CJP takes notice of encroachments on Kalash land

Hearing to take place on October 17

Our Correspondent October 11, 2018
Hearing to take place on October 17. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJP) Saqib Nisar on Thursday took notice of illegal encroachments occupying the properties of the Kalash tribe.

A hearing regarding the matter will be held on October 17.

The advcocate general Islamabad, chief secretary Khyber Pakhutnkhwa (KPK), inspector general police K-P and the deputy commissioner Chitral have been served notices to appear at the hearing.

The top judge took notice of the issue on a petition filed by Kalash tribesmen, which stated that they have "occupied the property since medieval times, and have a population of approximately 300 people."

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"The Kalash tribe occupies common pasture and some lands," the petition stated, adding that "Maqsoodul Mulk wants to snatch the property belonging to the Kalash tribe".

Previously, a petition was also been filed at the Peshawar High Court (PHC).

Pakistan’s smallest religious minority, the Kalash speak their own language and celebrate their religion through music and dance.





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