K-P govt extends land laws to FATA districts post merger

Board further extends revenue powers to all administrative officials in merged tribal districts


Mureeb Mohammad March 01, 2019
The National Assembly has passed the 31st Amendment Bill 2017, approving FATA's merger with K-P. PHOTO: FILE

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government on Friday extended land laws to erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) districts, said a notification issued by the provincial Board of Revenue.

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In a separate notification, the board further extended revenue powers to all administrative officials in merged tribal districts.

In a first, this notification will enable administrative officers to collect land revenue and tribesmen to challenge their land disputes in courts under the K-P government's tenancy act.

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Following the notification, district commissioners, tehsildars and additional district commissioners have been empowered as district collectors, sub-divisional and tehsil collectors.

Previously FATA had no official land records except for the Kurram district. Land has been distributed as per the tribal system whereby land is allocated to entire tribes instead of individuals.

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