Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said Friday the government would move the Supreme Court after the Lahore High Court (LHC) nullified the Ravi Urban Development Project.

Prime minister during his visit to Rakh Jhok forest said that this time the case would be presented in a better manner to appraise the court about the significance of the project in view of urban development and civic facilities, further saying that the case was not presented correctly in LHC.

PM Imran Khan said wealth creation would help run 40 affiliated industries.


“We need to set up new cities in view of the growing population, otherwise we will not be able to provide civic facilities to people,” he said.

The premier mentioned that Lahore in near future could face similar civic problems like Karachi as a result of unplanned urban development.

The LHC on Tuesday had declared the Ravi Riverfront Urban Development Project (RRUDP) illegal while announcing a verdict on the petitions against the project.

The court also declared Section 4 of the Ravi Urban Development Authority (amendment) Ordinance 2021 unlawful and unconstitutional.

The mentioned section is contradictory to Article 144 of the Constitution of Pakistan, it said.