Petition filed in PHC seeking eviction of FC from Bara fort

Fort Saloop was built on a 128-kanal piece of land in 2005

Yasir Ali January 30, 2019
Peshawar High Court. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday admitted for hearing a petition seeking the eviction of Frontier Constabulary from a fort in the Bara tehsil of Khyber tribal district.

The petition was filed by Raza Khan Malikdinkhel through his attorney Muhim Afridi before a two-judge bench of the PHC, headed by Chief Justice Waqar Ahmed Saith and comprising Justice Ayub Khan.

Fort Saloop was built on a 128-kanal piece of land in the Sur Dhand area of Bara in 2005 before the launch of a series of security operations against militants in the erstwhile Khyber Agency.

The petitioner, who claims to be owner of the land, contended that he has not been compensated for his property till date. He claimed that Fort Saloop had been built on his property without his permission.

Advocate Afridi claimed that his client had approached senior officials, including the deputy commissioner of Khyber, umpteen times, but nobody helped him.

After hearing the preliminary arguments of the petitioner, the two-judge bench admitted the petition for hearing and issued notices to the Fort Saloop commander and the deputy commissioner Khyber to explain the situation before the court.

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