Islamabad: The government has made the decision to lift ban on the construction of high-rise buildings near the airports in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Multan, according to a news report. The final decision on this matter has been taken in principle, and has to be officially approved by the federal cabinet.
The date for the federal cabinet meeting for this purpose is yet to be determined, but will be quite soon. The meeting’s agenda will constitute 12 points, out of which three pertain to the aviation ministry. The government recently allowed the construction of high-rise buildings in the capital, with Prime Minister Imran Khan encouraging this endeavour.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) will update Islamabad’s master plan accordingly. The development authorities of Lahore, Karachi, and Multan will also make changes to their relevant bylaws to allow high-rises near airports. The cabinet will instruct the relevant authorities to make these changes to accommodate the construction of high-rise buildings.