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Supreme Courtroom slams NHA over horrendous situation of N-25 freeway

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  • CJP Gulzar Ahmed wonders the place the NHA funds are utilised.
  • Says NHA has change into a “corrupt institution”.
  • “NHA’s hands are filled with blood of those killed in accidents,” remarks chief justice.

Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday slammed the Nationwide Freeway Authority (NHA) for the horrendous situation that the N-25 freeway is in and requested the place the funds of the authority are utilised.

“Where are funds received by NHA utilised? Roads built by the NHA get damaged by rainwater,” remarked Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed whereas listening to a case associated to the situation of the N-25 freeway.

The chief justice mentioned that the authority has change into a “corrupt institution”, including that petrol pumps, inns and retailers have been developed on lease on freeway lands.

He additionally shared a 2018 report that acknowledged that 5,932 folks had been killed in 12,894 highway accidents that happened throughout the 12 months.

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The nation’s high decide remarked {that a} “market for corruption” has opened within the NHA whereas folks die as a result of negligence.

“NHA’s hands are filled with the blood of those killed in accidents,” remarked the chief justice.

In the meantime, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel remarked that he had acquired a report saying that within the present 12 months 36,000 folks have died in highway accidents.

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At this, NHA Director Admin Shahid Ahsan assured the bench that the situations of the roads will enhance by the tip of the 12 months.

The court docket then directed the authority to submit a report on all of the accidents and building executed on the highways.

After issuing the directives the bench adjourned the listening to of the case for an indefinite interval.

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