KP govt decides to acquire Tosha Khana case judge’s house in Swat 

By: 24 News      Published: 04:02 PM, 3 Dec, 2021
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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has started the procedure to acquire the ancestral house of Islamabad High Court Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb in Swat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

There is likelihood that the KP government might convert the IHC judge’s ancestral house into a museum as it has written a letter to the deputy commissioner land acquisition collector of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum to take possession of the house

It is pertinent to mention here that Justice Aurangzeb is currently part of the IHC bench which is hearing the Tosha Khana case against the cabinet division which is withholding public information regarding details of foreign gifts given to Prime Minister Imran Khan in violation of the order of Pakistan Information Commission. 

In its letter to the deputy commissioner land acquisition collector, the KP government said that the Swat Wali (leader) led his whole life in the service of local people. He constructed schools in Swat to open up minds of the people, built hospitals and roads. 

The letter said his residence is an important heritage site and if we safeguard this place, it might play an important role in the promotion of tourism in the area. Through this building, the history of other heritage sites in Swat could also be promoted. 

It urged the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum to promptly acquire the residence under Section 4 of the Land Requisition Act, 1894.

 Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani