Residents of Morder demands to rehabilitate in
CHITRAL : The residents of Morder village of
upper Chitral have demanded of the government to remove their
reservations before launching the housing scheme in Kagh Lusht
otherwise, they will resist the project.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, the elites of the
village, Mir Ayub Khan, Zafar Ali Khan, Mir Gulab, Abdul Ghafar and
others said that the plateau of Kagh Lusht was the grazing land of
many villages including Morder and while making intervention in it,
their rights and interests should be taken care of.
They said that out of the seven villages adjacent to the plateau,
the village of Morder was already hit by a number of natural
disasters including landslide, erosion, water logging to which they
lost more than half of their cultivable land during the past four
decades while the flash flood of the last year rendered the
situation more worse than ever.
They lamented that the residents of Morder had approached the
government in 1995 for allotment of land on lease in Kagh Lusht
plateau and their application was pending with the board of revenue
which the present government should consider on compassionate
grounds keeping in view their plight.
“We are totally homeless as we have lost our land to the flash
flood and other natural disasters on one side, our source of
irrigation water has also been destroyed by the colossal scale of
avalanche that hit the pasture where the stream had its origin”,
They said that in the existing situation, they had no option but to
rehabilitate themselves in Kagh Lusht but the announcement of the
provincial government to launch housing scheme there has filled the
residents of Morder with anxiety and fear.