Meeting regarding resolving the issue of a controversial/disputed land in the vicinity of Malam Jabba Tourist Resort between Swat Forest Division and KP Tourism Corporation lessee; M/s SAMSONS Group of Companies. The meeting was chaired by the DC Swat, Managing Director of the M/s SAMSONS Group of Companies and Conservator of Forest Malakand Range and their concerned staff were also present.
Difference of opinion arose between the Forest Department and the lessee as to the meaning of access rights on the land.
Deputy Commissioner Swat listened both the parties and issued the following instructions to the concerned:
1. Field verification of the questioned Khasra Numbers pointed out by the Lessee M/s SAMSONS Group is required to be carried out by the Add: Assistant Commissioner Charbagh along with his field staff.
2. Elders of the area (Masharan aged more than 60) preferably ex Patwaris or Police personnels be interrogated about the traditional use of the questioned land.
3. DFO Concerned was directed to provide a written statement on the basis of the deed, that whether the land on which Tourists Resort was established by the KP Tourism corporation was ever part of their working Plan till 1979 and what was the status of land prior to 1979.