Traders hail PHC order to probe BRT

Updated December 09, 2019

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The United Business Group, a group of businessmen, has hailed the Peshawar High Court’s verdict, directing the FIA to conduct probe into the alleged corruption in the BRT project within 45 days. — Abdul Majeed Goraya/File
The United Business Group, a group of businessmen, has hailed the Peshawar High Court’s verdict, directing the FIA to conduct probe into the alleged corruption in the BRT project within 45 days. — Abdul Majeed Goraya/File

PESHAWAR: The United Business Group, a group of businessmen, has hailed the Peshawar High Court’s verdict, directing the FIA to conduct probe into the alleged corruption in the BRT project within 45 days.

The group’s leader and former senator, Ilyas Ahmad Bilour,while talking to mediapersons here on Sunday, said the people of Peshawar, particularly the business community, had suffered heavily due to the BRT project, but added that the high court would hopefully provide them with justice.

Mr Bilour alleged that the PTI government had ruined the Peshawar city by launching the project, and said it would take decades to restore the city’s past beauty.

The businessman said the government’s move to challenge the decision of the high court in the Supreme Court had proved that it was in a bid to hide its failures and corruption.

“If there is no corruption in the project then why the government is going to the apex court against the PHC verdict,” he said and added that the bus project had caused serious traffic issues in the city and made the business community mentally sick.

Ilyas Bilour demanded immediate action against all those responsible for delay in completion of the project.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2019