ProPropertyNewsFederal Cabinet Agrees on Proposal to Settle Controversy over Bhara Kahu Bypass Project

Federal Cabinet Agrees on Proposal to Settle Controversy over Bhara Kahu Bypass Project

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has accepted the committee’s recommendations for resolving the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) land usage issue related to the Bhara Kahu bypass project.

As per the details, multiple concerns were expressed by the university’s registrar in a response sent to the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

To settle the dispute, a cabinet committee was established by prime minister Shehbaz Sharif to finalize recommendations for the bypass project.

According to sources, a section of QAU’s property is traversed by the track of bypass, which is currently under development to which a petition was filed by university lecturers opposing the usage of the property that led IHC Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb to halt the project in October.

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The details show that the judge said in his order sheet on November 4th “Given the urgency of the situation, I am of the opinion that the federal government ought to play the role of a mediator between the petitioners and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in order to resolve the disagreement.”

It should be noted that the federal cabinet meeting conducted on Wednesday included the Bhara Kahu bypass project as its agenda issue, during which the committee approved the subcommittee’s recommendations and decided to inform the IHC of its recommendations, in the next hearing.

Besides, the university’s deans, chairpersons, and directors unanimously opposed building the bypass road through the QAU’s property during a meeting held on November 28.


  1. In my opinion University land can be used in large public interest. The land is owned by Govt. of Pakistan not the professors who have filed case.

  2. All the professors and staff of QAU unanimously got Planning of housing scheme on University’s land and got plots alloted thru their Society. When people went to the court, QAU defended so much that Government allowed thru FGEHF to reserve entire G-14/4 for QAU housing scheme allottees to save the land from selling out to individual professors. Today instead of accommodating public at large interest they are trying to sabotage the long awaited project to solve misery of citizens. Insensitive attitude on part of QAU.

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