Tribesmen paid rent of houses being used by troopsArchive
KHAR: The Bajaur political administration on Saturday distributed cheques among the people of Mamond tehsil as rent of their houses which have been in use by the security forces for last five years.
The cheques were distributed by assistant political agent, Nawagi subdivision Mohammad Fayaz Khan Sherpao, at a ceremony here.
Elders of Mamond tribe, members of peace committees and administration officials were in attendance.
At least 107 house owners got cheques of over Rs9 million.
On the occasion, Mr Sherpao said the administration was aware about the difficulties of the people of militancy affected areas and was determined to continue financial assistance to them.
He praised the local people for supporting the government in restoration of peace in the agency, and asked them to continue to do so in their respective areas.
On the occasion, the house owners thanked the administration for compensating them, as they said they had been facing financial problems because of nonpayment of rent.
Later, talking to reporters, Fayaz Sherpao said that the compensation amount had been provided by the federal government to pay two years (2010 to 2012) rent to tribesmen.
He said that 77 house owners of Khar had already been paid Rs6.1 million in respect of house rent, adding that residents of other areas would also be covered under the scheme.
He said that lists of house owners in other localities had been finalised and the process of payment of compensation would be started after the federal government disbursed the amount.
Published in Dawn, April 26th, 2015
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