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FIA seeks more time to probe Peshawar BRT

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Tuesday decided to seek more time from the Peshawar High Court (PHC) to complete its probe into the Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The 45-day deadline set by the PHC for the completion of the inquiry expired on Tuesday.

In its investigation done so far, the FIA has recorded statements of officials of the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA), local bodies and others. However, some of the departments refrained from offering technical support in the probe, sources said.

On November, 14, the PHC had handed down the judgement on BRT Peshawar and directed the FIA to probe the project and submit its report within 45 days.

In October last year, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had announced a new date for the completion of the BRT project.

The provincial government admitted its mistake for making another delay in the functionalization of the BRT project. The project would now be completed by the end of 2020, said KP Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai.



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