PESHAWAR: Expressing grave concern over allotment of illegal lease of minerals to a local person, members of Haji Khel tribe of Kurram tribal district on Tuesday alleged the deputy commissioner of misusing his powers and getting huge amount in return of lease.
Angry tribesmen of central Kurram while holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against the deputy commissioner of Kurram tribal district by staging a protest demonstration in front of Peshawar press club. They chanted slogans against deputy commissioner Baseer Wazir and castigated his alleged role in the whole process of allotment of lease of minerals.
Leading the protestors, Muhammad Abdullah Jan, who was accompanied by Engineer Ubaid Khan, Amanullah, Abdul Wahab, Noor Muhammad and others, saying the alleged DC has unlawfully allotted lease of minerals to a local person who is said to be a contentious person. He accused that deputy commissioner was directly involved in receiving handsome amount in return of minerals lease and that he was misusing his powers in this particular case.
“The allotment of minerals lease is tantamount to creating dispute in the area which will certainly cause damage to tribes living in central Kurram” he argued. The alleged deputy commissioner, he said was creating chaos in the district. He claimed that district administration has arrested tribesmen of concerned tribe which is an obvious violation of law in newly merged districts.
Tribal elders asked governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, chief minister and other concerned quarters to instantly remove the alleged DC and take action against him for his misuse of power and allotment of illegal lease to a person whose role in the area is dubious.