Okay-P informed to finish rebuilding of quake-hit colleges


The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (Okay-P) authorities to finish development of all earthquake-affected colleges in six months and submit report.

A 3-member bench comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the suo motu motion concerning dilapidated situation of presidency colleges in Okay-P.

During the course of proceedings, the court docket additionally directed the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) chairman to look in particular person on the subsequent listening to.

The Okay-P authorities lawyer argued that development of 244 earthquake-affected colleges had been accomplished.

He stated that 70 per cent development of all earthquake-affected colleges was accomplished, including that the Supreme Court had given time for development of earthquake-affected colleges in Okay-P in August this yr.

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He stated that development work within the northern districts of Okay-P was utterly closed as a result of winter.

Meanwhile, Justice Ahsan requested the lawyer to present a deadline as to when all the colleges could be accomplished and totally operational. The lawyer pleaded the court docket to grant two-month time after March 2022 to finish the development of colleges.

Chief Justice Gulzar remarked that if the completion report of development of colleges affected by the earthquake was not submitted after six months, there could be contempt of court docket proceedings.

The listening to of the case was adjourned for six months.