Drive for evacuation of all QAU land will continue, says JAC
ISLAMABAD: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) in an emergent meeting held on the issue of encroached land of Quaidi-Azam University, Islamabad expressed profound appreciation of ongoing anti-encroachment operation on occupied QAU land by the district administration, says a Press release.
The meeting also resolved unanimously that there will be no compromise on the issue and this anti-occupation movement will continue till the last inch of encroached land is physicality restored to the university administration according to scientifically done demarcation of land by Survey of Pakistan in its report prepared in 2017.
The meeting also demanded that CDA must complete its responsibility of handing over peaceful possession of complete parcel of 1709 acres of land, including 152 acres short delivered, for which it received full price decades ago.
The meeting was also attended by Vice Chancellor Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali Shah in addition to JAC leadership including President QAU Alumni Association Sikandar Ahmed Rai, President Academic Staff Association Dr. Aqeel Bukhari, Chairman Joint Action Committee and senior lawyer Aziz Nishtar, Secretary General QAU Alumni Association Murtaza Noor and senior members of JAC, Farzana Altaf Shah, Dr Anwar Iqbal, Nassar Iqbal, Muhammad Farooq, Dr Ishtiaq, Dr Sohail, Shabbir Hussain and office-bearers of ASA QAU.
The QAU Project Director Engr. Bakht Rahman apprised the participants on the land retrieval operation by the university and district administration. It was apprised that notices have been served to all the illegal occupants for vacation of their houses on the occupied land within three days while meanwhile university is destroying illegally sown crops on its occupied land.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor QAU Prof. Dr Muhammad Ali Shah highly appreciated the selfless efforts of the leadership of JAC that mainly comprises QAU Alumni Association and Academic Staff Association. He also expressed resolve that all the possible options will be utilized for getting possession of complete parcel of land and subsequent effective utilization of evacuated land including consolidation of possession by beefed up security arrangements.
He said that University administration with coop- eration of all the stakeholders would ensure safe and conducive academic environment. He said that no compromise will be allowed on this critical lay important university asset.
The members of JAC presented various suggestions and assured their utmost cooperation to the Vice Chancellor QAU. The JAC also demanded to the federal government to announce special package for QAU to meet the annual deficit of 500 million rupees and provide further funding for improving existing facilities at top ranked federal University of Pakistan.
During the meeting, it was also decided that JAC will adopt all other measure to help the university reclaim it prized land asset and consolidate its possession with necessary marking and erection of boundary wall to allow students to live peacefully and enjoy campus life.
ISLAMABAD: Editor TLTP, Khudayar Mohla discussing a website of the country's premier law news agency with Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr.Justice Mian Saqib Nisar. - TLTP photo