On May 24, Lahore High Court (LHC) instructed the
Lahore Development Authority (LDA) to collaborate with the Urban Development
Unit and advised both authorities to devise terms of reference (ToRs) for the
revision of the Lahore Master Plan 2050.
The Lahore High Court also advised LDA to hire a focal
person for this task while extending a stay on the implementation of the Lahore
Master Plan 2050. These Orders were given by Justice Shahid Karim while
presiding over a petition to challenge the Lahore master plan 2050 by some
The petitioners mentioned that the agricultural area
of Lahore has been shifted into the urban areas without proper justification
and stated that a huge number of green life will be lost. To save the city’s
environment the Lahore master plan 2050 should be changed.