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DDF Swat: Dissension over Communal Land Royalty

Mar 13 - Mar 14

9:00AM to 4:30PM

Institute for Education and Development Bahrain, Swat

A
road is being constructed in Bahrain, which passes through a major tourist
spot. Locals fear that the road will affect beauty as well as tourism of the area.
Furthermore, there is an issue of royalty over this road. The area through
which the road passes through is the combined property of different clans. The
government has given Rs 15 to 20 million of royalty on this land, which is
disputed among these clans. Four clans like Kayoot, Butt, Basait and Narair live
in Bahrain. After earthquake, the government conducted a survey to construct a
road in Bahrain. During the era of Wali-e-Swat, there was a settlement between
elders of the area known as formula of 64. It?s a formula for the division of
royalty of shared land, which includes villages, pastures and forests
constituting from Madian till Kalam.

Locals
want to change the road track considering its design made by the government as
wrong. If the government changes the design, it will be acceptable for the locals.
As there is a dispute among themselves on the road, therefore, they have failed
to get benefit out of? the government concessions
(royalty).?

Participants
acknowledged the importance of DDF because they had never gathered before to
discuss such type of years old important issue. Through this forum, the
participants realized that no matter how old or complicated the issue is. They
also realized that if they sit together to discuss the issue, it will move
towards solution.

As per the
cooperative action plan, the stakeholders took the responsibility to organize a
Grand Jirga comprising people of good repute of the area to have a further
dialogue so as to solve the issue.

List Of Participants:


Name? Designation
Khan Saeed Convenor Maslehti
Jirga
Abdul Jaleel Convenor Swat
Kohistan Qaumi Jirga
Bakht Baland PTI
Shah Wazeer
Khan
PTI
Zubair Torwali Executive Director
Institute for Education and Development
Zia ur Rehman Member Institute for
Education and Development
Asghar Khan Producer Radio
Pakistan
Bahra Mand Member Institute for
Education and Development
Mandaar Khan President Jungle
Committee
Shair Bahadur landlord
Akbar Khan landlord
Atta ur Rehman Khateeb Jamia Madina
Masjid
Haji Abdul
Kareem
Social Worker
Muambar Khan Trader, Social Worker
Malik Muhammad
Ali
Social Worker
Malik Kareem
Jan
Lawyer
Aftab Khan Member Institute for
Education and Development
Ejaz Ahmad Social Worker
Malik Sawab
Khan
Social Worker
Muhammad Zahir
Shah
Deputy Ranger Officer
Salahuddin
Khan
Social Worker
Irfan Khan Computer Operator
Assistant Commissioner Office
Shahid Khan Additional Assistant
Commissoner
Shahzad Gul youth
Nadeem Khan youth
Muhammad Qasim youth
Muhammad Amin Social Worker
Nawaz Ali political and social
worker?