Chitral -- An all parties’ conference on the
implementation of Adal (justice) Regulation Ordinance in
Malakand was organized by District Bar Association here.
The conference was sponsored by Human Rights Foundation Chitral.
Representatives from all political, religious parties, different
associations and civil society organizations as well as elites
of the area attended the conference. The conference was presided
over by Khurshid Hussain Mughal, President District Bar
The stakeholders expressed their great concern over
establishment of Darul Darulqaza at Fizagat, Swat, because they
said it was not easily accessible for Chitrali people.
They demanded that the Darulqaza should be shifted to Temergara.
According to a notification of 1975, all forest, desert land,
pastures and mountains were estate property and these cases can
be decided by District Officer Revenue and Estate which can be
challenged only before Additional Commissioner at Swat.
The affected parties can submit their appeals to the Additional
Commissioner at Swat which is also difficult for Chitrali people
and they demanded for setting up of a camp office of ACC at
Chitral to hear and decide revenue cases.
Majority of Chitrali people depend on government services but
service matter cases are taken up at Service Tribunal in
Peshawar. The speakers also demanded establishment of a service
tribunal camp office in Chitral.
They criticized extension of anti-terrorism act to Chitral which
is very peaceful area and such cases can only be heard and
decided at Swat.
They demanded delegation of power to District and Sessions Judge
Chitral to decide anti-terrorism cases. The stakeholders also
demanded establishment of a High Court camp office at Chitral.
They criticized higher education department and elected
representatives of Chitral for their failure in opening a campus
of Shringal or Abdul Wali Khan University in Chitral.
The speakers criticized the local police for misusing the
anti-terrorism act and using it on political pressure..--(GH
Farooqi, 09 Oct 10)
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