CDA Allows Construction of Skyscrapers in Pakistan

The construction of skyscrapers in Islamabad has been approved by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). CDA has allowed the development of soaring high commercial buildings in the federal capital following the approval by the federal cabinet.

At a meeting held on Monday, the board agreed to construct skyscrapers in Islamabad. The board meeting was headed by Amir Ali Ahmed, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) chief, and CDA Chairman.

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A few matters were discussed by the board that includes the development of a commercial strip in sector I-9, altering the road names, canceling plots and restoration policy, by-laws, alteration in the floor-area ratio (FAR), development of Sector I-15 and transferring land to the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF).

It was decided by the board that high-rise buildings can be constructed along with the areas that have a right-of-way (ROW) of 300 yards in Blue Area, Sectors G-8, G-9, G-10, G-11, and the Kashmir Highway.

CDA sources said that the new policies will be applicable to new buildings and the prevailing multi-story buildings including Class-III, there will be no alterations in permissions.

The board further agreed that only the large plots will be used for sky-scrapers. Contractors will be obliged to show the plan of the prospective building along with the number of saplings that will be planted within the boundaries of the building.

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