Swift Action Demanded Against Land Grabbers


Swift action demanded against land grabbers

ISLAMABAD, Jan 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : A briefing on illegal occupation of Quaid-i-Azam University's (QAU) land organized by the Department of Physics was held Tuesday with an aim to create awareness about current developments, future prospects and possible solutions of the illegal occupation of the issue.

While addressing the students and faculty about the historical background of the issue, Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy said it was not the first attempt to grab QAU's land, said a news release. He said Capital Development Authority (CDA) should deal its long-standing issues with villagers and start an immediate action against land grabbers.

He said a long term comprehensive campaign against the illegal occupation of the university land could be fruitful. Dr. Hoodbhoy said though a few political parties had condemned the illegal occupation but mere condemnation was not enough.

They must come forward and join QAU stance against land grabbers. Dr. Ishtiaq Ali, President Academic Staff Association (ASA), QAU, in his address demanded a swift action against land grabbers.

He said university faculty, staff, students and alumni were on same page to fight against illegal occupation of Quaid-i-Azam University land. Earlier, Directorate of works, QAU, also briefed the students and answered questions regarding the illegal encroachments including the house of a former senator which was allegedly on the university campus.

Dr. Jamil Aslam, Sectary, ASA, QAU, said a large chunk of university land was under adverse occupation and instead of academic blocks there were encroachments on the campus. He said the government should solve this issue on priority otherwise there would be no other option but to stage protests against illegal occupation.

President and Secretary Academic Staff Association, QAU, lauded the efforts and cooperation of Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy for saving the University land. A large number of students faculty and staff attended the briefing.