Number of fatal land disputes on the rise in Kurram.


ISLAMABAD -- Fears surround newly formed Kurram district as the number of fatal land disputes in the district is increasing day by day despite swift actions of the police.

According to the locals of the Kurram district, the increasing number of land disputes is nothing more than a headache for the common people and also for the district administration as non of the citizens bother to approach any authority concerned in case of any rift with opposite party on land.

While talking to The Nation, a social activist Syed Muhammad from Para Chinar, said that it is a fact that the FATA-KP merger has brought many changes in the social and justice system of the tribal region but there are many other issues which are yet to be resolved despite the presence of courts and police in the district.

He said that land disputes in the Kurram district were increasing with every passing day and the authorities concerned were doing their best but the lazy response of the elected members and poor coordination between the masses and elected representatives has made the issue more alarming.

Meanwhile, many other elders and social rights activists have also raised questions over the silence and non-interference of the elected members in resolving the disputes.

It is important to mention here that Kurram district is one of the tribal areas famous for intra-tribal clashes and land disputes. According to unconfirmed statistics, a total of 29 people have lost their lives in the district over the land disputes since the merger of KP-FATA and still people are paying no heed...

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