MANSEHRA: The jirga
of Harban tribe of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Thor tribe of Gilgit-Baltistan has
settled the boundary dispute between the two sides as the process of
demarcation will be started next week.
“As the demarcation of share of each tribe in the disputed
territory will be carried out on May 23 and decision taken in this regard will
also be announced on the occasion,” Assadullah Qureshi, the chairman of action
committee, announced during the jirga.
The jirga, which concluded after three days of sitting
with the final note of peace and tranquility between both tribes, settled
almost all important issues that caused tension between them including
ownership of land at boundary between Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
for the last many decades.
“If we can settle our issues peacefully as we have
done now here at the jirga then nobody can create conflict between us in
future,” said Mr Qureshi.
He said that once they would sign an agreement
regarding the ownership of the disputed land on May 23, then lasting peace and
tranquility would prevail in the boundary area where Frontier Constabulary was
deputed since 2014 after killing of four people in exchange of fire between the
Dilbar Jan, who led Thor tribe at the jirga,
expressed the same sentiments and said that there were differences between the
tribes over many issues but the jirga settled them in such a way that both the
tribes accepted the decision.
“We would follow the same way in future too so that
nobody can create rift between both the tribes,” said Mr Jan.
Fazl-i-Khaliq, the deputy commissioner of Kohistan,
said that as both the tribes agreed to maintain peace and tranquility between
them so it was a great breakthrough.
“We would take decree of the jirga to our official
committee having five officials each from GB and KP then final strategy can be
evolved,” he said.
Mr Khaliq said that mega development projects like
Diamer-Bhasha dam could be executed once peace prevailed at the 8 kilometres
“Peace is guarantee for future of mega projects
particularly of hydropower power projects in Kohistan and the gesture showed by
both tribes might bring prosperity to both the sides,” he added. Dawn