CM, KP, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti is expected to give a formal approval for the construction of a multi-billion rupees mega city near Peshawar by first week of March, a government official said.
The city will be named as Asfadryar City after the name of his party head . Asfandyar City to be built over 14,000 acres at an estimated cost of about Rs160 billion is being considered as the biggest housing scheme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“This will cater to our housing needs for the next two, three decades and will reduce pressure on Peshawar,” director general, Peshawar Development Authority, Qazi Mohammad Laiq told the press .
“It will include a medical city and an educational city. Planning will be done on modern lines. It is going to be the jewel of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” he remarked.
The Planning and Development Department has approved its concept papers and a request has been made to the chief minister Hoti to convene a meeting to give formal approval, said Mr Qazi who expects the groundbreaking ceremony of Asfandyar City somewhere in June, 2012. “Asfandyar City will be bigger than Hayatabad and Regi Model Town put together,” he revealed.