Chitralis demand revisiting the land settlement process

Chitral: A meeting of the heads of political parties, civil society elite and Lawyers forum, have expressed strong reservations regarding the ongoing land settlement process governed by the 1975 notification.

They said the 1975 notification was unfair and it was going to be challenged in the court of law by the affected people, therefore the finalization of land settlement according the disputed notification should be put in abeyance for the next two years at least so that in the meantime the issue can be thrashed out and clarified in appropriate forums.

It may be noted that according to the 1975 notification all pastures and riverbeds hitherto in possession of individuals or communities were declared as state land, which the individuals consider unfair, arbitrary and done in haste with a stroke of pen. .. CN report, 30 Mar 2019

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