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Damage assessment survey starts in Bara today

LANDI KOTAL: The survey of damaged houses would begin on Monday (today) in Baz Garha Kamarkhel area of Bara, of ficials said.

They said that a six-member survey team was formed in consultation with Kamarkhel Qaumi Sareshtha (council of elders). Political Tehsildar Ghuncha Gul will head the committee.

Mohammad Arif, the assistant political agent of Bara, has instructed the newly formed team to conduct the survey impartially and carefully examine the damage caused to personal properties in Baz Garha area during the time of militancy and report it to the authorities concerned.

Although officials insist that the survey team has been constituted in consultations with local elders, some of the Kamarkhel elders have openly objected to inclusion of an official of communication and works department in the team.

They blame the official for his involvement in corruption during previous surveys in Bara.

The elders have demanded of the Khyber Agency political administration to include another honest of ficial of the said department in the team instead of him. Correspondent