News sources said that on November 14, the board of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad set up a committee to make recommendations for changes to the zoning rules of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
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Waseem Hayat Bajwa, a member of the planning committee, will be in charge of putting the final touches on the committee’s recommendations and proposed rules. They will then be sent to the federal cabinet for final approval. The rules will be written with the zoning laws of 1992 in mind.
Reports say that the CDA board has agreed to make legal 50,000 acres of land in Zone-III. This area includes a lot of the Margalla Hills National Park and the villages near it.
It’s important to note that the CDA is changing its rules for the first time since 1992 in order to make things easier for the people who live there. Zone III is very important, though, because of its green land and wildlife. Local governments, environmental groups, and non-government groups have asked the government to pass laws that will protect the green nature of the zone.