February 2012

LAHORE: sub-standard housing societies eating up the historical city

By Tariq Farid

The mushroom growth of ill-planned and sub-standard housing societies has marred the charm of the historical city of Lahore, as around 90 percent of the new housing schemes are built in violation with the set rules and regulations of development and maintenance.

Daily Times has learnt that of the 231 housing societies across the metropolis that have been approved by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), over 75 percent are either undeveloped or partially developed. Hence, only 25 percent societies are developed of which most are poorly maintained.Read More »LAHORE: sub-standard housing societies eating up the historical city