Lahore: According to a news source, The Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to revise the legislation governing housing schemes on agricultural land.
In his judgment, LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan provided 12 points to the authorities on the petition filed against the construction of housing schemes upon agricultural land and green parks. The court ordered that the modified legislation be presented to the Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, the Cabinet, and the provincial assembly for approval. The court ordered that the revised legislation bill be given to the Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab, the Cabinet, and the Provincial Assembly for approval.
Therefore, the vital judgment points were as follows :
•In the city will be developed green belts along with major roads.
•Lahore Metropolitan Corporation (LMC ) and Lahore Development Authority (LDA) are instructed to identify the land to establish small urban forests.
•For all housing societies, the relevant departments should ensure the provision of civil facilities.
•For vertical building development curbs that execute awareness camping, agricultural land for housing societies is used.
•2% land set aside for a graveyard as per the Punjab Private Housing Schemes rules in each housing society.
•With the funds of Philanthropists to built urban forests, use public-private partnerships.
•Each housing project will allocate 30 % of land for the construction of apartments and high-rise buildings.
In the said judgement, LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan has directed the LDA to complete the master plan and prohibited the provincial government from transferring the Director-General of the authority until the city’s master plan is finished. All of this must be executed by DEC 2021.