Ban lifted on high rising buildings in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet has decided to lift the ban on high rising buildings in Islamabad.

Briefing the media after the Federal Cabinet meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, the Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that it has been decided in the meeting that any builder who wants to construct skyscrapers in the Federal Capital will not have to obtain permission from Capital Development Authority (CDA) or Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

The minister informed that Prime Minister Imran Khan has also directed CDA and Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to not to extend the cities further.

Cabinet approves new Civil Aviation Policy

Fawad Chaudhry told that the Federal Cabinet also approved a new Civil Aviation Policy to promote tourism and give boost to aviation industry in the Country. He said that a decision was also made to review agreements with all international airlines.

About Kartarpur Corridor, the minister informed that the corridor will be opened for the Sikh Community in November 2019 to travel to the Kartarpur shrine.

The information minister said that in order to ensure the required arrangements and facilitate the Sikh pilgrims, a new 10-member Pakistan Gurdawar Parbandhak Committee has been constituted.

In addition, he told that the Federal Cabinet also approved a Rs 2 billion Ramzan package to provide relief to people during the holy month.

The minister also informed media that the Cabinet also decided to extend the Lahore-Delhi Bus Service for another five years to facilitate the divided families.