QAU land: Joint Action Committee wants eviction drive to continue

Staff demands government ensures sanctity of the varsity

Our Correspondent January 25, 2019

ISLAMABAD: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) on the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) on Thursday resolved to continue their struggle to protect the legitimate rights of the varsity.

The committee comprising QAU Alumni Association, Academic Staff Association and officers and staff also demanded that the government ensure the sanctity of the varsity which has been violated over last few years due to the illegal occupation of more than 298 acres of its land.

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During the meeting, it was disclosed that an area of 1,709 acres, four kanals and 12 marlas, was acquired by Capital Development Authority (CDA) in 1967-72 for the university.

A report of Survey of Pakistan (SOP) from September 29, 2017, indicated that land inside the boundary of the university was 1,557.12 acres against the allocation of 1,709 acres, a shortfall of 152 acres.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 25th, 2019.


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