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Courts are up and running in KP’s merged districts

March 11, 2019
 
The proceedings for 15 cases started in makeshift court facilities today



The newly-established courts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s merged districts heard their first case on Monday.

Previously, the Frontier Crimes Regulation system was followed in the districts, formerly known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.



The proceedings for 15 cases started in makeshift court facilities arranged across the district.

The first case heard was a petition filed by a student, Nadir, on not receiving his college registration certificate. The court issued a notice to the principal of the Government Degree College in Khyber district and sought a reply from him by Thursday.

Related: Policing responsibility in the merged districts given to Levies and Khasadar forces

Last week, the home and tribal affairs department issued a notification announcing that 25 police stations would be built in the merged districts for the first time.

In Bajaur district, police stations will be built in Khar and Nawagai. Lower Mohmand, Upper Mohmand, and Baizai will get police stations in the Mohmand district. There will be two police stations in Khyber district -- one will be in Landi Kotal and the other in Bara. Orakzai will have police stations in Lower Orakzai and Upper Orakzai.

Stations will be set up in upper, lower and central Kurram too. In Kohat, people can go to stations in Dara Adam Khel and Bannu.

On February 7, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government decided to give policing responsibilities in the merged districts to the Khasadar and Levies forces.

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