Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) board on Monday (November 14) formed a committee to finalize recommendations for the amendments in zoning regulations of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), news sources reported.
The committee, led by member planning Waseem Hayat Bajwa, will finalise its recommendations and proposed rules within 15 days and offer them to the federal cabinet for final approval. The regulations will be proposed with 1992’s zoning regulations in mind.
According to reports, the CDA board has agreed to legalise 50,000 acres of land in Zone-III, which includes much of the Margall Hills National Park and the nearby villages.
It is worth noting that the CDA is amending its regulations for the first time since 1992, in order to accommodate the residents. However, because of its green terrain and wildlife, Zone III is of great significance. Local authorities, environmental organisations, and non-governmental organisations have petitioned the authorities to pass laws that will protect the zone’s green nature.