Lahore Development Authority Expands Jurisdiction to Kasur, Nankana, Sheikhupura

Lahore, The Punjab Government has officially expanded the jurisdiction of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to include the districts of Kasur, Sheikhupura, and Nankana Sahib. This extension grants the LDA the power to approve housing schemes and land-use conversion cases in these areas, a move aimed at streamlining urban development and land management across the Lahore division.

According to Zameen.Com, the decision to extend LDA's authority was made during the 35th meeting of the caretaker government on January 10, marking a significant shift in the governance of land use and the approval of private housing schemes. Prior to this, the responsibility lay with local governments within the Lahore division, which are currently dissolved pending the establishment of elected local governments.

The Local Government and Community Development Department (LG and CD) has directed administrators and chief officers of these dissolved local governments to transfer all relevant records concerning private housing schemes and land-use conversions to the LDA. This move is expected to facilitate a more centralized and efficient process for land management and urban development in the extended jurisdiction, reflecting the government's efforts to enhance regulatory oversight and urban planning in the rapidly growing regions surrounding Lahore.