Pakistan government has relaxed rules and regulations to allow the construction of second tallest building in the country in Lahore.

Sardar Usman Buzdar, Chief Minister Punjab, said that rules and regulations would be relaxed to encourage construction of the multi storey buildings in the city.

Lahore Development Authority (LDA), the Chief minister directed the committee constituted for this purpose to give final shape to the rules and regulations in this regard to allow construction of skyscrapers in Lahore — the second-largest city in the country after Karachi.

The approval comes in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for encouraging construction of high-rise buildings to save precious land. The foundation story for the first ever high rise building in Lahore will laid at Johar Town’s Finance and Trade Centre (FTC).

The tower will have a commercial areas, and the head office of a leading private company, will be 500 feet tall. It will be the second tallest building in the country after a 62 storey (938 feet) Bahria Icon Tower in Karachi.

The 42 storeys tower has parking for 420 vehicles, while 16 percent of the area allocation of car parking lots is for motorcycle parking. It will have a water treatment plant that will be used for chillers and horticulture. The tower will be constructed by the Orient Group of Companies.

Source: Gulf News

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