PESHAWAR, 26 October: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday issued notice to the provincial government seeking reply on a petition filed against Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit.

The court also directed the petitioner Maulana Amanullah Haqqani, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal leader, to explain how the project was illegal.

The orders were issued by division bench headed by Chief Justice PHC Yahya Afridi. The petitioner adopted that feasibility report of the project has not been prepared so far, adding that it would increase problems of commuters.

He said that transporters, traders and other stakeholders were not taken into confidence before inaugurating the project.

The petitioner adopted that loan taken for completion of the project would be a burden on masses and urged the court to halt work on it.