FIA kicks off investigation into BRT


Staff Reporter


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has announced it will cooperate with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in probe into the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Peshawar, a mega project initiated by the former PTI KP government led by Pervez Khattak.
“We have no plans to halt the inquiry, the government neither has any plan to move to the Supreme Court over the matter. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government spokesperson Ajmal Wazir said on Thursday.
He said the stance of the provincial government was not properly listened by the Peshawar High Court. On November, 14, the PHC, it may be recalled, had handed down the judgment on BRT and directed the FIA to probe the Project and submit the report within 45 days. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government, in the month of October, had announced new date for the completion of Peshawar’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.
The provincial government admitted its mistake for making another delay in the functionalization of BRT project. Though KP’s Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai had some times back announced the project would now be completed by the end of 2019, yet he backtracked from his statement last month saying no specific date could be given for the completion of the project. Said Earlier, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had directed on May 12 to work day and night for completion of the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.