Islamabad: The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) joint action committee has asked that the university land be demarcated and encroachments removed. The group, which includes alumni, academic staff, and workers, said in a news statement that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) purchased 1,709 acres, four kanals, and 12 marlas for the institution in 1967-72.
The CDA gave the site to the university after full payment, according to the committee, however control of the unoccupied area was not granted and no on-ground delineation was done.
As a result, the institution has acquired a number of unlawful residents, including nine communities that span 298 acres on campus. Furthermore, according to a survey of Pakistan study from 2017, there was a 152-acre gap in the university’s property. A total deficit of 298+152 acres remains.
“The university has sought on-ground delineation, vacant ownership of the university land, removal of all unlawful occupants/encroachers, and completion of its inadequate land a number of times, but no constructive action has been done so far,” according to the press statement.
It asked the competent authorities to order the concerned quarters to reclaim the occupied/encroached land (298 acres) and the CDA to fulfil the 152-acre deficit in the university’s allotted land.