“My vision for future cities is to allow buildings to rise vertically and ensure more green areas in Pakistan. As it is one of the most environmentally threatened countries.” -- PM Imran Khan
Afterwards, the premier announced that he would avoid large sprawling built-up areas and would also allow the easier provision of amenities to high-rise building projects in Pakistan.
The expansion of high-rise buildings began as a vital necessity when urban areas were no longer to expand horizontally, so needed to grow vertically. High population growth rate in urban areas means that land prices rise high, small room for expansion on the peripheries of the city and thus high-rise buildings provided a solution: more area for commercial as well as residential spaces within the country.
The federal cabinet had approved the PM’s initiative of permitting construction of high-rise buildings in the capital. And same would go for the housing projects in Lahore and other major cities.
“Emphasis on vertical structure is the need of the hour in view of the increased population and fast depleting green belts, especially in major cities of the country.” -- PM Imran Khan
Before that, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) used to encourage horizontal construction as the maximum height allowed for a building in the capital is approximately 420ft. Within 3 to 5 years, it is estimated that there will be an inception regarding recurrent construction of apartments in Lahore as compared to horizontal development.
High-rise buildings give a prompt answer for the lack of space in the city. A number of individuals can live nearer to their occupations and loved ones. It additionally expels the requirement for expanding the city by taking significant areas like agricultural grounds neighboring it.
Also, high-rise structures enable the city's horizon to be progressively perceptible. The structure itself gives a dazzling perspective on the surrounding city and gives a visual favorable position over different structures. The city additionally turns out to be increasingly perceptible and supports maintenance of territories encompassing the structure.
Obviously changing from a regular city to a horizon commanded by high rises buildings is troublesome for a nation like Pakistan. A little advance could be to fuse tall structures into development projects which incorporate both business and private spaces, similar to shopping centers with apartments on upper floors. Furthermore, soon after, there will be towers for workplaces and others for living.