Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) while rejecting a report of the NHA on the condition of the N-25 Highway (RCD Highway) has summoned a report about repair of the highways.
According to details, a three-member bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed conducted the hearing.
During proceedings, the court also summoned report from the National Highway Authority (NHA) about road accidents across the country.
CJL Gulzar questioned the spending of funds by the highways authority and expressed his disappointment over the performance of the NHA.
“The authority has failed with substandard work on roads amid corrupt practices,” the chief justice remarked adding that 5932 people were killed in 12,894 road accidents in the country in 2018.
Justice Mazhar Alam said that 36,000 people lost their lives in road accidents in the following year.
Following the conclusion of arguments, court adjourned hearing for an indefinite period.