ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Qazi Faez Isa, in a recent meeting with the Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Syndicate, has instructed the university administration to liaise with the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for an alternative piece of land. This comes as a replacement for the land utilized in the Bharakahu Bypass project.
The meeting, chaired by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Niaz Ahmed, saw the attendance of representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education, the Higher Education Commission (HEC), and other syndicate members. The members sought the chief justice’s assistance in reclaiming over 500 acres of university land currently under encroachment.
Justice Isa assured the members that he would adhere to the directives of the Islamabad High Court in this regard.
In a significant move, the meeting also decided on the revival of student unions at QAU. To oversee this initiative, a committee, headed by the Federal Secretary of Education, Wasim Ajmal, has been established. The committee’s primary task is to draft comprehensive rules and guidelines for the functioning of these student bodies.
Moreover, Justice Qazi Faez Isa expressed his concerns over the militarized presence on the university premises. He emphasized that educational institutions should be devoid of armed forces and remain a zone free from weapons and illicit substances.