Islamabad: PM Shahbaz Sharif has formed a cabinet committee to finalize the long-lasting Bhara Kahu Bypass Project recommendations. The recommendations would soon be presented to the federal cabinet. The committee will finalize recommendations within five days. The work on the project has already been started. However, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail on a petition filed by the QAU teachers against the use of a portion of the university used under the project. The work on the remaining portion of the 7.4 KM Bypass Project is in full swing. On Friday, an additional attorney general informed the IHC that under the directives of the PM a cabinet committee had been formed to finalize recommendations regarding the project.
As per details, the notification was issued by Secretary to PM Dr. Syed Tauqir Shah on Thursday. According to the notification a cabinet committee has been constituted in this connection which comprises Minister for Law and Justice Sardar Ayaz Sadiq (convener) and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, While Adviser to the PM Qamar Zaman Kaira, the secretary interior, secretary Federal Education and Professional Training, the chairman CDA, vice chancellor QAU and Additional Attorney General Munawar Iqbal Duggal will be members of the committee. The notification further added, “The Prime Minister has further been pleased to direct that since the issue at hand is of public importance and high priority, therefore, the Committee shall prepare its recommendations within a period of five days and place the same before the Federal Cabinet for decision/deliberation.”
The National Logistics Cell (NLC), The CDA Contractor, has been doing piling work on the one-kilometer flyover project, a part of the Bhara Kahu bypass. Out of the total length of 5.33 KM, 4km is grade road, and 1.33km is elevated (flyover). The project is worth Rs6.5 billion and is to be completed within four months as directed by the prime minister. It is worth mentioning that over the past few years, with a lot of traffic jams and hustle and bustle the Bhara Kahu area of Murree Road has turned out to be one of the most crucial points of public worry in the capital city. The ever-increasing population of the area with many people traveling to Murree and Azad Kashmir has made Bhara Kahu the point of frequent traffic jams and growing congestion. This congestion is creating serious problems for travelers in general and the people of the area in particular.