Gilgit - Baltistan

Grand Jirga to resolve Diamer-Bhasha border dispute

PT Report 

Chilas, December 11 (Tr): The district administrations of Diamer and Kohistan have decided to form a representative grand Jirga to resolve the border dispute that has emerged as a burning issue during the last several moths. The Jirga will comprise of political, social and religious leaders.

Both, Diamer and Kohistan, claim ownership of an eight kilometer long patch of land located in the region where the Diamer-Bhasha dam is being constructed.

The decision was taken today at a meeting attended by Deputy Commissioner of Diamer, Ajmal Bhatti, and DCO Kohistan Ahmad Shah. Also present among others were SP Diamer and DPO Kohistan.

The Jirga will review historical documents and attempt to resolve the ownership dispute, besides making suggestions for demarcating the border between the two neighboring districts. The Jirga is expected to meet before the 18th of December.

A Commission formed earlier for resolving the dispute has failed to make any impact due to which the relationship between the two district has deteriorated, creating law and order situation more than once.

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