Islamabad - The newly constructed building of a boys college was inaugurated yesterday without completion of its boundary wall, as a portion of its land is encroached upon by a local landlord.

Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD), Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhary inaugurated the newly constructed building of Islamabad Model College for Boys, Sihala, Islamabad.

According to original plan, the new building of the college was to be completed in 2010 but it was completed in 2013 due to red tapism.

However, classes could not be started in the new building because the boundary wall of the college was not completed due to illegal occupation on the college land. Chaudhary inaugurated the new building of the college yesterday directing the Capital Development Authority (CDA) officials present on the occasion to get vacated the college land and construct boundary wall within one month’s time.

Principal of the college, Prof Mohammad Ali Siddiqui speaking on the occasion pointed out missing facilities and showed concern over lack of boundary wall.

The classes are already taking place in a small building and apparently it seems the academic activities in the new building will start in the new academic session after March.

A girls’ college in Bara Kahu faces the same predicament as its land is under contention after being encroached upon by some locals. The front boundary wall of this college also remains incomplete due to a land dispute.

Yesterday while speaking on the occasion the minister urged the people not to occupy the government land reserved for schools and other public institutions.

He urged the local people to cooperate and do not drag such cases into courts. “It leads to sheer waste of precious time in useless litigation. Otherwise law of the land is there to take its own course of action,” he said.

The minister said that no nation could progress without imparting quality education to its younger generations. Talking about the Prime Minister’s Education Reforms Programme he said, “We are not upgrading buildings and infrastructure only but provision of quality of education in conducive environment is our primary aim.”

The minister also announced that two new universities, one each for women and men, will be established in rural areas of Islamabad. The minister made it clear that officials will have to shun lethargic attitude. He said that delay in any development project, whether it is of health, education or road, will not be tolerated. Those who found to be responsible would be penalised, the minister warned.