PM orders Bara Kahu flyover collapse inquiry

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Friday taking note of the collapse of the under-construction flyover at Bara Kahu formed a committee to inquire into the incident.

The inquiry committee headed by former Interior Secretary Shahid Khan will examine every aspect of the incident that occurred on Thursday. The committee was directed to prepare an inquiry report on an emergency basis and submit it to the prime minister. PM Sharif said that no negligence would be tolerated in the construction of the Bara Kahu flyover project. Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Privatisation Abid Hussain Bhayo called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and discussed overall political situation in the country.

The matters related to the Privatisation Division were also discussed, the PM Office said in a statement. Separately, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday affirmed the fraternal relations between Pakistan and Qatar in diverse fields, based on common values and aspirations for future. The prime minister expressed these views in a meeting with Qatar’s ambassador Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman bin Faisal Al Thani, who briefed him on various activities undertaken to enhance the brotherly relations between the two countries. Shehbaz Sharif acknowledged the mutual commitment of both sides to translate the deep-rooted relations into mutually rewarding economic ties.

He thanked Qatar for its humanitarian support to people of Pakistan in the aftermath of unprecedented floods in 2022. He stressed the importance of further enhancing bilateral cooperation in all avenues of mutual interest and benefit. Qatari Ambassador thanked the prime minister for his stewardship in furthering the brotherly bilateral relations and assured reciprocity and support from the Qatari side in this regard.

Qatar hosts around 250,000 Pakistani diaspora, playing an important role in the development of both the nations. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Qatar. Both sides are committed to celebrating this anniversary in a befitting manner. app