AJK Govt takes notice on undue Delay in Construction of Rathoa Haryam Bridge

By: Wajahat Ahmed

Mirpur: The Azad Kashmir Government takes notice on undue delay in construction of Rathoa Haryam bridge. The Secretary Communications and works issued a show cause notice to Project Director of Rathoa Haryam Bridge and inquired about the continuous delay in completion of the project. The letter states that the Project Director was directed on 19-February-2020 to coordinate with the Secretary KA & GB to address the technical issue with regard to construction of bridge but he failed to comply with directives and no action has yet been taken. The letter further alleges the Project Director for his unprofessional attitude and inefficiency which deems appropriate to be inquired.The Secretary Works further emphasised that the undue delay should be resolved on earliest and have asked the Project Director to submit his concrete reply within 15 Days or else the project would be recommended to Accountability Bureau for inquiry. The locals have shown dissatisfaction on the action sorted and alleged it as an eyewash. They have shown reservations on the letter and stated that it seems that the Project Director is being made scapegoat and real culprits are being protected. The uprightness demands that the action must be sorted against the Works Department as it is not fault of an individual but the collective responsibility .The delay came in limelight after Civil Society led by Mr.Justice Azam Khan, Former Chief Justice Azam Khan wrote a letter to the Premier of Pakistan and protested on undue and unprecedented delay in completion of project. The overseas Kashmiris have also played their role in highlighting the issue.