ISLAMABAD: The Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) section of the Bhara Kahu bypass project is crucial to the public interest, according to the cabinet committee that was established by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to finalize recommendations on the project.
As per the details, the Ministers for Law and Justice Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb termed that the road project is in accordance with Islamabad’s master plan and regulations.
According to the cabinet committee, after the project is completed, Murree Road’s traffic flow would be improved, making it an easy route for commuters.
In addition, it was recommended that the CDA carry out its commitments to Quaid-e-Azam University and create rules and regulations that take into account the changes made by the cabinet committee.
Furthermore, Qamar Zaman Kaira, the federal interior secretary, the federal education secretary, the CDA chairman, the vice chancellor of QAU, and the deputy attorney general Munawar Iqbal Duggal were also members of the cabinet committee.
The committee stated that the Bahra Kahu bypass project was the most crucial requirement at the moment, adding that, the site had been unoccupied for a considerable amount of time and that the project’s completion would not have a detrimental effect on the university’s research and educational endeavors.
Besides, the petitioner, a university professor, claimed that the alternative property being handed to the university was of poor economic value, to which the cabinet committee responded that 225 kanals of alternative land were being provided to the QAU, and the university syndicate had no objections to the initiative.
Additionally, a fact sheet on the QAU land and the Bara Kahu bypass project has been made available by the QAU Joint Action Committee.
According to the fact sheet, the initiative to build a bypass around Bhara Kahu would have a significant impact on the institution as the campus would be divided into 2 non-fenced sections.
The fact sheet also observed that the proposal divides the whole front of the university on Murree Road from the main campus, minimizing the chances that the university would have dedicated road access leading from Murree Road.