ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has begun to review an appeal submitted by five faculty members of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) against the construction of the Bhara Kahu Bypass, involving the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA).
According to the details, the court has issued notices to the Capital Development Authority and Pakistan Environment Protection Agency.
The division bench, led by IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Saman Rafat Imtiaz, has asked the lawyer representing the petitioners to prove their standing to file the appeal.
The lawyer, Advocate Kashif Ali Malik, claimed that the petitioners were concerned citizens who had filed the appeal in the public interest.
The bench acknowledged that the construction of the bypass was also intended to serve the public interest.
The appeal challenges the decision made by a single-member bench that granted permission for the construction of the bypass, which is a part of Margalla Road, within the QAU campus on December 13, 2022.