Peshawar: According to news reports, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet adopted the proposed KP Land Use and Building Control Authority Act, 2021 on Thursday (October 7) to prevent illegal development on agricultural land and unplanned city expansion. CM Mahmood Khan presided over a meeting that included Chief Secretary Dr Kazim Niaz, province ministers, and administrative secretaries.

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According to sources, this legislation was the first of its sort in the country, according to Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Information and Public Relations Kamran Khan Bangash. The proposed legislation will also assist restrict the trend of uncontrolled urbanisation and commercialisation of cities, as well as conserve agricultural land, according to the report.

More information on the legislation was provided, including the fact that it will apply to all sorts of structures. It will also tell property developers about the land’s intended use. Building control authorities will be established as a result of this legislation, which will aid in master planning and land use in all districts.

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In the inaugural meeting of the KP building control authority, CM’s adviser Kamran Khan stated that the CM has asked the officials responsible to produce master plans for six cities. CM Mahmood Khan has ordered that master planning for 20 districts be completed by December 2022. The cabinet passed the Public Properties Amendment Act, 2021, in principle, according to Special Assistant to CM Bangash.

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