In light of Lahore’s increasing population and numerous urban issues, the government has decided to bifurcate the district of Lahore into City and Saddar districts. Accordingly, five new tehsils will be created in the two proposed districts.
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Lahore has been directed to prepare a PC-2 to conduct an impact assessment study for geographic and social/cultural cohesion. Consultancy services will be hired for this purpose under the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Rules to ensure that the historic charter of the city remains intact during the division.
The City District will comprise the tehsils of the city, Thokar Niaz Baig, Model Town, Kahna, and Raiwind while the Saddar district will comprise the tehsils of Ferozewala, Kot Abdul Malik, Shalimar, the Cantonment, and Harbanspura. Each tehsil will be further divided into numerous revenue circles.
The City tehsil will include the Lahore Khaas, Shahdara, Naulakha, Sanda, the Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA), and Sharaqpur circles and the Thokar Niaz Baig tehsil will comprise the Thokar Niaz Baig, Chuhng, and Maraka circles.
Similarly, Model Town will comprise the Ichhra and Nawan Kot qanungois, Kahna will have the Kahna, Kamahan, and Pandoki qanungois, and the Raiwind tehsil will include the Raiwind, Paji, Manga, and Kasur district qanungois.
The minutes of a meeting held on 3 December under the chairmanship of the Senior Member of the Board of Revenue, Babar Hayat Tarar stated:
“The participants were apprised that the meeting of the technical group had convened to discuss the progress upon the implementation of the decision taken during the meeting of the technical group held on Nov 26, 2020. The Lahore DC explained that the proposal of the creation of two new administrative districts, namely Lahore City and Lahore Saddar, in the present Lahore city district has been discussed with the Sheikhupura DC and further rationalized”.