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Vertical buildings for more green space: PM Khan’s vision for cities

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again, stressing the need for environmental protection, said that his vision for the cities is to have vertical buildings of international safety standards to allow more green spaces.

In his Twitter post today, the premier wrote, “My vision for our future cities: to allow buildings to rise vertically & allow for more green spaces as Pak is one of the most environmentally-threatened countries. Avoiding large sprawling built-up areas will also allow the easier provision of amenities to our urban dwellers.”

“Our arable land is being eaten up by housing societies and has grave consequences for our food security in the future. Also, we are in the process of making laws to allow buildings, built to international safety standards, to go as high as in other cities across the world,” said PM Khan

Earlier on Friday, a high-level meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair in Lahore decided to impose a ban on the use of agricultural land for housing schemes.

According to the Spokesman of Punjab Chief Minister, the meeting also approved a strategy to reduce the use of agriculture land for other purposes. The Spokesperson said that the Punjab government will now focus on vertical growth in buildings without increasing the ground coverage.

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Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Provincial Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Public Health Engineering, Mian Mehmood-ur-Rashid and other senior officials attended the meeting