PDA allows construction of high rise buildings


Staff Reporter


The board meeting of Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) chaired by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan Tuesday approved addition of new clause in existing building bylaws to allow construction of high rise buildings.
The meeting among others was attended by Provincial Minister for Finance Taimur Salim Jhagra, Special Assistant to the CM on Local Government Kamran Bangash, Advisor to the CM on Information Ajmal Wazir, Administrative Secretaries of Local Government, Finance, Environment and Planning Departments, Principal Secretary to CM, Deputy Commissioner Peshawar, Director General PDA, Representative of Local Government Peshawar and other relevant officials.
After addition of new clause, construction of buildings with more than ten stories would also be permitted in jurisdiction of PDA. The approval was required for allowing construction of high rise buildings in view of growing urbanization in provincial capital and to contain increasing consumption of agricultural land for construction purpose. Addressing the meeting, chief minister termed construction of high rise buildings a need to cater to increasing demands of fast growing urbanization in the city.