Amendments to LDA Act suggested

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LAHORE – Existing law for acquiring land for new housing schemes needs to be amended and a friendly mode of acquisition may be adopted on the basis of land sharing with the landholders to cope with the rising demand of housing in the provincial metropolis.

The land owners may be given compensation in the form of developed plots equal to one third of the land surrendered by them for a scheme. A high-level meeting to review amendments in LDA Act 1975 recommended this on Saturday. The meeting was participated by Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, MNA Khawaja Saad Rafique, Commissioner Lahore Division Jawad Rafiq Malik, District Coordination Officer Noor-ul-Amin Mengal, Director General Lahore Development Authority Ahad  Cheema, Additional Director General (Housing) Irfan Bhatti, Chief Metropolitan Planner Waseem Ahmed Khan and other officers concerned.
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