PM forms cabinet committee on Bhara Kahu bypass road project.

ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has formed a cabinet committee for finalising recommendations on the Bhara Kahu bypass project, which would be presented before the federal cabinet for a final decision.

The committee is supposed to finalise the recommendations within five days.

The alignment of the under-construction Bhara Kahu bypass project also crosses a portion of Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). Last month, Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted stay on a petition filed by the university teachers against the use of the university's land for the project. However, work on the remaining portion of the road project continues at full pace.

When IHC's Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb resumed hearing of the case on Friday, an additional attorney general informed him that on the direction of the court a cabinet committee had been formed which will finalise its recommendations and place them before the cabinet meeting.

IHC extends stay on work on QAU land

He also shared a copy of the notification for constituting the committee with the court. The notification was issued by Secretary to PM Dr Syed Tauqir Shah on Thursday.

The notification said the prime minister, in term of rules 17(2) of Rules of Business 1973, and in the light of observance/directions made by IHC has been pleased to constitute a cabinet committee, comprising Minister for Law and Justice Sardar Ayaz Sadiq (convener) and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb.

By special invitation, 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 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...

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