PDA allows construction of high-rise buildings

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PESHAWAR: The Board of Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) has approved the addition of a new clause in the existing building by-laws of the PDA to allow the construction of high-rise buildings (More than 10 stories) in the provincial capital as buildings with more than 10 stories were not allowed before this decision.

The approval was given in the 3rd board meeting of the PDA held on Tuesday. The Chief Minister Mahmood Khan chaired the meeting, whereas Provincial Minister for Finance Taimur Saleem Jhagra, Special Assistant to CM on Local Government Kamran Bangash, Advisor to CM on Information Ajmal Wazir, Administrative Secretaries of Local Government, Finance, Environment and P & D departments, Principal Secretary to CM, DC Peshawar, DG PDA and other stake holders were also in attendance.

While addressing the participants of the meeting, the Chief Minister termed the construction of high rise buildings as a dire need of the hour to cater the requirements of fast growing urbanization in the city, adding that it would also attract more investment in real estate sector.

The meeting also approved the handing over of the proposed Peshawar Model Housing Scheme from Provincial Housing Authority to PDA for execution and implementation, whereas the shifting of PDA’s head office from Hayatabad to Regi Model Town was approved as well.

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