LAHORE: The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has given approval to start 23 new businesses within the limits of Lahore division, Pakistan Today learnt on Friday.
A meeting of the LDA’s planning and design committee was held under the chairmanship of Director General (DG) Ahmad Aziz Tararr.
The meeting approved to start new businesses and recommended to send a case to the authority’s governing body for approval to start area development projects at six different places in Lahore division.
During the meeting, the DG warned that the permission of new businesses can only be used for the intended purposes and in case of deviation from the purposes, the permission for commercialisation will be revoked.
“The LDA has begun implementing land use regulations, designed to promote business activities, and approving applications, pending for two years, of starting new businesses,” Tarrar said.
The spokesperson of LDA informed that permissions are also being sought from the citizens to start some modern style businesses, including indoor sports complexes in residential areas and restaurants in industrial areas.
The spokesperson further informed that during the meeting of the committee, changes in land use within the limits of Lahore division for setting up three schools, eight petrol pumps or filling stations, an LPG storage site, a university, two indoor sports complexes, two rehabilitation centres, a community centre and a restaurant were also approved.
“In addition, the LDA officials are also conducting massive operations against illegal occupants. The staff members of the State Management Directorate II have conducted an operation against illegal occupants in Garden Town and Sabzazar Scheme, and retrieved two plots worth billions of rupees,” he said.