PM Imran Khan unveils his vision for future cities

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled on Saturday what he described as his vision for future of Pakistan’s urban areas.

Taking to Twitter in hist first message since the Balakot standoff between Pakistan and India, Imran Khan said that his government wanted to allow buildings to rise vertically and allow for more green spaces.

Khan noted that Pakistan was one of the most environmentally-threatened countries in the world.
The prime minister was of the view that avoiding large sprawling built-up areas will allow easier provision of amenities to the country’s urban dwellers.

“My vision for our future cities: to allow buildings to rise vertically & allow for more green spaces as Pak is one of the the most environmentally-threatened countries. Avoiding large sprawling built-up areas will also allow easier provision of amenities to our urban dwellers,” PM tweeted.

Khan said that land was being eaten up by housing societies which may have grave consequences for the country’s food security in future.

“Our arable land is being eaten up by housing societies and has grave consequences for our food security in the future. Also, we are in the process of making laws to allow buildings, built to international safety standards, to go as high as in other cities across the world.”

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