LAHORE: Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the Chief Minister of Punjab, has approved the Master Plan-2050 for the provincial capital, Lahore. He has also agreed to a one-window operation system for Pakistanis living abroad in Lahore Development Authority (LDA) housing schemes.
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Elahi told a meeting of the LDA Governing Body on Monday that Pakistanis living abroad would be able to buy plots from the authority in one day. The option to move the plot would be available on the same day. The chief minister said that foreign investors’ money was safe. He said again that they would not be bothered by any bureaucratic problems.
Elahi said that the master plan would take into account the housing needs of the growing population, and that people who live in the suburbs would get the same services as people who live in the city. This would make Lahore less crowded. He also said that large-scale planting will be done to make buffer zones.
He also said that public transportation would be made more modern. In addition, interchanges and flyovers would be built to make getting around easier. He said that instead of buying more land for farming, people should be encouraged to build taller buildings.
The meeting also agreed to build an overhead bridge at Azadi Chowk for motorcyclists and a flyover and underpass at Akbar Chowk to get rid of the traffic signals there. Changes were also made to the LDA Building and Zoning Regulation for 2019.
The board agreed to start talks to buy land in Johar Town and Chak Mozang and to settle disagreements about LDA Avenue-1. A development subcommittee for the LDA schemes was also given the green light.
There will also be parliamentarians on the committee. It was also decided to deal with the unresolved problems in Mouza Kharak, Khyber Block, Allama Iqbal Town, and Gulshan Ravi in a way that is in line with the law and judicial orders.
The deadline for paying off LDA Avenue-1 arrears was extended, and the Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning Agency (TEPA) could start working on new projects again.
The decisions from the LDA governing body’s last meeting and the regularisation of pending plots in Johar Town were also approved. A consultant on master planning gave a detailed report to the people at the meeting. We also talked about economic development, regional strategy, and other things.
Provincial Senior Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, Adviser Aamir Saeed Raan, former principal secretary GM Sikandar, Vice Chairman Sheikh Imtiaz Mahmood, parliamentarians Sadia Sohail Rana, Malik Mukhtar Ahmad, Muhammad Atif, Aamir Riaz Qureshi, and Tariq Sana Bajwa, secretaries, and others were at the meeting.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi congratulated PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other winners in Saturday’s by-elections to the national and provincial assemblies.
In a statement, he said that in the history of the country, no one had ever won six seats in the National Assembly at the same time.
“Imran Khan’s win is Pakistan’s win, and the results show that Imran Khan is Pakistan’s most popular leader,” he said. Imran Khan has beaten the 13-party alliance clean-bowl, which is bad news for the PDM. He said that the people had put the last nail in the coffin of the corrupt people.
The chief minister said that the people had full faith in the PTI leadership and that they had voted against the government that was brought in from outside. In his message for the International Day for the Eradication of, CM Pevaiz Elahi also said. that the coronavirus and floods had made poverty worse. “Let’s double down on our fight against poverty and build a society that not only doesn’t have poverty but also gives the poor more power,” he said.