Local Khasadar personnel have criticized their officials for the alleged favouritism and bribery at Landikotal. The officials of the Landikotal based political administration have appointed non-local officials of the Khasadar Force and their personnel at Torkham and Michni check posts to let them earn money illegally and unfairly, the local based Khasadar Force’s personnel alleged their officials. The officials of the political administration have shares with the ones who are appointed at Torkham and Michni check posts, which is not a fair deed, the victims and aggrieved Khasadars objected on the condition of anonymity to avoid further wrath of the officials.
The local based Khasadar Force personnel at Landikotal complained that officials of the political administration have appointed Khasadars, hailing from Jamrud, Bara and Malagori, at the privileged and profitable check posts of Torkham and Michni at Landikotal so that they could fleece the transporters and local people to earn both for themselves and the officials. If the non- local Khasadars and their subedars are interested to serve in Landikotal, they should be posted at Landikotal grid station, College, Hawalat, bazaar and by pass so that the local people could also observe their zeal, zest and honesty to work at the financially barren points, the local Khasadars suggested.
The Bara, Jamrud and Malagori based Khasadar Force personnel have never been willing to allow Landikotal based personnel to be posted at Begyari, Takhta Bag, Parang Sam or at any other profitable post at Malagori, Khasadars, belonging to Landikotal, observed and said then why they should welcome the non-locals just to come, loot and plunder the money over here. Our officials are not honest and sincere enough to serve the local community and their subordinates rather they are interested to somehow increase their balance on daily and weekly basis, however, the high ups are blind to notice this widespread corruption and favouritism on behalf of the local political administration, Khasadars themselves regretted, saying the poor local khasadar personnel were performing their duties and obligations day night in a very unfriendly atmosphere, which results in benefiting the officials such as APA Landikotal, Tehsildars Landikotal and Torkham.
Now the Khasadar Force has become a tout force, which is basically not a regular force of the government rather it is a privileged force for the tribal areas to facilitate the tribesmen financially and to secure the local law and order situation, some well updated personnel informed. The officials and the clerical staff have joined hands to fleece the transporters, businessmen, traders and local vendors etc for their personal gains through these Khasadar Force personnel at various check posts, they added.
PA Khyber and APA Landikotal were also contacted to seek their comments in this regard but they could not respond. Tehsildar Landikotal Abdul Nabi assured that action would be taken against the non- local khasadars if found at any check posts except the Torkham where its own Tehsildar was all in all. Tehsildar Landikotal did not oppose the criticism raised by some Khasadar Force personnel at Torkham and Michni check posts.