PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa directorate of archaeology and also galleries on Tuesday took the ownership of ancestral residences of Bollywood tales Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar inside the walled city of provincial capital.
The advancement followed the deputy commissioner of Peshawar provided an alert of the transfer of the possession of both residential or commercial properties located in the old city to the archeology department during the day.
The provincial government had announced in Sept last year that it would certainly acquire both homes and transform them into galleries after reconstruction.
Director (archaeology) Dr Abdul Samad told Dawn that the directorate took possession of both homes from their existing owners after their possession was moved to the provincial federal government.
Official states both residential or commercial properties will be restored, restored
“Now, both houses are formally the homes of the directorate of archaeology,” he stated.
Dr Samad claimed the belongings was taken complying with all lawful treatments.
He stated the directorate would start repair as well as rehab of both severely damaged properties before transforming them right into museums.
The supervisor claimed the directorate would additionally call participants of both families about reconstruction.
He claimed the reconstruction of both residential or commercial properties and their succeeding turning into museums was targeted at bring back Peshawar city’s relate to Bollywood.
Dr Samad said the directorate had actually additionally paid the figured out cost of both proprieties to the DC Peshawar for more payment to the proprietors.
Previously in the day, the DC issued 2 notices of the transfer of the ownership of both properties to the directorate of archaeology under the colonial age obligatory building acquisition law.
Under the award, Raj Kapoor’s haveli in Dhaki Dalgaran area was valued at Rs11.5 million and Dilip Kumar’s genealogical residence in Mohallah Khudad at Rs7.2 million.
Both residential or commercial properties have been valued at Rs1.5 million per marla.
The notices stated both houses would vest in the name of the directorate of archaeology ‘without all encumbrances’.
The rural federal government has actually long been eyeing the acquisition of both residential or commercial properties situated in Mohallah Khudad and Dhaki Dalgaran area beside historic Qissa Khwani Exposition.
In 2016, Raj Kapoor’s ancestral residence was badly damaged by its present owner during demolition, which came to a halt as a result of the intervention of the archaeology directorate. Nevertheless, the workout destroyed the top part of your home as well as severely damaged remainder of it.
Also, the Awami National Party government had actually attempted to get Dilip Kumar’s ancestral residence for preservation throughout its period in 2018-13. Nevertheless, the rate disagreement interfered with the quote resulting in lawsuits throughout the last Pervez Khattak-led government.
In Oct 2015, the provincial federal government had actually informed the Peshawar High Court that it had actually gone down the strategy of acquiring the house but proclaimed it a secured antiquity stopping the proprietor from refurbishing it or making changes to it.