BRT Probe Halted.


The Peshawar government's decision to move the Supreme Court (SC) against the High Court's order directing the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe alleged irregularities in the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project comes with a lot of criticism that has been surrounding the project since its inception. The amount of money that was injected into the project surpassed the limit initially decided by the authorities, leaving a sum of multi-billion rupees being spent on the lack of planning and designing, negligence in the execution of work, and poor management of the project. The probe would allow the authorities along with the public to understand how public funds were spent and whether or not the project was feasible, to begin with.

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government certainly wanted to join the list of regimes that provided such services to the masses as opposed to the projects of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) - the only regime capable of execution of such mass projects. The Peshawar BRT controversy started right when the government was not able to choose the right track for the bus service, as the path right now chokes the entire city, leaving very little green patches and increasing air pollution by manifolds, resulting in inconvenience...

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