programme would provide shelter to the poor people. In a series of tweets, she said the procedure would be simplified besides extending facilitation to those associated with the construction sector. She said the abolition of sales tax during the construction phase, reduction of capital value tax, the imposition of fixed tax and issuance of e-statement papers would prove to be an important milestone in taking forward the construction sector. She said procedures pertaining to approvals and NOCs for Naya Pakistan Housing Programme were being cut to a great extent. She was confident that the development of the construction sector would generate economic activity and create immense job opportunities for the youth. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government launched the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme for the provision of affordable housing facility to citizens. The housing project aims to provide five million housing units to the low-income population. It will also directly benefit forty different industries related to the construction business, as per Prime Minister Imran Khan.