SC to hear Peshawar BRT case on May 5
April 30, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) case on May 5. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin will hear the case. Notices have been issued to the parties, including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advocate general. On March 18, the Supreme Court had adjourned hearing of the case for one month. A bench headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial and comprising of Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed had heard the case filed by the Peshawar Department Authority against Peshawar High Court verdict regarding structural change in the project. During the hearing, the court questioned that when the project will be completed and what its actual cost was? The KP government’s counsel said that the project would be completed by July 31, while the work on the project started in 2018. He maintained that the design of the project was also changed several times. The SC ordered authorities concerned to present details of the project in terms of its cost and completion and sought details of the undertaking from KP government. “A plaintiff moved the PHC to stop development work of the BRT project in front of his house. However, the PHC issued a verdict which the petitioner had not even requested for,” the lawyer stated. The court set aside the Peshawar High Court verdict that ordered the FIA to probe into alleged financial irregularities in the BRT Peshawar project. The court stopped FIA to probe into mega project scam.