Sheikhupura, Kasur, and Nankana No Longer Part Of The LDA

Sheikhupura, Kasur, and Nankana no longer part of the LDA

LAHORE: Governor issues ordinance to limit LDA’s powers

Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar limited the powers of the Lahore Development Authority to Lahore (LDA) by modifying the Lahore Development Authority Act of 1975.

Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar, during his acknowledgment of the demands of provincial ministers, assembly members and the public, limited the powers of the Lahore Development Authority to Lahore and modify the Lahore Development Authority Act of 1975.

After the amendments, Sheikhupura, Kasur, and Nankana are no longer part of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA)

Background of Sheikhupura


Sheikhupura, also known as Qila Sheikhupura is a city in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Founded by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir in 1607, Sheikhupura is the 16th largest city of Pakistan by population and is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District. The city is an industrial center, and satellite town, located about 38 km northwest of Lahore. It is also connected to District Kasur.

Background of Kasur

Kasur romanized as Qasur; from Arabic Qasr meaning “palace” is a city to south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. The city serves as the headquarters of Kasur District. Kasur is the 24th largest city of Pakistan by population. It is also known for being the burial place of the 17th-century Sufi-poet Bulleh Shah. It is farther west of the border with neighboring India, and bordered to Lahore, Sheikhupura, and the Okara District of Punjab Province.

Background of Nankana Sahib 

Nankana saib

Nankana Sahib romanized: (nankana sahib); Punjabi:, romanized: (nankaṇa sāhab) is a city and capital of Nankana Sahib District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is named after the first Guru of the SikhsGuru Nanak, who was born in the city and first began preaching here. Nankana Sahib is the most important religious site for the Sikh religion. It is located about 91 km (57 mi) west of Lahore and about 75 km (47 mi) east of Faisalabad According to the census of 2017 the city has a population of 79,540 inhabitants Until 2005, it was the part of Sheikhupura District

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Speaking at the event of issuance the ordinance, the governor narrated that the people, ministers and assembly members of the three districts constantly demanded that the districts be removed from the borders of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA).

The PTI government makes decisions based on people’s aspirations and helping people in all areas are the government’s top priority.

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