KOHAT, Sept 21: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to sell 58,225 acres of land in Jarma area of Kohat to its present occupants living illegally there since 1970 and the formal notification in this regard will be issued soon, said MPA Iqbal Din Fana while speaking at a public meeting at Jarma village here on Wednesday.
The MPA, who is also chairman of district development advisory committee, Kohat, said that he had contested the 2008 elections despite the boycott by his Jamaat-i-Islami party to resolve the problems of people of his PF-39 constituency.
He said that getting the land ownership rights for the people of Jarma was on his priority list, as the people had convinced him on contesting the polls for raising voice for their rights.
The land was first leased out by the British rulers to the local Banoori family in 1886 and then the lease was renewed several times for agriculture purpose between 1953 and 1973. However, since 1973 the lease had not been renewed by any government. Read more