PARACHINAR- Land dispute between two tribes is taking a violent turn, and one of the tribes has left the village in protest and set up tents in the desert to press for justice by the political administration.
Addressing a press conference today, tribal elders of the affected area Malik Rehmat, Haji Mansab, Israr Hussai, Hiddayat Hussain and Manzoor Ali said that their dispute over land had been going on for last seven years with a tribe of Boshehra. During this period there had been seven armed clashes between the two tribes.
They said according to government’s record they are the owners of Musa Khan village and the tribal jirga had given its verdict in their favour. They said despite this some government functionaries were bent upon giving the land to the people who have actually migrated from Afghanistan in return for heavy payments by them. They said these people have forcibly occupied their land while the political administration officials have arrested several of their male members and put them in jail. They warned of dire consequences if their land was not vacated by the political administration it would lead to a bloody conflict.