Federal cabinet approves high-rise buildings in Islamabad

Islamabad: The federal cabinet approved on Tuesday the construction of high-rise buildings in Islamabad. In February, the government had asked the Capital Development Authority and Civil Aviation Authority to submit a plan to allow the construction of the buildings without any height restriction. The LDA and CDA were instructed that cities should be built vertically, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry while addressing a press conference. “The cabinet has finished the height restrictions now.” The builders will no longer need to get any NOC (no-objection certificate) from the CAA or CDA before constructing any buildings now, he said. The decision to expand Islamabad vertically was taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan because of the increasing population in the federal capital and for the preservation of green areas. “We hope this will attract investment in Islamabad,” said the federal minister.