QAU alumni writes to Nisar for evacuation of land



ISLAMABAD: Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Alumni Association through a letter written to Federal Minister of Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has apprised about the latest situation over the issue of land grabbing and illegal encroachment of land of the university.
The letter says that luckily by the efforts of university administration and the alumni association, in creating awareness in the public and indulgence of the interior minister in the matter directing the local administration to get it vacated, has moved the issue in the right direction.
The alumni highly appreciated the personal interest of the minister in helping the university to reclaim its very valuable assets.
The current situation is that the CDA officials have started demarcation of land on Bhara Kahu side.
The letter said, “While we are glad that exercise has started. We are also apprehensive that some elements in the local administration are seemingly siding with powerful encroachers which may not take the exercise to its logical end.”
The alumni association requested the interior minister to direct the high ups in the local administration to get the exercise of demarcation concluded at its earliest.
As the next step, the local administration including CDA may kindly be directed to get the matter of illegal occupation and encroachment resolved by peaceful possession of the land to the university which is a public institution of national eminence.
The letter has been jointly written by QAU Alumni Association Secretary General Muhammad Murtaza Noor and Legal Committee Joint Action Committee Chairman, Aziz ul Haq Nishtar.
Earlier, during the meeting of Legal Committee of QAU Alumni Association which is comprised of senior alumni members and elected presidents of QAU academic staff and employees associations, it was resolved to undertake further immediate steps to get QAU land issue resolved.
The participants also resolved to protect the academic and financial autonomy and image of the top ranked the federal university of the Pakistan through collaborative efforts.
They also appreciated contributions of Quaid-i-Azam University as a proud institution of Pakistan in higher education and other related sectors.
The committee members also met Quaid-i-Azam University Vice Chancellor Dr Javed Ashraf, who appreciated the contribution of Joint Action Committee of QAU Alumni Association to protect the land of their alma mater.
During the meeting, six main decisions were made to get QAU land issue resolved through joint collaboration.