ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Cabinet Tuesday approved the constitution of Naya Pakistan Housing Authority under which 135,000 housing units would be built across the country.

Briefing journalists about decisions taken in the cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the prime minister would inaugurate the project in Islamabad where 25,000 housing units would be constructed and 110,000 units in Balochistan. He said a special town would be built under the scheme for Gwadar fishermen.

The cabinet also approved a proposal to build a Media University, he said adding the objective was to give modern technological training to the future media professionals.

Hussain said the university was being set up with merger of existing academies of Pakistan Television, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation and Information Service. Media technology, digital media, cinematography and other modern media techniques would be taught at the university. He said he may visit China soon to seek professional cooperation for the Media University, a flagship project of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.