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Dir lawyers seek action against graveyard grabbers.

TIMERGARA -- The former president of the district bar Timergara and senior pleader Hazrat Reman and Tehsil Bar Lal Qila President Iqbal ur Rehman on Tuesday appealed to the chief justice of Peshawar High court to take suo moto action against the land grabbers of various graveyards in Dir Lower.

In a joint statement issued by the lawyers they said the Dir Lower administration had removed all kinds of encroachments made by people on the lands of graveyards at Balambat, Mian Banda and Timergara after the Peshawar High Court had issued orders in this regard. They said the Honourable High Court had directed the administration of all districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to remove encroachments from graveyards. They said the Dir Lower administration also launched an operation on the court\'s directives and dismantled kiosks, cabins and other structures erected by land grabbers on graveyards. The two lawyers said that after some time, people again started occupying the land of graveyards at Balambat, Mian banda and Timergara.

They said that the centuries old graveyard of Balambat was being used for vehicles\' stand while some people had started to set up businesses on the land of graveyards. They complained that the Dir Lower administration had kept criminal silence on the matter. They appealed to the chief justice of the Peshawar High Court to take Suo Moto action against the graveyard land grabbers in dir Lower. The deputy commissioner Dir Lower Irfanullah Wazir told this reporter on contact that no one would be allowed to capture the land of graveyard. He said that he was not aware of the graveyard land seizure and would look into the matter within the next two days.

Residents demand teaching staff: The parents of girl students hailing from Danda Rabat on Tuesday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and high ups of the education department to appoint teaching staff at the lone girls\' primary school in their villages. Talking to local journalists the villagers complained that the government girls\' primary school Danda rabat was being run by a single teacher.

They said that it was difficult for a single teacher to handle five classes on daily basis. The villagers said that the school was established 20 years ago but had not been up-graded so far. They said the villagers had requested the district education officer Dir Lower and authorities of the independent monitoring unit to increase staff at the school but to no avail. The villagers also threatened to bring women and children on the roads if their demand was not met.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Sep 16, 2015
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