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Mardan: Deceitful notices render Christian families homeless


Christian families rendered homeless by reason of deceitful orders issued by the Cantonment Board. About ten to fifteen families of Christians were forced to vacate their houses followed by two notices issued by the Cantonment Board.

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In line with details, the Cantonment Board in its first notice had maintained that the Christians must vacate the houses because the land was on fault line and there was danger of an eminent earthquake. The Board had claimed that the house must be vacated on urgent basis, as the buildings were not able to withstand jolts.

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Later on, the Christian families received another notice claiming that the dues were not paid. The Board had warned that in case the dues were not paid, occupants had to vacate the houses otherwise. The dues payable to the Cantonment Board, totaled to about ten to twelve thousand Rupees. Following the second warning notice, Christians decided to pay the dues, however they were bared form submitting the payable dues.

The victims claimed that the concerned authorities did not accept the payment they had tried to submit. Consequently, around fifteen to ten Christian families were forced to vacate their houses. Victimized families whined that police forced them out of their houses. They said that police threw their belonging out of their houses.