ISLAMABAD: Members of Quaid e Azam University’s faculty have filed a petition in the high court against the University’s property used for the Bara Kahu bypass.
The petition has been filed by professors, Dr. Aziz ur Rehman, Ilhan Niaz, and Aqeel Bukhari, and associate professors Asif Ali and Amir Ali.
The petition was filed through the council Advocate Kashif Ali Malik.
As per the petition, the new alignment of the bypass cuts through the university campus and divides the south side (toward Bara Kahu) from the north side (toward Margalla).
The petition also states that the bypass is positioned at a very close distance to the university’s residential colony putting the students and faculty at risk.
It is also mentioned in the petition that CDA has decided to use the university’s land for noneducational use; however, the university has its own master plan to use the land for future extensions.
Earlier, A joint working committee (JAC) was also established under the direction of QAU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mohammad Ali to finalize suggestions for addressing all unresolved issues between the varsity and the CDA.
According to the details, Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb will be hearing the partition today dated 18th October 2022.
It is important to mention that the University was allocated 1,709 acres of land by CDA in 1967, however, the society still lacks 200 acres of land as some of the land is under the control of encroachers.
Additionally, the petitioners asked the court to avert its decision to use QAU land for the above-said project.